Ok, this is a great freshwater site, and until we incorporate some saltwater based information, it is easy for us as editors to write about saltwater via blogs. I am no expert on saltwater fishing, however I am well versed. I would like to share some very recent stats on the happenings of the saltwater side as of late.
Right now we are all in one of the richest fishing times to go out on the big blue and catch a ton of fish, but please remember selective harvest. The charter boats are probably the easiest way to get on the fish with very little experience and also without having your own boat.
There are so many fish being brought onboard that if you would like to have a chance at a new species and a trophy one at that, you are missing out. For less crowded boats, check out the six pack boats, they are only a little bit more out of the wallet but offer far less crowded decks.
I have seen 55 pound white sea bass caught by out of town visitors, 5 and 6 yellowtails per person ranging from 15 to 30 pounds, and im pretty sure there was a 60 pound halibut caught only a few weeks ago. Every day there are a ton of fish coming in from literally every species out there. So if your new to the whole thing and a little intimidated, just get out there and go. Hand a deck hand a few extra bucks and ask him to help you out. They will do their best to show you a great time and create a lifelong memory for you.
Linger trips averaging 5 to 7 days on the water are getting 4 to 5 hundred tuna and 2 to 3 hundred yellowtail (these are in the jack family). Overnight boats are reaching 40-60 bluefin tuna, and around 40 yellowtail. Coronados islands trips are getting up to 40 yellowtails and barracuda. These are just some recent numbers. If you really want to get more information, write an email to editor Joe Sarmiento.