San Diego Bay is in great shape right now and the fishing is good! I’ve had a lot of charters lately with clients catching a wide variety of fish in the bay including bass, halibut, bonefish, corvina, leopard sharks, bat rays, shovelnose and smooth hounds sharks.
The bass have primarily been coming on 3″ Berkley Gulp!® shrimp on 1/2 oz lead heads as well as 3″ swimbaits in brown and green colors. We’re fishing those baits on 10 lb braided line with a 15 lb fluorocarbon topshot.
Corvina have been coming in grey light or at night on topwater lures. It’s always fun to be able to throw a Zara Spook or Lucky Craft Sammy around the bay just like you would bass fishing on the lakes. It’s really exciting to see a big corvina or halibut smash it on the surface.
All of the sharks and rays are coming on cut bait fished on a dropper loop with 40 lb test.
One of the most important things to pay attention to when fishing the bay is the tide. It doesn’t matter what time of day it is, if the tide is moving they are biting. We have some good weather this week so now is a great time to go fishing – whether on the bay or offshore.
I can’t say enough about the “Big Bay” – this place continues to put big smiles on my clients’ faces, from list kids to grown adults.