Research Updates

Inside Sportfishing clip, Part III: Alayna Siddall from the Sportfishing Association of California talks about their role in the tagging project!

Inside Sportfishing clip, Part II: Chris Russell from Shimano chats about our recent tagging trip!

Inside Sportfishing clip, Part I: Brief interview with Lyall Bellquist aboard our recent tagging trip!

Tagging project update

Check out the new tagging project update in Pacific Coast Sportfishing, written by Erik Landesfeind!

New Scripps tagging skiff!

We just had our brand new 19ft Guardian delivered to the lab! This is the newest addition to the Scripps Pier skiff fleet, and it will be our new diving/research platform for the tagging project! Who wants to name her?! Send us your ideas!!! smiley

Unbelievable success aboard our June 2014 tagging trips!!

We recently started our summer tagging charters, and we have tagged over three thousand bass in the last two weeks in Point Loma and La Jolla! Fishing has been absoultely amazing, our boat crews have been fantastic, and everyone has had such a great time participating with the research. Check out more project updates on our Facebook page! Thank you to all those who have supported the project along the way!

Get ready for another tagging season!

The new tagging schedule is finally ready for our charters this season! We will post the new schedule on our website as well as our Facebook page (search for "Coastal Angler Tagging Cooperative") this coming Friday, May 9th at approximately 6:30pm. All the trips are free. Just show up with your bass gear, and be ready to put some fish in the wells! smiley To book a spot for yourself, just wait for the schedule to be posted, pick a date that works for you, and email us at We want to give everyone a chance to participate in the research, so please limit yourself to one tagging trip for this round. We will create a wait-list for each date because we sometimes have last-minute cancellations. You are also welcome to invite guests.

Thank you so much for all your support along the way!! This project would not have been successful without the help from so many people and organizations, especially the recreational fishing fleet in southern California.

Very successful tagging trips this October!

We have had a fantastic fall season of tagging aboard local sportfishing vessels in Point Loma and La Jolla. Many more recreational anglers have joined our tagging efforts, we're getting recaptures reported regularly, and everyone has been working together to promote fisheries research and sustainability. We have two more trips this season! Stay tuned for updates about our results!

Great start with the Fall tagging charters!

We're off to a great start this Fall! We have tagged hundreds more bass aboard our tagging charters during the last two weeks, and we're very fortunate to have the support of so many fishermen and fisherwomen! Thank you, everyone! We look forward to all the upcoming trips this month!

New calico tagging charter schedule will be posted and emailed this Thursday at 6:30pm

We just finalized the new fall calico charter schedule! It will be 1) posted on the Facebook page (Coastal Angler Tagging Cooperative) 2) sent via email to our current email list and 3) posted on our website....all this Thursday at approximately 6:30pm.

There will be several charters in the month of October, but please limit yourself to two trips only, and please only sign up for trips if you will show up. THANK YOU so much for all your help! This project has been a huge success, and we hope to tag another 8,000 bass in the next year!

Thank you!


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