Fishing Picks of the Week

1. The yellowfin tuna bite remains good to excellent this week for San Diego and Oceanside boats. The action is best for the overnight an longer trips fishing in Mexican waters. The fish are close enough that the three-quarter day San Diego boats are also getting a piece of this action some days. Limits have not been uncommon on these 8- to 22-pound fish. This bite has been good for over a week now and more and more fish are moving north, even into U.S. waters, with some all the way up to Catalina. For an update on the action, check for the latest reports on

2. The Lake Skinner and Lake Silverwood catfish bites will continue to share the No. 2 spot this week. Both have been producing a lot of nice fish over the eight-pound mark, so pick the closer water. 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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