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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Lobster Fishing Last Night

With Thanksgiving over and the temps at night staying in the 50's I thought I better get out and do some lobster fishing just for the fun of it. The weather was perfect, but the hooping stared off very slow. It was low tide when we got to the fishing grounds at 5PM, it wasn't until 8PM that we got our first legal of the night, from 9-10:30 we did great! We ended the night with seven (7) legals lobsters, two huge ones and we also had 10 shorts for the night, we released about a dozen crabs too. Our bait was salmon heads and we fished in less then 30 feet of water. Next week I have two lobster charters already booked, I have room for this Sunday night if anyone wants to go.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving, I'm sure most of us wish this was a better year than it has been, but I'm know we all have things that we are thankfully for. Enjoy your Thanksgiving everyone.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Ranger 85 Fishing Report - Channel Islands

We had a great fishing trip last Friday aboard the Ranger 85, we had to fight high winds and seas, but we did catch a lot of fish. Because of the winds we couldn't go any farther than Santa Rosa Island. There we found lots of hungry rock fish. Most of the fish we taken on live sardines and cut squid, we did have one spot where we were able to anchor up for a while and there we were able to fish with jigs and bucktails. At the spot I landed two legal lings and two nice reds on a 6 oz.B 52 bucktail with a red twin tail bait pinned on with strips of squid. The skipper did a great job putting us on fish in there tough conditions. besides the high winds and swell we also had a very strong current. You can see more pictures from this trip on our Face Book fan page. Our last trip of the year is aboard the Indain in a few weeks, it's sold out.

Friday, November 18, 2011

How to catch a sand bass

In this video I talk about catching a sand bass.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Rock Fishing

This week I have a rock fishing trip out to the Channel Islands and then the next day a free kids fishing event in Long Beach. Both are work, but it's hard to call it work when you're out there on the ocean fishing or at a lake helping a kids catch thier very first fish. Fishing is fishing, I just feel blessed it's what I get to do for a living. I hope all you come out and say hi at our kids event this Sat at El Dorado Park in Long Beach, you can visit our website for more details or call our office, website address is

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Free Kids Fishing Event This Weekend

My youth foundation will be hosting a free kids fishing event at El Dorado Park in Long Beach this Sat. See the flyer below for detail and also visit our website at

Monday, November 14, 2011

Long Beach Fishing Report

Over the weekend 11/12 & 11/13 I had two private fishing charters. The charter for saturday I tried to cancel and change to another date because of the weather, but the people said no, they really wanted to go out fishing, even if it rained. we had ugly weather, there were six foot wave at the entrance of the harbor! wind started around 15 knots and by 10 AM it was 25 plus, with gust over 35. We spend most of the day back inside the harbor catching lizard fish and tomcod and I was happy we caught them.

Sunday the weather was much better, no wind, but there still was a swell, we fished the breakwater the whole 1/2 day trip. The first two hours we drfited outside waiting for the swell to drop down and for the current to change finally around 10:30 things were safe enough that I could anchor up along the wall. For this trip I had three young men with me, two 14 year olds and one 15. These guys had done a lot of fishing already, but fishing the wall was new to them. Most of the fish were taken on anchoives, but our biggest fish of the day were taken on 1/2oz.  B 52 buctails with a strip of squid pinned on. We ended the day with a mix of calico's, sand bass and a several nice cabazons. The boys were every good about releasing the bass, but I did let them keep two each because they were planing on having a big fish fry following weekend. These kids where a lot of fun to fish with and it was fun to work with them one on one and teach them a few things about fishing.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Ranger 85 Trip has been back one week

Our fishing trip aboard the Ranger 85 for tomorrow night has been moved back a week. it will now depart on 11/17 and fish and return on friday 11/18. you can sign for this trip on our website at!/photo.php?fbid=10150370396860913&set=a.112092450912.103387.75956510912&type=1&theater

Sunday, November 6, 2011

East Cape trip recap

Today was our last day down here, I wouldn't call it wide open fishing, but there were a lot of nice fish down here. Day one I landed a 100 pound sailfish and had a short strike on a blue marlin right next to the boat and had another marlin hit a Zuker on the outrigger, but it didn't eat the lure. I must of seen 15-20 marlin and sailfish landed on day one, the fish where on one small bank and the weather was perfect, all of the action was only about two miles off the beach and close to the hotel. Day two was blown out, but day there was great. The Valdez brothers were not sure about the weather so they took us all to San Jose del Cabo and put us on their boats out of there. Here we landed several nice dorado, some skipjack and other guys with us got a few yellowfin, I got lucky hooked up with a nice 35-40 pound wahoo. We had two other wahoo bites, but I only landed that one. The weather done here was perfect,
One other thing that I'd like to share is that the sailfish was taken in 300 feet and the water temp was 87 degrees. Everything at Hotel Buena Vista was great. My group had a great time, the weather was perfect and the food was great. I'll be back here next Aug.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

East Cape trip report

I'm down in the east Cape. Mexico hosting a small group and filming for my show, day one i landed this sailfish, today we had lots of wind, hoping for a better day tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Larry had a Heart Attack

My best friend and charter master for my TV fishing program had a heart attack and is resting in the hospital now. Larry wanted you all to know that he is doing well and is resting and watching TV. If you want to call him and say hi feel free to do so, if you have a question about one of our filming fishing trips, please just call our office at 562-865-3764. Also please say a prayer for him tonight.....

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Video Blog about lingcod fishing

Here's a short video where I talk about how I like to target lingcod.  I have one rock cod trip left for this year with open space if you'd like to join us for a TV show filming / fishing trip. Departs Nov. 10th out of Ventura, fishing the 11th aboard the Ranger 85.