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Weekly Fishing Report ~ December 11th – 17th

I’ll be happy to help you with that! Here’s a revised version of the text: “I had an excellent half-day fishing trip this week. The water temperature was between 61°-64°, and flyline bass was the name of the game on a few sunny days. We had some great action, releasing over 200 bass on Saturday’s…

Weekly Fishing Report ~ November 27nd – December 3rd

There is still some decent fishing going on for both half-day and three-quarter-day trips. Water temperatures are between 63°-64° with pretty decent movement. The bass action on live baits is still good to see, and the sheepshead fishing has been really fun, with some nice ones caught on shrimp and clam baits. The weather has…

Weekly Fishing Report ~ November 27th

We had a good week in November and were busy with the holiday break. During a half-day fishing trip, we caught bass, sheephead, whitefish, and some sand bass. We used the standard sinker setup for the sheephead. We also caught some calico bass when the water temperature was 62°- 64°. We had good conditions for…

Everything You Need to Know About Lobster Fishing in Dana Point

History of Lobster Fishing in Dana Point Dana Point’s lobster fishing history traces back to the early 1900s when the city was known as Capistrano Bay. Lobster fishing was a relatively small-scale operation, with local fishermen catching lobsters using basic traps made of wood and wire. However, as the demand for lobster grew, so did…

Weekly Fishing Report ~ October 22nd – 29th

Mellow week for us on the local scene, as water temperatures remained steady at 66°-68°. Bass fishing was mostly unchanged, with fish caught on the flyline, slider sinkers, and at the bottom. Some nice sheephead were caught using exotic baits like clam and shrimp, as well as other usual suspects like sculpin and whitefish, which…

Discover the Hidden Gem: San Clemente Island

Discover the Hidden Gem: San Clemente Island San Clemente Island is a beautiful and secluded destination located just 68 miles off the coast of San Diego. It is a hidden gem that is waiting to be explored by outdoor enthusiasts. The island offers a variety of activities, such as fishing, hiking, and camping, making it…

Weekly Fishing Report ~ October 9th – 15th

We had a successful week with good coverage of offshore, bass, and rockfish. Along the coast, the 1/2 day scene has been productive. Water temperatures ranged between 66°-68°, with bass action both in mid-water and on the sinker set ups. There is still some flyline action happening on days with favorable conditions. There was no…

Weekly Fishing Report ~ September 18th – 24th

We had a busy week with boats out every day Bass fishing for the 1/2 day boat remained kinda status quo with water now in the 66°-68° range.  Sinker setups reverse dropper loops and Carolina rigs fished best for the bass.  Some nice sand bass on those setups and some nice sheephead for the guys…

Weekly Fishing Report ~ September 11th – 17th

Great week across the board for us great opportunities in many areas Along the coast the water back in the 70-71° range.  Bass fishing showed some improvement with the red tide about gone.  Classic flyline fishing for the calico bass and plenty of bites coming off the rigs fishing the bottom for the sand bass,…

The Ultimate Guide to Fishing in Dana Point, CA

WHAT TO EXPECT FISHING IN DANA POINT, CA Are you planning a fishing trip to Dana Point, CA? If so, you’re in for a treat! In Orange County, Dana Point is a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts. With its beautiful coastline, abundant marine life, and various fishing options, Dana Point offers a unique and exciting…