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regardless, I will be fishing. Cooler waters (if it happens) means cooler water fish.
Maybe more salmon for the central coast? Maybe some seabass and more bluefin in the counts?

It seems I have read a very similar post on this subject, many times.

there will always be something to fish for, even if it's the good old rainbow trout!!!!!
 

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Tough to predict what happens fishing locally. La Nina is cool water along the equator, but there must be a lot of more local events that affect the water temps here as well.

I remember catching a whole lot of dorado on kelp paddies 5 miles from Dana Point in the summer of 1999. That was smack dab in the middle of the last La Nina, and we had 70+ degree water. In the summer of 2004, I don't think I ever saw the water reach above 67 degrees locally, and that was a "normal" year.

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http://www.sportfishingreport.com/pages/boatdetail.php?boat_id=226

Above is a link to the Prowler fishing history for the last few years. Too bad it doesn't go back further.

But if you look at the numbers, anything would be an improvement from last year. Let's hope whatever pattern we had last year is broken or improved.

Oh wait a second. Maybe I should not post anything on this board. Some A-hole might do a google search on my name and find someone with the same name as me and then post something stupid to embarass me.

Don - You better get control of things or what is left of Allcoast is to go right down the sewer.
 

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I Googled you Scot, your fine.
Back to the fishing...last La Nina brought schoolie YFT within 4 miles from the beach off Dana and Dorado offshore. It was a very good year for private boaters.
 

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1998 through 2000 and 2000 and 2001 were La Ninas.
Can anyone find reports are remember their catches from previous years when we had La Ninas? Might get interesting!


NOAA SAYS LA NIÃ?A HERE AS PREDICTED
Expect Northwest Storminess and More Drought in South/Southwest

Feb. 2, 2006 â?? The NOAA Climate Prediction Center announced today the official return of La Niña. Agency forecasters predicted La Niña was forming nearly three weeks ago. Oceanic sea surface temperatures have met the operational definition of La Niña for the November through January period. La Niña is the periodic cooling of ocean waters in the east-central equatorial Pacific, which can impact the typical alignment of weather patterns around the globe. NOAA predicts this La Niña event will likely remain into late spring, and possibly into summer. (Click NOAA illustration for larger view of La Niña conditions across the globe. Please credit â??NOAA.â??)

"In mid-January the atmosphere over the eastern North Pacific and western U.S. began to exhibit typical La Niña characteristics in response to the cooling in the tropical central Pacific Ocean," said Vice Admiral Conrad C. Lautenbacher, undersecretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA administrator. "This pattern will favor continued drought in parts of the South and Southwest from Arizona to Arkansas and Louisiana, and above normal precipitation in the Northwest and the Tennessee Valley area." Periodic precipitation in the drought areas and dryness in the stormy areas also are typical within the larger scale climate pattern described above.

Internationally, La Niña impacts during the Northern Hemisphere winter typically include enhanced rainfall across Indonesia and northern Australia, as well as in the Amazon Basin and in southeastern Africa and below-average rainfall across the eastern half of the equatorial Pacific and eastern equatorial Africa.

Typically, La Niña events favor increased Atlantic hurricane activity, however, Jim Laver, director of the NOAA Climate Prediction Center says, "It is too early to say with confidence what effects this La Niña event will have on the 2006 hurricane season."

La Niña events are operationally defined using the Oceanic Niño Index (ONI), which is the three-month running-mean values of sea surface temperature departures from average in the Niño 3.4 region of the central Pacific (bounded by 5N-5S, 120-170W). NOAA defines La Niña as the condition whereby the ONI is less than or equal to -0.5 degrees C. This definition was adopted by the U.S. and 25 other countries in North and Central America and the Caribbean in April 2005.

La Niña events recur approximately every three to five years. The last La Niña occurred in 2000-2001 and was a relatively weak event compared to the 1998-2000 event.

NOAA will continue to monitor this event and forecast its likely impacts. The next El Niño Diagnostic Discussion will be released on February 9, 2006. Also, NOAA will release its Spring Outlook in mid March and its Atlantic and Pacific hurricane season outlooks in mid May.

NOAA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is dedicated to enhancing economic security and national safety through the prediction and research of weather and climate-related events and providing environmental stewardship of the nation's coastal and marine resources.

Through the emerging Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), NOAA is working with its federal partners and nearly 60 countries to develop a global monitoring network that is as integrated as the planet it observes.
 

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From what I remember in 1998 The YT in the fall were going very strong at Catalina ,The "WSB" were on fire at the island in the spring,in 2000 the Bluefin bite out of SD was an epic bite with some scattered Albies,,,Like the other thread`s state "you never know what the season will bring" But yes I will be going Full speed for what ever is going on,, In the blue water!!I feel that we need a slow season to Keep the Sainers,and the Asian sainers in there home waters,for a season or two ,they can wrap a school in one day,that "Us" as private boaters,could fish for a week!! We have been spoiled for the last 4 yrs or so with the exotic`s getting close enough to fish!!! I remember having to go to the Tanner & cortez just to get yellow tail,Having to go on a 2 day out of SD for football yellow Fin,,,Nothing got pushed up into our waters!!!
Hopfully "Mr.Cap Mark W" Will chime in when he read`s this thred no
body knows the seasons like he does!!(its his busness to know)

Just My two 2 cent`s!!!!



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>Don - You better get control of things or what is left of
>Allcoast is going to go right down the sewer.

i don't have the first clue what went on with this thread, nor do i care. what i do think is funny is that people can just go around slamming don on this site; the site he started for our benefit.

call me crazy, but if someone walked into my office and told me to get control of things i'd be pretty pissed. and i'd probably kick them out of my office and never let them return. but that's just me. and to each their own. but i think it's wrong for people to tell don how to run his business. if you don't like the way it's being run, leave. but get off his back. again, he started this site for our benefit, not so people could give him crap about how he runs it.

as far as how la nina might effect things this year, who knows. when el nino is around people start talking in march how great the summer season's gonna be. there'll be dodo's in the channel and YFT at the 14. sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn't. i'm going with the wait and see attitude.

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Apologies to Don for any disrespect.

I just feel like you should be able to post useful and/or relevant fishing information on this board without someone casting serious dispersions.

JMO
 

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Dead Wood Abatement

I think Don has good intentions to do what's right and make AC the best it can be. Don is no doubt under constant pressure and influence from many sources. It has to be beyond confusing and challenging at the very least.

The true Vets (those that have been around AC for many years now) know who actually fishes, who is hard-core, who actaully catches, offers advice, and post reports. Unforunately, the most recent trend at AC is oftentimes plagued by those who just wait in the wings to strike out and post BS. Major ugly and no room 4 it here.

I think we should all ID the "dead wood" on this site that plagues AC from being what it once was, and can still be. Especially those who lash out; possibly fueled by envy, frustration, poor information, or otherwise.
 
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