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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October 30, 2013

Once upon a 10 day trip on the RP!

by Cory Visser

10 Day Trip-October 18th through the 28th on the Royal Polaris!

Day 1-Departure Oct.-18th

The frenzy at the dock, the anxious wait to load our gear and get the trip off to a good start.



Day-2 Saturday-Oct. 19

Expected arrival to Canoas at 12:30 pm to fish for Yellowtail.

My first 22 pound Yellowtail:



Angler Steve and crew Terrence with a nice Yellowtail:



Read the rest of the 12 page report with 60 pictures on the this link at the Longe Range Board:

http://www.allcoast.com/discussion/ViewTopic.cfm?topic_ID=115637&page=1#id100716472

October 17, 2013

Tunaslam Corner-10-17-13

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 beat goes on for the Bluefin Tuna fishing this week Offshore, on fish averaging 40 to 65 pounds. Find the right school and it is limit style fishing. The better fishing is between 80 and 100 miles, best suited for the 1.5 day trips or longer. One day trips are still finding fish, although they are limited in time, and if the school is found later in the day, the quantities landed are reduced, especially considering the size of the fish.

Still plenty of smaller grade Yellowtail being found on the right kelp paddy, along with some Dorado. The Yellowfin Tuna counts have been dropping with the water temps. The longer trips offshore allow for concentrating on both the Tuna species.

Most one day sport boats have been fishing the Tuna Pens near Ensenada, between 55 and 60 miles south of San Diego, where most of the Bluefin are being found in one day range. The private boater looking for Tuna has found the Pens to be the best bet, while many others have concentrated on Kelp Paddies inside 40 miles.

The Coronado Islands are still yielding Yellowtail to 35 pounds. Here is angler Drew with a nice Yellowtail caught Sunday, 10-12-13:



Bonito at Catalina and Yellowtail at San Clemente highlight the fishing at the local Islands.

Some nice Dorado pictures from the recent Eclipse trip:



Some Yellowfin Tuna off a recent Aztec trip:



Big Bluefin Tuna off the Condor:



Pictures of angler Ron's trip on the Condor:












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. The Island Tak caught 24 Yellowtail on their weekend trip.

A picture of a Local Marlin caught on Tuesday, 10-15-13:



Some Sand Bass are being caught on the few Twilight trips being scheduled! Here is a nice Sand Bass caught off the Native Sun on their weekend Twilight trip:



Good Rockfishing out of Newport Beach:



Angler Ron fished on the 3/4 day boat Victory out of Pierpoint Landing on Wed-10-16. They did well on the Rockfish. Some pictures:









Pretty ladies that fish or maybe not:







Good rockfishing, Wednesday, October 16, 2013 on the El Gato:



Nice Lingcod and Red caught off the Mirage:



Continued good fishing on the Stardust up north:







The Islands


Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!

Bonito have returned to the Island and the ¾ day boat Freelance has been finding limit fishing on their recent trips.

The Pursuit is doing well on the Rockfish, when not targeting the Bonito, along with a few Calico Bass, Whitefish, and Sheephead.

The Sport King is catching both Rockfish and Bonito on their trips to the Island.

San Clemente Island!

The Thunderbird fished the Island Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 and landed 48 Yellowtail!

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!

Captain Duane of Seasons Sportfishing got on the fish again last weekend, continuing the great Fall fishing offshore:









Duane took a break from the Tuna fishing and killed the Lingcod and other bottom critters:



Captain Kelly says the Tuna to 50 pounds and the Dorado are still biting in San Quintin as they caught these beauties over the weekend:





Quote:



Humor:







Some wild weather in Cabo San Lucas on Tuesday, 10-15-13:



Check out this Camping vehicle. All it takes is money and imagination:




All comments and suggestions welcomed!

WeatherThe weather forecast for Saturday and Sunday looks to be very fishable. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.

My home for the next 10 days:



Hook Up,
Cory

October 11, 2013

Tunaslam Corner-10-11-13

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.

Despite this week's storm, sending a chill through the Sportfishing industry, the Bluefin Tuna and Yellowfin Tuna counts remain very good! In fact there have been some outstanding scores such as the Cortez returning from a 2.5 day trip with 12 anglers catching 80 Bluefin Tuna, 80 Yellowfin Tuna and 80 Yellowtail.

There were some outstanding scores on the Bluefin Tuna on both Thursday and Friday (today). Most of these fish are in the 40 to 60 pound range with an occasional bigger model. Both the one day boats and longer trips scored big time. Some boats also loaded up on Dorado and Yellowtail. Insane fishing considering it is this late in October?

Surprisingly most of the 1.5 day boats and longer are traveling 100 miles or more south of San Diego while one day fishing has produced well off and on. Meanwhile the private boater has concentrated on Kelp Paddies inside 40 miles with a few venturing down to the Tuna pens near Ensenada where the Bluefin are hanging out. Most one day sport boats have been fishing this area successfully.

The ¾ day boats were again on the hunt this week with good counts at the Coronado Islands which have yielded a nicer grade of Yellowtail lately.

Here is a picture from angler Brandon with a big Yellowtail off the ¾ day boat San Diego on Friday:



The Coronado Islands right now are going off with Yellowtail to 35 pounds. Here are some pictures from the recent Chubasco II trip:



Nice Tuna off the Pride which had limits of Bluefin from 30 to 50 pounds on their one day trip Thursday:





Angler Kasey with limit Bluefin Tuna fishing off the Aztec:



Angler Pam with pictures off her Pacific Dawn trip:







The Fortune whacks them again, what a year they have had, Bluefin Tuna to 80 pounds on this trip that returned Monday, 10-07-13:















Marlin fishing remained quiet this week, with few reports.

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.

Locally the Sand Bass and Calico Bass is all but dormant, and there are few if any Twilight trips being scheduled!

Angler Ron fished the 3/4 day boat Victory with some decent Rock cod Fishing:





Pretty ladies that fish or maybe not:







Nice Lingcod off the Mirage:



Continued good fishing on the Stardust up north:


















The Islands


Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!

The Pursuit did not catch any Bonito on their trips to the island this week, settling for a few Calico Bass, Whitefish, Sheephead and Rockfish.

The Sport King also relied primarily on Rockfish and other critters for this week's fishing.

San Clemente Island!

The Freedom fished the Island Saturday, Oct. 05-13 and landed 10 Yellowtail, and lost some others!

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!Angler

Big Gabe with a nice Bluefin Tuna off the Black Pearl:



Angler Halen with some Bluefin Tuna off the Condor:



Great fishing off the Ocean Odyssey:













The Intrepid into the Cows very early in the season, which may bode well for my upcoming ten day trip on the RP:





A 254 pounder:




Quote:





Just saying:





Creative Thinking:



Humor:



My kind of mechanic:



Now this is a diehard fisherman, with a no quit attitude:



Cool picture of a school of Yellowtail off La Jolla:



All comments and suggestions welcomed!

Weather

The weather forecast for Saturday and Sunday looks to be very fishable. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.
Hook Up,
Cory

October 05, 2013

Tunaslam Corner-10-04-13

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 Fall fishing this week found another good mix Offshore , with most boats catching Yellowtail, Dorado and either species of Yellowfin Tuna or Bluefin Tuna. The longer trips offshore allow for concentrating on both the Tuna species offshore. The Bluefin Tuna being found lately have mixed schools of 15 to 30 pound fish and other schools containing the big boys to 70 pounds or even larger to 100 pounds. While most of the Yellowfin Tuna remain footballs at 10 to 15 pounds, with an occasional bigger model found. However, the good news is that in most cases they are finding limit style fishing this late in the year, no matter which species they target.

Most of the 1.5 day boats and longer are traveling 100 miles or more south of San Diego where there are more possibilities with less boat traffic.

Meanwhile the private boater has concentrated on Kelp Paddies inside 40 miles with a few venturing down to the Tuna pens near Ensenada where the Bluefin are hanging out. Most one day sport boats have been fishing this area successfully.

The ¾ day boats were again on the hunt this week with fewer counts offshore, as the Coronado Islands have yielded a nicer grade of Yellowtail lately. Here is a picture from angler Brandon with a big Yellowtail off the ¾ day boat San Diego on Friday:



There appears to be lots of room on all boats during the week, unfortunately if you have not made a reservation ahead of time to go on a weekend, the majority of boats are again sold out. At least this time of year they do not fill up as quickly allowing you judge the weather and current catch reports before making a reservation.

Marlin fishing was a little quieter this week, with few reports. The dropping of water temps below 70 will most likely send both the Tuna and Marlin down south.

The Coronado Islands right now are going off with Yellowtail to 35 pounds. Here are some pictures from the recent Pronto trip:



Nice Tuna off the Pride:



Another great trip off the Fortune:











Nice score off the Pacific Queen:



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.

Locally the Sand Bass and Calico Bass is all but dormant, and there are few if any Twilight trips being scheduled! Most of the local boats out of Dana Point and Newport Beach are back to Rock fishing, with few fish being caught off local kelp paddies.

Angler Ron fished the 3/4 day boat Victory out of Pierpoint Landing on Wednesday, 10-02-13 and they had a good catch on the bottom critters. Some pictures:









Angler Bob with his first Bluefin Tuna:


Private boater Benny and friends with some dandy Calico Bass caught on the plastics:







Pretty ladies that fish or maybe not:











Angler Doug with a big Sheephead:



Nice Sheephead off the Mirage:



Good fishing on the Stardust up north:









The Islands


Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!

The Pursuit caught 100 Bonito on their Tuesday, 10-01-13 trip, with a few Calico Bass, Whitefish, Sheephead and Rockfish.

The Sport King caught 32 Bonito on their Thursday trip. Not much sign of any Yellowtail lately.

San Clemente Island!

Few boats have fished the Island, however when they do, they often find some Yellowtail on the chew.

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!

Yep, ½ day boat fishing off the Dolphin catching Tuna, Tails and Do Do's:







Another great trip on the Pride:



Some big boys off the Vagabond up to 145 pounds:



Nice Dorado off the Condor:



Captain Duane of Seasons Sportfishing is really taking advantage of the great Fall fishing offshore:



Dan Hernandez fishing Ensenada caught limits of Dorado and Yellowtail:



Captain Louie on his charter boat Its 4 Reels has been having great fishing offshore out of Ensenada.

Captain Kelly says the Tuna to 50 pounds and the Dorado are biting in San Quintin:















Quote of the day, something to think about:



Humor:



My kind of Rig, oh to be Rich:




All comments and suggestions welcomed!

Weather
The weather forecast for Saturday, and Sunday looks to be excellent and very fishable. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.
Hook Up,
Cory