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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March 07, 2014
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.
Well most of us survived the well needed storm over the weekend. Rain, large swells and wind unsettled the ocean, however, water temps were not too overly affected. Consequently all opening day Rockfish trips were cancelled over the weekend, a tough blow to the hungry Sportfishing fleet. Nevertheless those capable of fishing mid-week made the most of it with some great trips. This weekend should provide some opportunities to those that missed out on opening day, although the weather forecast for Saturday is less than ideal.
The much anticipated annual Fred Hall Show opened on Wednesday. Most reports indicated decent crowds with far fewer exhibitors this year? Not sure why as for the most part the economy has been improving?
The Coronado Islands on again, off again Yellowtail bite was still on hold, with the ¾ day boat San Diego catching 3 Yellowtail on their Wednesday trip and none on Thursday's trip. No other boats are running this week.
Both in Ensenada and way down south in San Quintin, the usual Charter Masters found the Yellowtail on the chew just before the storm, mostly being caught on the Yo Yo iron style of fishing. Captain Kelly reported that today, Friday one boat reported a wide open bite on the Yellowtail, so the storm did not chase them away!
With most boats now targeting Rockfish and Lingcod, the recent improvement in local action for Bass fishing was put on hold, while Halibut fishing remained upbeat. Local action on Sheephead and Whitefish also showed good signs.
There were no reports from private boaters this week on the Bonito bite at Catalina and no sport boats running to Catalina found them, concentrating on Rockfish.
Most private boaters stayed on shore this week or went to the Fred Hall show. It was the first time in 20 years I have missed opening day at the show. I am still recovering from a bad fall and torn Quad muscle. Hope to hobble there on Sunday?
Pretty ladies who fish or maybe not:
Rockcod fishing out of Dana Wharf Sportfishing on the ¾ day Clemente, Wed. 03-05-14:
These anglers fished off the San Mateo, Tuesday, 03-04-14:
Nice Halibut off the Sum Fun:
Pro charter master Benny with a 9 pound Calico Bass:
The Mirage is back in action:
Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!
Angler Dave with a big Halibut:
Some pictures off the El Dorado fishing San Nicolas Island Monday, 03-03-14:
San Clemente Island!
No reported action this. Might see some Yellowtail show up soon?
Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!
Big 25.4 pound Sheephead off the Dolphin ½ day boat on Tuesday, 03-04-14:
Nice Cabazon off the Dolphin:
Private boater Adam with a dandy Halibut:
Captain Louie on his charter boat Its 4 Reels with friend Angel caught Yellowtail to 28 pounds out of Ensenada on Wednesday, 02-26-14:
Captain Juan gets in on the Tails out of San Quintin:
In church last Sunday, I heard a sweet elderly lady in the pew next to me saying a prayer. It was so innocent and sincere that I just had to share it with you:
"Dear Lord: The last four to five years have been very tough.
You have taken my favorite actor - Paul Newman;
my favorite actress - Elizabeth Taylor;
my favorite singer - Whitney Houston,
and now my favorite author - Tom Clancy.
I just wanted you to know that my favorite politicians are - Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Barbra Boxer, Diane Feinstein & Eric Holder.
All comments and suggestions welcomed!
The weather forecast for Saturday looks to be a little breezy, while Sunday looks to be very fishable with wind under 10 knots most of the day. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.