Fishing for Calico Bass mixed with Barracuda and the occasional Yellowtail, has been the focus of almost all the boats here at Channel Islands Sportfishing.
Fishing for Calico Bass mixed with Barracuda and the occasional Yellowtail, has been the focus of almost all the boats here at Channel Islands Sportfishing.
Summer is here and the surface fishing is heating up! Yellowtail in the counts!
This past week was one of the best, if not the best, week of fishing yet this year for White Seabass Fishing. Both local island and outer island boats got into a wide open White Seabass bite catching limits or very close to limits.
Good times all around, as boats are staying shallow for the most part. The boats are fishing a variety of species in and around the kelp, or over shallow rock piles.
The White Seabass fishing has escalated! And the White Seabass Limit went to 3 today, June 16, 2019.
June Gloom makes for a calmer ocean. Rockfishing remains a staple, with boats catching a lot of nice Rockfish and Whitefish. On occasion, the White Seabass have shown.
Spring fishing is here and the fleet usually focuses on straight Rockfish. But this year, fishermen have already caught a bunch of White Seabass , Yellowtail and a few Halibut.
Rockfishing continues to be excellent and the White Seabass showed up again.
Early season game fish continue to bite at the Channel Islands even with the cool sea temperatures.
The first confirmed King Salmon was caught while fishing for Rockfish aboard the Gentleman.
White Seabass fishing is ON! Boats from all over the area have been filling up because of the bite, and while the limit is only one White Seabass at the moment, that's not stopping anyone.
White Seabass fishing in the Channel Islands is here! Every spring, fisherman wait for this to happen.
Things are starting to get interesting at the Channel Islands with a few Yellowtail and White Seabass being caught at Santa Cruz Island
Fishing this spring has been a lot of fun and highly productive. Bottom fishing for all kinds of species continues to be stellar this spring, with some of the biggest Rockfish seen in many years. Whether it be in the shallows or deep water, or at the local islands or coastal spots, it doesn't seem to matter.
The sportboats are still bottom fishing in various depths, and catching outstanding quality.
Come score some freezer fillers with us before the Summer rush. We’ve got lite loads on most of our Open-Party trips this week.
The first couple of weeks of the rockfishing season is open and good!
Winter fishing for yellowtail, Bass, Sanddabs is good. Whale Watching now until the end of April.
Bottom fishing continues at the Channel Islands. The counts are mostly bottom fishing at the Channel Islands. Yellowtail still possible but not likely.
This weeks Thanksgiving Day holiday brought a lot of new faces through our doors and on to the boats. Fisherman will always find time to fish when near the water, especially when visiting from out of town or state.
Fishing remains good at the Channel Islands and we are getting boats out fishing every day of the week, but it's definitely slowing down.
Is mid-November when the Channel Islands surface bite shuts off?
Fall fishing remains good for Channel Islands Sportfishing but this fishing season is quickly coming to an end with only two months left.
Yellowtail bite slowed down due to high winds across the Channel Islands.
This week we battled the big yellowtail again. Local island boats headed out each morning with the intent of bringing home a boat load of Yellowtail.
The Yellowtail bite continues as predicted into the month of October.
Heading into October, we here at Cisco's have high hopes for an exciting fall fishing season!
Fall fishing for some anglers, this is their favorite time of year to fish.
Yellowtail fishing continues to be good along with the good weather this past week.
The Channel Islands bite for Yellowtail continues into September for the local boats. Outer Island rockfishing is consistent.
Labor Day Weekend fishing signals end of summer but September is a great time to keep fishing. The Channel Islands has an extraordinary well rounded fishery.
White Seabass are not gone like we thought as we had a full day boat catch limits of White Seabass and 55 Yellowtail for only 11 anglers. We are still catching Calico Bass, Barracuda, Yellowtail, and even a few Halibut at the local islands.
The surface bite is still going strong at the Channel Islands. We are still catching big numbers of Yellowtail fishing the local islands, Anacapa or Santa Cruz.
All kinds of fish to be caught now, but still the Yellowtail are stealing the show. Local island boats fishing both Anacapa and Santa Cruz Islands are catching mixed grade Yellowtail
August fishing in the Channel Islands is diverse. Be ready for anything!
Calico bass fishing this week was outstanding! Yellowtail still biting some. Weather was good.
Fishing the Channel Islands is still the most consistent location to fish in Southern California.
Surface fishing at the Channel Islands for Yellowtail and Calico Bass, has become a reliable bite as all the boats are gathering up and catching fish side by side.
Fishing has remained solid for all kinds of species. We are seeing a lot of Barracuda and Calico Bass in our counts as of late, with of course, the Yellowtail and White Seabass headlining the show.
As we enter the month of July, the game fish bite seems to be holding steady, though towards the end of the weekend, boat pressure slowed it down.
White Seabass at the Northern Channel Islands have finally gone off and are biting full speed!
Fishing continued to pick up around the Channel Islands and many would say because the weather finally chilled out. Little to no wind and warmer than average temperatures for almost every day this week.
This week at the Channel Islands we battled weather fronts coming through the area, bringing a lot of wind.
Island fishing is getting hot and that has been where all the boats have been focusing their attention, fishing Yellowtail, White Seabass and Rockfish.
The time for surface fishing at the Channel Islands is here! Calico Bass fishing, Yellowtail and White Seabass are biting, along with a few halibut.
Fishing the Channel Islands is definitely starting to heat up as boats are bringing in Yellowtail and White Seabass with regularity.
Aloha Spirit catches an Opah out of Channel Islands Sportfishing at Anacapa Island.
The week started strong with the boats catching White Seabass and Yellowtail at Arch Rock, Anacapa Island and then the weather changed.
After much of the week off because of weather, primarily high winds, we resumed our fishing on Saturday. Rock fishing was outstanding.
This week was tough due to weather but good rockfishing and even a few white seabass were caught despite the weather.
The White Seabass and a few Yellowtail were in the fish counts this past week. Still not steady yet.
Fishing was tough as the weather wreaked havoc on our plans of catching game fish like White Seabass and Yellowtail.
Fish Report for this week confirms that the first White Seabass bite of the 2017 season has begun in the Channel Islands
Good week of rockfishing in the Channel Islands. Rockfishing has picked up to full speed as both local and outer island boats are catching an abundance of quality Rockfish.
This weeks fish report - Bottom fishing is still the name of the game around these parts.
The fish report for this week shows fishing was productive for bottom fishing consisting of mostly Rockfish and Whitefish.
Fish Report for our opening Rockfish Season. Fishing for opening week was better than expected.
The fish counts have started just the way we left off in December for the Channel Islands fishing boats
The fishing season is about to start on March 1st here in the Channel Islands.
One week of regular trips left in the 2016 season, then we will officially be switching modes to "off-season".
Despite the wind and rain, we had some excellent fishing this week for Rockfish and Lingcod.
This weeks fish report with current whoppers and information.
Big Bluefin Tuna, Rockfish, and a rare Popeye Catalufa fish rounded out this weeks fishing.
Winter fishing in the Channel Islands. Rockfish, Lingcod, Whitefish, Sheephead. Some trips are targeting the Bluefin and Yellowtail.
Fall fishing at the Northern Channel Islands is always good but after the summer we had one can only assume the fall bite will be just as epic! Variety this week included, White Seabass, Bluefin Tuna, Rockfish and other great fish.
Fishing is still pretty good around here if you're wanting to load the freezer with nice Rockfish and Lingcod.
Fall is usually a great time to go fishing if you're looking to fill your freezer with great eating fish. And we welcome back the Ranger 85.
This fish is very rare in these parts and in fact none of our captains had ever heard of one being caught this far north. They are normally located far south of the Mexican water so this was a prized fish NOT for its size, but for its rarity.
This weeks fish report saw the yellowtail bite slow. Rockfishing, however, is good!
Here we are in early October and the fish report is still as good as it was in July. A few windy days kept us off the water but finding the fish once we got back out there proved to be easier than expected.
Fall Yellowtail fishing continues strong in the Channel Islands.
This weeks report is all about condition change. A big wind storm cooled the waters.
Fish Whoppers: 1) Nick Rothfus from Ventura caught a 35lb Yellowtail on a 3/4 day trip aboard the Gentleman. 2) Dave Holoubek from Oxnard...
At the local islands Anacapa and Santa Cruz, the Yellowtail are still out in force. All of our morning departures are catching some nice sized Yellows simply fly-lining live baits.
The month of August has come and gone and was by far our most productive and consistent month of the season for fishing California Yellowtail.
With a hot Yellowtail bite, along with the bass fishing, this summer's anglers continue to experience better than average fishing.
The endless summer fishing bite continues at the Channel Islands. Yellowtail, Bonito and Barracuda are the focus of most the boats. Everything is the same as it was last week with a strong bite at the local islands.
The surface bite continues to be great with no signs of slowing down despite the end of summer is within sight. Yellowtail, Calico Bass, and all kinds of surface fishing is still happening.
Fishing around the Channel Islands continues to produce as all boats are catching impressive numbers of Yellowtail.
The Yellowtail are still running hard and peaking the interest of our anglers but there is so much more going on. Calico Bass fishing is outstanding
A red hot Yellowtail bite continues here at the Channel Islands. For several weeks it has been a consistent that all the boats have been able to enjoy.
Another exciting week fishing the Channel Islands. The Yellowtail bite turned up a notch with almost all the boats getting in on the action.
The 4th of July weekend fishing weather was fine! This past week, the fishing was steady at Channel Islands Sportfishing
The fishing report for this week includes a pending world record for a California Halibut.
Some windy weather hindered the fishing some this past week but we did get to take many Father's out fishing for Father's Day.
When fishing the Channel Islands you can always count on good bottom fishing for an assortment of Rockfish and other good eating species.
We had a great trip aboard the Pacific Islander out of Channel Islands Sportfishing fishing on the Shallow Water Friday trip sponsored by Cribbs Jigs.
This week the fishing continued to pick up as White Seabass and Yellowtail are in our daily counts with regularity.
This weeks fishing action picked up dramatically as predicted. A big reason for this would be two major factors. Great weather all week and live squid has become plentiful.
Seeker Fishing Rods had a sponsored trip aboard the Pacific Islander out of CISCO's leaving Thursday night, fishing Friday. It was my first...
White Seabass, Yellowtail, Halibut and Rockfish for this week. The weather was nice until it turned a little breezy on the weekend.
Those elusive white seabass made a bit of a showing this week and has created a bit of excitement.
Bad weather kept the fishing boats in most of this week but by the weekend we were back out.
While the weather again this week was not our friend we did manage to catch some nice fish in between fronts. A couple of our full day trips found a few White Seabass that wanted to bite and our trips fishing Rockfish are still catching better than average quality.
White Seabass, Yellowtail and Halibut are starting to show a little for the CISCOS fleet.
“Finally! Mother Nature gave us an almost full week of good fishing weather!!! The boats were out full force rockfishing.
But when the boats did get out, the fishing was great!!
Fishing season out of Channel Islands harbor Sportfishing has finally begun and it started with a “Bang”
Half way through December and with only 10 fishing days left in the season, the pressure is on to catch fish.
This week we got to see a glimpse of what El Nino has in store for us this winter in the Channel Islands in Southern California.
The first week of December fishing the Channel Islands was productive from a quantity standpoint.
Early in the month we were catching big numbers of Yellowtail on the overnight trips as well as some good counts on the day boats.
Fishing around the northern Channel Islands remains good for late season Yellowtail with Bottom fishing filling the gaps nicely.
Fall fishing in the Channel Islands is starting off great!
Yellowtail bite picked up again this week along with some big Whitefish numbers.
It continues to be a great year as this 2015 El Nino brings more exotic fishing to our beautiful islands. Only time will tell but we still expect this extended summer to rage on through October and well into the early winter months.
Local Yellowfin tuna fishing in warm El Nino waters for the locals in the 805 area code!
It was a tough week for the fisherman here at the Channel Islands. Not that fishing was poor but the weather was either too windy or it was raining.
El Nino 2015 keeps bringing fish to our islands in abundance. This year is seeing an endless Yellowtail bite while Calico Bass fishing is basically wide open.
El Nino 2015 is in full swing as we start off red hot in this new month. September is usually a great fishing month here at the Northern Channel Islands, with reports of true exotics are coming in daily.
This weeks action at Channel Islands Sportfishing was a roller coaster ride of ups and downs for those hoping to get in on the Yellowtail action.
This week we saw more of the same action we saw in the previous couple weeks. Consistency is a good thing especially when the Yellowtail are biting.
The Channel Islands and surrounding areas continue to put out some great catches this week
Whopper Report for week ending 8/9/15. The story of the week is all about the Yellowtail at the local islands.
It's been another interesting week here at Cisco's with ever warming waters bringing new species into the area. Anglers are starting to see Dorado/Mahi Mahi and Yellowtail under kelp paddies off the backside of Anacapa Island.
Another week blows by here at Cisco's and as predicted the Tuna make a brief showing! Only a hand full were caught but they were really nice fish in the 50 to 60 pound range.
It was another great week of fishing the Channel Islands. Our Sportfishing Report was good!
This week we had a fishing tournament that we do at about this time every year. The Western Outdoor News is probably the best fishing and hunting weekly publication, especially here in Southern California
A great week of fishing the Channel Islands has quickly come and gone. We ended the month of June on fire with the White Seabass counts spiking with several boats catching their three fish limits.
This week we saw a bit of "hit and miss" fishing through out most of the fleet but overall fishing is really good.
Yellowtail fishing heated up at the Outer Channel Islands this week. Whoppers and Fish report for week ending 6/21/15.
Summer fishing at Channel Islands Sportfishing is HOT! Game fish and Rockfishing!
This week our boats continued the search for White Seabass and Yellowtail, definitely putting in the time. The gamefish are out there!
The month of May has seen a steady increase in the arrival of our much anticipated game fish season.
Some good fishing this past week at Channel Islands Sportfishing
This week's fishing report started mellow with the trips Monday and Tuesday getting out with lite loads and catching some Rockfish and Lingcod
Cisco's - Channel Island Sportfishing Center Oxnard Whoppers of the Week: Dallas Jensen from Payson Utah, 32lb White Seabass on a full day trip...
The fishing has been HOT at Channel Islands Sportfishing. Bottom fishing dominates this spring.
It was a big week here at Channel Islands Sportfishing! Our 6th Annual FISH for FOOD charity event was again a huge success this past Tuesday. The...
Cisco's - Channel Islands Sportfishing Report:This past week the bottom fishing has been amazing. Catching full boat limits can be difficult for...
First week of February behind us and fishing is still strong at the Channel Islands.
Whoppers of the Week - Channel Islands Sportfishing Report
Channel Islands Sportfishing weekly fish report, including whoppers, for week ending January 18, 2015. Great Bonito fishing today!
A hand full of the boats however postponed their yard time and opted to stay online for a little winter fishing.
It wasn’t until late in the season that scientists and weather experts officially called 2014 an El Nino year. Fishing was interesting.
Rockfish and Lingcod again dominate the counts for the better part of the week.
Channel Islands Sportfishing report and whoppers for week ending December 21, 2014
Big winter storms finally bring much needed rainfall to Southern California. These conditions make it tough to go fishing, but we did get the boats out a few days in between fronts!
Bottom fishing is getting better and better every day. Lingcod fishing has been as steady as ever with several fish this week in the 15lb class with some bigger.
Remembering How To Rockfish. I've talked a lot here and in my writing elsewhere about the El Nino season that has been 2014.
The rockfishing continues to be great! And an epic Tuna trip!
Channel Islands Sportfishing Report for November 16, 2014. Ling Cod fishing, Yellowtail fishing and more. Fishing continues to be good!
Channel Islands Sportfishing Report for Week Ending November 9, 2014. Another great week!
October 20104 has been an incredible month of fishing at Channel Islands Sportfishing.
Channel Islands Sportfishing Report and Fish Whoppers for the week ending October 25, 2014.
Our extended summer continues to roll on here at Cisco's with Yellowtail, Halibut, Calico Bass and Rockfishing still going strong.
Channel Islands Sportfishing Report for the week ending October 11, 2014. Another great week of the big, hard fighting Yellowtail.
It’s been a wacky year for fishing this year in the Channel Islands. Yellowtail, Yellowfin Tuna and even some Dorado!
Another excellent week of surface fishing this week. Quality yellowtail have continued to bite for most of our boats leaving in the early morning
Great fishing this past week at Channel Islands Sportfishing! Whoppers for the week of 9/27/2014
Weekly Fishing Report and fishing Whoppers for Channel Islands Sportfishing. Fun stuff!
The Ocean is Full Of Surprises Fishing the Channel Islands aboard any boat out of CISCOS
It is now officially Summer and we’re celebrating up here at Channel Islands Sportfishing with some awesome sport fishing!
Deep Sea Fishing in the Fall!
Hot August Nights And Hot August Bites For all the anglers who watch the fish counts closely, the month of July did not disappoint. The white...
This past weekend's Father's Day Annual 2 Day was a great trip.
We decided to spend one of the days fishing for game fish. There had been rumors of fish caught the day before and all were excited at the prospect of catching a few White Seabass.
Pacific Islander Fish Report for June 11, 2012