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 29, 2012

Tunaslam Corner-06-29-12

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 San Clemente Island Yellowtail bit good on Sunday, then the weather turned, and the bite became a slow pick.
Sand Bass and Calico Bass fishing is up and down, with good counts on selected days and boats. The Long Beach Barracuda bite turned into a run and gun style of fishing, chasing schools of Barracuda off the diving birds.

The White Seabass Island bite improved on Sunday, and then faded out The Coastal Tanker bite on the White Seabass has all but died, with only a few fish caught. There were also fewer reports of Halibut being caught along the coast. The weather is keeping a lot of anglers off the water, although it was nice a few days during the week. Water temps declined 8 to 10 degrees locally at one point.

Vick Sommers with possible World Record 66 pound Coastal Tanker White Seabass caught on 8 pound test line:

The Dreamer pulled another rabbit out of the hat catching limits of White Seabass (24) for their eight anglers on Sunday, 06-24-12. No further reports due to poor weather?

The Mardiosa managed to catch 1 Yellowtail, 50 Calico Bass, 5 Barracuda and 5 Sheephead on their trip Sunday, 06-24-12.

The Coronado Islands and Rockpile are still yielding Yellowtail, with decent counts in the 20's on several ¾ day boats Monday, then it returned to slow pick the rest of the week.

The offshore scene is brutal, suffering from 20 to 25 knot winds most of the week, with little let up in sight this weekend. If you could find a kelp paddy holding Yellowtail in the high seas, they caught 50 to 100 Yellowtail, with only a handful of Bluefin Tuna mixed in. Most fish are being caught from 100 to 120 miles south of the border, way out west.

Angler Ron fished the Condor on a 1.5 day trip returning Wednesday, 06-27-12. They caught 48 Yellowtail in tough weather. Some pictures:

A few huge White Seabass from 40 to 65 pounds plus a 47 pound Halibut were caught by the Santa Monica Bay boats this week.

There remains good Sand Bass fishing in the evenings, with a few Barracuda mixed in on the Twilight runs.

Twilight fishing:
The Freelance fished on Monday, 06-25-12, and caught 245 Sand Bass. The Southern Cal fished on Sunday, 06-24-12, and caught 98 Sand Bass, The ½ day boat Patriot out of Newport Landing ran a trip on Sunday, 06-24-12, and caught 108 Sand Bass and 1 Sculpin

In Santa Monica Bay
Private boater Robert fished with his friend Juan on Saturday, 06-23-12 and caught 8.9 and 5.1 pound Sand Bass. Some pictures:

The ¾ day boat Tradition caught 1 Calico Bass, 220 Rockfish and 18 Sculpin on their Saturday, 06-23-12 trip:

The 1/2 day boat Redondo ran a trip on Wednesday, 06-27-12 and caught 39 Rockfish.

The ½ day boat New Del Mar caught 460 Rockfish on their Sunday, 06-24-12 trip.

The ¾ day boat Spitfire caught 107 Calico Bass, 21 Sand Bass, 2 Sheephead, 60 Rockfish and 35 Red Snapper on their Thursday, 06-28-12 trip.

Newport Beach and Dana Point.
Private boater Simon fished with his son Otto out of Oceanside and released a 50 pound Black Seabass. Otto caught a nice Halibut. Some pictures:

Private boater Joe fished with his friend on Monday, 06-25-12 and caught over 20 Calico Bass to five pounds and a few Barracuda. Some pictures:

The ¾ day boat Sum Fun out of Dana Wharf ran a trip on Thursday, 06-28-12 and caught 7 Calico Bass, 11 Sand Bass, 1 Barracuda and 2 Sculpin.

The ½ day boat Patriot out of Newport Landing ran a trip on Sunday, 06-24-12 and caught 40 Bocaccio, 37 Rockfish, 127 Sculpin and 180 Sand Dab.

The 3/4 day boat Freelance out of Davey's Locker ran a trip on Wednesday, 06-27-12 and caught 24 Barracuda, 1 Whitefish, 6 Rockfish, 17 Sculpin, 300 Sand Dab and 1 Red Snapper.

Long Beach and San Pedro
The Enterprise fished on Tuesday, 06-26-12, as 29 anglers caught 72 Barracuda, 74 Rockfish and 135 Sculpin.

The City of Long Beach had 17 anglers catch 27 Sand Bass, 15 Barracuda and 15 Sculpin, on Monday, 06-25-12.

The ¾ day boat Sport King out of LA Harbor fished on Wednesday, 06-27-12, as 24 anglers caught 10 Calico Bass, 52 Sand Bass, 39 Barracuda and 20 Rockfish.

The 1/2 day boat Monte Carlo out of 22nd Street Landing ran a trip on Thursday, 06-28-12 and caught 37 Barracuda, 2 Sheephead and 3 Whitefish.

The 1/2 day boat Matt Walsh out of LA Harbor fished on Wednesday, 06-27-12, and they caught 5 Calico Bass, 31 Sand Bass 14 Barracuda.

The ¾ day Victory out of Pierpoint Landing ran a trip on Tuesday, 06-26-12, as they caught 1 Calico Bass, 10 Sand Bass, 68 Barracuda, 103 Rockfish and 14 Sculpin. Some pictures:

I fished with private boater Lal on Wednesday, 06-27-12 out of Long Beach. We caught 12 mixed Bass to six pounds and a half dozen Barracuda; all the mixed Bass were released. Pictures:

The Islands

Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!

Private boater Tyrone caught this Yellowtail at the Island Saturday, 06-23-12:

Private boater Chris caught his first White Seabass at the Island Saturday, 06-23-12:
Toronado ran to the Island on Wednesday, 06-27-12 and caught 2 Yellowtail, 45 Calico Bass and 5 Barracuda.
The Outrider out of 22nd St. Landing, ran a trip to the Island on Saturday, 06-23-12, with 11 anglers catching 7 White Seabass, 21 Calico Bass and 5 Sheephead.
The Pursuit out of 22nd St. Landing, ran to the Island on Thursday, 06-28-12, with 12 anglers catching 85 Calico Bass, 3 Barracuda, 10 Sheephead, 20 Whitefish and 50 Perch.
The Gail force ran to the Island on Wednesday, 06-27-12 and went 7 for 11 on the yellowtail and caught 105 calico bass, 12 Sheephead, and 50 perch. Some pictures:

San Clemente Island!
The Fury out of Dana Wharf fished on Thursday, 06-28-12 with 28 anglers catching 35 Calico Bass, 1 Barracuda, 2 Sheephead, 7 Whitefish, 1 Rockfish and 86 Perch.
The Thunderbird ran to the Island on Wednesday, 06-27-12 and caught 3 Yellowtail.
The Freedom ran to the island on Sunday, 06-24-12 and caught 15 Yellowtail to 40 pounds, and lost at least that many, also caught 90 Calico Bass, 9 Sheephead, 70 Rockfish, 1 Sculpin and 40 Perch.. Some pictures courtesy of John on Kimura's Charter:

The Pacific Quest ran to the island on Thursday, 06-28-12 and caught 7 White Seabass and 3 Yellowtail, plus limits of Calico Bass. Some pictures:

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!Private boater Jesse caught this Yellowtail at the Rockpile, Wednesday, 06-27-12:

Private boater John caught this big Halibut, Tuesday, 06-26-12:

The ¾ day boat San Diego out of Seaforth Landing caught 23 Yellowtail, 66 Sand Bass and 32 Rockfish on Monday, 06-25-12, their best count for the week and another 5 on Thursday, with a good shot on the Sand Bass.

The Mission Belle headed out on Monday, 06-25-12, and caught 29 Yellowtail, 85 Sand Bass, 1 Lingcod and 10 Sculpin.

The ¾ day boat Malahini caught 18 Yellowtail, 135 Sand Bass, 1 Barracuda, 1 Lingcod and 4 Sculpin on their trip on Monday, 06-25-12.

Some pictures from the Yellowtail Shootout in San Diego:
Team Outlaw won the tournament with a 39 pound Yellowtail:

All comments and suggestions welcomed!

The weather forecast for both Saturday and Sunday locally looks to be fishable in the morning, breezy in the afternoon, the offshore scene calls for it to be really windy, as well as at the Islands . Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.
Hook Up,

Comments (6)

tsurikichi wrote 4 years ago

Hi tunaslam,

Nice job on the roundup! Keep up the great reports and whatever else ..... keep those Bass trip reports coming !!


Tunaslam wrote 4 years ago

Thanks Ron, this is a tough place to get any feedback, no matter how much info and pictures I put into to it?

Olds66 wrote 4 years ago

Tunaslam, I left Redondo Beach right after Hi School in 1962 and miss the fishing very much. Your reports are much appreciated more than you think....Thanks so much...Joe Hartman

yt wrote 4 years ago

Keep up the great work,Cory.Lots of us cant get out there.Thanks for the reports

Tunaslam wrote 4 years ago

Thanks guys, its nice to know that the hard work you put in to something gets appreciated.

barryd wrote 4 years ago

Hi Cory,
Got your message about barracuda. Having work done on boat and shouldn't be long now. Soon as it ready, I'll call and we'll slam them! Call me again, I lost your phone number!

Best regards,


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