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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June 29, 2012

Tunaslam Corner-06-29-12

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 San Clemente Island Yellowtail bit good on Sunday, then the weather turned, and the bite became a slow pick.
Sand Bass and Calico Bass fishing is up and down, with good counts on selected days and boats. The Long Beach Barracuda bite turned into a run and gun style of fishing, chasing schools of Barracuda off the diving birds.

The White Seabass Island bite improved on Sunday, and then faded out The Coastal Tanker bite on the White Seabass has all but died, with only a few fish caught. There were also fewer reports of Halibut being caught along the coast. The weather is keeping a lot of anglers off the water, although it was nice a few days during the week. Water temps declined 8 to 10 degrees locally at one point.

Vick Sommers with possible World Record 66 pound Coastal Tanker White Seabass caught on 8 pound test line:


The Dreamer pulled another rabbit out of the hat catching limits of White Seabass (24) for their eight anglers on Sunday, 06-24-12. No further reports due to poor weather?

The Mardiosa managed to catch 1 Yellowtail, 50 Calico Bass, 5 Barracuda and 5 Sheephead on their trip Sunday, 06-24-12.

The Coronado Islands and Rockpile are still yielding Yellowtail, with decent counts in the 20's on several ¾ day boats Monday, then it returned to slow pick the rest of the week.

The offshore scene is brutal, suffering from 20 to 25 knot winds most of the week, with little let up in sight this weekend. If you could find a kelp paddy holding Yellowtail in the high seas, they caught 50 to 100 Yellowtail, with only a handful of Bluefin Tuna mixed in. Most fish are being caught from 100 to 120 miles south of the border, way out west.

Angler Ron fished the Condor on a 1.5 day trip returning Wednesday, 06-27-12. They caught 48 Yellowtail in tough weather. Some pictures:


A few huge White Seabass from 40 to 65 pounds plus a 47 pound Halibut were caught by the Santa Monica Bay boats this week.

There remains good Sand Bass fishing in the evenings, with a few Barracuda mixed in on the Twilight runs.

Twilight fishing:
The Freelance fished on Monday, 06-25-12, and caught 245 Sand Bass. The Southern Cal fished on Sunday, 06-24-12, and caught 98 Sand Bass, The ½ day boat Patriot out of Newport Landing ran a trip on Sunday, 06-24-12, and caught 108 Sand Bass and 1 Sculpin

In Santa Monica Bay
Private boater Robert fished with his friend Juan on Saturday, 06-23-12 and caught 8.9 and 5.1 pound Sand Bass. Some pictures:





The ¾ day boat Tradition caught 1 Calico Bass, 220 Rockfish and 18 Sculpin on their Saturday, 06-23-12 trip:

The 1/2 day boat Redondo ran a trip on Wednesday, 06-27-12 and caught 39 Rockfish.

The ½ day boat New Del Mar caught 460 Rockfish on their Sunday, 06-24-12 trip.

The ¾ day boat Spitfire caught 107 Calico Bass, 21 Sand Bass, 2 Sheephead, 60 Rockfish and 35 Red Snapper on their Thursday, 06-28-12 trip.

Newport Beach and Dana Point.
Private boater Simon fished with his son Otto out of Oceanside and released a 50 pound Black Seabass. Otto caught a nice Halibut. Some pictures:





Private boater Joe fished with his friend on Monday, 06-25-12 and caught over 20 Calico Bass to five pounds and a few Barracuda. Some pictures:





The ¾ day boat Sum Fun out of Dana Wharf ran a trip on Thursday, 06-28-12 and caught 7 Calico Bass, 11 Sand Bass, 1 Barracuda and 2 Sculpin.

The ½ day boat Patriot out of Newport Landing ran a trip on Sunday, 06-24-12 and caught 40 Bocaccio, 37 Rockfish, 127 Sculpin and 180 Sand Dab.

The 3/4 day boat Freelance out of Davey's Locker ran a trip on Wednesday, 06-27-12 and caught 24 Barracuda, 1 Whitefish, 6 Rockfish, 17 Sculpin, 300 Sand Dab and 1 Red Snapper.

Long Beach and San Pedro
The Enterprise fished on Tuesday, 06-26-12, as 29 anglers caught 72 Barracuda, 74 Rockfish and 135 Sculpin.

The City of Long Beach had 17 anglers catch 27 Sand Bass, 15 Barracuda and 15 Sculpin, on Monday, 06-25-12.

The ¾ day boat Sport King out of LA Harbor fished on Wednesday, 06-27-12, as 24 anglers caught 10 Calico Bass, 52 Sand Bass, 39 Barracuda and 20 Rockfish.

The 1/2 day boat Monte Carlo out of 22nd Street Landing ran a trip on Thursday, 06-28-12 and caught 37 Barracuda, 2 Sheephead and 3 Whitefish.

The 1/2 day boat Matt Walsh out of LA Harbor fished on Wednesday, 06-27-12, and they caught 5 Calico Bass, 31 Sand Bass 14 Barracuda.

The ¾ day Victory out of Pierpoint Landing ran a trip on Tuesday, 06-26-12, as they caught 1 Calico Bass, 10 Sand Bass, 68 Barracuda, 103 Rockfish and 14 Sculpin. Some pictures:

I fished with private boater Lal on Wednesday, 06-27-12 out of Long Beach. We caught 12 mixed Bass to six pounds and a half dozen Barracuda; all the mixed Bass were released. Pictures:


The Islands


Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!

Private boater Tyrone caught this Yellowtail at the Island Saturday, 06-23-12:

Private boater Chris caught his first White Seabass at the Island Saturday, 06-23-12:
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Toronado ran to the Island on Wednesday, 06-27-12 and caught 2 Yellowtail, 45 Calico Bass and 5 Barracuda.
The Outrider out of 22nd St. Landing, ran a trip to the Island on Saturday, 06-23-12, with 11 anglers catching 7 White Seabass, 21 Calico Bass and 5 Sheephead.
The Pursuit out of 22nd St. Landing, ran to the Island on Thursday, 06-28-12, with 12 anglers catching 85 Calico Bass, 3 Barracuda, 10 Sheephead, 20 Whitefish and 50 Perch.
The Gail force ran to the Island on Wednesday, 06-27-12 and went 7 for 11 on the yellowtail and caught 105 calico bass, 12 Sheephead, and 50 perch. Some pictures:



San Clemente Island!
The Fury out of Dana Wharf fished on Thursday, 06-28-12 with 28 anglers catching 35 Calico Bass, 1 Barracuda, 2 Sheephead, 7 Whitefish, 1 Rockfish and 86 Perch.
The Thunderbird ran to the Island on Wednesday, 06-27-12 and caught 3 Yellowtail.
The Freedom ran to the island on Sunday, 06-24-12 and caught 15 Yellowtail to 40 pounds, and lost at least that many, also caught 90 Calico Bass, 9 Sheephead, 70 Rockfish, 1 Sculpin and 40 Perch.. Some pictures courtesy of John on Kimura's Charter:



The Pacific Quest ran to the island on Thursday, 06-28-12 and caught 7 White Seabass and 3 Yellowtail, plus limits of Calico Bass. Some pictures:




Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!Private boater Jesse caught this Yellowtail at the Rockpile, Wednesday, 06-27-12:


Private boater John caught this big Halibut, Tuesday, 06-26-12:



The ¾ day boat San Diego out of Seaforth Landing caught 23 Yellowtail, 66 Sand Bass and 32 Rockfish on Monday, 06-25-12, their best count for the week and another 5 on Thursday, with a good shot on the Sand Bass.

The Mission Belle headed out on Monday, 06-25-12, and caught 29 Yellowtail, 85 Sand Bass, 1 Lingcod and 10 Sculpin.

The ¾ day boat Malahini caught 18 Yellowtail, 135 Sand Bass, 1 Barracuda, 1 Lingcod and 4 Sculpin on their trip on Monday, 06-25-12.

Some pictures from the Yellowtail Shootout in San Diego:
Team Outlaw won the tournament with a 39 pound Yellowtail:






All comments and suggestions welcomed!

Weather
The weather forecast for both Saturday and Sunday locally looks to be fishable in the morning, breezy in the afternoon, the offshore scene calls for it to be really windy, as well as at the Islands . Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.
Hook Up,
Cory

June 22, 2012

Tunaslam Corner-06-22-12

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.

Finally the San Clemente Island Yellowtail made a better showing over the weekend, and the first few days of the week, however strong winds have negatively affected that bite.

Private boater Brandon fished Catalina Island on Saturday, 06-16-12 with friends and caught very little beyond some Calico Bass, then headed to San Clemente Island Saturday night, waking up to good conditions on the back side, they caught a nice variety of fish, including this 8+ pound Calico Bass:

And this dandy Cali:

They then found some big Yellowtail on the chew:







Sand Bass fishing dipped a little bit with some early of the week winds and drop in water temps, however, on Wednesday the Bass went back on the chew, as the Enterprise had limits of both Sand Bass (410) and Sculpin (205). The City of Long Beach caught 310 Sand Bass, while the Victory added 258 Sand Bass to the dock totals. The Barracuda bite faded after good fishing over the weekend most of the week until on Thursday they returned.

The White Seabass Island bite improved on Saturday, and all anglers were able to take advantage of the change in limits on June 15 of three White Seabass each. Several boats reported limits for everyone aboard. The Coastal Tanker bite on the White Seabass came to a screeching halt. There were also fewer reports of Halibut being caught along the coast.

The Dreamer hit the Mother load over the weekend catching limits of White Seabass (18) for their six anglers. They followed that trip up on Tuesday with another 18 White Seabass. Some pictures:



The Mardiosa managed to catch 1 Yellowtail, 4 White Seabass, 60 Calico Bass, 15 Barracuda and 4 Sheephead on their trip Saturday, 06-16-12 and on Wednesday, 06-20-12 at the Islands they caught 1 Yellowtail, 3 White Seabass, 34 Calico Bass, 12 Barracuda and 2 Sheephead.



The Coronado Islands and Rockpile are still yielding Yellowtail, although the counts remain under ten fish on most boats.

Angler Mike fished the Aztec on a 3/4 day trip Tuesday, 06-19-12. They caught a bunch of Barracuda, Rockfish and 7 Yellowtail as Captain Mikey stopped on a school of breezing Yellowtail on the way home and spent an extra three hours fishing. Many more Yellowtail were hooked and lost.
Angler Mike with his Yellowtail:



The offshore scene produced some decent Yellowtail counts off the Kelp Paddies, with only a handful of Bluefin Tuna mixed in. Most fish are being caught from 100 to 120 miles south of the border, way out west. Winds from 20 to 30 knots early in the week did not help the counts. Unfortunately the winds are not expected to subside through the weekend.
Angler Jake fished the Grande on a 1.5 day trip returning Sunday, 06-17-12. They caught a bunch of Yellowtail off the Kelp Paddies and slid in on several Bluefin Tuna schools for a handful of Tuna. Some pictures:



Jake's cooler is full!


Angler Ron fished the Condor on a 1.5 day trip returning Sunday, 06-17-12. They caught limits of Yellowtail and 3 Bluefin Tuna. Some pictures:





A few White Seabass are still being caught by the Santa Monica Bay boats once in a while.

There great mixed Bass fishing in the evenings, with a few Barracuda mixed in on the Twilight runs.

Twilight fishing: The Native Sun fished on Sunday, 06-17-12, and caught. Now that's a big Sand Bass:



The Enterprise fished on Sunday, 06-17-12, and caught 170 Sand Bass, 12 Barracuda, 11 Sculpin and 3 Cabazon. The ½ day boat Patriot out of Newport Landing ran a trip on Wednesday, 06-20-12, and caught 210 Sand Bass (limits).

In Santa Monica BayThe ¾ day boat Tradition caught 33 Sand Bass, 45 Barracuda, 1 Sheephead and 1 Rockfish on their Saturday, 06-16-12 trip:

The 1/2 day boat Redondo ran a trip on Wednesday, 06-20-12 and caught 2 White Seabass, 112 Calico Bass, 2 Barracuda, 18 Sheephead and 10 Perch.

The ½ day boat New Del Mar caught 456 Rockfish, 6 Lingcod, 45 Sculpin and 150 Sand Dab on their Sunday, 06-17-12 trip.

The ¾ day boat Spitfire caught 95 Calico Bass, 140 Rockfish and 1 Lingcod on their Saturday, 06-16-12 trip.

Newport Beach and Dana Point.
Private boater Joe spent a few hours targeting the Tanker White Seabass to no avail, and doing research on Bass fishing with great success, catching his PB 8.6 pound Calico Bass, along with plenty of others: Some pictures:




The ¾ day boat Sum Fun out of Dana Wharf ran a trip on Thursday, 06-21-12 and caught 31 Calico Bass, 4 Barracuda, 5 Sheephead and 6 Rockfish.

The ½ day boat Patriot out of Newport Landing ran a trip on Sunday, 06-17-12 and caught 23 Sand Bass, 47 Barracuda, 5 Rockfish and 3 Sculpin.

The 3/4 day boat Freelance out of Davey's Locker ran a trip on Sunday, 06-17-12 and caught 11 Sand Bass, 42 Barracuda, 358 Sculpin 50 and Sand Dab .

Big Halibut off the Native Sun Thursday, 06-21-12:



Long Beach and San Pedro
Private boater Nathan fished with his son on Monday, 06-18-12 and caught several Halibut with this 20 pounder hooked and landed by his son:





Charter Captain Jamie of Seasons Sportfishing ran a local trip targeting Halibut and angler Justin caught this Big'n:



Private boater Erik fished with friends on Tuesday, 06-19-12 and found the Calico Bass on te chew:











The Enterprise fished on Wednesday, 06-20-12, as 41 anglers caught 410 Sand Bass (limits), 1 Barracuda and 205 Sculpin (limits).

The City of Long Beach had 72 anglers catch 143 Sand Bass and 226 Barracuda, on Saturday, 06-16-12.

The ¾ day boat Sport King out of LA Harbor fished on Tuesday, 06-19-12, as 14 anglers caught 17 Calico Bass, 123 Sand Bass, 19 Barracuda and 1 Sculpin.

The 1/2 day boat Monte Carlo out of 22nd Street Landing ran a trip on Sunday, 06-17-12 and caught 73 Sand Bass, 1 Barracuda, 11 Rockfish and 4 Sculpin.

The 1/2 day boat Matt Walsh out of LA Harbor fished on Saturday, 06-16-12, and they caught 188 Sand Bass and 3 Barracuda. Angler Haka provided some pictures from the trip:

















The ¾ day Victory out of Pierpoint Landing ran a trip on Saturday, 06-16-12, as they caught 92 Sand Bass and 302 Barracuda. Some pictures from Japan Ron ontheir trips 06-18 and 06-20:







I fished with private boater Brad on Saturday, 06-16-12 out of Long Beach. We caught 20 mixed Bass and several Barracuda; all the mixed Bass were released. Pictures:





The Islands


Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!
Private boater Paul caught two Yellowtail on the front side of the Island Friday, 06-15-12:

Charter Captain Jamie of Seasons Sportfishing ran to the Island over the weekend and found the White Seabass on the chew:



The Toronado ran to the Island on Tuesday, 06-19-12 and caught 7 White Seabass, 2 Halibut, 28 Calico Bass, 35 Sheephead, 25 Whitefish, 185 Rockfish and 1 Lingcod.
The Outrider out of 22nd St. Landing, ran a trip to the Island on Saturday, 06-16-12, with 11 anglers catching 2 White Seabass, 32 Calico Bass and 4 Rockfish. Angler Pam provided these pictures:



The Pursuit out of 22nd St. Landing, ran to the Island on Tuesday, 06-19-12, with 27 anglers catching 20 Calico Bass, 15 Sheephead, 18 Whitefish, 50 Bocaccio, 75 Rockfish, 3 Sculpin, 30 Perch and 23 Red Snapper.

San Clemente Island!
The Fury out of Dana Wharf fished on Sunday, 06-17-12 with 28 anglers catching 62 Calico Bass, 1 Sheephead, 2 Whitefish, 4 Rockfish, 25 Perch, 2 Sargo and 1 Sole.
The Thunderbird ran to the Island on Monday, 06-19-12 and caught 110 Calico Bass, 3 Barracuda, 41 Sheephead and 86 Rockfish .
The Freedom ran to the island on Thursday, 06-14-12 and caught 3 Yellowtail, 154 Calico Bass, 4 Barracuda, 7 Sheephead and 32 Perch.

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!
The ¾ day boat San Diego out of Seaforth Landing caught 4 Yellowtail, 6 Calico Bass, 115 Sand Bass and 24 Barracuda on Wednesday, 06-20-12, their best count for the week and another 10 on Thursday.

The Mission Belle headed out on Tuesday, 06-19-12, and caught 1 Yellowtail, 14 Calico Bass, 4 Sand Bass, 5 Barracuda, 40 Rockfish, 1 Lingcod and 9 Sculpin.

The ¾ day boat Malahini caught 1 Yellowtail, 73 Calico Bass, 7 Sand Bass, 4 Barracuda, 23 Rockfish and 1 Lingcod on their trip on Tuesday, 06-19-12.

All comments and suggestions welcomed!
Weather
The weather forecast for both Saturday and Sunday looks really windy, at least on the offshore scene as well as at the Islands . Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.
Hook Up,
Cory

June 15, 2012

Tunaslam Corner-06-15-12

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.

Locally the annual migration of Sand Bass has begun, as most ½ day and ¾ day boats are catching limits or near limits on many trips, with plenty of the Bass barely 12 inches in length. I actually cringe when I read the reports from the landings, with 200 to 400 Bass being caught per boat and dock totals in the thousands. Knowing so many Bass are being killed, with almost no encouragement for catch and release practices being taught. I know many folks don't fish often and use the fish to feed the family; however, you have ask yourself how many Bass are killed and never see the frying pan? At least I understand the DFG is looking into reduced limits and increased size of the taking of Bass.

The Barracuda bite was again very steady throughout the week in Long Beach and Santa Monica Bay. The Barracuda have been moving from the Huntington Flats and back and forth to the Horseshoe Kelp. The White Seabass Island bite remains slow on most days, with a few fish here and there. There are still some Coastal Tankers being caught if you put in the time to catch them. This week produced a few more large Halibut off the Domes and south of Dana Point and all along the coast.

The Coronado Islands and Rockpile have slowed way down with Yellowtail counts only in one's and two's per boat, although a small snap on the White Seabass occurred mid-week. Both the Bass and Barracuda are on the chew at the Coronado Islands and points south.

There were some decent counts of both White Seabass and a few Yellowtail at Santa Barbara Island, Catalina, and at San Clemente Island if you picked the right day, Island and right spot.

The offshore scene did not produce much over the weekend and few boats have enough passengers willing to go mid-week on expensive 1.5 day trips with only a hope and a prayer to find fish? Some of the boats fishing over the weekend did find some decent Yellowtail on the Kelp Paddies, which is certainly encouraging. The weather offshore was not very good over the weekend, however it is expected to improve immensely this week and bodes well for better results.

Private boater Curtis fished with friend Brandon on Saturday, 06-09-12 and made the long run down to the Tuna grounds over a 100 miles south of San Diego catching a 18 pound Bluefin Tuna and a decent size Yellowtail off a kelp paddy. They saw few signs of Tuna, and stopped on numerous Paddies for the one Yellowtail. Some pictures:
Brandon:

Curtis:



Ben and his wife fished on the Vagabond 8 day trip that returned on Saturday, 06-09-12. On their way home from Alijos Rocks they found a great bite on the Bluefin Tuna. Some pictures:

His wife with second place jackpot, a 72 pound Bluefin Tuna:




Speaking of White Seabass:
The Mardiosa managed to catch 5 White Seabass and 50 Calico Bass, both limits on their trip Tuesday, 06-12-12 to the Islands.

White Seabass caught off the Pride Saturday, 06-09-12:






A 67 pounder off the Helena Saturday, 06-09-12:


White Seabass caught off the Options Saturday, 06-09-12:




Private boater Dan fished with friends on Monday, 06-11-12 and caught these coastal Tanker White Seabass in the morning in only 30 minutes:







Private boater Beta fished on Sunday with friend Mike, 06-10-12 and they each caught a White Seabass of 28 and 38 pounds plus Beta caught a 37.7 pound Halibut:





A few White Seabass are being caught by the Santa Monica Bay boats, with fish to 50 pounds.

There is still good Bass fishing in the evenings, and even better, the Barracuda are putting on a show at night, on the Twilight runs.

Twilight fishing: The Native Sun fished on Sunday, 06-10-12, and caught. A proud daddy with son:



Barracuda on Saturday's trip on the Native Sun:




The Enterprise fished on Sunday evening, 06-10-12, and caught 1 Calico Bass, 169 Sand Bass and 70 Barracuda. The Sum Fun out of Dana Wharf ran a twilight trip on Saturday, 06-09-12, and caught 1 Halibut, 76 Calico Bass, 11 Sand Bass, 4 Sheephead and 1 Whitefish.

In Santa Monica Bay
Private boater Justin fished on Monday, 06-11-12 and caught this 30 LB. White Seabass at the Deep Hole:



His friends on their boat caught White Seabass to 50 pounds:;



Private boater Jason fished on friend Vince's boat Saturday, 06-09-12 and they caught:







The kicker as Jason catches a 7 pound Sand Bass:



The ¾ day boat Tradition was back on line this weekend and according to Jackpot Jimmy they targeted White Seabass in the morning then went after the Bass and Halibut Saturday:

A 30 pound White Seabass:




The 1/2 day boat Redondo Special ran a trip on Saturday, 06-09-12 and caught 1 Halibut, 23 Calico Bass, 66 Sand Bass, 4 Sheephead, 117 Rockfish, 4 Sculpin and 1 Cabazon.

The ½ day boat New Del Mar caught 1 White Seabass, 1 Sand Bass, 1 Sheephead, 363 Rockfish and 1 Lingcod on their Monday, 06-11-12 trip. A picture of the White Seabass caught:



The ¾ day boat Spitfire caught 1 White Seabass, 148 Calico Bass, 5 Sheephead and 30 Rockfish on their Monday, 06-11-12 trip. A picture of the White Seabass caught:



Newport Beach and Dana Point.
Private boater Ryan spent three full days targeting the Tanker White Seabass and finally on the third day caught this nearly 50 pound Tanker:



The ¾ day boat Sum Fun out of Dana Wharf ran a trip on Wednesday, 06-13-12 and caught 1 Halibut, 77 Calico Bass, 24 Sand Bass and 1 Sheephead.

The ½ day boat Patriot out of Newport Landing ran a trip on Thursday, 06-14-12 and caught 46 Sand Bass, 138 Barracuda, 2 Sheephead and 5 Rockfish.

The 3/4 day boat Freelance out of Davey's Locker ran a trip on Thursday, 06-14-12 and caught 1 Halibut, 6 Calico Bass, 26 Sand Bass, 127 Barracuda, 1 Sheephead, 5 Rockfish and 183 Sculpin.

Long Beach and San Pedro
The Enterprise fished on Thursday, 06-14-12, as 36 anglers caught 88 Sand Bass and 273 Barracuda.

The City of Long Beach had 33 anglers catch 28 Sand Bass and 196 Barracuda, on Thursday, 06-14-12.

The ¾ day boat Sport King out of LA Harbor fished on Monday, 06-11-12, as 19 anglers caught 42 Calico Bass, 112 Sand Bass, 111 Barracuda, 10 Rockfish and 3 Red Snapper.

The 1/2 day boat Monte Carlo out of 22nd Street Landing ran a trip on Thursday, 06-14-12, and caught 6 Sand Bass, 124 Barracuda, 1 Whitefish, 1 Lingcod and 1 Sculpin.

The 1/2 day boat Matt Walsh out of LA Harbor on Thursday, 06-14-12, and they caught 8 Sand Bass and 117 Barracuda.

Japan Ron fished the ¾ day Victory out of Pierpoint Landing on Wednesday, 06-13-12, as they caught 59 Sand Bass, 39 Barracuda, 6 Rockfish and 12 Sculpin. Some pictures:







I fished with private boater Lal on Saturday, 06-09-12 out of Long Beach. Both the Bass and Barracuda were on the chew, as we released 50 mixed Bass to 7 pounds and caught 10 Barracuda, keeping five. Pictures:





Lal fished again on Thursday, 06-14-12 with a golf buddy and they released 100 mixed Bass to 4.5 pounds.

The Islands


Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!
The Pursuit out of 22nd St. Landing, ran to the Island on Tuesday, 06-12-12, with 23 anglers catching 22 White Seabass, 162 Calico Bass, 25 Sheephead and 100 Perch.
The Thunderbird ran to the Island on Monday, 06-11-12 and caught 8 White Seabass, 4 Yellowtail and limits of Calico Bass, most released. Pictures courtesy of Angler Roma who caught this 50 pound White Seabass:




San Clemente Island!
The Toronado ran to the Island on Sunday, 06-10-12 and caught 54 Calico Bass, 69 Sheephead, 140 Whitefish, 92 Rockfish and 230 Perch.
The Fury out of Dana Wharf fished on Saturday, 06-09-12 with 16 anglers catching 35 Calico Bass, 8 Sheephead, 8 Whitefish, 2 Rockfish, 34 Perch, 4 Sargo and 2 Sand Dab.
The Freedom out of 22nd St. Landing, ran to the Island on Thursday, 06-14-12and caught 3 Yellowtail, 154 Calico Bass, 4 Barracuda, 7 Sheephead and 32 Perch.

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!The ¾ day boat San Diego out of Seaforth Landing caught 5 White Seabass, 5 Calico Bass, 100 Sand Bass and 5 Barracuda on Wednesday, 06-13-12.

The Mission Belle headed out on Saturday, 06-09-12, and caught 5 Yellowtail, 6 Calico Bass, 1 Sand Bass, 2 Barracuda, 1 Sheephead and 29 Rockfish. A picture of a 30 pound Yellowtail:



The ¾ day boat Malahini caught 4 Yellowtail, 1 Halibut, 130 Sand Bass, 99 Barracuda, 23 Rockfish and 2 Lingcod on their trip on Thursday, 06-14-12.
Charter Master Louie fished last week and caught some Yellowtail and lots of Barracuda out of Ensenada; some pictures:





I fished with private boater Bill on Wednesday, 06-13-12 out of Las Salinas, and we caught limits of Reds and Rockfish to go with some decent Calico Bass fishing:




All comments and suggestions welcomed!

WeatherThe weather forecast for both Saturday and Sunday looks really fishable. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.
Hook Up,
Cory

June 08, 2012

Tunaslam Corner-06-08-12

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 Barracuda was very steady throughout the week in Long Beach, moving from the Huntington Flats on Friday to the Horseshoe Kelp on Sunday. Santa Monica Bay boats have had to come down to Long Beach for their shot at the Barracuda. The White Seabass Island bite remains slow, a few fish here and there. Also the Coastal Tankers attracted so much attention; this bite has also dwindled down to only a few fish being caught. Some rather large Halibut have been caught recently at the Domes and south of Dana Point.

The Coronado Islands and Rockpile down south have remained steady, with Yellowtail counts in the high teens most days. Still a few fish being caught at Catalina, with a few schools spotted at San Clemente Island as well as Santa Barbara Island.

The Bluefin Tuna zone has widened, and the Shogun got into a nice school of biting Bluefin Tuna to 65 pounds at noon on Saturday, 06-02-12 on their 2nd day of their 8 day trip: Some pictures:



On day 3 the Shogun remained in the same area and got into a ripper bite on Bluefin to 85 pounds:




A few Albacore are showing up in the counts offshore, as boats search for the Bluefin Tuna. The last few days offshore have been real nasty and conditions are expected to improve shortly and into the weekend. A number of 1.5 and multi day trips have been scheduled to target the Bluefin Tuna and Albacore offshore this weekend. Cross your fingers that this bite starts to heat up.

The Mardiosa managed to catch 3 White Seabass and 20 Calico Bass on Saturday, 06-02-12, and then on Sunday, 06-03-12, caught 8 Yellowtail, 30 Calico Bass, 3 Sheephead and 1 Sargo.

The ¾ day boat San Diego out of Seaforth Landing caught 14 Yellowtail on Wednesday, 06-05-12, their best count for the week and another 10 on Thursday.

The Pacific Voyager ran a trip on Wednesday, 06-06-12 to the Coronado Islands and had a good day on catching 54 Barracuda and 16 Yellowtail. Some pictures courtesy of angler Nathan:





Private boater Barry fished on Tuesday, 06-05-12 all night south of Dana Point with friends and they caught this lone White Seabass in the wee hours:



The Pride got into the local White Seabass bite on Tuesday, 06-05-12, with several fish to 50 pounds:



Over the weekend the Pride made a successful halibut run. Pictures courtesy of angler Spike:





Private boater Alex fished on Sunday, 06-03-12 and caught this Tanker White Seabass in the morning after spending all night with no bites:



Private boater Paul fished on Sunday, 06-03-12 and caught this Tanker White Seabass:



Private boater Petey fished on Saturday, 06-02-12 and caught this Tanker White Seabass south of Dana Point:



Private boater Patrick fished on Saturday, 06-02-12, off the Domes and caught this 50 pound Halibut:



A few White Seabass are showing up in the Santa Monica Bay reports. Last year there was a good run of White Seabass in this area for several months. Lets hope there will be a similar run this year.

Daytime Bass fishing is starting to explode, as the 3/4 day boat Patriot caught 330 Sand Bass, (limits), 22 Barracuda and 1 Sculpin on Thursday, 06-07-12. Many other boats this week scored counts over 100 for mixed Bass, when not fishing for the Barracuda. There is still good Bass fishing in the evenings, and even better, the Barracuda are putting on a show at night, on the Twilight runs.

Twilight fishing: The Native Sun fished on Sunday, 06-03-12, and caught 12 Calico Bass, 26 Sand Bass, 336 Barracuda, 1 Rockfish and 1 Sculpin. The Enterprise fished on Sunday, 06-03-12, and caught 53 Sand Bass, 111 Barracuda and 1 Sculpin. The Sum Fun out of Dana Wharf ran a trip on Wednesday, 06-06-12, and caught 22 Calico Bass, 1 Sand Bass and 1 Sculpin.

Night time Barracuda fishing on the Native Sun, 06-04-12:



In Santa Monica BayThe ¾ day boat Tradition was back on line this weekend and according to Jackpot Jimmy the Barracuda were on the chew both Saturday and Sunday:


The 1/2 day boat Redondo ran a trip on Monday, 06-04-12 and caught 4 White Seabass, 1 Halibut, 20 Sand Bass, 2 Barracuda, 1 Sheephead, 7 Rockfish and 1 Sculpin.

The ½ day boat New Del Mar caught 8 White Seabass, 2 Halibut, 10 Sand Bass and 22 Barracuda on their Monday, 06-04-12 trip.

The ¾ day boat Spitfire caught 3 White Seabass, 1 Halibut, 68 Calico Bass, 10 Sand Bass, 3 Barracuda and 15 Rockfish on their Monday, 06-04-12 trip.

Newport Beach and Dana Point.
The ¾ day boat Sum Fun out of Dana Wharf ran a trip on Sunday, 06-03-12 and caught 122 Calico Bass, 26 Sand Bass, 8 Sheephead and 1 Rockfish.

The ½ day boat Patriot out of Newport Landing ran a trip on Wednesday, 06-06-12 and caught 91 Sand Bass, 33 Barracuda and 6 Sheephead.

The 3/4 day boat Freelance out of Davey's Locker ran a trip on Sunday, 06-03-12 and caught 3 Calico Bass, 15 Sand Bass, 12 Barracuda, 255 Sculpin and 75 Sand Dab.

Private boater Jason had to rescue his daughter from going overboard when she hooked this 42.5 pound Halibut, south of Dana Point:



Private boater Dave fished on Saturday, 06-02-12, south of Dana Point and caught this 40 pound Halibut:



Dave also released this huge Black Seabass:


Long Beach and San Pedro
The Enterprise fished on Saturday, 06-02-12, as 65 anglers caught 1 Calico Bass, 24 Sand Bass, 171 Barracuda, 11 Rockfish and 92 Sculpin. Some pictures courtesy of angler Petey:







The City of Long Beach had 58 anglers catch 22 Sand Bass, 261 Barracuda and 16 Sculpin, on Saturday, 06-02-12.

The ¾ day boat Sport King out of LA Harbor fished on Tuesday, 06-05-12, as 11 anglers caught 36 Calico Bass, 6 Sand Bass and 71 Barracuda.

The 1/2 day boat Monte Carlo out of 22nd Street Landing ran a trip on Tuesday, 06-05-12 and caught 18 Sand Bass and 103 Barracuda.

Angler Phong fished the 1/2 day boat Matt Walsh out of LA Harbor on Saturday, 06-02-12, and they caught a variety of fish and some big Barracuda. Pictures courtesy of Phong:









Japan Ron fished the ¾ day Victory out of Pierpoint Landing on Monday, 06-04-12 and again on Wednesday, 06-06-12, as they caught a bunch of Barracuda both days. Some pictures:








I fished with private boater Lal on Saturday, 06-02-12 out of Long Beach. Both the Bass and Barracuda were on the chew, as we released limits of mixed Bass and caught limits of Barracuda, keeping ten for smoking. Pictures:





The Islands


Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!
The Freedom ran to Santa Barbara Island on Sunday, 06-03-12 and caught 1 White Seabass, out of several hook ups and then found the shallow water rockfish on the chew. The lone White Seabass caught:

The Outrider out of 22nd St. Landing, ran a 2-day trip to the Island on Saturday and Sunday, 06-03-12, with 14 anglers catching 22 White Seabass, 25 Calico Bass, 1 Barracuda, 16 Sheephead and 17 Rockfish.
The Pursuit out of 22nd St. Landing, ran to the Island on Saturday, 06-02-12, with 35 anglers catching 106 Calico Bass, 2 Sheephead, 10 Whitefish, 26 Rockfish and 47 Perch.

San Clemente Island!
The Fury out of Dana Wharf fished on Monday, 06-04-12 with 11 anglers catching 70 Calico Bass, 17 Sheephead and 2 Rockfish.
The Thunderbird ran to the Island on Tuesday, 06-05-12 and caught 8 White Seabass.

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!Private boater Jerry fished the Coronado Islands on Saturday, 06-02-12 with friends and caught these Yellowtail:





Private boater Jarod fished the Coronado Islands on Saturday, 06-02-12 with family and caught this Yellowtail, after losing several others, one to a seal:



The Mission Belle headed out on Tuesday, 06-05-12, and caught 14 Yellowtail, 2 Calico Bass, 29 Barracuda and 65 Sculpin.

The ¾ day boat Malahini caught 17 Yellowtail, 2 Barracuda and 55 Rockfish on their trip on Tuesday, 06-05-12.

Angler Ashley took the Lucky III out for Yellowtail in Ensenada on Friday, 06-01-12 and caught these bad boys:




All comments and suggestions welcomed!

Weather
The weather forecast for both Saturday and Sunday looks really fishable. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.
Hook Up,
Cory

June 01, 2012

Tunaslam Corner-06-01-12

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 White Seabass Island bite slows down, although plenty of Coastal Tankers are still being caught, provided you're willing to put in the time for them. A few huge Yellowtail are mixed in with the Tanker Seabass too, that is not a common occurrence locally? The Coronado Islands and Rockpile down south have heated back up, with Yellowtail counts in the high 30's and fish to 44 pounds. Still a few fish being caught at Catalina, with a few schools spotted at San Clemente Island as well as Santa Barbara Island. Recently the Barracuda show up one day and are gone the next, both in Santa Monica Bay and Long Beach, and now they are back again, with many boats catching limits on Wednesday out of Long Beach.

The excitement level increased when word spread that the First Bluefin Tuna of the year was caught by Danny Lynch on the multi day trip over the Holiday weekend on the Sea Adventure 80, some 95 miles south of Point Loma on a cedar plug trolling:



They also caught a few Yellowtail on the three day trip:


Speaking of Bluefin Tuna, the Royal Star on the way back from Alijos Rocks found some schools of biting Bluefin Tuna to 106 pounds, average size was 75 pounds:



All of the multi-day trips that ran over the Holiday weekend found Mother Wind a big annoyance, preventing any further offshore exploring. My trip on the Aztec out of Seaforth Landing, a 2.5 day trip, spent the morning of the first day searching for Yellowtail in Ensenada Bay. We saw some, but they didn't want to play. Of course on Sunday they bit, while we ventured south to San Martin Island, waking up to 30 knot winds and 53 degree dirty water. Saturday afternoon was spent hammering the Lingcod to 14 pounds, along with some Reds and other Rockfish. Sunday was spent attempting to salvage the day with Whitefish and Sheephead; however, they didn't want to play either. We did spend several hours fishing deep water Rockfish for about 50 Reds and a few more Lingcod. Saturday's Jackpot Lingcod caught by me:

Sunday's Jackpot Lingcod, twins?


The Charter Boat Dreamer caught limits of White Seabass on Monday, 05-28-12. The Mardiosa managed 2 White Seabass, 1 Halibut, 18 Calico Bass, 7 Sheephead and 6 Sargo on Monday, 05-28-12, and then on Thursday, 05-31-12, caught 5 White Seabass, 1 Halibut, and 25 Calico Bass.

Private boater Scott caught this 44 pound White Seabass out of Oceanside:


Angler Odium fished on the Pacific Star out of Pierpoint Landing on a 3 day trip returning Monday, 05-28-12, and caught lots of fish. Some pictures:

Odium with some big Lingcod:


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Friend
Jimmy with a Lingcod:


Lingcod city:




Sheephead at Santa Barbara Island:






Day 3-Halibut at San Clemente Island:


Tamara with a Lingcod:


Angler Angel with a big Lingcod:


The ¾ day boat San Diego out of Seaforth Landing caught 19 Yellowtail on Monday, 05-27-12, pictures courtesy of angler Ryan:





The Voyager ran a multi-day trip over the weekend to San Martin and other points south returning Monday, 05-28-12 with 60 Whitefish, 60 Rockfish, 112 Lingcod and 32 Red Snapper.

Private boater Barry fished on Monday, 05-27-12 locally with friends and caught these White Seabass:



Private boater Tommy and friends with White Seabass:



Charter Master Tim on Seasons Sport fishing found the local Tanker Seabass on the chew:



Although the best Bass fishing has been found mostly in the evenings, both the Matt Walsh and Sport King caught over 100 Calico Bass on their day trips on Thursday, 05-31-12. There has also been a sprinkling of Barracuda being caught on the Twilight runs.

Twilight fishing: The Native Sun fished on Monday, 05-28-12, and caught 34 Sand Bass, 11 Barracuda, 1 Rockfish and 36 Sculpin. The Enterprise fished on Monday, 05-28-12, and caught 83 Sand Bass, 21 Barracuda, 1 Sheephead and 7 Sculpin. The Sum Fun out of Dana Wharf ran a trip on Wednesday, 05-30-12, and caught 9 Calico Bass, 21 Sand Bass, 1 Whitefish, 9 Rockfish and 4 Sculpin.

In Santa Monica Bay
The ¾ day boat Tradition was off line this week.

The 1/2 day boat Redondo ran a trip on Thursday, 05-31-12 and caught 2 Halibut, 2 Calico Bass and 14 Barracuda.

The ½ day boat New Del Mar caught 1 Sand Bass, 36 Barracuda and 225 Rockfish on their Thursday, 05-31-12 trip.

The ¾ day boat Spitfire caught 18 Calico Bass, 4 Sand Bass, 62 Barracuda and 2 Sheephead on their Thursday, 05-31-12 trip.

Newport Beach and Dana Point.
Private boater John fished with his friend on Wednesday afternoon, 05-30-12 out of Newport and caught this PB 56 pound White Seabass:




The ¾ day boat Sum Fun ran a trip on Tuesday, 05-29-12 and caught 106 Calico Bass, 3 Sand Bass, 29 Sheephead, 1 Whitefish and 2 Rockfish.

The ½ day boat Patriot out of Newport Landing ran a trip on Thursday, 05-31-12 and caught 1 Halibut, 67 Calico Bass, 40 Sand Bass, 93 Barracuda, 4 Rockfish and 8 Sculpin.

The 3/4 day boat Freelance out of Davey's Locker found a variety of fish on the chew on their Wednesday, 05-30-12, trip, catching 2 Calico Bass, 7 Sand Bass, 105 Barracuda, 135 Sculpin and 200 Sand Dab.

Private boater Dean fished with his two friends on Wednesday afternoon, 05-30-12 out of Newport and each caught huge White Seabass:







Long Beach and San Pedro
Private boater Tim fished on Tuesday, 05-29-12 locally out of Newport Beach. They missed on the White Seabass; however, Tim made his day with this 30 pound Halibut:



What a week for private boater Beta out of Long Beach caught his personal best White Seabass and Yellowtail this week:

Beta with a 65+ pound White Seabass:


His fishing buddy Dean caught a small 50 pounder:




Private boater Beta out of Long Beach caught his personal best Yellowtail locally, 43.7 pounds. Some pictures:


The Enterprise fished on Wednesday, 05-30-12, as 40 anglers caught 28 Sand Bass, 193 Barracuda and 200 Sculpin (limits). The City of Long Beach had 8 anglers catch 80 Barracuda (limits), on Wednesday, 05-30-12.

The ¾ day boat Sport King out of LA Harbor fished on Thursday, 05-31-12, as 15 anglers caught 112 Calico Bass, 150 Barracuda (limits), 5 Rockfish and 3 Sculpin.

The 1/2 day boat Monte Carlo out of 22nd Street Landing ran a trip on Sunday, 05-27-12 and caught 64 Barracuda and 1 Sculpin. Angler Byran provided the following pictures for their trip:







The 1/2 day boat Matt Walsh out of LA Harbor ran a trip on Thursday, 05-31-12, and caught 120 Calico Bass and 11 Barracuda.

The ¾ day boat Victory out of Pierpoint landing fished on Wednesday, 05-30-12 and caught 28 Calico Bass, 68 Barracuda, 40 Rockfish and 80 Sculpin.

Private boater Lal fished with friend Japan Ron on Monday, 05-28-12 out of Long Beach. The Calico Bass were on the chew, while they looked for Barracuda. They also caught a Lingcod. Pictures:





Lal just called and gave me an on the water report and the Barracuda fishing off the charts, today Friday.

The Islands
Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!
Private boater Pat fished the Island on Monday, 05-28-12 with family and caught a nice variety of fish. They targeted White Seabass with live squid and didn't get any. Some pictures:




The Pursuit out of 22nd St. Landing, ran to the Island on Tuesday, 05-28-12, with 35 anglers catching 10 Calico Bass, 15 Sheephead, 9 Whitefish, 60 Bocaccio, 114 Rockfish, 3 Sculpin, 36 Perch and 27 Red Snapper.

San Clemente Island!
The Toronado ran to the Island on Sunday, 05-20-12 and caught 1 White Seabass, 15 Calico Bass, 20 Sheephead, 25 Whitefish, 150 Rockfish and 1 Lingcod.
The Fury out of Dana Wharf fished on Monday, 05-28-12 with 27 anglers catching 42 Calico Bass, 28 Sheephead, 4 Sculpin and 83 Perch.
The Thunderbird ran to the Island on Monday, 05-28-12 and caught 1 White Seabass, 35 Calico Bass, 5 Sheephead and 25 Perch.

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!Private boater Nicolai fished the Coronado Islands on Monday, 05-28-12 with friends and caught these Yellowtail:






The Mission Belle headed out on Wednesday, 05-30-12, and caught 26 Yellowtail, 2 Calico Bass, 40 Barracuda, 2 Rockfish and 2 Sculpin.

The ¾ day boat Malahini caught 14 Yellowtail, 20 Barracuda and 32 Rockfish on their trip on Tuesday, 05-29-12.

Yellowtail in Ensenada on Sunday, 05-27-12:



Captain Louie with some Yellowtail caught Sunday, 05-27-12:


All comments and suggestions welcomed!

WeatherThe weather forecast for Saturday looks to be decent, and even better on Sunday Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.
Hook Up,
Cory
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