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Bill DePriest-Editor/Publisher
Just About Finished Up
Bill DePriest-Editor/Publisher
Sep. 28 2010, 11:05 PM - 1 Comments
Just About Finished Up

I would say that after fishing both the Zane Grey and the Catalina Classic in some of the poorest conditions I have ever fished in that my offshore season is just about up! I am not saying that if the marlin start to bite or if there is a wild fall season of tuna I won’t go, but my offshore gear is being stowed away. I am gearing up to do some rockfishing (which, by the way, is my favorite type of fishing) at Clemente, taking a few friends out to pull on some small threshers.  The hoopnets are being dusted off, and we are ready to eat some bugs.



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Sure, it’s a late season...
Bill DePriest-Editor/Publisher
Jul. 23 2010, 10:48 AM - 1 Comments
Sure, it’s a late season...

Yes, I know, everyone is chomping at the bit for the fish to really get here. Tuna at 140 nautical miles from San Diego does not qualify as our "local" tuna season. Although things are late, they are coming.

By the way, they are late everywhere in the world on the Pacific. I heard that...


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San Clemente Island
Bill DePriest-Editor/Publisher
Mar. 24 2010, 3:02 PM - 0 Comments
San Clemente Island

As the water starts to warm up, we spend weekend after weekend trying to get on that great yellowtail bite at Clemente. I have taken two trips so far, and although there are some fish showing on the front, the backside is still not giving any of its golden bounty.



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The Giant Squid Bite Is On
Bill DePriest-Editor/Publisher
Feb. 5 2010, 4:50 PM - 2 Comments
The Giant Squid Bite Is On

Tuesday night, I took Dan from the office and my buddy Kip out to catch giant squid. We all have done it before, but it's worth doing when they come in.


 

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Who are the true hardcore fishermen, anyway?
Bill DePriest-Editor/Publisher
Jan. 8 2010, 3:10 PM - 1 Comments
Who are the true hardcore fishermen, anyway?

Over the break between Christmas and New Year, I found myself boat-less with a son who wanted to go fishing. So we ended up at a little pond by the house, catching tiny largemouth bass with a worm and bobber. We struck up a conversation with a gentleman who spends a couple hours a day in this tiny pond. He is a diligent angler and works hard to catch; the problem is that the only fish to catch are tiny largemouth bass and a couple of two pounders or so, along with a selection of small turtles that take the bait on accident. He is definitely what I would call a hardcore angler; he just loves to fish.



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It is on its way back!
Bill DePriest-Editor/Publisher
Dec. 1 2009, 10:07 AM - 1 Comments
It is on its way back!

With Christmas quickly approaching and thanksgiving just in our dust, we need to reflect back on this year. It has been a tough one for the entire world economically. We have in most industries seen a slowdown in the fairytale economic world we were living in. Our homes were worth double what we bought them for and our stocks were soaring high. It is on its way back!

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The finally some answers on November 10th to the whole MLPA mess
Bill DePriest-Editor/Publisher
Nov. 30 2009, 12:00 AM - 0 Comments
After over a year in the process for Southern California's shot at the dysfunctional MLPA process we are looking to get a few answers as to what we may really be looking at, map wise that is. The Blue Ribbon Task Force is set to make a decision on its recommendation to the DFG Commission on November 10th which is just days away.


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Marlin Season rocked this year!
Bill DePriest-Editor/Publisher
Oct. 9 2009, 12:41 PM - 1 Comments
Our marlin season this year was outstanding. We finished 4th and 5th place on the 1 Hot Tuna in the Catalina Classic this year with two tankers.

It started out with an early season trip in July with our printer Chris which resulted in a release of a huge local marlin much larger than our two Catalina Classic fish.

We didnt have too many trips this year but we made the most of what time we had on the water. Our tournament journey started out with a quick release on our prefish day in the first ten minutes on the water. The sleepers were right outside laguna and Scott made a great cast and we released a nice fish in short order.

The tournament went on with us catching two nice qualifiers and having first place for the first hours of the tournament and by the end of day one we were knocked to third. By the end of the second day our larger qualifier still would not hold out and we took fourth and fifth. We were the only team to catch two qualifiers this year.



 

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Marlin sure started off with a bang!
Bill DePriest-Editor/Publisher
Aug. 21 2009, 9:45 AM - 0 Comments
Our first trip offshore took us to the 43 for a handful of albacore, a huge yellowtail, and a lost bluefin. Hey, not bad when most sport boats weren't clearing 15 fish at the time.

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Day-timing Swords on the East Coast
Bill DePriest-Editor/Publisher
Jul. 28 2009, 4:19 PM - 0 Comments
While out in Florida Scott from the office and I made our way up to deep-drop during the daytime with my good friend Capt. Cory Burlew. This was my first time sword-fishing in Florida without the wind blowing a gust.



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