Sea temps at 77 degrees in La Jolla

#2
I hope so. I'm going to hit Balboa early Wednesday morning. Seems to be a good spot for exotics when the water starts getting warm. Maybe some Bonito at least?
 

Snookie

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#4
This morning I heard that Newport was 78 degrees yesterday. A friend on Balboa caught 3 big bonitos, lost one and the two he had weighed about 3 pounds. Those are decent bonito. We only got some small halibut and one medium shovel nose guitarfish. Saw quite a few yellowfin croaker caught on mussels but they were small. Nothing unusual with the warm water,YET!

Snookie
 
#7
It was brutal today. Swells were pretty big and everything was dead. Fished from 630AM to about 1PM, live sand crabs, frozen squid, frozen anchovies, nada. Saw nothing but a few smelt caught anywhere on the pier. I'll be back on Monday, hopefully things shape up a bit better then.
 
#9
Yeah Wed was DEAD off the end, lots of tiny smelt but nothing chasing it but cormorants. Tried splasher, croc and jig/feather in all directions for several hours, not any interest, not even from the tiny barracuda or needle fish that were around the week before.