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 20, 2014

Tunaslam Corner-06-20-14

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 full moon had an adverse effect on the weekend Tuna fishing and the lack of counts forced many boats to cancel plans during the week due to lack of passengers. Neither the Yellowfin nor the Bluefin Tuna put in an appearance, even for trips as long as three days. The great early start to the offshore season has now sort of fizzled? The Yellowtail still seem to be plentiful when the right kelp paddy can be found, although too many have very small fish on them. The Condor on a 1.5 day trip fishing Thursday and returning this morning caught 30 Yellowfin Tuna. Not sure what has happened to the Bluefin, yet it remains mind boggling that the Yellowfin are biting this early in the year?

Island fishing for Yellowtail and White Seabass remains promising, as the Channel Islands have kicked out good counts on both species lately. Throw in some Huge Halibut and some trips are just sensational. Catalina fishing for Yellowtail and White Seabass has been hit and miss. No wide open bites lately, but the six pack charters have done well on both while the Pursuit and Sport King have found some Yellowtail on the chew on a daily basis.

More and more Barracuda are being caught locally out of Long Beach and San Pedro, and continue to be caught in San Diego and at the Channel Islands. Finally Santa Monica Bay got into the action. For example the ¾ day boat Spitfire caught 100 Barracuda and the ½ boat New Del Mar put 225 on the deck! Out of Long Beach the ¾ day boat Enterprise caught 142 Barracuda and out of San Pedro the ½ day boat Monte Carlo caught 82 Barracuda. It should be an exciting weekend.

Fishing for Yellowtail at the Coronado Islands and/or Rock Pile remained steady during the week with counts as high as 27 on the Malihini, Thursday, 06-19-14, and they also caught 128 Barracuda, making it a very decent day.

This is just two of the big Yellowtail caught off the Malahini out of 11 Yellowtail and lots of Barracuda on their Sunday trip.

Angler Joe with a nice Thresher caught off San Diego over the weekend:

Private boater Greg and friend with some Tanker White Seabass, caught Sunday, 06-15-14:

Angler with a 30 pound Halibut, caught off the ½ day boat Clemente, Saturday, 06-14-14:

Another decent Halibut caught on Tuesday, 06-17-14:

Private boater gets a PB 49 pound White Seabass:

More local Tankers caught by Father and Son Sat. night 06-14-14:

Angler Ed and son with a nice combo catch, caught off the Pacific Islander, Monday, 06-16-14:

Pretty ladies who fish or maybe not:

The Aloha Spirit slams the White Seabass, plus a big Halibut on Wednesday, 06-18-14:

Barracuda, Halibut and Lingcod off the Stardust:

The Islands

Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!

Private boaters Aaron, Joe and Nathan with a nice catch on the Catalina White Seabass over the weekend:

Angler with huge Yellowtail off the Toronado Mon.-06-16-14:

Angler Nick with a nice Yellowtail on the chew off the Freedom:

San Clemente Island!

TheThunderbird scores on their Monday, 06-16-14 trip:

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!

Private boater Travis with a nice Bluefin Tuna caught trolling Wed. 06-18-14:

Captain Duane of Seasons Sportfishing states the big Yellowtail are still on the chew at the Coronado Islands this week:

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



All comments and suggestions welcomed!


The weather forecast for Saturday and Sunday both inshore and offshore, looks sensational! Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.

Hook Up,Cory

Comments (1)

RonBeach wrote 5 years ago

Great report...lot of tasty fish!
I like the you're only young once but
you can be immature forever!!! LOVE IT!

See ya the 3rd on Condor Cory!

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