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 in the 65°-67° range. The great weather this week has helped perk up that flyline game a bit, but most fish have been caught on the sliding sinker setups. Some fish have also been caught on the artificial baits. The majority of the sheephead this week have been caught on the clam and shrimp baits. Additionally, there have been some halibut starting to show up in a couple of different areas.
For 3/4 day trips, rockfish has been the program. There has been excellent fishing over the last couple of weeks in the 40-50 fathom areas. The fishing has been very good with nice mixed bags of reds, chilis, and bocaccio. In addition to the rockfish, there have been plenty of nice whitefish and sculpin to fill in the gaps. The conditions have been extremely favorable, and it’s been biting.
The Fury has been catching fish offshore and at San Clemente Island. The scene at Clemente was a bit slow with some calico bass action on the kelp lines and some sheephead and whitefish on the sinkers.
There are still some shots at the bluefin offshore. Mixed size fish going 25-50 lbs with some bigger fish going up to 100 lbs. Jigs and sinker rigs caught fish for them as did the flyline sardines.