Tunaslam Corner-10-28-11

by Cory Visser

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Thursday Recap Report-Weekend Possibilities:

For local fishing in the Santa Monica, Long Beach, Catalina and San Clemente Islands. Through:


Yes, the beat goes on, the Yellowfin and Bluefin Tuna, Yellowtail and Dorado keep on biting offshore. Numerous boats ran over the weekend and most caught limits of the smaller Yellowtail, a mix of Tuna to 40 pounds, and a good bite on Dorado 10 to 20 pounds. See below for some of the better scores over the weekend and this week.

The Pacific Queen on a 1.5-day trip returning Thursday, 10-27-11 caught 7 Bluefin Tuna, 7 Yellowfin Tuna, 5 Skipjack_Tuna, 60 Yellowtail and 24 Dorado for 14 anglers.

The Condor on a 1.5-day trip last weekend caught 6 Bluefin Tuna, 10 Yellowfin Tuna, 150 Yellowtail and 34 Dorado for 34 anglers. Some pictures from Brian off the trip:

The Ocean Odyssey returned from a 1.5-day trip Sunday, 10-24-11 catching 1 Bluefin Tuna, 130 Yellowfin Tuna, 30 Skipjack_Tuna, 66 Yellowtail and 4 Dorado for 26 anglers. Some pictures from Steve off the trip:

The Freedom out of 22nd Street Landing has been running weekend trips to San Nicolas Island catching lots of Lingcod, Big Sheephead, Rockfish and some big Halibut. Some pictures:

At Catalina, the Dreamer out of Pierpoint Landing made a run on Wednesday, 10-26-11, and the six anglers caught 1 Yellowtail, 1 White Seabass and 52 Calico Bass. The ¾ day’s boats continue to catch a good mix of Calico Bass, Rockfish, Whitefish, Sheephead and an occasional Barracuda and Bonito.

At San Clemente Island –the Fury had a great 2-day trip over the weekend catching limits of Whitefish, big Sheephead, and 69 Bonito.

On the local scene, Sculpin and Rockfishing are the primary targets, with a mix of Sheephead, Whitefish, Calico and Sand Bass, Lingcod and an Occasional Halibut. The boats in Santa Monica had some good shots on the Lingcod over the weekend. The ¾ day boat Sea Angler is running Sand Dab and Rockfish specials daily.

Twilight fishing: Very few boats made it out and are catching primarily Sculpin. The Freelance ran a twilight trip out of Davey’s Locker on Sunday, 10-23-11, with 44 anglers catching 2 Sand Bass, 131 Sculpin and 2 Cabazon.

In Santa Monica Bay

Private boater Jason fished with friends Mike and Vince on Sunday, 10-23-11 and caught plenty of big Copper and other Rockfish. Some Pictures:

The ½ boat Redondo Special caught 123 Rockfish and 1 Lingcod on their trip Saturday, 10-22-11, for 32 anglers, while the ¾ day boat Tradition caught 1 Sand Bass, 150 Rockfish, 1 Black Sea Bass released, 75 Sculpin and 1 Sole for 15 anglers on Saturday, 10-22-11. This is the last run for the Tradition until they complete their re-powering, scheduled to take about four weeks. Some pictures from Jackpot Jimmy: 

The ½ day boat New Del Mar caught 211 Rockfish, 9 Lingcod and 93 Sculpin on their trip Saturday, 10-22-11, out of Marina Del Rey, for 63 anglers. The Spitfire caught 100 Rockfish, 4 Lingcod and 140 Red Snapper on their trip Sunday, 10-23-11, for 30 anglers. The 3/4 boat Betty O caught 100 Rockfish, 4 Sculpin and 30 Perch for 14 anglers on Saturday, 10-22-11.

Newport Beach and Dana Point.

The Freelance ran a ¾ day trip out of Davey’s Locker on Sunday, 10-23-11, with 79 anglers catching 6 Sheephead, 8 Whitefish, 15 Mackerel, 17 Rockfish and 100 Perch. The Western Pride, out of Davey’s Locker, fished Friday, 10-21-11, with 35 anglers catching 44 Bocaccio, 31 Rockfish, 53 Sculpin and 25 Sand Dab.

The ¾ day boat Patriot out of Newport Landing caught 3 Whitefish, 140 Sculpin, 30 Red Snapper and 1 Cabazon on their Saturday, 10-22-11, trip for 28 anglers. The ½ day boat Nautilus caught 2 Calico Bass, 6 Sand Bass, 1 Rockfish and 60 Sculpin on their Monday, 10-24-11, trip for 13 anglers.

The ¾ day boat Sum Fun out of Dana Wharf caught 1 Halibut, 7 Calico Bass, 1 Sand Bass, 5 Sheephead and 2 Rockfish on their Saturday, 10-22-11, trip for 35 anglers. The ¾ day boat Dana Pride also out of Dana Wharf fished on Saturday, 10-22-11, with 26 anglers catching 24 Calico Bass, 3 Barracuda, 1 Sheephead, 1 Whitefish, 1 Bonito and 23 Perch.

Long Beach and San Pedro

The Enterprise out of Long Beach Marina Landing caught 12 Sheephead, 4 Whitefish, 30 Bocaccio (limits), 80 Rockfish, 75 Sculpin, 30 Perch and 29 Red Snapper for 15 anglers on their trip Sunday, 10-23-11.

The ¾ day Victory out of Pierpoint Landing caught 23 Sheephead, 4 Whitefish, 100 Rockfish and 11 Perch on their trip Sunday, 10-23-11, with 14 anglers. The ½ day boat Southern Cal caught 166 Rockfish and 182 Sand Dab on their ½ day trip Saturday, 10-22-11, with 19 anglers.

The ½ day boat Monte Carlo out of 22nd Street Landing ran a morning trip on Saturday, 10-22-11, and the 44 anglers caught 88 Bocaccio(limits), 52 Rockfish, 18 Sculpin, 250 Sand Dab and 26 Red Snapper. The ¾ day boat Sea Angler fished on Saturday, 10-22-11, and the 14 anglers caught 20 Bocaccio, 110 Rockfish, 20 Sculpin, 1820 Sand Dab and 10 Red Snapper.

The ½ day boat Matt Walsh out of LA Harbor fished on Tuesday, 10-25-11, with 10 anglers catching 28 Calico Bass, 7 Sand Bass, 14 Sheephead and 10 Perch.

The Islands

Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!

The Pursuit out of 22nd Street Landing ran a full day trip to Catalina on Saturday, 10-22-11, and the 15 anglers caught 4 Calico Bass, 45 Sheephead, 37 Whitefish, 30 Rockfish, 246 Perch and 2 Sargo.

The ¾ day Sport King out of LA Harbor ran a trip on Monday, 10-24-11, with 20 anglers catching 1 Sheephead, 40 Bocaccio, 75 Rockfish, 2 Lingcod and 35 Red Snapper.

The Fury out of Dana Wharf ran a trip on Monday, 10-24-11, with 27 anglers catching 37 Calico Bass, 2 Barracuda, 8 Sheephead, 1 Whitefish, 4 Bonito and 55 Perch.

San Clemente Island!

The Fury out of Dana Wharf ran a 2-day trip ending on Sunday, 10-23-11, with 33 anglers catching 2 Calico Bass, 79 Sheephead, 332 Whitefish (limits), 219 Rockfish, 69 Bonito, 1 Lingcod and 14 Sculpin.

The Toronado out of Pierpoint Landing caught 31 Sheephead, 102 Whitefish, 200 Rockfish and 6 Lingcod for 20 anglers on Saturday, 10-22-11.

The Freedom out of 22nd Street Landing ran a trip to the Island Saturday, 10-22-11, catching 1 Yellowtail, 1 Halibut, 21 Calico Bass, 27 Sheephead, 34 Whitefish, 25 Rockfish, 17 Bonito, 6 Sculpin and 84 Perch.

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!

The ¾ day boat San Diego ran a trip on Saturday, 10-22-11, with 24 anglers catching 2 Yellowtail, 108 Rockfish, 2 Lingcod and 21 Red Snapper.

The Indian is running full day Rockcod trips to the Finger Bank and on south of Point Loma on Wednesdays at $99 and Weekends for $125. Their last trip resulted in limits for all aboard.


The weather forecast for the weekend looks to be excellent for both Saturday and Sunday. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.

Hook Up,


Lal with six pound Sand Bass.

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