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 28, 2014

Tunaslam Corner-03-28-14

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.

The Del Mar portion of the annual Fred Hall show opened this week and runs through the weekend. Considering the wind is slated to blow all the way into next week, might as well spend a day at the show? Although smaller than the Long Beach show, there are some different vendors attending, and plenty of bargains on terminal tackle.

Just after we witnessed the water temps rising to as high as 64, the recent cold weather and recent storm blew that up. The improved local and Island Bass bite will most likely be placed on hold until we gain better weather conditions? More reports of good Halibut being caught this week, primarily due to the recent grunion runs.

The excellent fishing for both local and Island Rockfish, Lingcod, big Reds, Whitefish and Sheephead should continue as long as the wind and rough seas allow you to fish. Might be awhile before we see calm seas again?

The Coronado Islands Yellowtail bite shut down for a few days, then re-appeared on Tuesday. All the ¾ day boats getting in on the action with moderate counts and light loads of anglers. 15 on the Mission Belle for 9 anglers, 25 on the Malahini for 16 anglers, and 27 on the San Diego for 16 anglers. Some pictures:

Mission Belle pictures last week and Saturday, 03-22-14:

The San Diego caught 27 Yellowtail on their Tuesday trip, 03-25-14:

Pictures off the ¾ day boat Malihini out of H&M Landing in San Diego. They ended the day with 25 Yellowtail to 30 pounds on Tuesday:

The Yellowtail did not return to Ensenada this week, and there were no further reports of Yellowtail being caught in San Quintin either?

I fished with private boater Lal on the Rubber Ducky Sunday, 03-23-14. Fishing for Bass was extremely slow, although I started the day out on the right foot with this 4.75 pound Sand Bass, things deteriorated from there.

Pretty ladies who fish or maybe not:

Jackpot Jimmy fished the ½ day boat Sum Fun on Saturday, 03-22-14 and they released a whole lot of Calico Bass, most under 14 inches in size. Jimmy also caught this nice Sheephead:

Angler Jimmy with a 4 pound Jackpot Sheephead caught out of Dana Point Sportfishing on the Sum Fun:

His friend with a nice Sand Bass:

How about a local 59 pound White Seabass, caught by private boater Mark, 03-25-14:

The Sculpin fishing is good, caught off the Twilight trip on the Native Sun, Saturday, 03-22-14:

Twilight Native Sun trip yields a nice Sand Bass for this youngster!

Private boater Tyrone with a nice Halibut caught locally on Saturday, 03-22-14:

Angler Bob with a Surf caught Halibut, 03-25-14:

Angler Peggy with a nice Halibut out of Dana Wharf Sportfishing on the Dana Pride, Sunday. 03-23-14.

A 19 pound Halibut caught off the Clemente, 03-25-14:

Angler Chris with a shore caught 21 pound White Seabass, Saturday, 03-22-14:

Happy angler with a big Calico Bass:

A couple more Halibut added to the leader board out of Dana Point Sportfishing Halibut Derby:

A 47 pound Halibut caught off the Mirage Saturday, 03-22-14:

Big Sheephead caught on the Pacific Voyager, Sunday, 03-23-14:

Nice Lingcod caught off the Island Spirit out of Ventura, 03-25-14:

Angler Pete with a 22lb. Lingcod:

Another big Ling:

Nice catch off the Stardust on Sat.-03-22-14:

Nice catch over the weekend on the Ranger 85 2 day trip to San Miguel Island:

Pacific Dawn fishing was great this weekend:

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Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!

No recent reports of post storm Bonito being caught, although the ¾ day boats are mainly concentrating on Rockfish, Bass, Sheephead and Whitefish.

Private boater Jonathan got into some great Lingcod fishing at the Island Sunday, 03-23-14:

Private boater Cesar, Gregorio and Joe who fished Catalina, Saturday, 03-22-14 and found lots of critters on the chew:

San Clemente Island!

Private boater Bobby and Scott with big Calico Bass caught Sunday, 03-23-14:

The El Dorado visits San Nicolas Island Sunday, 03-23-14:

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!

Nice Halibut off the Dolphin Wed.-03-26-14:

Junior Angler with his first ever Red caught off the Dolphin, Saturday, 03-22-14:

Other Reds caught:

Nice Copper Rockfish:

Another angler catches a large Halibut on Sunday's afternoon trip on the Dolphin:

A nice Cabazon:

Captain Duane of Seasons Sportfishing finds the big Yellowtail on the chew:

Angler's Brad and Rick fished both days of the weekend and went 14 for 18 on the Yellowtail:

Other angler's with success recently fishing with Duane:

Captain Kelly of K&M Sportfishing Charters found some excellent Yellowtail fishing out of San Quintin:



All comments and suggestions welcomed!


The weather forecast for Saturday and Sunday looks to be breezy both days, with wind 10-20 knots most of the day. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.
Hook Up,Cory

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