Fishing Picks of the Week

1. The big bluefin tuna move back into the top spot with overnight to 1.5-day boats scoring on the 70- to 120-pound fish on the Cortez and Tanner banks off San Clemente. There also continue to be a fair number of yellowfin tuna in local waters and many boats have posted mixed bags this week. One to three trophy tuna per rod have been common on these trips. With the continued warm weather, this season is far from over. For an update on this action, check

2. The largemouth bass bite at San Vicente Reservoir stays the top picks for at least another week. While the numbers of fish have declined, the bite is still good with a lot of three to five-pound bass showing, mostly on plastics fished drop-shot or Texas-rigged in 12 to 25 feet of water. Some of the fish are up into the six-pound range. For an update on the bite, call the marina at 619-390-1918.

3. The trout season in the Eastern Sierra Nevada runs through Nov. 15 (next Tuesday), and Crowley Lake stays in the top picks for this final weekend of the season. While the bite has slowed a little, there is still a good bite for fly anglers fishing midge patterns. The action is mostly on rainbows to four pounds or a little better. For an update on this bite, check with The Troutfitter in Mammoth Lakes at 760-934-2517 or one of the many guides working the lake.

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