29 results for author: SWBA Staff

Fishing San Diego Bay, ‘The Big Bay’

Rich fishing history San Diego Bay, also known as 'The Big Bay', is a large natural bay that stretches twelve miles and borders five cities - San Diego, National City, Chula Vista, Imperial Beach and Coronado. The bay's storied history includes a very rich fishing history. In the late 1800's and early 1900's fishing became a ... More

The Forgotten Coastline

You take an 8 year old, a 7 year old, a 10 year old, a Mom who put up with WAY more than most and a Dad who could build his own boats, triangulate spots and fish as well as any I've ever known.   Send them on a weekend vacation to a town where U.S. Marines, Pawn Shops and special ladies reside and you've got the picture of ... More

Anatomy of a Grounding

As the 2007 Saltwater Bass Anglers (SWBA) tournament series gets underway on February 3, 2007, I thought now would be a great time to remind the inshore bass thumpers of the importance of making sure all of your emergency equipment is in good working order. During the second stage of the 2006 tournament series, our team was ... More

Fishing Big Baits Will Produce

And as the saying goes... If you do anything long enough you'll eventually get lucky. Hell, it's the law of averages; right? Wrong. That being said, I've never caught a Calico Bass that was as big as the one my buddy Tom Mishek caught on my boat late last month, and I've been actively fishing for them for over ten years! ... More

The Skinny On Fishing Newport Harbor

The 1st stop in the SWBA 2006 "Race for the Cup" Newport Harbor is known as one of the finest small boat harbors in the world. It is as functional as it is beautiful. Boat slips line most of the shoreline, in addition to mid channel anchorage. All size recreational and commercial boats can be accommodated, from the smallest ... More

Face-Off at the Wall

Spinner baits were key in helping Keith Michael and Jim Behrens win the top ten Finale'. Keith and Jim weighed 5 bass for 14.86lbs. and also took "Big Fish" honors with a Sand Bass that weighed 3.49lbs. PHOTO:HeeYoung Park Season Finale' "Face off at the Wall" It seems like only yesterday... we gathered in the parking ... More

A Day On The Water with Jack Sowell

You could hear the shotgun start from the sign-up desk in the parking lot as 33 boats raced away to secure 5 Calico Bass in the hopes of adorning “The Cup” with their team's name. The weather couldn't have been better, flat calm seas with the air temperature in the upper 70s.The field was split; most headed north to fish ... More

Spotties, Spotties, Spotties

That was the word of the day for the 2005 series opener, “The Cabin Fever Reliever”, the bay bass tournament that marks the official beginning of the “Race for the Cup” series. Using artificial baits, teams fished for 7 hours with the goal of catching a limit of 5 Spotted Sand Bass that would out-weigh the rest of ... More

Fishing The Wall: Pitchin’ the Ultimate Saltwater Riprap

The Long Beach Breakwater better known as “The Wall”, is a unique fishery in and of itself. Situated within such heavy industry and shipping traffic, it seems almost foreign to be catching bass while several thousand-ton super freighters slide eerily by in the darkness. If you talk to someone about fishing the wall at ... More