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 24, 2012

Tunaslam Corner-02-24-12

by Cory Visser



Thursday Recap Report-Weekend Possibilities:
For local fishing in the Santa Monica, Long Beach, Catalina and San Clemente Islands, with trips out of San Diego and Baja, Mexico.
With good weather on Saturday and for most of the week, and being a Holiday weekend, this provided numerous opportunities for scheduling lots of fishing. Locally the Sculpin and Bass remain the targeted species, with Halibut being the spice on the cake. Across the border there remains some outstanding fishing for Big Reds and Lingcod, mostly on multi day trips.

We had a fantastic 2.5 day trip on the Aztec, out of Seaforth Landing over the weekend. Limits of Reds complemented by combined limits of other Rockfish, Lingcod, Sheephead and Whitefish. Here are a couple of pictures from my report, to read the full report with lots more pictures click on this link;

http://www.allcoast.com/discussion/viewTopic.cfm?topic_ID=112307

1st
Day, first drift, a barrel of Reds:


2nd Day Jackpot 11 pound Sheephead:


The Constitution had another successful 1.5-day trip on Saturday, 02-18-12. The weather on Saturday was spectacular, and brought easy limits of big Reds and Lingcod. Some pictures, courtesy of Captain Cory:



A Cow Cod:




Another big Lingcod:


Reds:



The Indian ran a1.5-day trips over the weekend, and found limits of Rockfish. Some pictures courtesy of Tyson:











There are plenty of Sport Boats and private boaters gearing up for opening day, Thursday, March 1st for Rockfishing, which includes Lingcod, Sheephead and Whitefish. Make your reservations soon, as many boats are filling up.

This weekend and until Thursday, all local boats will mostly continue the process of targeting Sculpin in the morning, and concentrating on finding Bass on the structure in the afternoon. There are some boats which also schedule Halibut specials such as the Native Sun out of Long Beach, which caught 5 halibut and 18 Sculpin on their Wednesday, 02-22-12 trip.

Twilight fishing: The Slammer out of Redondo Sportfishing ran a trip on Monday, 2-20-12, with 4 anglers catching limits of Sand Bass. The Native Sun ran a trip Saturday night, 02-18-12 and caught 75 Sand Bass and 68 Sculpin.

In Santa Monica Bay
The Tradition ran ¾ day trips over the weekend, catching limits of Sculpin in the morning, and then they added a good assortment of Calico and Sand Bass in late morning and early afternoon. Some pictures from Jackpot Jimmy's trip on Saturday, 02-18-12:

Ray with some big Sculpin:



Jackpot Sand Bass:



More Sand and Calico Bass:





The ½ day boat New Del Mar out of Marina Del Mar continues to have great success targeting Bass and Sculpin. The New Del Mar caught 1 Halibut, 1 Sand Bass and 300 Sculpin (limits) on their Saturday, 02-18-12 trip. The ¾ day Spitfire had over six mixed Bass around plus a bunch of Sculpin on their Sunday, 02-19-12 trip.

Private boater Jason fished with Vince on Saturday afternoon, 02-18-12, and caught a great assortment of Bass and other critters. Some pictures:

Vince with a nice Sand Bass:


Kevin with a nice Calico Bass:



Kevin with a Trigger Fish:

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Vince
with the jackpot Sand Bass:


Newport Beach and Dana Point.
Private boater Scott fished with friend Brett on Wednesday, 02-22-12, and caught several Halibut and some Sand Bass. Some pictures:

Scott with his Halibut:


Brett with a bigger Halibut:



The ½ day boat Patriot out of Newport Landing ran a trip on Wednesday, 02-22-12 and caught 3 Sand Bass and 51 Sculpin.

The 3/4 day boat Clemente out of Dana Point ran a trip on Sunday, 02-19-12 and caught 5 Halibut, 9 Sand Bass and 10 Sculpin.

Long Beach and San Pedro
The ¾ day boat Sport King out of LA Harbor had their best trip this week for mixed Bass on Saturday, 02-18-12, as 15 anglers caught 4 Calico Bass, 6 Sand Bass, 6 Sculpin and 100 Perch.

The ¾ day boat Sea Anglers out of 22nd Street Landing ran a trip on Wednesday, 02-22-12 and continues to slam the Sand Dabs, catching 3750!

The 1/2 day boat Matt Walsh out of LA Harbor caught 8 Calico Bass, 6 Sand Bass, 3 Sculpin and 63 Perch for only 8 anglers on their Sunday, 02-19-12 trip.

The 1/2 day boat Sothern Cal out of Pierpoint Landing caught 69 Sand Bass and 12 Sculpin on Sunday, 02-19-12.

Picture of a 22 pound Halibut caught on the 1/2 day boat Native Sun on their Thursday, 02-23-12 morning trip.





The Islands
Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!
No reports this week.

San Clemente Island!
No reports this week.

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!
The ¾ day boat San Diego, out of Seaforth landing is back on line after winter maintenance. They had a productive trip on Wednesday, 02-22-12, catching 9 Sheephead, 29 Whitefish, 18 Rockfish, 1 Lingcod and 53 Red Snapper.

All comments and suggestions welcomed!

Weather
The weather forecast for the weekend looks fantastic for both Saturday and Sunday, get out and go fishing? Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.
Hook Up,
Cory

February 17, 2012

Tunaslam Corner-02-17-12

by Cory Visser



Thursday Recap Report-Weekend Possibilities:
For local fishing in the Santa Monica, Long Beach, Catalina and San Clemente Islands, with trips out of San Diego and Baja, Mexico.

Gad, talk about a bust of a week for reports and fishing. With Windy weather over the weekend, more rain and wind on Monday and Wednesday, still blowing on Thursday, not exactly ideal conditions for fishing and reports?

I did pick a good weekend to head north to Monterey last Friday, or should I say my better half did. If I wasn't going fishing due to the weather anyhow, then I might as well please the wife? The 7 hour drive north on Friday was in sunny clear skies, and the return trip on Sunday after leaving Carmel and Pebble Beach clouds, was also sunny and clear. In between we stayed at the rustic Asilamar Lodge in Monterey Bay over the weekend, walked the scenic boardwalk, visited the Aquarium, and I drooled and dreamed of hooking the 50 to 60 pound Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna in the big Tank. If you've never been there it is quite a spectacular experience. I especially enjoyed the Sea Horse display, as you have not lived until you observe the Leafy Sea Dragon Seahorse in person?

Since Tunahead Ron already got front page honors for his great report on the 2.5 day trip on the Indian, I can comment on the 1.5-day trip on the Constitution. They did well despite high winds and heavy seas. Some pictures, courtesy of Chris, who won the Jackpot with a big Red:





The Pacific Voyager and Voyager both ran 1.5-day trips over the weekend, and scratched out limits of fish, complemented by filling the sacks with big Whitefish.

The Halibut fishing this winter continues to exceed expectations and has drawn a lot more interest from private boaters. Private boater Gary was one of the few to brave the windy conditions on Saturday, 02-11-12, out of Long Beach solo. He caught some shorts, some Sand Bass and Sculpin and this dandy Halibut:



The Yellowtail fishing off at La Jolla shut down with the lousy weather, as the ½ day boat New Seaforth has not caught anymore Yellowtail since a week ago Sunday, 02-04-12.

There are a bunch of boats scheduling 2 to 3 day trips this weekend which is a Holiday weekend with Monday, 02-20-12 being President's day. I'm scheduled on the 2.5 day Aztec trip leaving tonight, 02-17-12 out of Seaforth Landing in Mission Bay at 5pm, returning Monday morning. There are still a few spots open, so come on down and join me! Call Captain Mikey 619-818-5664 for details and reservations.

For Rockfish fishing it is all about Mexico until March 1st.

The local boats are doing well on catching Sculpin in the morning, with afternoon fishing concentrated on finding Bass on the structure. Despite poor weather conditions several local boats found the Bass fishing very good.

Twilight fishing: The Slammer out of Redondo Sportfishing ran a trip on Saturday, 2-11-12, with 3 anglers catching 20 Sand Bass, 3 Lobster, 40 Rock Crab and 3 Spider Crab. The Native Sun ran a trip Friday night, and caught some nice Mixed Bass. Some pictures courtesy of Raul:







In Santa Monica Bay
The Tradition ran ¾ day trips over the weekend, catching limits of Sculpin in the morning, and then they added a good assortment of Calico and Sand Bass in late morning and early afternoon. Some pictures from Jackpot Jimmy's trip on Saturday, 02-11-12:

Ray with a big Sand Bass:


And a big Calico Bass:



Eli with a Calico Bass:



Jackpot Jimmy was back out on Sunday, and had another score of Limits around on the Sculpin, and great Bass fishing. More pictures:






The ½ day boat New Del Mar continues to have great success targeting Bass and Sculpin. The New Del Mar caught 11 Calico Bass, 44 Sand Bass and 265 Sculpin (limits) on their Friday, 02-10-12 trip.

Newport Beach and Dana Point.
The ½ day boat Patriot out of Newport Landing ran a trip on Tuesday, 02-14-12 and caught 31 Sand Bass and 8 Sculpin for only 8 anglers.


The ½ day boat Clemente out of Dana Point ran a trip on Saturday, 02-11-12 and caught 1 Halibut, 10 Calico Bass and 7 Sand Bass .

Long Beach and San Pedro
The 1/2day boat City of Long Beach had their best trip this week for Sand Bass and Sculpin on their Saturday, 02-11-12 trip, with 15 anglers catching 33 Sand Bass and 29 Sculpin.

The ½ day boat San Pedro Special out of 22nd Street Landing caught 3 Calico Bass, 31 Sand Bass and 3 Sculpin, on their Monday, 02-13-12 trip.

The ¾ day boat Sport King out of LA Harbor had their best trip this week for mixed Bass on Saturday, 02-11-12, as 15 anglers caught 17 Calico Bass, 57 Sand Bass, 5 Sculpin and 30 Perch.

The ¾ day boat Sea Angler out of 22nd Street Landing ran a trip on Monday, 02-06-12 and continues to slam the Sand Dabs, catching over 2000!

The 1/2 day boat Matt Walsh out of LA Harbor caught 62 Calico Bass, 17 Sand Bass, 12 Sculpin and 3 Perch for only 13 anglers on their Friday, 02-10-12 trip.

Private boater Glenn hopped aboard Captain Dean's Skipjack on Saturday, 02-11-12, and caught several good sized Halibut:




The Islands


Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!
No reports this week.

San Clemente Island!
No reports this week.

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!

No fishing on the Indian on Wednesday, as they cancelled due to low reservations and poor weather.

Not much else happening until re get some better weather.

All comments and suggestions welcomed!
Weather
The weather forecast for the weekend looks decent for Saturday and turning ugly on Sunday, darn? Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.
Hook Up,
Cory

February 10, 2012

Tunaslam Corner-02-10-12

by Cory Visser


Thursday Recap Report-Weekend Possibilities:
For local fishing in the Santa Monica, Long Beach, Catalina and San Clemente Islands, with trips out of San Diego and Baja, Mexico.
Hot news! Local White Seabass on the prowl. Private boater Dan shows off his personal best and BAC Club record 68 pound White Seabass caught Sunday, 02-05-12 out of Newport Beach:



The rumors have been silently passed around that the Sea Biscuits have shown up chasing the local live squid schools, and it appears the rumors are now confirmed!

Halibut continue to put on a great show this winter, as more private boaters have scored on the big Butts! For example private boater Rick fished out of Oceanside with friends Friday, 02-03-12, and his best buddy caught a 41 pound Halibut, and later in the day they added a 12 pound Halibut:



Private boater Dean, fished out of Long Beach with friend John and they had a successful day catching several keeper Halibut to 10 pounds, and releasing a few shorts. John with his 10 pounder:



Yellowtail go off at La Jolla, as the ½ day boat New Seaforth catches 2 Yellowtail on Saturday and 4 on Sunday. Here is a picture of Saturday's catch with a big Halibut to boot:



With great weather forecasted over the weekend, a number of boats out of San Diego ran 1.5-day or longer trips down to Colonet and other points south last weekend.

The Indian was again on the fish in flat calm seas, limiting out early on big Reds. So they moved into the shallows and targeted Lingcod, Whitefish and Sheephead. A few pictures of the trip:









There are a bunch of boats scheduling 2 to 3 day trips next weekend which is a Holiday weekend with Monday, 02-20-12 being President's day. I'm scheduled on the 2.5 day Aztec trip leaving Friday evening, 02-17-12 out of Seaforth Landing in Mission Bay at 5pm, returning Monday morning. Come join me!

We will be fishing Sat and Sun 2/18-19th returning mid morning 2/20-President's Day. This is a Limited Load 2.5 Day San Martin/Mexican Coast Freelance trip with an early departure of 5PM Friday 2/17. A great way to take advantage of the holiday weekend this trip will fish the Mexican Coast targeting early season Yellowtail, as well as mixed bag fishing from shallow water Sheephead and bass, to deep water Rockfish and Lingcod to fill up the freezer. Feel free to call with any questions regarding trip or tackle info. Captain Mikey 619-818-5664. This Trip Is A GO with 5 Spots Open and Limited to Only 22.

For Rockfish fishing it is all about Mexico until March 1st.

Charter Master Louie made a trip out of Ensenada on Friday, 02-03-12, with several friends, finding a big school of Yellowtail under the birds. Jose managed to catch a Yellowtail using the Yo Yo Iron. The Yellowtail were constantly on the move and quickly sunk out. So they targeted assorted Rockfish and did well, yet the bigger Reds and Lingcod were not on the chew.

Jose with his 26 pound Yellowtail:



The local boats are doing well on catching Sculpin in the morning, with afternoon fishing concentrated on finding Bass on the structure. The Bass fishing has picked up lately, with some excellent catches being made during ideal conditions.

Twilight fishing: The Slammer out of Redondo Sportfishing ran a trip on Sunday, 2-05-12, with 4 anglers catching 40 Sand Bass, (limits), 1 Lobster, 51 Rock Crab and 3 Spider Crab.

In Santa Monica Bay
Private boater Robert fished Sunday, 1-29-12 with friend Juan out of Santa Monica Bay targeting Halibut, Some pictures:

The Tradition ran ¾ day trips over the weekend, catching some dandy mixed Calico and Sand Bass, with limits of Sculpin caught in the morning. Some pictures from Jackpot Jimmy's trip on Saturday, 02-04-12:

Ray with a combo on the Bass:



Carlos with the Jackpot Sand Bass and his younger brother:



Jackpot Jimmy with some decent Sand Bass:



Others with good Bass'n!





The ½ day boat New Del Mar continues to have great success targeting Bass and Sculpin. The New Del Mar caught 15 Calico Bass, 19 Sand Bass and 275 Sculpin (limits) on their Sunday, 02-05-12 trip.

The New Del Mar carried a light load of anglers on Wednesday, 02-08-12 and caught 78 mixed Bass and 93 Sculpin.

Newport Beach and Dana Point.
Private boater Travis fished with friends on Monday, 02-06-12, and caught several Halibut:





Private boater Makowish, also fished on Monday, 02-06-12, and caught a very nice sized Halibut:



The ½ day boat Clemente out of Dana Point on Sunday, 02-05-12 and caught 4 Halibut, 22 Sand Bass and 11 Sculpin.

Long Beach and San Pedro
The 1/2day boat City of Long Beach had a good trip for Sand Bass on their Wednesday, 02-08-12 trip, catching 66 Sand Bass and 3 Sculpin for only ten anglers.

The ½ day boat San Pedro Special caught 2 Halibut, 63 Calico Bass, 16 Sand Bass and 36 Perch, on their Sunday, 02-05-12 trip.

The ¾ day boat Sea Angler out of 22nd Street Landing ran a trip on Saturday, 02-04-12 and continues to slam the Sand Dabs, catching over 4200!

The 1/2 day boat Matt Walsh out of LA Harbor caught 56 Calico Bass, 4 Sand Bass and 4 Sculpin for only 8 anglers on their Thursday, 02-09-12 trip, that's 7.5 Bass average per angler.


The Islands


Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!
The Pursuit out of 22nd Street Landing ran a full day trip on Saturday, 02-04-12 and caught 1 Calico Bass, 1 Sculpin and 225 Perch.
San Clemente Island!
No reports this week.

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!

Other than the trips to Colonet and the few Yellowtail being caught, it is very quiet.

No fishing on the Indian on Wednesday, as they cancelled due to low reservations and poor weather.
All comments and suggestions welcomed!

Weather
The weather forecast for the weekend looks breezy in many areas for both Saturday and Sunday, darn? Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.
Hook Up,
Cory

February 03, 2012

Tunaslam Corner-02-03-12

by Cory Visser



Thursday Recap Report-Weekend Possibilities:
For local fishing in the Santa Monica, Long Beach, Catalina and San Clemente Islands, with trips out of San Diego and Baja, Mexico.

Although the original weather forecast was decent for the weekend, winds came up with a vengeance Friday evening and stayed around until noon on Saturday then backed off, and it turned beautiful well into Sunday.

A number of boats out of San Diego ran 1.5-day or longer trips down to Colonet and other points south last weekend. I was fortunate enough to fish on the 1.5-day trip on the Aztec out of Seaforth Landing in Mission Bay, which left Friday night, 01-27-12 at 6:30 pm. It was a bumpy ride down the coast with the offshore Santa Ana's pounding the surf until a little after midnight. It was smooth sailing the rest of the way to Colonet, although when the wind died the fog moved in. At day break, the fog began to lift and winds began to howl. The winds started at 10 to 12 knots and were over 20 knots by 9am. Our first couple of drifts produced big Reds and the Jackpot Lingcod, about 10 pounds. It was literally unfishable until noon, where 3 pound weights would not hold bottom for more than a few seconds. Afternoon fishing was much better and those that fished hard caught limits of Reds, Whitefish and assorted other Rockfish.

Joining us in the area were the Indian, and the Fortune, with perhaps a few others. The Voyager cancelled their scheduled 2.5-day trip due to the weather change. Here are some pictures from the Indian trip which landed full limits of Reds and 21 Lingcod for all aboard:













The Fortune was another one of the boats to run a 1.5-day trip over the weekend and they did well. Some pictures courtesy of Jim:



Jackpot weigh in of Lingcod:


Pulling fish out of the hold for filleting:


For Rockfish fishing it is all about Mexico until March 1st.

Charter Master Louie made a trip out of Ensenada over the weekend a found one school of Yellowtail under the birds. Louie managed to catch a 24 pounder after a great fight. They also caught Lingcod, Reds and other assorted bottom fish. Louie with his Yellowtail and a Lingcod:





The local boats are finding it difficult to get enough passengers to run trips, with many cancellations, and those that are running with very light loads are most likely run at a loss. Sculpin are still the primary targeted fish, with afternoon fishing concentrated on finding Bass on the structure. When the conditions are right the Bass come out to play, mainly using live, or fresh frozen squid. The best setup has been a Lead Head with whole or cut squid. Also a sliding sinker setup has been getting the job done.

Twilight fishing: The Slammer out of Redondo Sportfishing ran a trip on Monday, 1-30-12, with 4 anglers catching 1 Calico Bass, 22 Sand Bass, 4 Lobster, 38 Rock Crab and 8 Spider Crab.

In Santa Monica Bay
Private boater Robert fished Sunday, 1-29-12 with friend Juan out of Santa Monica Bay targeting Halibut, Some pictures:

The Tradition ran ¾ day trips over the weekend, catching some dandy Bass and Sculpin. Some pictures from Jackpot Jimmy's trip on Saturday, 01-28-12:







The ½ day boat New Del Mar continues to have great success targeting Bass and Sculpin. The New Del Mar caught 1 Halibut, 22 Calico Bass, 51 Sand Bass and 125 Sculpin on their Thursday, 02-02-12 trip.

Newport Beach and Dana Point.
Greg and friend Mark fished the ½ day boat Clemente out of Dana Point on Monday, 01-30-12 and caught some nice Sculpin, plus Mark caught the Jackpot Halibut a 17 pounder:



The Thunderbird ran a 3/4 day trip on Sunday, 01-29-12, catching 1 Sand Bass, 106 Sculpin, 55 Perch and 100 Sand Dab.

Long Beach and San Pedro
Private boater Lal fished with friend Richie on Tuesday, 01-31-12, and both caught mixed Sand and Calico Bass to 3 pounds, plus a bunch of Sculpin and Rockfish. Some fish were kept for Tacos.

Private boater Gary fished with friends Saturday, 01-28-12 and once again found the Halibut in the chew. They caught three Halibut to 23 pounds. Some pictures:

Justin with the jackpot 23 pounder:


Gary with a dandy Butt:




Private boater Dan fished with friends Sunday, 01-29-12 and caught some nice Sand Bass:





Pam fished on the ½ day boat Westerly Monday, 01-30-12. they caught a bunch of Sand Bass and some Sculpin, plus Manual caught his first ever Halibut an 8 pounder:



The rest of the gang with Sand Bass:



The ¾ day boat Enterprise had a good trip for Sand Bass plus lots of Sculpin for their Sunday, 01-29-12 trip, catching 69 Sand Bass, 58 Sculpin, 138 Perch and 1 Sargo.

The ½ day boat San Pedro Special caught 41 Sand Bass and 22 Sculpin, on their Monday, 01-30-12 trip.

The ¾ day boat Sea Angler out of 22nd Street Landing ran a trip on Monday, 01-30-12 and continues to slam the Sand Dabs, catching over 3300!

The ¾ day boat Sport King out of LA Harbor caught 55 Calico Bass, 15 Sand Bass, and 10 Sculpin for only 9 anglers on their Tuesday, 01-31-12 trip.

Japan Ron sent me some photos from his 3/4 day trip on the Victory, Wednesday, 02-01-12 with a light load of 9 anglers catching an assortment of Bass and Sculpin.





The Islands

Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!
No reports this week.

San Clemente Island!
No reports this week.

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!Charter Master Jamie of seasons Sportfishing made a trip out of San Diego over the weekend and found the south of the border Reds were on a serious chew! Some pictures:




Private boater Mike fished with his Dad on Monday, 01-30-12 south of the border at the 9 mile bank and caught limits of Rockfish:

No fishing on the Indian on Wednesday, as they cancelled due to low reservations. I believe the extra cost and hassles with the new Mexican Visas are killing the industry on the shorter trips, especially the ¾ day boats wanting to fish Mexico for Rockfish.
Terry fishing on a Panga out of San Quintin caught this enormous Sheephead:

All comments and suggestions welcomed!
Weather
The weather forecast for the weekend looks good for both Saturday and Sunday. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock!
Hook Up,
Cory
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