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 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

September 29, 2012

Tunaslam Corner-09-28-12

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.

Fishing has been just short of sensational Offshore with most boats, private and Sport Boats catching limits of Yellowfin Tuna, then add some Bluefin Tuna, along with lots of Yellowtail and Dorado. if you run the distance of 60 to 75 miles. If you find the right Kelp Paddy, you could soon realize the Bonanza of all four species. Adding to the thrill on a few trips is finding big Albacore to 40 pounds.

The Sport Boat industry has needed this late season run, after several very lean years, where many boats exchanged hands, and some excellent captains left the area. Private boaters have also feasted this year on shorter runs locally for Yellowtail and Dorado, while longer runs have provided a great mix of Tuna and Tails. On Friday, 09-28-12 most boats called in with full limits of Yellowfin Tuna for the day, plus a nice complement of Yellowtail and Dorado.

I know everyone is hopeful the fishing season will extend into November, I sure do? Considering Hurricane Miriam is pushing more warm water up from the Baja Coast, that wish might be granted. Meanwhile this storm is going to put the kabash on this weekend's fishing with high surf and winds, negating my planned repeat to last Sunday's wide open bite on a private boat. The open water fishing will still be accomplished, however, with the winds and heavier swells, finding Kelp Paddies will be a challenge.

I had the privilege to be invited on the luxury Yacht "Bad to the Bone" fishing on Sunday, 09-23-12. We started the day just south of the D220 at 74 miles from Point Loma. After a couple of stops on the troll for Yellowfin Tuna we found the Magic Kelp Paddy and proceeded to catch fish off it for nearly three hours. All four species were caught off this Kelp Paddy, some pictures of first Yellowfin Tuna, then Bluefin Tuna:





According to angler Erick their trip on the Pride Wednesday, 09-26-12 was wide open on the Yellowfin Tuna, with 48 Yellowtail, a few Dorado and a couple of Albacore mixed in. Some pictures:





The Aztec, on a 1.5 day trip that returned Thursday, 09-27-12 with 58 Bluefin Tuna, 130 Yellowfin Tuna (limits), 40 Yellowtail and 24 Dorado. Pictures courtesy of Ray:




Angler Mark fished with friends on the Pacific Queen on Sunday and caught some Yellowfin and Bluefin Tuna, with plenty of Yellowtail and Dorado. Some pictures:











Locally there are still few and far between days where kelp paddies are found holding fish, and that is if you can find one? Yet occasionally the Mother Load Kelp Paddy is found. Do Dos and Tails remain the primary target of the ¾ day and one day boats locally, who head offshore rather than settle for Sculpin and Rockfishing.

On some days the ¾ day boats out of Newport Beach and Long Beach found the right kelp paddy. For example the Freelance on Monday, 09-24-12 caught 33 Yellowtail and 2 Dorado. Out of the same landing as the Freelance the Bongo's III on Wednesday, 09-26-12, caught 45 Yellowtail and 3 Dorado.

The Cortez Bank has been yielding solid counts of Bluefin Tuna and the following boats have been having great success on their 1.5 day trips.
The Toronado out of Pierpoint Landing ran a 1.5 day trip returning on Monday, 09-24-12, and caught 44 Bluefin Tuna, 8 Yellowfin Tuna, 1 Calico Bass, 45 Sheephead, 60 Whitefish, 100 Rockfish and 100 Bonito.
The Freedom out of 22nd St. Landing ran a 1.5 day trip and caught 115 Bluefin Tuna, 31 Sheephead, 65 Whitefish, 25 Rockfish and 10 Sculpin returning on Monday, 09-24-12.
Locally the targeted fishing remains Sculpin and Rockfish, with a few Bass mixed in.
In Santa Monica the ½ day boat Redondo Special had a good day on their Thursday, 09-27-12 pm trip catching 3 White Seabass, 21 Calico Bass, 3 Sand Bass, 8 Sheephead, 11 Rockfish, 2 Sculpin, 15 Perch and 1 Cabazon. Also on their Monday trip they caught limits of Calico Bass (70) for 7 anglers.

Out of Long Beach, according to Japan Ron, the ¾ day Victory had a good day of fishing on Wednesday, 09-26-12, catching Big Reds, lots of Sculpin, and a few Sheephead. Ron also fished Tuesday with Lal on the private boat "Rubber Ducky" and they caught Rockfish and Bass along with this Dandy 7 pound Halibut: Some pictures from Japan Ron:




Angler Hakeli fished on the City of Long Beach ½ day boat on Sunday, 09-23-12. They caught easy limits of quality Sculpin and some Reds and Sheephead. Some pictures:






Out of Newport Beach, the Amigo ended a 2-day trip on Sunday, 09-23-12 catching 2 Bluefin Tuna, 1 Yellowfin Tuna, 5 Albacore Tuna, 58 Yellowtail and 3 Dorado.

Twilight fishing: The Freelance fished Sunday evening, 09-23-12 and caught 5 Calico Bass, 2 Sand Bass, 24 Rockfish and 175 Sculpin.

The Islands

Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!
The Sport King had a good day at the Island on Tuesday, 09-25-12 catching 115 Calico Bass, 13 Sheephead, 10 Rockfish and 40 Perch.
The Pursuit out of 22nd St. Landing, ran to the Island on Sunday, 09-23-12, with 29 anglers catching 1 Yellowtail, 54 Calico Bass, 33 Sheephead, 30 Whitefish, 50 Bocaccio, 103 Rockfish, 158 Perch and 10 Red Snapper.

San Clemente Island!
The Fury out of Dana Wharf fished on Tuesday, 09-25-12 with 21 anglers catching 150 Calico Bass, 13 Barracuda and 2 Sheephead.

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!
The fishing at the Coronado Islands has been very quiet as of late. The ¾ day boats are running offshore to catch Tuna and Tails as the Visa mess is still up in the air? The last few days the ¾ day boats have found limit style fishing on the Dorado also with lots of Yellowtail being caught offshore on the kelp Paddies.

The ¾ day boat San Diego out of Seaforth Landing caught 5 Bluefin Tuna, 8 Yellowfin Tuna, 41 Yellowtail and 7 Dorado on their Tuesday, 09-25-12 trip.

The Mission Belle headed out on Tuesday, 09-25-12, and caught 67 Yellowtail and 20 Dorado.

The ¾ day boat Malahini caught 1 Bluefin Tuna, 59 Yellowtail and 5 Dorado on their trip on Thursday, 09-27-12.

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

September 21, 2012

Tunaslam Corner-09-21-12

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.

And the beat goes on, as the Offshore action remained very steady, with good scores on Yellowfin Tuna, lots of Do Dos and Tails, occasional good schools of Bluefin Tuna of which some were the tackle buster 60 to 100 pound variety, with some decent scores on Albacore. Open water jig strikes were common and the Kelp Paddy fishing could turn into a smorgasbord of all of the above species off of the one Kelp.

In the last several weeks the private boater has enjoyed great fishing down at the 1010 Trench, some 65 miles south of Point Loma. Tuna were also found at the D220 and 213 Banks. 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. Water temps range anywhere from the high 60's on up to 75 degrees, depending upon the area.

The Legend was one of the lucky boats to find the big bruising Bluefin Tuna, along with limits of Yellowfin Tuna. Some pictures:









The Top Gun 80 returned Monday, 09-17-12 from a whale of a 2.5 day trip with 25 anglers catching 45 Bluefin Tuna, 250 Yellowfin Tuna (full 2-day limits), 4 Albacore Tuna, 50 Yellowtail and 50 Dorado.

I was lucky enough to hitch a ride with Bill on his 26' Striper, fishing Sunday, 09-16-12. Leaving Point Loma we found the going tough, with bumpy seas and 15+ knot winds. We found some dandy Kelp Paddies, mostly holding Rat Yellowtail, and a few small Dorado as we passed the upper part of the Hidden Bank. We arrived late to the party at the 1010 Trench, 10 am, having to listen on the radio about how good the fishing was. Nevertheless, we managed to catch four Yellowfin Tuna to 25 pounds and an 18 pound Bluefin Tuna, with some big boys lost to pulled hooks. A couple of pictures:




Private boater Ed fished on his boat with friends, Sunday, 09-16-12, and they caught limits of Yellowfin Tuna to 25 pounds, a few Bluefin Tuna to 35 pounds and huge Dorado to 45 pounds, for 3 anglers, A couple of pictures:





According to angler Ted his one day trip on the Pride Monday, 09-17-12 was wide open on the Yellowfin Tuna, (limits), with a few Dorado and Yellowtail mixed in.


The Aztec, returned from a successful 1.5 day trip Monday, 09-17-12 with a great mix of fish: 9 Bluefin Tuna, 33 Yellowfin Tuna, 16 Albacore Tuna, 120 Yellowtail and 14 Dorado.

For most of the last several weeks not many kelp paddies in the US were holding fish, however this week that all changed. A number of times the Mother Load Kelp Paddy is found, as Jonathan and his wife Jenn went hunting last weekend, starting at the 277, finding little and continuing further south some 20 miles before coming across the Magic Paddy. Wow it was as good a yield on huge Dorado as I have seen reported this year, regardless of where, US or Mexican waters. They spent hours on the same Kelp Paddy, enjoying a steady bite on Big Bull Dorado to well over 30 pounds, and lots of big Hens too. They kept 10 and released more than that many. Some pictures:






Private boater Joe fished on his boat, Tuesday, 09-18-12, out of Dana Point, and caught lots of Dorado, releasing all but four, as on the way home from Catalina, he found the Magic Paddy. Some pictures:




Most of the ¾ day boats out of Newport Beach and Long Beach had long since given up on kelp paddy fishing and returned to targeting Rockfish and Sculpin, however, this week they are again running offshore, however, the results were not all that great. Here is a nice Dorado caught off the Gail Force on a 3/4 day trip:



To get in on the Tuna, it is necessary to book a 1.5 to 2 day trip out of these northern landings to reach the fish.
There has been a small snap on the Yellowtail and White Seabass at Catalina Island this week.

The Toronado out of Pierpoint Landing ran a trip on Sunday, 09-16-12 and caught 3 Bluefin Tuna, 91 Yellowtail and 6 Dorado.
The Freedom out of 22nd St. Landing caught 62 Bluefin Tuna on their trip Monday, 09-17-12.

In Santa Monica the ½ day boat Redondo Special had a decent day on their Saturday, 09-5-12 pm trip catching 2 Yellowtail, 5 Calico Bass, 1 Sand Bass, 2 Sheephead, 9 Rockfish, 3 Sculpin and 11 Perch.

Out of San Pedro, the ½ day boat Monte Carlo had decent afternoon, Thursday, 09-20-12 on the Lingcod and Red Snapper, catching 5 Lingcod, 1 Calico Bass, 9 Sheephead, 13 Rockfish, 11 Perch, 36 Red Snapper and 1 Cabazon. Some pictures:





Out of Dana Point, the Fury ran an offshore trip on Tuesday, 09-18-12 and caught 1 Yellowtail, 30 Dorado, 48 Calico Bass and 5 Perch.

Out of Newport Beach, the Amigo ended a 2-day trip on Saturday, 09-15-12 catching 13 Bluefin Tuna, 1 Yellowfin Tuna, 25 Albacore Tuna, 30 Yellowtail and 15 Dorado for 14 anglers. The Freelance fished offshore Tuesday, 09-18-12 and caught 14 Dorado, 3 Calico Bass, 2 Sheephead, 2 Rockfish, 2 Sculpin and 45 Perch.

Twilight fishing: The Freelance fished Sunday evening, 09-16-12 and caught 8 Calico Bass, 20 Rockfish, 120 Sculpin and 1 Cabazon. Most boats have discontinued twilight trips as the demand has dwindled?

The Islands

Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!
The Sport King had a good day at the Island on Monday, 09-17-12 catching 4 Yellowtail, 42 Calico Bass, 15 Barracuda, 12 Sheephead and 110 Perch.
The Pursuit out of 22nd St. Landing, ran to the Island on Wednesday, 09-19-12, with 40 anglers catching 11 White Seabass, 100 Calico Bass, 31 Sheephead and 106 Perch.

San Clemente Island!
The Fury out of Dana Wharf fished on Monday, 09-17-12 with 26 anglers catching 211 Calico Bass, 13 Barracuda, 1 Sheephead and 7 Perch.
The Freedom caught 40 Calico Bass, 1 Barracuda, 31 Sheephead, 1 Whitefish, 34 Rockfish, 1 Sculpin and 63 Perch on their Saturday, 09-15-12 trip.

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 100 Yellowtail 44 Dorado on their Thursday, 09-20-12 trip.

The Mission Belle headed out on Monday, 09-17-12, and caught 80 Yellowtail and 21 Dorado.

The ¾ day boat Malahini caught 45 Yellowtail and 22 Dorado on their trip on Thursday, 09-20-12.

Charter Master Jamie, of Seasons Sportfishing fished offshore on the weekend and caught an Offshore Grand Slam of Bluefin Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, Albacore, Yellowtail and Dorado. Some pictures:





Private boater Vince fished on friend Dave's boat, Tuesday, 09-18-12, and they caught a bunch of quality Yellowtail and two Albacore to 30 pounds:




Private boater Don with a nice Tuna caught at the 1010 Trench on Wednesday, 09-19-12:



All comments and suggestions welcomed!

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

August 24, 2012

Tunaslam Corner-08-24-12

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.

In recent weeks the Private Boater has enjoyed some of the best fishing in three years. The Offshore action has provided opportunities to catch-Yellowfin Tuna, Bluefin Tuna, Do Dos and Tails. The weather has been exceptional for most of the last two weeks, leading to water temps as high as 75 degrees, yikes, Cabo eat your heart out!
An enormous amount of Dorado (Mahi Mahi), are being seen and caught from 150 miles south of the border to 75 miles north of the border. In fact the ½ day boat Patriot caught some Dorado off of Newport Beach recently. The Yellowtail fishing on the Kelp Paddies have been off the charts in many areas.
The secret of successful fishing is finding the Mother Load Kelp Paddy. You find it, and they bite and everyone goes home happy. Locally there are many kelp paddies that are not holding fish, yet there are a bunch of paddies that yield huge results. So don't give up, keep on looking, you may just find that Mother Load Kelp Paddy.

Where ever it was caught, it's a keeper?


Now that's a big Tail:


Speaking of private boater trips, my good friend Lal went fishing on the luxurious yacht ''Salt Fever" with his son and friends. The seven anglers caught 34 Bluefin Tuna over the weekend to 41 pounds, with most of the tuna over 30 pounds. Some pictures:











Well not to be denied, I went fishing with Captain Chris on his luxurious yacht a 50' Viking, "Bad To The Bone" on Sunday 08-19-12. The six of us found the Bluefin Tuna on a serious chew. Some pictures:



Private boaters have been combing the seas from 50 miles south of the border and all the way up to making runs northwest out of Newport Beach. We are all hoping the fish put on a show similar to four years ago, when a run of 10 miles out of either Long Beach or Santa Monica Bay yielded Kelp Paddies loaded with Dorado and Yellowtail. Then the Yellowfin Tuna moved in under the porpoise and it was game on for 30 to 40 pound Tuna.
Angler Tunahead Ron fished the Condor on a 1.5 day trip Wed.-08-22-12 and slammed the fish again. His buddy was hot, catching an offshore slam, Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna, Dorado and Yellowtail. Some pictures:




My good friend Rick fished a 2 day trip on the Pride, and loaded the boat with some Bluefin Tuna, yellowtail and Dorado over the weekend. Some pictures:

The Aztec, on its latest 1.5 day trip, which will return Friday morning, 08-24-12, caught 36 Yellowtail, 43 Bluefin Tuna, 38 Dorado and 2 Yellowfin Tuna to 45 pounds.
Angler Raul fished with friends on the Sea Adventure II on Wed.-08-22-12 and caught Dorado, Yellowtail and Bluefin Tuna. Friend Maria caught her first ever Dorado:






Locally:
Private boater Bill fished out of Long Beach over the weekend and found a huge Halibut on the chew:

The Toronado out of Pierpoint Landing ran a 1.5 day trip and caught 72 Bluefin Tuna 28 Yellowtail 70 Dorado.
The Freedom out of 22nd St. Landing caught 21 Bluefin Tuna, 62 Yellowtail and 132 Dorado on a 2-day trip.

The Barracuda fishing is all but over for now, with Rockfish, Sculpin, Sand Bass and Calico Bass the targeted species. The ½ day boat Southern Cal had a great day of Sand Bass and Barracuda fishing on Wednesday, 08-15-12 with 46 Sand Bass and 53 Barracuda caught. While the ¾ day Victory managed 69 Sand Bass, 28 Barracuda and 150 Sculpin. Some pictures from Japan Ron:


Twilight fishing:
The Enterprise fished on Thursday, 08-23-12, and caught 1 White Seabass, 1 Calico Bass, 122 Sand Bass and 4 Sculpin for only 22 anglers. The Freelance fished Sunday evening, 08-19-12 and caught 220 Sculpin and 30 Sand Dab. The Southern Cal fished an evening run on Monday, 08-20-12 for 35 Sand Bass and 11 Sculpin for only 11 anglers.

In Santa Monica Bay
Jackpot Jimmy got out on the ¾ day boat Tradition on Saturday, 08-18-12 and they caught some huge Salmon Grouper, Sheephead, Sand Bass and Jimmy caught a 13 pound Halibut:











Newport Beach and Dana Point.There has been some excellent Sculpin fishing with some good scores on the Bass. For example the Freelance caught 290 Sculpin and 100 Sand Dab on their ¾ day trip, Sunday, 08-19-12.

A couple of White Seabass have also shown up in the counts.

Long Beach and San Pedro
There was some great Sculpin and Sand Bass fishing during the week, when not targeting the Barracuda which have been MIA most of the week. The Victory according to Ron caught easy limits of Sculpin and half limits of Sand Bass on their Wed-08-22-12 trip.

The Islands


Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!
The Freedom is fishing offshore on multi day trips.
The Sport King had a great day at the Island on Thursday, 08-23-12 catching 105 Calico Bass, 4 Barracuda, 10 Sheephead and 22 Perch.
The Pursuit out of 22nd St. Landing, ran to the Island on Tuesday, 08-21-12, with 30 anglers catching 103 Calico Bass, 4 Barracuda, 10 Sheephead and 55 Perch.

San Clemente Island!
The Fury out of Dana Wharf fished on Tuesday, 08-21-12 with 47 anglers catching 4 Yellowtail, 61 Calico Bass, 2 Sand Bass and 1 Sheephead.

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!
The Yellowtail fishing at the Coronado Islands has been very good for private boaters. The ¾ day boats are running offshore to catch Tuna and Tails as the Visa mess is still up in the air? The last few days the ¾ day boats have found limit style fishing on the Dorado with some Yellowtail being caught offshore on the kelp Paddies.
The ¾ day boat San Diego out of Seaforth Landing caught 11 Bluefin Tuna, 3 Yellowtail and 9 Dorado on their Wednesday, 08-22-12 trip.

The Mission Belle headed out on Wednesday, 08-22-12, and caught 6 Bluefin Tuna, 8 Yellowtail and 12 Dorado.

The ¾ day boat Malahini caught 2 Bluefin Tuna, 4 Yellowtail and 31 Dorado on their trip on Wednesday, 08-22-12.

Charter Master Jamie, of Seasons Sportfishing fished offshore on Wednesday 08-22-12 and caught some lots Yellowtail and Dorado:



Private boater Frank fished with friends at the Tuna Pens, and caught four Bluefin Tuna to 38 pounds:

Private boater Bill fished with friends at the Tuna Pens, and caught 7 Bluefin Tuna to 40 pounds. Some pictures:





Private boater Jesse fished with his dad at the Coronado Islands, Sunday, 08-19-12 and Jesse got skunked, losing one to the rocks, while dad caught four Yellowtail to 27 pounds:

Private boater Devin fished with his son offshore and his son caught this 37 pound Bull Dorado:




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

August 03, 2012

Tunaslam Corner-08-03-12

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.

Tuna, Tuna, Tuna, Do Dos and Tails. The weekend weather did little to help the offshore performance; however, sensational weather during the week provided excellent fishing on the Bluefin Tuna, and the bigger Yellowtail being caught off the Kelp Paddies. There are several areas holding Bluefin Tuna, one area remains below 120 miles and another between 70 and 80 miles. Some Bluefin are biting even closer to home, around 30 miles from Point Loma, where the ¾ day boats have successfully fished them.

More and more Dorado are being seen and caught, while some big scores on Yellowfin Tuna were reported in the over 100 mile areas. For a lot of us the best news was some solid fishing on 1 day trips, as many anglers cannot get multiple days off to go fishing. Although your best bet on achieving a solid catch ratio is to book a 2.5 trip, which allows the boat to fish until dark on both days, and wake up in the zone on the second day.

For example: the First String docked Thursday morning, returning from a 2.5 day trip that slammed both Yellowfin and Bluefin Tuna, full limits on both species for 26 anglers, 520 Tuna in all, wow!
I fished on the Aztec, on a 1 day trip that left Tuesday night and returned late Wednesday evening. Our count consisted of 46 Yellowtail, most in the 18 to 22 pound range, with a 30 pounder taking Jackpot. We also caught five Bluefin Tuna to 25 pounds and one Dorado. The Aztec did a quick turnaround and ran another 1 day trip on Thursday, catching 40 Bluefin Tuna and 1 Albacore, yep that rare Tuna, which must have been lost? Some pictures:




Captain Adam took a charter group out of Oceanside to fish the local banks of the 181 and 182 on 08-01-12 and they caught Yellowtail and Dorado off the Kelp Paddies:


It has been fairly quiet at San Clemente Island with a few big Yellowtail being caught on most trips, and occasionally they find a school of biting White Seabass. The same remains true for Catalina, very quiet, with decent Calico Bass fishing in both areas.
The Barracuda come, the Barracuda go. Recently they returned in a fury! On any given day the local Sand Bass and Calico Bass fishing is excellent, which depends on conditions, current, water temp, etc.
The Mardiosa managed to catch 3 White Seabass, 45 Calico Bass, 2 Barracuda, 2 Sheephead, 2 Black Sea Bass released and 3 Sargo on their trip Monday, 07-30-12.

Limits of Calico Bass plus some decent White Seabass were caught on the Dreamer, Monday, 07-30-12:



The Dreamer caught 8 White Seabass Friday morning, August 03, 2012, and were still fishing.

The Yellowtail fishing at the Coronado Islands was very good on Saturday, 07-28-12, and then word came down that the ¾ day boats would not be allowed to fish the Islands unless they first checked in with immigration in Ensenada, which is ludicrous. There were reports of private boaters being asked to leave the area, and most private boaters are reluctant to return until this latest mess is cleared up. No updates yet.

Generally the best Sand Bass fishing is in the evening on the Twilight runs, although lately it has been hit and miss with more Sculpin caught than Bass.

In Santa Monica Bay
Most of the boats have resorted to catching Rockfish, with scattered counts of Barracuda and Bass.

Private boater Jones fished in the bay Saturday, 07-28-12 and caught this huge Sheephead:



Newport Beach and Dana Point.Most of the Sport Boats have found some decent Calico Bass fishing, along with Sculpin and Rockfish.

Private boater Joe fished out of Newport on Monday, 07-30-12 and caught 4 Halibut, with only one legal:




Long Beach and San Pedro
Great Barracuda fishing most of the week and good scores on the Twilight runs for Sand Bass. The Enterprise had back to back days of over 200 Barracuda on Wed. and Thur.

Private boater Lal and Japan Ron got a thrill when Lal hooked and released this 50 pound Black Seabass:



Lal with a legal Lingcod released:



The Islands


Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!
Angler TV Dan fished the Outrider out of 22nd St. Landing, on Tuesday, 07-31-12, and they caught some Barracuda, Calico Bass, Whitefish, Sheephead and Perch. Jackpot was this dandy Halibut:


The Freedom still catching White Seabass at the Islands, with 15 caught on Sunday, 07-29-12:


The Pursuit out of 22nd St. Landing, ran to the Island on Tuesday, 07-31-12, with 19 anglers catching 150 Calico Bass, 20 Sheephead, 30 Whitefish and 150 Perch.

San Clemente Island!
Very Quiet!

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!
Private boater Lee fished with friends near Ensenada offshore and caught several Yellowtail and Dorado off the Kelp Paddies, Thursday, 08-02-12. Here is a picture of a big Yellowtail and the Kill bag:





Private boater Greg fished with friends at the 425 and within 5 miles of the islands, when they found a Kelp Paddy holding Yellowtail, Tuesday, 07-31-12 and caught five including this big guy:



Private boater Mike fished with friends in the Bay, Wednesday, 08-01-12 and caught his first legal Halibut, weighing 13 pounds:


The ¾ day boat San Diego out of Seaforth Landing caught 13 Yellowtail and 15 Bluefin Tuna on their Monday, 07-30-12 trip.

Charter Master Jamie fished the Islands on Saturday, 07-28-12 and caught some dandy Yellowtail:





Private boater Bill fished with friends at the Coronado Islands, Saturday, 07-28-12 and caught three big Yellowtail:


Private boater Bill fished with friends at the Coronado Islands, Saturday, 07-28-12 and caught Yellowtail, then ran offshore and caught a Mako and Dorado:


Private boater Jesse fished with Dad and friends at the Coronado Islands, Sunday, 07-29-12 and caught eight big Yellowtail:


Private boater Lal fished with friends over the weekend, targeting White Seabass at La Jolla. They were skunked on the Ghosts, however, they had a by catch of a 24 pound Yellowtail and a 34 pound Halibut:





All comments and suggestions welcomed!
Weather
The weather forecast for the weekend shows an increase in wind for both Saturday and Sunday, while locally it looks to be very nice in the morning, with breezy conditions in the afternoon. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.
Hook Up,
Cory

July 27, 2012

Tunaslam Corner-07-27-12

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 offshore scene was once again hindered by the winds, as the Yellowfin Tuna all but disappeared in the counts, while the good counts on the Bluefin Tuna were all over the map, some good scores in one day range, while most of the better counts came on 2+ day trips.. The Yellowtail being caught on kelp paddies still range from 6 to 12 pounds, with more 15 to 25 pound fish being caught. The excitement of Dorado being caught so early in the year faded somewhat, with a few caught here and there, with mostly small fish.

Private boater Beau fished with friends over the weekend out of Mission Bay offshore in US waters and found the Yellowtail and small Dorado on the chew:






Private boater Garrison fished with friends on Wed. 07-25-12 out of Shelter Island, past the 238 and found the Bluefin Tuna on the chew:

The San Clemente Island Yellowtail bite has fizzled with a only a few fish being caught on most trips to the Island. Although, these Yellowtail remain big, and are tackle busters, so bring heavier gear.

The local Sand Bass fishing has been awesome at times, with some Calico Bass mixed in, with a good mix of Barracuda being caught, both in Santa Monica, and out of Long Beach.

The Yellowtail fishing at the Coronado Islands is very consistent, and the savvy private boaters are putting the wood to the big Tails, which are averaging 20 to 30 pounds, so use at least 30 pound line.
Private boater Lal fished with friend Richie on Wed., 07-25-12 at the Coronado's and they managed to catch 5 Yellowtail out of 11 hookups. Seals and getting smoked on the rocks accounted for the casualties.

The Sand Bass fishing has been very good on the Twilight runs, with decent schools of Barracuda mixed in.

Twilight fishing:
The Enterprise fished on Thursday, 07-26-12, and caught 77 Barracuda and 53 Sand Bass. The Nautilus out of fished on Wednesday, 07-25-12, and caught 84 Sand Bass and 6 Barracuda. The Freelance out of Davey's Locker ran a trip last night Thursday, 07-26-12, and they caught 220 Sand Bass.

In Santa Monica Bay
The ¾ day boat Tradition found the Barracuda on a serious chew on Sunday, as they caught 290, plus some other Halibut and Bass during the day and again had a great Twilight run. Pictures courtesy of Jackpot Jimmy:













The 1/2 day boat Redondo caught 212 Barracuda fishing on Sunday, 07-22-12. The ¾ day Spitfire caught 155 Barracuda fishing on Sunday, while the ½ day boat New Del Mar caught 600 Barracuda.

Newport Beach and Dana Point.
Private boater Joe fished with his friend out of Dana Point, Wed.-7-25-12 and found the offshore Kelp Paddies empty despite great looking blue water and 70 degree temps. They moved inshore and caught a few of these:



Long Beach and San Pedro
The Barracuda fishing comes and goes, and there were good scores on both the daytime and Twilight runs for Sand Bass. A number of Sport boats had counts over 200 on the Sand Bass during the week and over last weekend.

Angler Michael fished on the ½ day boat Matt Walsh on Sunday, 07-22-12. They caught a great variety of fish.












The Islands

Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!
Calico Bass fishing at the Island is excellent and a few Bonito and Barracuda have shown up in the counts lately. For example the Sport King on a ¾ day trip caught 1 Halibut, 112 Calico Bass, 3 Barracuda, 2 Whitefish, 5 Rockfish, 180 Perch and 6 Sargo on their Tuesday, 07-24-12 trip to the Island.

The Pursuit out of 22nd St. Landing, ran to the Island on Wednesday, 07-25-12, with 38 anglers catching 89 Calico Bass, 22 Sheephead, 35 Whitefish, 90 Bocaccio (limits), 110 Rockfish, 3 Sculpin, 210 Perch and 15 Red Snapper.

San Clemente Island!
The San Clemente Island Yellowtail bite continues to produce huge Yellowtail to 50 pounds, and many fish are being lost, as these fish are tackle busters, so bring heavier gear. The Calico Bass fishing is heating up and there are some nice schools of Barracuda running around the Island. Also a few White Seabass are being landed daily.
Private boater Daniel caught this Yellowtail at the Island Saturday, 07-21-12, on his friend's boat:

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also caught a White Seabass, Halibut and lots of critters:




The Fury out of Dana Wharf fished on Saturday, 07-21-12 with 30 anglers catching 1 Yellowtail, 1 White Seabass, 138 Calico Bass, 21 Sheephead, 17 Whitefish, 3 Rockfish, 90 Perch and 1 Triggerfish.
The Freedom fished on Sunday, 07-22-12 and caught 2 Yellowtail, 1 White Seabass, 1 Halibut, 74 Calico Bass, 23 Barracuda, 3 Whitefish, 35 Mackerel, 1 Lingcod and 46 Perch.
The Toronado out of Pierpoint Landing fished on Sunday, 07-22-12 catching 1 White Seabass, 75 Calico Bass, 1 Barracuda, 52 Sheephead and 150 Perch.

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!Private boater Jesse fished with his Dad at the Coronado Islands and caught 8 Yellowtail, Wednesday, 07-25-12, with this 30 pounder caught by Dad:





Private boater Gary fished with friends at the Coronado Islands Wed., 07-25-12 and caught this Yellowtail:



Private boater Drew fished with Dad, Sister and friends at the Coronado Islands Sun, 07-22-12 and caught these Yellowtail:







The ¾ day boat San Diego out of Seaforth Landing caught 18 Yellowtail, 2 Calico Bass, 13 Barracuda, and 18 Rockfish on their Friday, 07-27-12 trip.

The Mission Belle headed out on Wednesday, 07-25-12, and caught 20 Yellowtail, 4 Calico Bass, 12 Barracuda, 3 Rockfish and 6 Sculpin. Angler Derek caught a couple of big Yellowtail and so did his dad in the middle:



The ¾ day boat Malahini caught 14 Yellowtail, 13 Calico Bass, 23 Barracuda, and 25 Rockfish on their trip on Thursday, 07-26-12.

All comments and suggestions welcomed!

Weather
The weather forecast for Saturday and Sunday locally looks to be decent, the offshore scene looks very breezy for Saturday and a bit better for Sunday. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.
Hook Up,
Cory

July 20, 2012

Tunaslam Corner-07-20-12

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 offshore scene shows considerable improvement over the weekend, as the Yellowfin Tuna moved in to share the spotlight with the Bluefin Tuna. Although most of the Yellowtail being caught range from 6 to 12 pounds, a new area of Kelp Paddies holding fish were found that yielded plenty of 15 to 25 pound fish, adding to quality being caught.
Angler Zane was on a 3 day trip on the First String over the weekend and they found the Tuna to be big and plentiful. Some pictures:




Angler Roger was on a 2.5 day trip on the Sea Adventure 80 over the weekend and they caught some Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna to 48 pounds. Some pictures:



The Aztec, fishing on a 2.5 day trip which returned early Wednesday morning ran into some bruiser Bluefin Tuna to 80 pounds, landing 26 with lots of losses, to go with a bunch of Yellowtail.

Private boater Lal fished on a 3 day trip on the Salt Fever over the weekend and caught yellowtail, Bluefin Tuna and yellowfin Tuna to 42 pounds: Some pictures:





The San Clemente Island Yellowtail bite is consistent with a few fish to double digits on most trips to the Island. These Yellowtail are big, and are tackle busters, so bring heavier gear.
The local Sand Bass fishing has picked up, with some Calico Bass mixed in, as the Barracuda bite slowed way down, both in Santa Monica, and out of Long Beach.
The Mardiosa managed to catch 4 White Seabass, 60 Calico Bass, (limits), 2 Sheephead and 1 Sargo on their trip Saturday, 07-14-12.

The Yellowtail fishing at the Coronado Islands and the Rockpile continues to be good as long as the weather cooperates. I fished on the full day boat The Pride on Wednesday, 07-18-12 and we found the Yellowtail on the chew at the Rockpile, the big Tails are averaging 20 to 30 pounds, so use at least 30 pound line. Some pictures:




Private boater Brett found the Coastal White Seabass on the chew:

They also had a wide open bite on the Sand Bass:


Still good Sand Bass fishing on the Twilight runs, with an occasional school of Barracuda adding to the fun.

Twilight fishing:
The Enterprise fished on Thursday, 07-19-12, and caught 1 Barracuda and 91 Sand Bass. The Nautilus fished on Tuesday, 07-17-12, and caught 108 Sand Bass and 1 Sculpin. The Monte Carlo out of LA Harbor Landing ran a trip last night Thursday, 07-19-12, and the 9 anglers caught 61 Sand Bass.

In Santa Monica Bay
The ¾ day boat Tradition the Barracuda on a serious chew on Sunday, as they caught 120 to go with one Halibut. Then on their Twilight trip they caught 140 Barracuda Sunday evening, (limits). Pictures courtesy of Jackpot Jimmy:









In between Barracuda fishing some nice Calico Bass and Sheephead are being caught on the Tradition.







The 1/2 day boat Redondo Special caught 242 Barracuda fishing on Sunday, 07-15-12. The ¾ day Spitfire caught 200 Barracuda fishing on Sunday, while the ½ day boat New Del Mar caught 168 Barracuda.

Newport Beach and Dana Point.Private boater Dave fished on Saturday, 07-15-12 and caught this 52 pound coastal tanker White Seabass:


Private boater Tony fished with friends and caught this 30 pound Halibut, Saturday, 07-14-12:



Long Beach and San Pedro
The great Barracuda fishing last week sort of fizzled, however there were good scores on both the daytime and Twilight runs for Sand Bass. A number of Sport boats had counts over 200 on the Sand Bass during the week and over last weekend.


The Islands


Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!
Calico Bass fishing at the Island is excellent and a few Bonito and Barracuda have shown up in the counts lately. For example the Sport King on a ¾ day trip caught 131 Calico Bass, 8 Barracuda, 12 Sheephead, 4 Whitefish, 5 Rockfish, 6 Bonito and 85 Perch on their Thursday, 07-19-12 trip to the Island.
Great fishing on the Dreamer on Saturday, 07-14-12 and Monday 07-16-12 for White Seabass:


Private boater Matt fished with his friends on Saturday, 07-14-12 and caught a few White Seabass to 70 pounds, wow: Pictures:







The Pursuit out of 22nd St. Landing, ran to the Island on Monday, 07-16-12, with 40 anglers catching 1 White Seabass, 50 Calico Bass, 44 Sheephead, 32 Whitefish, 12 Bocaccio, 94 Rockfish, 273 Perch and 80 Red Snapper.

San Clemente Island!
The San Clemente Island Yellowtail bite continues to produce huge Yellowtail to 50 pounds, and many fish are being lost, as these fish are tackle busters, so bring heavier gear. The Calico Bass fishing is heating up and there are some nice schools of Barracuda running around the Island. Also a few White Seabass are being landed daily.
Angler Odium fished the Thunderbird on a 2-day trip over the weekend catching a variety of fish. Some pictures:
A 20 pound Halibut caught at San Clemente Island on the second day:

A nice White Seabass caught at Catalina on the first day:

A variety of Calico Bass, Sheephead and Rockfish:





The Fury out of Dana Wharf fished on Sunday, 07-15-12 with 27 anglers catching 3 Yellowtail, 2 White Seabass, 1 Halibut, 172 Calico Bass, 3 Barracuda and 27 Perch.
The Freedom fished on Tuesday, 07-17-12 and caught 5 Yellowtail, 3 White Seabass, 141 Calico Bass 14 Barracuda, 8 Sheephead, 2 Whitefish, 1 Sculpin and 73 Perch. They caught 5 big Halibut and 5 White Seabass on yesterday's trip to the Island:


The Toronado out of Pierpoint Landing fished on Sunday, 07-15-12 catching 9 Yellowtail, 1 White Seabass, 164 Calico Bass, 47 Barracuda and 12 Sheephead. Some pictures:




Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!Private boater Bill fished with friends at the Coronado Islands on Saturday, 07-14-12, and put the wood to these Yellowtail:




Charter Master Jamie of Seasons Sportfishing got the job done on the Yellowtail, Thursday, 07-19-12:




All comments and suggestions welcomed!

Weather
The weather forecast for both Saturday and Sunday locally looks to be decent, the offshore scene calls for breezy conditions most of the time. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.
Hook Up,
Cory

July 13, 2012

Tunaslam Corner-07-13-12

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 offshore scene improved somewhat over the weekend, and during the week as winds subsided, although Saturday still yielded winds from 12 to 20 knots. There were only small counts on the Bluefin Tuna, unless you were on a 3 day trip or longer. Most of the Yellowtail being caught range from 6 to 12 pounds, with an occasional bigger fish to 20 pounds. The area of Kelp Paddies holding fish are from 100 to 120 miles south of the border, with a few Kelp Paddies located between 80 and 100 miles. The Bluefin that are biting are being found at least 130 miles south and closer to 150 miles, although Bluefin have been seen as close as 30 miles from Point Loma, although only a few have been caught?

Angler John was on a 2 day trip on the Polaris Supreme over the weekend and they were fortunate to get on several schools of Bluefin Tuna. The first school yielded seven Tuna in the 30 to 50 pound range, while the second school consisted of larger Tuna from 50 to 76 pounds, with some bigger boys lost to tackle issues. John caught three Bluefin Tuna including this jackpot 76 pounder:



Another angler with a 50 pound Bluefin Tuna:


I went fishing on a 1.5 day on the Aztec, that left Friday night and returned early Sunday morning. At about 7:30 am we stopped on our first Kelp Paddy of the day at around 100 miles, which was loaded with Yellowtail. We landed 55 Yellowtail off this Paddy to 12 pounds.

We spent the rest of the day looking for Bluefin, turning north after we spent some time in the 115 to 120 mile range, with only a few sonar marks found for our efforts. We scratched up limits of Yellowtail throughout the day; with this Jackpot 20 pound Tail being caught by angler Nick:

Angler Dave fished with his wife on the Intrepid on a 3 day trip, which caught 53 Bluefin Tuna to over 70 pounds. His wife placed second in the Jackpot with a 71 pound Bluefin Tuna:


Angler Tim fished on the Islander on a 1.5 day trip on Tuesday, 07-10-12 and caught limits of Yellowtail. Some pictures:



The San Clemente Island Yellowtail bite is consistent with a few fish to double digits on most trips to the Island. These Yellowtail are big, and are tackle busters, so bring heavier gear. The same kind of off and on fishing remains true for Catalina, with very good Calico Bass fishing daily.
Local Sand Bass and Calico Bass fishing picked back up early this week, as did the Barracuda bite, which heated back up both in Santa Monica, and out of Long Beach.
The Mardiosa managed to catch 3 White Seabass on their trip yesterday, Thursday, 07-12-12.

Private boater Jeff fished with friends on a 2-day trip over the weekend and destroyed the White Seabass at the Islands. Some pictures:






The Yellowtail fishing at the Coronado Islands has been consistent, with most of the ¾ day boats catching between 10 and 20 Yellowtail, which are averaging 20 to 30 pounds.
Private boater Todd fished with his friends on Saturday, 07-07-12 at the Coronado Islands and caught six Yellowtail out of seven hookups.





The Condor fished a 1.5 day trip on July 12th catching 71 Yellowtail.

Generally the best Sand Bass fishing is in the evening on the Twilight runs.
Twilight fishing:
The Enterprise fished on Saturday, 07-07-12, and caught 1 Halibut, 10 Calico Bass and 76 Sand Bass. The Matt Walsh fished on Sunday, 07-08-12, and caught 1 Halibut, 138 Sand Bass and 1 Sculpin. The Monte Carlo out of LA Harbor Landing ran a trip on Saturday, 07-07-12, and caught 133 Sand Bass and 3 Sculpin.

In Santa Monica Bay
The ¾ day boat Tradition caught their first local Yellowtail on Friday, 07-06-12 trip, then on Saturday, 07-07-12, the Barracuda moved in and they caught 175. Pictures courtesy of Jackpot Jimmy:











The 1/2 day boat Redondo found excellent Barracuda fishing on Saturday, 07-07-12.



Newport Beach and Dana Point.
Private boater Kenny fished with his girlfriend out of Newport and slammed the Bass, Barracuda and a few Halibut, Tuesday, 07-10-12. Some pictures:





Private boater Jimbo fished with his friend Gary out of Dana point and Gary caught his first ever Halibut, a whopper, Tuesday, 07-10-12:


Angler Jay fished with friends on the Western Pride Saturday, 07-07-12 and caught a bunch of Calico Bass and some Barracuda:




Long Beach and San Pedro
Great Barracuda fishing early in the week and good scores on the Twilight runs for Sand Bass.

Pictures off the 3/4 boat Victory provided by Japan Ron on a recent trip:





Private boater Tim fished with his friend and their kids on Saturday, 07-07-12 out of Long Beach. They caught 30 mixed Bass to 6 pounds. Pictures:





The Islands


Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!
Private boater Mikey caught this White Seabass at the Island Saturday, 07-07-12, on his friend's boat:

Angler Pam fished the Outrider out of 22nd St. Landing, on Saturday, 07-07-12, and they caught limits of big Calico Bass, Whitefish, Sheephead and other critters. Jackpot was this dandy Halibut:



The Pursuit out of 22nd St. Landing, ran to the Island on Thursday, 07-12-12, with 38 anglers catching 120 Calico Bass, 102 Sheephead, 30 Whitefish, 82 Bocaccio, 77 Rockfish, 100 Perch and 10 Red Snapper.
A private boater caught this Yellowtail at the Island Wednesday, 07-11-12


San Clemente Island!
The Fury out of Dana Wharf fished on Wednesday, 07-11-12 with 30 anglers catching 42 Calico Bass, 1 Barracuda, 11 Sheephead, 7 Whitefish and 105 Perch.
The Freedom still catching Yellowtail and White Seabass at the Island:

Here is the 50 pounder caught on Wednesday's trip off the Freedom:


Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!Private boater Jesse fished with his Dad at the Coronado Islands and caught 3 Yellowtail, Sunday, 07-08-12, with this 32 pound Big'n caught by Dad:



Jesse fished with his Dad again Thursday, 07-12-12 and caught six Tails:







Private boater Jon fished with friends at La Jolla several days last weekend and caught a nice variety of Quality Fish:









The ¾ day boat San Diego out of Seaforth Landing caught 21 Yellowtail, 4 Calico Bass, 17 Barracuda, 29 Rockfish and 1 Lingcod on their Wednesday, 07-11-12 trip.

The Mission Belle headed out on Wednesday, 07-11-12, and caught 20 Yellowtail, 4 Calico Bass, 12 Barracuda, 3 Rockfish and 6 Sculpin.

The ¾ day boat Malahini caught 17 Yellowtail, 4 Calico Bass, 78 Barracuda, 20 Rockfish and 12 Sculpin on their trip on Wednesday, 07-11-12.
Private boater Matt fished with friends at the Coronado Islands and caught these Yellowtail and a few other critters:


Kayaker Scott caught this 35 pound Yellowtail last week out of San Diego:

Private boater Ethan fished with friend Eric Tuesday locally out of San Diego and caught this 25 pound Halibut:

Bluefin Tuna caught on a ¾ day trip by El Gato Sportfishing in Ensenada:


All comments and suggestions welcomed!
Weather
The weather forecast for both Saturday and Sunday locally looks to be very nice, the offshore scene also calls for calm conditions with under 10 knots of wind most of the time. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.
Hook Up,
Cory

July 06, 2012

Tunaslam Corner-07-06-12

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 offshore scene was brutal over the weekend, suffering from 20 to 25 knot winds most of the time. On Wednesday, conditions improved, and there were some good counts on the Bluefin Tuna, with a decent mix of better grade Yellowtail. Fortunately some of the Yellowtail are increasing in size from what was mostly 3 to 10 pound fish being caught. Most fish are still being caught from 100 to 120 miles south of the border, down off the beach below Ensenada and near San Martin Island.
The San Clemente Island Yellowtail has been hit and miss since the weather turned. The same remains true for Catalina, just when the Yellowtail began to show up, it was shut down by the conditions.
Sand Bass and Calico Bass fishing has slowed down, as they concentrate on the Long Beach Barracuda bite, which has improved all week.
The White Seabass Island bite comes and goes with some good days mixed in.
The Mardiosa managed to catch 7 White Seabass, 31 Calico Bass, 10 Barracuda and 2 Sheephead on their trip yesterday, Thursday, 07-05-12.

Private boater Dwayne fished with his friend last week and caught limits of White Seabass at Catalina. Some pictures:


Some decent fishing at the Coronado Islands occurred this week yielding some Yellowtail, most of which are 20 to 30 pounds.
Private boater Lal fished with friend Big Dave on Tuesday, 07-03-12 at the Middle Grounds and they caught one 21 pound Yellowtail out of five hook ups. They were both using 20 pound test line and got smoked on the rocks each time they lost a Tail.


Huge Yellowtail on the Voyager 1.5 day trip returning Sunday, 07-01-12, limits for all around:



The Condor fished a 1.5 day trip on July 4th catching 70 mixed Yellowtail and Bluefin Tuna to 30 pounds:



Private boater " The Goose" fished with a friend on Tuesday, 07-03-12 out of Oceanside and they caught this 19 pound Halibut plus a couple of other just legal fish released:



Good Bass fishing off the Sea Trek out of Oceanside:


There remains excellent Sand Bass fishing in the evening Twilight runs.
Twilight fishing:
The Enterprise fished on Thursday, 07-05-12, and caught 170 Sand Bass.
The Southern Cal fished on Sunday, 07-01-12, and caught 69 Sand Bass, The Nautilus out of Newport Landing ran a trip on Wednesday, 07-04-12, and caught 60 Calico Bass, 290 Sand Bass, 5 Barracuda, 15 Sculpin and 7 Sargo.

In Santa Monica Bay
Private boater Vince fished with his friend Sherm on Saturday, 06-30-12 and caught lots of Bass and critters. Some pictures:











The ¾ day boat Tradition caught 13 Lingcod and limits of Rockfish on their Saturday, 06-30-12 trip. Pictures courtesy of Jackpot Jimmy:

The Jackpot Lingcod, 13 pounds:















Newport Beach and Dana Point.
Private boater Matt fished with friends out of Dan Point and slammed the Halibut, Sunday, 07-01-12. Some pictures:





Long Beach and San Pedro
Great Barracuda fishing and good scores on the Twilight runs for Sand Bass.

I fished with private boater Lal on Saturday, 06-30-12 out of Long Beach. We caught 50 mixed Bass to 6.5 pounds; all the mixed Bass were released. Pictures:





The Islands


Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!
Private boater Jeff caught this White Seabass at the Island Saturday, 06-30-12:

Charter Master Dan Hernandez fished the Westerly at Catalina on Saturday, 06-30-12. They caught this Yellowtail and White Seabass with plenty of Calico Bass and other fish:




Private boater Dave caught this 30 pound Yellowtail at the Island Saturday, 06-30-12:

The Pursuit out of 22nd St. Landing, ran to the Island on Tuesday, 07-03-12, with 18 anglers catching 1 White Seabass, 26 Calico Bass, 51 Barracuda, 9 Sheephead, 11 Whitefish, 4 Rockfish and 6 Perch.
The Gail Force ran to the Island on Saturday, 06-30-12 and caught 11 Yellowtail and caught 105 calico bass, 12 Sheephead, and 50 perch. Some pictures:



San Clemente Island!
Angler Pam fished the Outrider out of 22nd St. Landing, on a 2-day trip to the Island on Saturday and Sunday, 06-30-12, and she caught this dandy Yellowtail:

A nice Lingcod caught on the trip:


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.

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!Private boater Sean fished with his Dad at the Coronado Islands and caught these Yellowtail, Saturday, 06-30-12:

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Private
boater Chris's brother in law caught this 71 pound White Seabass while fishing at the Imperial Beach kelp bed, Saturday, 06-30-12:





Private boater Brandon fished with friends at the Coronado Islands and caught these Yellowtail, Saturday, 06-30-12:







The ¾ day boat San Diego out of Seaforth Landing caught 11 Yellowtail, 20 Calico Bass, 1 Sand Bass, 16 Barracuda and 6 Rockfish on Saturday, 06-30-12, and another 5 on Thursday, with a good shot on the Sand Bass.

The Mission Belle headed out on Thursday, 07-05-12, and caught 13 Yellowtail, 3 Calico Bass, 21 Barracuda and 16 Rockfish.

The ¾ day boat Malahini caught 8 Yellowtail, 1 Calico Bass, 5 Barracuda, 4 Sheephead, 17 Whitefish, 38 Rockfish, 1 Lingcod and 64 Sculpin on their trip on Thursday, 07-05-12.

Kids on the hook! According to angler Harry and his Yacht Club who helped sponsor the trip, these kids all had a blast on the Sea Watch catching Calico Bass, Barracuda and one 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 a bit breezy. 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