Fishing with Captain Jimmy Decker


Winding Down

November 6, 2013


The last two months have been a blurr
September was on and off Offshore ended the season with 4 Marlin released and a handfull of dorado and Yellowtail
The Bass fishing at the Islands remained good all summer.
The whole month Of October I was down at the Cape fishing the tournaments on C-BANDIT with Pete Grosbeck and Rich Hamilton. What a great experience fishing with two of the very best on a fantastic boat I learned a ton and cant thank them both enough Two more weeks at home then off to PV for some fishing with Tracy.
Still running trips while the weather continues to hold and the water temps are stable.


September 2, 2013


Been a very busy month with lots of trips
Fishing has been unpredictable pretty much the only constant has been San Clemente Island Island that Ive fished 5 times this month for good bass fishin.
The beach has been plaged with big swings in water temp. Good fishing for a few then terrible fishing for a few
Offshore has been a rollercoaster as well. So far we have released 2 Marlin this month and had a few fair trips on the kelp paddy Yellowtai and dorado along with a few blanks

September looks to be shaping up as the month that will really get the local offshore bite going and stabilize the inshore water and get the bass going for a good fall bite.
Lets hope so

Needle in the haystack

July 25, 2013


Fished Offshore today with Scott and his buddy.
Wind was up early, capping by 8:00. Tough to find kelps
Let the birds show you the way. Ended up well.
One Dorado and 5 Yellowtail

Its Biting

July 23, 2013


Quick check-in
Fishing has been pretty tough the last few trips for the bass We had some wind last week that rolled the water and dropped the temp down. Things are coming back around fished offshore the last two days for fair to good kelp paddy fishing for Yellowtail and a few of the guys are starting to catch some Dorado. Its not a sure thing but if you find the right one you get a good shot, most of the fish are about 12lb but I did get one yesterday solo that went 25.

Short Report

July 2, 2013


Crazy this year lots of trips
Not alot of time to spend on the computer
Ernie brought out his wife Nancy and son Devin
Ernie caught his personal best Seabass
Nancy got the hang of it with the Jerkshad And Devon poped the cherry on hin new swinbait rod
Next day fished with Dave and Joey and wailed on the bass
followed it with a family fishing weekend
Be safe this week lots od crazys on the water over the 4th

5 Straight Days of Fish

June 20, 2013


This has been a busy week
Started off with good friends Bill and Dave fishing the weedless baits up at PV
Fathers Day I fished with Mark and his son Mark up in LB Harbor and had a great day cathing Spotties and nice Halibut
The next day I was off to Catalina with Rob and Chad.Supper fun bass fishing along with my personal best Halibut
caught on a swimbait in the kelp.
Then off to Clemente with Robby. We had some of the most explosive top water fishing ypu could hope for.
Dropped him off at Catalina to meet up with his family who took the flyer over then ran back to Cat and picked him and his daughter Marly up and we ripped up the front side of the Island catching some really nice bass along with Marley’s first Yellowtail What a great week Great weather and Great friends

Island Hopping

June 12, 2013


Two trips this week, James Little brought out his Dad and Buddy Frank for a trip to San Clemente island on Sat
We fished down the back in beautiful weather and big bitting bass. Topped of with Franks 9lb Calico, lots of 5 and 6lb fish on the top and not one boat seen all day.

Monday ran to Cat with a few good friends and had a blast fishing the outside edges. No giants landed but two big ones hooked. Lots of 3 to 5lb fish on the plug and surface swimbaits.

Stuff on the beach has slowed down this week. A big swell and some west wind had dropped the water temp down to the low 60s Should rebound pretty fast.

Game On

May 30, 2013


Fished the beach with Bob and two of his friends today. We had to push this trip back due to weather a few times and glad we did
With the water warming up ( almost to fast) things were looking good, find the conditions and find the fish.
Started out on some deep hard bottom where rumor had it some nice fish were bitting. No bass but a beautiful Croker for Bob, we had one more good fish on but dumped it.
Fished it till about 9:30 then moved inside to fish the bass. Good uphill current, clean and 68 degree water had the bass on a tear. We caught them on everything 5 and 7in swimbaits, hardbaits and the Iron all caught fish. The best thing I saw were clouds of followers comming up behind hooked fish and bass blowing up under the terns. Havent seen this up here in the last two years.
Cant wait to get back out there.

Back on the beach

May 16, 2013


Good friend Mike came down this week from San Louis Obispo with his brother in-law Pete
Mike and I have fished together many times before but Pete was new to the salt.
Fishing is slow to get going this season and even though the water temp was 64 the bass were a little touchy .Some of the fish inhaled the 7in baits while other bites were as light as a feather on the small stuff.
All in all a fun day everyone caught a few nice ones, a bunch of small ones and lost a few good ones.

Bay Tripping

April 29, 2013


Fished Newport Harbor Friday
Father son trip. Vincent and his dad Rudy were here from Texas and wanted to try saltwater bass fishing
Vincent was the hot stick. Beautiful weather and some bitting fish made for a great day.

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