1/13/19- Sea Update

Ted here for Out to Sea,

Beautiful Sunday out here on the Monterey Bay. Loads of people in the water today. Water is holding around 57-59 degrees, with a low to moderate surge around San Carlos beach and Cannery Row. With the increased amount of people in the water the visibility has been average 10-15ft off San Carlos, with some of the auxiliary dive sites holding good vis around 20-25ft.

ATTENTION: Starting this month, the limit for lingcod this season is down to 1 fish/per angler/per day. Spear fishermen are finding decent lings just outside the harbor on some of the local reefs. Nothing massive, but quality eating fish are being found. Barred surf perch are still going strong along the local beaches with small striper still showing up as well.

Whales are still few and far between out in the bay. The gray whale migration seems to have shifted far off shore this season as we are hitting the peak of the season and still not seeing the numbers we have seen in past years. A couple pairs of humpbacks are still hanging around as well.

As the swell starts to die off this week as the new front moves in, continue to keep your head on a swivel if you plan on fishing from shore. Large swells and sneaker waves are a constant hazard this time of year.

Tight lines and stay safe!

Ted Reimer