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 976-Tuna.com for an update on this action and information on San Diego landings running these trips. For an update on this action, check 976-tuna.com.
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.