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.
This week produced more insane fishing for Tuna and Tails
! More and more Dorado moving into the area, even better! The weekend boat pressure put the hex on close to shore fishing, yet those that ventured a little further out away from the maddening crowd got the job done!
Despite mid-week winds unfavorable to most fishing, both Sport Boats and private boaters alike found good fishing.
The only thing a 1.5 day trip or longer provides fishing until dark, and a bit further distance to get to some of the better Bluefin Tuna
fishing in US waters. However, one day boats and ¾ day boats still got into some decent Bluefin Tuna fishing. Surprisingly there were catches of Tuna approaching 100 pounds in numerous cases! Even Yellowfin Tuna
have been caught over 50 pounds and a few Big Eye Tuna made the counts.
Unbelievable that so many boats are finding Tuna so close to shore, some reports of as little as 3 miles from the coast.
are mostly gone or being ignored due to the Tuna Frenzy. A few caught here and there. Island fishing is almost an afterthought as it is an offshore game plan right now!
Some boats are finding some good schools of huge Bonito
to 17 pounds. It's been a crazy and fun year so far.
How about a 100 pound Bluefin Tuna off the Freedom
out of Long Beach:
And the rest of the day wasn't too bad either:
More strange fishing, a four day trip on the Vagabond
ending in US waters with a 92 pound Bluefin taking the jackpot, plus a 62 pound Opah!
Private boater Lal with son Brent with a Hen Dorado, Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna:
Private boater Dusty with a colorful Hen Dorado off a massive Kelp Paddy:
Nice Bluefin Tuna and Tails off the Aztec and Pride
A 75 pound slug Bluefin Tuna caught off the Fortune
, Tuesday, 07-22-14:
Angler Rick with one of his Bluefin Tuna he caught on the Fortune
over the weekend:
Anglers Scott shows off Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna caught off the Grande
that returned Monday, 07-14-14:
And the strange season continues, an Opah out of Marina Del Rey:
Private boater Rich with a Yellowfin Tuna caught locally:
A couple of great reports out of Dana Wharf Landing
Great Tuna fishing on the ¾ day boat Clemente
Angler Jimmy fished a full day trip on the Dana Pride
and caught 4 Yellowfin Tuna and one Bluefin Tuna, Wed.-07-23-14:
Happy anglers with 174 Yellowtail caught off the Malihini
on their Monday trip, 07-21-14:Mission Belle
scores big on the Yellowtail, Wednesday, 07-23-14:
Good fishing off of Oceanside
out of Dana Wharf with good results:
A nice Bluefin Tuna off the T-Bird:
The ¾ day boat Enterprise
out of Long Beach
scores 100 Yellowtail on Monday, 07-21-14:
Good catch out of Newport Beach
, 120 Yellowtail and 10 Tuna locally off the boat Freelance
, Wednesday, 07-23-14:
Young angler with an 18 pound Halibut
out of Dana Wharf fishing on the ½ day boat:
Anglers Scott and Mike win SBA tournament with a huge Calico Bass total of 27.87 pounds:
Nice Yellowfin Tuna:
Anglers with Bluefin Tuna caught in US waters over the weekend on the Condor
Good fishing off the Tribute
on Sunday, 07-20-14:
The Gail Force
returns from a successful trip:
A big Bluefin, Yellowfin, Yellowtail and Dorado off the Coral Sea
Jackpot on the ¾ day Freelance
fishing out of Long Beach Sunday, 07-20-14:
A 50 pound White Seabass caught off the Highliner
out of Redondo
Beach, Saturday, 07-19-14:
Another great day of fishing, off the Mirage
, Sunday, 07-20-14:
Pretty ladies who fish or maybe not:The IslandsCatalina/Santa Barbara Island!
Everyone is fishing offshore!San Clemente Island!
Everyone is fishing offshore!Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!
A huge Dorado
caught on the Dolphin
, Saturday, 07-19-14 and good fishing throughout the week:
And a big Tuna:
Private boater Brandon and friends load up on the Hot Tuna bite off San Diego:
Captain Duane of Seasons Sportfishing
puts the wood to the big Bluefin Tuna and Yellowfin:
Captain Kelly of K&M Sportfishing Charters
had another good catch on the Yellowtail and Yellowfin Tuna over the weekend and during the week:
This Do Do ate a small Yellowtail before being caught:
And you think you have problems?
All comments and suggestions welcomed! Weather
The weather forecast for Saturday and Sunday looks fantastic! Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.