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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June 06, 2014

Tunaslam Corner-06-06-14

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.

Mother wind stepped up to put a damper on the Tuna party all weekend and most of the week, as a number of trips were even cancelled during the week because of high seas and wind. Very few Bluefin Tuna were caught as a result and only a few decent counts on the Yellowfin Tuna from 10 to 25 pounds, mostly 10 to 15 pounders. The large counts of Yellowtail are mostly Rats! I strongly encourage everyone to release most of them!

I expect this weekend to be a good one for those scheduled on 1.5 day or longer trips, as the weather is much improved and hopefully the 3 to 4 degree drop in water temps will warm back up. I believe the Bluefin Tuna will return,make sure to bring some 40 and 50 LB. line for the bruisers!

Yellowtail and White Seabass are being still being caught at the Islands, and all along the coast in strategic areas from south of the border to the Channel Islands. In fact limit style fishing for White Seabass has been the case most of the week at the Channel Islands, with a good mix of big boys, along with school size fish. Huge Halibut are being caught at the Islands on a very consistent basis.

Most of the Barracuda are being caught in San Diego and at the Channel Islands, only a few have shown up from Newport Beach to Santa Monica Bay locally. Most ½ day and ¾ day boats have settled for Rockfish and a sprinkling of Bass.

The Coronado Island fishing for Yellowtail took most of the weekend off with windy conditions. Lots of fish being seen, but few being hooked. As the winds died down later in the week, the Yellowtail fishing picked up with some decent scores for Thursday fishing.

Twilight fishing remains the best fishing for Sand Bass. Most landings are now offering Twilight trips especially on weekends!

The Tribute returned with a nice score on the Yellowfin Tuna and Yellowtail Sunday, 06-01-14:

First Dorado of the year caught on the Eclipse:

Good fishing on the Chief as there was carnage all around on their 2.5 day offshore adventure out of San Diego over the weekend:

The Malihini got into a better bite on Thursday, 06-05-14, as they caught 32 Yellowtail:

The 3/4 day boat San Diego out of Seaforth Landing caught 15 Yellowtail on their Saturday trip, 05-31-14 with a light load of only 13 anglers:

They had only 8 angles on board their Wednesday trip and caught 7 Yellowtail 20 to 30 pounds and limits of Barracuda.

How about some local White Seabass to 57 pounds by private boater Matt caught Friday night:

Private boater Joe with a 44 pound Halibut, caught locally:

Angler Paul with an Opah off the ½ day boat Western Pride, Monday, 06-02-14:

Private boater Tyrone, Father Norman and friend catch limits of White Seabass Sunday, 06-01-14:

Private Billy and friend with local White Seabass:

Private boater Lucas fishing out of Long Beach caught these big Halibut Saturday, 05-31-14:

Angler Annie with her first ever White Seabass, caught off the Sea Jay, which had limits Tuesday, 06-03-14:

Nice White Seabass for angler Ricardo, caught off the Mirage, Sunday, 06-01-14:

Limits of White Seabass on Monday's trip on the Mirage:

Angler Tito and Friend with Friday's catch:

Good Twilight Sand Bass fishing off the Liberty:

Pretty ladies who fish or maybe not:

Private boater Ryan with a Tanker White Seabass caught locally, Monday, 06-02-14:

A pig Halibut and 19 White Seabass on the chew:

Cobra White Seabass, Tuesday, 06-03-14:

The Islands

Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!

Sergio with Angler Chronicles joins the Freelance and finds the Yellowtail and Barracuda on the chew, Thursday, 06-05-14:

The Pursuit got in on the White Seabass action, landing 25 to 30 pounds:

They landed 52 Yellowtail on Monday, 06-02-14:

The Mardiosa whacking the school size White Seabass:

Angler Pam won the Jackpot with this Yellowtail off the Gail Force Sat.-05-31-14:

Limits of White Seabass off the Charter boat Tern:

San Clemente Island!

The Thunderbird scored big on the Halibut, Yellowtail and White Seabass on their Saturday, 05-31-14 trip:

On Monday's trip the Thunderbird scored on more big Halibut and one 20+ pound Yellowtail:

Big Halibut off the Freedom:

Halibut and Yellowtail off the Fury, Saturday, 05-31-14:

Good Calico Bass fishing and a nice Yellowtail caught Monday on the El Dorado:

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!

Jackpot Calico Bass on the Dolphin, Tuesday, 06-06-14:

And a big Halibut:

Private boaters Rick and Doug of Let's Talk Hook up, get in on the Yellowtail action at the Coronado Islands and then go to work on the Halibut on Wednesday, 05-28-14:

Captain Duane of Seasons Sportfishing starting the weekend off with a 34 pound Yellowtail by angler Doc and angler Ramiro with another big one:

Captain Kelly of K&M Sportfishing Charters found the Yellowtail on the chew over the weekend:

Windy but still biting on Monday, 06-02-14:

31 pound Yellowtail caught Tuesday, 06-03-14 on K&M:



Hook up!

Creative thinking and design?

All comments and suggestions welcomed!


The weather forecast for Saturday is for breezy conditions offshore, not too bad close to shore, with Sunday looking to be about the same. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.

Hook Up,Cory

Comments (6)

RonBeach wrote 5 years ago

AWESOME REPORT CORY...that 152lb OPAH shown on
Western Pride, was actually caught by Aaron
Jeffries of Costa Mesa SOLO in his skiff. He
called in the guys on WP to stick 2 more gaffs
in it, board it and bring to the Balboa Angling
Club dock to weigh it. See his post on BD and
in WON this week page 20. What a fish. He was
solo fishing for threshers when he hooked it. LOL

Tunaslam wrote 5 years ago

Totally unreal for local fishing and in early June no less?

RonBeach wrote 5 years ago

HA the best may be yet to come...
dorado and yellowfin off Newport
like a few El Nino years I remember!

Tunaslam wrote 5 years ago

Ron sent you a PM, call me!

RonBeach wrote 5 years ago

Left ya a message and sent back a PM with my info

RonBeach wrote 5 years ago


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