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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October 26, 2012

Tunaslam Corner-10-26-12

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.

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: The Freelance fished Sunday evening, 10-21-12 and caught 4 Calico Bass, 2 Sand Bass, 10 Rockfish and 61 Sculpin. No other boats ran.

The Islands


Catalina/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.
The Pursuit 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:

The Freedom 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,
Cory

October 19, 2012

Tunaslam Corner-10-19-12

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.

As the beat goes on, with another round of breezy conditions over the weekend, which still resulted in the Offshore fishing being decent. One day trips for some Sport Boats did not yield many Yellowfin Tuna, however Dorado fishing was good, and a lot of kelp Paddies were again loaded with the small Yellowtail with some bigger models mixed in. An occasional school of Bluefin Tuna were located, with a scattered Albacore. Once again the 1.5 day trips generally did better than single day trips, while 2 day and 3 day trips usually found the Tuna.

Most private boaters have apparently hung it up for the year? Many discouraged by windy seas; however few are fishing on even good weather days? The better fishing is being found from 80 to 100 miles southwest of San Diego, way too far for private boaters. Since the ¾ day boats are still doing well, there are fish being caught between 30 and 50 miles south. According to private boater Ali the 1010 Trench and 1067 Knuckle are still holding Yellowfin Tuna to 45 pounds, some 65 to 70 miles south of Point Loma. The inshore banks, Hidden, 302, 371 and 425 are still yielding mostly Rat Yellowtail and a few Dorado, with an occasional Tuna.

The Ranger 85 returned Wednesday, 10-17-12 from a 2.5 day trip catching 160 Yellowfin Tuna, 5 Skipjack Tuna, 140 Yellowtail and 60 Dorado.

The Pacific Queen returned Thursday, 10-18-12 from a 1.5 day trip catching 65 Yellowfin Tuna, 24 Skipjack Tuna, 155 Yellowtail and 27 Dorado. Nice Yellowtail off the Pacific Queen:



Nice Yellowtail off the Searcher on Monday, 10-15-12:


The Pacific Star returned Monday, 10-15-12 from a 1.5 day trip with 19 anglers catching 76 Yellowfin Tuna, 114 Yellowtail and 76 Dorado.

Angler Steve fished 2.5 day trip on the Eclipse over the weekend and had a decent trip. Some pictures:







Moving on to some fishing humor! This is one fisherman's opinion of the evolution of man:


Some folks picture this as a Red Neck Yacht, maybe what I'll end up retiring in, not!

Then again I might settle for this retirement setup:


Angler Hakaveli fished a 1.5 day trip on his birthday with friends last week on the Aztec and had a mighty good time: A couple of pictures:











A really good haul by lucky 13 birthday boy:


Sushi chef at work, Yum Yum!:







According to angler Nicolai his 1.5 day trip on the Condor was a blast, not wide open on the Yellowfin Tuna, yet with a bunch of Dorado and Yellowtail mixed in. A couple of pictures:





Also on the Condor, Ron had a great trip that returned yesterday with over 250 mixed fish:





Talk about local fishing out of Mission Bay, how's this? Kind of like a Half day trip you could expect in the good old days when I was growing up, and that's a long time ago. A killer trip on the New Seaforth ½ day trip Monday, October 15, 2012. Loaded with a tank of live Squid they caught a 60 pound White Seabass, 10 big Yellowtail, lost a bunch more, and some big Halibut:



In Santa Monica the 3/4 day boat Tradition had a decent day on their Saturday, 10-13-12 trip catching 9 Calico Bass, 11 Sand Bass, 1 Whitefish, 54 Rockfish, 42 Sculpin and 46 Red Snapper, for only 10 anglers. The New Del Mar had a decent day of Bass fishing on Monday, 10-15-12, catching 4 Calico Bass, 33 Sand Bass, 7 Sheephead, 6 Whitefish, 25 Rockfish, 110 Sculpin and 12 Cabazon.

Out of San Pedro, the ½ day boat Monte Carlo had a decent trip Monday, 10-15-12 catching 9 Calico Bass, 1 Sand Bass, 11 Sheephead, 1 Bocaccio, 27 Rockfish, 2 Lingcod, 1 Sculpin, 31 Perch and 62 Red Snapper.

Private boater Japan Ron fished on Lal's Rubber Ducky on Tuesday, 10-16-12 and had an excllent day on Sand Bass and criiter fishing all on plastics and all released. Some pictures:







I fished with Lal on Sunday, for one of our slowest days ever on Bass fishing, considering the weather was excellent, there were good tides, etc. I did manage to catch this 4+ pound Sand Bass early in the morning:



Out of Newport Beach, the Freelance ran a 3/4 day trip on Tuesday, 10-16-12 catching 1 Yellowtail, 17 Calico Bass, 3 Sheephead, 1 Whitefish, 21 Rockfish, 40 Perch, 3 Sargo and 9 Red Snapper.

Speaking some more about local fishing, you have got to love the scenery on a warm summer day from time to time? Pictures courtesy of Phil Friedman:





Twilight fishing: The Freelance fished Sunday evening, 10-14-12 and caught 6 Calico Bass, 2 Sand Bass, 15 Rockfish, 125 Sculpin, 1 Triggerfish and 1 Sargo . Most boats have discontinued twilight trips as the demand has dwindled? The Nautilus fished on Friday, 10-12-12 in the evening catching 27 Calico Bass, 1 Sheephead and 1 Sculpin for only 4 anglers.

The Islands
Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!
There has been a small snap on the Yellowtail at Catalina Island this week. The ¾ day boat Enterprise made the run to Catalina on Thursday, 10-18-12 and caught 27 Sheephead, 74 Whitefish, 115 Rockfish, 6 Sculpin, 45 Perch, 2 Spanish Jack and 83 Red Snapper.

The Sport King had a good day at the Island on Saturday, 10-13-12 catching 1 Yellowtail, 65 Calico Bass, 22 Sheephead, 10 Rockfish and 157 Perch.
The Pursuit out of 22nd St. Landing, ran to the Island on Tuesday, 10-16-12, catching 1 Yellowtail, 34 Calico Bass, 3 Sheephead, 6 Whitefish, 14 Rockfish, 2 Sculpin, 112 Perch and 8 Sargo.

Catalina Rockfish off the full day boat Liberty:


San Clemente Island!
There was also a short window of opportunity at San Clemente Island on the Yellowtail.

The Fury out of Dana Wharf fished on Saturday, 10-13-12 with 24 anglers catching 40 Calico Bass, 3 Barracuda, 4 Sheephead, 2 Whitefish, 1 Rockfish, 81 Perch and 1 Sargo .
The Freedom caught 7 Yellowtail, 47 Calico Bass, 8 Sheephead, 17 Whitefish, 16 Bocaccio, 1 Bonito, 1 Lingcod, 2 Sculpin, 51 Perch and 5 Sand Dab on their Sunday, 10-14-12 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 2 Bluefin Tuna, 1 Yellowfin Tuna, 229 Yellowtail and 8 Dorado on their Sunday, 10-14-12 trip.

The ¾ day boat Mission Belle headed out on Sunday, 10-14-12, and caught 170 Yellowtail and 3 Dorado.

The ¾ day boat Malahini caught 11 Yellowfin Tuna, 205 Yellowtail and 3 Dorado on their trip on Saturday, 10-13-12.

Nice Dorado out of Ensenada at the Banda Bank:


All comments and suggestions welcomed!
Weather
The weather forecast for both Saturday and Sunday looks to be very fishable for the offshore runs. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.
Hook Up,
Cory

October 13, 2012

Tunaslam Corner-10-12-12

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.

Despite another weekend of breezy conditions, the Offshore fishing was again very good. The one day Sport Boats did not get into the wide open Tuna bites they became accustomed to, yet filled the boat with lots of Yellowtail, some Dorado and Tuna. The 1.5 day trips did far better than single day trips, while 2 day and 3 day trips usually ended up with limits of Yellowfin Tuna, and a good variety of Dorado, Yellowtail, Bluefin Tuna and the occasional Albacore.
As the week progressed and our first storm of the year came through the Tuna counts were fading. Would like to get out one more time myself, however, once again on the weekend and forecasted through early next week is breezy offshore conditions. As the water cools the fish head south, bummer. However, it has a been a banner season for most. Far better fishing this year than the last two years.

An area of concern: I know the Sport Boats need to make a decent living, considering the last few years have been poor at best. I just can't get a good handle on why so many Rat Yellowtail are being caught and killed. The same goes for private boaters, although they do not account that much for the thousand a day that are being caught by the Sporties. These small Yellowtail are next year's crop of 10 to 12 pounders and the following year of 20 to 25 pounders. At least this week a number of boats found the bigger models biting, for example:

Off the Searcher 10-08-12, lots of big Yellowtail:

Off the Ocean Odyssey 10-08-12, all the Yellowtail you wanted:



Angler Pam off the Pacific Dawn 2-day trip over the weekend, with big Bull Dorado:


Angler Kevin fished a 1.5 day trip on the Condor over the weekend and caught limits of Yellowfin Tuna and a few Bluefin Tuna. Some pictures:






There were few private boater boats this week with the best fishing down at the 1010 Trench, some 65 miles south of Point Loma. Mostly the bigger boats ventured as far south as the D220 and west to the 213 Banks, with 80 miles a beginning destination for the 1.5 and longer trips. The inshore banks, Hidden, 302, 371 and 425 are still yielding mostly Rat Yellowtail and a few Dorado, yet not much in the way of any Tuna, although the ¾ day boats found a good school of Bluefin Tuna mixed in with the incredible amount of small Yellowtail remaining in the area near the Hidden Bank.
Here is a picture of Eric with a Bluefin Tuna off the San Diego on Tuesday, 10-09-12:



Private boater Jerry hired Dave Hansen to fish Thursday, 10-11-12, leaving Wednesday evening to go long out of Newport Beach, ending up 100 miles south. They found wide open Yellowtail fishing with a good mix of Yellowfin Tuna and Dorado. Here is Scott's son Rocky with a great mix of fish:







The Ranger 85 returned Friday, 10-12-12 from a 2.5 day trip with 30 anglers catching 22 Bluefin Tuna, 93 Yellowfin Tuna, 128 Yellowtail and18 Dorado.

The Pacific Voyager, returned from a successful 2.5 day trip Monday, 10-08-12 with a great mix of fish: 120 Bluefin Tuna, 118 Yellowfin Tuna and 2 Albacore Tuna.

There has been a small snap on the Yellowtail at Catalina Island this week. The ¾ day boat Enterprise made the run to Catalina on Saturday, 10-06-12 and caught 2 Yellowtail, 38 Sheephead, 137 Whitefish, 154 Rockfish, 1 Bonito, 4 Sculpin, 210 Perch and 1 Cabazon.
There was also a short window of opportunity at San Clemente Island on the Yellowtail, where they bit well most of last week until the weather turned on the weekend. Private boater Glen fished the weekend with friends at the Island and they caught 8 Yellowtail on Saturday and 9 on Sunday. The Fury returned from a 2-day trip, Friday/Saturday, caught 131 Yellowtail and lots of Calico Bass on their trip.

In Santa Monica the 3/4 day boat Tradition had a decent day on their Saturday, 10-06-12 trip catching 10 Calico Bass, 6 Sand Bass, 142 Rockfish, 2 Lingcod, 75 Sculpin, 30 Perch and 2 Cabazon. The New Del Mar had a decent day of Bass fishing on Tuesday, 10-09-12, catching 32 Calico Bass, 21 Sand Bass, 1 Sheephead, 85 Rockfish, 1 Lingcod, 30 Sculpin and 2 Cabazon.

Out of San Pedro, the ½ day boat Monte Carlo had a decent trip Monday, 10-08-12 catching 28 Calico Bass, 4 Sand Bass, 16 Sheephead, 7 Whitefish, 16 Rockfish, 1 Lingcod, 3 Sculpin, 3 Sargo and 46 Red Snapper.

Out of Newport Beach, the Thunderbird ended a 2-day trip on Sunday, 10-08-12 catching 1 Bluefin Tuna, 14 Yellowfin Tuna, 10 Skipjack Tuna, 59 Yellowtail and 17 Dorado for 17 anglers. The Freelance fished Tuesday, 10-09-12 and caught 1 Yellowtail, 58 Calico Bass, 1 Barracuda, 4 Sheephead, 8 Rockfish and 40 Perch.

Out of Long Beach, Japan Ron fished on the 3/4 day boat Victory, Wednesday, 10-10-12 and they caught a good mix of Red Snapper, Lingcod and other assorted Rockfish. Some pictures:







Twilight fishing:
The Freelance fished Sunday evening, 10-08-12 and caught 1 Halibut, 3 Calico Bass, 4 Sand Bass, 18 Rockfish, 81 Sculpin, 12 Yellowfin Croaker and 3 Sargo. Most boats have discontinued twilight trips as the demand has dwindled? The Nautilus fished on Saturday, 10-06-12 in the evening catching 7 Calico Bass, 12 Rockfish, 60 Sculpin (limits) and 4 Sargo.

The Islands

Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!
The Sport King had a good day at the Island on Friday, 10-05-12 catching 2 Yellowtail, 69 Calico Bass, 1 Barracuda, 8 Whitefish, 5 Rockfish and 137 Perch
The Pursuit out of 22nd St. Landing, ran to the Island on Saturday, 10-06-12, with 20 anglers catching 30 Calico Bass, 35 Sheephead, 45 Whitefish, 40 Bocaccio, 150 Rockfish, 1 Lingcod, 200 Perch and 19 Red Snapper.

San Clemente Island!
The Fury out of Dana Wharf returned from a 2-day trip on Saturday, 10-06-12 with 20 anglers catching 131 Yellowtail, 89 Calico Bass, 5 Barracuda and 3 Bonito. Some pictures courtesy of angler Jimmy: Mike with the jackpot Yellowtail:






The Freedom caught 15 Yellowtail, 26 Calico Bass, 6 Barracuda, 3 Sheephead, 7 Whitefish and 73 Perch on their Saturday, 10-06-12 trip.

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!
The ¾ day boats are running offshore to catch mostly Yellowtail and Dorado; however they got a taste of Bluefin Tuna this week to go with the amazing Yellowtail fishing.
The ¾ day boat San Diego out of Seaforth Landing caught 22 Bluefin Tuna, 195 Yellowtail and 11 Dorado on their Tuesday, 10-09-12 trip.

The Mission Belle headed out on Sunday, 10-07-12, and caught 1 Bluefin Tuna, 135 Yellowtail and 12 Dorado.

The ¾ day boat Malihini caught 2 Bluefin Tuna, 140 Yellowtail and 2 Dorado on their trip on Monday, 10-08-12.

Some pictures off the Pacific Star multi day trip:










All comments and suggestions welcomed!
WeatherThe weather forecast for both Saturday and Sunday looks to be quite breezyfor the offshore runs. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.
Hook Up,
Cory

October 05, 2012

Tunaslam Corner-10-05-12

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.

Despite some very breezy conditions over the weekend, due to Hurricane Miriam, the Offshore fishing was decent for most of those that ventured out into the slop. There was a drop off for some Sport Boats on catching Yellowfin Tuna, a few Do Dos, with a few kelp Paddies loaded with the small Yellowtail and some bigger models. Only an occasional few Bluefin Tuna were found, and the same goes for the Albacore. The 1.5 day trips did far better than single day trips, while 2 day and 3 day trips usually ended up with limits of Tuna to 60 pounds.

A few private boaters braved the nasty seas fishing down at the 1010 Trench, some 65 miles south of Point Loma. If they found the right Kelp Paddy they enjoyed a Bonanza on catching multiple species. Mostly only the bigger boats ventured as far south as the D220 and west to the 213 Banks. The inshore banks, 302, 371 and 425 triangle are still yielding mostly Rat Yellowtail, with a few Dorado, and not much in the way of any Tuna this close to shore. The Hidden Bank yielded a few Yellowfin Tuna on the troll and around the Kelp Paddies, however, no large schools were found.

The weather improved during the week and limits of Yellowfin Tuna again became the rule. Unfortunately the weather forecasted for Saturday through early next week calls for windy conditions again.

The Condor has been tearing them up this year, and returned Friday morning with limits of Yellowfin Tuna, 40 Bluefin Tuna to 40 pounds, plus plenty of Yellowtail and a few Dorado. Some pictures courtesy of Norm:







Here are some pictures courtesy of David of the carnage off the off the Legend, Tuesday, 10-02-12:





Angler Ray chartered the boat Limitless with friends on a 1.5 day trip last week. There were only 4 fishermen on board. They caught school size Yellowfin Tuna throughout the day and continued to look for other species to add to the count. Captain Tom trolled through a big meter mark in the afternoon and Ray's son Tom got bit real good and was in for a long fight. Then Ray and friend Brandon hooked baitfish, fortunately on heavier line. All three landed Yellowfin Tuna over 50 pounds with the biggest weighing in at 59 pounds. Some pictures:





Private boater Brandon fished on his boat with friends, on Thursday, 10-04-12 and they caught limits of Yellowfin Tuna, several Bluefin Tuna to 30 pounds and some big Dorado to 20 pounds,at the 213 and 1010 trench. The bonanza:



Private boater Shawn fished on his boat with friends, Sunday, 09-30-12, and they caught limits of Yellowfin Tuna and some Dorado in nasty conditions. A couple of pictures:






Private boater Alex fished on his boat with his wife and Dad, Sunday, 09-30-12, and they caught 4 Dorado to 20 pounds and 8 Yellowfin Tuna in rough seas. A couple of pictures:













Private boater Lal fished with Japan Ron on Tuesday, 10-02-12 and found the Sand and Calico Bass on the chew to four pounds. Some pictures:





The Toronado out of Pierpoint Landing ran a trip on Friday, 09-28-12 and caught 1 Bluefin Tuna, 1 Yellowfin Tuna, 27 Yellowtail and 10 Dorado.

In Santa Monica the ½ day boat Redondo Special had a decent day on their Saturday, 09-29-12 trip catching 1 White Seabass, 17 Calico Bass, 3 Sheephead, 24 Rockfish, 3 Lingcod, 1 Sculpin, 7 Perch and 2 Cabazon.

Out of San Pedro, the ½ day boat Monte Carlo had decent afternoon, Monday, 10-01-12 catching 3 Sheephead, 66 Bocaccio, 167 Rockfish, 8 Sculpin, 45 Sand Dab and 46 Red Snapper.

Out of Newport Beach, the Amigo fished on Saturday, 09-29-12 catching 2 Bluefin Tuna, 1 Yellowfin Tuna, 5 Albacore Tuna, 58 Yellowtail and 3 Dorado.

Twilight fishing: The Freelance fished Sunday evening, 09-30-12 and caught 1 Calico Bass, 5 Sand Bass, 17 Rockfish, 74 Sculpin and 3 Sargo . The Nautilus fished on Saturday, 09-29-12 and caught 6 Calico Bass, 7 Sand Bass, 17 Rockfish, 80 Sculpin and 2 Cabazon.

The Islands


Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!

The Sport King had a good day at the Island on Wednesday, 10-03-12, catching 75 Calico Bass, 24 Sheephead, 12 Whitefish, 11 Rockfish, 1 Bonito, 102 Perch and 12 Red Snapper.

The Pursuit out of 22nd St. Landing, ran to the Island on Wednesday, 10-03-12, with 40 anglers catching 33 Calico Bass,35 Sheephead, 30 Whitefish,40 Rockfish, 404 Perch and 11 Sargo.

San Clemente Island!
The Fury out of Dana Wharf fished on Saturday, 09-29-12 with 7 anglers catching 24 Yellowtail, 19 Calico Bass and 1 Sheephead.

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!No recent reports about the Yellowtail fishing at the Coronado Islands, which has been very good for private boaters. The ¾ day boats are running offshore to catch mostly Yellowtail and Dorado, as the Tuna are a bit far south to run to.

The ¾ day boat San Diego out of Seaforth Landing caught 125 Yellowtail and 4 Dorado on their Thursday, 10-04-12 trip.

The Mission Belle headed out on Wednesday, 10-03-12, and caught 95 Yellowtail and 12 Dorado.

The ¾ day boat Malahini caught 71 Yellowtail and 5 Dorado on their trip on Wednesday, 10-03-12.

I fished down south out of Las Salinas Wednesday, 10-03-12, with friend Bill Fisher, and we slammed the Lingcod to 12 pounds, Reds and other Rockfish. We intended to run offshore, however, a heavy fog bank without radar kept us near shore. Some pictures:









All comments and suggestions welcomed!

Weather
The weather forecast for both Saturday and Sunday looks to be quite breezy for the offshore runs. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.
Hook Up,
Cory