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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March 29, 2013

Tunaslam Corner-03-29-13

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.

Here today, gone tomorrow is the best explanation for the Yellowtail bite south of the border. The bite shut down completely over the weekend. Then on Monday the ¾ day boat, San Diego managed to catch 23 Yellowtail and followed that up with 75 on their Tuesday, 03-26-13 trip. Then the bite shut down again. Lal and I fished the Rockpile on Wednesday, 03-27-13 and got shut out, seeing only a few fish taken. These fish range in size from 15 to 33 pounds and are being mostly caught on the Yo Yo Iron, with a few caught on the surface iron and on sardines.

The local action continues to be concentrated on catching Rockfish, Reds and big Lingcod, both along the coast and at the Islands. Private boaters targeting the Sand and Calico Bass have found the water temps beginning to rise, allowing for an occasional bite on quality Bass off structure or kelp beds.

Japan Ron fished with private boater Lal on Monday, 03-25-13 and caught his biggest Sand Bass this year at 7.5 pounds:

Lal with a dandy 4 pound Sandy:


Desperation to fish sets in:

Just more pretty ladies that fish or not:

More fun stuff:

For local fishing out of Dana Wharf Sportfishing the ½ day boat, Sum Fun had 18 anglers catch 2 Whitefish, 21 Bocaccio, 35 Rockfish, 2 Sculpin, 104 Sand Dab and 42 Red Snapper on their Thursday, 03-28-13 trip.

Out of Pierpoint Landing the ½ day boat Southern Cal has been doing well on the local Rockfish catching 5 Whitefish, 51 Bocaccio, 94 Rockfish, 5 Sculpin and 25 Red Snapper on their trip Saturday, 03-23-13. The ¾ day Victory caught 180 Rockfish, 60 Sculpin and 2 Perch on Wednesday, 03-27-13.

Now that's a big Calico Bass, caught by a private boater on plastics:

Nice Cabazon taken locally on Monday, March 25, 2013:

Private boater Matt with a Dandy Calico Bass, weighing five pounds and caught, Thursday, 03-28-13:

Angler Paul fished on the Western Pride out of Davey's Locker had a great Rockcod trip Sunday, 03-24-13, catching 19 Rockfish, 20 Sculpin and 200 Sand Dab.

In Santa Monica the New Del Mar had a decent day of mixed Bass and Sculpin fishing on Monday, 03-25-13, catching 445 Rockfish and 10 Sculpin. The ¾ day Spitfire had a good day on Saturday, 03-23-13 with 35 anglers catching 10 Whitefish, 105 Rockfish, 5 Sculpin and140 Red Snapper.

Angler Jackpot Jimmy was out on the Spitfire Saturday, 03-23-13 and the Belindas and other assorted Rockfish were on the chew:

The jackpot Sheephead:

Jimmy later fished the Twilight trip on the New Del Mar. The Bass were on the chew:

A dandy Sandy takes the Pot:

Out of San Pedro, the ½ day boat Monte Carlo had a decent trip Saturday, 03-23-13, catching 201 Rockfish, 14 Sculpin, 114 Sand Dab and 68 Red Snapper. The ¾ day boat Sea Angler continues to spank the Sand Dabs, catching 88 Sculpin and 1695 Sand Dab on their Saturday, 03-23-13 trip.

Angler Sergio with a great day of fishing Tuesday, 03-26-13 off the Monte Carlo:

Angler Dennis with Rockfish off the Monte Carlo:

Nice Twilight Bass bite on the Native Sun:

Great fishing off the Speed Twin out of Ventura:

Big Lings and Reds off the Stardust, Saturday, 03-23-13:

Thursday, 03-28-13:

A young angler having a great day on the Aloha Spirit:

A nice Red:

Lindsay with a nice Lingcod:

Nice private boater Lingcod caught on the plastics:

The Islands

Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!

The Pursuit out of 22nd Street Landing in San Pedro fished Catalina Thursday, 03-28-13 catching 26 Sheephead, 19 Whitefish, 55 Bocaccio, 102 Rockfish, 38 Perch and 17 Red Snapper.

The Freelance out of Davey's Locker fished the Island, Monday, 03-25-13 and caught 1 Sheephead, 11 Whitefish, 101 Bocaccio, 155 Rockfish, 4 Sculpin and 68 Red Snapper.

San Clemente Island!

The El Dorado, fished Sunday, 03-24-13 and caught 23 Sheephead, 196 Whitefish, 84 Bocaccio, 192 Rockfish, 4 Lingcod and 8 Sculpin.

The Thunderbird out of Davey's Locker has been running to Island frequently and doing well on the Rockfish, Reds and Lingcod. Some pictures from their Monday, 03-25-13 trip:

You think this young'n is having fun?

Chris with a 29 pound Sheephead:

Private boater Evan with a nice Calico Bass at the Island:

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!

An 84 pound White Seabass caught along the coast out of San Quintin on Sunday, 03-24-13:

The Dominator ran a one day trip on Sunday, 03-17-13 and limited out on Reds, Lingcod and other assorted Rockfish. Some pictures:

The ½ day boat Dolphin out of Seaforth Landing caught five Yellowtail off La Jolla on Thursday, 03-28-13.

23 Yellowtail were caught off off the Mission Belle on Tuesday, 03-26-13:

Angler Evan with a nice Yellowtail caught off the Sea Adventure II

Great day on the Always an Adventure Charter group, Tuesday, 03-26-13:

Angler Sergio was a part of the gang that caught 8 Yellowtail off the ¾ day boat San Diego, Friday. 03-22-13 to 30 pounds:

Angler Bob reported a good day at the Coronado Islands Saturday, 03-23-13, catching this nice Yellowtail:

Private boater Matt with some big Yellowtail caught Friday, 03-22-13:

Other private boaters with recent successful Yellowtail trips:


True love, no I mean Tree love, wow someone knows how to carve up a storm:

Some final thoughts:

Classic memories:

All comments and suggestions welcomed!

The weather forecast for both Saturday and Sunday looks to very calm both days. The forecasted Easter storm has fizzled out. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.

Hope everyone has a great Easter weekend.
Hook Up,

Comments (2)

tsurikichi wrote 5 years ago

Hi Cory,

Wow .... all kinds of fish rated big fish honors this week. 29lb Goat, Nice Cabbie, Plastic Basser Evan with that nice Calico !!

Must have been very painful to write up and post all those Yellowtail catches .... after hitting an OFF day and fishing so hard. You guys will get next time ..... no doubt !!


Tunaslam wrote 5 years ago

Yep we will Ron! Thanks for the feedback.

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