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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January 31, 2014

Tunaslam Corner-01-31-14

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 Pursuit found the Bonito on the chew again at Catalina on Saturday, catching 102. This is a bit surprising for this time of year, yet that was it for the rest of the week, with no further reports of finding any Bonito. Sadly the Yellowtail bite at the Coronado Islands has not returned, it's all about Rockfish this week out of San Diego on the ¾ day boats? How about a surprise showing of night fishing for some White Seabass?

The Pride out of Seaforth Landing in Mission Bay did some local Ghost Hunting Monday night, 01-27-14 and did well:

The best bet to catch a Yellowtail is jumping on a multi-day trip that can reach the area south of San Martin Island, fishing the high spots.

The Chief out of San Diego returned from a 2.5 day trip on Monday, 01-27-14. They caught 62 Yellowtail, lots of Lingcod and Reds fishing below San Martin and at Colonet. Some pictures:

Nice Cow Cod:

Then some big Lingcod:

And Reds:

Add a few big Whitefish:

The Fortune out of Point Loma also returned from a 2.5 day trip over the weekend and found the Yellowtail, big Reds and Lingcod on the chew:

The Tribute out of Seaforth Landing in Mission Bay had another excellent 1.5 day trip over the weekend, south of the border. They managed limits of Lingcod, big Reds and limits of Rockfish. Big Lings:

Pretty ladies who fish or maybe not:

Private boater Lucas with some sweet Halibut fishing over the weekend out of Long Beach:

Angler Max with a dandy Sandy caught on the Spitfire:

Nice local Calico Bass:

Fishing the Wall Monday night this angler hooked a big Calico Bass:

Lots of Sculpin being caught on the San Pedro Special:

Halibut fishing seems to be really improving as with this happy angler with a 38 pounder caught off the ½ day boat Patriot:

Looks like some great Spotted Bay Bass fishing for Bobby on Saturday, 01-25-14:

A 7 pound Halibut caught off the Native Sun in their Pot of Gold Tournament which was caught on Saturday, 01-25-14:

Another nice Halibut:

On their Saturday night Twilight run the Native Sun caught 22 Sculpin, 73 Sand Bass and released another 20 under size Bass:

Staying hot on the Twilight runs, the Native Sun caught 154 Sand Bass and 43 Sculpin on their Saturday night trip, 01-25-14, Wow!

Angler Ron with a 17 pound Halibut caught Saturday, 01-25-14 out of Dana Point:

Private boater Dave with a nice local Halibut:

The Islands

Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!

A recent catch of Bonito brought some excitement, then it died?

San Clemente Island!

Lots of great winter Calico Bass fishing going on, with Bass up to 9.5 pounds!

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!

Captain Jamie and Captain Duane of Seasons Sportfishing have been slaying the big Lingcod on their south of the border trips.

Private boater Kurt with some excellent fishing from the Rockpile:

Just a baby Yellowtail, caught last year on a long range trip, only 92 pounds, Wow:



How about a private boater record Wahoo weighing 116 pounds caught by angler William!

All comments and suggestions welcomed!


The weather forecast for Saturday looks to be a bit breezy and Sunday is more fishable with less wind. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.

Hook Up,

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