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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November 22, 2013
by Cory VisserThursday 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.
Well what can I say, the weather is up, both wind and rain, the interest in fishing is down, and most thoughts are on the Holidays rapidly approaching. Only the diehard's seem to be fishing, especially in the private boater arena? Plenty of Reds, Lingcod and other Rockfish are filling the sacks. Unfortunately this is the only game in town, as Bass fishing remains slow, and so does Halibut this time of year, while we will need to wait until spring for any exotics to arrive in force.
The best thing going this week was a wide open bite on the Bonito at Catalina. For example the Pursuit out of 22nd Street Landing caught 285 Bonito on their Saturday trip, 1116-13 and 198 Bonito on their Wednesday trip. They also caught one Yellowtail on their Saturday trip to go with a good assortment of Whitefish, Sheephead and Rockfish. The Freelance out of Davey's Locker also took advantage of limit style Bonito fishing on their recent trips.
The Chief ran a 1.5 day trip south of the border and returned Sunday with some decent Lingcod, Rockfish and Red Snapper fishing. They did not finish with limits; however, as most likely the wind was a major factor.
The El Dorado out of Long Beach Sportfishing fished San Nicolas Island on Saturday and whacked the Rockfish and added 62 Lingcod to limit fishing. This is the ideal trip to schedule a trip on as the fishing is primarily shallow water, therefore eliminating what can be a boring task of winding up from 300 feet deep. Personally I enjoy a combination of both. Using Iron, Plastics, and the Lucanus style of lures improves the enjoyment of hooking a fish as opposed to using a 2 hook dropper loop with a large sinker fishing bait. There is something about winding in and getting bit that appeals most to me, when compared to letting your sinker hang 2 feet off the bottom and waiting for a bite?
It remains very quiet in Ensenada with no exotics reported?
Looking for Yellowtail, as well as both shallow and deep water Rockfishing, It might be worth a trip to San Quintin as recently several Yellowtail to over 20 pounds were being caught.
No new reports from San Clemente this week. There is plenty of excellent Rockfishing to be achieved, both deep and shallow.
Pretty ladies who fish or maybe not:
Private boater Lal fished on his boat the Rubber Ducky with friend Mark. They caught limits of Sand Bass with some Sculpin, Cabazon and Rockfish, all of the Bass and most of the Rockfish were released to fight another day.
Private boater Randy with a fat Calico Bass:
Angler Ron fished on the ¾ day boat Victory out of Pierpoint Landing Wednesday, 11-21-13 and they did well on the Reds, Lingcod and other Rockfish. Some pictures:
Nice Lingcod caught Monday, 11-18-13 off the ½ day boat Clemente out of Dana Wharf Sportfishing:
And a big Halibut caught on Tuesday:
The Channel Islands are back to fishing primarily for Rockfish. A few nice Halibut are being caught with an occasional Yellowtail and a spot of Barracuda adding to the action.
Lots of Sheephead, Lingcod and other bottom critters caught off the Mirage over the weekend:
Continued good fishing on the Stardust up north out of Ventura:
Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!
Both the ¾ day boat Freelance and the Pursuit are doing well on the Bonito, Rockfish, along with a few Calico Bass, Whitefish, and Sheephead.
San Clemente Island!
Very quiet this week.
Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!
Captain Duane of Seasons Sportfishing is has been killing the big Lingcod, Vermillion Rockfish, and an occasional Cow Cod on their fall freezer specials. As the weekend was windy, there were no recent reports or pictures.
Private boater Todd and friend had a great day on the water fishing out of Point Loma for Lingcod and Rockfish:
Tech Team arrives to fix Obama Care:
A drunken man who smelled of beer sat down in an underground train, next to a priest.
The man's tie was stained, his face was plastered with red lipstick, and a half-empty bottle of gin was sticking out of his torn coat pocket. He opened his newspaper and began reading.
After a few minutes the man turned to the priest and asked, "Say Father, what causes arthritis?"
The priest replies, "My Son, it's caused by loose living, being with cheap, wicked women, too much alcohol, contempt for your fellow man, sleeping around with prostitutes and lack of a bath."
The drunk muttered in response, "Well, I'll be damned". Then he returned to his paper.
The priest, thinking about what he had said, nudged the man and apologized. "I'm very sorry. I didn't mean to come on so strong. How long have you had arthritis?"
The drunk answered, "I don't have it, Father. I was just reading here that the Pope does!
All comments and suggestions welcomed!
The weather forecast for Saturday looks to be a little breezy in the morning improving in the afternoon. while Sunday looks to be as flat as a pond, excellent and very fishable. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.