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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November 30, 2012

Tunaslam Corner-11-30-12

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.

Well it is fall and most fishermen have hung it up until spring. Most private boaters let their boats sit, collect dust and rust over the winter, and then incur major repair bills when they want to fire the engine up, and run the boat! My challenge is to keep the large volume of readers entertained until the "exciting" fishing begins? I'm here to tell you there is a lot to do during the fall, winter and early spring. For example:

Rockfishing at its finest: Ok you don't like to use big gear, a heavy weight or lure and pull up dead weight. Guess what, switch to a light tackle rig and fish shallow water. Plastics fishing or using a Mega Bait lure in the shallows can bring excitement to your catch and the dinner value of fresh Rockfish filets is ideal.

Same things go for targeting Sand and Calico Bass. It's a blast on plastics. Fish the baits if you wish, however, most of the time the plastics catch a ratio of 3 or more to 1.

The shallow water fishing at the Channel Islands are the most productive areas and along the coastline.

Then there is always some Halibut lurking around off the sandy beaches and in the harbor. So get out and go fishing.

Private boater Matt found some Homeguard Yellowtail on the chew using live squid. Some pictures:





This week, Sergio says:




Just another pretty lady that enjoys fishing:





The Laker girls, but can they fish?



I agree with the old Farmer:


• An elderly man in Louisiana had owned a large farm for several years. He had a large pond in the back. It was properly shaped for swimming, so he fixed it up nice with picnic tables, horseshoe courts, and some apple and peach trees.

• One evening the old farmer decided to go down to the pond, as he hadn't been there for a while, and look it over. He grabbed a five-gallon bucket to bring back some fruit. As he neared the pond, he heard voices shouting and laughing with glee. As he came closer, he saw it was a bunch of young women skinny-dipping in his pond.

• He made the women aware of his presence and they all went to the deep end. One of the women shouted to him, 'we're not coming out until you leave!'

• The old man frowned, 'I didn't come down here to watch you ladies swim naked or make you get out of the pond naked.' Holding the bucket up he said,
• 'I'm here to feed the alligator...' Some old men can still think fast.


Yep, you're doing it wrong! Launch Ramp Follies at its finest:


I agree ten thousand times:



I guess he was pissed off with the Divorse settlement that she got the house and his truck. He delivered the truck this morning:



This is what I call teamwork:



A few good thoughts (PIQ):





Yes it is getting that bad: Honk if you agree?



Until December 31, 2012 the Local the fishing target is Rockfish, Lingcod, Sculpin, White Fish and Sheephead, with a few Calico and Sand Bass mixed in. Come January 1st, 2013 Rockfish season closes until March 1st. Then the target will be only Sculpin, Bass, Halibut and any exotic that may show up, however, unlikely at this time of year.

Some local reports:

Out of Dana Wharf Sportfishing the ½ day boat Clemente had a decent day of fishing on Tuesday, 11-20-12 catching 12 Calico Bass, 3 Sand Bass, 4 Sheephead, 16 Bocaccio, 36 Rockfish, 2 Sculpin and 4 Red Snapper.

A 31 pound Halibut caught off the Reel Fun Wednesday:



Some nice Reds caught off the Sum Fun Thursday:



Captain Dave Hansen says go Bass fishing:



Private boater Dave with a nice load of Reds and a surprise Thresher Shark:





Private boater

In Santa Monica the 3/4 day boat Redondo Special had a great day on their Tuesday, 11-27-12 trip catching 110 Rockfish (limits)and 2 Lingcod for 11 anglers. The New Del Mar had a great day of Lingcod and Rockfishing on Saturday, 11-24-12, catching 15 Sheephead, 315 Rockfish and 18 Lingcod. The ¾ day Spitfire also had some good Lingcod fishing on Friday, 11-23-12, catching 40 Rockfish, 1 Lingcod, 1 Thresher Shark and 160 Red Snapper . A picture of a Thresher caught off the Spitfire:




Private boater Scott fished Saturday out of MDR, catching and releasing some short Halibut until friend Lenny caught this legal:




Out of San Pedro, the ½ day boat Monte Carlo had a decent trip Tuesday, 11-27-12 catching 6 Calico Bass, 5 Sand Bass, 23 Sheephead, 16 Whitefish, 26 Rockfish, 5 Lingcod, 3 Sculpin and 93 Red Snapper . The ¾ day Sea Angler is targeting Sand Dabs and catching them by the thousand.

Out of Newport Beach, the Freelance fished Saturday, 11-24-12 and caught 10 Sheephead, 45 Bocaccio, 150 Rockfish, 30 Sculpin, 357 Sand Dab and 5 Red Snapper.

Private boater Japan Ron fished with Lal on the Ducky locally on Tuesday, 11-27-12 and had a 20 fish day on the Calico and Sand Bass with some Sculpin and other critters caught. Some pictures:







I also fished with Lal on Sunday and the Calico and Sand Bass were hungry early:









Private boater ED with a nice Calico Bass:


Cool picture of a Lingcod ready to strike:




The Islands

Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!

Nice Lingcod off the Liberty:


The Pursuit out of 22nd St. Landing, ran to the Island on Saturday, 11-24-12, catching 24 Calico Bass, 52 Sheephead, 21 Whitefish, 96 Rockfish, 7 Sculpin, 361 Perch, 8 Sargo and 2 Red Snapper .

San Clemente Island!No reports this week. The Freedom caught eight Yellowtail on their Saturday trip.

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!

Charter Master Jamie of Seasons Sportfishing took out Andre and friends for some good bottom fishing. Pictures courtesy of Andre:









Private boater Jeff went fishing with his wife Lisa and caught several 23-24 inch fish and then a 10 and 20 pound Halibut. Here is the big one:





A nice Sheephead caught on the El Gato and released:


I went fishing with Bill out of Las Salinas on Wednesday, 11-28-12. Some pictures:

Myself with our biggest Red of the day:



My first big Lingcod:



A monster Bocaccio:



My second Big Lingcod:





A combo picture, can you believe the size of the mouth on that bucket mouth?:



Another Lingcod picture:



Bill sees some birds working off in the distance and we go to check it out. Bill soon hollers I'm bit! Sure enough his line starts pealing out. The Yellowtail puts up a good fight, as Bill follows the fish from side to side. Finally the fish is at color and Bill guides it into range as I stick it with the gaff.

Now getting Bill to let me take a picture of any of the fish he has caught is often a challenge, but not this time:





The big Tuna are biting Long Range. A wishing I was Long Range fishing on the Excel:



All comments and suggestions welcomed!

Weather

Small Craft Warnings are out for most of the weekend!

Although the weather forecast for both Saturday and Sunday looks to be fairly calm, the seas are considered to be very Hazardous with huge swells to over 15 feet, so be safe, stay off the water. It will be a good weekend to catch up on Honey Dues, Christmas Shopping and watching football. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.
Hook Up,
Cory

November 23, 2012

Tunaslam Corner-11-23-12

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 Pacific Voyager ventured offshore for a 3 day trip over the weekend, returning Monday with 3 day limits of Yellowtail. The Voyager ran a 1.5 day trip and caught limits of Red Snapper. That was it for any offshore fishing that I am aware of?
My guess is most boats are now heavy into their winter maintenance programs and when completed a few will be offering multi day trips to Colonet and/or San Martin Island where they are still catching solid 20+ Yellowtail.
Reporting becomes a real challenge during the winter doldrums, and I will appreciate every report and picture in the attempt to keep you entertained. Mean while I am hoping everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and here is wishing all a safe and happy Holiday Season.

This week, Sergio says:




Just another pretty lady that enjoys fishing:





OK this one might not fish, but she's still pretty and apparently likes seafood?



Having just celebrated our 43rd anniversary, I kind identify with this message:



My brothers wife Diane says:



My good friend Franks says:


And Chad says:


Launch Ramp Follies at its finest:



Until December 31, 2012 the Local the fishing target is Rockfish, Lingcod, Sculpin, White Fish and Sheephead, with a few Calico and Sand Bass mixed in. Come January 1st, 2013 Rockfish season closes until March 1st. Then the target will be only Sculpin, Bass, Halibut and any exotic that may show up, however, unlikely at this time of year.

Some local reports:

Out of Dana Wharf Sportfishing the ½ day boat Clemente had a decent day of fishing on Tuesday, 11-20-12 catching 12 Calico Bass, 3 Sand Bass, 4 Sheephead, 16 Bocaccio, 36 Rockfish, 2 Sculpin and 4 Red Snapper.

Private boater Catalin with his son fished out of Dana both Sat. and Sun. for good counts on the Sand and Calico Bass, plus some big Sheephead. A couple of pictures:





Private boater Matt got to fish on the weekend with his Dad targeting Halibut. They caught a few legal size Halibut with this big fella the grand prize:



Private boater Tim went looking for some Threshers and found what he was looking for:




Private boater Dave with a nice load of Reds:



Private boater Sergio fishing with his friend Chris on his boat, found the Calico and Sand Bass on the chew on Tuesday, 11-20-12:




In Santa Monica the 3/4 day boat Redondo Special had a great day on their Tuesday, 11-20-12 trip catching 1 Whitefish, 152 Rockfish and 2 Lingcod for 35 anglers. The New Del Mar had a great day of Lingcod and Rockfishing on Sunday, 11-18-12, catching 6 Sheephead, 215 Rockfish, 15 Lingcod and 62 Sculpin. The ¾ day Spitfire also had some good Lingcod fishing on Wednesday, 11-21-12, catching 4 Sheephead, 110 Rockfish, 15 Lingcod and 40 Sculpin. A picture of a big Lingcod caught:



Out of San Pedro, the ½ day boat Monte Carlo had a decent trip Wednesday, 11-21-12 catching 2 Halibut, 3 Calico Bass, 1 Sand Bass, 7 Sheephead, 14 Whitefish, 38 Rockfish, 4 Lingcod, 6 Sculpin and 92 Red Snapper. The ¾ day Sea Angler is targeting Sand Dabs and catching them by the thousand.



Out of Newport Beach, the Freelance fished Sunday, 11-18-12 and caught 10 Sheephead, 20 Bocaccio, 161 Rockfish, 16 Sculpin and 140 Sand Dab.


Brandon with big local Sand Bass:



Private boater Japan Ron fished with Lal on the Ducky locally on Tuesday, 11-20-12 and had a 50 fish day on the Rockfish, Calico and Sand Bass with some Sculpin and other critters caught. Some pictures:












The Islands


Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!
The Sport King had a good day at the Island on Tuesday, 11-20-12 catching 10 Sheephead, 10 Rockfish, 11 Lingcod and 43 Red Snapper for only six anglers.
The Pursuit out of 22nd St. Landing, ran to the Island on Monday, 11-19-12, with 32 anglers catching 14 Calico Bass, 36 Sheephead, 32 Whitefish, 27 Bocaccio, 107 Rockfish, 6 Sculpin, 276 Perch and 4 Sargo.

San Clemente Island!No reports this week. The Freedom is scheduled for this Friday night fishing Saturday. A few Yellowtail have been sighted recently.

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!

Private boater Zach fished the Coronados with a friend on Saturday, catching some nice Lingcod:





Charter Master Jamie of Seasons Sportfishing had a stellar weekend fishing for Lingcod and big Reds:






Captain Kody with some pictures off the ½ day boat Sea Watch:










All comments and suggestions welcomed!

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

November 16, 2012

Tunaslam Corner-11-16-12

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.

It was a good season Offshore! So the Party is not over, yeah it is, yes the Ocean Odyssey ran a 3 day trip on Monday, after the storm. Yep they caught 175 Yellowtail and 225 Yellowfin Tuna, (3 day limits), with ten Dorado. However, the warm water is below 160 miles, way over 1.5 day range or even 2 day range unless you run at 5pm. Then there would have to be a hell of a fuel sur-charge. The Ocean Odyssey is running another three day trip this Friday evening. Good for them, I hope they catch a bunch. Basically the Offshore Season is over. There are almost no anglers willing to spend big bucks for little chance to catch Tuna. Well in November, what else would you expect? The winds and the rain came and the water temps dropped severely, consequently the Tuna headed south for the winter.
Listen it was a very good year for a lot of boats fishing offshore this summer. As has been the case for a number of years, there was virtually no spring fishing, and the Albacore pulled another no show. However, the season of catching Bluefin, Yellowfin Tuna, Dorado and baby Yellowtail, lasting into November, provided a lot of boats with enough revenue to survive, far better than last year. Still a few Sport Boats could not make a go of it, so sad! The Bluefin Tuna fishing this year was as good as I can remember. Still amazing to me how great it could be while fishing the Tuna Pens? This gave both private boaters and 1 day Sport Boats an opportunity to make a good day out of it. It also provided a 2 day trip with an option closer to shore on their second day after running over 100 miles on the first day. Sometimes the second day of fishing was better than the first?
Once again the average private boater was shut out of good fishing offshore, either too far to run or too expensive with $4.00+ a gallon fuel. The local banks, like the 302, 390, 425 and 371 generally didn't yield the desired results, plenty of baby Yellowtail, but few Tuna. The 1010, D220 and Knuckle produced well for about six weeks, yet for most private boaters that was out of their range at 60+ miles. US waters were almost an entire shut out. A few Magic Kelp Paddies yielded Dorado and Yellowtail for select few boats, while the50 to 100 boats that ran each day caught little to nothing?
The Island fishing for 2012 was a total bust in my opinion. Catalina and San Clemente Islands were horrible for the most part, with virtually no Yellowtail caught most days. The Coronado Islands were plagued by the Mexican Government and the few greedy politicians trying to make the big bucks with a false regulation of Visas that turned out to be mostly bogus and still is an unknown dilemma? Unfortunately the fish were there, yet most boats wanted nothing to do with the bogus Visas requirement.
It looks like a very difficult period ahead. I can only hope things improve.
This week, Sergio says:



Another Seal gone, unable to steal bait and fish, yeah!

Another pretty lady that fishes:





And Doug says:
I knew there was a reason?


Locally the target is Rockfish, Lingcod, Sculpin, White Fish and Sheephead, with a few Calico and Sand Bass mixed in. This is at best a very slow time of year. I could sure use as many pictures as you can provide to help me write a report that is entertaining.

John with a nice Halibut:



Out of Dana Wharf Sportfishing the ½ day boat Clemente had a decent day of Bass fishing on Wednesday, 11-14-12 catching 1 Whitefish, 24 Bocaccio, 55 Rockfish, 2 Sculpin, 20 Sand Dab and 18 Red Snapper.

Private boater Dave had a great trip on Veteran's day with friends, catching some nice Calico and Sand Bass.



In Santa Monica the 3/4 day boat Redondo Special had a great day on their Sunday, 11-11-12 trip catching 216 Rockfish and 2 Lingcod. The New Del Mar had a decent day of Critter fishing on Monday, 11-12-12, catching 9 Sheephead, 225 Rockfish, 6 Lingcod, 225 Sculpin.

Out of San Pedro, the ½ day boat Monte Carlo had a fantastic trip Saturday, 11-10-12 catching 2 Sand Bass, 7 Sheephead, 140 Whitefish (limits), 16 Rockfish, 9 Sculpin and 32 Red Snapper. Some pictures:





Charter Master Eric Groff with a decent day of Halibut fishing last weekend:



Out of Newport Beach, the Freelance fished Monday, 11-12-12 and caught 1 Sand Bass, 5 Sheephead, 20 Bocaccio, 140 Rockfish, 32 Sculpin, 250 Perch and 1 Triggerfish.



Out of Long Beach, the Victory fished Monday, 11-12-12 and caught 48 Sheephead, 22 Whitefish, 171 Rockfish, 3 Sculpin and 10 Perch.

Private boater Japan Ron fished with Lal on the Ducky locally out of Long Beach on Tuesday, 11-13-12 and had a super day on the Calico and Sand Bass to 4 pounds, with some Sculpin, Lingcod and Reds mixed in. They caught and released over 30 Bass and 10 other species to fight another day. Some pictures:











Twilight fishing: No trips, all over?

The Islands

Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!
The Fury had a slow day at the Island on Monday, 11-12-12 catching 1 Calico Bass, 3 Whitefish, 8 Bocaccio, 20 Perch, 1 Sargo, 15 Sand Dab and 31 Red Snapper
The Sport King had a good day at the Island on Tuesday, 11-13-12 catching 10 Sheephead, 10 Rockfish, 11 Lingcod and 43 Red Snapper.
The Pursuit out of 22nd St. Landing, ran to the Island on Sunday, 11-11-12, with 24 anglers catching 7 Sheephead, 4 Whitefish, 46 Rockfish, 2 Lingcod, 6 Sculpin and 148 Red Snapper.
Rockfishing on the Outer Limits:


Private boater Oishi had a great trip on Veteran's day with friends, catching some nice Calico Bass.



San Clemente Island!No reports this week.

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!
It's all about Rockfishing from this point forward.

The sensational 3/4 day boat fishing Offshore for Tuna, Yellowtail and Dorado kept the boats busy for several months.

Well if we are mostly left with Bass fishing and Bottom Critters, so be it. I fished on Wednesday with private boater Bill Fisher and we slammed the Lingcod, Reds and Copper Rockfish down in Salsapuedes. The deep water yielded three Lingcod in the 8 to 10 pound range, with several more that size released. We also released over 50 fish in the shallow water, which were mostly caught on plastics. Some pictures




My second Lingcod:





The day's catch:





Down in San Quitin Captain Kelly and staff are catching a few Big Yellowtail, Halibut and plenty of huge Reds.











All comments and suggestions welcomed!

WeatherThe weather forecast for both Saturday and Sunday looks to be quite calm, although you might incur some rain. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.
Hook Up,
Cory

November 09, 2012

Tunaslam Corner-11-09-12

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.

OK, Turn Out the Lights, the party's over! Yes the multi day boats caught some Yellowfin Tuna over the weekend, although not that many. A few Dorado were added to the catch, and a lot of kelp Paddies were still loaded with the small Yellowtail, plus a few decent sized ones. However, most boats called it a season. The Angler interest has dwindled to a small few and the boats just won't run at a lost this time of year. The last 1.5 day trip report came from Sunday's fishing, nothing further.
A storm has arrived and it is expected to blow for days throughout the weekend and into next week, certainly a death sentence to the Tuna bite?
The ¾ day boats fishing offshore got in their last hurrah, and had a few great days of fishing over the weekend and then the bite literally died.
Here are a few of the weekends and most likely, the last Tuna reports of the year:
The Pacific Voyager found the fish on the chew on a 1.5 day trip returning Sunday, 11-04-12. They caught 13 Yellowfin Tuna, 3 Skipjack Tuna, 100Yellowtail and 1 Dorado.


The Ocean Odyssey returned Sunday, 11-04-12 from a 1.5 day trip catching 21 Yellowfin Tuna, 9 Skipjack Tuna, 155 Yellowtail and 11 Dorado.

The Voyager returned Sunday, 11-04-12 from a 1.5 day trip and caught 32 Yellowfin Tuna, 90 Yellowtail and 7 Dorado.

Nice Albacore off the Searcher:

Albacore still biting up north:


Just a pretty Lady with a fish:


This week, Sergio says:


Not looking good for either the truck driver or the driver in the "convertible" of all things behind him?



One less Seal in the water to steal bait and fish, yeah!


Desperation sets in to scratch that fishing itch:


Yep, it happened:


Private boater Robert took his boat to south of the 390 on Monday, 11-05-12 and caught a bunch of Yellowtail, keeping some, while also catching some decent sized Dorado. They saw Tuna jumping, but could not hook any.Some pictures:





Private boater Larry took his boat to south of the 390 on Monday, 11-05-12 and his wife caught this Hen Dorado:


A few Yellowtail are being caught at Catalina on the live squid. The six pack charter boat Dreamer fished on Saturday, 11-03-12 at the Island and caught 8 Yellowtail, 90 Calico Bass, 4 Barracuda, 4 Sheephead and 90 Perch.

Locally the target is Rockfish, Lingcod, Sculpin, White Fish and Sheephead, with a few Calico and Sand Bass mixed in.

Breaking news from the Department of Fish and Game: the limit for all three Bass species combined, Calico, Sand and Spotted Bay Bass is now Five total. Also the size limit has been increased to 14 inches.
Congratulations DFG, in my opinion a fantastic ruling. Our Bass populations have been declining for years, and thousands and thousands of 12 inch Bass our taken during the annual spawning season during the summer. Most Bass do not reproduce until they reach 12 inches and grow only one inch per year. This gives the species several more years of spawning before capture.

Out of Dana Wharf Sportfishing the ½ day boat Clemente had a decent day of Bass fishing on Wednesday, 11-07-12 catching 17 Calico Bass, 48 Sand Bass, 22 Rockfish and 2 Cabazon.

Now that Jackpot Jimmy's dad sold the Tradition last month, Jimmy returned to the scene of his early fishing adventures, Dana Wharf. This Saturday he fished on the ½ day boat, Sum Fun. The Captain took them to some good shallow water spots for Bass and Sheephead along the coast. Some pictures:

A rare baby Bonito:




Friend Amy with the jackpot Cabazon:






In Santa Monica the 3/4 day boat Redondo Special had a great day on their Wednesday, 11-07-12 trip catching 1 Sheephead, 90 Rockfish (limits) and 6 Lingcod for only 9 anglers. The New Del Mar had a decent day of Lingcod fishing on Saturday, 11-03-12, catching 250 Rockfish and 17 Lingcod.

Out of San Pedro, the ½ day boat Monte Carlo had a decent trip Monday, 11-05-12 1 catching 12 Calico Bass, 1 Sand Bass, 17 Sheephead, 5 Whitefish, 48 Rockfish, 5 Lingcod, 6 Sculpin and 121 Red Snapper.


Out of Newport Beach, the Freelance fished Monday, 11-05-12 and caught 2 Calico Bass, 20 Bocaccio, 102 Rockfish, 6 Sculpin, 2 Triggerfish and 10 Red Snapper.

Private boater Japan Ron fished with Lal on the Ducky locally on Tuesday, 10-23-12 and had a decent day on the Calico and Sand Bass with some Sculpin and other critters caught. Some pictures:





Twilight fishing: The Freelance fished Sunday evening, 11-04-12 and caught 6 Calico Bass, 6 Sand Bass, 12 Rockfish, 135 Sculpin, 2 Perch and 5 Sargo. The Native Sun ran an evening trip Sat. 11-03-12, and found the big Sand Bass on the chew. Pictures courtesy of Phil:



Private boater Tracey with a nice Calico Bass:


A 41 pound Halibut caught locally:


The Islands

Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!
The Sport King had a good day at the Island on Saturday, 11-03-12 catching 15 Calico Bass, 12 Sheephead, 42 Whitefish, 18 Bocaccio, 32 Rockfish, 1 Lingcod, 45 Perch and 15 Red Snapper.
The Pursuit out of 22nd St. Landing, ran to the Island on Sunday, 11-04-12, with 24 anglers catching 9 Yellowtail, 50 Calico Bass, 12 Sheephead, 15 Whitefish, 40 Bocaccio, 75 Rockfish, 5 Bonito, 1 Lingcod and 66 Perch.

San Clemente Island!
The Toronado with a few nice Halibut and a big Yellowtail:







They had a really good Squid Float:


Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!
The ¾ day boats caught Tuna and Tails on the weekend and then the bite died!
The ¾ day boat San Diego out of Seaforth Landing caught 12 Yellowfin Tuna, 3 Skipjack Tuna, 115 Yellowtail and 2 Dorado on their Saturday, 11-03-12 trip.

The ¾ day boat Mission Belle headed out on Saturday, 11-03-12, and caught 3 Yellowfin Tuna, 1 Skipjack Tuna and 75 Yellowtail.

Vonny's Sportfishing out of Ensenada had a great day on Saturday, 11-03-12 at Punta Banda, catching four nice Yellowtail. Some pictures:



All comments and suggestions welcomed!



Weather
The weather forecast for both Saturday and Sunday looks to be cold, rainy, breezy and miserable. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.
Hook Up,
Cory

November 02, 2012

Tunaslam Corner-11-02-12

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.

Just when I thought the season was about to say Uncle, and a call went out to the Fat Lady, the ocean went grease calm on Sunday and huge schools of Yellowfin Tuna were found by the multi day boats 120 miles south of San Diego. A few Dorado are still hanging around, and a lot of kelp Paddies were again loaded with the small Yellowtail, with some bigger models mixed in. The Producer found a school of Bluefin Tuna Saturday at the 238 some 75 miles south.

Angler Jerry with a 20 pound Bluefin Tuna:



Lots of Albacore are being caught up north, West of Morro Bay.
With the fish being found way south, you need to book at least a 1.5 day trip or longer to expect good results. The few private boater reports fished either the 1010 Trench or the 1067 Knuckle which are still holding scattered Yellowfin Tuna, or closer in the Hidden, 302, 371 and 425 banks which are still yielding mostly Rat Yellowtail and a few Dorado, with an occasional Tuna.

Surprisingly the ¾ day boats are still doing well on the small Yellowtail, there are fish being caught between 30 and 50 miles south. The biggest problem for most boats now is finding fishermen to go fishing so late in the season. Angler Mike and son with a nice batch of Yellowtail off the ¾ day boats:





Private boater Dan with friends fished on Monday, 10-29-12 and ran all the way to the 1010 from Newport, and caught 2 Yellowfin Tuna to 25 pounds and some rat Yellowtail and a few Dorado. A picture of the Yellowfin Tuna caught on the troll.



Private boater Jim with friends fished on Sunday, 10-28-12 and ran only 45 miles south of San Diego catching 8 Dorado to 20 pounds, a 20 pound Yellowfin Tuna and all the Yellowtail you wanted. A picture of the Dorado caught:



The Ocean Odyssey returned Tuesday, 10-30-12 from a 1.5 day trip catching 140 Yellowfin Tuna and 140 Yellowtail, limits of each.

The Voyager returned Monday, 10-29-12 from a 2.5 day trip which loaded the boat with limits of Yellowfin Tuna and Yellowtail (limits) for the 16 anglers. Some pictures:











Captain Chris Randal returning from a summer of fishing in Alaska was working on the Top Gun 80 when they found an enormous school of Yellowfin Tuna some 220 miles south of San Diego. Some pictures:





Angler Robert fished on the Eclipse on a 1.5 day trip that returned Monday, 0-29-12. They found the right kelp paddy some 120 miles south and it was game on for hours on the Yellowfin Tuna. Some pictures:







This week, Sergio says:


Hooked up to a big'n?






Hurricane Sandy, now who opened up the flood gates, yikes, where did he come from?



Prayers to all and a quick healing to follow!



Out of Newport Beach, the Freelance fished Monday, 10-29-12 and found the Barracuda on the chew, and also caught 16 Calico Bass, 57 Barracuda, 2 Sheephead, 1 Whitefish, 91 Perch and 31 Spanish Jack.

What, me worry?????



Wondering what to do with your old Long Range Reels?



Twilight fishing: No boats ran an evening trip, turn out the lights the party's over.

One of my favorite events on the water:



Now just leave the surfers alone Whitey!

The Islands

Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!
The charter boat six pack Options caught these White Seabass at Catalina over the weekend:

The Sport King had a good day at the Island on Monday, 10-22-12 catching 54 Calico Bass, 43 Sheephead, 17 Whitefish, 5 Rockfish, 133 Perch and 6 Sargo.
The Pursuit out of 22nd St. Landing, ran to the Island on Thursday, 11-01-12, with 28 anglers catching 10 Calico Bass, 30 Sheephead, 25 Whitefish, 40 Bocaccio, 105 Rockfish, 263 Perch, 7 Sargo and 33 Red Snapper.
San Clemente Island!The Freedom returned from a multi island 2 day trip Sunday, 10-28-12 and caught 1 Halibut, 27 Calico Bass, 122 Sheephead, 154 Whitefish, 47 Lingcod, 4 Sculpin and 1 Cabazon. Lots of Lingcod being caught before the season closes.
The Fury also returned from a 2 day trip Sunday, 10-28-12 and caught 3 Yellowtail, 305 Whitefish, 498 Rockfish, 1 Lingcod, 12 Sculpin and 77 Perch
Angler Scott with a nice Lingcod caught off the Fury at SCI:


Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!
The ¾ day boats are running offshore where they have had sensational Yellowtail and Dorado fishing, as well as a few Tuna being caught.
The ¾ day boat San Diego out of Seaforth Landing caught 140 Yellowtail, 2 Yellowfin Tuna and 6 Dorado on their Thursday, 11-01-12 trip.

The ¾ day boat Mission Belle headed out on Thursday, 11-01-12, and caught 70 Yellowtail, 5 Yellowfin Tuna and 6 Dorado.

Jaime with Seasons Sportfishing had a great weekend switching over to bottom critter fishing. They whacked the Lingcod and big Reds. Some pictures:


Private boater Grant tried out some of the local hard bottom spots and caught some nice Reds, Cabazon and a Wolf Eel. Some pictures:







I fished with Bill Fisher down in Salsapuedes both Sunday afternoon and all day Monday. The shallow water Rockfishing and Calico Bass fishing was as good as it gets on the plastics, with limits of fish both days. Some pictures:




Ensenada Sportfishing says the Tuna are still biting, come on down and fish:



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