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 22, 2013

Tunaslam Corner-02-22-13

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 weekend weather was sensational, providing many opportunities to get out and go fishing, not so for later in the week, as rain, wind and cold weather moved in. Most private boaters took advantage of the improved local Bass and Halibut fishing, as sunny skies, and calm seas prevailed over the weekend.

Locally the Sport Boats continued their targeting of Sculpin, Sand Bass and Halibut, which was very solid. The Long Beach Halibut Tournament is in its last few weeks, and it will take a 40 pounder to win the big prize. With plenty of qualifying fish on the leader board, you can still knock a few others lower on the ladder. So get out and have some fun and possibly catch a big Halibut.

The Yellowtail bite down south appears to be only in La Jolla, has both Ensenada and San Quintin bites fizzled with the adverse weather and decline in water temperatures. We are all hoping for improved conditions and a re-bite soon? The calm seas allowed for some great Rockcod fishing south of the border and we now only have one week remaining to the closure in California, before we can again catch and keep Rockfish beginning next Friday, 03-01-13. Enjoy the fishing reports, some humor, and other thoughts below:

This week Sergio says:





Just more pretty ladies that fish or not:



Pretty ladies nice Bay Bass caught Sunday, 02-17-13:





And Julie says:





More fun stuff:

Ok everyone time to rotate!


Don't think even a four wheel drive will help, good idea to stay off this beach with a vehicle?


For local fishing out of Dana Wharf Sportfishing the ½ day boat, Sum Fun had 10 anglers catch 1 Calico Bass, 17 Sand Bass and 1 Sargo on their Tuesday, 02-19-13 trip, they caught three nice Halibut on their Sunday trip.

Angler with an 11.9 pound Halibut, picture provided by Jackpot Jimmy:



Another Halibut out of three caught today, off the coast:



Out of Pierpoint Landing the ½ day boat Southern Cal has been doing well on the Sand Bass catching 26 Sand Bass and 13 Sculpin on their trip Sunday, 02-17-13.

Twilight trips out of Newport were again being scheduled by the Freelance out of Davey's Locker: Their Sunday, 02-17-13 trip was productive, as they caught 1 Calico Bass, 18 Sand Bass, 207 Sculpin and 4 Perch

In Santa Monica the New Del Mar had a decent day of mixed Bass and Sculpin fishing on Saturday, 02-16-13, catching 2 Calico Bass, 4 Sand Bass, 235 Sculpin, 35 Perch and 4 Sole. The ¾ day Spitfire had a good day on Saturday, 02-16-13 with 25 anglers catching 2 Calico Bass, 14 Sand Bass, 65 Sculpin, 20 Perch and 20 Sand Dab.

Nice Bass on his Saturday, 02-16-13 trip on the Spitfire by Jimmy Bass:





Out of San Pedro, the ½ day boat San Pedro Special had a decent trip Sunday, 02-17-13 catching 120 Sculpin (limits) and 250 Sand Dab. The ¾ day boat Sea Angler continues to spank the Sand Dabs, catching 5100 on their Sunday, 02-17-13 trip.

Anglers with a 29 pound and 32 pound Halibut off the Native Sun, out of Long Beach, caught Friday, 02-15-13:







This 21 pounder was caught Sat.-02-16-13:





These Halibut were caught Sunday, 02-17-13 off the Native Sun:



Brandon fished with a friend out of Long Beach and found the Sand Bass on the chew on the structure with plastics. They also took a quick spin over to Catalina and caught some Calico Bass:

Calico Bass from Catalina:





Some Sand Bass:







Japan Ron fished with private boater Lal and had a great day along the Palos Verdes coast on Monday, 02-18-13:









I went fishing with private boater John on Saturday, 02-16-13 out of San Pedro. The weather and Calico Bass fishing was sensational for this time of year! Some pictures:

Here is John with his first decent size Calico:



I caught his twin sister:



John set us back up on a similar drift; guess what, it went a different direction? Not to worry, the Calico Bass were hungry.

Some more pictures:








We metered bait all around us, with porpoise and birds keeping us company. The critter fishing was also in full gear as we both caught Gopher Cod, Copper Rockfish, Reds, Lingcod and Sculpin.

John with a nice Sand Bass:



Me too:



John with another Calico Bass:



Well not to be denied:



Amazingly we caught 30 Calico Bass before I caught our first Sand Bass:



And shortly thereafter I caught another:



The weather throughout the day was sensational. We fished a variety of areas, and most yielded fish. We released almost all of our fish, keeping only one Sand Bass and one Sculpin. We caught 6 Sand Bass, 34 Calico Bass, 2 Reds, 12 Gopher Cod, 4 Sculpin, 4 Copper Rockfish, and 2 Lingcod. This was one heck of a local fishing trip, and over a 60 fish day.

Private boater Benny fished with a friend on Saturday, 02-16-13 out of Palos Verdes and caught this dandy Calico Bass:



Another big Calico Bass caught Saturday at PV:


The Islands


Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!
Private boater Brandon found the Calico Bass on the chew Saturday, 02-16-13!

San Clemente Island!
Private boaters Chris and Kenny with nice Calico Bass caught over the weekend:


Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!

San Diego-La Jolla

Private boater Brian with friends fished the La Jolla area on Monday and landed four Yellowtail from 25 to 30 pounds out of eight hook ups. Some pictures:







Another La Jolla Yellowtail:



Captain Duane was back at it on Seasons Sportfishing as he ran a winter Cod trips on Saturday, 2-16-13 and Sunday, 02-17-13. Some pictures:








La Jolla Coastal Yellowtail caught Monday, 02-18-13 by John with Seasons Sortfishing:



Angler fishing Monday, 02-18-13 off the ¾ day boat San Diego:



More pictures from the weekend trip off the San Diego, provided by angler Ray:







Fun fishing off the Dolphin out of San Diego:











The Pacific Voyager ran a 1.5 day trip over the weekend to Colonet and caught lots of Reds and Lingcod to go with some big Bonito to 15 pounds:











A not so common Warthog:




Humor:




Some final thoughts:








The good ole days:

All comments and suggestions welcomed!

Weather
The weather forecast for Saturday and Sunday looks to contain much better conditions. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.
Hook Up,
Cory

February 15, 2013

Tunaslam Corner-02-15-13

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 weekend weather was marginal, providing fewer opportunities to get out and go fishing. The weather was just OK during the week, and few private boaters went fishing, consequently there is not much to get excited about. Locally the Sculpin, Sand Bass and Halibut fishing was very solid. The Long Beach Halibut Tournament is in full swing with plenty of qualifying fish on the leader board.

The Yellowtail bite down in Ensenada fizzled over the weekend and during the week. Several good catches of Winter Yellowtail were made before the storm front moved in, see reports across the border.

This week Sergio says:





Sergio humor;



Just more pretty ladies that fish or not:





And Julie says:



More fun stuff:

For local fishing out of Dana Wharf Sportfishing the ½ day boat, Sum Fun had 14 anglers catch 45 Sculpin and 126 Sand Dab on their Tuesday, 02-12-13 trip.

Private boater Brian fished Wednesday, 02-13-13 out of Dana Point and caught his personal best Halibut, 22 pounds:




Out of Pierpoint Landing the ½ day boat Southern Cal has been doing well on the Sand Bass catching 62 Sand Bass and 13 Sculpin on their trip Sunday, 02-10-13.

Out of Newport Beach the Patriot fished Sunday, 02-10-13 and caught 45 Sculpin and 340 Sand Dab.

In Santa Monica the New Del Mar had a decent day of mixed Bass and Sculpin fishing on Thursday, 02-14-13, catching 5 Calico Bass, 15 Sand Bass, 121 Sculpin and 68 Perch. The ¾ day Spitfire had a good day on Saturday, 02-09-13 with a light load of 22 anglers catching 5 Calico Bass, 20 Sand Bass, 40 Sculpin and 25 Sand Dab.

Nice Calico Bass on his Saturday, 02-09-13 trip on the Spitfire by Jimmy Bass:



Also a nice Sand Bass:



Out of San Pedro, the ½ day boat San Pedro Special had a decent trip Tuesday, 02-12-13 catching 60 Sculpin (limits), 35 Perch and 45 Sand Dab. The ¾ day boat Sea Angler continues to spank the Sand Dabs, catching 4000 on their Saturday, 02-09-13 trip.

Angler with a 28 pound Halibut off the Native Sun, out of Long Beach, caught Saturday, 02-09-13:



These Halibut were caught on Thursday, 02-14-13:







Private boater Lal fished with friend Mark on Tuesday, 02-12-13 out of Long Beach at Izor's Reef. They had a steady pick on the Sand Bass, 25 caught and released, with Lal catching his biggest this year at 8 /4 pounds. Some pictures:

The Islands


Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!
No reports!

San Clemente Island!

No reports!

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!

Gwenn and Hector fished with Vonny's out of Ensenada on Sunday, 02-10-13 and caught a good assortment of Lingcod and Reds, with a 23 pound Yellowtail to top off their day:



Captain Duane was back at it on Seasons Sportfishing as he ran a winter Cod trip on Saturday, 2-09-13 despite the windy seas. Anglers Bill and Roxy found some quality on the big Reds, Lingcod and assorted other bottom critters. Some pictures:





More Winter Yellowtail out of Ensenada:
Captain Louie of Its 4 Reels who got this fantastic winter Yellowtail bite going a month ago had his best day yet as he and his three charter members found a wide open bite on the Tails to 33 pounds, catching 15 out of over 30 hook ups.









Private boaters LJ and friend find the Winter Yellowtail bite going strong, Thursday, 02-07-13, catching nine big Tails and a 20 pound Halibut:





I went fishing with private boater Bill on Wednesday, 02-13-13 and we missed on the Yellowtail, catching some Lingcod, Reds and assorted other Rockfish in windy conditions. Water temps had dropped over two degrees since our last trip targeting the winter Yellowtail.

One last attempt at humor according to Pam:


Julie humor:



Some final thoughts:






Hope everyone had a Happy Valentines Day:






All comments and suggestions welcomed!

Weather

The weather looks good for both Saturday and Sunday. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.
Hook Up,
Cory

February 08, 2013

Tunaslam Corner-02-08-13

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 weekend weather provided ample opportunities to get out and go fishing. The weather also remained decent during the week. Locally the Sculpin, Sand Bass and Halibut fishing was very solid. Both private boaters and Sport Fishing Boats had good results. The Long Beach Halibut Tournament is in full swing with plenty of qualifying fish on the leader board.

The Yellowtail bite down in Ensenada continued over the weekend and during the week. The San Quintin Yellowtail bite fizzled as the water rolled. However, the Rockfishing remained outstanding, with some excellent Lingcod fishing. Several good catches were during the week, see reports across the border.

This week Sergio says:



Sergio humor;



Just more pretty ladies that fish or not:







And Julie says:



More fun stuff:






Private boater Joe fished Wednesday, 02-06-13 out of Oceanside and caught this 19.5 pound Halibut:



For local fishing out of Dana Wharf Sportfishing the ½ day boat, Sum Fun had 14 anglers catch 70 Sculpin (limits) and 75 Sand Dab on their Thursday, 02-07-13 trip.

I fished with private boater John on Saturday, 02-02-13 out of San Pedro. We had a steady pick most of the morning fishing for the mixed Calico and Sand Bass, 20 caught and released, six Sculpin, 2 kept and a large variety of Rockfish, all released. Some pictures:

John got the skunk off the boat with this nice Calico Bass:



The critter fishing was in full gear as we both caught Gopher Cod and Copper Rockfish. Then I got slammed on my light 12 pound outfit and this big boy put up a good fight:



A Calico Bass was caught way up in the water column:



The big Sculpin were on the chew:







John found the small Reds an easy target:



The Johnny Bass were also on a serious chew:



A few decent Calico Bass beat the Sand Bass and Rockfish to the plastic:



John with another Sand Bass:




Out of Pierpoint Landing the ½ day boat Southern Cal has been smoking the Sand Bass catching 121 Sand Bass, 38 Sculpin and 20 Perch on their trip Sunday, 02-03-13.

Out of Newport Beach the Freelance fished Saturday evening, 02-02-13 on a Twilight trip and caught some 23 Sand Bass and 115 Sculpin. The Patriot fished on Thursday, 02-07-13 and caught 2 Calico Bass, 14 Sand Bass and 77 Sculpin.

In Santa Monica the New Del Mar had a decent day of mixed Bass and Sculpin fishing on Monday, 02-04-13, catching 7 Calico Bass, 15 Sand Bass and 151 Sculpin. The ¾ day Spitfire had a great day on Wednesday, 02-06-13 with a light load of 13 anglers catching 25 Sand Bass and 65 Sculpin (limits).

Private boater Vince fished Saturday, 02-02-13 out of Marina Del Rey with friend David. While hooping for bugs they caught Sand and Calico Bass and this nice Trigger fish:









Nice Calico Bass on the twilight trip Friday, 02-01-13 on the New Del Mar provided by Jimmy Bass:



Jimmy also fished on the Spitfire Saturday, 02-02-13 and fishing was slow, this is the jackpot Sand Bass:



Out of San Pedro, the ½ day boat San Pedro Special had a decent trip Wednesday, 02-06-13 catching 1 Calico Bass, 1 Bonito, 75 Sculpin (limits), 35 Perch and 25 Sand Dab. The ¾ day boat Sea Angler continues to spank the Sand Dabs, catching 3200 on their Saturday, 02-02-13 trip.

Angler with a 15 pound Halibut off the Native Sun, out of Long Beach, caught Thursday, 02-07-13, they also caught several over 20 pounds on their Wednesday trip:


Here is a picture of a 12.9 pound Halibut caught Wednesday. 02-06-13:



A 24.5 pounder:




The Islands

Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!
No reports!

San Clemente Island!
No reports!

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!
Angler Jake with a nice Yellowtail off the ½ day boat Seaforth in La Jolla, Thursday, 02-07-13:


Private boater Steve fished the Coronado Islands on Wednesday, 02-03-13 and found the big Reds on the chew:







Private boater Robert with a nice Halibut off Point Loma, caught Saturday, 02-02-13:



Captain Juan ran a winter Cod trip out of San Quintin on Thursday, 02-07-13 and found the big Lingcod on the chew.













The Fortune ran a 1.5 day trip to Colonet returning Sunday, 02-03-13. Pictures courtesy of angler Harry:


A 38 pound Kayak Yellowtail:


Captain Jaime was back at it on Seasons Sportfishing as he ran a couple winter Cod trips on both Saturday, 2-02-13 and Sunday. The weather co-operated and they found some quality on the big Reds, Lingcod and assorted other bottom critters. Some pictures:







More Winter Yellowtail out of Ensenada:
Always an Adventure Charters find the Winter Yellowtail bite going strong, Saturday, 02-02-13:



Private boater Bill fished with a friend out of Las Salinas and ran down to Todo Santos Island and caught this 30 pound Yellowtail, 1 of 2 hooked for Wednesday, 02-06-13:



Per Pam, what stupid says, stupid does?


A final thought:


One last attempt at humor according to Kirk:


Julie humor:





All comments and suggestions welcomed!
Weather
The weather forecast for Saturday is for limits of wind, while Sunday looks to contain better conditions. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.
Hook Up,
Cory

February 01, 2013

Tunaslam Corner-02-01-13

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.

Last week's weather sure put a damper on the fishing results. It was slim Pickens on the reports. There were very few reports from private boaters and most of the Sport Boat counts were less than stellar. Consequently today's fish summary is on the short side. Nevertheless, winter Yellowtail fever was caught by yours truly and I managed to cure the fever with a hot bite on the Yellowtail on Thursday fishing out of Las Salinas with my good friend Bill. The two of us caught five Yellowtail to 25+ pounds, all on the Yo Yo Iron. The Yellowtail are biting at San Miguel Reef inside of the Northern part of Todo Santos Island outside of Ensenada. The Yellowtail are also biting at the 240 Reef out of San Quintin.

Locally it's all about the Sculpin, a few Calico and Sand Bass and occasionally a decent Halibut is landed. The Native Sun out of Long Beach has been catching Halibut to over 30 pounds in recent weeks and added some dandy 20 to 28 pound fish to their leader board this week.

Down south of the border, those that have the itch to catch big Reds and Lingcod for fish tacos have had great success when conditions permit.

The good news is that the weather has improved immensely and it's time to dust off the Rods and Reels and get out and go fishing. Enjoy the Super Bowl everyone, for our in home party we are going to be enjoying Smoked Ahi Tuna with cream cheese and crackers, Buffalo Wings and fresh Hamachi Sashimi, oh yeah!

This week Sergio says:



Sergio humor;
Hey look, there's a big rock ahead of us, oops!


More Launch Ramp Follies:



Just more pretty ladies that fish or not:





And Julie says:



Private boater Josh took his Nieces out of Oceanside for their first ever fishing trip and they caught a nice mixture of Bass and Perch. Some pictures:











Some decent fishing for Sculpin out of Dana Wharf Sportfishing. On Thursday, 01-31-13 the ½ day boat, Sum Fun had 19 anglers catch 90 Sculpin (limits) and 48 Sand Dab.

Out of Newport Beach angler Sergio fished with friends on the Patriot on their Tuesday, 01-29-13 trip and caught some nice mixed Calico and Sand Bass, 4 Calico Bass, 31 Sand Bass and 1 Sculpin.

In Santa Monica the New Del Mar had a decent day of Sculpin and mixed Bass fishing on Thursday, 1-31-13, catching 13 Calico Bass, 14 Sand Bass, 149 Sculpin and 58 Perch.

Jackpot Jimmy decided the rain didn't matter and so did enough other anglers to get out on the 3/4 day boat Spitfire. They caught both Sand Bass and Sculpin in the rain:



Private boater Mark with his first Halibut:



Out of San Pedro, the ½ day boat Monte Carlo had a decent trip Wednesday, 1-30-13 catching 1 Calico Bass, 2 Sand Bass, 65 Sculpin and 25 Sand Dab. The ¾ day boat Sea Angler continues to spank the Sand Dabs, catching 2495 Sand Dab on their Wednesday, 1-30-13 trip.

The Native Sun out of Long Beach with a great second week start to their Halibut Derby as they fished Wednesday, 01-30-13, and caught five Halibut from 6 to 24 pounds:

Native Sun getting the job done on the Halibut, 24, 20, 16 and 6 pound butts:








Angler Spiro with a nice Halibut off the Native Sun:



The Islands


Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!No reports!

San Clemente Island!
No reports!

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!
I fished with my good friend Bill on Thursday, 01-31-13 out of Las Salinas at San Miguel Reef. We caught five Yellowtail to 25+ pounds on the Yo Yo Iron. Some pictures:
Bill with his large Yellowtail:





My big Yellowtail:





Love the big Tails sticking out of the bait tank:



My third Yellowtail:





The bait tank getting full:



The day's catch:



Captain Duane of Seasons Sportfishing ran a winter Cod trip on Saturday, 1-26-13. Rain or shine they were going fishing; of course little wind certainly helped their cause? It was a slow pick, but they still found some quality on the big Reds and assorted other bottom critters. Some pictures:



Private boater Robert fished with a friend on Sunday, 01-20-13 and they both caught some nice Halibut:
With a sensational catch of Winter Yellowtail the previous week, Captain Louie again ran his boat "Its for Reel" out of Ensenada with guests, Friday, 01-24-13 and they started the day with no signs of yellowtail and proceeded catch Calico Bass, Lingcod, and Rockfish. Then the birds began to dive and it was game on, as the big Yellowtail were chasing bait. They caught 11 Yellowtail to 30 pounds, all on the iron. Some pictures:






A final thought:

One last attempt at humor according to Kirk:


All comments and suggestions welcomed!

Weather
The weather forecast for Saturday and Sunday looks to be very nice, with calm seas and plenty of sunshine. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.
Hook Up,
Cory

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