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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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

June 22, 2012

Tunaslam Corner-06-22-12

by Cory Visser

Thursday Recap Report-Weekend Possibilities:
A Summary of local fishing from Santa Monica to Oceanside, including Catalina and San Clemente Islands, with fishing trips out of San Diego down to Baja, Mexico.

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

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

And this dandy Cali:

They then found some big Yellowtail on the chew:







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

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

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



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



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

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



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



Jake's cooler is full!


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





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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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



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





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



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











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

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

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

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

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

















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







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





The Islands


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

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



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



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

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

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

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

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

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

June 08, 2012

Tunaslam Corner-06-08-12

by Cory Visser

Thursday Recap Report-Weekend Possibilities:
A Summary of local fishing from Santa Monica to Oceanside, including Catalina and San Clemente Islands, with fishing trips out of San Diego down to Baja, Mexico.

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

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

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



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




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

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

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

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





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



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



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





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



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



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



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



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

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

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

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



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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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



Dave also released this huge Black Seabass:


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







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

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

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

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









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








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





The Islands


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

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

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

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





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



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

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

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




All comments and suggestions welcomed!

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

June 01, 2012

Tunaslam Corner-06-01-12

by Cory Visser

Thursday Recap Report-Weekend Possibilities:
A Summary of local fishing from Santa Monica to Oceanside, including Catalina and San Clemente Islands, with fishing trips out of San Diego down to Baja, Mexico.

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

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



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


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



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

Sunday's Jackpot Lingcod, twins?


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

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


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

Odium with some big Lingcod:


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Friend
Jimmy with a Lingcod:


Lingcod city:




Sheephead at Santa Barbara Island:






Day 3-Halibut at San Clemente Island:


Tamara with a Lingcod:


Angler Angel with a big Lingcod:


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





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

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



Private boater Tommy and friends with White Seabass:



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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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







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



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

Beta with a 65+ pound White Seabass:


His fishing buddy Dean caught a small 50 pounder:




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


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

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

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







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

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

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





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

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




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

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

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






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

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

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



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


All comments and suggestions welcomed!

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

May 25, 2012

Tunaslam Corner-05-25-12

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.

Returning from a fantastic 10 day Vacation in Punta Cana, in The Dominican Republic, with my lovely wife, Sheryl of 42 years, I see I returned just in time for some great fishing action.

It's an exciting time of the year, with high expectations for a hot summer. This week produced a number of opportunities to catch an exotic and start the season off right. The White Seabass go off both at the Islands and with huge fish being caught locally. Yellowtail go on the chew at the Coronado Islands, with a few fish caught at Catalina. Barracuda arrive in Santa Monica Bay and rapidly disappear? An exploratory trip offshore on the Top Gun 80 results in catching large Bonito to 15 pounds, although no sightings of Tuna or Tails. Local Bass fishing continues to improve as the waters warm up, despite setbacks from windy conditions off and on.

There will be lots of multi-day trips being run this Holiday weekend and I will be fishing on the Aztec out of Seaforth on a 2.5 day trip to celebrate my 65th birthday, targeting Yellowtail down south of the border. Crossing my fingers on the ugly wind that is forecasted for at least Saturday?

Now for some of the spectacular results this week:
The Charter Boat Options caught limits of White Seabass each day on their 3-day trip over the weekend, returning Monday, 05-21-12. They also caught 10 big Yellowtail.





The Freedom out of 22nd St. Landing ran to the Island on Sunday, 05-20-12, and caught limits of White Seabass and 2 Yellowtail for 30 anglers to 50 pounds:



The ¾ day boat San Diego out of Seaforth Landing caught 112 Yellowtail on Wednesday, 05-23-12, pictures courtesy of angler Kenny:





The Voyager ran a multi-day trip over the weekend to San Martin and other points south returning Monday, 05-21-12 with 52 Yellowtail, over 100 lingcod and plenty of big Reds.

Private boater Michael fished Oceanside on Sunday, 05-20-12 at San Onofre and caught this 50 pound White Seabass:



There were more good evenings of Bass fishing on the Twilight runs.

Twilight fishing:
The Native Sun fished on Saturday, 05-19-12, and caught 79 Sand Bass and 111 Sculpin. The Enterprise fished on Sunday, 05-20-12, and caught 53 Sand Bass, 2 Rockfish and 30 Sculpin. The Sum Fun out of Dana Wharf ran a trip on Wednesday, 05-23-12, and caught 27 Calico Bass, 2 Sand Bass, 1 Sheephead, 1 Whitefish, 2 Rockfish and 1 Sculpin.

In Santa Monica Bay
The ¾ day boat Tradition ran a trip on Friday, 05-18-12 and according Jackpot Jimmy; they looked for Barracuda to no avail and found the fishing for Rockfish to be solid. Some pictures:






The 1/2 day boat Redondo ran a trip on Sunday, 05-20-12 and caught 168 Rockfish and 1 Lingcod.

The ½ day boat New Del Mar caught 3 Barracuda and 195 Rockfish on their Wednesday, 05-23-12 trip.

The ¾ day boat Spitfire caught 5 Barracuda, 102 Rockfish and 1 Lingcod on their Wednesday, 05-23-12 trip.

Newport Beach and Dana Point.
Private boater Mark fished with his friend on Wednesday afternoon, 05-23-12 out of Dana Point and his friend caught this Tanker White Seabass on Sardines:



Private boater Michael fished for only 45 minutes on Monday morning, 05-21-12 at the Newport Pipe and caught this big Halibut:



The ¾ day boat Sum Fun ran a trip on Tuesday, 05-22-12 and caught 106 Calico Bass, 3 Sand Bass, 29 Sheephead, 1 Whitefish and 2 Rockfish.

The ½ day boat Patriot out of Newport Landing ran a trip on Wednesday, 05-23-12 and caught 5 Sand Bass, 2 Barracuda, 5 Rockfish and 115 Sculpin.

The 3/4 day boat Freelance out of Davey's Locker found a variety of fish on the chew on their Tuesday, 05-22-12 trip, catching 9 Calico Bass, 28 Sand Bass, 80 Bocaccio, 270 Rockfish, 15 Sculpin, 10 Perch, 5 Red Snapper and 1 Cabazon.


Long Beach and San Pedro
Private boater Ali fished with friends on Tuesday, 05-22-12 locally out of Newport Beach. They loaded up with a tank of live squid and proceeded to catch a 15 pound Halibut and Ali caught a PB huge 50 pound White Seabass. Some pictures:





Private boater Beta fished with Captain Mark Wisch on Sunday, 05-20-12 out of Long Beach. They use live squid to catch limits of huge White Seabass. Some pictures:





Private boater Nicolas fished with his cousin on Monday, 05-21-12 out of Long Beach and caught this 12 pound Halibut.



The Enterprise fished on Sunday, 05-20-12, as 15 anglers caught 5 Calico Bass, 30 Bocaccio, (limits), 100 Rockfish, 75 Sculpin (limits), and 20 Red Snapper.

The ¾ day boat Sport King out of LA Harbor fished on Monday, 05-21-12, as 18 anglers caught 28 Barracuda, 36 Bocaccio, 53 Rockfish and 6 Red Snapper.

The 1/2 day boat Monte Carlo out of 22nd Street Landing ran a trip on Monday, 05-21-12 and caught 64 Barracuda and 1 Sculpin.

The 1/2 day boat Matt Walsh out of LA Harbor ran a trip on Sunday, 05-20-12, and caught 54 Calico Bass, 12 Sand Bass, 19 Rockfish, 2 Sculpin and 1 Cabazon. Some pictures:






The ¾ day boat Victory out of Pierpoint landing fished on Wednesday, 05-23-12 and caught 3 Calico Bass, 6 Barracuda, 110 Rockfish and 66 Sculpin. pictures courtesy of Japan Ron:







Private boater Lal fished with friend Japan Ron on Tuesday, 05-22-12 out of Long Beach. The Bass were on the chew, releasing 30 mixed Bass to 4 pounds. Pictures:







The Islands


Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!

Private boater JP fished the Island on Monday and returned Tuesday morning, 05-22-12. They targeted White Seabass with live squid and caught these fish:


Private boater Evan fished Santa Barbara Island for the WON White Seabass Tournament on Saturday and Sunday. They won the Yellowtail division with a 38.8 pounder, also adding two 30 pound Tails. The over all tournament was won with a 62.5 pound White Seabass, caught by the team of Brett Ringler, Jim Mulvey and Greg Trompas. Some pictures:




The Pursuit out of 22nd St. Landing, ran to the Island on Sunday, 05-20-12, with 35 anglers catching 10 Calico Bass, 2 Barracuda, 5 Sheephead, 8 Whitefish, 70 Bocaccio, (limits), 112 Rockfish, 2 Lingcod, 9 Perch, 20 Red Snapper and 1 Cabazon. On their Monday trip they caught 34 White Seabass.

San Clemente Island!
The Toronado ran to the Island on Sunday, 05-20-12 and caught 1 White Seabass, 15 Calico Bass, 20 Sheephead, 25 Whitefish, 150 Rockfish and 1 Lingcod.

The Fury out of Dana Wharf fished on Saturday, 05-19-12 with 27 anglers catching 1 Halibut, 46 Calico Bass, 19 Sheephead, 24 Whitefish, 59 Rockfish, 3 Sculpin, 132 Perch and 2 Cabazon.

The Thunderbird ran to the Island on Sunday, 05-20-12 and caught six White Seabass.

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!Charter Master Captain Rod on his boat the Sweet Teresa ran a trip with his son and friends on Monday, 05-21-12 and his son caught a PB big Halibut:



Their second legal of the day:



Private boater Jesse fished the Coronado Islands on Sunday, 05-20-12 with friends and caught these Yellowtail:





Private boater Brandon also fished the Coronado Islands on Sunday, 05-20-12 with friends and they caught these Yellowtail:



The Voyager had limits of Yellowtail (70) on their full day trip on Wednesday, 05-23-12 for 14 anglers.

The Chubosco 2 headed out on Wednesday, 05-23-12, and caught a bunch of big Yellowtail. Some pictures courtesy of Marcus:








The ¾ day boat Malahini caught 72 Yellowtail on their trip on Wednesday, 05-23-12.

All comments and suggestions welcomed!

Weather
The weather forecast for Saturday looks to be very windy, and on Sunday and Monday it appears to be a bit breezy. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock. Wishing everyone a wonderful Holiday weekend.
Hook Up,
Cory

May 11, 2012

Tunaslam Corner-05-11-12

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 weekend weather was very nice, with the water temps gradually increasing daily to reach the mid 60's, and consequently the fishing continued to improve. More White Seabass were caught at Catalina and a few along the coast to a whopping sixty pounds. Yellowtail remain scarce at Catalina, however, the Calico Bass fishing is much better. More Squid were located at both Catalina and San Clemente Island. Barracuda are moving up the coast and the question is: have they finally arrived in Long Beach? There were sightings on Thursday, yet none were hooked and landed.

Private boater Ron with friend James caught their limit of White Seabass on Saturday, 05-05-12, catching huge 50 and 60 pound fish:





The Charter Boat Options caught limits of White Seabass on their last two trips to Catalina over the weekend.





A number of Private boaters also got into the Catalina White Seabass action this week.

The Yellowtail in La Jolla returned in small quantities, along with a few White Seabass!

There were some decent counts of Yellowtail found at the Coronado Islands and south of South Island during the week, with high counts of 12 Yellowtail caught, along with a smattering of log size Barracuda.

Coronado Island Yellowtail caught on the Voyager, Sunday, 05-06-12:



The arrival of Barracuda locally will most likely be the primary focus this coming week. While local fishing continues to be excellent on Rockfishing, lots of Big Bocaccio, some huge Reds and some very large Lingcod are being caught, as well as lots of Sculpin. The warmer days have also improved the local Bass fishing.

There were more good evenings of Bass fishing on the Twilight runs.

Twilight fishing: The Native Sun fished on Sunday, 05-05-12, and caught 56 Sand Bass and 7 Sculpin. The Enterprise fished on Sunday, 05-05-12, as only 11 anglers caught 40 Sand Bass and 4 Sculpin. The Monte Carlo out of 22nd Street Landing also ran a trip on Sunday, 05-05-12, and caught 49 Sand Bass, 4 Rockfish and 9 Sculpin.

In Santa Monica Bay
The ¾ day boat Tradition ran a trip on Saturday, 05-05-12 and according Jackpot Jimmy; the light load of 11 anglers limited out on Rockfish and caught 5 Lingcod. Some pictures:














The 1/2 day boat Redondo Special ran a trip on Sunday, 05-05-12 and caught 88 Rockfish, 5 Sculpin and 2 Sole.

The ½ day boat New Del Mar caught 305 Rockfish, 1 big Lingcod and 115 Sand Dab on their Wednesday, 05-09-12 trip.

A picture of the big Lingcod caught on the New Del Mar Wednesday:



The ¾ day boat Spitfire caught 60 Rockfish and 110 Red Snapper on their Sunday, 05-06-12 trip.

Newport Beach and Dana Point.
The ¾ day boat Clemente ran a trip on Wednesday, 05-09-12 and caught 35 Calico Bass, 9 Sand Bass, 2 Sheephead and 5 Rockfish.

The ½ day boat Patriot out of Newport Landing ran a trip on Wednesday, 05-09-12 and caught 26 Calico Bass, 4 Sheephead, 42 Bocaccio, 20 Rockfish, 1 Lingcod and 5 Red Snapper.

The 3/4 day boat Freelance out of Davey's Locker found the Rockfish on the chew on their Wednesday, 05-09-12 trip, catching 10 Calico Bass, 12 Whitefish, 24 Bocaccio, 103 Rockfish, 1 Black Sea Bass released, 10 Perch and 87 Red Snapper.


Long Beach and San Pedro
Private boater Dat fished with his Dad on Sunday, 05-06-12 out of Long Beach. They fished in Dat's favorite Red Hole and they were on the chew. Some pictures:





The Enterprise fished on Sunday, 05-06-12, as 23 anglers caught 46 Bocaccio, (limits), 150 Rockfish, 115 Sculpin and 30 Red Snapper.

The ¾ day boat Sport King out of LA Harbor fished on Thursday, 05-03-12, as 8 anglers caught 1 Whitefish, 16 Bocaccio, (limits), 28 Rockfish, 5 Sculpin and 45 Red Snapper.

The 1/2 day boat Monte Carlo out of 22nd Street Landing ran a trip on Sunday, 05-06-12 and caught 97 Rockfish, 62 Sculpin and 4 Red Snapper.

The 1/2 day boat Matt Walsh out of LA Harbor ran a trip on Wednesday, 05-09-12 and caught 1 Calico Bass, 18 Bocaccio, 29 Rockfish, 3 Sculpin and 11 Red Snapper.


The Islands


Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!
Charter Captain Jaime for Seasons Sport Fishing ran a trip to the Island on Saturday, 05-05-12 and caught another White Seabass.

Private boater Bob fished the Island on Saturday evening and at grey light, Sunday morning, 05-06-12, the crew of seven caught limits of White Seabass in 30 minutes, as they left them biting. Some pictures:



The Pursuit out of 22nd St. Landing, ran to the Island on Saturday, 05-04-12, with 31 anglers catching 25 Sheephead, 95 Whitefish, 62 Bocaccio, (limits), 95 Rockfish, 4 Sculpin, 110 Perch, 2 Sargo and 25 Red Snapper.
The Fury out of Dana Wharf fished on Monday, 05-07-12 with 11 anglers catching 94 Calico Bass, 2 Sheephead and 3 Rockfish.

San Clemente Island!
Angler Pam fished on the Sport Boat Pacific Star over the weekend and they caught a nice variety of fish, including Rockfish, Lingcod, Sheephead and Whitefish. They never made any squid and saw no exotics. Some pictures:





The Thunderbird ran to the Island on Sunday, 05-06-12 and caught 46 Sheephead, 226 Whitefish, 62 Bocaccio, 251 Rockfish, 2 Lingcod and 13 Sculpin.
The Freedom out of 22nd St. Landing ran to the Island on Sunday, 05-06-12, and caught 4 Calico Bass, 76 Sheephead, 112 Whitefish, 34 Bocaccio, 246 Rockfish, 3 Lingcod, 36 Sculpin, 14 Perch, 27 Red Snapper and 2 Cabazon.
The Big Game 90 fished the Island on a 2-day trip that returned on Sunday, 05-06-12, with a couple of Yellowtail, lots of Reds, Lingcod and assorted Rockfish. Some pictures:



Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!

Richard with a nice Halibut caught in the Surf:


The ¾ day boat San Diego out of Seaforth Landing caught these Yellowtail on Sunday, 05-06-12, pictures courtesy of angler Debi:













The Tuna Jihad team won the SWYC bottom fishing tournament with a bunch of Big Bocaccio, they also caught a few nice Lingcod to 21.7 pounds, plus some big Reds: Pictures courtesy of Mike, who caught the big Lingcod:









All comments and suggestions welcomed!

Weather
The weather forecast for Saturday looks excellent, and on Sunday it appears to be a bit breezy. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.
Hook Up,
Cory

March 16, 2012

Tunaslam Corner-03-16-12

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 weekend weather was very nice and consequently there were a variety of fishing reports from along the coast and at the Islands. The Fred Hall Show is over for another year; however, anyone who missed the Long Beach show can join those folks down south by attending the Del Mar Show next week. Overall the show was a bit light in traffic this year, especially on opening day. Sunday's traffic was light at first then peaked at around 2pm, with many isles alive and flowing with fishing enthusiasm.

Rockfishing is still the name of the game right now. Cold dirty water along the coast has put a damper on the Bass fishing, although the Native Sun on a Twilight trip had a great bite on the Sand Bass Sunday. Also a few Halibut are still biting locally.

The Yellowtail bite at Catalina did not maintain any momentum, with no reports this week of fish caught, although I'm sure the front that came in during the week was the primary cause. It is time for White Seabass to show at the Island; yet the cooler water needs to warm up to at least 60 degrees in order to expect any kind of bite. It would help if the Squid also made a showing, as the last few reports from the Island indicated no floats forthcoming.

Twilight fishing: The Slammer out of Redondo Sportfishing ran a trip on Sunday, 3-11-12, with 4 anglers catching 10 Rockfish and 20 Lobster. The Native Sun out of Long Beach ran a Twilight trip on Sunday, 03-11-12 catching 79 Sand Bass and 5 Sculpin. The Freelance out of Davey's Locker ran a twilight trip on Sunday, 03-11-12 and caught 4 Sand Bass, 10 Rockfish and 80 Sculpin.

In Santa Monica Bay
The ¾ day Tradition ran a trip on Saturday, 03-10-12, and caught a bunch of Reds and some huge Lingcod. Some pictures:





Jimmy with the big'n of the day, a 16.5 pound Lingcod:





A decent size Johnny Bass:



Private boater Jason fished again on private boater Vince's "Red Drum" on Sunday, 03-10-12. Captain Vince targeted the Rockfish, hoping for some Lingcod; however the Copper and the Reds were on the chew:







The ½ day boat New Del Mar caught 275 Rockfish, 2 Lingcod and 88 Sculpin on their Sunday, 03-11-12 trip.

The ¾ day boat Spitfire loads up on the Rockfish on Thursday, 03-15-12. Sergio with a big Red:





Newport Beach and Dana Point.
Private boater (Yakker) Vincent had a wild ride last Friday, 03-09-12, when he hooked and landed a Thresher Shark. This picture is top of the charts, taken by Vincent while holding on for dear life:





The ½ day boat Patriot out of Newport Landing ran a trip on Thursday, 03-15-12 and caught 78 Bocaccio, (limits), 99 Rockfish, 100 Sand Dab and 213 Red Snapper.

The ½ day boat Western Pride found the Rockfish on the chew on their Tuesday, 03-13-12 trip, catching 4 Bocaccio, 162 Rockfish and 1 Red Snapper:
Some nice Florida's:


Private boater Travis took out some friends, Daniel and Tyler for Rock Fishing out of Dana Point on Monday, 03-12-12. Travis tried a bunch of local spots with little results before finding the Mother Load, straight Reds:







Long Beach and San Pedro
The Enterprise fished on Thursday, 03-15-12, and caught 3 Whitefish, 42 Bocaccio, (limits), 113 Rockfish, 62 Sculpin, 2 Perch and 55 Red Snapper

The ¾ day boat Sport King out of LA Harbor fished on Thursday, 03-15-12, as 12 anglers caught 24 Bocaccio (limits), 70 Rockfish and 25 Red Snapper.

The ¾ day boat Sea Angler out of 22nd Street Landing ran a trip on Monday, 03-12-12 and continues to slam the Sand Dabs, catching over 1540!

The 1/2 day boat Matt Walsh out of LA Harbor caught 6 Sheephead, 39 Rockfish, 2 Sculpin and 22 Red Snapper for only 8 anglers on their Thursday, 03-15-12, trip.

The 1/2 day boat Native Sun is targeting Halibut for their annual derby, and on their Saturday, 03-10-12 morning trip, they caught 2 Halibut, 2 Sand Bass, 1 Rockfish and 17 Sculpin for 10 anglers.

Japan Ron fished the ¾ day Victory out of Pierpoint Landing on Wednesday, 03-14-12 and loaded up on the Rockfish, with limits of Bocaccio and Sculpin. Some pictures:





The Islands
Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!
Jacob fished on the Charter boat Dreamer at the Island, Friday, 03-09-12. There was little action and less Squid. This lone White Seabass was caught by a lucky lady angler:


The Pursuit out of 22nd St. Landing, ran to the Island on Wednesday, 03-14-12, with 32 anglers catching 3 Calico Bass, 36 Sheephead, 54 Whitefish, 64 Bocaccio, (limits) 112 Rockfish, 7 Sculpin, 270 Perch and 15 Red Snapper.

San Clemente Island!
The Thunderbird is running a $99 special to the Island and on their Saturday, 03-10-12 trip they caught 14 Sheephead, 7 Whitefish, 175 Rockfish and 2 Lingcod for 25 anglers.

The Freedom out of 22nd St. Landing is running trips during the week and on Saturdays to San Clemente where they have been catching lots of Reds, some Lingcod and assorted Rockfish. Then they head to San Nicolas on an extended day trip on Sunday's.

Private boater Dave on his 28' Farallon, "Hooked" fished on Friday, 03-09-12 with friends on the backside of San Clemente. Dave said the weather was great and the fishing was steady, with near limits of big Reds and limits of Rockfish for the five of them.

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!
The ¾ day boat out of San Diego, The Point Loma with Captain Ron Baker is concentrating on putting anglers on Halibut. On Wednesday, 03-14-12 the big one of the day was a whopping 34.5 pound Halibut:



A 35 pound Halibut caught off the Point Loma:


With the Indian no longer in business, the Finger Bank has been left alone for a few weeks. That allowed me to take advantage of this fact, as I fished with private boater Bill on Wednesday, 03-14-12. We left Bill's slip in Las Salinas at 7am, stopped to make Mackerel as bait for 20 minutes then headed offshore to the Finger in grease calm seas. The Reds and Bocaccio were on a serious chew and we limited out in less than two hours on both species. It was a good thing we headed in to fish shallow water early as Mother Wind came out of nowhere with a fury at 11am and chased us off the water. Some pictures:





OK, this happened several weeks ago in La Jolla, yet how many of us can drool over catching a 52 pound Yellowtail in local waters?



Charter Master Louie fished on Thursday, 03-15-12 out of Ensenada with his wife Pati and her children. They loaded up on the Rockfish after first catching a Yellowtail and losing a couple of others under the Birds. Some pictures:



All comments and suggestions welcomed!

Weather
The weather forecast for the weekend looks awful for both Saturday and Sunday? Time to find some indoor Honey due's, light the fire in the Fireplace and read a good book. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.
Hook Up,
Cory

February 10, 2012

Tunaslam Corner-02-10-12

by Cory Visser


Thursday Recap Report-Weekend Possibilities:
For local fishing in the Santa Monica, Long Beach, Catalina and San Clemente Islands, with trips out of San Diego and Baja, Mexico.
Hot news! Local White Seabass on the prowl. Private boater Dan shows off his personal best and BAC Club record 68 pound White Seabass caught Sunday, 02-05-12 out of Newport Beach:



The rumors have been silently passed around that the Sea Biscuits have shown up chasing the local live squid schools, and it appears the rumors are now confirmed!

Halibut continue to put on a great show this winter, as more private boaters have scored on the big Butts! For example private boater Rick fished out of Oceanside with friends Friday, 02-03-12, and his best buddy caught a 41 pound Halibut, and later in the day they added a 12 pound Halibut:



Private boater Dean, fished out of Long Beach with friend John and they had a successful day catching several keeper Halibut to 10 pounds, and releasing a few shorts. John with his 10 pounder:



Yellowtail go off at La Jolla, as the ½ day boat New Seaforth catches 2 Yellowtail on Saturday and 4 on Sunday. Here is a picture of Saturday's catch with a big Halibut to boot:



With great weather forecasted over the weekend, a number of boats out of San Diego ran 1.5-day or longer trips down to Colonet and other points south last weekend.

The Indian was again on the fish in flat calm seas, limiting out early on big Reds. So they moved into the shallows and targeted Lingcod, Whitefish and Sheephead. A few pictures of the trip:









There are a bunch of boats scheduling 2 to 3 day trips next weekend which is a Holiday weekend with Monday, 02-20-12 being President's day. I'm scheduled on the 2.5 day Aztec trip leaving Friday evening, 02-17-12 out of Seaforth Landing in Mission Bay at 5pm, returning Monday morning. Come join me!

We will be fishing Sat and Sun 2/18-19th returning mid morning 2/20-President's Day. This is a Limited Load 2.5 Day San Martin/Mexican Coast Freelance trip with an early departure of 5PM Friday 2/17. A great way to take advantage of the holiday weekend this trip will fish the Mexican Coast targeting early season Yellowtail, as well as mixed bag fishing from shallow water Sheephead and bass, to deep water Rockfish and Lingcod to fill up the freezer. Feel free to call with any questions regarding trip or tackle info. Captain Mikey 619-818-5664. This Trip Is A GO with 5 Spots Open and Limited to Only 22.

For Rockfish fishing it is all about Mexico until March 1st.

Charter Master Louie made a trip out of Ensenada on Friday, 02-03-12, with several friends, finding a big school of Yellowtail under the birds. Jose managed to catch a Yellowtail using the Yo Yo Iron. The Yellowtail were constantly on the move and quickly sunk out. So they targeted assorted Rockfish and did well, yet the bigger Reds and Lingcod were not on the chew.

Jose with his 26 pound Yellowtail:



The local boats are doing well on catching Sculpin in the morning, with afternoon fishing concentrated on finding Bass on the structure. The Bass fishing has picked up lately, with some excellent catches being made during ideal conditions.

Twilight fishing: The Slammer out of Redondo Sportfishing ran a trip on Sunday, 2-05-12, with 4 anglers catching 40 Sand Bass, (limits), 1 Lobster, 51 Rock Crab and 3 Spider Crab.

In Santa Monica Bay
Private boater Robert fished Sunday, 1-29-12 with friend Juan out of Santa Monica Bay targeting Halibut, Some pictures:

The Tradition ran ¾ day trips over the weekend, catching some dandy mixed Calico and Sand Bass, with limits of Sculpin caught in the morning. Some pictures from Jackpot Jimmy's trip on Saturday, 02-04-12:

Ray with a combo on the Bass:



Carlos with the Jackpot Sand Bass and his younger brother:



Jackpot Jimmy with some decent Sand Bass:



Others with good Bass'n!





The ½ day boat New Del Mar continues to have great success targeting Bass and Sculpin. The New Del Mar caught 15 Calico Bass, 19 Sand Bass and 275 Sculpin (limits) on their Sunday, 02-05-12 trip.

The New Del Mar carried a light load of anglers on Wednesday, 02-08-12 and caught 78 mixed Bass and 93 Sculpin.

Newport Beach and Dana Point.
Private boater Travis fished with friends on Monday, 02-06-12, and caught several Halibut:





Private boater Makowish, also fished on Monday, 02-06-12, and caught a very nice sized Halibut:



The ½ day boat Clemente out of Dana Point on Sunday, 02-05-12 and caught 4 Halibut, 22 Sand Bass and 11 Sculpin.

Long Beach and San Pedro
The 1/2day boat City of Long Beach had a good trip for Sand Bass on their Wednesday, 02-08-12 trip, catching 66 Sand Bass and 3 Sculpin for only ten anglers.

The ½ day boat San Pedro Special caught 2 Halibut, 63 Calico Bass, 16 Sand Bass and 36 Perch, on their Sunday, 02-05-12 trip.

The ¾ day boat Sea Angler out of 22nd Street Landing ran a trip on Saturday, 02-04-12 and continues to slam the Sand Dabs, catching over 4200!

The 1/2 day boat Matt Walsh out of LA Harbor caught 56 Calico Bass, 4 Sand Bass and 4 Sculpin for only 8 anglers on their Thursday, 02-09-12 trip, that's 7.5 Bass average per angler.


The Islands


Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!
The Pursuit out of 22nd Street Landing ran a full day trip on Saturday, 02-04-12 and caught 1 Calico Bass, 1 Sculpin and 225 Perch.
San Clemente Island!
No reports this week.

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!

Other than the trips to Colonet and the few Yellowtail being caught, it is very quiet.

No fishing on the Indian on Wednesday, as they cancelled due to low reservations and poor weather.
All comments and suggestions welcomed!

Weather
The weather forecast for the weekend looks breezy in many areas for both Saturday and Sunday, darn? Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.
Hook Up,
Cory
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