Interesting article! Man caches 881-lb tuna only to have it seized by the feds

November 22, 2011

It will be interesting to see what happens with this story.   Definitely a lesson in why having the proper permits and licensing, and knowing the regulations and rules are imperative!


Charter Season is Right Around the Corner!

January 25, 2011

Just a reminder….the Impulse and Blackjack are open for booking and dates are filling up fast!  You definitely don’t want to be standing on dry land when the fishing gets good….

After receiving a bunch of requests from people who wanted to go fishing but didn’t want to go solo, we created this charter-sharing blog to connect fisherman.  The Impulse holds up to 6 passengers and the Blackjack up to 4, but if you don’t have that many and don’t want to go solo, by all means, use this blog as a forum to connect with others.  You’d be surprised how many other anglers are out there who are in the same situation.   So, put up a post, get together and get out on the water!

Bloodydecks Blood Drive Dates Announced!

January 25, 2011

Hello and Happy New Year to you all!

Thus far, 2011 has brought great things to Dana Landing…thank goodness for the good weather we’ve seen in the last few weeks.  Do you think the rain is finally gone? I certainly hope so!  I wish is was a bit warmer (80 degrees this weekend was nice!) but the cold temps are a bit more bearable when the sunshine is out….

Big news today….Bloodydecks announced their blood drive dates for the year!  Mark your calendars for February 19th, August 27th and October 22nd.  For those of you who’ve come out before, you know what  a fun event this truly is.  Besides the yummy food cooking on the grill and the good friends gathered out behind Dana Landing, donating blood is a great (and easy!) cause to support.  So definitely make plans to attend at least one of these blood drives….I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

In other DLM news….we’ve been having a 25% off sale on all Reefs.  Yes, you most certainly read that correctly!  25% off all Reef sandals and clothing.  We’re also doing 25% off all Columbia Sun Shirts.   I don’t think I have to remind you that the past two weekends have been flip flop weather so head down here and stock up….sizes are going fast!


Cooking Your Spiny Lobsters

October 12, 2010

Now that lobster season is upon us (and hopefully you are catching a few), the inevitable question arises, “What’s the best way to cook the lobsters?”

While doing  that very Google search of my own, I stumbled upon this recipe.  I haven’t tried it yet, but it sounded too tasty not to pass along!  So happy cooking and if you try it out, I’d love to hear your results

From Food


  • 6 California spiny lobsters
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red onion
  • 1 teaspoon chopped thyme leaves
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white or red wine vinegar
  • Handful of fruit wood chips, such as apple or cherry wood, soaked in water for 30 minutes


Submerge live lobsters in boiling water for 2 minutes. Remove from water. When cool enough to handle, remove heads from tails. With large knife, cut tails in half lengthwise. Place cut tails in large mixing bowl and toss with garlic, onion, thyme, olive oil and vinegar. Let marinate at room temperature for about 30 minutes.

Preheat a charcoal grill to medium-high heat. Once fire is hot, scatter fruit wood on top and allow to burn. As soon as the wood has turned to coal, place lobster tail halves on grill, meat side down. Cook until shell turns a lighter shade of red, about 3 to 5 minutes. Turn lobster tails and cook for an additional 3 minutes or until the meat begins to pull away from the shell.

Remove lobsters from grill. Place on platter and pour remaining marinade from bowl over finished tails.

Click here for the recipe link

Don’t forget to swing by Dana Landing for all of your lobster necessities!  We get new stuff in every day…nets, gloves, how-to books, Spiny Lobster Report Cards, etc, etc.  See you soon!

Lobster Season is Almost Here!

September 24, 2010

click here for a printable version

You can also find additional information from the DFG


130 lb Bluefin caught up at 22nd Street Landing!

September 6, 2010

Congrats to Steve-O Harris and the Freedom!

Steve-O Harris was the lucky angler who landed this nice 130 lb. bluefin aboard the Freedom out of 22nd Street Landing on their Labor Day weekend special trip.  Steve pinned on a mackerel on a 5/0 circle ring hook, with 50 lb. pink yozuri flourocarbon.  This is the biggest fish of the season for the Freedom and Steve-O’s lifetime best.  The Freedom will be adding 1-1/2 trips to their Fall schedule to fish the tuna and Cortes Bank.  Be sure to check out their website at for an up to date schedule.

Way to go!!

3 Day Trip on the Searcher Just Added!

May 4, 2010

Sponsored by Dana Landing, the Searcher has added a 3 day trip. We’ll be fishing offshore for tuna, yellowtail and whatever else the season brings us!

Departs September 15 with check-in at 11 AM
Returns September 18 at approximately 8 AM

Cost is $795 per person plus Mexican permits and canned beverages

Max 25 anglers… hurry up and book if you’re interested!

Call Celia in the Searcher office for further details and bookings: 619-226-2403