Cory Visser

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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May 31, 2013

Tunaslam Corner-05-31-13

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.

The weekend Holiday did not disappoint. Limits of White Seabass at Catalina and the Channel Islands were the rule. Offshore the Yellowtail were biting if you found the Magic Kelp, as some did. Locally the Barracuda finally have arrived, with counts well over 100 for some ½ day and ¾ day boats. Yellowtail bit at Catalina over the weekend and then succumbed to the boat traffic, same for the Coronado Islands with only scattered counts to report.

The prospects for near shore Kelp Paddy Yellowtail faded after every Kelp was hit hard by both party boats and private boaters alike. Coastal Tanker White Seabass keep us encouraged, with a few still being caught, mostly with Mackerel. An influx of Squid along the coast has just not happened so far this year, which of course attracts the big White Seabass.

The Halibut bite remains impressive for those few that fish for them, especially in San Diego. The Sport Boats have found a more frequent healthy bite on both Calico and Sand Bass, although most spend their mornings catching Rockfish, Reds and big Lingcod.

A few more Twilight trips are being scheduled across the board, and when they can get out, they have found a decent bite on the Bass. For example:

Twilight fishing awesome off the Native Sun from:
5/26 - 170 sand bass, 6 Barracuda, 87 Sculpin.
5/25 - 148 Sand Bass, 6 Barracuda, 87 Sculpin and 1 Rockfish.
5/24 - 100 Sand Bass, 1 Barracuda, 67 Sculpin and 4 Rockfish.

Ensenada has been hit and miss, yet if you hit, the fishing for Yellowtail is excellent, including reports of good Barracuda fishing.

I took advantage of the long Holiday weekend to fish on the Aztec for a 2.5 day trip. The promise of offshore Yellowtail on the kelp paddies combined with a wish for early season Bluefin Tuna and Albacore was on all our minds. We woke up to beautiful conditions near the 213 and Airplane banks. Water temps were 64.2 degrees with clean deep blue color. We found enough large and medium sized Kelp Paddies to make a day, albeit they were not easy to find once the wind picked up in late morning. Most of the Paddies we found were empty. Trolling we picked up a half dozen Bonito to six pounds, and two open water Yellowtail. At a little after 2 pm we found a Kelp Paddy holding and it was wide open for about 10 minutes. We put 14 Yellowtail on the boat and losing at least 10. That was it for the Yellowtail, no other Paddies were holding. On our second day we fished for Reds and Lings in tough conditions, vicious current combined with a stiff breeze. We did well despite the weather. It was a fun trip. Some pictures:



Some of the gang with their Yellowtail:



Here are a couple of happy anglers with some big Reds, up to nine pounds:






Reds, Lings and other Rockfish kept biting, despite the poor fishing conditions.

Junior was king of the Lingcod, catching five:



More Lings and Reds:



Quite a few quality Johnny Bass were caught:



A Yellowtail off the Native Sun, Monday, 05-27-13:



Just more pretty ladies that fish or not:











Barracuda off the Enterprise by angler Steven, Sunday, 05-26-13:



Nice day of fishing off the Monte Carlo, out of San Pedro, Saturday, 05-18-13:

Private boater Jon and friend went offshore to check out the kelp paddy Yellowtail bite with no luck on Sat.-05-25-13. So he came back to shore and set up for the local Tanker bite. They went 1 for 2 on the C-Bass. Then they hit a local Red hole and limited out on Reds:







Private boater Dave with a 44+ pound Halibut:



Private boater Brandon with a huge Spotted Bay Bass caught, Wed.-05-29-13:



How about a Broomtail Grouper being caught off the Long Beach wall:



Then the opposite occurs, how about Salmon off the ½ day boat New Del Mar out of Marina Del Rey:



The Barracuda bite is on:



Nice Lingcod on the Spitfire, Jimmy and friend, Saturday, 05-25-13:





Angler Ericka catches a nice White Seabass Monday, 05-27-13:


The Mirage scores on the White Seabass, Wednesday, 05-29-13:











Nice trip on the Stardust, Sunday, 05-26-13:



The Islands


Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!

Private boaters Dave, Dave and Mike catch White Seabass at the Island over the weekend:



Some big Calico Bass at the Island for this private boater:



The six pack charter boat Options had a sensational day on Sat.-05-25-13 catching limits of White Seabass and 27 Yellowtail.

White Seabass off the Ultra Saturday, 05-25-13:





Angler Norman and friends with a great day on the water Sunday, 05-26-13:


Limits of White Seabass, Calico Bass and a Yellowtail, Sunday, 05-26-13 on the Fortune:



Yellowtail and a big Halibut off the Freelance, Monday, 05-26-13:





The Mardiosa fished the Island Sunday, 05-26-13 as Chad and Mel caught these big White Seabass:



The Pursuit out of 22nd Street Landing in San Pedro found Catalina Yellowtail on the chew catching 51 late last week.

Private boater Aly fished with his wife and friends Wed.-05-29-13 at the Island. The found some good marks on the meter and got instant bites on Yellowtail. Then the White Seabass moved in and they quickly limited out:



San Clemente Island!

91 White Seabass and 12 Yellowtail were caught on the Freedom on a 2.5 day trip that returned Monday, 05-27-13, however, most of the fish were caught at Catalina:







The Thunderbird out of Davey's Locker has been running to the Island frequently and slamming the Rockfish, Reds and Lingcod.

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!

Private boater Steve fished with his son and a friend out of Point Loma and found the big Halibut on the chew, catching six to 31 pounds, then added a 25 pound White Seabass. What a trip:













Private boater Corey with a big Bay Halibut:



Charter Master Jamie of Seasons Sportfishing found the Yellowtail on the chew over Memorial Day weekend. They fished the Coronado Islands and other south of the border areas. Some pictures:











There were 142 Yellowtail caught to 20 pounds on the Pacific Voyager that returned from an offshore 2.5 day trip Monday, 05-27-13:



Angler Denis and family charter the Selena over the weekend in Ensenada and catch Yellowtail and lots of other critters:





RAD:




Quote of the day:







My thought for the day:



All comments and suggestions welcomed!

Weather
The weather forecast for Saturday and Sunday looks to be very fishable, calm seas and smaller swells. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.



Hook Up,
Cory

May 24, 2013

Tunaslam Corner-05-24-13

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.

There was an explosion of fishing opportunities this week on the exotics. Yellowtail seemed to be all of a sudden everywhere. Catalina Island finally broke out with some of the best Yellowtail fishing in years, as counts per boat went as high as 51. Added to that excitement were a number of good counts on the White Seabass at the Island. The Options and Mardiosa six pack charter boats have caught steady limits of White Seabass to add to their Yellowtail counts this week. Continuing with the surprise this week were reports of Kelp Paddy Yellowtail both inshore and offshore, including US waters. Now that's not happened in May in I don't remember how long, if ever, south of the border yes, yet not north of the border this early?

How about the ½ day boat Southern Cal out of Pierpoint Landing catching 11 Yellowtail, 50 Calico Bass and 35 Sand Bass for their 17 anglers yesterday, Thursday, 05-24-13. Wow, what a half day trip! The ½ boat Monte Carlo got in on the action Wednesday, 05-22-13 catching 7 Yellowtail, 33 Calico Bass, 3 Sand Bass, 6 Sheephead, 1 Whitefish and 14 Sculpin.

Tanker White Seabass were again targeted and caught along the coast, while the Channel Islands erupted with large schools of fish up to 67 pounds, with plenty of 50 pound Tankers and several more over 60. The unusual rapid increase in water temps has contributed nicely to these conditions. Halibut fishing has also remained steady all along the coast.

Locally we continue to hope for the Barracuda to arrive in mass, so far the best showing is at Catalina and south of the border. The Calico and Sand Bass fishing has also picked up considerably. What a setup for this Holiday Memorial weekend. So many choices to decide from? Your best bet is to jump on a multiday trip, which allows you to explore several locations and or Islands and improve your chance to catch the right kind. I'm heading out on the Aztec out of Seaforth Landing in Mission Bay for a 2.5 day trip that returns Monday. We are hoping to take advantage of the Kelp Paddy Yellowtail fishing as well as possibly find a school of hungry Bluefin Tuna? So get out and go fishing, the opportunities have not been this good for quite some time.

How about a half day charter on the Bongos picking up 14 Yellowtail on the kelp paddies:



A Kelp Paddy Yellowtail off the Gail Force, Saturday, 05-18-13:

Just more pretty ladies that fish or not:







Two nice 20 pound Halibut off the Native Sun from Friday's ¾ day trip, 05-17-13:





Nice day of fishing off the Monte Carlo, out of San Pedro, Saturday, 05-18-13:



Private boater Karl with a nice 4 pound Calico Bass along the coast, Tuesday, 05-21-13:



Angler catches a 67 pound White Seabass off the Sea Biscuit, Saturday, 05-18-13:



Angler Hilary off the Aloha Spirit with a 60 pound White Seabass caught Tuesday, 05-21-13:



And they caught more too:



The Mirage scores on the White Seabass, Yellowtail and a big Halibut, Sunday, 05-19-13:















Some pictures from Saturday's trip on the Mirage, with a big Tail and 9 White Seabass:







Nice trip on the Stardust, Sunday, 05-19-13:





Barracuda on the Speed Twin, Tuesday, 05-21-13:



Private boater Matt and friend Dan got in on the Tanker White Seabass again, each catching 50 pounders, Wednesday, 05-22-13:





The Islands


Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!

Yellowtail go off at Catalina as the ¾ day boat Freelance catches 25 on their Tuesday, 05-21-13 trip.










Angler fishing Catalina out of the Newport, 05-20-13:



Newport ¾ day action at the Islands, with Yellowtail and Halibut off the Freelance:





Angler Fred with a White Seabass off the Ultra, caught Sat. 05-18-13:



Yellowtail off the Fury, Sunday, 05-19-13:



The Mardiosa fished the Island Tuesday, 05-21-13 and angler Frank caught this 38 pound White Seabass:



Angler David fishing on the Pacific Star on a 2 day trip at San Nicolas Island, Sat. 05-18 and Santa Barbara Island Sun. 05-19. Early morning Halibut drift produced for angler Kyu:



Conditions were poor at San Nicolas, with lots of wind. Things improved at Santa Barbara, although Rockfishing was still difficult. The big Sheephead and a few 10 pound Lings were on the chew:













The Pursuit out of 22nd Street Landing in San Pedro found the Yellowtail on the chew at Catalina with counts to 50 during the week, and some Barracuda mixed in.

Over 20 Yellowtail and one White Seabass were caught on the Freedom on Wednesday, 05-22-13:



San Clemente Island!

Calico Bass fishing has improved, with some scattered counts of Yellowtail and Barracuda. Most boats are fishing Catalina for the hot bite there.

The Thunderbird out of Davey's Locker has been running to the Island frequently and slamming the Rockfish, Reds and Lingcod.

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!

Angler Bruce with a huge Halibut caught off the Fortune, Monday, 05-20-13:



Nice Halibut off the Chubasco, Saturday, 05-18-13:


Charter Master Duane of Seasons Sportfishing found the Yellowtail and on the chew Tuesday, 05-21-13. They fished the Coronado Islands and other south of the border areas. Some pictures:



There were 92 Yellowtail caught on the Pac Voyager that returned from an offshore 3 day trip Tuesday, 05-21-13:



Captain Louie on his boat It's 4 Reel ran several charters over the weekend out of Ensenada, and they caught 15 Yellowtail to 25 pounds. Some pictures:









Quote of the day:



Oops!



Julie's thought for the day:





My day plan:





All comments and suggestions welcomed!

Weather

The weather forecast for Saturday looks to be very fishable locally and offshore, with Sunday's and Monday's forecast a bit breezier offshore. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.



Hook Up,
Cory

May 17, 2013

Tunaslam Corner-05-17-13

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.

We experienced hot weekend weather and mostly steady conditions during the week. The wind sort of came and went depending on the day. Locally we continue to hope for the Barracuda to arrive in mass, so far just a scattered showing. The Bass can't seem to figure things out yet, with water temps rising to attractive levels and then being driven down by winds and big swells.

A few more reports of Coastal Tanker White Seabass keep us encouraged, yet most are being caught with Mackerel. An influx of Squid along the coast has just not happened so far this year, which of course attracts the big White Seabass. The Islands remain remarkably quiet for this time of year. The bite up north at the Channel Islands has not resumed. Of course if you are an old pro like Matt, the right conditions in the right area can make your day. Here is Matt with a 45 pound White Seabass which he kept after releasing several others in the same size range:



Matt called in his friends and they caught a big White Seabass:



The Halibut bite continues at an even pace for those that fish them. Still, most of the Sport Boats primarily are concentrating on catching Rockfish, Reds and big Lingcod. Very few Twilight trips have been scheduled lately; however, when they can get out, they have found a decent bite on the Bass.

South of the border the Yellowtail bite had its best showing over the weekend and continuing throughout the week. Both the Sport Boats and private boaters got in on the action at the Coronado Islands. Ensenada has remained relatively quiet the last couple of weeks, although reports of good Barracuda fishing has prevailed.

Speaking of Yellowtail, the ¾ day boat San Diego caught 72 on Wednesday, 05-15-13 and another 70 on Thursday.



Angler Scott got in on the hot Yellowtail bite at the Coronado Islands on the ¾ day boat San Diego, Wednesday, 05-15-13, when they caught 72 Yellowtail to 30 pounds:



Angler Alex also caught Yellowtail on the San Diego:



And Angler Mark:





Angler Joey with big local Halibut caught Tuesday, 05-14-13:



Angler Sergio and friends fishing the Newport Bay, 05-11-13:





Just more pretty ladies that fish or not:





Nice Halibut off the Fury from Saturday's trip, 05-11-13:



A White Seabass caught off the half day boat Monte Carlo, Monday, 05-13-13:





Angler Sergio and Dennis fished on Thursday on the Monte Carlo:





Sergio with the Jackpot Sheephead:



Japan Ron fished with private boater Lal out at the Newport Pipe, Monday, 05-13-13. They found the fishing slow despite ideal weather. A couple of pictures:





I fished with good friend John's boat on Wednesday along the Palos Verdes coast. We also found the Bass fishing to be slow. We did catch a nice variety of Rockfish and Sculpin to complement our five Sand Bass and six Calico Bass. Some pictures:






Angler Dave with a 48 pound Tanker off Malibu last weekend:



Big Lings, Reds and Chuckles off the Stardust, Monday, 05-13-13:









A few Barracuda caught on the Stardust, Thursday, 05-16-13:






55 pound Halibut off the Mirage Sunday, 05-12-13:



The Islands


Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!

The Gail Force fished the Island Tuesday, 05-14-13 and found the Calico Bass on the chew with a White Seabass and a Lingcod:



Nice Sheephead at the Island Saturday, 05-11-13:


Private boater Joey with a nice White Seabass:


The Pursuit out of 22nd Street Landing in San Pedro found Catalina to yield a good count on a variety of Rockfish and other species on their weekend trips.

San Clemente Island!

I fished with private boater Dave with three friends on Sat-05-11-13. We had a decent bite on the Reds to 6 pounds, catching 25. The big Green Spots and Santa Maris were also on the chew, they are so delicious. Bocaccios were everywhere and we released easy limits, keeping other Assorted Rockfish. We also added a couple of Lingcod to 7 pounds. We moved into shallow water and caught some Whitefish, Sheephead and a few Calico Bass. Some pictures:



Most of the gang with Reds:





Will with another nice Red:


Here is Bob with a nice Johnny Bass:


The Voyager fished the Island on Sat.-05-11-13 and limited out on big Reds and assorted Rockfish. Here is angler Chris with a nice Lingcod:



No Yellowtail were reported caught on the Freedom this week, and water temps rising have not yet woken up the Calico Bass.

The Thunderbird out of Davey's Locker has been running to the Island frequently and slamming the Rockfish, Reds and Lingcod.

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!

A nice Halibut caught off the Fortune, Friday, 05-10-13:



Charter Master Jamie of Seasons Sportfishing found the Yellowtail and big Reds on the chew Saturday, 05-11-13. They fished the Coronado Islands and other south of the border areas. Some pictures:









Private boater Brandon fishing with mom on Mother's day, nice catch:





Private boater Gabe fished with friends at the Coronado Islands on Sunday, 05-12-13 and caught several Yellowtail to 30 pounds.



Barracuda off the Dolphin:



A cool picture of swimming Pacific Barracuda:



How about a school of Alaskan Halibut:


A little Humor:







All comments and suggestions welcomed!

Weather
The weather forecast for Saturday looks to be a little breezy offshore, looks to be very fishable locally, with Sunday slightly calmer. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.



Hook Up,
Cory

May 10, 2013

Tunaslam Corner-05-10-13

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.

Given the weekend was very windy along the coast, and the early part of the week was Rainey and gloomy, the fishing reports displayed were nothing to write home about. Surprisingly the boats that made it to the Islands found better conditions, although those that did were usually on a bigger Sport Boat. Then there was the successful rescue by the ½ day boat New Seaforth, several miles south of Mission Bay, of three hapless private boaters whose boat capsized. That suggests how bad the conditions were on Saturday morning along the coast. In all fairness to most private boaters that ventured out on Saturday, the weather forecast was totally inaccurate, calling for light winds in the morning, all up and down the coast, not the 20 to 25 knot blasts that occurred?

Despite the unfavorable change in weather again, more and more good signs of spring fishing is slowly happening. This week there were areas where the water temps rose to 64 degrees and even higher. A large southern swell has pushed warmer water up from the south. What a difference that makes to the exotics? For example:

The First Bluefin Tuna of the year was caught off the Independence some 178 miles south of San Diego:



How about these guys being caught:



More and more reports of Coastal Tanker White Seabass being caught is encouraging, as most do not report on these episodes to keep it secret, in order to avoid large crowds invading their honey holes! Yellowtail at San Clemente has occasionally gone on the chew, as most boats have seen big schools that were reluctant to bite. Private boating locally has continued to see an improvement in both the Calico and Sand Bass bite. Many more Halibut are being caught and a few Barracuda have arrived in Long Beach. Still, most of the Sport Boats primarily are concentrating on catching Rockfish, Reds and big Lingcod. A few Twilight trips, when they can get out have found a decent bite on the Bass.

Speaking of Yellowtail, the bite south of the border is on again. Thursday's catch report included counts from 18 to 37 Yellowtail, on the three primary ¾ day boats fishing the Coronado Islands and the Rockpile? They also added a sampling of Barracuda to the counts. Let's see if this bite can be sustained into the weekend, which has not been the case most of the year.





Private boater Brett took his good friend on a search for the big boys and did not disappoint. Peter caught a 54 pound White Seabass Wednesday afternoon:



Angler Sergio fishing the Monte Carlo out of San Pedro Thursday, 05-09-13:



Angler Sergio private boating the Wall Friday evening with friends, 05-03-13:





Just more pretty ladies that fish or not:





Nice 22 pound Halibut caught off Dana Point Sunday, 05-05-13 by angler Jason:



Angler Rich with a nice Calico Bass, Wednesday, 05-08-13:



Big Lings, Reds and Chuckles off the Stardust, Wednesday, 05-08-13:



Big Goat off the Stardust:







Nice Halibut and Lingcod off the Mirage Saturday, 05-04-13:







The Islands


Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!

Angler David fishing on the Pacific Star on a 2 day trip at San Nicolas Island, Sat. 05-04 and Sun. 05-05. Early morning

Halibut drift produced for Julio:





They than moved on to fish for Reds, Lings, Chuckles and other assorted Rockfish:











The Pursuit out of 22nd Street Landing in San Pedro found Catalina to yield a good count on a variety of Rockfish and other species on their weekend trips.

San Clemente Island!

Private boater Dave found a weather window on Tuesday to fish the Island with four friends. They had a great bite on the Reds to 10 pounds, catching 40 and filling in their limits with other Assorted Rockfish. They also added a couple of Lingcod to 12 pounds. They called it a day early to beat the afternoon wind.

The Yellowtail bite on the Freedom has picked up, and the Tails are big, they caught 9 on Saturday, 05-04-13. Angler Tyrone with one of them:



The Thunderbird out of Davey's Locker has been running to the Island frequently and slamming the Rockfish, Reds and Lingcod.

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!

A nice Halibut caught off the Dolphin, Tuesday, 05-08-13:



A few Calico Bass:





Also some Reds and Sculpin:









Captain Louie fished on his friend's boat and the four of them caught seven Yellowtail from 15 to 28 pounds. Some pictures:

Angler Matt with friends who caught a bunch of Reds off the Selena, out of Ensenada:



Yellowtail caught on the Penetrator Saturday, 05-04-13:



Captain Juan took a charter out fishing over the weekend, out of San Quintin, and found the Lingcod, a nice Halibut and Reds on the chew:













Some pictures of a cool school of Yellowtail off the 240 bank:



Some Humor:




All comments and suggestions welcomed!

Weather
The weather forecast for both Saturday and Sunday looks to be very fishable, with Sunday a bit breezy. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.



Hook Up,
Cory

May 03, 2013

Tunaslam Corner-05-03-13

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.

The water temps are inching up, a few days of sunshine without wind, and a little increase in the arrival of exotics is in play. White Seabass, also known as the Ghosts, made a small appearance this week. First private boater Lal found a local tanker on the reefs, which weighed in at 47 pounds. Then there was the sudden appearance of schools of White Seabass in the Channel Islands, lead to full limit fishing for several boats, albeit only for Tuesday. A White Seabass or two showed up in the Island counts for Catalina and San Clemente.

Private boater Lal fished on Sunday, 04-28-13 out of Long Beach. he found the Sand Bass bite very slow at the local reefs, however, big daddy White Seabass thought one of Lal's plastics was an ideal bait, weighed 47 pounds:



A magical rise in water temps above 60 degrees, and the fish seem to stir, their appetites improve and they forage more aggressively. This week there areas where the water temps rose to as high as 67.9 degrees. Local Bass are becoming more active, and a few signs of Barracuda in San Diego are hopefully heading north? Some boats drifting for Halibut are also finding better results. The Yellowtail are still playing hide and seek, both south of the border, and at the Islands. Look for a more steady bite soon?

Still, most of the Sport Boats primarily are concentrating on catching Rockfish, Reds and big Lingcod. A few Twilight trips have yielded good scores on Bass.

I headed down south to fish with my good friend Bill on his boat out of his slip in Las Salinas. Wednesday, 05-01-13. Our hope was to fish Todo Santos Island out of Ensenada, where reports of Yellowtail surrounding the Island were leaking out. Unfortunately a large swell combined with washing machine conditions, made the uphill 20 mile run too much for our little 18' Trophy. A couple miles of pounding changed our mind quickly.

We did find off the chart fishing for Lingcod, no matter the water depth, however the concentration was primarily in shallow waters less than 150 feet. We also found some big Reds, plenty of extinct Bocaccio, and assorted other Rockfish on the chew. It was a blast using light tackle Bass Gear and plastics to get hammered on almost every cast. We ended the day with a 100+ fish, over 50 Lings to 10 pounds, and with the majority of fish being released. Some pictures:



This was one big Red:



One of the many Bocaccios we caught and most were bigger than this guy:



A few of the bigger Lingcod we caught:





As we drifted into depths closer to the kelp beds, the Calico Bass made a showing. Both Bill and I had good hits on the plastics, and Bill also caught a few on his Crocodile lure.





No matter where we went the Lingcod went ballistic. On a rare occasion we caught something different, other than their best competitor, Bocaccio? Here is a very colorful Cabazon I caught on the plastic:



Sergio Says and I agree:



Just more pretty ladies that fish or not:







Some better Halibut fishing this week out of Dana Point. Here is private boater Duane with a big Halibut:



A 10.7 pound Halibut caught by angler Cher out of Dana Point Tuesday, 04-23-13:



Another private boater with a good size Calico Bass out of San Pedro:



Private boater Glen with a 22 pound Halibut caught in the Long Beach area Saturday, 04-20-13:



Angler Sergio and friends with some excellent Newport Bay fishing, Wednesday, 04-24-13:





The Freelance had another great Twilight trip on Tuesday evening, 04-24-13:





Angler Jackpot Jimmy was out on the Tortuga Saturday, 04-27-13 and the Reds were on the chew:



Charter Master Larry with a big Calico Bass:



Big Lings, Reds and Chuckles off the Stardust, Sunday, 04-28-13:



More fish caught off the Stardust over the weekend:







Limits of White Seabass off the Mirage, from Monday's Channel Island trip, 04-29-13:









Limits also on the Aloha Spirit:





Angler Japan Ron had a good day of fishing off the Victory on Wednesday, 05-01-13. Here is a picture of the jackpot Lingcod caught by one lucky angler:



Private boaters Kevin and Mickey with 61 and 54 pound Coastal Tanker White Seabass caught Thursday, 05-02-13:




The Islands


Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!
The Pursuit out of 22nd Street Landing in San Pedro found Catalina to yield a good count on a variety of Rockfish and other species on their weekend trips.

The Freelance has also been fishing the Island lately with good results.

San Clemente Island!

The Yellowtail bite on the Freedom is hit and miss, with a few fish caught on each trip, and they added a White Seabass to their count.
The Thunderbird out of Davey's Locker has been running to the Island frequently and slamming the Rockfish, Reds and Lingcod, with an occasional snap on the Yellowtail.

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!
A couple of Yellowtail caught off the Blackjack out of Dana Landing in Mission Bay:



Captain Louie fished on his friend's boat and the four of them caught seven Yellowtail from 15 to 28 pounds out of Ensenada. Some pictures:





Now that's a huge Barracuda (Costa Rica):



There were 8 big Yellowtail caught off the Mission Belle on Wednesday, 05-01-13, while the San Diego caught 10 Yellowtail.

Nice Halibut caught off the Premier:



Yellowtail caught on the Voyager out of San Diego:



Private boater Brett with a Halibut caught out of San Diego, Monday, 04-29-13:



Humor:



Some final thoughts, I think they need a bigger boat?






All comments and suggestions welcomed!
Weather

The weather forecast for both Saturday and Sunday looks to be very fishable both days inshore, with breezy conditions offshore. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.



Hook Up,
Cory