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 11, 2013

Tunaslam Corner-10-11-13

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.

Despite this week's storm, sending a chill through the Sportfishing industry, the Bluefin Tuna and Yellowfin Tuna counts remain very good! In fact there have been some outstanding scores such as the Cortez returning from a 2.5 day trip with 12 anglers catching 80 Bluefin Tuna, 80 Yellowfin Tuna and 80 Yellowtail.

There were some outstanding scores on the Bluefin Tuna on both Thursday and Friday (today). Most of these fish are in the 40 to 60 pound range with an occasional bigger model. Both the one day boats and longer trips scored big time. Some boats also loaded up on Dorado and Yellowtail. Insane fishing considering it is this late in October?

Surprisingly most of the 1.5 day boats and longer are traveling 100 miles or more south of San Diego while one day fishing has produced well off and on. Meanwhile the private boater has concentrated on Kelp Paddies inside 40 miles with a few venturing down to the Tuna pens near Ensenada where the Bluefin are hanging out. Most one day sport boats have been fishing this area successfully.

The ¾ day boats were again on the hunt this week with good counts at the Coronado Islands which have yielded a nicer grade of Yellowtail lately.

Here is a picture from angler Brandon with a big Yellowtail off the ¾ day boat San Diego on Friday:

The Coronado Islands right now are going off with Yellowtail to 35 pounds. Here are some pictures from the recent Chubasco II trip:

Nice Tuna off the Pride which had limits of Bluefin from 30 to 50 pounds on their one day trip Thursday:

Angler Kasey with limit Bluefin Tuna fishing off the Aztec:

Angler Pam with pictures off her Pacific Dawn trip:

The Fortune whacks them again, what a year they have had, Bluefin Tuna to 80 pounds on this trip that returned Monday, 10-07-13:

Marlin fishing remained quiet this week, with few reports.

The Channel Islands are back to fishing primarily for Rockfish. A few nice Halibut are being caught with an occasional Yellowtail and a spot of Barracuda adding to the action.

Locally the Sand Bass and Calico Bass is all but dormant, and there are few if any Twilight trips being scheduled!

Angler Ron fished the 3/4 day boat Victory with some decent Rock cod Fishing:

Pretty ladies that fish or maybe not:

Nice Lingcod off the Mirage:

Continued good fishing on the Stardust up north:

The Islands

Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!

The Pursuit did not catch any Bonito on their trips to the island this week, settling for a few Calico Bass, Whitefish, Sheephead and Rockfish.

The Sport King also relied primarily on Rockfish and other critters for this week's fishing.

San Clemente Island!

The Freedom fished the Island Saturday, Oct. 05-13 and landed 10 Yellowtail, and lost some others!

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!Angler

Big Gabe with a nice Bluefin Tuna off the Black Pearl:

Angler Halen with some Bluefin Tuna off the Condor:

Great fishing off the Ocean Odyssey:

The Intrepid into the Cows very early in the season, which may bode well for my upcoming ten day trip on the RP:

A 254 pounder:


Just saying:

Creative Thinking:


My kind of mechanic:

Now this is a diehard fisherman, with a no quit attitude:

Cool picture of a school of Yellowtail off La Jolla:

All comments and suggestions welcomed!


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

Comments (3)

rfishinggirl wrote 5 years ago


Great pictures!! I love it..thanks for the report.

Tunaslam wrote 5 years ago

All the best! Much appreciated.

RonBeach wrote 5 years ago

Great report Cory par usual...good to see so
many catching fish and boats and crews out all
the time too. We smacked the BF Sunday too.
I'll do a report soon. Good luck on your 10 day!

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