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 19, 2013

Tunaslam Corner-07-19-13

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.

Yellowtail fishing over the weekend Offshore was excellent, limits around, and most boats caught a smattering of Bluefin Tuna, along with a few Dorado, however few if any Yellowfin Tuna were found? Then the Bluefin Tuna bite went off on Thursday, with many of the Tuna caught in one day range. For example: The Pride caught limits of Bluefin Tuna, 60 for 12 anglers, the Pacific Voyager caught 104 on a two day trip and the Eclipse caught 91. There just might be a chance the private boaters can get into the action finally, if the fish remain in one day range?

The Channel Islands continues to kick out White Seabass and huge Halibut on selected trips. The Mirage caught 61 White Seabass on their 2 day midweek trip. San Clemente Island went off on Tuesday when the Freedom caught 147 Yellowtail to 49 pounds. They caught 46 and 41 respectively on their last two trips to the Island, Wednesday and Thursday.

Only a few Yellowtail are being caught at Catalina recently, although The Sport King did catch 20 Yellowtail on their Thursday trip. So perhaps this bite will again pick up? I have read of no reports of any White Seabass being caught recently. The Calico Bass fishing remains outstanding at the Island, with a Barracuda mixed in the catch.

Locally the Sand Bass and Barracuda bite is on one day and slow another? For example the Victory on Monday caught 112 Sand Bass and 231 Barracuda, whereas their Wednesday trip yielded 68 Sand Bass and 38 Barracuda, with even lower counts on Thursday. Every now and then a local Yellowtail is being caught.

Sand Bass fishing on the Twilight trips has been for the most part better fishing, and every now and then the Barracuda bite turns on at night.

Both the Coronado Islands and Ensenada has for the most part been inactive. Although Ensenada has got in on some decent Bluefin Tuna bites offshore.

Some pictures of Bluefin Tuna to 66 pounds and all the Yellowtail you wanted off the Dominator that returned Sunday, 07-14-13:

Big Bluefin Tuna caught off the Voyager on their 1.5 day trip that returned Sunday, 07-15-13:

Angler with 64 and 51 pound Bluefin off the Ocean Odyssey that returned yesterday, 07-18-13:

Bluefin to 81 pounds on the Vagabonds 3 day trip that returned recently:

Occasionally a big Opah is being caught on the Tuna grounds offshore:

How about two White Seabass on a Twilight trip out of Dana Wharf Sunday, 07-14-13:

Private boater Chris with some Dandy night time Calico Bass fishing in Long Beach, Tuesday, 07-16-13:

A nice Halibut caught off the Clemente on Wednesday, 07-17-13:

And last night this 7 pound Calico Bass was caught and released on the Twilight trip:

Private boater Marzo and friend John found the big Halibut on the chew in Santa Monica Bay on Monday, 07-15-13:

Private boater Ron fished with friend Lal on Wednesday and had a decent day of mixed Calico and Sand Bass fishing, plus some colorful critters like a Red and Cabezon:

Coastal Tanker White Seabass has been off and on, with many single fish being caught.

Angler Shon fished Monday night and caught this Slug Coastal Tanker, 07-15-13:

Just more pretty ladies that fish or not:

There were 81 White Seabass caught off the Pacific Islander, Tuesday, 07-16-13:

A nice White Seabass off the Cobra, Monday, 07-15-13:

18 White Seabass were caught off the Pacific Eagle on Thursday, 07-18-13:

Great White Seabass and Halibut scores aboard the Mirage:

The Islands

Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!

Some Yellowtail off the Gail Force on Sunday's trip, 07-14-13:

And again on Tuesday, 07-16-13:

Angler Trout with a couple of nice Tails on the Pursuit, Sunday, 07-14-13:

Fortune gets on the White Seabass Saturday, 07-13-13:

Angler Kathy with a big White Seabass:

San Clemente Island!

The Ultra Scores again on last weekend's trip, 07-14-13 trip:

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!

Nice mix of fish off the Condor over the weekend:

Private boater Wes and Walt with a 30 pound Halibut caught Saturday aboard the Fresh One:

Nice Bluefin on the First String, Monday 07-15-13!

Angler Duane of Seasons Sportfishing catches a King Salmon out of San Diego on a Mak Kroc:

A nice Yellowtail off the Pacific Voyager:

Angler Shari with her PB Bluefin Tuna:

Another big Bluefin Tuna:

Angler Kurt with a 60 pound Bluefin Tuna:

One of several 45 pound Bluefin Tuna caught out of Ensenada Saturday, 07-13-13:

Captain Louie on his charter boat Its 4 Reels had a good offshore trip on Saturday, 07-13-13 for these Yellowtail:

Looks like the White Seabass have arrived in San Quintin, as Captain
Juan reports fish have been caught to 50 pounds:

Pier fishing anyone, how about this 37 pound Halibut caught off the San Diego Pier:

A four pound Corvina caught in the San Diego Bay by Jake:

Quote of the day:

Target practice anyone, making a point, myn thoughts exactly:

All comments and suggestions welcomed!

The weather forecast for Saturday looks to be a bit breezy both inshore and offshore, while Sunday will much nicer. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.

Hook Up,

Comments (2)

RonBeach wrote 5 years ago

Cool report par usual Cory. My Condor sidekick
Norm Engle got his PB 65lb JP Bluefin and 7 more
yesteday, certainly worth a mention too. LOL
They got 56 bigs in tough weather thursday.

tsurikichi wrote 5 years ago

Hi Cory,

Wow .... all that Tuna and great variety of fishys of a nice grade where~ever we look !! You make the fishing world look like it's WIDE-OPEN this Summer. Glad most are out fishing for something else other than the local Bass ... ha ha ha



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