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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…

The Ultimate Guide to Whale Watching in San Clemente California

San Clemente, California is a beautiful coastal city known for its stunning beaches, charming downtown area, and rich history. But did you know that it is also one of the best places in the world for whale watching? Every year, thousands of whales migrate through the waters off the coast of San Clemente, making it…

The Ultimate Guide to Newport Beach Whale Watching

Newport Beach, located in California, is famous for its stunning beaches, luxurious homes, and lively nightlife. However, did you know that it is also one of the world’s best places for whale watching? (2nd only to Dana Point, California—The Whale Watching Capital of the World) Every year, thousands of whales migrate through the waters off…

Unveiling the Mystery: Where Whales Sleep

Whales are some of the most fascinating creatures on the planet. These massive marine mammals have captured the imagination of humans for centuries with their majestic size and mysterious behaviors. But one question that has puzzled scientists and whale enthusiasts alike is: where do whales sleep? In this article, we will delve into the mystery…

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…

Comprehensive Guide to Huntington Beach Whale Watching

Looking for a one-of-a-kind and thrilling experience in Huntington Beach, California? Look no further than whale watching! With its prime location along the Pacific coast, Huntington Beach provides some of the best whale watching opportunities globally. In this article, we’ll delve into why whale watching in Huntington Beach is a must-do activity and how you…

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…

Visiting the Ocean Institute in Dana Point

For those who are curious about the ocean and its wonders, a visit to the Ocean Institute in Dana Point, California is a must. This non-profit organization offers a variety of educational programs and experiences for all ages, making it the perfect destination for families, students, and ocean enthusiasts alike. About the Ocean Institute The…

Weekly Fishing Report ~ November 13th – 19th

We had a mellow week on both the 1/2 and 3/4 day fishing trips with light loads. During the 1/2 day trips, we mostly caught bass and sheephead. The water temperature was between 63°-64°, which is still mild. We had some surface action on live bait, but most of the action was mid-water on sliders….

The Ultimate Guide to Catalina Island: Explore Outdoor Adventures and More

Catalina Island, located just 22 miles off the coast of Southern California, is a popular tourist destination known for its stunning natural beauty and outdoor adventures. From hiking and kayaking to snorkeling and zip lining, there is something for everyone on this idyllic island. In this guide, we’ll explore the top attractions and activities on…

Weekly Fishing Report ~ October 30th – Nov. 5th

It has been a classic early fall week along the coast and off the beach. The shallows have been the spot for 1/2 day fishing trips targeting sheephead and bass. This week has seen some nice quality on these fish. There has been some flyline bass action on the live sardines. The water temperature is…