1. The trophy bluefin tuna bite is still the top pick. Anglers have not seen the volume of quality tuna this close to the California coast in any living angler’s memory. The fish have mostly been from 70 to 90 pounds this past week for the overnight and 1.5-day boats. Bigger fish are caught daily and private boaters are seeing fish topping 200 pounds. Most boats are getting around a bluefin per rod (and losing from two to four six times that number), but some have had full limits of two-per-angler. Check with 976-Tuna.com for an update on this action and information on San Diego landings running these trips.
2. The cooler weather has been trigging striped bass bites throughout Southern California over the past week with more surface action and overall better action. Pyramid Lake has been particularly good with the topwater action lasting much of the day and the fish running from two to five pounds. For an update on this bite check with the staff manning the entrance booth at 661-295-7155.
3. Crowley Lake stays in the top picks because, if anything, the bite just keeps getting better and better for fly anglers fishing midge and perch minnow imitations. Many 20 to 40 fish days have been reported this past week and there are enough fish over 24-inches to make a trophy fish are real possibility. For an update on this action call The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517 or Sierra Drifters Guide Service at 760-935-4250.