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Thursday, May 31, 2012

May winners

The winner for the month of May is Jarrett Rosenthal, he caught this very nice calico bass in the 19"-20" range from the shore on a custom Denver Broncos pattern swimgrub.  Its nice seeing the custom patterns do well this month, also had a couple submissions with a firetiger pattern that had the lead for a while until this calico overtook it. 

The winner for the silver fish contest is Alvin Arreola, he caught this nice 22" shortfin corvina using the 3" aquamarine pattern swimgrub. 
I want to thank everyone for their submissions, even though there werent too many in May. 
I had no submissions for freshwater fish, so I will not have an ongoing freshwater fish photo contest. 
Photo contests for June include silver fish, halibut, and of course our normal one for any fish.
I would like to add that I have had more reports of fish caught with custom patterns than normal ones for the month of May lol, like this chunky spotty on a firetiger pattern :)

As a matter of fact, this pattern did so well I just might include it on the color chart soon ;)

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Some news

Well lets face it, daytime fishing from the shore has been a little rough for the last couple months.  But, if you can get out on a boat, the halibut are going off really well right now, almost exactly a year later when it went off last year.  Out of all the recent bay reports I have seen and heard about, there have been several between 26"-32" caught either drifting large sardines, and even some caught on bass jigs with plastic trailers.  Surf fishing has rewarded a few lucky guys with some nice ones as well, most of them being caught with a shallow diving crankbait.  Speaking of surf fishing, thats where I have been spending most my fishing time as of late, and a couple things I wanted to note about include the nice spawning spotfin croaker that have been being caught here and there, some really nice corbina sightings, and all the 6"-11" perch you can manage.  Only bad part, is the conditions...  The sea weed infested shoreline has made it really tough to get decent sessions in, but those who toughed it out and found openings in the mess have found a steady bite until the next clump of junk rolled in.  Another thing worth mentioning for those of you who like to use heavy gear and big baits, the leopard sharks have been in really thick lately and they are gladly chewing on dead perch about 4" in length.  Last thing I wanted to mention about surf fishing, is the sunset bite seems to be rewarding anglers with really chunky yellowfin croaker, most being caught on sand crabs. 
Im not one to really post about sport fishing, but the Coronado Islands are putting out insane numbers of quality yellowtail, while the La Jolla area is still giving up a few decent white seabass and nice calico bass. 
Speaking of white seabass, there have been several of them being caught inside the bays, and a few nice 10lb'ers spotted swimming around Mission Bay.  Some of the nicer spotties have been caught with spinnerbaits, not too many nice plastic spotty reports coming in at all.

Whatever your fishing style is, get out there and get some.  There is always something biting somewhere.  Thats the beauty about our local waters here in this great city!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Another freshwater photo contest :)

It seems as though some of the freshwater anglers are starting to use swimgrubs a little bit more often, so I have decided to make a freshwater photo contest for this month.  If I get a decent amount of submissions by different anglers, I will make it a normal monthly contest just like the saltwater one.  Otherwise it will just be for this month.  This contest will be for the nicest freshwater fish caught with any T&C bait.  The bait must be visible as always, but there is no tape requirement, although its encouraged for decision making purposes.  Email me with any questions you may have at tclures@hotmail.com   :)

Silver fish of the month(April)

Nancy Ortiz landed this nice bonefish while fishing in the South Bay, she caught it with the 3" aquamarine pattern swimgrub.  She made sure that the bait was visible in the photo which will reward her with some new test patterns.  The photo did not do the fish any justice as it was pushing 19", a personal best for Nancy!

Kirk Gosset was my winner for being the first to send me a photo of a largemouth bass at least 12" with the bait and tape measurement visible.

Sean Weyer won the regular monthly photo contest with a nice halibut, but could have claimed the silver fish contest as well had he had the bait visible in the photo lol, he caught this nice 22" corvina while using the 3" jacksmelt pattern swimgrub.  There is still another silver fish contest for this month, so you still have a chance!  Remember, the bait must be visible, and taped shots are encouraged but not required for the silver fish contest.   

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

April winner

This months winner is Sean Weyer, he caught this 25" halibut while using the jacksmelt pattern swimgrub.