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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July 25, 2014

Tunaslam Corner-07-25-14

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.

This week produced more insane fishing for Tuna and Tails! More and more Dorado moving into the area, even better! The weekend boat pressure put the hex on close to shore fishing, yet those that ventured a little further out away from the maddening crowd got the job done!

Despite mid-week winds unfavorable to most fishing, both Sport Boats and private boaters alike found good fishing.

The only thing a 1.5 day trip or longer provides fishing until dark, and a bit further distance to get to some of the better Bluefin Tuna fishing in US waters. However, one day boats and ¾ day boats still got into some decent Bluefin Tuna fishing. Surprisingly there were catches of Tuna approaching 100 pounds in numerous cases! Even Yellowfin Tuna have been caught over 50 pounds and a few Big Eye Tuna made the counts.

Unbelievable that so many boats are finding Tuna so close to shore, some reports of as little as 3 miles from the coast.

The Barracuda are mostly gone or being ignored due to the Tuna Frenzy. A few caught here and there. Island fishing is almost an afterthought as it is an offshore game plan right now!

Some boats are finding some good schools of huge Bonito to 17 pounds. It's been a crazy and fun year so far.

How about a 100 pound Bluefin Tuna off the Freedom out of Long Beach:

And the rest of the day wasn't too bad either:

More strange fishing, a four day trip on the Vagabond ending in US waters with a 92 pound Bluefin taking the jackpot, plus a 62 pound Opah!

Private boater Lal with son Brent with a Hen Dorado, Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna:

Private boater Dusty with a colorful Hen Dorado off a massive Kelp Paddy:

Nice Bluefin Tuna and Tails off the Aztec and Pride:

A 75 pound slug Bluefin Tuna caught off the Fortune, Tuesday, 07-22-14:

Angler Rick with one of his Bluefin Tuna he caught on the Fortune over the weekend:

Anglers Scott shows off Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna caught off the Grande that returned Monday, 07-14-14:

And the strange season continues, an Opah out of Marina Del Rey:

Private boater Rich with a Yellowfin Tuna caught locally:

A couple of great reports out of Dana Wharf Landing!

Great Tuna fishing on the ¾ day boat Clemente on Weds.-07-23-14:

Angler Jimmy fished a full day trip on the Dana Pride and caught 4 Yellowfin Tuna and one Bluefin Tuna, Wed.-07-23-14:

Happy anglers with 174 Yellowtail caught off the Malihini on their Monday trip, 07-21-14:

Mission Belle scores big on the Yellowtail, Wednesday, 07-23-14:

Good fishing off of Oceanside:

The Thunderbird out of Dana Wharf with good results:

A nice Bluefin Tuna off the T-Bird:

The ¾ day boat Enterprise out of Long Beach scores 100 Yellowtail on Monday, 07-21-14:

Good catch out of Newport Beach, 120 Yellowtail and 10 Tuna locally off the boat Freelance, Wednesday, 07-23-14:

Young angler with an 18 pound Halibut out of Dana Wharf fishing on the ½ day boat:

Anglers Scott and Mike win SBA tournament with a huge Calico Bass total of 27.87 pounds:

Nice Yellowfin Tuna:

Anglers with Bluefin Tuna caught in US waters over the weekend on the Condor:

Good fishing off the Tribute on Sunday, 07-20-14:

The Gail Force returns from a successful trip:

A big Bluefin, Yellowfin, Yellowtail and Dorado off the Coral Sea:

Jackpot on the ¾ day Freelance:

Twilight fishing out of Long Beach Sunday, 07-20-14:

A 50 pound White Seabass caught off the Highliner out of Redondo Beach, Saturday, 07-19-14:

Another great day of fishing, off the Mirage, Sunday, 07-20-14:

Pretty ladies who fish or maybe not:

The Islands

Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!

Everyone is fishing offshore!

San Clemente Island!

Everyone is fishing offshore!

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!

A huge Dorado caught on the Dolphin, Saturday, 07-19-14 and good fishing throughout the week:

And a big Tuna:

Some Yellowtail:

Private boater Brandon and friends load up on the Hot Tuna bite off San Diego:

Captain Duane of Seasons Sportfishing puts the wood to the big Bluefin Tuna and Yellowfin:

Captain Kelly of K&M Sportfishing Charters had another good catch on the Yellowtail and Yellowfin Tuna over the weekend and during the week:

This Do Do ate a small Yellowtail before being caught:



And you think you have problems?

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All comments and suggestions welcomed!


The weather forecast for Saturday and Sunday looks fantastic! Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.

Hook Up,

Comments (3)

RonBeach wrote 5 years ago

GREAT REPORT CORY! Having bluefin sashimi for
lunch and seared steaks for dinner tonight!
Gotta keep the battery charged til next trip
ya know! Lot of full boats good to see for the
business again. GREAT seeing people of all ages
and abilities, even 1st timers catching tuna,
yellowtail and dorado now even on 1/2 day boats.
Too cool for all this summer!

Tunaslam wrote 5 years ago

Your right Ron, a lot of first timers out there pulling on Tuna and Tails, great for the sport!

Private boaters using anything that floats to go catch fish. Bet DFG has been busy selling licenses?

I am on this weekend's 2.5 day trip on the Condor!


RonBeach wrote 5 years ago

COOL and GOOD LUCK! Leave some big bluefin for
me will ya, I'm back on Monday night-Tuesday! LOL

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