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Bye Bye El Nino

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Bye, Bye, El Nino…La Nina takes over in 2016

     What we have experienced the past two seasons off the Southern California coast was nothing short of amazing, as a combination of weather patterns and ocean currents came together to bring anglers something very special. However, wahoo off Dana Point are in the past. Hordes of hungry yellowfin for ½ day anglers: Probably not happening this season…and don’t plan on targeting blue marlin in the Channel Islands in 2016.

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2016 Grunion Runs

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California grunion are the object of a unique Southern California recreational fishery. These small, silvery fish are famous for their remarkable spawning behavior, which evokes an "I don't believe it!" response from people seeing or hearing about it for the first time.

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Major El Nino, Soaking Still on Track for CA

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"Oh yeah?  So WHERE is all this rain you say we're going to get?"


     Basically, it comes down to this:  You can't determine the outcome of a game based on the first play...let's see what amazing things will happen during the rest of the game!

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New Tuna Regs NOW in Effect!

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The California Fish and Game Commission recently adopted changes to recreational tuna regulations. Those new regulations are effective as of July 30, 2015.

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SoCal Angler Lands a Rare Catch

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     This may very well be a first:  A rod and reel catch of a rare Oarfish in the waters off Southern California.

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Jumbo Local Bluefin Tuna!

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     So, it seems the bluefin tuna never really left our coastal waters all winter and spring...and now the BIG boys are coming out to play!  Here is the story of one local angler's fish of a lifetime...

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Oil Spill Closes SoCal Beach

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     The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) closed fishing and shellfish harvesting in Santa Barbara County from 1 mile west of Refugio State Beach to 1 mile east of the beach at the recommendation of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) following the crude oil pipeline spill May 19.

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Another Warm Water Year

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     Just like the spring/summer season of 2014, this year (2015) is shaping up to be another warm water year...and it looks like it could be a REALLY warm water year!

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Don't Let Your Catch Go to Waste!

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    You've had a successful San Diego long range trip.  Good times, good weather, and some good fishing to go along with the experience.  However, the trip has now come to an end and as the piles of fish are sorted out at the top of the dock you come to the realization that you have a LOT of fish!


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