Articles written by Bill Roecker

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New Year's Day Bite

"We got down to the Banks yesterday midday, " reported Excel skipper Justin Fleck January 1, 2014. "After bouncing around a little bit the fishing has been good. Most of the fish we're catching fish... Full story

 By Bill Roecker    Fishing    July 15, 2013

Fish Tales From The West Coast

Bluefin Dive Long-range boats reporting from the bluefin area south of San Diego yesterday indicated bluefin fishing was tough at best. Some boats managed one or two fish per rod; others didn’t f... Full story

 By Bill Roecker    Fishing    July 15, 2013

San Diego Sport Fishing

Overview Windy weather and a morning-only bite foiled many boats going into the weekend, but a few managed to deck one or two tuna per rod out on the bluefin grounds. Some boats opted to fish for... Full story

 By Bill Roecker    Fishing    May 15, 2013

Fishing Long Range 101

In his "Net Update," Bill Roecker of highly recommends this DVD, Fishing Long Range 101, which is available at Full story


Biggest Yellowfin Ever Caught - 445 Pound Yellowfin Tuna!

There was a small crowd waiting when Justin Fleck backed Excel into the slip in front of Fisherman’s Landing Dec. 9 sometime around 4 a.m., and it rapidly grew until there looked to be several hundred folks clustered around the biggest yellowfin t...


At The Rail

The heftiest, best-illustratedbook on long range fishing: At The Rail: Long Range Fishing, by Bill Roecker, has been recently released by Oceanic Productions. The big new 208-page coffee-table volume is colorful, about the best bites ever seen, the... Full story


Bill Roecker’s 2013 Sportfishing Calendar

New 2013 Sportfishing Calendar Bill Roecker’s fresh, colorful 2013 Sportfishing Calendar is stuffed with information and great features like the long range record fish of the year, the most common h... Full story


PEI Prize --

Contractor Ken Cirks spends a few days each fall fishing up in the Northeast. This year he was fishing out of North Lake, Prince Edward Island. I talked with Basil Pappas via telephone a few days... Full story


San Diego - At The Docks

Saturday, September 22 was a good day for trips returning from week-long trips. The four rigs that arrived in the morning had very good to excellent catches of mixed yellowtail, yellowfin and bluefin... Full story


His Last Book

His Last Book Ed Ries Leaves Us A Valuable Legacy By Bill Roecker Ed Ries had a wealthy fishing career. He caught swordfish, tuna, blue marlin, sailfish, black sea bass, halibut,... Full story


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