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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February 07, 2014

Tunaslam Corner-02-07-14

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's fishing reports were down to almost nothing, I guess everyone was planning a Super Bowl party? The best action for the week was the improvement in Halibut fishing, with a 25 pounder topping the charts. The recent Bonito bite at Catalina is all but history, and no boats are even running to Catalina to find them. The Coronado Islands are all about Rockfishing as the Yellowtail moved on.

Local Bass fishing has been mostly slow with decent bites on the Sculpin for the few boats running.

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. It takes a minimum of a 2 day trip to make this long run, preferably 2.5 day and no one scheduled a trip last weekend of this length. Several boats have scheduled longer trips this weekend although the weather looks to be a bit breezy?

The Pacific Voyager managed two Yellowtail on their weekend 1.5 day trip.

The Dominator out of San Diego returned from a 1.5 day trip on Sunday, 02-02-14. They caught lots of big Reds. Some pictures:

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

Pretty ladies who fish or maybe not:

Angler Daryl with a very unusual and colorful Sculpin:

Private boater Brandon with a big Sand Bass:

Angler Tristan with a dandy Calico Bass:

Sculpin on the chew for angler Benny:

Lots of quality Halibut being caught off the Native Sun in their Pot of Gold Tournament which endsin February:

A 25 pound Halibut tops the leader board:

A 15.7 pound Halibut was caught on Saturday, 02-01-14 by angler Dennis:

More Halibut on the Native Sun:

A 15 pounder:

A 14 pounder:

The Islands

Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!

A recent catch of Bonito brought some excitement, and then the bite died?

San Clemente Island!

Private boaters Matt and friends with some big Calico Bass:

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!

Captain Louie on his charter boat Its 4 Reels caught their first Yellowtail of the year out of Ensenada on Saturday, 02-01-14, plus some nice Lingcod and a Halibut:



All I can say is wow? As an avid USC fan, I just had to root for Pete Carroll and the Seattle Sea Hawks, congratulations on an incredible dominating win, totally unexpected, not just the win, the final score?

All comments and suggestions welcomed!


The weather forecast for Saturday calls for calm conditions in the morning and breezy in the afternoon, while Sunday is windy most of the day. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.
Hook Up,

Comments (2)

tunavic1 wrote 5 years ago

Hey Cory very nice report,cool pics also,can you please tell me what happened to Japan Ron? I can't get a response from anyone I pm,thanks!
Cya Tuna Vic

RonBeach wrote 5 years ago

GREAT REPORT CORY yeah X2 on Pete Carrol and
the winning Seahawks...a pasting! Some nice butts
and other fish too! Gotta get out soon!

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