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.
Everyone is anxiously waiting for opening day Saturday, March 1st for a shot at some Rockfish, Lingcod, Whitefish and Sheephead. Mother Nature decided that we will all have to be patient for a few more days, as wind and rain have cancelled almost all trips along the coast. What a shame as most boats were booked solid for both Saturday and Sunday. Very surprisingly reports of a Hurricane building offshore. Thought you needed warm water for that condition to occur?
The Coronado Islands
on again, off again Yellowtail
bite was off this week. However, way south down in San Quintin
, Captain Kelly found the Yellowtail on the chew, mostly being caught on the Yo Yo iron style of fishing.
There was a marked improvement in local action for the week, as both Sand Bass
and Calico Bass
along with Halibut
fishing picked up. The Bonito
bite at Catalina
is still in play; however no sport boats are even running to Catalina to find them, only the private boater has enjoyed the fun.
Here is private boater Sergio with a local Calico Bass:
Private boater Bobby with a big Sand Bass caught while hooping Wednesday, 02-26-14:
Here is angler Michael with a nine pound Calico Bass:
Pretty ladies who fish or maybe not:
Halibut fishing out of Dana Wharf Sportfishing
An 18 pound Sheephead
caught and released Monday, 02-24-14:
Halibut on the plastics:
Angler Chris with a nice Halibut:
Halibut being caught off the Native Sun
in their Pot of Gold Tournament which ended last week and the top Halibut weighed 28.6 pounds:
Last fish of the derby caught by Javier 11.8 pounds, good for some jigs and a tackle box:
Sand Bass being caught on the Native Sun's Twilight trips:
Angler Paul on the ½ day boat Western Pride
with good Sand Bass fishing Tuesday, 02-25-14:The IslandsCatalina/Santa Barbara Island!
The Bonito are there, just no one fishing for them other than private boaters. Private boater Jonathan fished the island over the weekend and hammered the Bonito on light gear, with most fish released. The Bonito were caught on anchovies and a variety of lures to four pounds.
Private boater John and friends with Calico Bass caught Tuesday, 02-25-14:San Clemente Island!
Angler Ty with a Calico Bass caught Sunday, 02-23-14:
Private boater Brandon and friends caught some big Calico Bass to five pounds Sunday, 02-23-14:Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!
Private boater Jeff with a 29 pound Yellowtail caught in La Jolla:
Captain Kelly of K&M Sportfishing Charters
found the Yellowtail on the chew on the iron out of San Quintin
And paid for by us working folks!
All comments and suggestions welcomed! Weather
The weather forecast for both Saturday and Sunday is treacherous
, so don't go out! The wind is expected to rise to over 30 knots in some areas, with huge swells, and there are reports of a Hurricane offshore in the Pacific. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock. Hook Up,