I fished the last 4 out of 5 days in San Diego Bay. The water is warming up with surface temperatures around 64-65 in the mid bay and 67-68 in the back bay. Bonefish have lit up back there, releasing more than 10 many days – along with yellowfin croaker in the mix. We also targeted some spotted bay bass with good success on outgoing tides. Yesterday, a 17 year old client celebrating his birthday landed a 31″ halibut.
The bite did seem to slow down yesterday with the incoming low pressure system. I am sure the bay bite will be back to full swing once the weather clears out.
With the coastal temperatures predicted to be in the 80’s on the coast, my girl and favorite fishing partner Rachel, decided to make the executive decision to make Sunday a casual fishing and boating day. I was not going to argue with that! So we packed up the boat and gear around 8:30am on Sunday morning and headed down to San Diego Bay.
A 25 year old male was pronounced dead at UCSD Medical Center after an apparent diving accident Tuesday night in Mission Bay. The young man was pulled from the bay by his dive partner at around 8:30 PM, after being separated for approximately 10 minutes. The diver was unconscious when his friend located him in the water after spotting his dive light in the water. Emergency responders, including Lifeguards performed CPR on the man, but those efforts were unsuccessful.
The “Big Bay” (drawn from its comparison to the smaller Mission Bay) as it is affectionately called by locals, provides…