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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December 28, 2012

Tunaslam Corner-12-28-12

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 good weather window over the weekend was extremely short lived, yet many private boaters wanted to get a last trip in before the holidays. Most targeted Rockfish, both shallow water and Deep, as well as Sheephead and Whitefish, and a few found the mixed Calico and Sand Bass on the chew.

As far as Sport Boats go, most ran either ½ day or ¾ day trips, mostly concentrating on Rockfish, Sculpin with a few decent days catching mixed Bass and a Halibut or two.

The rain came on Monday, and again on Wednesday, with wind on Thursday, not providing much in the way of any reports or even opportunities to go fishing. The boats that fished on Thursday had good counts of Rockfish, Sculpin and some big fat Lingcod. The season for Rockfish, Sheephead, Lingcod and Whitefish closes at midnight 12-31-12 until 03-01-13. So this weekend and Monday are your last opportunities to load of the freezer with Taco meat.

The Voyager and Old Glory have 1 and 1.5 days scheduled out of San Diego for tonight to run to San Clemente Island for freezer specials. Out of San Pedro the Freedom is also scheduled to run to San Clemente Island.

This week Sergio says:















Just more pretty ladies that fish:



Private boater Sergio fished with friend Benny out of Long Beach on Saturday, 12-22-12 and caught and released Sand and Calico Bass. Some pictures:





Sergio also fished Thursday evening on the Gail Force for Lobsters and some fun wall fishing. He caught this big Chocolate Rockfish:



And Julie says:







Private boater Chuck had another great day fishing the Squid for bottom grabbers out of Ocenasideon Sunday, 12-23-12. The big Reds and Sheephead were definitely on the chew:



Some of best local fishing for Bass is out of Dana Wharf Sportfishing. On Saturday, 12-22-12 the ½ day boat, Sum Fun had 21 anglers catch 17 Calico Bass, 7 Sand Bass, 8 Rockfish and 1 Cabazon.

Private boater Alex with a nice catch of Reds out of Dana Point Saturday, 12-22-12:





In Santa Monica the 3/4 day boat Redondo Special had a great day on their Saturday, 12-22-12 trip catching 215 Rockfish and 2 Lingcod for 27 anglers. The New Del Mar had a decent day of Sculpin and Rockcod fishing on Sunday, 12-23-12, catching 4 Sheephead, 27 Whitefish, 425 Rockfish, 1 Lingcod and 156 Sculpin.

Angler Jimmy Bass fished Saturday,12-22-12 aboard the ¾ day boat Spitfire, and caught some nice Reds:










Jackpot:




Jimmy's catch:



Fishing again, Angler Jimmy Bass with a limit of Rockfish and Sculpin, caught aboard the ¾ day boat Spitfire, on a Rainey, windy Wednesday, 12-26-12.





Out of San Pedro, the ½ day boat Monte Carlo had a decent trip Saturday, 12-22-12 catching 1 Sheephead, 18 Whitefish, 27 Rockfish, 4 Sculpin, 94 Perch and 71 Red Snapper. The ¾ day boat Sea Angler continues to spank the Sand Dabs, catching 3 Bocaccio, 24 Rockfish, 4 Sculpin, 1480 Sand Dab and 53 Red Rockcod on their Saturday, 12-22-12 trip.

The Channel Islands Rockfishing is hot!

Private boater Brian needed to get one last trip in before the Rockfish closure on Jan. 1st so they ran to San Miguel Island and slayed the Lingcod, Reds and other assorted bottom critters on Saturday, 12-22-12. Some pictures:





Big Reds off the Mirage:





Always an Adventure Charters caught the big Reds, Sunday, 12-23-12. Some pictures:





Nice Sheephead on the Speed Twin:



Nice Lings off the Stardust:



Private boater Julio fished with friends out of Huntington Beach and found the Lingcod on the chew Saturday, 12-22-12:







I fished with private boater Lal on the Rubber Ducky on Saturday, 12-22-12. The recent great bite on the Calico Bass slowed way down, while we caught more Sand Bass on this trip, it was a very slow chew, yet we caught a huge variety of critters, such as Lingcod, Reds, Johnny Bass, and Copper Rockfish. All but three of the 20+ Bass caught were released and 28 of the 30 Rockfish caught were released. A few Pictures:



A bit later the sunrise reminds us how super living in Southern California is:



The fishing was just a slow pick on the Sand Bass with only one Calico Bass out of ten. A big change from the last few fishing trips where the Calico Bass dominated the counts.
However, the Rockfish had moved in and were on the chew, including a bunch of small 1 to 2 pound Reds and three legal sized Lingcod:

Lal with a nice Lingcod:



Myself with a nice Red:



A 26 inch Lingcod released:



Lal with a Red:



My second Lingcod:


A bigger Calico Bass:


Private boater Travis with some nice Rockfish out of Long Beach:



The Islands


Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!
The Sport King had a good day at the Island on Thursday, 12-20-12 catching 36 Bocaccio, 30 Rockfish, 3 Lingcod and 80 Red Snapper.
The Pursuit out of 22nd St. Landing, ran to the Island on Friday, 12-21-12, with 15 anglers catching 1 Sheephead, 6 Whitefish, 22 Bocaccio, 163 Rockfish, 2 Lingcod, 4 Sculpin, 10 Perch and 35 Red Snapper.

San Clemente Island!

Angler Brian with several nice Calico Bass out of sixty released:


Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!Captain Jaime of Seasons Sportfishing ran a winter Cod trip on Saturday, 12-22-12 and slayed the bottom critters. Some pictures:






A final thought:



One last attempt at humor:




All comments and suggestions welcomed!
Weather
The weather forecast for Saturday is calm, with possible drizzles in the late morning, while Sunday looks to contain some rainy conditions, with calm seas near shore and a bit breezy offshore. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.
Hook Up,
Cory

Comments (3)

RonBeach wrote 5 years ago

HAPPY NEW YEAR Cory and great report. Some fun
stuff...I think the labrinth of Sergios mind
may be filling up? LMAO. Great guy, as are
Dennis and Benny. Glad you and Lal got a good
load before the 1st and the dulldrums.
See ya in 2013. We got windin to do!

Tunaslam wrote 5 years ago

You bet Ron, a Happy New Year to you and looking forward to sharing a rail together again soon!

Cory

tsurikichi wrote 5 years ago

Hi Cory,

As always .... super entertaining and informtive to boot.

Happy and safe New Year to you and yours,

tsurikichi

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