Posts tagged with "San Diego Fly Fishing"

Product Spotlight · June 28, 2019
Redington Predator 590-4 great lightweight saltwater fly rod
Throughout the saltwater fly fishing community a 9 foot 8 weight rod is usually the most commonly recommended starting rod. That is a great choice that will be useful for a wide range of conditions. However, in our Southern California bays and estuaries, the vast majority of fish caught will be less than two pounds in weight and often less than one pound and not a much fun when caught with an 8 weight rod compared to a lighter rod. Trout sized gear will often do quite nicely when pursuing our...
Fishy Outings · January 21, 2019
Spotted Bay Bass aka "Spottie" taken on the fly rod
San Diego has great year round angling, even during mid-winter, and San Diego bay is perhaps the most consistent local winter fishery. Except for when storms are passing through, winter breezes are often less than summer winds. When the ocean has six to twelve foot swells as has been the case over the last couple of weeks, the bay remains comparatively calm.
Fishy Outings · September 05, 2018
Fly Caught Skipjack
Some of the Stroud Tackle team headed out for a bluewater expedition yesterday with a goal of finding the skipjack tuna which have been around in plentiful numbers offshore recently. We love skipjack as a great light tackle sportfish and great table fare when properly prepared. “Skippies” are one of our favorite fly rod fish. The plan for the day was to head southwest to an area where the fish had recently been reported and start hunting. So we met at the dock at Shelter Island at 0530 and...
Fishy Outings · August 31, 2018
Calico bass taken on a Clouser Minnow
We made a quick outing today to the Point Loma kelp beds today before the holiday weekend crowds found their way to the water. We didn’t start too early, launching at 0630 at the Dana Landing ramp on Mission Bay. Launch ramp traffic was down compared to previous weeks. We headed in about 1100 to find the bay starting to get congested with early holiday traffic. The water was cooler than in recent weeks; we metered water temps from 68 - 72 F. A 3 foot swell at 8 seconds from the west had us...
Fish Species · August 27, 2018
The kelp bass, commonly called the “Calico” bass have been a popular game fish in Southern California for decades with conventional anglers. A long time staple of the local half and three-quarter day sport fishing party boats, they have become more popular with fly anglers over the last twenty years. The calico bass fishing around the kelp beds off of Pt. Loma and La Jolla has been excellent all summer and continues to be good. These powerful predators readily take the fly when on the feed...