Fishing Picks of the Week

1. The offshore yellowtail, dorado, and yellowfin tuna fishing for the San Diego fleet fishing overnight and longer trips is excellent, with many boats reporting limits of yellowtail and a nice mix of dorado, yellowfin, and quality bonito. The best bite is from off Ensenada down the coast to about the 60-mile range, and the boats are all pretty much fishing kelp paddies. Check on the latest fish counts at with great counts of fish, usually limits of yellowtail. Check with for the latest counts.

2. The Lake Skinner catfish bite is staying in the top picks because of the volume of nice catfish being landed, including a good number of fish topping 10 pounds. The action has been best on at Ramp No. 2 and all along the south shore coves. Early morning and late evening have been the best times to fish. For an update on the bite, check with the marina staff at 951-926-8515.

3. Yep, it’s still here. The Crowley Lake’s trout bite just wonít seem to go away this year for the fly-fishing crowd. While the bite is mostly cutthroats up to 20 inches or better, a lot of anglers are still posting Crowley Lake Slams (a cutthroat, rainbows, and brown trout on the same trip). The bite has been almost exclusively on midge patterns under an indicator, but the perch fry are thick and stripping streamers or fishing small pattern under and indicator is also working. For an update on this action, check with the Troutfitter in Mammoth Lakes at 760-934-2517.

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