Fish Report North

November 2, 2015 Edition

gary.jpgCoronado Islands

Water conditions surrounding the Islands are cold and off color with little life except for red crabs. The best action for 7- to 10-pound bonito was at the upper end of the South Kelp Ridge below South Island. Mixed in with the bonito were a few small yellowtail up to about 8 pounds which were deeper in the water column. There were some larger ones mixed in as well. Watch out for the sea lions lurking around as they can be aggressive. Live anchovies were the best bet.

Down farther on the Rockpile, the whole bank is loaded with bait, birds and red crab. Although there was little surface action, the best action was lingcod and rockfish down deep.


Some wind in the afternoon but not enough to keep boats from traveling offshore, most days. Where they found south of Banda bank wahoo to 80-pounds along with dorado under the kelp paddies. Also some yellowtail to 20-pounds at the Island as well as some larger lingcod and other bottom grabbers to fill the fish box.

San Quintin

While recent action has been dominated by nice-sized yellowtail and a few white sea bass, the windy conditions in the afternoons has kept most of the fleet close to shore. Recently there have been a number of manta rays spotted inside the bay — another first to chalk up for this oddball season.

fishkiller0218.jpgBahia de Los Angeles

Recent rain squalls and wind prevented getting out on a few days. However, weather permitting, the bass bite was worthwhile. Plus there were some good-sized grouper along with plenty small barracuda which are great fun to catch on light spinning tackle. If you go swimming be careful; there have been reports of an infestation of some no-see-um jellyfish — if stung use Benadryl gel to soothe the burning.

Cedros Island

The season is winding down now. One group of three flew in aboard their own plane and managed to score some mossback yellowtail weighing up to 50 pounds during their several days of fishing.  Sea temps continue to remain good and we should be able to squeeze a few more good weeks before they begin to cool off.