Bass Boats Out of Beer Cans

A couple empty beer cans, a few hundred bucks, a weekend of work in the driveway and've got a purpose built paralabrax punisher. A lot of guys out there own aluminum boats and find themselves applying bass fishing techniques like flipping', pitchin' and casting more often than trolling or anchoring up. For these guys, the ... More

California Offshore Challenge: Reflections

Good Times with Good Friends! Hot summer days, bikinis on the beaches, warm water, when one thinks of theses things, one place comes to mind, Southern California. For those of us who have been fortunate enough to live here our entire lives, we look forward to the warm weather and bikinis on the beaches. Fishermen also look forward to ... More

Pearl Swimbaits? What Up?

For the better part of the last two years, the word “pearl” has been finding its way into the conversational lime-light of several So-Cal. angling tribes... what up? We thought we would take a closer look at Pearl to see what's behind all the hoopla. HISTORY Spend a little time with father and son team Bill and Mike Stembridge and ... More

Who Will be Crowned the Best?

No more Pre-fishing… No more logging coordinates in the GPS looking for the next “Secret Spot”… No more studying maps... No more restless nights… No more 2am alarms… Just 8 more hours to catch 5 fish and attain 1 final goal. With the hype over, the trash talking silent, only the sound of the radio crackling… ”Official Time ... More

Quality Performance Marine

THE 2009 CALICO COASTAL... Once again the anglers of the SWBA are poised and ready to do battle in the waters of Dana Point! Only this season, the ‘Calico Coastal', rescheduled, has been camouflaged under a blanket of cold water and Dana Point this time of year will no doubt put up a mighty defense in terms of surrendering it's booty of ... More

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 focus in the ... 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 just where my ... 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 involved in a ... 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! Here's the ... 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 of rowboats to ... More