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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October 05, 2012

Tunaslam Corner-10-05-12

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.

Despite some very breezy conditions over the weekend, due to Hurricane Miriam, the Offshore fishing was decent for most of those that ventured out into the slop. There was a drop off for some Sport Boats on catching Yellowfin Tuna, a few Do Dos, with a few kelp Paddies loaded with the small Yellowtail and some bigger models. Only an occasional few Bluefin Tuna were found, and the same goes for the Albacore. The 1.5 day trips did far better than single day trips, while 2 day and 3 day trips usually ended up with limits of Tuna to 60 pounds.

A few private boaters braved the nasty seas fishing down at the 1010 Trench, some 65 miles south of Point Loma. If they found the right Kelp Paddy they enjoyed a Bonanza on catching multiple species. Mostly only the bigger boats ventured as far south as the D220 and west to the 213 Banks. The inshore banks, 302, 371 and 425 triangle are still yielding mostly Rat Yellowtail, with a few Dorado, and not much in the way of any Tuna this close to shore. The Hidden Bank yielded a few Yellowfin Tuna on the troll and around the Kelp Paddies, however, no large schools were found.

The weather improved during the week and limits of Yellowfin Tuna again became the rule. Unfortunately the weather forecasted for Saturday through early next week calls for windy conditions again.

The Condor has been tearing them up this year, and returned Friday morning with limits of Yellowfin Tuna, 40 Bluefin Tuna to 40 pounds, plus plenty of Yellowtail and a few Dorado. Some pictures courtesy of Norm:

Here are some pictures courtesy of David of the carnage off the off the Legend, Tuesday, 10-02-12:

Angler Ray chartered the boat Limitless with friends on a 1.5 day trip last week. There were only 4 fishermen on board. They caught school size Yellowfin Tuna throughout the day and continued to look for other species to add to the count. Captain Tom trolled through a big meter mark in the afternoon and Ray's son Tom got bit real good and was in for a long fight. Then Ray and friend Brandon hooked baitfish, fortunately on heavier line. All three landed Yellowfin Tuna over 50 pounds with the biggest weighing in at 59 pounds. Some pictures:

Private boater Brandon fished on his boat with friends, on Thursday, 10-04-12 and they caught limits of Yellowfin Tuna, several Bluefin Tuna to 30 pounds and some big Dorado to 20 pounds,at the 213 and 1010 trench. The bonanza:

Private boater Shawn fished on his boat with friends, Sunday, 09-30-12, and they caught limits of Yellowfin Tuna and some Dorado in nasty conditions. A couple of pictures:

Private boater Alex fished on his boat with his wife and Dad, Sunday, 09-30-12, and they caught 4 Dorado to 20 pounds and 8 Yellowfin Tuna in rough seas. A couple of pictures:

Private boater Lal fished with Japan Ron on Tuesday, 10-02-12 and found the Sand and Calico Bass on the chew to four pounds. Some pictures:

The Toronado out of Pierpoint Landing ran a trip on Friday, 09-28-12 and caught 1 Bluefin Tuna, 1 Yellowfin Tuna, 27 Yellowtail and 10 Dorado.

In Santa Monica the ½ day boat Redondo Special had a decent day on their Saturday, 09-29-12 trip catching 1 White Seabass, 17 Calico Bass, 3 Sheephead, 24 Rockfish, 3 Lingcod, 1 Sculpin, 7 Perch and 2 Cabazon.

Out of San Pedro, the ½ day boat Monte Carlo had decent afternoon, Monday, 10-01-12 catching 3 Sheephead, 66 Bocaccio, 167 Rockfish, 8 Sculpin, 45 Sand Dab and 46 Red Snapper.

Out of Newport Beach, the Amigo fished on Saturday, 09-29-12 catching 2 Bluefin Tuna, 1 Yellowfin Tuna, 5 Albacore Tuna, 58 Yellowtail and 3 Dorado.

Twilight fishing: The Freelance fished Sunday evening, 09-30-12 and caught 1 Calico Bass, 5 Sand Bass, 17 Rockfish, 74 Sculpin and 3 Sargo . The Nautilus fished on Saturday, 09-29-12 and caught 6 Calico Bass, 7 Sand Bass, 17 Rockfish, 80 Sculpin and 2 Cabazon.

The Islands

Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!

The Sport King had a good day at the Island on Wednesday, 10-03-12, catching 75 Calico Bass, 24 Sheephead, 12 Whitefish, 11 Rockfish, 1 Bonito, 102 Perch and 12 Red Snapper.

The Pursuit out of 22nd St. Landing, ran to the Island on Wednesday, 10-03-12, with 40 anglers catching 33 Calico Bass,35 Sheephead, 30 Whitefish,40 Rockfish, 404 Perch and 11 Sargo.

San Clemente Island!
The Fury out of Dana Wharf fished on Saturday, 09-29-12 with 7 anglers catching 24 Yellowtail, 19 Calico Bass and 1 Sheephead.

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!No recent reports about the Yellowtail fishing at the Coronado Islands, which has been very good for private boaters. The ¾ day boats are running offshore to catch mostly Yellowtail and Dorado, as the Tuna are a bit far south to run to.

The ¾ day boat San Diego out of Seaforth Landing caught 125 Yellowtail and 4 Dorado on their Thursday, 10-04-12 trip.

The Mission Belle headed out on Wednesday, 10-03-12, and caught 95 Yellowtail and 12 Dorado.

The ¾ day boat Malahini caught 71 Yellowtail and 5 Dorado on their trip on Wednesday, 10-03-12.

I fished down south out of Las Salinas Wednesday, 10-03-12, with friend Bill Fisher, and we slammed the Lingcod to 12 pounds, Reds and other Rockfish. We intended to run offshore, however, a heavy fog bank without radar kept us near shore. Some pictures:

All comments and suggestions welcomed!

The weather forecast for both Saturday and Sunday looks to be quite breezy for the offshore runs. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.
Hook Up,

Comments (1)

chuckrac wrote 6 years ago

as usual great report

I hope i am off your sh-t list


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