It’s always a pleasure hosting families that take what precious vacation time they have together, to call me and visit our wonderful fishery. Of course I am referring to San Diego Bay. By far, San Diego Bay is without any doubt in my mind, the greatest fishery in the southwest. And I love showing it off to my summer visitors.
Now I know just as all of us locals know, San Diego Bay is a year round fishery for sure, but when it heats up in the triple digits in Arizona and Nevada, and our desert dwelling friends come to escape the heat, it is nice to know that we have fish waiting to greet them, and treat them like family. Over the years, after seeing some of the same folks return each and every summer, some of them (to me) are family.
Whether you get yourselves on a deep spawning aggregation of spotted sand bass, over a sunken sabot loaded with sharks, a slow sloping beach of smelt grabbing halibut, or on a shrimp loaded flat with hungry bonefish, San Diego Bay has the fish to entertain.
So while there may be some of you east of I-15 dreading the heat, there is a playground of misty gray 70 degree bliss. Get out there and enjoy it.
Have a very blessed summer.