San Diego Bay is a Winter Wonderland

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The bay fishing has really taken off with the 5-6′ tides and beautiful weather, its a winter wonderland out there – especially for the kids and families for the spotted bay bass.

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  • We have been catching 50-60 spotted bay bass per half day trips with parties of 3-4. We’re using Berkley Gulp Shrimp in “Natural” Color on 1/2 ounce lead heads fished on 10 pound power pro with 15 pound fluorocarbon top shot.

    Most of the fish we’re targeting and catching are in the channels, but there are some fish in the shallows now in the back that are catchable on 3″ swimbaits. Look for birds and other signs of bait back there.

    Sand bass fishing has been good also, fishing green and brown colored swimbaits in the channels on 1/2 ounce lead heads, and then up on the flats with 1/4 ounce lead heads in 8-13′ of water with the smaller 3″ swimbaits. We have also gotten some good halibut as well. We had one about 13 pounds the other day on the Gulp, and also broke two others off on the bass rigs. 

    The water temperature has been about 63 degrees on the surface, with flat calm conditions – perfect for fishing. 

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