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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April 04, 2014

Tunaslam Corner-04-04-14

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.

There was a good attendance to the Del Mar portion of the annual Fred Hall show last week as far as I heard? Unfortunately I was unable to make it down there. If you did attend, let me know about your experience?

With both breezy and/or rainy conditions most of the week, the reports from private boaters were MIA.

Despite unfriendly weather conditions most of the week the San Diego managed to catch 11 Yellowtail on their Thursday, 04-03-14 trip to the Coronado Islands. Word is that water temps have dropped 2 to 4 degrees in most areas, not a favorable scenario. Fortunately above average day time temperatures are around the corner, which we all hope will return the seas to where they were a week ago?

I did not see any Barracuda in the counts,but there were some sightings of Barracuda south of the border. It is always a boost in excitement when the annual migration of these fun to fish for critters show up along the coast.

The San Diego caught 15 Yellowtail on their Saturday trip, 03-29-14:

The Yellowtail did not return to Ensenada this week, and there were no further reports of Yellowtail being caught in San Quintin either, most likely due to weather conditions?

Locally and all along the coast and up north there remains some excellent fishing for Reds, Lingcod, Sheephead and Whitefish.

Pretty ladies who fish or maybe not:

How about a big Halibut, caught by private boater David, 04-03-14:

The Sculpin and Sand Bass fishing is good, caught off the Twilight trip on the Native Sun, Saturday, 03-29-14:

Good Sand Bass fishing on the Monte Carlo Twilight trip, Saturday, 03-29-14:

And on Sunday's trip too:

Good bottom fishing on the Fortune, Saturday, 03-29-14:

Releasing a Cow Cod on the Fortune:

Angler Stephen with the winning Halibut out of Dana Wharf Sportfishing Halibut Derby, winning $1820:

A fish off will occur with the top 25 competing for the remaining derby funds April, 6th:

Halibut Leader board:

Angler Ty with a PB Lingcod caught off the Pacific Islander, 03-29-14:

Friend Tyrone also with a nice Lingcod:

Some Coppers and a Red:

How about a Whitefish:

Good fishing off the Stardust on Sat.-03-29-14:

Aloha Spirit fishing was great on Thursday, 04-03-14, with limits of Rockfish and 24 Lingcod:

The Islands

Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!

The ¾ day boat Pursuit has been doing well on Rockfish, Bass, Sheephead and Whitefish at the Island when they can get out.

Private boater Nathan with a decent Calico Bass Saturday, 03-29-14:

San Clemente Island!

No private boater reports this week, however previous trips have yielded some excellent Calico Bass fishing on the plastics.

The Thunderbird has fished the Island often and found limit fishing for Rockfish on a regular basis, with some Lingcod.

The El Dorado visits San Nicolas Island Sunday, 03-29-14:

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!

Fun times off the Dolphin Sat.-03-29-14:


That 5.2 Earthquake Friday night was more powerful at our home in Diamond Bar than I can remember some bigger ones in the past? We had plaster fall off the walls, several cracks in the ceiling and bathroom tile, etc. and a few broken glass items, nothing like this however, thank goodness:

I don't want to be around when a bigger one hits, yikes?


Starting them out young:

All comments and suggestions welcomed!


The weather forecast for Saturday is for breezy conditions and rather large swells at 5 to 6 feet. Sunday looks to be a bit better. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.
Hook Up,Cory

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