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Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year's!

I just wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year! Let's all make 2011 a better year.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Dan talking about fishing with a B 52 Bucktail for calico bass

The next to the last day of the year

Today is just about cleaning things up, I have to take our youth foundation truck for a smog check and then it's just cleaning up in here. Old videos have to come off the hard drives and my office is a mess, I guess I'll try to battle that too. I was hoping to go out and fish the break wall over the weekend, but the weather doesn't look all that great, I guess I'll spend the weekend cleaning up my tackle box, storing old gear and getting everything ready for next season, I've learned over the years that trying to get my tackle ready the night before a trip is way to late for me, I also like to have those little Plano boxes filled ready to go, I just grab what I need to put them all in a large soft bag. I still enjoy playing with all that fishing gear. Have a great New Year's everyone!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Indian Fishing Trip Report

Here's a short fishing report from our rock fishing trip aboard the Indian earlier this month. We have another rock fishing trip aboard the Indian planned for Feb. you can sign up for it on our website.
B52-2 oz.-RED/WHITE

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New California Fishing License

If you have tried to buy your 2011 CA fishing license you already know this, but it was a surprise for me when I tried to buy fishing licenses as gifts for Christmas. You no longer can just buy one for other people without having their ID in your hand. You must have a drivers license or passport or some other type of ID with you when you buy your fishing license now. I don't know which ID's they will honor other than the two I listed here. The stores now have a special printer that they use to print out our license from Sacramento with. Also don't go the day that you plan to go fishing or even the day before. One store that I visited was having trouble connecting to the server so they could even order a license for a customer. I just thought I'd give you a heads up about this.
Plano 3650 Size Tackle BoxReady To Fish Tackle Box

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Helping to Bring Christmas to 4000 people, It was a Great Day

Yesterday I helped feed over 4000 people in Montebello, we handed out over 3000 toys to kids and over 800 families took home a large box of food for Christmas dinner.
I was chairman for this event, but by no means did I do this alone, this was a team effort, hundreds of people worked together so that these 4000 people would have a Christmas. I know to these 4000 people it was a great day, for me it was even better, I know today was about giving service, but I really feel I got back more than I gave today. Today was a great day. I hope you all have a very merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

A Christmas gift idea that the whole family will enjoy

If you're looking for that perfect gift for your angler, someone that has everything already and has all the rods and reels that they could ever use, then why not get the a smoker, they are awesome for both fish & game. Right now you can get a great deal on a Bradley Smoker from either The LongFin in Orange or anyone of the Turner's Outdoorsman stores here in Southern CA. A smoker is a gift that the whole family will enjoy. make sure you visit these stores and check out the Bradley Smokers that the have in stock. Merry Christmas everyone!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Frist Fishing Charter for 2011 is set

our first fishing trip for 2011 will be on February 5th aboard the Indian out of H & M landing in San Diego. It'll be a rock fishing trip along the northern coast of Baja, Mexico. Cost is $140.00 per person. the boat will be departing the night before at 9PM. you can call Larry our charter master for details at 562-221-1278.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Free Dipping Sauce

we are doing a give away right now with the Long Fin tackle shop in Orange, CA and by tomorrow it'll start with Sav-On Tackle in Santa Fe Springs, just go in and buy my Dan Hernandez Baja Style Fish BAtter Mix and you'll get a free bottle of my dipping sauce, these make great Christmas gifts too. While you're in these tackle shops make sure you take advantage of all the great deals they are offering right now. It may be to wet outside to go fishing, but you should be using this time to stock up and great ready for the upcoming fishing season. Merry Christmas everyone.

Dan Hernandez Sweet & Spicy Dipping Sauce

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas gift idea

With Christmas so close and us all so strapped for cash I wanted to share a gift idea that I do everyone year for several people close to me, I buy them next years fishing license. Also if they like to lobster fish, you might want to also get the a new lobster card. the lobster card is a nice cheap gift, a full fishing license will cost you a lot more.

I wish the weather was better, I'd like to be out there lobster fishing right now too, but it sounds like this rain i going to be around for a while.

take care and have a great Christmas!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Here's a video blog about using magic Metal jigs

here's a little video blog about how I use Magic Metal jigs.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Merry Christams Everyone!

Hi there everyone, I wanted to take a minute and say thank you to all of you, for your help and support over a very rough year. it means a lot to me to hear your nice words of support for both my TV program and my youth foundation. Thank you all so much! I hope you all have a great Holiday and I hope to see you all soon at one of our free kids fishing events and on my charters in 2011. Take care and be safe.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Dan Hernnadez on how -to catch lings

Here's a short video blog on how to target ling cod on your next rock fishing trip.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Last fishing trip for 2010 report

Last Saturday we had our last fishing trip of the year, it was a rock fishing trip aboard the Indian out of H & M Landing in San Diego. we had OK fishing, nothing really large but most people did get limits. even though we had 8-10 foot seas and cold weather, it was still nice to be back out at sea.

Friday, December 10, 2010

getting ready for tomorrow trip

I plan to do all my fishing tomorrow with either B 52 bucktails or Magic Metal Jigs for the larger rock fish and ling cods. I plan to target lings and the way I like to fish is with a 10oz MM2. What I do is let the jig fall all the way to the ocean floor and then crank it up and ten turn very fast, so it looks like it's trying to escape,if the is a ling anywhere close by it'll chase the jig and eat it, if i don't get bit I slowly let me jig fall back to the bottom and do it again. Try this nest time you go bottom fishing.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

This weekends fishing charter

this week we have our last fishing charter of the year. It's a rock fishing trip aboard the Indian out of San Diego. It's funny how we start and end each year with a rock fishing trip. People are asking me what special gear they need to bring along with them and I always tell them to make sure they have a selection of B 52 bucktail jigs, you want the 1/2 OZ ones for your gangon and the 6OZ bucktails for fishing for lings and red on the bottom, I would never go rock fishing without them.

trout fishing

Monday, December 6, 2010

Dan's Fish Batter Mix now in Turner's

You can buy Dan Hernandez Baja Style Fish batter Mix at your local Turner's Outdoorsman store. Help support our youth foundation and pick up our fish batter mix today.

Surf Fishing

I've been getting reports that the local surf fishing is still very good. remember you want to fish on incoming tides and you want to use a short leader, try to keep you bait right on the bottom, the fish will be swimming with their head pointed down looking for food, so make sure you bait is down where they can find it. go out there and have some fun.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Here's a new Face Book page you should be a fan of

become a fan of Magic Metal jigs on Face book.

Free Fishing Seminar Tonight

Come and visit me at the Sport Chalet Store in Mission Viejo tonight, i'll be giving a free fishing seminar. Seminar starts at 7 PM. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Drift Fishing for halibut

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cold water bass fishing

when the water turns cold you can sill catch both calico bass and sand bass, you just need to fish slower. Here is a picture of a friend of mine fishing a local rock pile with me last winter and a large sand bass he took on one of my B 52 bucktail jigs. the key was to fish your bucktail very slowly on and around the rock piles, this is a large and bass and you can fish fish with this one year around and using a B 52 bucktail is a great way to catch a fish with this one.

Monday, November 1, 2010

free fishing seminar this Thursday in Upland

I'll be doing a seminar this Thursday, Nov. 4th at the Dick's Sporting Goods Store in Upland. Make plans to join me there.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Smoking Fish

Monday, October 25, 2010

Free Fishing Seminar This Thursday

This weeks seminar will be at Sav-On Tackle in Santa fe Springs. I'll be talking about inshore fishing and anything else you'd like to talk about. I hope to see you there.

it's not over yet....

I know a lot of you think that fishing is done for the year, but it's not. We got in plenty of great fishing in this weekend. calico and bonita at the island and lots of spotties in the bay. get out there, go fishing and have some fun!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

getting ready for tonight

Today is all about getting ready for tonight's free fishing seminars at the Sport Chalet store in Huntington Beach. check out my website for all the details.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Free Fishing Seminar This Thursday

Just a reminder, I'll be giving a free fishing seminar this coming Thursday at the Sport Chalet in Huntington Beach. Seminar starts at 7PM and there will be free raffle prizes too. Hope to see many of you there.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Lobster time!

Now that the storms are hitting us, this would be a great time to go lobster fishing. Just check the weather and make sure it's safe to be on the water, but after a storm is a great time to catch lobsters, the bugs like storms because they kick out food for them to eat. Try to get out there this week!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Thank You!

I'd like to thank Turner's Outdoorsman for donating all the fishing rods and reels that we gave away today and too the City of Hawaiian Gardens for donating our grand prize for todays event, a brand new bike, the boy that won it really loved it. Thanks to both of you we had great prizes for todays event in Cerritos.

Today's free kids fishing report

Today's free fishing event for Hawaiian Gardens went great! Over 600 kids and their families where there for our event. thank you all that showed up and to everyone who helped us pull this event off. I know all the kids had a great time. Our next event will be Nov. 20th at El Dorado Park in Long Beach.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

tonight's free fishing seminar

tonight's seminar is at Fisherman's Hardware, 2801 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach, CA. It starts at 6 PM.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Free Fishing Seminar This Thursday

just wanted to remind everyone that I'll be giving a free fishing seminar this Thursday in Long Beach at Fisherman's Hardware, 2801 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach, CA. Seminar hours are from 6-7PM, I'll be there until 8PM to answer your questions. I hope to see many of you there.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

more tuna

looks like the boats in San Diego found the tuna again, check out the fish counts, they have been improving all week. See what a little warm weather can do.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

our warm weather

finally we are getting warm weather and the fishing is starting to improve along our coast. there is good bite finally on calico bass, anglers are seeing a lot of thresher sharks around and hopefully the tuna will start to bite again very soon. I now it'll be Oct in a few days, but don't put your fishing tackle away just yet.

New in - Store seminar dates

I have seminars coming up every week in Oct. check our website and face book page for upcoming seminar dates and locations.

Another tip

talking to guys up north they are using small hooks, they say they are having better luck with size 2 hooks, I usually use rather large hook like a size 2/0-3/0 when I'm fishing for white sea bass. If you're having problems getting them to bite you might want to try using a smaller hook.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tip for White Sea Bass

Here in southern Cal we usually catch all our white sea bass closer to the ocean floor that to the surface. Up in Monterrey they are getting all their fish up close to the surface just fly lining their squid. you might want to try fishing this way here in So. cal too.

White Sea Bass!!!!! Video report

Huck Finn fishing report

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

White Sea Bass!!!!

on our way home from Emeryville we stopped off at Monterrey to take a look around. As we walked over to the boat ramp I noticed that every boat had some white sea bass. some of these fish we monsters. most of the fish were in the 30- 50 pound range, with several over 60 pounds! the locals told me that this bite has been going on for several months now. they don't even have live squid up there to fish with, all they use is dead squid and the fly line them too, no sinkers. I'm hoping to get up there later this week and try it out for myself.

New Salmon Queen fish report

Sunday we fished with Shim aboard the New Salmon Queen out of Emeryville Sport Fishing. The weather was a little wet, we had rain all morning, but the afternoon was nice and dry. we started off fishing along the beach, just north of the bay. There we landed several nice size halibut. we ended the day over at the islands for nice rock fish. it's always nice to fish up here, I really enjoy both the New Salmon Queen and the New Huck Finn.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Today's fishing report from No Cal

Today we fished aboard the New Huckfinn, out of Emeryville. The seas were nice and flat and the fishing was very good, I limited out on rock fish including several nice size reds. All my fish were taken on B 52 bucktails and magic metal jigs, visit our face book fan page and see pictures of today's trip.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tuna Fishing Tip

if you are heading out for tuna this weekend on your own boat here's a fishing tip for you. Most years it's easy to catch a tuna on your own boat, you just troll around until your find some hungry fish. This year that will not work. You need to use your fish finder, find a school of fish, get out a little bit in front of them and then stop your boat and start fishing with bait. toss out a little chum and see if you can get the fish to bite. If you see that the fish have stopped and are holding under and around your boat then don't move, wait them out for at least 30 minutes. You need to slow down if you want to catch a tuna this year. Try this out this weekend and you just might catch a few fish. Good luck!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Surf Fishing weekend in Rosarito, Mexico

Surf Fishing weekend in Rosarito, Mexico

We still are planning on filming a surf fishing program next month at the Rosarito Beach Hotel. you can see the details on our website or call us at 562-865-3764. This should be a fun fishing weekend!

Friday, September 10, 2010

The tuna are back!

We had a great trip this week aboard the Dolphin II out of San Diego, CA. We saw tons of tuna and landed about 30 fish, a mix of bluefin, yellowfin and albacore. all were nice size fish. out next tuna trip will be on Sept. 24th aboard the Indian out of H&M Landing in SD. You can sing up for this trip on my website at

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Dan Hernandez fish report - Mirage

Dan Hernandez fish report - Mirage

Dan Hernnadez on How-to catch more scuplin

Dan Hernnadez on How-to catch more scuplin

Fish report from the Sea Angler

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Surf Fishing weekend in Rosarito, Mexico

Surf Fishing weekend in Rosarito, Mexico

Dan Hernandez for a Weekend Fishing Getaway! We'll be filming a
surf fishing program October 8th - October 10, 2010 at the Rosarito
Beach Hotel. In Rosarito, Baja California México, 3 Days, 2 Nights, Two people per room for only $254.00 per room, meal packages are available. Call us at 562-865-3764 to book your room today!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sea Angler Fishing Trip

We are getting ready for our fishing trip this Friday aboard ten Sea Angler out of 22nd Street Landing. We still have room if you'd like to join us, It's a local fishing trip leaving at 7AM, call Larry at 562-221-1278 for all the details.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sculpin are biting

It's sad to say but the be best bite right now in our local waters is for sculpin. It's almost Sept and we should have yellowtail and calico bass everywhere along our coast and we don't, I hoping this warm weather will improve our fishing very soon. If you are going sculpin fishing this week I'd suggest you bring along a few B-52 bucktails. you'll need a 6oz. if you're only fishing with one bait or two 1/2 oz. bucktails if you're doing to use a dropper loop rig. either way this jigs work awesome on the sculpin. Pin on a strip of squid and you're ready to go.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Finally done at the Boatyard!

our last blog from the Marina Boatyard in Long Beach, CA, I learned a lot about my boat in this project.

Here's my boat going back in the water

Here's my boat finally getting splashed back into the water.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Done painting! Dan Hernandez Blog

Finally we are done painting the bottom of our boat, but it's not ready to launch just yet.

First day of putting on the bottom paint

here's an update on how the bottom painting on my boat is going.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

next fishing charter

our next fishing trip is on the 27th abroad the Sea Angler out of 22nd Street Landing, it's a 3/4 day local trip. we still have room if you'd like to join us, call Larry at 562-221-1278 for the details.

Monday, August 16, 2010

where to fish

with the tuna staying away for now, I'd suggest you fish the local kelp beds or over to one of the local islands. Catalina has had a great bite for months now on calicos, bonita and some barries, if the water ever warms up you can expect the yellow to turn on too.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Still in the boat yard - Blog report

Boatyard Blog Report

Dan talking about what steps they need to take before they put on the bottom paint.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Surf Fishing in Mexico

If I was to host a weekend surf fishing get away to Rosarito would anyone here sign up and go? Just asking because we are looking into adding a few more travel trips for this fall.

San Bass on a MM7

yesterday was the first time I had ever hooked a sand bass on a surface jig. we were fishing aboard the Fisherman III and there was a mix of large barries and sand bass around the boat. I landed four nice barries, but I also landed two huge sand bass on the MM7's too. next time your fishing for sandies and you see them up toward the surface try a MM7, it just might surprise you, it did me.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Fisherman III

today we had a fishing charter out of H & M landing in san Diego. the fishing was pretty good today, we landed a lot of gig sand bass and some nice size barries. I was able to land both barries and sand bass on the MM7's today. the weather was perfect for fishing too. you can see pictures from today's trip on our face book fan page.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

In the boat yard

here's a short video blog of us in the Marine Shipyard in Long Beach, CA. We'll be here for a few days painting the bottom of our boat, this is the first time that I have don it myself, usually we just let the boat yard do all the work. follow us the next few days as we work on this project.

Monday, August 9, 2010

In the boat yard

This week we have my boat in the yard to put on fresh bottom paint. I'll be posting daily updates to let you know how it all goes. Today I had the boat hauled out and we got it all ready to paint. Tomorrow is going to be a long day.

Boat Work

This week we will be hauling out our boat and painting the bottom. I'll be post all week to let you know how it goes.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Sea Star Trip

We had a great fishing trip yesterday, the fishing and the weather was awesome, we didn't hook and monster size fish, but we had plenty of action all day long on calico bass. The hot bait was the Bomber saltwater grade, jerk Minnow with a weighted hook. I caught most of my fish with this rig.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

a good live bait

You would think that everyone would know what a good live bait look like, but I've learned over the years that's not the case. A good bait is one that has all its scales, is swimming very good and hard in the bait tank and doesn't have a bright red nose like Rodolph. Remember the bait you pick and pin on to your hook is never going to swim as good as it does there in the bait tank, so pick a good bait, take you time and make a good choice, if you're always picking a good bait, you're going to start catching more fish. Also don't fish you bait too long, you should be changing you bait every 2-3 minutes. Now go pick a good bait and catch some fish.....

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

live bait fishing

I don't care if we talking about tuna fishing far offshore or fishing the local kelp beds for calico bass, it is very important that if you're going to use live bait that you pick out a good bait to start with. Too often I see people grab a dead or half dead bait and then get upset because they never get a bite. some extra time at the bait tank if you need to, but make sure whatever bait you pick is the best one in the bait well......

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The tuna are back!

Looks like the San Diego fleet found the tuna again, the fish counts are starting to improve again. It looks like August is going to be a great month for tuna fishing!

Monday, August 2, 2010

tuna fishing next week.

The skipper for our offshore tuna fishing trip just called us with a great offer. he's lowering the price of our trip to only $280.00 for a 1 1/2 tuna trip and that includes permits too. Call Larry at 562-221-1278 for this one time special offer.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Fish Tacos!

Here's a video blog where I visit a fish taco stand in Ensenada, Mexico.

Fishing report from our trip aboard the Freelance

Azteca II Fishing report by Dan Hernandez

Dan video blog

Freelance Fish report

yesterday's fishing trip went very well aboard the Freelance, we fished at Catalina Island and landed bonita, calico bass and barries. our next fishing charter will be on Monday Aug. 2nd aboard the Indian out of San Diego for tuna. we still have room if you'd like to join us.