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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February 21, 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.
I apologize for no report last week as I played an unfortunate role in "Launch Ramp Follies' Saturday afternoon, 02-08-14. While walking down the ramp at low tide to pull the boat out of the water, I slipped on some muddy moss and slime, resulting in a torn thigh muscle and a messed up knee. Two weeks later I am just now getting off of crutches, yet remain with a serious limp, swelling and substantial pain. Just sitting in a chair at the computer is extremely uncomfortable, and my job as Controller involves nearly 80% of my time on a computer, yikes?
Again the lack of fishing reports is disturbing, and I know many of you can't wait for opening day next Saturday, March 1st for a shot at some Rockfish, Lingcod, Whitefish and Sheephead? Those that couldn't wait have been traveling south to fish on a 1.5 or longer day trip south of the border, although adverse weather has limited those opportunities recently.
The Old Glory out of H&M landing in San Diego did manage to catch 18 Lingcod and limits of Reds on their trip returning Sunday, 02-16-14. The Pacific Voyager out of Seaforth Landing in Mission Bay also made it out on a 1.5 day trip and they limited out on Reds as well other Rockfish.
The best local action for the week has been some steady bites of Halibut, with a 28 pounder topping the charts. The recent Bonito bite at Catalina is all but history, and no boats are even running to Catalina to find them.
The Coronado Islands found a few new schools of Yellowtail over the weekend with the ¾ day boat San Diego sacking up 44 big Tails on their Saturday trip and 60 on Sunday, then the bite died again. With good weather expected this weekend they may return?
Local Bass fishing has been mostly slow with decent bites on the Sculpin for the few boats running.
Pretty ladies who fish or maybe not:
Halibut being caught off the Native Sun in their Pot of Gold Tournament:
Angler John tops the leader board with a 28 pound Halibut:
Wed.-02-26-14 Jackpot winner at 7.55 pounds:
Young Angler Max catches a Halibut that makes it on the leader board:
Angler Bill 21st on the leader board:
Sand Bass being caught on the Native Sun's Twilight trips:
Captain Dave shows his gal how to catch a nice Sand Bass:
Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!
No boats are running to the Islands?
San Clemente Island!
Private boaters have caught some big Calico Bass recently at the Island.
Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!
Captain Duane of Seasons Sportfishing with a big Yellowtail:
Captain Louie on his charter boat Its 4 Reels caught their first Yellowtail of the year out of Ensenada on Saturday, 02-01-14, plus some nice Lingcod and a Halibut:
Captain Kelly of K&M Sportfishing Charters found some excellent Red fishing with Anglers Robert and family, Monday, 12-30-13 out of San Quintin:
All comments and suggestions welcomed!
The weather forecast for both Saturday and Sunday looks to be very fishable with wind under 10 knots both days. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.