by Cory Visser
Thursday Recap Report-Weekend Possibilities:
A Summary of local fishing from Santa Monica to Oceanside, including Catalina and San Clemente Islands, with fishing trips out of San Diego down to Baja, Mexico.
Returning from a fantastic 10 day Vacation in Punta Cana, in The Dominican Republic, with my lovely wife, Sheryl of 42 years, I see I returned just in time for some great fishing action.
It's an exciting time of the year, with high expectations for a hot summer. This week produced a number of opportunities to catch an exotic and start the season off right. The White Seabass go off both at the Islands and with huge fish being caught locally. Yellowtail go on the chew at the Coronado Islands, with a few fish caught at Catalina. Barracuda arrive in Santa Monica Bay and rapidly disappear? An exploratory trip offshore on the Top Gun 80 results in catching large Bonito to 15 pounds, although no sightings of Tuna or Tails. Local Bass fishing continues to improve as the waters warm up, despite setbacks from windy conditions off and on.
There will be lots of multi-day trips being run this Holiday weekend and I will be fishing on the Aztec
out of Seaforth on a 2.5 day trip to celebrate my 65th birthday, targeting Yellowtail down south of the border. Crossing my fingers on the ugly wind that is forecasted for at least Saturday?
Now for some of the spectacular results this week:
The Charter Boat Options
caught limits of White Seabass each day on their 3-day trip over the weekend, returning Monday, 05-21-12. They also caught 10 big Yellowtail.
out of 22nd St. Landing ran to the Island on Sunday, 05-20-12, and caught limits of White Seabass and 2 Yellowtail for 30 anglers to 50 pounds:
The ¾ day boat San Diego
out of Seaforth Landing caught 112 Yellowtail on Wednesday, 05-23-12, pictures courtesy of angler Kenny:
ran a multi-day trip over the weekend to San Martin and other points south returning Monday, 05-21-12 with 52 Yellowtail, over 100 lingcod and plenty of big Reds.
Private boater Michael fished Oceanside on Sunday, 05-20-12 at San Onofre and caught this 50 pound White Seabass:
There were more good evenings of Bass fishing on the Twilight runs.Twilight fishing:
The Native Sun
fished on Saturday, 05-19-12, and caught 79 Sand Bass and 111 Sculpin. The Enterprise
fished on Sunday, 05-20-12, and caught 53 Sand Bass, 2 Rockfish and 30 Sculpin. The Sum Fun
out of Dana Wharf ran a trip on Wednesday, 05-23-12, and caught 27 Calico Bass, 2 Sand Bass, 1 Sheephead, 1 Whitefish, 2 Rockfish and 1 Sculpin.In Santa Monica Bay
The ¾ day boat Tradition
ran a trip on Friday, 05-18-12 and according Jackpot Jimmy; they looked for Barracuda to no avail and found the fishing for Rockfish to be solid. Some pictures:
The 1/2 day boat Redondo
ran a trip on Sunday, 05-20-12 and caught 168 Rockfish and 1 Lingcod.
The ½ day boat New Del Mar
caught 3 Barracuda and 195 Rockfish on their Wednesday, 05-23-12 trip.
The ¾ day boat Spitfire
caught 5 Barracuda, 102 Rockfish and 1 Lingcod on their Wednesday, 05-23-12 trip.Newport Beach and Dana Point.
Private boater Mark fished with his friend on Wednesday afternoon, 05-23-12 out of Dana Point and his friend caught this Tanker White Seabass on Sardines:
Private boater Michael fished for only 45 minutes on Monday morning, 05-21-12 at the Newport Pipe and caught this big Halibut:
The ¾ day boat Sum Fun
ran a trip on Tuesday, 05-22-12 and caught 106 Calico Bass, 3 Sand Bass, 29 Sheephead, 1 Whitefish and 2 Rockfish.
The ½ day boat Patriot
out of Newport Landing ran a trip on Wednesday, 05-23-12 and caught 5 Sand Bass, 2 Barracuda, 5 Rockfish and 115 Sculpin.
The 3/4 day boat Freelance
out of Davey's Locker found a variety of fish on the chew on their Tuesday, 05-22-12 trip, catching 9 Calico Bass, 28 Sand Bass, 80 Bocaccio, 270 Rockfish, 15 Sculpin, 10 Perch, 5 Red Snapper and 1 Cabazon.Long Beach and San Pedro
Private boater Ali fished with friends on Tuesday, 05-22-12 locally out of Newport Beach. They loaded up with a tank of live squid and proceeded to catch a 15 pound Halibut and Ali caught a PB huge 50 pound White Seabass. Some pictures:
Private boater Beta fished with Captain Mark Wisch on Sunday, 05-20-12 out of Long Beach. They use live squid to catch limits of huge White Seabass. Some pictures:
Private boater Nicolas fished with his cousin on Monday, 05-21-12 out of Long Beach and caught this 12 pound Halibut.
fished on Sunday, 05-20-12, as 15 anglers caught 5 Calico Bass, 30 Bocaccio, (limits), 100 Rockfish, 75 Sculpin (limits), and 20 Red Snapper.
The ¾ day boat Sport King
out of LA Harbor fished on Monday, 05-21-12, as 18 anglers caught 28 Barracuda, 36 Bocaccio, 53 Rockfish and 6 Red Snapper.
The 1/2 day boat Monte Carlo
out of 22nd Street Landing ran a trip on Monday, 05-21-12 and caught 64 Barracuda and 1 Sculpin.
The 1/2 day boat Matt Walsh
out of LA Harbor ran a trip on Sunday, 05-20-12, and caught 54 Calico Bass, 12 Sand Bass, 19 Rockfish, 2 Sculpin and 1 Cabazon. Some pictures:
The ¾ day boat Victory
out of Pierpoint landing fished on Wednesday, 05-23-12 and caught 3 Calico Bass, 6 Barracuda, 110 Rockfish and 66 Sculpin. pictures courtesy of Japan Ron:
Private boater Lal fished with friend Japan Ron on Tuesday, 05-22-12 out of Long Beach. The Bass were on the chew, releasing 30 mixed Bass to 4 pounds. Pictures: The Islands
Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!
Private boater JP fished the Island on Monday and returned Tuesday morning, 05-22-12. They targeted White Seabass with live squid and caught these fish:
Private boater Evan fished Santa Barbara Island for the WON White Seabass Tournament on Saturday and Sunday. They won the Yellowtail division with a 38.8 pounder, also adding two 30 pound Tails. The over all tournament was won with a 62.5 pound White Seabass, caught by the team of Brett Ringler, Jim Mulvey and Greg Trompas. Some pictures:
out of 22nd St. Landing, ran to the Island on Sunday, 05-20-12, with 35 anglers catching 10 Calico Bass, 2 Barracuda, 5 Sheephead, 8 Whitefish, 70 Bocaccio, (limits), 112 Rockfish, 2 Lingcod, 9 Perch, 20 Red Snapper and 1 Cabazon. On their Monday trip they caught 34 White Seabass.San Clemente Island!
ran to the Island on Sunday, 05-20-12 and caught 1 White Seabass, 15 Calico Bass, 20 Sheephead, 25 Whitefish, 150 Rockfish and 1 Lingcod.
out of Dana Wharf fished on Saturday, 05-19-12 with 27 anglers catching 1 Halibut, 46 Calico Bass, 19 Sheephead, 24 Whitefish, 59 Rockfish, 3 Sculpin, 132 Perch and 2 Cabazon.
ran to the Island on Sunday, 05-20-12 and caught six White Seabass.Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!
Charter Master Captain Rod on his boat the Sweet Teresa ran a trip with his son and friends on Monday, 05-21-12 and his son caught a PB big Halibut:
Their second legal of the day:
Private boater Jesse fished the Coronado Islands on Sunday, 05-20-12 with friends and caught these Yellowtail:
Private boater Brandon also fished the Coronado Islands on Sunday, 05-20-12 with friends and they caught these Yellowtail:
The Voyager had limits of Yellowtail (70) on their full day trip on Wednesday, 05-23-12 for 14 anglers.
The Chubosco 2 headed out on Wednesday, 05-23-12, and caught a bunch of big Yellowtail. Some pictures courtesy of Marcus:
The ¾ day boat Malahini
caught 72 Yellowtail on their trip on Wednesday, 05-23-12.All comments and suggestions welcomed! Weather
The weather forecast for Saturday looks to be very windy, and on Sunday and Monday it appears to be a bit breezy. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock. Wishing everyone a wonderful Holiday weekend.Hook Up,