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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May 25, 2012

Tunaslam Corner-05-25-12

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.

Returning from a fantastic 10 day Vacation in Punta Cana, in The Dominican Republic, with my lovely wife, Sheryl of 42 years, I see I returned just in time for some great fishing action.

It's an exciting time of the year, with high expectations for a hot summer. This week produced a number of opportunities to catch an exotic and start the season off right. The White Seabass go off both at the Islands and with huge fish being caught locally. Yellowtail go on the chew at the Coronado Islands, with a few fish caught at Catalina. Barracuda arrive in Santa Monica Bay and rapidly disappear? An exploratory trip offshore on the Top Gun 80 results in catching large Bonito to 15 pounds, although no sightings of Tuna or Tails. Local Bass fishing continues to improve as the waters warm up, despite setbacks from windy conditions off and on.

There will be lots of multi-day trips being run this Holiday weekend and I will be fishing on the Aztec out of Seaforth on a 2.5 day trip to celebrate my 65th birthday, targeting Yellowtail down south of the border. Crossing my fingers on the ugly wind that is forecasted for at least Saturday?

Now for some of the spectacular results this week:
The Charter Boat Options caught limits of White Seabass each day on their 3-day trip over the weekend, returning Monday, 05-21-12. They also caught 10 big Yellowtail.





The Freedom out of 22nd St. Landing ran to the Island on Sunday, 05-20-12, and caught limits of White Seabass and 2 Yellowtail for 30 anglers to 50 pounds:



The ¾ day boat San Diego out of Seaforth Landing caught 112 Yellowtail on Wednesday, 05-23-12, pictures courtesy of angler Kenny:





The Voyager ran a multi-day trip over the weekend to San Martin and other points south returning Monday, 05-21-12 with 52 Yellowtail, over 100 lingcod and plenty of big Reds.

Private boater Michael fished Oceanside on Sunday, 05-20-12 at San Onofre and caught this 50 pound White Seabass:



There were more good evenings of Bass fishing on the Twilight runs.

Twilight fishing:
The Native Sun fished on Saturday, 05-19-12, and caught 79 Sand Bass and 111 Sculpin. The Enterprise fished on Sunday, 05-20-12, and caught 53 Sand Bass, 2 Rockfish and 30 Sculpin. The Sum Fun out of Dana Wharf ran a trip on Wednesday, 05-23-12, and caught 27 Calico Bass, 2 Sand Bass, 1 Sheephead, 1 Whitefish, 2 Rockfish and 1 Sculpin.

In Santa Monica Bay
The ¾ day boat Tradition ran a trip on Friday, 05-18-12 and according Jackpot Jimmy; they looked for Barracuda to no avail and found the fishing for Rockfish to be solid. Some pictures:






The 1/2 day boat Redondo ran a trip on Sunday, 05-20-12 and caught 168 Rockfish and 1 Lingcod.

The ½ day boat New Del Mar caught 3 Barracuda and 195 Rockfish on their Wednesday, 05-23-12 trip.

The ¾ day boat Spitfire caught 5 Barracuda, 102 Rockfish and 1 Lingcod on their Wednesday, 05-23-12 trip.

Newport Beach and Dana Point.
Private boater Mark fished with his friend on Wednesday afternoon, 05-23-12 out of Dana Point and his friend caught this Tanker White Seabass on Sardines:



Private boater Michael fished for only 45 minutes on Monday morning, 05-21-12 at the Newport Pipe and caught this big Halibut:



The ¾ day boat Sum Fun ran a trip on Tuesday, 05-22-12 and caught 106 Calico Bass, 3 Sand Bass, 29 Sheephead, 1 Whitefish and 2 Rockfish.

The ½ day boat Patriot out of Newport Landing ran a trip on Wednesday, 05-23-12 and caught 5 Sand Bass, 2 Barracuda, 5 Rockfish and 115 Sculpin.

The 3/4 day boat Freelance out of Davey's Locker found a variety of fish on the chew on their Tuesday, 05-22-12 trip, catching 9 Calico Bass, 28 Sand Bass, 80 Bocaccio, 270 Rockfish, 15 Sculpin, 10 Perch, 5 Red Snapper and 1 Cabazon.


Long Beach and San Pedro
Private boater Ali fished with friends on Tuesday, 05-22-12 locally out of Newport Beach. They loaded up with a tank of live squid and proceeded to catch a 15 pound Halibut and Ali caught a PB huge 50 pound White Seabass. Some pictures:





Private boater Beta fished with Captain Mark Wisch on Sunday, 05-20-12 out of Long Beach. They use live squid to catch limits of huge White Seabass. Some pictures:





Private boater Nicolas fished with his cousin on Monday, 05-21-12 out of Long Beach and caught this 12 pound Halibut.



The Enterprise fished on Sunday, 05-20-12, as 15 anglers caught 5 Calico Bass, 30 Bocaccio, (limits), 100 Rockfish, 75 Sculpin (limits), and 20 Red Snapper.

The ¾ day boat Sport King out of LA Harbor fished on Monday, 05-21-12, as 18 anglers caught 28 Barracuda, 36 Bocaccio, 53 Rockfish and 6 Red Snapper.

The 1/2 day boat Monte Carlo out of 22nd Street Landing ran a trip on Monday, 05-21-12 and caught 64 Barracuda and 1 Sculpin.

The 1/2 day boat Matt Walsh out of LA Harbor ran a trip on Sunday, 05-20-12, and caught 54 Calico Bass, 12 Sand Bass, 19 Rockfish, 2 Sculpin and 1 Cabazon. Some pictures:






The ¾ day boat Victory out of Pierpoint landing fished on Wednesday, 05-23-12 and caught 3 Calico Bass, 6 Barracuda, 110 Rockfish and 66 Sculpin. pictures courtesy of Japan Ron:







Private boater Lal fished with friend Japan Ron on Tuesday, 05-22-12 out of Long Beach. The Bass were on the chew, releasing 30 mixed Bass to 4 pounds. Pictures:







The Islands


Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!

Private boater JP fished the Island on Monday and returned Tuesday morning, 05-22-12. They targeted White Seabass with live squid and caught these fish:


Private boater Evan fished Santa Barbara Island for the WON White Seabass Tournament on Saturday and Sunday. They won the Yellowtail division with a 38.8 pounder, also adding two 30 pound Tails. The over all tournament was won with a 62.5 pound White Seabass, caught by the team of Brett Ringler, Jim Mulvey and Greg Trompas. Some pictures:




The Pursuit out of 22nd St. Landing, ran to the Island on Sunday, 05-20-12, with 35 anglers catching 10 Calico Bass, 2 Barracuda, 5 Sheephead, 8 Whitefish, 70 Bocaccio, (limits), 112 Rockfish, 2 Lingcod, 9 Perch, 20 Red Snapper and 1 Cabazon. On their Monday trip they caught 34 White Seabass.

San Clemente Island!
The Toronado ran to the Island on Sunday, 05-20-12 and caught 1 White Seabass, 15 Calico Bass, 20 Sheephead, 25 Whitefish, 150 Rockfish and 1 Lingcod.

The Fury out of Dana Wharf fished on Saturday, 05-19-12 with 27 anglers catching 1 Halibut, 46 Calico Bass, 19 Sheephead, 24 Whitefish, 59 Rockfish, 3 Sculpin, 132 Perch and 2 Cabazon.

The Thunderbird ran to the Island on Sunday, 05-20-12 and caught six White Seabass.

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!Charter Master Captain Rod on his boat the Sweet Teresa ran a trip with his son and friends on Monday, 05-21-12 and his son caught a PB big Halibut:



Their second legal of the day:



Private boater Jesse fished the Coronado Islands on Sunday, 05-20-12 with friends and caught these Yellowtail:





Private boater Brandon also fished the Coronado Islands on Sunday, 05-20-12 with friends and they caught these Yellowtail:



The Voyager had limits of Yellowtail (70) on their full day trip on Wednesday, 05-23-12 for 14 anglers.

The Chubosco 2 headed out on Wednesday, 05-23-12, and caught a bunch of big Yellowtail. Some pictures courtesy of Marcus:








The ¾ day boat Malahini caught 72 Yellowtail on their trip on Wednesday, 05-23-12.

All comments and suggestions welcomed!

Weather
The weather forecast for Saturday looks to be very windy, and on Sunday and Monday it appears to be a bit breezy. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock. Wishing everyone a wonderful Holiday weekend.
Hook Up,
Cory

May 11, 2012

Tunaslam Corner-05-11-12

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 weekend weather was very nice, with the water temps gradually increasing daily to reach the mid 60's, and consequently the fishing continued to improve. More White Seabass were caught at Catalina and a few along the coast to a whopping sixty pounds. Yellowtail remain scarce at Catalina, however, the Calico Bass fishing is much better. More Squid were located at both Catalina and San Clemente Island. Barracuda are moving up the coast and the question is: have they finally arrived in Long Beach? There were sightings on Thursday, yet none were hooked and landed.

Private boater Ron with friend James caught their limit of White Seabass on Saturday, 05-05-12, catching huge 50 and 60 pound fish:





The Charter Boat Options caught limits of White Seabass on their last two trips to Catalina over the weekend.





A number of Private boaters also got into the Catalina White Seabass action this week.

The Yellowtail in La Jolla returned in small quantities, along with a few White Seabass!

There were some decent counts of Yellowtail found at the Coronado Islands and south of South Island during the week, with high counts of 12 Yellowtail caught, along with a smattering of log size Barracuda.

Coronado Island Yellowtail caught on the Voyager, Sunday, 05-06-12:



The arrival of Barracuda locally will most likely be the primary focus this coming week. While local fishing continues to be excellent on Rockfishing, lots of Big Bocaccio, some huge Reds and some very large Lingcod are being caught, as well as lots of Sculpin. The warmer days have also improved the local Bass fishing.

There were more good evenings of Bass fishing on the Twilight runs.

Twilight fishing: The Native Sun fished on Sunday, 05-05-12, and caught 56 Sand Bass and 7 Sculpin. The Enterprise fished on Sunday, 05-05-12, as only 11 anglers caught 40 Sand Bass and 4 Sculpin. The Monte Carlo out of 22nd Street Landing also ran a trip on Sunday, 05-05-12, and caught 49 Sand Bass, 4 Rockfish and 9 Sculpin.

In Santa Monica Bay
The ¾ day boat Tradition ran a trip on Saturday, 05-05-12 and according Jackpot Jimmy; the light load of 11 anglers limited out on Rockfish and caught 5 Lingcod. Some pictures:














The 1/2 day boat Redondo Special ran a trip on Sunday, 05-05-12 and caught 88 Rockfish, 5 Sculpin and 2 Sole.

The ½ day boat New Del Mar caught 305 Rockfish, 1 big Lingcod and 115 Sand Dab on their Wednesday, 05-09-12 trip.

A picture of the big Lingcod caught on the New Del Mar Wednesday:



The ¾ day boat Spitfire caught 60 Rockfish and 110 Red Snapper on their Sunday, 05-06-12 trip.

Newport Beach and Dana Point.
The ¾ day boat Clemente ran a trip on Wednesday, 05-09-12 and caught 35 Calico Bass, 9 Sand Bass, 2 Sheephead and 5 Rockfish.

The ½ day boat Patriot out of Newport Landing ran a trip on Wednesday, 05-09-12 and caught 26 Calico Bass, 4 Sheephead, 42 Bocaccio, 20 Rockfish, 1 Lingcod and 5 Red Snapper.

The 3/4 day boat Freelance out of Davey's Locker found the Rockfish on the chew on their Wednesday, 05-09-12 trip, catching 10 Calico Bass, 12 Whitefish, 24 Bocaccio, 103 Rockfish, 1 Black Sea Bass released, 10 Perch and 87 Red Snapper.


Long Beach and San Pedro
Private boater Dat fished with his Dad on Sunday, 05-06-12 out of Long Beach. They fished in Dat's favorite Red Hole and they were on the chew. Some pictures:





The Enterprise fished on Sunday, 05-06-12, as 23 anglers caught 46 Bocaccio, (limits), 150 Rockfish, 115 Sculpin and 30 Red Snapper.

The ¾ day boat Sport King out of LA Harbor fished on Thursday, 05-03-12, as 8 anglers caught 1 Whitefish, 16 Bocaccio, (limits), 28 Rockfish, 5 Sculpin and 45 Red Snapper.

The 1/2 day boat Monte Carlo out of 22nd Street Landing ran a trip on Sunday, 05-06-12 and caught 97 Rockfish, 62 Sculpin and 4 Red Snapper.

The 1/2 day boat Matt Walsh out of LA Harbor ran a trip on Wednesday, 05-09-12 and caught 1 Calico Bass, 18 Bocaccio, 29 Rockfish, 3 Sculpin and 11 Red Snapper.


The Islands


Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!
Charter Captain Jaime for Seasons Sport Fishing ran a trip to the Island on Saturday, 05-05-12 and caught another White Seabass.

Private boater Bob fished the Island on Saturday evening and at grey light, Sunday morning, 05-06-12, the crew of seven caught limits of White Seabass in 30 minutes, as they left them biting. Some pictures:



The Pursuit out of 22nd St. Landing, ran to the Island on Saturday, 05-04-12, with 31 anglers catching 25 Sheephead, 95 Whitefish, 62 Bocaccio, (limits), 95 Rockfish, 4 Sculpin, 110 Perch, 2 Sargo and 25 Red Snapper.
The Fury out of Dana Wharf fished on Monday, 05-07-12 with 11 anglers catching 94 Calico Bass, 2 Sheephead and 3 Rockfish.

San Clemente Island!
Angler Pam fished on the Sport Boat Pacific Star over the weekend and they caught a nice variety of fish, including Rockfish, Lingcod, Sheephead and Whitefish. They never made any squid and saw no exotics. Some pictures:





The Thunderbird ran to the Island on Sunday, 05-06-12 and caught 46 Sheephead, 226 Whitefish, 62 Bocaccio, 251 Rockfish, 2 Lingcod and 13 Sculpin.
The Freedom out of 22nd St. Landing ran to the Island on Sunday, 05-06-12, and caught 4 Calico Bass, 76 Sheephead, 112 Whitefish, 34 Bocaccio, 246 Rockfish, 3 Lingcod, 36 Sculpin, 14 Perch, 27 Red Snapper and 2 Cabazon.
The Big Game 90 fished the Island on a 2-day trip that returned on Sunday, 05-06-12, with a couple of Yellowtail, lots of Reds, Lingcod and assorted Rockfish. Some pictures:



Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!

Richard with a nice Halibut caught in the Surf:


The ¾ day boat San Diego out of Seaforth Landing caught these Yellowtail on Sunday, 05-06-12, pictures courtesy of angler Debi:













The Tuna Jihad team won the SWYC bottom fishing tournament with a bunch of Big Bocaccio, they also caught a few nice Lingcod to 21.7 pounds, plus some big Reds: Pictures courtesy of Mike, who caught the big Lingcod:









All comments and suggestions welcomed!

Weather
The weather forecast for Saturday looks excellent, and on Sunday it appears to be a bit breezy. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.
Hook Up,
Cory

May 04, 2012

Tunaslam Corner-05-04-12

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 weekend weather was decent and the fishing possibilities continued to improve. A few more White Seabass were caught at Catalina and along the coast. Another huge Home guard Yellowtail was caught at Catalina. There was a bit more Squid located at both Catalina and San Clemente Island. Barracuda are moving up the coast. They arrived in Ensenada last week, and made it up to San Diego this week, and on Wednesday, 05-02-12 the Enterprise caught two Barracuda, hopefully big schools will be arriving soon from Newport Beach to Santa Monica Bay. Also few Bonito have been caught, that's very encouraging.

Water temps are rising everywhere, and have reached the critical over 60 degree point, with highs of 64 registered in some places.
The Yellowtail in La Jolla took a complete dump! However, more Yellowtail arrived in the usual spots south of the border: the Rockpile, South Kelp Reef, and North Coronado Islands.

The ¾ day boat San Diego out of Seaforth Landing caught 48 Yellowtail on Thursday, 05-03-12, with 11 Barracuda. Earlier in the week they caught over 50 Barracuda. Let the games begin!

Private boater Oscar fished with his buddy and sons and caught these two Yellowtail at the Rockpile, Saturday, 04-28-12:



Local fishing remains excellent on Rockfishing, lots of Big Bocaccio, some huge Reds and a few big Lingcod being caught, as well as lots of Sculpin. The warmer days has improved the local Bass fishing with Bass being caught over six pounds.
Private boater Lal fished with Japan Ron on Tuesday, 05-02-12 out of Long Beach. They fished the Newport Pipe and Reef area, as well as other local stones. Lal said all the areas he fished yielded some Bass, as water temps had increased significantly, as well as clearing up. They caught and released 35 mixed Bass between them with Lal catching 6 1/4 and 5 1/4 pound Sand Bass, with Calico Bass to 3 pounds. Some pictures:







There continues to be some decent evenings of Bass fishing on the Twilight runs.
Twilight fishing: The Native Sun fished on Sunday, April 29, 2012, and caught 54 Sand Bass and 3 Sculpin. The Enterprise fished on Friday, 04-27-12, as 40 anglers caught, some pictures of the Bass caught:



In Santa Monica Bay
Private boater Jason fished with Captain Vince on Sunday, 04-29-12 and found the big Calico and Sand Bass on the chew:














The ¾ day boat Tradition ran a trip on Saturday, 04-28-12 and according Jackpot Jimmy, the Bocaccio and Reds were big. Some pictures:














The 1/2 day boat Redondo ran a trip on Sunday, 04-29-12 and angler Jimmy surprised everyone with this catch on a lure:






The ½ day boat New Del Mar caught 1 Sand Bass, 2 Whitefish, 212 Rockfish and 5 Lingcod on their Saturday, 04-28-12 trip.

The ¾ day boat Spitfire caught 115 Rockfish, 1 Lingcod and 70 Red Snapper on Sunday, 04-29-12.

Newport Beach and Dana Point.
The ¾ day boat Clemente ran a trip on Tuesday, 05-01-12 and caught 3 Calico Bass, 8 Sand Bass, 2 Sheephead, 16 Rockfish and 3 Sculpin.

The ½ day boat Patriot out of Newport Landing ran a trip on Thursday, 05-01-12 and caught 46 Bocaccio, 225 Rockfish and 2 Sculpin.

The 3/4 day boat Freelance out of Davey's Locker found the Rockfish on the chew on their Tuesday, 05-01-12 trip, catching 38 Bocaccio, (limits), 61 Rockfish, 1 Sculpin and 11 Red Snapper.

Long Beach and San Pedro
Private boater Dia fished with friend Mark on Friday evening and through Saturday morning, 04-28-12 out of Long Beach. They fished the wall with great results on big Calico and Sand Bass. Some pictures:











Private boater Yutaka fished with friend Eric on Sunday, 04-29-12 out of Long Beach. They were targeting Lingcod and Walla, they scored:





The Enterprise fished on Wednesday, 05-02-12, as 24 anglers caught 4 Sand Bass, 2 Barracuda, 1 Sheephead, 48 Bocaccio , (limits), 135 Rockfish, 120 Sculpin and 22 Red Snapper.

The ¾ day boat Sport King out of LA Harbor fished on Thursday, 05-03-12, as 8 anglers caught 1 Whitefish, 16 Bocaccio, (limits), 28 Rockfish, 5 Sculpin and 45 Red Snapper.

The 1/2 day boat Monte Carlo out of 22nd Street Landing ran a trip on Saturday, 04-28-12 and caught 59 Rockfish, 61 Sculpin and 19 Red Snapper.

The 1/2 day boat Matt Walsh out of LA Harbor caught 32 Bocaccio, 57 Rockfish, 2 Sculpin and 11 Red Snapper for 16 anglers on their Saturday, 04-28-12.

Japan Ron fished the ¾ day Victory out of Pierpoint Landing on Wednesday, 05-02-12 and they caught 73 Rockfish, 80 Sculpin and 200 Sand Dab Some pictures:





The Islands


Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!
Charter Captain Jaime for Seasons Sport fishing ran a trip to the Island on Friday, 04-27-12 and caught their first White Seabass of the year. Water temps were found up to 62 degrees which bodes well for improved fishing at Catalina.
Private boater Rick fished the Island on Tuesday, 05-01-12 and caught this Home Guard Yellowtail weighing 38 pounds:

Rick's guest caught a 15 pound Halibut:

Private boater Clifford hired Captain Dave Hansen to guide them on Monday, 04-30-12. They hooked a possible White Seabass which was lost. They caught some nice Calico Bass and these Sheephead:

The six pack Charter Boat Mardiosa fished Catalina on Thursday, 05-03-12 and caught 1 White Seabass, 16 Calico Bass, 5 Sheephead and 2 Sargo.
The Freedom out of 22nd St. Landing ran to Santa Barbara Island on Saturday, 04-28-12 and caught 24 Calico Bass, 76 Sheephead, 28 Whitefish, 11 Bocaccio, 87 Rockfish, 1 Lingcod, 97 Perch and 1 Cabazon.
The Pursuit out of 22nd St. Landing, ran to the Island on Tuesday, 05-01-12, with 28 anglers catching 56 Bocaccio, (limits), 96 Rockfish, 78 Sculpin and 200 Sand Dab.
The Fury out of Dana Wharf fished on Sunday, 04-29-12 with 33 anglers catching 11 Calico Bass, 19 Bocaccio, 25 Rockfish, 1 Perch and 17 Red Snapper.

San Clemente Island!
Angler Lokey fished on the Sport Boat Toronado over the weekend and they caught a nice variety of fish. Some pictures:










Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!
Angler Harry fished the Pacific Voyager on Saturday, 04-28-12 and they fished the Rockpile for four Yellowtail, plus some Rockfish. Some pictures:





Charter Master Captain Rod on his boat the Sweet Teresa invited some of the Military's finest, (both had suffered significant injuries) on a trip for Saturday, 04-28-12 and JJ and Daniel both caught several big Halibut:

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Kudos guys and thanks for your sacrifice to protect our nation.

All comments and suggestions welcomed!
WeatherThe weather forecast for the weekend is looking good for both Saturday and Sunday. So get out and catch a Big'n. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.
Hook Up,
Cory
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