Posted by: socalsalty | January 17, 2011

Trip Report: Daily Double in SD

I was excited to go on this trip. One, because I wanted to hang with John on his boat (the Daily Double) and soak in all his knowledge. Two, it was an amazingly beautiful day. I’ve lived in So Cal for almost 20 years, but it still amazes me when we have a day like today in January.

The fishing was ok. A lot of bocaccio (aka salmon grouper), a few quality reds, other assorted rockfish (starry, bank perch, barber pole, square spots). John caught a new one (for me) called a green stripe rockfish. I was hoping to catch one of those and add to my species count, but no luck. My big was a 3lb 6oz bocaccio. It was in the running for the jackpot, but as is usually the case, a red won out (they’re just meatier and heavier). All in all a great day. I’ll just share the pics and let them do the talking.

Royal Polaris back from a 16 day

Fisherman's Landing

Waiting to log the catch



Unloading the American Angler

5 Star Fish Processing


Daily Double in her slip at Point Loma

Jason on Fishing 101 duty

A gray whale breaching

Capt Fred in his wheelhouse

John and Jason at the filet station

Salty and a big bocaccio

Filet time leaving the Coronados



  1. Enjoyed the pictures. So envious that you had a great day w/ all those gorgeous catch!! It’s snowing in Cambridge…yuk! Enjoying SoCal Salty! Thank you.

    • Hi Auntie Phebe. Glad you liked the pics. Thanks for stopping by. Stay warm!

  2. So, whats the story with logging the catch?? Are the boats required to report their fish on arrival back at the dock ?? And I thought NY’s VTRs were annoying LOL

    • Capt Paul, you don’t want to talk to that pretty young lady about your catch 😉 She’s actually with 5 Star Fish Processing. They log your catch, filet the fish, smoke it if you like, and vacuum pack the finished product. The long range captains will radio when they are coming in, and then 5 Star is there at the dock to meet the boat.

      • I see, so it is not really a fisheries reporting type of thing then correct?? It’s more along the lines of the convenience of having your fish cleaned, yes?? Or is 5 Star obligated to report the catches to the fishery management group out there??

        Here the charter boats are required to fill out a VTR ( Vessel Trip Report) which is then filed with the NY Dept Of Environmental Conservation for their record keeping system. 🙂

      • Not sure if 5 Star interfaces with the DFG, but I don’t think so. They serve the anglers. BTW, check out today’s post. Not all shorts and flip flops out here. Strong winds yesterday, up to 60mph in spots. Pretty choppy out there yesterday too.

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