fishing report: mission bay, san diego, ca

This being my first trip to Mission Bay, and also my first time targeting Spotted Bay, Striped and Calico Bass, I had a lot to learn. The curve was not as steep as I thought it would be and I found you have to be able to adapt and learn as you fish in order to be successful.

The first morning in the bay, April 13th, I fished for six hours and didn’t catch fish until the fifth hour! I tried weighted lures, divers, jigs, and swim baits in combination with every color and method of retrieve I could think of. It was at that time I finally found the color, bait, and retrieve method that best worked to catch fish. Read More

fishing report: mission bay classic kayak tournament

On April 14th, I participated in the Mission Bay Classic Kayak Tournament, benefiting the Heroes on the Water’s Southern California Chapter. There were 147 participants fishing the bay this year in one of two divisions: the Bass division, involving the combined total weight of anglers’ three biggest legal Barred Sand Bass, Calico Bass or Spotted Sand Bass, and the Halibut division that focused on simply catching the biggest Halibut.

With a shotgun start at 7 a.m., all contestants left Camino Real Public Beach in Mission Beach, heading in all directions. Read More