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 28, 2014

Tunaslam Corner-02-28-14

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.

Everyone is anxiously waiting for opening day Saturday, March 1st for a shot at some Rockfish, Lingcod, Whitefish and Sheephead. Mother Nature decided that we will all have to be patient for a few more days, as wind and rain have cancelled almost all trips along the coast. What a shame as most boats were booked solid for both Saturday and Sunday. Very surprisingly reports of a Hurricane building offshore. Thought you needed warm water for that condition to occur?

The Coronado Islands on again, off again Yellowtail bite was off this week. However, way south down in San Quintin, Captain Kelly found the Yellowtail on the chew, mostly being caught on the Yo Yo iron style of fishing.

There was a marked improvement in local action for the week, as both Sand Bass and Calico Bass along with Halibut fishing picked up. The Bonito bite at Catalina is still in play; however no sport boats are even running to Catalina to find them, only the private boater has enjoyed the fun.

Here is private boater Sergio with a local Calico Bass:



Private boater Bobby with a big Sand Bass caught while hooping Wednesday, 02-26-14:



Here is angler Michael with a nine pound Calico Bass:





Pretty ladies who fish or maybe not:







Halibut fishing out of Dana Wharf Sportfishing picking up:



An 18 pound Sheephead caught and released Monday, 02-24-14:



Halibut on the plastics:



Angler Chris with a nice Halibut:



Halibut being caught off the Native Sun in their Pot of Gold Tournament which ended last week and the top Halibut weighed 28.6 pounds:

Last fish of the derby caught by Javier 11.8 pounds, good for some jigs and a tackle box:





Sand Bass being caught on the Native Sun's Twilight trips:













Angler Paul on the ½ day boat Western Pride with good Sand Bass fishing Tuesday, 02-25-14:




The Islands


Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!

The Bonito are there, just no one fishing for them other than private boaters. Private boater Jonathan fished the island over the weekend and hammered the Bonito on light gear, with most fish released. The Bonito were caught on anchovies and a variety of lures to four pounds.



Private boater John and friends with Calico Bass caught Tuesday, 02-25-14:
















San Clemente Island!

Angler Ty with a Calico Bass caught Sunday, 02-23-14:



Private boater Brandon and friends caught some big Calico Bass to five pounds Sunday, 02-23-14:




Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!

Private boater Jeff with a 29 pound Yellowtail caught in La Jolla:




Captain Kelly of K&M Sportfishing Charters found the Yellowtail on the chew on the iron out of San Quintin:









Quotes:











Humor:







Creative thinking?





And paid for by us working folks!






All comments and suggestions welcomed!

Weather
The weather forecast for both Saturday and Sunday is treacherous, so don't go out! The wind is expected to rise to over 30 knots in some areas, with huge swells, and there are reports of a Hurricane offshore in the Pacific. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.
Hook Up,
Cory

February 21, 2014

Tunaslam Corner-02-21-14

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.

I apologize for no report last week as I played an unfortunate role in "Launch Ramp Follies' Saturday afternoon, 02-08-14. While walking down the ramp at low tide to pull the boat out of the water, I slipped on some muddy moss and slime, resulting in a torn thigh muscle and a messed up knee. Two weeks later I am just now getting off of crutches, yet remain with a serious limp, swelling and substantial pain. Just sitting in a chair at the computer is extremely uncomfortable, and my job as Controller involves nearly 80% of my time on a computer, yikes?

Again the lack of fishing reports is disturbing, and I know many of you can't wait for opening day next Saturday, March 1st for a shot at some Rockfish, Lingcod, Whitefish and Sheephead? Those that couldn't wait have been traveling south to fish on a 1.5 or longer day trip south of the border, although adverse weather has limited those opportunities recently.

The Old Glory out of H&M landing in San Diego did manage to catch 18 Lingcod and limits of Reds on their trip returning Sunday, 02-16-14. The Pacific Voyager out of Seaforth Landing in Mission Bay also made it out on a 1.5 day trip and they limited out on Reds as well other Rockfish.

The best local action for the week has been some steady bites of Halibut, with a 28 pounder topping the charts. The recent Bonito bite at Catalina is all but history, and no boats are even running to Catalina to find them.

The Coronado Islands found a few new schools of Yellowtail over the weekend with the ¾ day boat San Diego sacking up 44 big Tails on their Saturday trip and 60 on Sunday, then the bite died again. With good weather expected this weekend they may return?



Local Bass fishing has been mostly slow with decent bites on the Sculpin for the few boats running.

Pretty ladies who fish or maybe not:



Halibut being caught off the Native Sun in their Pot of Gold Tournament:

Angler John tops the leader board with a 28 pound Halibut:



Wed.-02-26-14 Jackpot winner at 7.55 pounds:



Young Angler Max catches a Halibut that makes it on the leader board:



Angler Bill 21st on the leader board:





Sand Bass being caught on the Native Sun's Twilight trips:



Captain Dave shows his gal how to catch a nice Sand Bass:



The Islands


Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!

No boats are running to the Islands?


San Clemente Island!

Private boaters have caught some big Calico Bass recently at the Island.


Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!

Captain Duane of Seasons Sportfishing with a big Yellowtail:






Captain Louie on his charter boat Its 4 Reels caught their first Yellowtail of the year out of Ensenada on Saturday, 02-01-14, plus some nice Lingcod and a Halibut:

Captain Kelly of K&M Sportfishing Charters found some excellent Red fishing with Anglers Robert and family, Monday, 12-30-13 out of San Quintin:

Quotes:

Humor:



Creative thinking?





All comments and suggestions welcomed!

Weather

The weather forecast for both Saturday and Sunday looks to be very fishable with wind under 10 knots both days. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.

Hook Up,
Cory

February 07, 2014

Tunaslam Corner-02-07-14

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.

This week's fishing reports were down to almost nothing, I guess everyone was planning a Super Bowl party? The best action for the week was the improvement in Halibut fishing, with a 25 pounder topping the charts. The recent Bonito bite at Catalina is all but history, and no boats are even running to Catalina to find them. The Coronado Islands are all about Rockfishing as the Yellowtail moved on.

Local Bass fishing has been mostly slow with decent bites on the Sculpin for the few boats running.

The best bet to catch a Yellowtail is jumping on a multi-day trip that can reach the area south of San Martin Island, fishing the high spots. It takes a minimum of a 2 day trip to make this long run, preferably 2.5 day and no one scheduled a trip last weekend of this length. Several boats have scheduled longer trips this weekend although the weather looks to be a bit breezy?

The Pacific Voyager managed two Yellowtail on their weekend 1.5 day trip.

The Dominator out of San Diego returned from a 1.5 day trip on Sunday, 02-02-14. They caught lots of big Reds. Some pictures:









The Tribute out of Seaforth Landing in Mission Bay had another excellent 1.5 day trip over the weekend, south of the border. They caught lots of Lingcod, big Reds and limits of Rockfish:




















Pretty ladies who fish or maybe not:









Angler Daryl with a very unusual and colorful Sculpin:



Private boater Brandon with a big Sand Bass:



Angler Tristan with a dandy Calico Bass:



Sculpin on the chew for angler Benny:



Lots of quality Halibut being caught off the Native Sun in their Pot of Gold Tournament which endsin February:

A 25 pound Halibut tops the leader board:



A 15.7 pound Halibut was caught on Saturday, 02-01-14 by angler Dennis:





More Halibut on the Native Sun:

A 15 pounder:



A 14 pounder:













The Islands


Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!

A recent catch of Bonito brought some excitement, and then the bite died?


San Clemente Island!

Private boaters Matt and friends with some big Calico Bass:




Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!

Captain Louie on his charter boat Its 4 Reels caught their first Yellowtail of the year out of Ensenada on Saturday, 02-01-14, plus some nice Lingcod and a Halibut:









Quotes:





Humor:

All I can say is wow? As an avid USC fan, I just had to root for Pete Carroll and the Seattle Sea Hawks, congratulations on an incredible dominating win, totally unexpected, not just the win, the final score?













All comments and suggestions welcomed!

Weather

The weather forecast for Saturday calls for calm conditions in the morning and breezy in the afternoon, while Sunday is windy most of the day. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.
Hook Up,
Cory
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