Research Updates

Newly adopted regulation changes for all three bass species

You can watch the video of the discussion between the CADFG and the Fish and Game Commission leading up to the adoption of new regulations for the three bass species. The discussion begins at about 1:31:45 and ends at about 3:00:00 in the recording.

San Diego Bay tagging last week

I went tagging aboard the Deja Vu last week with Kim and Ed. We tagged a bunch of spotties in South Bay and around Habor Island...also caught-and-released a legal halibut! Thanks, guys!

DFG meeting tomorrow (Nov 6) to discuss bass regulations

Use the link to follow the starts at 9am, but the bass regulations are on agenda item 4, which will likely be sometime just before lunch.

Another nice calico pic from last week!

Devon lands a great fish...ready for tagging!

Article in the La Jolla Light about the tagging

Take a look at the recent article by Will Bowen in the La Jolla Light! Will has come tagging with us several times. Great article, Will! Thank you!

Featured WON article about the project by Pat McDonell

Check out Pat's article about the project in Western Outdoor News! Pat came tagging with us last week to catch some calicos and report about the research. Great article!

Calico tagging yesterday in La Jolla (Fri, Nov 2)

We had another productive trip yesterday! We fished with Ron Baker aboard the Point Loma from the northwest corner of La Jolla south to about Marine St, and tagged another 100 calicos, including a nice fish at about 5lbs. We also got a few more recaptures! Thanks to Fred Huber from the Daily Double for passing us live squid in the morning! And thanks to Matt from Optimum Baits for bringing out a ton of plastics for everyone to use! We also stopped off Crystal Pier on our way back in, and with the help of Kris Karpow on the Sea Watch, we were able to fill the tanks with more live squid! Thank you, Kris!!! Both trips aboard the Point Loma this week were really successful. Thank you to everyone who came out with us! This project wouldn't be possible without the help and support of everyone. Check back soon for more charter updates!

Results from today's tagging trip!

We had a great day on the water today!! It started off slowly in the morning fog, but the bite turned on in the afternoon off Wind'n'Sea. We tagged a total of about 130 calicos, and caught-and-released about a dozen kelp rockfish and a half dozen sheephead. Ron Baker is a great guy who loves to fish calicos more than anything, so it was a pleasure having him captain the Point Loma. Now it's time to start tagging spotties and sand bass in Mission and San Diego Bay in addition to the calico charters!

More calico charters this week!

We have two charters scheduled this week on Oct 30th (Tues) and Nov 2nd (Fri). We'll be fishing northwest La Jolla with a limited load of about 15 people...hopefully tag a bunch more calicos and sand bass! We still have a couple spots left, so email us at if you can make either of the trips. They'll run 6am-6pm each day. I'll send you the details if you can make it.

More pics from La Jolla and Point Loma


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