Steady Winter Fishing Report For SoCal Anglers

As expected, last weekend’s calm weather resulted in good winter fishing up and down the coast. The most interesting news was Saturday’s report from the captain of the Legend who reported finding a school of bluefin tuna on a 3/4-day offshore charter. The boat only landed a single 30-pound class fish but their success bodes well for another early offshore season.

Another indicator of an early season is the water temperature and quality in our local waters. I fished San Clemente Island on Sunday and found water as warm as 64-degrees between the islands and as high as 66 between Catalina and the mainland. While there probably aren’t any tuna up here yet, there’s plenty of bait in the area so the table is set and ready for early season dinner guests.

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