11th June 2013
Early Summer Fishing – Now is the time!
June marks the beginning of the serious fishing season in SoCal, both inshore and off. It may take until mid-July for the offshore season to get into full swing. While there are often yellowtail under paddies and the occasional early bluefin tuna, it’s not until later into the summer that tuna show in full swing. If albacore show, it’ll be around mid-July, and yellowfin will show by August. That’s about the time when dorado and yellowtail show under paddies in earnest as well. If marlin show this year (they haven’t the last few years), it should be in August and September.
Inshore, the kelp beds come alive this time of year. Barracuda and bonito make their way up from southern waters and start to invade our local kelp beds. Calico bass head up from the bottom and become much more aggressive at all levels of the water column as well. And you can never rule out the possibility of yellowtail and white seabass showing. Just keep in mind that the new bass regulations raised the minimum size from 12 inches to 14 inches.
Summer also normally marks the peak for mako sharks. Early June saw a potential world record mako of over 1300 pounds taken, even though our average size fish here in San Diego is less than 100 pounds–you just never know!
One of the fun things to keep any eye out for are the blue whales that show in pretty large numbers locally—and they are hard to miss! Along with the blue whales come minke and Fin Back whales, and even the great possibility of seeing Orcas and humpbacks, not to mention five or six species of porpoise and dolphin.
Summer usually also brings our most stable weather conditions, with calm winds and smooth seas. That doesn’t mean you can’t get a rougher day, but in general conditions are calmer and smooth. It never gets hot out there either unlike many locations in the summer.
All in all, summer in SoCal is definitely the time to be on the water.
Capt. Scott Leon
Paradigm Shift Charters
24th June 2011
Are you a music buff? Do you love all genres, from Classic Rock & Roll to Cajun Blues and from Motown to Contemporary Jazz? If you are sitting at your computer nodding “yes,” then you better get down to the beach this summer for La Jolla’s Concerts by the Sea!
These family-friendly–not to mention free–summer concerts are fun for locals and visitors of all ages. The events are held on Sundays in a gorgeous spot overlooking the La Jolla Coves, and offer a wide range of musical styles for everyone’s enjoyment.
Every year, the city of La Jolla hosts these musical performances that run for two straight months under the summer sun. The concerts are held shore-side in Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove every Sunday afternoon from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. This year, “The Heroes” will kick off the season on July 10. This 7-member band is headed by the talents of two amazing female singers. This classic rock & roll band’s extensive song list includes everything from big band, swing and standards from the 30′s and 40′s, to today’s current hits, with oldies, Motown, rock & roll, and even a little funk mixed in.
Food vendors and beverage stands line the park and support the ongoing LaJolla concerts every summer. How does a hot dog and ice-cold soda sound? Or maybe some ice cream and popcorn for the kids? These events have it all! The concerts also bring together local restaurants and business that offer fantastic raffle prizes including gift certificates for local activities each week! So come enjoy a free afternoon concert on the shore and you could leave with a free gift certificate for additional fun activities during your stay in San Diego. Sounds like a pretty good deal to us!
For details and a complete list of performances during the 2011 season, visit www.ljconcertsbythesea.org.
25th May 2011
Visit San Diego on June 3-5, 2011 and you’ll hear the deep roar of airplane engines overhead as Air Group One, the San Diego wing of the Commemorative Air Force, presents the 16th Annual Wings Over Gillespie Air Show! This year’s event has special meaning as it falls exactly on the dates of the 1942 “Battle of Midway” and coincides with the 2011 Centennial of Naval Aviation.
Expect to see B-17 Flying Fortresses, B-25 Mitchell Bombers, Northrop N9M Flying Wings, F4F Wildcats, the TBF Avenger, the A6M Zero, the SBD Dauntless and countless other airborne attractions when you come to San Diego for this exciting event in June. The air show also boasts special displays for those with specific aviation interests–you’ll find USN/USMC helicopters, along with other static displays, special military and law enforcement vehicles, and even a NASA exhibit.
2011 is rumored to be the BEST YEAR YET for the Wings Over Gillespie Air Show, so gather up the family and come enjoy the best that San Diego’s Air Force has to offer! You won’t even need to worry about entertaining the kids, because the “Gillespie AirFair” will keep them busy with rides, games, face painters and an abundance of great food and beverage options! Come early on Friday, June 3rd, and your family can enjoy a FREE Education Day with a community youth focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
For a complete 3-Day schedule, visit: http://wingsovergillespie.com/schedule
You can also follow the event on Twitter and Facebook for information on advance ticket sales or to register for a chance to WIN a ride in a B-17 or B-25!