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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February 28, 2014

Tunaslam Corner-02-28-14

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.

Everyone is anxiously waiting for opening day Saturday, March 1st for a shot at some Rockfish, Lingcod, Whitefish and Sheephead. Mother Nature decided that we will all have to be patient for a few more days, as wind and rain have cancelled almost all trips along the coast. What a shame as most boats were booked solid for both Saturday and Sunday. Very surprisingly reports of a Hurricane building offshore. Thought you needed warm water for that condition to occur?

The Coronado Islands on again, off again Yellowtail bite was off this week. However, way south down in San Quintin, Captain Kelly found the Yellowtail on the chew, mostly being caught on the Yo Yo iron style of fishing.

There was a marked improvement in local action for the week, as both Sand Bass and Calico Bass along with Halibut fishing picked up. The Bonito bite at Catalina is still in play; however no sport boats are even running to Catalina to find them, only the private boater has enjoyed the fun.

Here is private boater Sergio with a local Calico Bass:

Private boater Bobby with a big Sand Bass caught while hooping Wednesday, 02-26-14:

Here is angler Michael with a nine pound Calico Bass:

Pretty ladies who fish or maybe not:

Halibut fishing out of Dana Wharf Sportfishing picking up:

An 18 pound Sheephead caught and released Monday, 02-24-14:

Halibut on the plastics:

Angler Chris with a nice Halibut:

Halibut being caught off the Native Sun in their Pot of Gold Tournament which ended last week and the top Halibut weighed 28.6 pounds:

Last fish of the derby caught by Javier 11.8 pounds, good for some jigs and a tackle box:

Sand Bass being caught on the Native Sun's Twilight trips:

Angler Paul on the ½ day boat Western Pride with good Sand Bass fishing Tuesday, 02-25-14:

The Islands

Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!

The Bonito are there, just no one fishing for them other than private boaters. Private boater Jonathan fished the island over the weekend and hammered the Bonito on light gear, with most fish released. The Bonito were caught on anchovies and a variety of lures to four pounds.

Private boater John and friends with Calico Bass caught Tuesday, 02-25-14:

San Clemente Island!

Angler Ty with a Calico Bass caught Sunday, 02-23-14:

Private boater Brandon and friends caught some big Calico Bass to five pounds Sunday, 02-23-14:

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!

Private boater Jeff with a 29 pound Yellowtail caught in La Jolla:

Captain Kelly of K&M Sportfishing Charters found the Yellowtail on the chew on the iron out of San Quintin:



Creative thinking?

And paid for by us working folks!

All comments and suggestions welcomed!

The weather forecast for both Saturday and Sunday is treacherous, so don't go out! The wind is expected to rise to over 30 knots in some areas, with huge swells, and there are reports of a Hurricane offshore in the Pacific. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.
Hook Up,

Comments (1)

Crazyhaole wrote 5 years ago

You gotta love the border patrol sign. But that's are government for ya.great post as always, thanks.

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