Fishing picks of the week

1. It is typical fall ocean fishing with the yellowfin tuna and dorado action hot for the 1 1/2-day boats running out of San Diego. These are mostly 8 to 25-pound yellowfin and the biggest volume of fish is 90 miles from Point Loma. The dorado are 4 to 18 pounds and limits (five tuna, two dorado per day) have been common for both. Check with for an update on this action and information on San Diego landings running these trips. For an update on this action, check

2. The largemouth bass bite at San Vicente Reservoir, just reopened after being closed since 2008, was excellent with a 12-fish-per-angler average for those checked by the Department of Fish and Wildlife. But many anglers reported 50-fish opening Thursday and through the weekend. Bass to 7 pounds were reported by the DFW, but many bigger fish (up to 10 pounds) were reportedly caught and released. For an update on the bite or how to get a reservation, call the marina at 619-390-1918.

3. The 12th annual Troutfest, a two-day fishing derby run by Western Outdoor News, will be held this Saturday and Sunday, at Big Bear Lake and the already-good trout action will just get better after plants prior to the derby. Top prize is a boat and motor package. Registrations are still available. Until Thursday, Sept. 29, call Billy Egan at 949-366-0248, afterwards, there is on-site registration at the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce. Entry is $75 for adults, $50 for kids 15 and under. For fishing information, call Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222.

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