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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Free Fishing Seminar This Thursday March 1st in Seal Beach, CA

I'll be doing a fishing seminar this Thursday March 1st at Big Fish Tackle in Seal Beach. Both Shawn Morgan and I will be talking. I'll be covering in-shore fishing and Shawn will be talking about halibut and surf fishing. This is going to be a fun night and we'll be giving you lots of get info to help you catch more fish.
Seminar starts at 6 PM, make plane to join us there.

Last Nights Lobster Report

Lobster fishing last night was pretty good, but we really had to work hard at it. The first spot I wanted to fish was taken when we got there, but it was a friend of mine and he didn't mind us fishing around him so we did, about an hour after dark he took off to his secret spots.

On this trip it was just my friend Greg and I fishing. We picked away all night and at 11PM we called it a night. We ended up with 13 legals and tossed back around 8 shorts. like i said it was good fishing, but we had to work at it all night long.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Free Fishing Semiar This Thrusday in Seal Beach, CA

I'll be doing a fishing seminar this Thursday March 1st at Big Fish Tackle in Seal Beach. Both Shawn Morgan and I will be talking. Seminar starts at 6 PM, make plane to join us there.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

How to cook a trout

Check out this video on how to cook up a simple trout dish.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Miami Boat Show

Earlier this week I was at the Miami Boat Show. There was so much cool stuff there to see. In the upcoming weeks I'll be posting about many of the new things that I saw there. I got a chance at the show to visit with the guys at Skeeter Boats. I use a 24ZX Skeeter right now and I like the boat a lot, I was excited to see all the changes they have made for next years models, I can't wait to get mine. Well I just got back home, but it was was a fun and fast three days in Miami. I'll see you all on the water very soon!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Dan Hernandez Fish Batter Mix, so easy even a kid can do it.

Here's a blog i found about a kid cooking with my fish batter mix. I hope you enjoy it.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Yellowtail make a showing in Ensenada.

Here's a fishing report from Ensenada from a friend of mine.

The yellowtail went off today. The Reel Adventure out of Marina Coral scored 14 between 20-30 lbs., Azteca Too had 6 with a couple of other misc. scores on other boats. I should be back on the water with a brand new lower unit by the weekend. Most fish were deep on the yo yo iron.
Louie Prieto

Monday, February 13, 2012

Lobster Report for Feb 12, 2012 out of Long Beach

Last night I had another lobster charter out on Long Beach. The whole month of February has been awesome, every charter we have landed ten or more legals, last night was no different. We left my dock around 4:30, with all our hoops baited and ready to drop. by 6:00 everything was set. we had a little wind at first, but as the night went on the weather just got better and better.

on our first round we had two legal lobsters, on the next round three, soon we had nine and it was still early. around 8PM it seemed like they stopped walking so we moved over to a different area, still inside of the harbor. Quickly we found more lobsters. We ended the night with 14 lobsters, several of them were really nice ones. the bait again was salmon heads and the bugs were in 25-35 feet of water. I'm all booked for this week, but I have dates open if you'd like to book a lobster trip with me for next week. You can call our office at 562-865-3764.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Spot lights for Lobster Fishing

Over the past two years I have been doing a lot of blogging about lobster fishing, how to find lobsters, what bait to use and which hoop nets I like. Another important item that you'll need for lobster fishing is good spot lights. I have several that I use. some are rechargeable spot light and another I just started to use as a back up has been the Energizer® Hard Case® Professional® LED Spotlight and their smaller Energizer® Hard Case® Professional® 2 AA Swivel Head. What I do is use my rechargeable light until they run out and the I use these lights, the small swivel head I use mainly inside my boat to check and see if a lobster is legal to keep. You can never have enough lights when your out there at night and these two light have worked great for me this season. I just wanted to share this with you all.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Saving your lobsters

People have been asking me how I save my lobsters. The best way that I have found is to use my GameSaver and vacuum pack them. What you need to do first is cut the sharp points off the bottom of the lobster's tail, then just place the lobster tail in a GameSaver bag and you're all set. GameSaver now has new heavier bags and bags that are divided so you can pack away three or four lobsters in one pre-made bag. I use my GameSaver for fish and for extra tackle and now I use it for lobsters too. Everyone should own one of these units.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Lobster report for 02/ 04 out of Long Beach- Family Trip

This past Saturday I took my brother Paul and his family out hooping for lobsters out of Long Beach. We left my boat slip at 4:30 and had all the hooping in the water before 6PM. Since it was almost a full moon I didn't know what to expect. The trips earlier in the week had all been great, 18 one night, 14 another and 12 last week. My brother never wants to go fishing so when he asked, I said sure lets go. On the boat with me was his wife Brenda and their son Josh. None of them had ever been lobster fishing and had never been out on the water in the dark.

I did my first pull just before sunset so we would have a enough daylight for them to see what we would be all night. Brenda used the gaff and pulled in the nets and my brother and I did most most of the pulling. Josh and Brenda did some of the pulling later. On our first round of pulling the net were all empty, I kind of expected that still the sun was still out. After letting them sit for 20 mins we pulled them again, this time we got two legals, next round we got three.  it was pretty good for a while and then around 8:30 they stopped walking. I see this a lot on full moons, they just seem to always stop walking early. If this had been a normal charter I would of moved around and stayed at it for a few more hours, but my nephew was done and wanted to head in. We ended the night with 10 legals and two nice size crabs. We go in so early that I was already home by the time I normally just get in. The bait was salmon heads as usually and most of the bugs were in 25-30 feet of water. I think later this week it should be great again, this was the fifth trip in two weeks were we got 10 or more lobsters. I had a great time on the water with my brother and his family, we plan to do it again before the season ends next month.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Our list of 2012 Fishing / Filming Charters is now posted

Our 2012 fishing / filming charter list is now up and posted on our website at We have everything from local 3/4 day to offshore tuna trips and a weekend trip to the East Cape, we might event add a five day island trip at the end of the year. We also added two new locations for this year too. If you have any questions about any of our trips, please call our office at 562-865-3764. Sign up today, trips are already starting to fill up.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Another Recod Night for Me on the Lobsters

When I went out over the weekend and got 14 for three of us, I thought that was about as good as it can get, welll I was wrong, last night I got 19! The first one of the night was over 7 pounds and it just didn't let up. Most of the bugs were in 35 feet of water, a few I picked up at the end of LB wall in under 30 feet. The bait again was salmon heads. The weather was perfect and we didn't get any wind intil 10;30, by then it was over and we were heading in, Last night I fished three different areas and all of them had bugs. With a full moon almost here, i'm not sure how much longer this will last, but I know several of you have done great on full moons in the past. On a diiferent subject I have all my TV filming / fishing charter dates now posted on my website at Sign up soon if you'd like to join me and be on TV. This will be my 24th year on TV, thank you all for all your support over the years.

Here's some news for you about the MLPA

Anglers’ Fight to Stop No-Fishing Zones in California Moves Forward

Court of Appeals Rules Against the Fish and Game Commission and Allows Appeal to be Heard

Sacramento, CA – February 3, 2012 – The Partnership for Sustainable Oceans (PSO) announced that the fight against regulations established through the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative that are blocking access to much of California’s coastal waters for recreational anglers, boaters, divers and commercial fishermen alike is moving forward. On January 30, 2012, the California Court of Appeals ruled in favor of allowing an appeal filed by Coastside Fishing Club, one of the three petitioners in litigation before the San Diego Superior Court challenging MLPA regulations adopted by California’s Fish and Game Commission for the North Central Coast, to proceed without delay. Coastside filed its appeal on December 15, 2011 with California's 4th District Court of Appeal. In response, lawyers for the commission asked the Court to dismiss Coastside’s appeal on grounds that it was premature. The Court denied the commission's request without comment.

Coastside appealed Judge Ronald Prager’s denial of its request for a Writ of Mandate voiding MLPA regulations adopted by the commission for California's North Central Coast in 2009 based on legal defects in implementing California law. After a careful review, Coastside concluded that Judge Prager's October 2011 ruling is inconsistent with the mandates of the law as established by the legislature. The outcome of the appeal of Judge Prager's ruling on the North Central Coast regulations would likely influence the resolution of a similar challenge to the validity of the South Coast regulations brought in the same lawsuit by Coastside's co-plaintiffs, United Anglers of Southern California and Robert C. Fletcher.
"Now that the MLPA regulations have gone into effect in Southern California, I hope anglers fully recognize the significant threat these unwarranted closures pose to the future of saltwater fishing in California,” said John Gaebel, chairman of United Anglers of Southern California. “Fortunately the battle is not over yet, as the legal challenge continues to move forward in the Court of Appeals. Now, more than ever, we need folks to step up and contribute as much as they can to help us keep up the fight.”

To raise funds for the legal challenge, the PSO is urging anglers, boaters and anyone interested in a fair legal process to visit and contribute to the effort. Under the “Donate” section of the site, individuals can contribute $5 or more a month on a recurring basis, or make a one-time donation. All proceeds will directly support legal action to keep California’s healthy and abundance coastal waters open to sportfishing.
“Based on initial returns, the website has tremendous potential to raise the funds needed to protect sportfishing access in California,” said Bob Fletcher, former president of the Sportfishing Association of California and a plaintiff in the lawsuit. “In order to keep the legal challenge going over the coming months, we need anglers to step up and pledge their support. A simple $5 or more monthly contribution to the legal effort will go a long way towards ensuring that current and future generations can enjoy accessing California’s coastal waters.”