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Mission Beach Surf Fishing - July 13

Since low tide is at 7:00 am, decide to get there around 5:30 to catch the outgoing tide. Turned out to be a good decision.

First cast, hooked up a nice size yellowfin croaker and then it was on. Seems I stumbled on a fishing hole full of yellowfin croakers which is not uncommon. Caught a nice size corvina as well.

Had some of the boys show up later on including my mate's dad Big Al Aylward visiting from New Zealand. Nice to see him catch his very first barrred surfperch. Wish we could have put him in more fish but the bite seem to have died after 7:00 am as the tide slack.

We did manage to catch a few small perch after but for sure not the same as our other outings. Here are some photos:
Here is a corvina and a croaker

Here's Big Al with a very nice Barred Surfperch

Here's my buddy Emilio with a nice Yellowfin Croaker

Some nice fish for the dinner table...

Fishing could have been better, but had lots of fun with the guys. 
Weapons of choice: 2-inch Berkley Gulf Sandworms in natural & camo colors on light tackle. Wanted to try some sandcrabs but could not find any.





Surf Fishing, Saturday June 1st

Went to Mission Beach to get some fishing in early before all the tourists overcrowds the beach. Got there around 5:30 am, overcast morning, air is in the cool side, water is warm and incoming tide.

Fishing was great early on with non-stop hook up for the first hour, then the tide started coming in and so did all the kelp. Had to work my way around the weeds in the water, after the first hour I don't think that I made a single cast without reeling back in some salad.

After awhile kinda got tired of unhooking the weeds of my hooks, fish on or not. Also, got tired of getting beat up by the surf, soaking wet and cold. Called it the day at around 8:00 am. Got  a couple of hours of fishing in, caught around 15 barred surf perch and 1 croacker.

Even with that misery, still a great morning to start the day with. Bait of choice was 2-inch Berkley Gulf Sandworms on light tackle.

Lake Poway, April 24

Took off work for the day to do some spring fishing. Got to the lake when it opened at 6:00 am, got the boat and off I went.

Weather was over cast and a little in the cool side. Started off fishing the shallows with a spinnerbait and was able hooked in to a couple, but nothing big. When the sun finally came out, decided to do some sight fishing and able to catch a few smaller male. Did really see any females, but did see a lot fry's swimming around so I figured it was in between spawn. The wind picked up and made it hard to sight fish let alone hold the boat in place. I then decided to anchor up and fish the rock pile, turned out to be a good decision. Switched to drop shot with Roboworm in bold bluegill color and just slayed them with some decent size bass.

After a couple of hours fishing that same rock pile, decided to call it a day. Ended up with 22 bass, with the biggest one at about 4 pounds. Here are some photos. Last fish was the biggest one, very long but skinny, figure it's a post spawn.



Massive Great White Caught at the Sea of Cortez

A great white shark nearly 20 feet long and weighing 2,000 pounds was reportedly hooked by commercial fishermen in the Sea of Cortez in northwestern Mexico.

The massive catch, according to local reports by Milenio News, would be one of the longest great white sharks ever recorded if verified at a length 19.8 feet, or 6 meters.

The shark, which was dead when it was brought to the surface, was netted by fishermen named Guadalupe and Baltazar, according to reports.

"We were amazed and immediately realized that we had a huge, dead, great white shark, and then we thought 'what are we going to do?'" Guadalupe told Pisces Sportfishing in Cabo San Lucas.

The fishermen towed the shark's carcass 2 miles to the beach while aboard their 22-foot-long ship. Dozens of people then helped drag the animal onto the sand, reports say.

Fishing Poway Lake...Prespawn

Took the day off from work and shot out to Poway Lake for a day of fishing. Got there around 6:00 am, a little cold and windy.

Looking to start fishing the rockpiles by the logboom, but there were a couple of boat already park there. So, I decided to hit up Hidden Bay for some structure fishing and to hopefully get out of the wind. Got there to find that I have the whole place to myself, meaning there were no other boats in there and there were no shore anglers.

Fished Hidden Bay for 3 hours and managed to catch 6 mostly on a dropshot. Caught a couple of early spawners sightfishing. There were a few fish on beds, but definitely still early for spawning. But in a couple of weeks during the next full moon, should be full blown spawn. Decide to leave Hidden Bay and brave the wind to head back to the rockpile, since the other boats had left. Caught a couple more there, then decided to leave cause I had enough of this wind. Since the rental boatsonly had trolling motors, it's very difficult to move around in a windy day like today.

Total fish count: 8 fish, biggest one at about 4 1/2 lbs.
Lures: Roboworm in Aaron's Magic color fished on a dropshot.
           Yum Money Craw in white, texas rigged.