Fishing Picks of the Week

1. The yellowfin tuna bite broke wide open this week for the San Diego fleet. The bulk of this action is in Mexican waters for the three-quarter-day and longer-trips. Some boats have posted five fish limits on these 6- to 22-pound fish, and the bite has been getting better by the day and moving north. The fish are already showing all the way to Catalina. For an update on the action, check for the latest reports on

2. The Lake Skinner and Lake Silverwood catfish bite share the No. 2 spot this week. Both have been producing a lot of nice fish over the 8-pound mark. Early morning and late evening have been the best times to fish. For an update on these bites, check with the marina staff at each lake. For Skinner, call 951-926-8515. For Silverwood, call 760-389-2299.

3. Staying in the top picks yet another week, the Crowley Lake trout bite remains simply one of the best bets in the whole region. Ten- to 20-fish days are still likely, and the quality remains 2.5- to 4-pound fish. The action is for fly-anglers fishing midge patterns under an indicator and casting perch minnow imitations along weed beds. Cutthroats, rainbows, and browns are all in the mix. For an update on this action, check with the Troutfitter in Mammoth Lakes at 760-934-2517.

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