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Friday, December 28, 2007

Fishing the Wall

Just before Christmas I did some calico bass fishing along the Breakwall out of Long Beach. The fishing over the weekend was great! Today I went out and the fishing was a lot slower. It looked like today there just wasn't any current and the kelp was straight up with no movement. All the fish I've been hooking were on deep diving crankbaits. It's hard to believe it's December and the bass fishing is still good. I wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year's and wanted to thank you all again for supporting me, my youth foundation and my TV program.


Tuesday, December 11, 2007

My boat is now for sale

I wanted to let you all know that I'm getting ready to order my new 2008 Skeeter bay boat for next season. That means that I can now sell the boat that we have been filming on this season. It's a great boat and I've made several trips on it to Catalina Island its fished get! I will leave everything on the boat for the buyer. A new Raymarine E-120 and a new trolling motor. w/ trailer it will sell for $42,000.00 please call me at the office if you have any questions. 562-865-3764.


Thursday, November 8, 2007

Kids Event

This Saturday I'll be hosting a kids fishing event at Legg Lake in So. El Monte. Everything will be free for the kids, so make plans to join me there and I'll see you on Saturday.For more information visit my website at


Nov. East Cape Trip

We just got back from three days of fishing in the East Cape. It was one of the best fishing trips I've had in Mexico in years. There was plenty of fish and they all were hungry. Most of the fish I landed were tuna in the 18- 30 pound class. several people in our group landed tuna over 60 pounds and one angler had a fish over 100 pounds on for three hours before losing it. If you've never been to the East Cape you have to try it. I host two trips a year down there. So make plans to join me down there next July.


Sunday, October 7, 2007


Last month we had a trip aboard the Icon our of Long Beach Sport Fishing with skipper Shawn Morgan. Shawn is one of those skippers who really enjoys fishing and likes being out on the water. The water was cold and all we could do was target rock fish. A few of the anglers landed nice size ling cods. I guess it was because this was a 3/4 day trip but we had a lot of kids on this trip. It was great to see all the kids having fun and catching fish. It's great knowing that my viewers are out there taking kids fishing. I wish everyone would do that.


Emeryville- HuckFinn

Last month we traveled north up to the SF Bay area. We fished on the New Huck Finn out of Emeryville with Captain Jay. After getting a tank of live bait in San Francisco we headed out under the Golden Gate Bridge north to Point Reyes in beautiful calm waters for some rockfish and lingcod fishing. Fishing in 90 to 180 feet of water it was limit style fishing . The lingcod were from legal length to over 30lbs. with many over the 20lb. We also caught big blue rockfish, black rockfish red snappers and johnny bass. This was fun fishing with light tackle 2olb to 30lb. test gear and everyone kept their camera's clicking with the scenic landscapes of San Francisco. Everyone in our group landed limits of both rock fish and ling cod. The fishing up north has also been great for Albacore, even though we didn't target them on this trip, but Capt. Jay told me that this year they'll catch more tuna up there than salmon. If you have never tried fishing out of here I strongly suggest you try it. I've been up here a fe time know I i've had great trips on all of them and I can't wait to get back.


Saturday, September 1, 2007

Youth Foundation fishing trip with Brad Penny

Brad Penny & Tommy Lasorda join us on kids trip

Both superstar pitcher Brad Penny and long time Dodger coach Tommy Lasorda join me on a youth foundation kids fishing trip this week and it was great! Both Brad and Tommy where great with the kids and all the kids had a great time meeting these two greats and catching fish, You can see a story of the trip on the Dodgers website and we have tons of pictures posted on our website picture gallery.

Our next kids event will be next Saturday on Sept. 8th at Lincoln Park in East Los Angeles, please visit our foundation website at for more details.


Monday, August 20, 2007

Free Kids event

One Sept 8th, I'll be hosting a free kids fishing event at Lincoln Park in East Los Angeles. Fishing will be from 8 AM - 12:00 noon. We'll be stocking the lake with thousands of catfish and we'll lots of free prizes for the kids too. Mark this date and bring he whole family, it'll be a great event and I'll see you there,


Sunday, August 19, 2007

277 Spot

Today I went fished the 277 spot and the East End of Catalina Island kelp patty fishing. I didn't have a film crew with me just a few friends. We left the dock late around 7 AM and after picking up some bait we headed toward Catalina Island. We were about 10 miles off the East End when we spotted a marlin, we tossed a live bait to it but it never bit. We worked our way over toward the 277 spot where we found a kelp patty with one big dorado hiding under it. We tossed several live baits at it but it didn't want anything we had to offer. We ended the day not catching anything, but the weather was great and I had three friends out on the water with me, yes fishing today was slow but being there 45 miles out at sea hunting for a marlin I felt like I was home.

Tuesday we have a charter out of H&M Landing in San Diego, it's a two day tuna fishing trip, Yes I'll have my film crew with me and you'll get to watch it later this year on TV, I'm sure I'll catch more fish on this trip than I did today, but fishing is what I love to do, even on those days when I don't catch anything.


Friday, August 17, 2007

Canadian Princess Resort

We just got back from three days of fishing in Canada. I hosted a group of 20 anglers to the Canadian Princess Resort, we all had a great time. The fishing was good, not red hot and everyone landed salmon and halibut. The weather couldn't have been any better. In the five days we were in Canada we had NO rain! It was in the high 70's everday and the water was flat clam too. it looked and felt more like Baja than it did Canada. All the fish we taken on small metal jigs and by drift fishing. Please visit the photo galley on our website to see all the pictures from this great trip.

Canada Trip

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Catalina Island

Today we had a charter to Catalina Island aboard the Gail Force. The first stop of the day was our best bite of the day. On my first cast with a Magic Metal lite I hooked up a legal size calico bass, on my next cast it nailed a nice size bonita and for the next hour I could do no wrong, the fishing was as good as it gets at Catalina Island for calicos.
Later in the day the bite switched to live squid. I used a 1/2 ounce B-52 bucktail with a whole live squid pinned on and landed several nice size bass. Like I said the fishing was great today, check out Larry's blog for more details of this trip.


East Cape

Last week we fished the East Cape, Baja Mexico out of Hotel Buena Vista. The weather was perfect and for most of the boats the was good to great. I had a tougher time only landing two marlin and three tuna in three days of fishing. One guy in our group who flew in from the SF Bay area and watches us on Comcast Sports landed three Blue Marlin in just two days of fishing.
Most boats worked a wide area for their fish, but the best catches seemed to come rather close to the hotel. Ed Payne from the San Diego area found schools of dorado and several marlin less than five miles from the hotel. Our next East Cape trip with be the first weekend in Nov. For details check out the fishing charters page here on our website.


Monday, August 6, 2007

Costco Event

I just wanted to thank everyone who visited me at the Costco in Carlsbad this past weekend. It was great to talk to all of you who watch and enjoy my program. I let you all know when i'll be at another store event.


Monday, July 16, 2007

Catalina Island

Yesterday, Larry and I filmed a show over at Catalina Island. The ride over went well even though we took my little boat, the 24 foot Skeeter handled the channel well. We started out fishing at Arrow Point, but we had no current so we drove around to the back side of the island. West Cove held a lot of fish and we filmed most of the show in that one spot. The Calicos ate both live and dead baits. It was preety wide-open for about two hours. We ended the day on the front side of the island. I was tossing thin jerk baits and crankbaits. My largest fish of the day was taken this way. We left the island around 3 PM and it only took about one hour and twenty minutes to make it back to Long Beach.

This week I have two fishing trips. Wed. is a foundation kids trip and Friday we'll be filming aboard the Freelance out of Newport.

Have a great week, Dan


Last week I was in Las Vegas for the ICAST Show. This is the largest tackle show in the industry and everyone was there to show off their products.

Penn has some great new reels coming out and Shakespeare launched my new line of fishing rods there at the show! You can order my rods from any of your local tackle shops and if you'd rather order them on- line then you can order them from Cabela's at

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Last week I fished Hawaii

I know it seems hard to believe but last week I made my first trip ever over to Hawaii. I fished aboard the Wild Bunch with Capt. Richard Silva and his crew. We had one marlin strike and two small dorado came by and chewed on a few of the baits but we never hooked anything. The weather wasn’t every good offshore, but the boat and the crew where great and I’d be happy to fish with them again. The crew did everything they could to make sure we all had a safe and good trip. If you’d like to phone number for the Wild Bunch please e-mail me and I’ll be glad to share it with you.Hawaii.

Friday, April 6, 2007

Seminar - Fundraiser this month

Make plans to join us on April 26th. I’ll be hosting our Annual Kick-Off Party at the Seal Beach Yacht Club. You can download a PDF flyer from our youth foundation website, All the money raised will go to help take kids fishing. This will be a great event so make plans now to join us. Tickets are $25.00 and can be ordered from the website. Dan

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Lake Huites, Mexico, Bass fishing

Hi everyone, I just got back from four days in Mexico. I fished for two days at out of Trophy Bass Lodge in Lake Huites, Mexico. This was my 3rd time to this lake. By far it was the best fishing I have ever had there. Both days I landed bass over 6 pounds and I had one close to eight, if not a little bigger than that. The staff at Trophy Bass Lodge was great. They have good boats and the food and service was the best I ever experienced at that lake. Keith Warren was there too filming a show and he said he had caught several bass over eight pounds during his stay there and that he had lost a few fish that were much larger. I caught fish several different ways, on worms and crank baits. Most of my larger fish came on large crank baits. I fished with 30 pound Ugly Braid and 15 pound test Cajun Red Line. All the rods were All Star Rods. I’ll download more pictures from this trip later, but if your looking for a great bass fishing trip in Mexico I’d suggest you contact the people at Trophy Bass Lodge, 877-755-4950. Dan

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Del Mar Fred Hall Show

We’ll have a booth this week at the Fred Hall Show in Del Mar. This is the last Fred Hall Show for the year. I’ll also have a booth for my youth foundation too. On Friday and Saturday I’ll be doing surf fishing seminars. If you’re not going to the show then try to head out on the water. The bass are biting at several local lakes and the sea bass are starting to chew over at Catalina Island. I’ve got several e-mails that the surf fishing is great too. Dan

Monday, March 19, 2007

Cooking Segments

Yesterday we filmed a few new cooking segments, here is are few pictures for the shoot. We filmed them from my boat, a 31’ Chris Craft. The Gallery segments are one of are most popular parts of our show. If you have a favorite way to cook fish, please share it with me. Thanks for watching and I hope you join us on one of our charters. Dan

Saturday, March 17, 2007

New Boat is almost ready

Our new 24′ Skeeter Bay boat is in the water and today the Eric will start to install all the electronics. Raymarine has sent up the newest and the greatest they offer, the E120 will be what we I’m having installed. It a GPS, fish finder and much more. After you see me use it on my show, I know you’ll want one too. I hope some of you use the great weather where having and get out on the water this weekend. Dan

Monday, March 12, 2007

Fred Hall Show, Long Beach

Thanks again to everyone who came by the booth and said hi. It was a long five days, but it was worth it to hear all the nice things that everyone had to say about our TV program. We sold a ton of our food products & our t-shirts. I also need to thank all of the people who gave their time and worked in our youth foundation booth for free. Thanks to them and the help we got from Eagle Claw we were about to raise thousands of dollars for our youth programs, Thanks you ALL very much! Dan

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Fred Hall Show, Long Beach

Today was the first day of the show. The turnout was great! I just wanted to thank everyone who came by our booth and said hi. Dan

Monday, March 5, 2007

Crystal Lake kids event

Today I was up at Crystal Lake at a planning meeting for a event we will be co-hosting with the National Forest Service and the Dept. of Fish & Game. It looks like it’ll be a great event. Plans are to bus in 200 inner-city kids for the day. This is a huge project and it’s only happening because so many groups have pitched in to pull this event off. Everything will be free for the kids. If you’d like to help out, the event will be on May 19th. Please link over to my youth foundation site and sign up to help.

Also this wed. is the start of the Fred Hall Fishing & Boat Show in Long Beach, please make sure to stop by my booth and say hi. We’ll have information there about the foundation and we’ll be handing out our fishing charters flyer for 2007. If you’d like to get a copy of the flyer today, you can down load our PDF from this site. I’ll see you all at the show.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Fred Hall Show is coming to Long Beach

The show of the year will be here in Long Beach, March 7-11. This is the one event you can’t miss this year. Everything you’ll ever want to see when it comes to fishing will be there. Fishing tackle, boats, guides, resorts it’ll all be there. I’ll have a booth there too, one for my television program and another for my youth foundation. So make your plans now and make sure to stop by our booth and say hi. Dan

Monday, February 19, 2007

Fred Hall Show San Francisco

Just returned from the Fred Hall San Francisco Fishing and Boat Show. We had a booth there and it was great to meet all the new fans there that watch us on Comcast Sports. We had a lot of intrest for our 07 charter trips and travel trips especialy for the September Emmeryville trips, so if you would like to join us there don’t wait to long to sign up. See you at the Long Beach Fred Hall Show starting March 6. Larry Yoshida

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Miami Boat Show

Thanks to everyone who stopped me and said hi at the show. It was great to know that I have so many viewers out there around the countrty. The show itself was great too. Yamaha showed off their new 350hp outboard and Raymarine had a ton of people around their booth, even Billy Joel was there looking for new gear for his boat. Last night I flew from Miami to SF for the Fred Hall Boat & Fishing show. I have a booth here, Larry and my crew have been here all week. I’ll be here in the booth for the weekend so if you’re here in SF make sure to come vist the show and stop by and say hi to me. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me anytime. Thanks again for watching our show and I hope you join us for one of our charters or travel trips this year. Dan