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Southern California Saltwater Guide Trip 09/09/2018 –

Had the pleasure of taking out a family on a birthday trip today. Brothers Justin and Adam brought their dad out with me this morning for a full day at the Channel Islands. A little bumpy on the crossing to the island but a beautiful day on the water after we arrived. Started the morning out bass fishing and right off the bat the guys didn’t waist any time to start plunking away at calico bass. With little to no condition, the bass were only short biting or were smaller grade so we kept working up the island in search of conditions. We kept working up the island and it kept getting better and better as we hit different zones and pockets with water movement in it. Finally we found a zone with kelp laying down in the water from the current. Instantly the bigger quality calico bass started racing up out of the canopy’s to eat the guys’ plastics as they rolled over the top. It was a super visual show watching the Swimbaits get blown up on and disappearing inside a bass’ mouth only to see a cloud of following bass trying to steal it out of the other ones mouth. With good current, bass fighting each other to eat a bait, and beautiful weather, we continued on bass fishing for most of the day until it began to fizzle out. Once it slowed down, we switched gears and began looking for whitefish, sheephead and other shallow water species. The current wasn’t cooperating to say the least so it took a little while to find a zone that wanted to work for us. But we did and finished off the day plunking nice quality whitefish and a few more bass to kick off a beautiful day on the water. All in all it was a fun day in the shallows with a super cool group of dudes. What a way to spend a Sunday. Thanks again fellas I had a blast watching you guys and I hope we can do it again. It was a pleasure. – Captain Jake Klinshaw

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Southern California Saltwater Guide Trip 09/08/2018 –

Had the pleasure of taking out Mike and Joel from Turners outdoors fishing club. Like myself, they would rather fish calico bass over anything so I was very excited to take them out and get them on some bass. Shot across to the island and once we got in the zone we immediately started hooking beautiful grade fish. We had very good conditions for about an hour and we plunked at nice ones until the current slacked off and they wouldn’t bite anymore. After we got off to a good start we started working our way up the island in search of conditions. We plunked a few here and a few there all the way up until we started fishing for other species to take home for their tables. Caught shallow water rockfish, whitefish and sheephead for a bit until the guys had enough to take home. To finish off the day we shot back down the island and closed with a decent pick on bass before we had to go home. Lots of action today on good quality fish and awesome weather to top it off. It was really cool to have some guys that can throw a plastic a mile to get a bite. Thank you Mike and Joel for a fun day on the water, you guys were a pleasure. – Captain Jake Klinshaw

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Southern California Saltwater Guide Trip 08/12/2018 –

Today I had the pleasure of taking out one of our regular groups on a beautiful summer day. Absolutely gorgeous ocean conditions, flat and warm. With gamefish doing a disappearing act as of recently, we went and fished the old standards for rockfish and all the shallow water species. We started off looking in the shallows but didn’t have the right conditions so we switched gears to do a little rockfish dipping while the shallows shaped up. Tough at first then found an area that was really good to us. Every drop was either one or two really really good quality chucks and reds with a couple lingcod mixed in. The guys plunked at outer islands quality rockfish all the way till they made short work of limits. With all the rockfish we could legally keep on board, we shot back into the shallows. The conditions shaped up perfect and we had really good mix of calico bass, big whitefish and sheephead. Everything just aligned today for us and we took advantage of it. Overall an amazing day on the water with an even cooler group of guys. Thanks again fellas, see you in a few weeks.

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Southern California Saltwater Guide Trip 08/05/2018 –

Had absolutely gorgeous ocean conditions today. After picking up returning clients Antonio, Tony, and Danny, we made the crossing to the islands on beautiful lake like conditions. The guys just wanted action regardless of what type it was so we started off in the shallows and got a spot of nice barracuda fired up. The guys had double and triple hookups consistently for awhile and got to watch as the barracuda put on a show jumping and flipping out of the water as they chased bait. Caught lots of them until the current slacked off and they didn’t bite anymore. Then we switched gears to get some taco fish. Small sliders and a red crab in the shallows was the ticket and we picked at whitefish, sheephead and calico bass. With little to no current, it made it a little tougher but the guys were patient as we kept picking along to try and find a spot that wanted to work for us. We picked away at the shallow species until the guys had enough for dinner and opted to fish barracuda again. Ran back over to a different area and finished off the day with absolutely wide open barracuda fishing. Very visual fishing and very fun with lots of action. Awesome summer day and an even cooler group of guys. Thanks again fellas, see you soon. – Captain Jake Klinshaw

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Southern California Saltwater Guide Trip 08/04/2018 –

Picked up Brett and Eric on another warm summer morning. Made the channel crossing and pointed it towards the islands. Once we pulled up in the shallows for a conditions check, we stumbled upon thousands of pelagic red crab floating in the water. Brett informed me he used to work in a tropical fish store so I let him use the net and he made short work scooping up a full tank of beautiful crab to fish with. Once we had more than enough bait the guys said they wanted to fish for whatever had the most action not necessarily a big or game fish. With that in mind, we ran to our first zone, got on the Minn Kota spot lock and picked a couple short bass. Bounced through a couple spots and then found one that wanted to cooperate. Had absolutely wide open bass and shallow water species biting on the crab. It was so fast paced if your bait was in the water more than 10 seconds without a bite it was unusual. The guys caught lots of nice calico bass, sheephead, shallow water rockfish and other species. Once they had enough of that they started fishing plastics and other artificial baits that the bass were eagerly eating just as well as the crabs. With sore arms and plenty of action, the guys opted to end the day doing some sight fishing for bonito. We tied on some shiny lures and ran to a different zone in hopes of finding some bonito that wanted to cooperate. Once in the zone it took a little while to find but once we keyed in on the area, we had really good bonito fishing on nicer grade 4-5 pound bonito. Nothing like seeing a whole school swarm your lure and fight for it right at the boat. Awesome summer day on the water with even better fishing. Didn’t get to take that many pictures because we were too busy catching fish. Thanks again Brett and Eric, you guys did awesome. – Captain Jake Klinshaw

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Southern California Saltwater Guide Trip 07/29/2018 

Today I had the pleasure of taking out two awesome people Bethany and Russel. We started out trying to catch a yellowtail in the morning. Talked to a few of the other boats and it sounded like the early morning boats had a decent shot at them but the bite had since then died. With good conditions still we perused on in hopes of finding one that wanted to bite. Lots of big barracuda eagerly took baits and we seeded through them in hopes a yellow would beat one of them to the bait. With a ridiculous amount of weekend boat traffic running around and making things difficult and dying current, we opted to fish for bass for a little while while conditions shaped up. The couple picked at some nice bass in the boiler rocks and after catching close to 20 we decided to go back in the yellowtail zone to finish up the afternoon trying to get one. Good bird life, good condition, steady visual sign of fish but yet still couldn’t get a bite. Lockjaw yellows kept us humble today but that’s fishing and Russel and Bethany were awesome and patient and stuck it out in hopes of capturing one. Thank you guys for coming out, it was a pleasure to have you onboard. – Captain Jake Klinshaw

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Southern California Saltwater Guide Trip 07/27/2018 

Had the pleasure of taking Ryan Socia out today on another beautiful summer morning. Lake like conditions made the crossing to the island a delight. Started off slower in the morning with a few barracuda and funky conditions kept us moving around and searching for an area with the correct current. Finally at about 11 o’clock, we found a zone that had good conditions and we instantly lost and caught one nice yellowtail. We kept searching through the zone and had other opportunities that resulted in pulled hooks. Landed an additional yellow before the current died and we had to get back on the hunt again. Took awhile but we found another zone with good current and bigger grade of fish. Thousands of barracuda around and we had to keep weeding through them but stuck with it because it looked right. Hooked two nice yellows through them and landed one for our efforts before calling it a day. Three total yellows landed from 10-25 pounds with lots of other opportunity. Conditions are everything this time of year and being patient and sticking with it to find an area with the right conditions can lead to extraordinary days. Thanks again Ryan you were a pleasure. – Captain Jake Klinshaw

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Southern California Saltwater Guide Trip 07/03/2018 – 

I was really excited and eager for my alarm clock to go off this morning because of how unique of a trip it was going to be today. Picked up Mathew at Channel Islands harbor this morning at 6am just like any normal Trip, only thing is Mathew is a die hard fly fisherman and only brought flygear. We set out on lake like summer conditions in hopes of catching a gamefish on a hand tied fly and fly rod. More specifically a White Sea bass because the current world record for fly fishing White seabass is only a weight of a little over 12 pounds. Normally known for their elusiveness, the first stop in the morning we see many seabass up on the surface giving their presence away while they ate red crabs. A few different spots of fish that gave us close shots were up long enough for Mathew to place a red crab imitation fly near their mouths. Only thing missing was a bite. Acting very finicky, we stayed persistent but never tricked one into eating a fly. A very visual show was had as we watched seabass swim around the boat, one even swimming within spitting distance of the bow of the boat, so close you could almost reach down and touch it, but still never bit anything with a hook. Nonetheless a really cool sight to see. Mathew was very experienced and very determined and with his patience we stuck it out for as long as conditions would let us but never got one to bite. Afterwards we moved to a different area in search of a yellowtail in the afternoon on the fly but were compensated with bass and bonito instead. Really awesome trip getting to see Mathew perform an art of a different style of fishing and getting to pull on a few fish because of it. The fly fishing world record seabass is still swimming around somewhere and we’re determined to catch it. Thanks Mathew it was an awesome trip on the water . – Captain Jake Klinshaw

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Southern California Saltwater Fishing Charter 07/01/2018 –

Headed out with Manny and his two sons this morning in some beautiful lake like weather in hopes of the boys catching their first ever fish. They did just that plus many more! With slower island fishing we opted to spend the day local and change the pace with some bass fishing. We were rewarded with basically wide open action all day. Since it was the boys first fishing trip ever, I worked with them and within the first hour they were flylining baits to bass better than most seasoned anglers. Well over 100 mixed sand bass and calico bass were caught with double and triple hookups the normal throughout the day. After they caught more than their fair share of bass, the guys wanted to keep a few fish so we fished shallow water rockfish for some quick limits of delicious eating fish to take home before calling it a day. A very good day at that. Very enjoyable group of people and another awesome day on the water. Thanks fellas, hope to see you again. – Captain Jake Klinshaw

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Southern California Saltwater Fishing Charter 6/19/2018

Absolutely fantastic White Seabass fishing today Channel Islands Ventura California. I want to thank my incredible Captain Jake Klinshaw who has worked with me for just over a year now can’t tell you how much respect I have for this fantastic 20-year-old captain. All of these White Seabass were in the 20 to 35 pound range. We were done fishing at noon. We supply all of the rods reels and tackle you will need for the day. Want to spend the day with your friend fishing White Seabass with your own personal captain? Call or text me at 818-439-1154 to book your trip today. – Captain Jake Klinshaw

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