Daily Fish Report

Captain Justin Fleck

Tuesday, July 26

Update from the Ridge

Captain Justin Fleck called up this morning with an update from the Excel out of Fisherman's Landing in San Diego, CA. We are checking in from The Ridge. We started at the Rock and had 40 Wahoo. We then moved to the Ridge and has some more great fishing. The Yellowtail were biting at the Ridge on everything. We were catching mid-grade Yellows on Yo-yo Iron, Surface Iron, Dropper Loop, Fly-lined baits and Poppers too! We also had 80 to 90 Yellowfin Tuna. There was also some good action on Wahoo at the Ridge. We had about 60 or so of those.

We are making our way back up the line and we will be looking for some other action … perhaps some Halibut.

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DateDescription
July 2016
07-26-2016 Update from the Ridge
Captain Justin Fleck called up this morning with an update from the Excel out of Fisherman's Landing in San Diego CA We are checking in from The Ridge We started at the Rock and had Wahoo We then moved to the Ridge and has some more great fishing The Yellowtail were biting at the Ridge on everything We were catching mid-grade Yellows on Yo-yo Iron Surface Iron Dropper Loop Fly-lined baits and Poppers too We also had to Yellowfin Tuna There was also some good action on Wahoo at the Ridge We had about or so of those br br We More ...
07-22-2016 Alijos Rocks Wahoo Report
Captain Justin Fleck called in tonight with an update from the Excel We arrived at Alijos Rocks and found a fair sign of Wahoo We had enough to keep us busy for the day We kept about Wahoo today We did not see enough to keep us there for tomorrow So we are heading towards the ridge to look around More ...
07-21-2016 Sogioka/Stires Departs
Hello Anglers We departed today on our Sogioka Stires th anniversary day trip Picked up a decent load of bait and are now headed south in good weather We will start off our trip looking for wahoo down below Wish us luck More ...
07-18-2016 Yanking and Cranking
Captain Justin Fleck checked in with an audio update from the Excel out of Fisherman's Landing in San Diego CA We are currently on our Family Day trip We have a bunch of kids with some new faces We fished down the beach with good conditions and weather We caught Yellowtail to pound We has also caught some Bass Lingcod Reds Chuckleheads and other assorted Rockfish Br br Let's just say eveyone is having fun Yanking and Cranking on the Big X More ...
07-16-2016 Wrapping it up
Hello anglers For the last couple of days we've been fishing offshore for yellowfin tuna It's been hit or miss with plenty of fish to look at only a few of the schools would bite We ended up with a handfull of tuna and a dozen yellows off kelps and even a couple Dorado it the mix We will be at Fishermans Landing tomorrow at See you there More ...
07-13-2016 All Day Action
Hello anglers Today was a little different There was no sign of wahoo but the yellows started biting first thing this morning We were able to pick away at them for most of the day They were all good grade - lbs We also had a dozen white seabass in the mix We will be leaving tonight working up the line Wish us luck More ...
07-12-2016 New area
Hello anglers The morning started off good with jig strike after jig strike on the wahoo It was hot and heavy for a short window and then it was over Luckily after the Wahoo stopped biting the yellows started so we concentrated on those the rest of the day We are spending the night here and try it again tomorrow Wish us luck More ...
07-11-2016 The Rocks
Hello anglers We ended up coming out to Alijos Rocks I never get tired of coming out here you never know what your going to catch and I'm still amazed that these rocks are sticking out of the ocean in the middle of nowhere Regardless the fishing wasn't quite as exciting We fished around there all day for a handfull of wahoo and a couple yellowtail At about we threw in the towel and started heading to a new area Be there in the morning Wish us luck More ...
07-09-2016 Fresh out
Hello anglers Today we departed on our annual Team Hoo Tuna Rodeo Day trip We picked up a good load of bait and cleared the point around noon I haven't decided were we are going to start yet but definitely heading south Wish us luck More ...
07-08-2016 Good Ending
Hello anglers Today we fished offshore We looked at a lot of good water and many kelps for just a handful of fish Until late in the day just as I was about to call it a trip I saw a large kelp through my glasses We had to try it the biggest one of the day and sure enough it had a nice school on it After drifting with it for over a hour we had a brimming box of good grade yellows - lbs Also a couple of Dorado in the mix It was a great way to end More ...
07-06-2016 Afternoon Madness
Hello anglers We arrived at our destination around It didn't take us long to find a nice school of good grade yellowtail As soon as the anchor went down the fish started boiling around the boat Before we came tight on the anchor we had or going After about an hour of madness things started to slow down then eventually the school was gone We continued to scratch at yellows the rest of the afternoon hitting various spots We will be spending the night here and try our luck tomorrow More ...
07-06-2016 Afternoon Madness
Hello anglers We arrived at our destination around It didn't take us long to find a nice school of good grade yellowtail As soon as the anchor went down the fish started boiling around the boat Before we came tight on the anchor we had or going After about an hour of madness things started to slow down then eventually the school was gone We continued to scratch at yellows the rest of the afternoon hitting various spots We will be spending the night here and try our luck tomorrow More ...
07-05-2016 Fresh out
Hello anglers Today we departed on our annual Excel Day Open trip We picked up a decent load of bait and cleared the point around We will be headed south wish us luck More ...
07-02-2016 Excel Headed For Home
Capt Justin checked in from the Excel as they finished off there Yellowtail counts for the trip we then went offshore with only a few jig strikes on the smaller grade Yellowfin The water looked great lots of bird life just not much on the tuna out there We then headed along the beach and picked up some rockfis and lingcod plus there was plenty of signs of Yellowtail along the beaches We are headed in and are taking a couple days off for the holidays and right back out just after that More ...
07-01-2016 Islands Update
Captain Justin Fleck checked in from the Excel Today we are fishing at the Islands and we are having great fishing for Yellowtail The fish are biting fly-lined baits yoyo jig and surface iron The fish are to pounds The weather is flat calm We will check in later with another report More ...
07-07-2016 All Day Action
Hello anglers We woke this morning to good sign of fish Birds were working and yellowtail were chipping the surface of the water We spent the day running from spot to spot and put together a very nice catch We will be leaving tonight headed offshore in search of tuna Wish us luck More ...