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.
As the season winds down and every weekend for the last four weeks containing windy seas, the counts are dwindling on the Offshore
banks. As per the all year trend, one day trips for some Sport Boats did not yield many, if any Yellowfin Tuna
, a few Dorado
are hanging around, and a lot of kelp Paddies were again loaded with the small Yellowtail
, with some bigger models mixed in.
No signs of any Bluefin Tuna
reported lately, nor any more Albacore
. Once again the 1.5 day trips generally did better than single day trips, while 2 day and 3 day trips had more time to fine the Yellowfin Tuna.
There have been very few private boater reports, and given the lousy weather conditions on the weekends, most have stayed home, with a few exceptions whom had some decent counts. Surprisingly the ¾ day boats are still doing well on any given day, there are fish being caught between 30 and 50 miles south. According to some private boater reports the 1010 Trench
and 1067 Knuckle
are still holding Yellowfin Tuna to 45 pounds, some 65 to 75 miles south of Point Loma. Ensenada
reports indicate the 238
and Lower 500
are holding Tuna, Tails and Dorado. The inshore banks, Hidden, 302, 371 and 425
are still yielding mostly Rat Yellowtail and a few Dorado, with an occasional Tuna.
The question that remains is if the recent reports of heavy winds on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will drop the water temps enough to send all the exotics south? Very rough seas the last few days resulted in no reports, as most Captains cancelled trips. So was this week the last hurrah? Time will see?
Private boater Tim ran out in rough seas with friends on Saturday, 10-20-12 and caught 4 Yellowfin Tuna to 30 pounds and all the rat Yellowtail you wanted out by the 425
and a bit south. They had planned to go to the 1010, however, the weather would not cooperate.
Private boater Benny fished with friends on Friday, 10-19-12 and caught 4 Yellowfin Tuna and limits of Yellowtail. A couple of pictures:
Private boater Brandon fished with friends on Friday, 10-19-12 and caught a half dozen Yellowfin Tuna and limits of Yellowtail. A couple of pictures:
The multi day trips had the best counts over the weekend, and few boats fished past Tuesday as the weather really came up with a vengeance. For example: The Ocean Odyssey
returned Sunday, 10-21-12 from a 2.5 day trip catching 139 Yellowfin Tuna, 24 Skipjack Tuna, 260 Yellowtail and 27 Dorado. Some pictures:
The Pacific Voyager returned Sunday, 10-21-12 from a 2 day trip catching 140 Yellowfin Tuna (limits) and 140 Yellowtail (limits) for the 14 anglers.
On the 1.5 day trip on the Condor
returning Sunday morning, 10-21-12, they caught 14 Yellowfin Tuna, 170 Yellowtail and 12 Dorado.
My kind of guy, Sergio says:
In Santa Monica
the 1/2 day boat Redondo Special
had a great day on their Tuesday, 10-23-12 trip catching 1 Yellowtail
, 5 White Seabass
, 13 Calico Bass, 2 Sand Bass, 5 Sheephead, 3 Rockfish, 1 Sculpin and 1 Cabazon for only 9 anglers. The secret was having a tank full of live squid for bait; they also lost several Yellowtail in the 30 pound class due to light tackle. The New Del Mar
had a decent day of Bass fishing on Tuesday, 10-23-12, catching 1 White Seabass, 19 Calico Bass, 22 Sand Bass, 21 Sheephead, 119 Rockfish, 2 Lingcod and 20 Cabazon.
Out of San Pedro
, the ½ day boat Monte Carlo
had a decent trip Monday, 10-22-12 1 Halibut, 14 Sheephead, 6 Bocaccio, 58 Rockfish, 4 Sculpin, 31 Perch, 49 Red Snapper and 1 Cabazon.
Out of Newport Beach
, the Freelance
fished Saturday, 10-20-12 and caught 35 Calico Bass, 15 Sheephead, 25 Whitefish, 15 Rockfish, 390 Perch, 31 Sargo and 2 Red Snapper. The Nautilus fished on Monday, 10-22-12 and caught 1 White Seabass, 3 Sand Bass, 29 Rockfish, 50 Red Snapper and 3 Cabazon.
Private boater Erik fished with a friend locally for shallow water Rockfish and had a great day on the Cod and Sheephead to 8 pounds, out of Long Beach. Some pictures:
Private boater Yutaka fished with a friend locally for shallow water Rockfish and had a great day on the Lingcod to 23 pounds, out of Long Beach. Some pictures:
Private boater Japan Ron fished with Lal on the Ducky locally on Tuesday, 10-23-12 and had a decent day on the Calico and Sand Bass with some Sculpin and other critters caught. Some pictures:Twilight fishing:
fished Sunday evening, 10-21-12 and caught 4 Calico Bass, 2 Sand Bass, 10 Rockfish and 61 Sculpin. No other boats ran.The IslandsCatalina/Santa Barbara Island!
Very quiet at Catalina Island this week and most of the summer.
The Sport King
had a good day at the Island on Monday, 10-22-12 catching 54 Calico Bass, 43 Sheephead, 17 Whitefish, 5 Rockfish, 133 Perch and 6 Sargo.
out of 22nd St. Landing, ran to the Island on Thursday, 10-25-12, with 15 anglers catching 1 Halibut, 37 Sheephead, 18 Whitefish, 75 Rockfish, 3 Lingcod and 25 Red Snapper.San Clemente Island!
Private boater Mike Lane with a 10.3 pound Calico Bass caught at SCI over the weekend:
caught 6 Calico Bass, 31 Sheephead, 129 Whitefish, 42 Rockfish, 3 Lingcod and 1 Sculpin on their Saturday, 10-20-12 trip.Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!
The ¾ day boats are running offshore where they have had sensational Yellowtail and Dorado fishing, as well as a few Tuna being caught.
The ¾ day boat San Diego
out of Seaforth Landing caught 48 Yellowtail and 20 Dorado on their Tuesday, 10-23-12 trip.
The ¾ day boat Mission Belle
headed out on Saturday, 10-20-12, and caught 72 Yellowtail and 2 Dorado.
The ¾ day boat Malahini
caught 11 Yellowfin Tuna, 91Yellowtail and 2 Dorado on their trip on Sunday, 10-21-12.
Angler Stanley fished on the Blue Horizon
on Sunday, 10-21-12 in La Jolla and they had a successful trip on Yellowtail and White Seabass. Some pictures:
Another nice White Seabass caught this week on the ½ day boat New Seaforth
Jaime with Seasons Sportfishing
had a great final weekend trip on Saturday, 10-20-12, catching a bunch of Yellowfin Tuna, including this big guy, a few Dorado and all the rat Yellowtail you wanted:
All comments and suggestions welcomed! Weather
The weather forecast for both Saturday and Sunday looks to be breezy on Saturday and quite nice on Sunday thru Wednesday for the offshore runs. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock. Hook Up,