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 07, 2013

Tunaslam Corner-06-07-13

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.

Weekend fishing for Offshore Yellowtail was excellent when you found the Magic Kelp, as the Tribute did out of Seaforth Landing, with 30 anglers catching 150 Yellowtail on its 1.5 day trip. Limits of White Seabass at the Channel Islands were not the rule, with lots of boat pressure; however, during the week there were some very good counts. Locally the Barracuda have arrived, yet they have also been negatively affected by boat pressure, with counts mostly under 30 for the ½ day and ¾ day boats. A few local Yellowtail are being caught in the Horseshoe Kelp area.

Other exciting offshore news was received from the Shogun on their 8 day trip. They found Bluefin Tuna to over 100 pounds some 175 miles south of Point Loma. There is a good patch of favorable water out there, which will allow for the Tuna to make their way further north, hopefully soon!

The Enterprise did catch 71 Barracuda on yesterday's ¾ day run. Sand Bass fishing locally is also picking up.

The Yellowtail bit at Catalina over the weekend and during the week, however, for the most part, the White Seabass pulled a no show. The Coronado Islands have yielded consistent counts of 10 to 30 on the Yellowtail throughout the week. I went fishing with new friend Jeff and we managed to catch a few Yellowtail on Wednesday, 06-05-13 at South Kelp Ridge, below the Coronado Islands. A couple of pictures:

The prospects for near shore Kelp Paddy Yellowtail remained disappointing this week. Coastal Tanker White Seabass and some schoolies keep us encouraged for better action to come.

La Jolla had a quick break out for Yellowtail over the weekend, as the New Seaforth caught 48 Yellowtail on their half day run Sunday. The counts quickly faded when lots of boat pressure was applied.

The Halibut bite remains impressive for those few that fish for them. The Sport Boats have found a more frequent healthy bite on both Calico and Sand Bass. Twilight trips are being scheduled more frequently, with some night time fishing for Barracuda to go with both Sand and Calico Bass.

Private boater Eric fished with friend Jay for some local Tankers, Sunday 06-02-13. The big boys didn't show, however they both caught nice school sized White Seabass to 22 pounds:

Twilight fishing awesome off the Native Sun from angler Sergio, Sunday, 06-02-13:

Ensenada remains decent for fishing for Yellowtail, including reports of good Barracuda fishing.

Just more pretty ladies that fish or not:

Enormous Halibut off the Freelance over the weekend:

Nice day of fishing off the Monte Carlo, out of San Pedro, Thursday, 06-06-13, with 140 Sand Bass on their AM half day run and 100 Sand Bass on their PM run.

Private boater Jonathan and friend Stephen with a great day of Lingcod fishing out of Marina Del Rey Sunday, 06-02-13:

Angler Hayden on the Speed Twin, Monday, 06-03-13:

Angler Samantha also off the Speed Twin with a huge Halibut, the biggest of two caught by her:

The Islands

Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!

Yellowtail go on the chew on the Gail Force, Sunday, 06-02-13:

More Pic's off the Gail Force:

Charter Master Jamie running the new 34' Parker of Seasons Sportfishing found a few Yellowtail and a couple of White Seabass on the chew on Saturday, 06-01-13. Here is angler Hakaveli with his successful catch:

Yellows off the Fury on Monday's trip, 06-03-13:

Yellowtail on the Fortune:

The Mardiosa fished the Island Sunday, 06-02-13 and they caught limits of White Seabass.

The Pursuit out of 22nd Street Landing in San Pedro found 40 Yellowtail and 10 Barracuda on the chew at Catalina on their Thursday, 06-06-13trip. Anglers Sergio and Ron with their catch:

San Clemente Island!

The Freedom caught 13 Yellowtail, 25 Calico Bass, 2 Sand Bass, 2 Sheephead, and 15 Rockfish on their Thursday trip that returned 06-06-13.

The Thunderbird out of Davey's Locker had a great day yesterday, Thursday, 06-06-13 as they caught 62 Yellowtail, 24 Calico Bass, 11 Barracuda, 6 Sheephead and 1 Sargo.

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!

Private boater Vartan with a 30 pound Yellowtail caught off La Jolla Monday, 06-03-13:

Nice Halibut caught by angler Ben off the Dolphin, Monday, 06-03-13:

Another 32 pound Halibut caught by private boater Anthony in the San Diego Bay:

Charter Master Duane of Seasons Sportfishing found the big Yellowtail on the chew on Saturday, 06-01-13. They fished the Coronado Islands and other south of the border areas. Some pictures:

Angler with a 35 pound Yellowtail of the Mission Belle on Tuesday:

All comments and suggestions welcomed!

The weather forecast for Saturday and Sunday looks to be very calm both inshore and offshore, also with smaller swells. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.

Hook Up,

Comments (3)

tsurikichi wrote 5 years ago

Hi Tunaslam,

Wow, that WAS a nice Halibut. Great for the business when Bassin' is pickin' up for the sporties !! Hope the cuda stay around a little longer but ..... I got the feeling it's gonna be a short season for 'em. Whaaaaaaaa

No matter ..... B and B's are all I be fishin' for on the sporties until we get plunked back into deeper water !!



dancinshamrock wrote 5 years ago

We have a 25' shamrock, new to the area and looking for help to learn the ropes! Would you consider a weekday trip out with us? Please call 530-713-4833 if it is something you would consider!

Tunaslam wrote 5 years ago

Always looking to meet new folks, will give you a call soon.

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