The bluefin at the Condom Bank in May 2021 have been:
- Foamers - schools of tuna breaking the surface, often while feeding
- Breezers - schools of fish just below the surface, and
- Meter Marks - fish identified on sonar
Now typically, foamers make for good fishing, since they are at the surface and are often feeding. Breezers can make for decent angling too.
But the bluefin aren't quite there yet this season off the Condom Bank. Thus far, bluefin have not shown interest in all the lures and tricks up fisherman's sleeves - including poppers, iron jigs, colt snipers, and more.
Have faith folks. As the water temperatures heat up, it's just a short matter of time that the fish start biting at the Condom Bank and more generally in San Diego waters.
It's still early in the season and this time of year can be described as consistent only in its inconsistency. Sure, the small guys are biting already, but the big boys - those Cow Bluefin every angler dreams of - have not shown up in U.S. waters yet. They generally start to appear near the hidden and upper hidden bank (zone two), which is a day's ride south from San Diego and is in Mexican waters.