I went out of Dana Point on Thursday in my 21'Center console. Took around hour and 45 min to get there running about 20mph in light bumps/swell. Lots of red tide out there, and was'nt able to find any yellowtail and calico was slow.
been working on balboa island last few days, fog reported is not b.s. if your going i launch from davies. be aware theres no fuel, or services for you there at catalina. they wont let you enter the harbor (avalon). if your planning on anything other than a day trip fishing, you should make some calls, or ask me and i can call a friend that lives there.