Fishy Outings

Fishy Outings · September 12, 2021
Sunrise just south of Coronado Bridge
As we roll into mid-September and a fall approaches we start to see changes in the bays as water temperatures start to drop from the mid 70s and even near 80 degrees F in the far south bay the fishing remains great. The catching, which is almost always good, becomes even better in many areas. A lot of hot weather inland this summer has brought with it a bit more wind than is typical, making things difficult for float tubers at times; not so much for casting but for drift management and just...
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...