976-Tuna teams up with the Thunderbird out of Daveys Locker for a 2 day trip leaving Sunday night May 11 at 9 pm. Trip is limited to just 25 anglers. This trip will be heading out on an Island freelance trip on the hunt for seabass, yellowtail, calicos, and more
Cost of the trip is $275 but BOOK ON LINE NOW FOR JUST $225.
Group rates available for 4 or more.
Join Earl The Pearl McVicar and 976-TUNA on this one for good times and good fishing. Book on line now or call 310-328-8426 for reservations.
976-TUNA teams up with the Mardiosa 6 pack out of Pierpoint Landing for an overnight Island trip on the hunt for seabass and more leaving Sunday June 1 at 10 pm.
Cost of the trip is $275 and limited to 6 anglers. Bring your own little cooler with your own food, and drinks. Fish cleaning is included but please leave a tip for the guys. Book on line or call 310-328-8426 for reservations.
The Gail Force out of L.A. Harbor teams up with 976-Tuna for a full day 5 to 5 trip leaving on Sunday June 8 and trip is limited to 22 anglers. Cost is just $65. Group rates available. They will be on the hunt for seabass, yellowtail, calicos, and more. Join 976-TUNA on this one for good times and good fishing with lot's of give a ways.
Book right on line or call 310-328-8426 for reservations and remember group rates are available.
The Thunderbird out of Daveys Locker once again teams up with 976-TUNA for a 2 day trip leaving Sunday June 9. Trip is limited to just 25 anglers. Trip will be heading out on an Island freelance trip on the hunt for seabass, yellowtail, and so much more. Cost of the trip is $275 but BOOK ON LINE NOW FOR JUST $225.
Join Big Gabe and little Red with 976-TUNA for good times. Book on line now or call 310-328-8426 for reservations.
The Pacific Star teams up with 976-TUNA for a 2 day trip leaves from Pierpoint Landing Departing on Wed June 18th, 09:00 PM Cost is normaly $400 book online now for only 299.
Group rates available.
Seabass Limit is 3, This Trip includes breakfast both days.
This will be a freelance trip heading to the Islands. Join Big Gabe and little Red with 976-TUNA on this one for good times and good fishing. Call Rick at 310-328-8426 for reservations or book right on line.
The Grande teams up with 976-TUNA for a 2 day trip leaving from Point Loma Sportfishing Departing on Sun July 6, 09:00 PM . Trip returns Tuesday July 8 around 7 pm. This will be a freelance offshore trip on the hunt for tuna, yellowtail, dorado and more.
Cost of the trip is $350 with meals and permits extra.
Meals, Permits, and fuel surchage are extra. Join charter masters Big Gabe and Little Red with 976-TUNA on this one for good times and good fishing Call at 310-328-8426 for reservations or book right on line.
976-Tuna teams up with the Thunderbird out of Daveys Locker for a 2 day trip leaving Sunday night July 13 at 9 pm. Trip is limited to just 25 anglers. This trip will be heading out on an Island freelance trip on the hunt for seabass, yellowtail, calicos, and more. Cost of the trip is $275 but BOOK ON LINE NOW FOR JUST $225.
Group Rates availible for 4 or more anglers on this one.
Join chartermaster Earl The Pearl McVicar and 976- Tuna on this one for good times, good friends, and good fishing. Book on line now or call 310-328-8426 for reservations.
Once again the Constitution out of HM Landing teams up with 976-TUNA for a 2 day offshore trip. Trip leaves July 15 at 9 pm. We will be on the hunt for tuna, dorado, yellowtail, and more on this one. Trip is limited to just 20 anglers. Permits and a $65 food charge payable on the boat. Ticket cost is $400.
Group rates are available.
Join chartermasters Big Gabe and little Red with 976-TUNA on this one for good times and great fishing. Book on line now and save or call 310-328-8426 for reservations.
The Dominator teams up with 976-TUNA for a 2 day trip leaves from Point Loma Departing on Tue July 22, 09:00 PM Cost is $400 online booking only normaly $450,
This will be a freelance trip heading offshore in search of Yellowtail and tuna Join 976-TUNA chartermasters Big Gabe and Little Red on this on for good times and good fishing. Call 310-328-8426 for reservations or book rght on line.
The Aztec and 976-TUNA team up for a 2 day trip leaves from Seaforth Sportfishing Departing on Mon Aug 4, 09:00 PM . This will be a freelance trip heading offshore for tuna, yellowtail, dorado and more.
Cost is $550 but Online Booking is $400 for a limited time only Join 976-TUNA and Chartermaster Earl The Pearl McVicar on this on for good times and good fishing. Call 310-328-8426 for reservations.
976-TUNA and the Toronado out of Pierpoint Landing is teaming up once again for a 2 day trip leaving Sunday August 17 at 9 pm and returning Tuesday night August 19 around 7 pm. This will be a freelance trip going where fishing is best. Either the Islands for yellowtail, seabass and more or offshore if the fish are there. Cost of the trip is $275 but BOOK ON LINE NOW FOR JUST $225.
Join Charter Master Earl The Pearl McVicar and 976-TUNA for good times and good fishing by booking right on line or you can call 310-328-8426 for reservations.
The Cheif teams up with 976-TUNA for a 2 day trip leaves from HM Landing San Diego on Sunday Aug 25th.
Cost of the trip is normaly $450, book online now for $350 a limited time offer.
This will be a freelance trip heading to offshore for tuna and more. Big Gabe and Little Red will be chartermasters on this one. Join 976-TUNA on this on for good times and good fishing. Call Rick at 310-328-8426 for reservations.
The Seeker out of HM Landing teams up with 976-TUNA for a 1.5 day offshore trip. Trip leaves Sunday September 7 at 9 pm. We will be on the hunt for tuna, dorado, yellowtail, and more on this one. Trip is limited to just 21 anglers. Cost is $400 but Online Booking is $275 for a limited time only
Chartermasters Big Gabe and Little Red will be on this one.
Extras will be fuel surcharge, permits and food charge payable on the boat. Join 976-TUNA on this one for good times and great fishing. Book on line now and save or call 310-328-8426 for reservations.
The Legendteams up with 976-TUNA for a 1.5 day trip leaves from Seaforth Sportfishing Departing on Fri Feb 24, 08:00 PM . Cost is $275 Online BOOKING ONLY, This will be a freelance trip heading down the Baja Coast. Join 976-TUNA on this on for good times and good fishing.
Big Gabe and Little Red will be on this one.
Extras will be permits and a meal plan payable on the boat at $55. If you plan to do more than one offshore trip this year get your permits now and save.
Click buy now or Call 310-328-8426 for reservations.
The Gail Force out of L.A. Harbor teams up with 976-Tuna for a full day 5 to 5 trip leaving On Sunday September 21 and trip is limited to 22 anglers. Cost is just $65. Group rates available. They will be on the hunt for seabass, yellowtail, calicos, and more. Join 976-TUNA on this one for good times and good fishing with lot's of give a ways.
Book right on line or call 310-328-8426 for reservations and remember group rates are available.
The Old Glory out of HM Landing teams up once again with 976-TUNA for a 2 day offshore trip leaving Sunday September 21 at 9 pm or earlier if everyone shows up and returning Tuesday September 23 around 7 pm.
We will be going offshore for tuna, dorado, and yellowtail.
Cost of the trip is $350 for a limited time.
Earl The Pearl McVicar will be chartermaster on this one. Sign up now and don't miss out.
Mandatory meal plan paid on the boat is $80 plus of course permits and fuel if needed.
Join 976-TUNA for good times and good fishing. Book right on line or call 310-328-8426 for reservations.
The Commander out of Fishermans Landing Teams up with 976- TUNA for a 2 day trip leaving Sunday September 28 at 10 pm.
On the hunt for Tuna, dorado, yellowtail and more. Cost of the trip is $325 and group rates are availible.
Permits are extra along with fuel charge if nessasary and an $80 meal plan will be payable on the boat.
Call for reservations at 310-328-8426 or simpley book right on line.
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The San Diego finished their day at the Coronado Islands with 12 Yellowtail and 1 Lingcod.Trips depart daily at 5:30am. Half day fishing was very good Thursday with both trips catching a mixed bag of quality rockfish. Trips depart daily at 6:00am and 12:30pm.
Twilight fishing trips are running Friday and Saturday evenings departing at 6:00m. Call now for reservations at 619-224-3383.
It has been a really fun fishing week from Puerto Morelos, providing another wide spectrum of mixed bag fishing results for the various anglers and charters with good surface action as well as bottom fishing. The boats reported in for a total of 35 days fished with charters from 4 to 8-hours that reflected a 16 fish variety, including 11 sailfish, 3 dorado, 5 giant barracuda, 3 Spanish mackerel, 70 bonito, 1 wahoo, 1 blackfin tuna, 1 jack crevalle, 4 amberjack, 7 strawberry fish, 2 pilot fish, 34 triggerfish, 19 banana fish, 7 grumpy, 9 soap fish and 68 snappers.
PM Climate: Mostly cloudy but warm days with light breezes and temps that varied from 69 nights to 89 daytime highs.
Sea Conditions: A much improved week with temps stable at 81-82 degrees and surface winds flowing from the east from calm to about 12 mph.
Best Bait: The freshly caught and provided ballyhoo baits continue to be the anglers and crews choice for the area and are being provided an a variety of sizes.
Bait Supply: The supply of freshly caught ballyhoo has been uninterrupted since we began reporting for this area, barring hurricane periods.
The full moon had more of an effect on the offshore action and it seemed to slow the billfish bite down a bit. However, the inshore action was very good for 30-40 lb. roosterfish along with a good Sierra bite and a mix of jack crevalle and bonito. According to Captain Temo Verboonen, the roosterfish were in big schools and chasing the sardines along the surf line. Temo says the inshore action was very good and providing lots of action for the anglers pursuing the roosters. "Our weather continues to be near perfect and the waters are calm throughout the area and following the full moon, we should see the billfish bite bounce back into high gear".
IZ Climate: Lots of sunshine with a few clouds mixed in here and there and temps that ranged from 72 nights to 91 daytime highs, just incredibly perfect weather. Sea Conditions: Very much improved both inshore and offshore. Inshore temps holding at 81 and offshore stable at 83. Surface winds mostly from the west from calm to 13mph. Flat seas for the most part.
Best Fishing Area: Starting at about 10 miles out front of the Bay for the billfish and along Pantla Beach for the inshore action.
Best Bait/Lure: Offshore, the fresh rigged baits were best for the billfish. Inshore for the Sierra, the spinning gear was the hot item but for the roosterfish, live bait and poppers.
Bait Supply: Good supply of both, live bait at $5.00 per dozen and fresh baits for rigging.
The billfish bite increased this past week and the fish were much more cooperative than the week before. They went from just being seen on the surface to wanting to bite a little and it sure makes a difference for the anglers and the crews. The "Aries I", skippered by Captain Jose Villa, was high billfish boat for the week and had a 4 striper day, (3 releases) on Sunday, starting up the new week. The overall fish counts for 21 offshore fishing days reflected 12 stripers, (5 released) 4 dorado, (some bigger dorado showing up with fish to more than 40 lbs.) and 4 yellowfin tuna in the 20-30 lb. range. The inshore super pangas, reporting in for 5 days fished, reflected 43 red snappers, 57 rock perch and 36 triggerfish.
Mazatlan Climate: Partly cloudy days with intermittent sunshine and temps that ranged from 58 nights to 87 daytime highs.
Sea Conditions: Calm seas in the am with surface breezes to 13 mph in the pm. Inshore temps at 74-75 and rising to 77-78 in the offshore waters.
Best Fishing Area: Starting at about 17 miles southerly from the Marina El Cid and working outward from there.
Best Lure/Bait: Rigged baits continue to outperform the artificials for the billfish.
Bait Supply: Remains excellent for both, live baits and fresh baits for rigging.
The striper action continues for the Cabo anglers and while the town is full of tourists, it's primarily the non-fishing Easter Week groups that enjoy the land based activities. Really good for the town, just not for the boats. High billfish boat for the week was the "Fish Cabo", reflecting 4 stripers released and 1 dinner dorado for a single fishing day, followed by the "Gaviota II", reflecting 5 stripers for 6 days fished. The overall fish counts for a combined total of 17 days fished reflected 15 stripers, (14 released) 1 dorado and 2 skipjack tuna. The better fishing remains on the eastern side of Cabo and toward the Sea of Cortez, in the warmer waters. The full moon of April 15th had a slight impact on the overall fishing but for the most part, all boats had billfish opportunities through the week for their anglers.
Cabo Climate: Partly cloudy but warm days with scattered sunshine. Temps varied from 64 nights to 92 daytime highs. Sea Conditions: Variable surface breezes from the south to the east and ranging from calm to 16 mph, (The afternoons, starting at about 1pm have been a little breezy but otherwise, pretty calm overall). Pacific side has a distinct temp break running north to south just inside the Golden Gate Bank, with 71 degrees pushing down across the Jaime Bank and inshore where the temps increase to 74-75. Cabo Falso and around the corner of Cabo San Lucas to Las Frailes and into the Sea of Cortez, temps are stable at 76-77 degrees.
Best Fishing Area(s): The 1150 Fathom Spot continues to be the best producing area for the billfish, albeit, we had a report of a striper taken at Pozo De Cota, up on the Pacific side of Cabo with others taken off Cabo Falso and the Santa Maria Bay area.
Best Bait/Lures: Live bait was best but the ballyhoo baits were also working well, too.
Live Bait supply: The caballitos were readily available from the bait vendors at the $3.00 per bait rate. Also, some of the bait vendors had the ballyhoo baits available, also at the $3.00 per bait rate.
Do you love to fish but hate the big crowds during the prime season?
The Gail Force out of LA Harbor Sportfishing in San Pedro has the solution. We will be offering limited load and ultra limited load open party trips on selected days this coming summer. Ultra Limited Load trips depart at 4am and are limited to only 16 passengers. Limited Load trips are limited to 20 passengers and depart at 5am. All trips will be fishing Catalina Island for surface fish, Yellowtail, White Seabass, Calico Bass ect...
Check the schedule below to see what dates work for you then go to Gailforcesportfishing.com to book your spot or call Ryan at (310) 844-3814 for reservations .
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The 2014 offshore season is fast approaching. We have posted our schedule and we are very excited to get to work. We had a great time at the Fred Hall Show Long Beach and thank all of you that showed up and signed up. We are very excited to get out on the water and catch some fish. We have decided to extend the offer of a 10% discount on all trips between June 1st and October 31st until Day at the Docks. That means you have exactly one month to find a trip that works best for you and get signed up for a discounted rate. This will be our last promotion before the offshore season so don't miss out.
Discount is only for individual spots on trips listed on our schedule between June 1st and October 31st. There will be no refunds within 90 days of the scheduled departure. All cancellations within 90 days will result in forfeiture of monies unless spot is subsequently sold in which credit will be given. There will be a 3% cancellation fee outside 90 days. All trips are subject to cancellation at which point all monies will be refunded. All reservations must be made through the Pacific Queen office at 714-720-6973.
We still have charter availability, so if you and your group would like to charter the boat for 2014 gives us a call.
We hope to see you all aboard very soon!
Drew [link] For all charter information give Drew a call at 714-720-6973
Ollie The Voice of HM Landing is live with the H&M Landing update. The Malihini was out today and back on the yellowtail. The Premier was out sacing up some great rockfish and more. Ollie is live below to fill you in it all.
Redondo Sportfishing checking in as the Redondo Special go out on 1/2 day trips today. The morning run had limits of rockfish for the 13 angers at 120 fish and the afternoon had 10 anglers with 100 rockfish.
Trips are going daily. Call for info and reservations at 310-372-2111.
Seaforth Landing checking in as the San Diego decxked 28 yellowtail today with 38 rockfish to go with it. Good bottom fishing on the New Seaforth half day trips with 1 ling, 130 reds, 209 rockfish, and more.
Trips are going daily with lite loads, Call 619-224-3383 for info and reservations.
Jeff checking back in from the Thunderbird as they are heading home. A little tougher fishing today but got the job done on the rockfish including 74 fat reds a couple of lings, 61 grouper91 whitefish and more.
Trips go every night. Call Daveys Locker at 949-673-1434 for trip information and reservations. Don't forget to tell them 976-TUNA sent you.
Helena charter dates for 2014 season are booking up fast so get them while you can! Our rates are super reasonable even during the summer but right now until June 15 all trips are 20% off that makes a mid week 3/4 day only $840 and weekends only $1240 we also do twilites half days and all days and nite time coastal seabass trips.
So get some friends or family together and charter the boat we fish up to 35 passengers but recomend around 20 or less for limited load.
We have a super experienced and friendly 3 man crew including owner/operator Calvin and head deckhand/ cook Tj. We treat all of our guests like family because we love what we do and we want you to come back. Call capt Calvin for details on charters at (949)291-1756
Jeff checking back in from the Thunderbird out of Daveys Locker. Still no exotics on the boat but a good go a round on the rockfish. They are about 1/2 done on the rockfish with over 100 whitefish to go with it.
Trips go daily. Call now for reservations at 949-673-1434.
Written by: Stan Gabruk owner of Master Baiter´s Sportfishing & Tackle
Spring Fishing has its own special challenges. It´s actually a transition period where winter currents turn into summer currents, which means swirling currents. This mixes up the sediment on the sea floor bottom, which in turn means dirty, coffee colored water. Fish hate this, it would be like walking around breathing through an open mouth behind a soot spewing buss! The currents pushing this sediment up from the bottom is normal, but not welcome. Bait fish, just like normal fish, don´t like this nasty tasting water so they leave. So all of a sudden we have breeding fish leaving the area due to cold, nasty water. It normally takes about three days for these types of conditions to settle down. For now Jack Crevalls are the dominant species and will stay in areas other fish won´t. Like I said, challenging…
That right there is pretty much your fishing report. One thing I can say, when you read this article it will have already changed for the better. For now these breeding fish still have Love / Amor on the brain. Some areas have yellow eggs, which look like dark mustard floating on the water surface. Jelly fish have exploded and are breeding in the Yelapa down to Los Arcos area. The good news is Jack Crevalls are still in the area and will take bait if it can see it. In the clear swirls, you´ll find Skip Jack Tuna, Sierra Mackerals, and Snapper in the 10 to 25 lb range. Bonito of course. No advice this week on lure color or choice, so get creative. I suggest purple combinations.
The Marietta Islands are a little better than the bay, but the cold water conditions are here as well. Rooster Fish which have been chasing small sardines have moved out for the moment, they´ll be back. Pompano in the 35 lb range, Sierra Mackerals, Bonito running 40 lbs, Jack Crevalls, Amber Jack 25 to 50 lbs, and the list goes on. Don´t get too excited, the fishing is still challenging, finding a warm streak, with clear green water would be your best bet for the moment. The bite is getting earlier each day as we enter the full moon period of the month.
The Deep Water Locations are void of fish as well. Yes you´ll always find Cubera Snappers at 50 lbs, Amber Jacks, Rainbow Runners, Jack Crevalls and others. For now your fuel dollar would be better spent pointing the boat in a different Direction. UpDate 4/15/2014: The brown, coffee colored water has already dissipated and now we´re seeing clear green water. Not the perfect conditions we are used to, but still good conditions for fishing have come back. Jack Crevalls are leading the pack in taking bait. Still not much bait in the area, but the water temps are inching their way up. So the negative side is a little less negative.
For now the only real, professional and serious action is happening at the Tres Maria Islands, commonly known as the prison islands. For the casual fisherman, the distance is enough to shut you down. For those looking in the off season for Monster Yellowfin Tuna, then this is the only place you´ll be interested in. Running 150 to well over 250 lbs your fuel dollars will be well spent. Now how many dollars that will be depends on how fast you want to get there. At better than a hundred miles out of Marina Vallarta, those needed dollars will be substantial. Be warned, the Federalies are out chasing those inside the legal ¨buffer¨ zone as some call it. It´s a boundary basically, those fishing inside this boundary will find themselves facing situations they would rather not face. Be smart, have fun, catch fish and stay the Heck out of Jail.
This past week my brother John Gabruk passed away suddenly in Jamaica. John and his wife Tonya started Master Baiter´s in 2000 and became an undeniable force in the fishing industry. Master Baiter´s boats won the 2000 and 2001 WBS Billfishing Series world championships and from that time on John was a respected source of information and humor. John will be missed by many of us in Puerto Vallarta, the Captains, the Clients and the local business owners all knew and respected his humor and Abilities. John was happiest when he was fishing and I am sure he is trolling right now in Heavenly Skies with Heavenly blue seas and a never ending bite. John was my only brother and in the end a little part of Master Baiters went with him. Rest in peach John.
Until next time don’t forget to kiss your fish and remember at Master Baiter’s Sportfishing & Tackle “ We Won’t Jerk You Around”!
Fishing on the World Famous EL BUDSTER. Kevin Hutton from Sterling, VA catches and releases a 130 lb. STRIPED MARLIN. It was attracted by a Black Bart Lure ( SUPER PRO-JET / Blue / Pink ) and caught on the live Pacific Mackeral. The fighting time was 40 minutes. He also caught two DORADO ( 30 lb. and 35 lb. ) All the fish were caught 14 to 16 miles from Cabo The water temp. was 72-73 degrees
Fishing on the World Famous EL BUDSTER. John Reese from Shafter, CA catches and releases a 140 lb. STRIPED MARLIN. It was attracted by a Black Bart Lure ( COSTARICAN PLUNGER / Blue / Purple ) and caught on the live Pacific Mackeral. The fighting time was 55 minutes. I was caught 16 miles from Cabo The water temp. was 72-73 degrees
Mark checking in with a great wrap-up report. The Sand Diego was out today back on the Yellowtail ground and Mark has the low down for you. The New Seaforth was at it filling up the sacs with rockfish.
Trips are going daily and don't forget about twilight runs on the weekends. Call 619-224-3383 for all trip information and reservations.
Jeff checking back in from the Thunderbird as they head home with just the one yellowtail today. The 19 anglers did have limits on the rockfish with 116 reds included in that. They also picked up 49 whitefish and 16 sheephead and more.
Trips go every night. Call Daveys Locker at 949-673-1434 for reservations.
You asked for it and you got it. The Pacific Queen out of Fishermans Landing teams up with 976-TUNA for a 2 day weekend trip leaving Friday June 13. Have a Fathers Day weekend bash and bring Dad for the time of your life.
Cost is just $350 for a limited time and group rates are available.
FATHERS DAY WEEKEND
Join The Queen, 976-TUNA, and Earl The Pearl for great times and good fishing. Meals and permits are extra.
Call now at 310-328-8426 for reservations or simply book right on line.
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Fortune has plenty of midweek days in July open for charte
The Fortune has plenty of midweek days in July open for charter. With the way the weather patterns are this year and the influx of anchovy we are seeing on the coast it maybe a good year to start fishing in this month out of San Diego.
Book right on line at Fortune Sportfishing or call 619-992-7275 for reservations.
Jeff checking in live from the Thunderbird out of Daveys Locker Sportfishing. They slid in on a nice school of yellowtail this morning but only put one on the boat. They are just geetting started and Jeff says good weather and good signs and they are on the hunt.
The Thunderbird is on line all week. Call 949-673-1434 for trip information and reservations.