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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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!

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

Comments (3)

tsurikichi wrote 4 years ago

Hi Cory,

Great Roundup as usual. Nice to see all the tuna and yellowtail pics adding to the mix of local surface action and Rockfish bagging !!


apogee wrote 4 years ago

Any action out of Morro Bay yet?

Tunaslam wrote 4 years ago

Don't follow Morro Bay unless the Tuna are biting, usually that does not occur until September.

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