Cory Visser, of Long Beach, has been fishing for over 50 years. He has never had a boat of his own but is always there for captains who need a good crew. He is proud that he was once part of a crew that caught a Grand Slam of tuna on a one-day trip.
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July 05, 2013
by Cory VisserThursday 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.
The offshore scene is looking up as Dorado and Yellowfin Tuna have shown up with an improving Bluefin Tuna bite, with Tuna averaging 30 to 40 pounds and an occasional fish to 70 pounds. The Kelp Paddy Yellowtail fishing has thinned out some, unless you're on a boat running the distance, well over 100 miles, then limits remain the rule.
White Seabass and huge Halibut continue to be caught at the Channel Islands or along the coast. San Clemente Island has hot recently for both White Seabass and Yellowtail to over 40 pounds.
There have been numerous good counts of Yellowtail being caught at Catalina, primarily on the front side of the Island. Only a few White Seabass are being caught. The Calico Bass fishing is outstanding at the Island, and a good mix of Barracuda is also available for action.
Locally the Barracuda returned for some decent off the ½ day and ¾ day boats, with a number of boats reporting several hundred on any given day. An occasional local Yellowtail is being caught in the Horseshoe Kelp area. The Sand Bass bite has been sporadic of late, with lots more Sand Bass being released less than 14 inches. Recently the San Diego fleet has been seeing great action on Sand Bass averaging 3 to 6 pounds.
The Coronado Islands have yielded only modest counts of Yellowtail throughout the week. Ensenada has been relatively quiet as well.
Angler Jolene with her first Bluefin Tuna ever off the Voyager that returned Sunday, 06-30-13:
Angler Chris with a good day off the New LoAnn:
The Pacific Voyager loads up:
The Enterprise caught 297 Barracuda and one Yellowtail on their Tuesday ¾ day run. Angler Japan Ron had a good day of Barracuda fishing on the Victory, out of Pierpoint Landing Wednesday, 07-03-13:
Coastal Tanker White Seabass has been off and on, with many single fish being caught.
Private boater Kenny fished with friend Benny out of Marina Del Rey caught this Slug Coastal Tanker, Tuesday, 07-02-13:
Angler Jimmy holding a four pound Calico Bass caught on a Twilight trip, Monday, 07-01-13:
Husband and Wife share in the Halibut catching on the Twilight trip:
Halibut Frenzy on the ¾ day boat Clemente out of Dana Wharf, Tuesday, 07-02-13:
Nice local White Seabass caught on the ¾ day boat Spitfire, Tuesday, 07-02-13:
Just more pretty ladies that fish or not:
Angler Jeanne caught this 45 pound White Seabass off the Aloha Spirit Sunday, 06-30-13:
Recent White Seabass scores aboard the Mirage:
Great day on the Cobra, Tuesday, 07-02-13:
Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!
Lots of Yellows off the Gail Force on recent trips:
The Pursuit out of 22nd Street Landing in San Pedro found 56 Yellowtail and 70 Barracuda on the chew a Catalina on their Tuesday, 07-02-13 trip.
San Clemente Island!
Angler Randy caught the jackpot Halibut and a White Seabass off the Freedom on their Saturday trip that returned 06-29-13.
Angler Sergio and friends with a 25 pound White Seabass and 33 pound Halibut on the Thunderbird, Sunday, 06-30-13:
A big Yellowtail caught off the First String, Sunday 06-30-13:
And a nice Halibut:
Private boater Tyrone with a spectacular catch, Saturday, 06-29-13, they also released several Black Seabass:
Pictures from the Ultra's Monday, 07-01-13 trip:
Angler Seth with a couple of nice White Seabass:
The Fortune gets on the Yellowtail and White Seabass Sunday, 06-30-13:
They also had a great day, Tuesday, 07-02-13:
A huge day of White Seabass fishing off the Fortune on Thursday's trip, 07-04-13, as they landed 44 Ghosts to 45 pounds:
Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!
Tanker White Seabass off the Pride over the weekend:
Another local White Seabass:
Private boater David and friend Corey with big White Seabass caught Tuesday, 07-02-13:
Big Halibut off the ½ day boat Dolphin, Wednesday, July 03, 2013:
A 35 pound Halibut caught off the Ranger 85, Wednesday, 07-03-13:
Charter Master Duane of Seasons Sportfishing found the Tanker White Seabass on the chew on Sunday, 06-30-13.
Angler Toshio and friend with a nice catch on the Yellowtail caught off the Ocean Odyssey on Tuesday, 07-02-13:
Nice Yellowtail on the Prowler, Sunday 06-30-13!
Private boater Brandon with a big Yellowtail on the Lucky B, Wednesday, July 03, 2013:
Angler Dave with a nice Kelp Paddy Yellowtail, off the Condor:
Quote of the day:
I'm with Julie, God Bless America:
Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July:
All comments and suggestions welcomed!
The weather forecast for Saturday and Sunday looks to be very calm both inshore and offshore. So get out and go fishing. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.