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 13, 2014

Tunaslam Corner-06-13-14

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 big Bluefin Tuna were very moody this week, lots of show and very little go. Those that dropped down in line size usually paying the price of screaming drags and broken lines. There are simply too many fish from 70 to over 100 pounds which have no mercy when hooked on anything less than 40 pound test line?

Captains were seeing some schools of smaller Bluefin, however, they were even more line skittish, both boat and line shy!

There were a few decent counts on the Yellowfin Tuna from 10 to 25 pounds, and the size of the Yellowtail improved somewhat. Previously they are mostly Rats!

Yellowtail fishing at Catalina is hot one day and slow the next, while the White Seabass perform similarly. 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.

There were some good counts of local Barracuda fishing during the week out of Long Beach and San Pedro. They are still being caught in San Diego and at the Channel Islands, only a few have shown up from Newport Beach to Santa Monica Bay locally.

The Coronado Island fishing for Yellowtail picked up again with calmer seas. Lots of fish are being seen, and in many cases this week they went on the chew, as scores ranged from 40 to over 100 per boat Tuesday.

The Producer found the 70+ pound Bluefin Tuna on their trip that returned Wed.-06-11-14:

Now this is a Bloody deck:

Big Bluefin Tuna off the Pacific Voyager that returned:

Now here is a big Bluefin Tuna:

The Malahini contributed 7 Yellowtail on their Sunday trip.

The San Diego caught 9 big Yellowtail on their Sunday trip, 06-08-14:

They caught 111 Yellowtail on Tuesday, 06-10-14:

Private boater Christopher with is PB Tanker White Seabass weighing 68 pounds, caught Tuesday, 06-10-14:

Another local Tanker White Seabass of 50 pounds by private boater Alex caught Sunday night:

And a 48 pounder caught Monday morning:

Angler Mark with a 40 pound Halibut, caught off the ½ day boat Clemente, Sunday, 06-08-14:

Nice Halibut off the Helena on Tuesday, 06-10-14:

This Halibut was caught Monday:

The Twilight fishing on the Liberty continues be excellent:

Nice Father/Son Halibut caught off the Sum Fun, Saturday, 06-07-14:

Angler Sebastian caught this 10.3 pound Calico Bass off the Sum Fun on Wed.-06-11-14:

Private boater Brandon with some evening Sand and Calico Bass fishing on his birthday:

Private boater Cody gets on the local Barracuda:

Angler Deborah with a White Seabass, caught off the Pacific Islander, Sunday, 06-08-14:

Nice White Seabass, caught off the Mirage, Friday, 06-06-14:

Also some big Halibut on the Mirage:

And again a good catch, Wed.-06-11-14 off the Mirage:

Charter Master Larry Heron fishing with his kids Weston and Shane, out of Oxnard, Sunday, 06-08-14:

Pretty ladies who fish or maybe not:

Private boater Tyrone and his Dad Norman with a Tanker White Seabass caught locally, Sunday, 06-08-14:

This 55 pounder was caught Saturday, 06-07-14:

They added several more on Tuesday, 06-10-14:

Two Day White Seabass limits on the Ranger 85 this weekend:

The Aloha Spirit slams the White Seabass on Sunday, 06-08-14:

Halibut and Lingcod off the Stardust:

Cobra White Seabass caught, Monday, 06-09-14:

The Islands

Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!

The Sport King gets the job done on the Yellowtail, Saturday,06-07-14:

And again on Tuesday, 06-10-14:

Private boater Greg with a nice catch on the Catalina Yellowtail over the weekend:

Private boater Shawn with a nice catch on the Catalina Yellowtail:

The Pursuit had their best day on Monday catching 18 Yellowtail and 3 White Seabass.

Angler Danny with this White Seabass off the Gail Force Sat.-06-07-14:

White Seabass on the chew off the Fortune:

San Clemente Island!

The Thunderbird scored 11 Yellowtail on their Friday, 06-06-14 trip:

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

Big Lingcod and Halibut off the Freedom:

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!

Angler Brian with a nice Halibut on the Dolphin, Tuesday, 06-06-14:

And the beat goes on as Captain Duane of Seasons Sportfishing found the big Yellowtail on the chew over the weekend:



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.
According to Armando this was taken off of Huntington Beach yesterday, yikes if true:

Hook Up,Cory

Comments (2)

RonBeach wrote 5 years ago

WOW lot of fish, some serious tanker seabass.
I'm thinking that WSB fishery is healty now. LOL
Looking at big bluefin made my are sore just
lookin'at em again! LMAO. SEE YA on Condor July3rd

Tunaslam wrote 5 years ago

Yeah Ron,can't wait to share a rail with you and pull on a big Tuna!

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