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 22, 2013

Tunaslam Corner-03-22-13

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.

The Long Beach Halibut Tournament ended on Wednesday 03-13-13. There was only one qualifying Halibut caught on the fish off on Sunday, 03-17-13.

A single Halibut caught off the Native Sun on Sunday, 03-17-13, and the winner is Vince Graves:

Other local action is 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 cold water temps in the 53 degree range has put a damper on results, with an occasional bite on quality Bass off structure or kelp beds.

The Yellowtail bite south of the border, slowed somewhat early in the week, and then picked up speed the last couple of days. The ¾ day boat, San Diego managed to catch 54 Yellowtail on their Thursday, 03-21-13 trip. These fish range in size from 15 to 33 pounds and are being mostly caught on the Yo Yo Iron. On the same day the Malihini caught 28 Yellowtail.

Sergio humor:

Whew that was close, yep rescued!

More humor:

Just more pretty ladies that fish or not:

Julie says this should work, classic, some real talent there:

More fun stuff:


For local fishing out of Dana Wharf Sport fishing the ½ day boat, Sum Fun had 18 anglers catch 6 Whitefish, 12 Bocaccio, 76 Rockfish, 17 Sculpin, 67 Sand Dab and 8 Red Snapper on their Saturday, 03-16-13 trip.

Out of Pierpoint Landing the ½ day boat Southern Cal has been doing well on the local Rockfish catching 21 Bocaccio, 1 Sculpin and 32 Red Snapper on their trip Saturday, 03-16-13. Japan Ron fished the ¾ day Victory on Wednesday, 03-20-13 and they all did well on the Rockfish. Some pictures:

Locally angler Cameron with a nice Calico Bass, Sunday, 03-17-13:

Another private boater with a big Calico:

Private boater Zach with a PB Calico Bass caught locally on Tuesday, 03-19-13:

Night fishing for Sand Bass:

Angler Paul fished on the Western Pride out of Davey's Locker had a great Rockcod trip Monday, 03-18-13, catching 10 Whitefish, 6 Bocaccio, 160 Rockfish, 11 Perch and 35 Red Snapper.

In Santa Monica the New Del Mar had a decent day of mixed Bass and Sculpin fishing on Monday, 03-18-13, catching 5 Whitefish, 300 Rockfish and 10 Sculpin. The ¾ day Spitfire had a good day on Saturday, 03-16-13 with anglers catching 200 Rockfish and 95 Red Snapper.

Angler Jackpot Jimmy was out on the Spitfire Saturday, 03-16-13 and the big Reds were on the chew:

Out of San Pedro, the ½ day boat Monte Carlo had a decent trip Thursday, 03-21-13, catching 1 Whitefish, 3 Bocaccio, 28 Rockfish, 1 Sculpin, 6 Perch and 69 Red Snapper. The ¾ day boat Sea Angler continues to spank the Sand Dabs, catching 1295 on their Friday, 03-15-13 trip.

Great fishing off the Speed Twin out of Ventura:

Take a kid fishing; he will become a fan for life.

Nice Lingcod on the Mirage:

Angler with big Sheephead off the Stardust, caught Sunday, 03-17-13:

The Islands

Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!

The Pacific Star ran a 2 day trip over the weekend returning late Sunday evening from San Nicolas Island, 03-17-13. They caught lots of Rockfish, a few Sheephead and Whitefish, with some big Lingcod to 18.5 pounds:

Jackpot both days were Lingcod, here is angler Jim with his big Ling:

Angler Pam with a nice Lingcod, a Chuckle Head Rockfish and some big Reds:

The Pursuit out of 22nd Street Landing in San Pedro found Catalina to yield a good count on a variety of Rockfish and other species catching 19 Sheephead, 53 Whitefish, 66 Bocaccio, 218 Rockfish, 11 Sculpin and 80 Red Snapper.

Angler Sergio went fishing Tuesday, 03-19-13, on the Freelance out of Newport Beach with friends and they had a great day of fishing. Sergio won the Jackpot with big Bocaccio.

San Clemente Island!
Jackpot Lingcod on the El Dorado, Saturday, 03-16-13:

Some more pictures off the El Dorado provided by angler Peter:

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 Sunday, 03-17-13 trip:

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!

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 with a good day of Rockfishing with some big Lingcod on Tuesday, 03-19-13:

Yellowtail off the Mission Belle on Sunday, 03-17-13:

Captain Kelly took a charter out fishing over the weekend, out of San Quintin, and found the Lingcod, a nice Halibut and Reds on the chew: Some pictures:

Another Yellowtail off the ¾ day boat San Diego which found a school of Yellowtail at the Coronado Islands, and caught 45 Sunday, 03-17-13 to 30 pounds:

Private boater Harry reported a good day on the Cristina Lynn, Wednesday, 03-20-13 with 3 caught:

Private boater Doug with a 30 pound Yellowtail:

Private boater Brandon fished the Coronados Sunday, 03-17-13 with friend Paul and both caught Yellowtail to 30 pounds:

Private boater Greg with some dandy Halibut out of Mission Bay:


Some final thoughts:

All comments and suggestions welcomed!

WeatherThe weather forecast for both Saturday and Sunday looks to contain very fishable conditions, with some big swells. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.
Hook Up,

Comments (1)

tsurikichi wrote 6 years ago

Hi Tunaslam,

Excellent roundup as usual. Nice to see all those yellows !! Hope you and Lal will be hitting the grounds again !!

As always ..... nice pics of the wildlife .... and the fish too !


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