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Bay Fishing Reports
Leopard sharks, bonefish still good in San Diego Bay

We are getting very high numbers of leopard sharks in the bay right now. It is almost as good as last month. I say that only because I have been all over; lakes one day, mouth of the bay the next, then somewhere south of the bridge. So, I haven’t been asked to target them quite like before. We are getting some big ones though.

Bay Fishing Reports
San Diego Bay producing good fishing ahead of storm

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. 

Bay Fishing Reports
Putnam’s smackdown on San Diego Bay

Using carolina rigs with previously frozen Ghost Shrimp on 8lb spinning setups we targeted San Diego Bonefish in the back bay. Not only did we get into a great bite of Bonefish, but they also mixed in 6 other different species including Smelt, Sand Bass, Spotted Bay Bass, Halibut, Yellowfin Croaker and Black Croaker in 4 hours of fishing.