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Friday, July 29, 2011

Dan Lands Nice Size Calico Bass

Here's a short video clip of a nice calico I landed on our trip this week aboard the Outridder.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Fishing report from the Outridder

Here's a on the water fishing report from the Outridder trip.

Outridder Fishing Report- It was an Awesome Day of Fishing!

Yesterday we had an awesome day of fishing at San Clemente Island aboard the Outridder, it was a filming trip for my TV program. We had very easy limits on calico bass, with a few fish over five pounds, we also had four white sea bass and a yellow, we did dump a few other yellows too. The fishing and the weather was perfect. I caught most of my fish on a 1/2oz B 52 bucktail and a pinned on live squid, I did also take some calico on fly linned sardines. Like I said it was as good as it gets for island fishing. Hope you all can join us for one of our charters this summer.


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Fishing Swap Meet

My youth foundation will be hosting a fishing swap meet this coming Sunday July 31st in Long Beach in the West Marine parking Lot. hours are from 8AM - 2 PM. Come on out and meet me and have a great time and at the same time you'll be supporting my youth foundation. I hope to see you all there.

Internet Fishing

The Internet is a great way to find out information about the weather, fish counts and lots of great how-to info too. What I don't like is that too many people use it to decide if they should go fishing or not. Yes the tuna counts are down a bit and finally now the fish counts are improving, but too many people don't want to go fishing for them until the are 1000's of fish in the counts. If I did that I never would go fishing. You should go every chance you get, I enjoy just bring out on the water, catching fish is a bonus.

This week the tuna counts have gotten a lot better, get out there and go fishing and support all those boats that are waiting to take you fishing. I'll be out on the water today, I have no idea what we'll be fishing for, but I do know I'll have a great time out there on the water.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tackle you need for yellowtail fishing

Here's a video blog for you about the fishing tackle you'll need for yellowtail fishing.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Fishing the wall today

This morning I went out looking for sharks with a local guide here in Long Beach. The plan was troll arounds schools of bait fishing hoping a shark would eat one of the mackerels that we were trolling, after three hours we hadn't had one strike, so we decided to call it a morning and try it again another day. On the way in I stopped my boat along the LB breakwater and made a few cast, we only fished for a half hour, but I landed five nice calico bass which I released. I had several others chase my boat to the boat too. We didn't get a shark, but I had a great time landing calicos on hard jerk baits. You can see a picture of one of the calicos on my face book fan page.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Yesterday's Jr Fishing Club Meeting

Yesterday's youth fishing club meeting went great yesterday at Legg Lake, we had about 15 kids and they all learned a lot and had fun too, Our next meeting will be on August 27 at our club house at Legg Lake. for more details just our website at http://www.danskids,org/. here's a link to pictures from yestrerday meeting.!/media/set/?set=a.10150314775016772.345036.119646586771&type=1

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Hooks for fishing

Here's a video blog for you about the hooks I use when I go fishing.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Kids Fishing Club Meeting Tomorrow

Tomorrow at 9AM my youth foundation will be having a kids fishing club meeting at Legg Lake at our club house. plans are to spend about a half hour in our club house and then two hours fishing. It's a lot of fun so please bring your kids and join us, the event is for kids 10-14 years of age. you can see more details on our website at

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Why you need to take B 52 Bucktails with you when you go fishing.

Here's a great blog about why I still fish with bucktail jigs and why you should too.


Picking a good Live bait and using a circle hook

This video will show you how to pick a good bait and tell you when you should be using a circle hook for fishing.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Free Fishing Seminar Tomorrow Night in Norwalk

Native Son Video Fish report

 Here's a video fish report from or fishing charter last Sunday aboard the Native Son.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Free Fishing Seminar This Thursday!

I just wanted to let you all know that i'll be hosting a free fishing seminar this coming thursday at the Turner's outdoorsman store in Norwalk, seminar starts at 7 PM, I'll be covering inshore and offfshore fishing too. I hope you all can join me for this fun event.

Native Son Recap

We had a fliming / fishing charter kast Sunday abaord the Native Son out of Long Beach, CA. We didn't have great fishing, but we did catch some nice sizes sand bass and a few calico and barracuda too.

I caught most of my fish on a 1oz. B-52 bucktail and a gulp bait attached. I also got two fish on live bait too.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Casino Night Fundraiser a big success.

Just wanted to thank all of you who made it to our Pirate Casino Night fundraiser over the weekend, thanks to your support it was a great success, thank you all for your help and support and the money we raised will help us to take kids fishing.

East Cape Fishing Report

Here's a fishing report from Hotel Buenavista, I'll be host a group trip down there starting on Aug 4th, you can see all the details on my website.

Inshore action dominated, with roosterfish being the most consistent catch. One client caught and released three in one day – 30-, 40- and 60-pounds. Meanwhile, Baja on the Fly hosted a group of fly fishers seeking roosters from the beach and all four anglers succeeded. When they left, they vowed that they would be returning for more roosters-on-the-fly next year.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Kershaw Pro Grade Series

This season I've been using a new Kershaw Pro Grade Series knife for cleaning fish on all my charters. Several of you have been asking me what they should use when they clean fish so I thought I'd share this with all of you. They have several new knives in there pro grade sreies and I hope to use the large ones later this year on yellowtail and tuna.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Great Prizes

We'll be giving away some great prizes at thie event and we'll have some awesome prizes that you can bid on including trips to Alaska and Mexico! Buy your tickets today and I'll see you there on the 16th.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Fishing report form Long Beach, CA

Yesterday I went to down to my boat to finish up mounting a new wench. my dad had offered to help me finsh up the job, we had it all done by 11AM, so I asked him if he wanted to take the boat out to try it out. after a qiuck call to oneof the local kids the three of use were off fishing. Yes it was a late start, but I wasn't planning on a long run anywhere, I hit a few of the small rocks just out side of the breakwall, fishing was pretty good, my dad caught five sand bass and Sivee had three and some calicos too. I had a few calicos, sand bass and a shark, I lost a nice halibut close to the boat. later we fished inside the harbor at one of the wrecks, I guess I go to close to the spot as you can see in the picture of my anchor. All in all it was a great short three hour trip, pleanty of fish and I got to take my dad fishing too, plus we didn't have a film crew with me, it was just fishing for the fun of it, I really enjoyed it.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Smoker fish!

Here's a simple dish you can try making at home, enjoy!

Now we are hearing the true stories about the Erik sinking

The truth is finally start to come out about the sinking of the Erik in Baja Mexico. Read this story from Pat with WON.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Last Nights Free Fishing Seminar

Here are f ew pictures from last night fishing seminar at the Sport Chalet store in Long Beach. It's always fun to talk fihsing with people, I was glad to see so many new people wanting to learn to fish. My next seminar will be later this month at the Turner's Outdoorsman store in Norwalk.

24ZX Skeeter Bay Boat For Sale

The boat we use for my TV program is now for sale. We have a brand new 2012 model coming soon so we need to sell this one. Call us at 562-865-3764 if you have any questions.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Dan Hernandez Private Fishing Charters

You can now book a private fishing charter with Capt. Dan Hernandez. Dan is the perfect person to teach you how to fish, Dan also has two boats, so it doesn't matter if you want to fish inshore or offshore Dan can take you there and get you on the fish. Book your charter today!


Seminar tonight in Long Beach

Tonight I'm doing a free fishing seminar at the sport chalet store in Long Beach. Seminar starts at 7PM, I hope you can join me.

Tips for fishing kelp patties offshore

 Tips for fishing kelp patties offshore, i hope you enjoy it.


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Casino Night fundraiser event

Please tell your friends and come join us for our Casino Night Fundraiser event for my youth foundation at the Seal Beach Yacht Club in long Beach, CA. cost is only $45.00 and all the money goes to help us take kids fishing. you can buy your tickets on our website at http://www.danskids,org/. Please come out and support us!

Tuna Fishing Report from Skipper Chris Randal

How to Catch Barracuda

 Here's a video blog about how -to catch barracuda on a MM7 jig.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Today Video Blog Update for July

 Here's a short video blog about things we have coming up this month. I hope you enjoy it.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Circle Hooks and Sand Bass

Here's a video for you talking about Circle Hooks and Sand Bass.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Smoke your fish with a Bradley Smoker

 Here's a great video showing you how easy it is to smoke fish with a Bradly Smoker.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Two Bucktail rig gor sculpin or rock fish

 Here's a video filmed aboard the Native Son out of Long Beach, CA. in this video i show you a great two bucktail rig for sculpin fishing.

Capt. Dan now doing private Fishing Charters

 Here's a short video of me talking about my new fishing guide service.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Here's some great yellowtail action!

Here's a video on me landing a large yellowtail last year off a kelp patty.

Here's a great rig to use for scu;pin fishing

Here's a video on how to rig up for sculpin fishing.

I'll be in the El Sereno Independence Day Parade

Come and see me,  Dan Hernandez at the El Sereno Independence Day Parade Saturday July 2nd. I'll be attending as a special guest and in my boat. The parade begins at 2pm on the corner of Huntington Drive and Van Horne Ave. I hope to see you there!