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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April 06, 2012

Tunaslam Corner-04-06-12

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.

With decent weather forecasted on Saturday, 03-30-12, followed by a storm front on Sunday, which arrived as scheduled, everyone scrambled to get out on Saturday and scratch their fishing itch.

I left Friday evening on the Aztec for a 1.5 day trip down the coast of Baja, one of three boats that ventured down as far as Colonet. The Pacific Voyager and Voyager were the other boats in the area. Captain Mikey on the Aztec knew that a good trip required a good morning of fishing as the winds leading the storm front were scheduled to arrive by noon. Fortunately the winds held off until 2pm, which provided ample time to get the job done. Due to a ripping current and constantly changing condition, the morning bite was a slow pick. You had to work hard at it, yet those that had experience finished with limits of Reds, assorted other Rockfish, and a few nice Lingcod each. A couple of pictures:




After the Voyager limited out on Rockfish on Saturday on the first of a 2-day trip, they fished the shallows on Sunday. Jackpot was this 15 pound Sheephead:


Since opening day of the Rockfish season, March 1st, most everyone has been targeting Reds and Lingcod, with Bass fishing very slow due to cold and dirty water. For the most part it has been an excellent month of Rockfishing in between storms. Occasionally being targeted are Halibut, and there have been some dandy catches on these tasty fish.

Twilight fishing: The Slammer out of Redondo Sportfishing ran a trip on Saturday, 3-31-12, with 3 anglers catching 20 Sand Bass. Both the Freelance and Western Pride out of Davey's Locker ran twilight trips on Saturday, 3-31-12, and both had excellent Sculpin fishing to go along with some Sand Bass and assorted Rockfish.

In Santa Monica Bay
The ¾ day Tradition ran a trip on Saturday, 03-31-12 and according to Jackpot Jimmy the fishing was excellent, limits of Jumbo Bocaccio, some Reds, and assorted other Rockfish. Some pictures:

















Private boater Vince fished on Saturday, 03-31-12 with friend Jason. They slammed the Bass and added a nice Halibut.





The ½ day boat New Del Mar caught 78 Rockfish and 110 Sculpin on their Tuesday, 04-03-12 trip.

The ¾ day boat Spitfire loads up on the Rockfish on Wednesday, 04-04-12, catching 90 Rockfish and 180 Red Snapper for 34 anglers.

Newport Beach and Dana Point.
The ½ day boat Patriot out of Newport Landing ran a trip on Monday, 04-02-12 and caught 68 Bocaccio, 287 Rockfish and 8 Red Snapper.

The 3/4 day boat Freelance out of Davey's Locker found the Rockfish on the chew on their Monday, 04-02-12 trip, catching 2 Sheephead, 12 Whitefish, 29 Bocaccio, 75 Rockfish, 2 Sculpin, 6 Perch and 78 Red Snapper:

Long Beach and San Pedro
Private boater Jim fished on Wednesday, 04-04-12 and found the Big Reds on the chew. Some pictures:





Private boater Clifford fished with a friend out of Long Beach and caught this 19 pound Halibut, and some dandy Sculpin:







Charter Master Captain Jaime on his boat the Seasons took a group out on Saturday, 03-31-12 and found the local Reds on the chew:







Private boater Ron took his new boat with friends out to the Long Beach Wall, Wednesday, 04-04-12 evening and found some Calico Bass on the chew:




The Enterprise fished on Wednesday, 04-04-12, as 19 anglers caught 1 Sheephead, 108 Rockfish, 49 Sculpin, 200 Sand Dab and 52 Red Snapper.

The ¾ day boat Sport King out of LA Harbor fished on Wednesday, 04-04-12, as 19 anglers caught 6 Sheephead, 35 Whitefish, 15 Bocaccio, 40 Rockfish and 105 Sculpin.

The 1/2 day boat Monte Carlo out of 22nd Street Landing ran a trip on Monday, 04-02-12 and caught 225 Rockfish, 44 Sculpin and 5 Red Snapper.

The 1/2 day boat Matt Walsh out of LA Harbor caught 18 Bocaccio, (limits), 30 Rockfish and 11 Red Snapper for only 9 anglers on their Monday, 04-02-12, trip.

The 1/2 day boat Native Sun on their Tuesday, 04-03-12 morning trip, as they caught 60 Rockfish, 1 Sculpin and 28 Red Snapper.

Japan Ron fished the ¾ day Victory out of Pierpoint Landing on Wednesday, 04-04-12 and limited out on the Bocaccio and other Rockfish, a Jackpot was a large Bocaccio.. Some pictures:









The Islands


Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!
The Pursuit out of 22nd St. Landing, ran to the Island on Wednesday, 04-04-12, with 70 anglers catching 1 Calico Bass, 16 Sheephead, 131 Whitefish, 305 Rockfish, 19 Sculpin, 103 Perch and 5 Red Snapper.

San Clemente Island!
The Thunderbird ran to the Island on Saturday, 03-31-12 and caught 3 Sheephead, 50 Whitefish, 18 Bocaccio, (limits), 31 Rockfish and 41 Red Snapper for only 9 anglers.

The Freedom out of 22nd St. Landing is running trips during the week and on Saturdays to San Clemente where they have been catching lots of Reds, some Lingcod and assorted Rockfish. Then they head to San Nicolas on an extended day trip on Sunday's.

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!
Charter Master Captain Rod on his boat the Sweet Teresa ran a Halibut charter on Saturday, 03-30-12 and found a couple of big Halibut on the chew:







The ½ day boat Dolphin caught a load of Reds, Thursday, 04-05-12:



Private boater and Charter Master, Captain Louie, didn't find the Yellowtail on their Tuesday, 04-03-12 trip; however, the Lingcod were definitely on the chew:







All comments and suggestions welcomed!

Weather
The weather forecast for the weekend is mixed with fierce winds today and tonight, breezy offshore in the morning, and decent locally for Saturday and breezy for most of Sunday? Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.

Hope everyone has a grand Easter weekend.
Hook Up,
Cory

April 02, 2012

Tunaslam Corner-03-30-12

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.

The decent weather on Saturday, 03-24-12 allowed a number of anglers to get in some fishing prior to the storm on Sunday and high winds on Monday.
The reports from the ¾ and ½ day Sport Boats locally contained many successful stories, although Rockfishing is still the name of the game right now. The recent storms have maintained the cold dirty water along the coast, which has put a damper on the Bass fishing.
Twilight fishing: Native Sun pictures from Friday night, 03-23-12:









In Santa Monica Bay
The ¾ day Tradition ran a trip on Saturday, 03-24-12 and according to Jackpot Jimmy the fishing was excellent, limits of Bocaccio, a lot of jumbo Reds, and five Lingcod. Some pictures:














Newport Beach and Dana Point.
Private boater Joe fished on Friday, 03-23-12 and caught a good mix of local Rockfish:



Long Beach and San Pedro
Private boater Yutaka fished on his friend Eric's boat on Saturday, 03-24-12, and they both slammed the local Lingcod. Some pictures:
Eric with the Big'n of the day:





Yutaka with half his limit:


Private boater Dave fished with a friend and they both caught Reds and other assorted Rockfish in a only a few hours fishing. Some pictures:





I fished with Lal Wednesday, 03-28-12 out of Long Beach. The Bass fishing was slow, as we caught only nine between us, plus a nice Cabazon, Sheephead and a Sculpin.

Japan Ron fished the ¾ day Victory out of Pierpoint Landing on Wednesday, 03-21-12 and loaded up on the Rockfish, a Jackpot Sheephead and 100 Sculpin. Some pictures:





The Rubber Ducky pays a visit:


Nice haul:



The Islands
Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!
The Pursuit out of 22nd St. Landing, ran to the Island on Thursday, 03-29-12, with 17 anglers catching 1 Calico Bass, 13 Sheephead, 2 Whitefish, 141 Rockfish, 1 Sculpin and 13 Red Snapper.

San Clemente Island!
The Big Game 90 fished the Island on a 2 day trip over the weekend. They first stopped at Catalina to make Squid, no luck? On Saturday they caught lots of Reds and some Lingcod, Sunday was virtually wind and rained out, despite making a lot of Squid on Saturday evening. Dave caught this nice Lingcod:

The Pacific Star ran a 2-day trip to the Island over the weekend and caught lots of Reds to 10 pounds and a few Lingcod. Charter Master George caught this nice Lingcod:

He also caught this dandy Red:

Some big Reds:


The Jackpot Red, 10 pounds:

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!
Private boater Aaron fished the shallows off Point Loma on Saturday, 03-24-12 and caught some nice Reds and Sculpin:



Private boater Tony fished off Point Loma on Sunday, 03-25-12 and caught this 15 pound Halibut:



Private boater Kenneth fished off Point Loma on Sunday, 03-25-12 with his sons and they caught 15 mixed Bass, releasing most. Some pictures:







All comments and suggestions welcomed!
Weather
The weather forecast for the weekend is decent for Saturday and heavy winds forecasted for Sunday? Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.
Sorry for the late posting!
Hook Up,
Cory

March 09, 2012

Tunaslam Corner-03-09-12

by Cory Visser



Thursday Recap Report-Weekend Possibilities:
For local fishing in the Santa Monica, Long Beach, Catalina and San Clemente Islands, with trips out of San Diego and Baja, Mexico.
Wow, what a weekend, following up opening day for Rockfish with a bang. Beautiful weather provided all anglers ample opportunity to get out and catch some fish. Almost everyone headed out for their favorite structure spot, hoping to catch Lingcod, Big Reds and assorted other Rockfish. Almost all were rewarded with great fishing. A few continued to target Halibut, while others found Exotics at the Islands.

This was a very exciting week for fishing.
Four Yellowtail were caught at Catalina over the weekend by private boater Jeff, see more details under Catalina. Generally during the Fred Hall Show, this is the time the White Seabass begin to show at the Island, although the cooler water needs to warm up a bit to set them in action. Last weekend's 80 degree weather did not hurt as we saw the water temps increase as much as five degrees from 6am to 6pm. However, the cold front that moved through on Tuesday offset the great weather on the weekend.

The Toronado out of Pierpoint Landing fished San Nicolas Island on Sunday, 03-04-12. Everyone caught limits of Lingcod, a bunch of Rockfish, Whitefish and a big Sheephead that took the Jackpot:



The Constitution ran a 1.5 day trip to Colonet and limited out on Reds and other assorted Rockfish. An 11 pound Cow Cod and a similar sized Red shared the Jackpot. Some pictures:

The Jackpot fish:








Local fishing has been sensational for Rockfish, a good shot at the Lingcod, Sculpin and some Bass. Halibut fishing continues to be excellent when targeted. Improved Bass fishing will depend on increasing water temps.

Twilight fishing: The Slammer out of Redondo Sportfishing ran a trip on Sunday, 3-04-12, with 4 anglers catching 6 Sand Bass, 1 Sheephead, 10 Rockfish, 2 Lingcod, 19 Rock Crab and 2 Spider Crab. The Native Sun ran Twilight trips on Saturday and Sunday catching some Sand Bass and a bunch of Sculpin. The Freelance out of Davey's Locker ran a twilight trip on Sunday, 03-04-12 and caught 2 Calico Bass, 13 Sand Bass, 95 Sculpin and 1 Perch.

In Santa Monica Bay
The Tradition ran ¾ day trips over the weekend, on Saturday, 03-03-12, 37 anglers caught 273 Rockfish, 2 Lingcod, 11 Sculpin, 93 Sand Dab and 1 Thresher Shark .

Private boater Jason fished on Vince's 23' Striper "Big Drum" on Saturday, 03-03-12. Captain Vince found stopped to first catch some Lingcod bait, sand dabs, and then continued on his favorite structure areas usually holding Lings and other bottom critters. The Lingcod were MIA today; however, they caught easy limits of Rockfish, starting with this Copper, then some Reds:








The ½ day boat New Del Mar caught 155 Rockfish and 175 Sculpin (limits) on their Sunday, 03-04-12 trip.

The ¾ day boat Spitfire loads up on the Rockfish:





Newport Beach and Dana Point.
The ½ day boat Patriot out of Newport Landing ran a trip on Monday, 03-05-12 and caught 32 Bocaccio, 45 Rockfish and 154 Red Snapper.

The ½ day boat Clemente found the Halibut on the chew on their Friday, 03-02-12 trip:


Long Beach and San Pedro
The 3/4 day boat Enterprise fished on Friday 03-02-12, and found the Big Lingcod on the chew:
Big Lingcod:

The Gang's all here:

More Lingcod:




The ¾ day boat Sport King out of LA Harbor fished on Friday, 03-02-12, as 18 anglers caught 2 Sheephead, 12 Whitefish, 34 Bocaccio, 20 Rockfish and 125 Red Snapper.

The ¾ day boat Sea Angler out of 22nd Street Landing ran a trip on Monday, 03-05-12 and continues to slam the Sand Dabs, catching over 2950!

The 1/2 day boat Matt Walsh out of LA Harbor caught 40 Bocaccio, (limits), 1 Lingcod, 55 Red Snapper and 100 Red Rock cod for only 20 anglers on their Sunday, 03-04-12 trip.

The 1/2 day boat Native Sun is targeting Halibut for their annual derby, and on their Saturday, 03-03-12 morning trip, they caught 4 Halibut, 7 Rockfish and 29 Sculpin.

Private boater Dean took his Skipjack out on Friday, 03-02-12, with friends John and Gary. Captain Dean found his Lingcod honey hole holding a number of the toothy critters:







The Islands


Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!
Private boater Jeff fished the Island Saturday, 03-03-12 with friend Darren. They spent the majority of the day catching a load of Rockfish, then got up early Sunday morning with Darren tossing a plastic in the shallows and getting absolutely slammed by a home guard Yellowtail to 35 pounds:

Shortly thereafter Jeff caught a small Yellowtail and then they got a double hook up on 20 pound fish:


Private boater Jonathan fished the Island Saturday, 03-03-12 with wife Jenn. They targeted Lingcod and for most of the morning found lots of Rockfish. Then Jonathan found the right kind of pinnacle, and game on! The first Ling of the day:

And a nice second Lingcod:


The Pursuit out of 22nd St. Landing, ran to the Island on Wednesday, with 18 anglers catching 2 Sheephead, 8 Whitefish, 35 Bocaccio, 53 Rockfish, 11 Sculpin and 104 Red Snapper.

San Clemente Island!
The Thunderbird is running a $99 special to the Island and on their Saturday, 03-03-12 trip they hammered the Reds and other assorted Rockfish.






The Freedom out of 22nd St. Landing is running trips during the week and on Saturdays to San Clemente where they have been catching lots of Reds, some Lingcod and assorted Rockfish. Then they head to San Nicolas on an extended day trip on Sunday's.
I fished with private boater Dave on his 28' Farallon, "Hooked" on Sunday, 03-04-12 on the backside of San Clemente. The weather was incredible and the fishing was off the charts. We caught two Lingcod, 12 and 16.5 pounds, to go with nearly 40 big Reds and limits of Rockfish for five of us.

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!
The ¾ day boat out of San Diego, The Point Loma with Captain Ron Baker-34 pound Halibut:


A 29 pound Halibut caught Sat. 03-03-12, with Captain Ron Baker:




The ½ day boat Dolphin gets in on the great Halibut fishing:



The ½ day boat Chubasco 2 also gets in on the great Halibut fishing and a 21 pound Sheephead:


Captain Rod running a charter trip Saturday, 03-03-12 for Halibut hit the mother load. Some pictures:




All comments and suggestions welcomed!

WeatherThe weather forecast for the weekend looks decent along the coast in the morning and breezy in many areas for both Saturday and Sunday in the afternoon? Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.
Hook Up,
Cory

March 02, 2012

Tunaslam Corner-03-02-12

by Cory Visser



Thursday Recap Report-Weekend Possibilities:
For local fishing in the Santa Monica, Long Beach, Catalina and San Clemente Islands, with trips out of San Diego and Baja, Mexico.
Decent weather on Saturday and Sunday resulted in quite a decent week of fishing for both Sport boats and private boaters. Opening day for Rockfish yesterday was a big success with lighter loads than usual as the forecast called for windy seas.

The Fred Hall Show opens this coming Wednesday, 03-07-12, and runs through Sunday. I will be working the AllCoast booth with Japan Ron and Tailman Lal on Wednesday; I also will be in the booth Sunday. Hope to see you all at the show, stop by and introduce yourself, as I am looking forward to meeting all those anglers frequenting the message boards that I have not met and of course getting reacquainted with all my good fishing friends.

Yutaka jumped on board the ¾ day Victory out of Pierpoint Landing on opening day and caught the Jackpot Lingcod between 15 and 18 pounds. He also caught a jumbo 8 pound Bocaccio and another legal Lingcod, the 2nd of only three caught on the boat. His Jackpot Lingcod:



The ¾ day Enterprise out of Long Beach did well on opening day catching lots of Reds and limits of Bocaccio:




The San Diego boats had a great weekend of fishing and will continue to run their 1.5 to longer freezer specials down to Colonet or further south, until the Yellowtail begin to show up at the Islands or offshore.

The Indian had another successful 1.5-day trip on Saturday, 02-24-12. The weather on Saturday started out great, but rapidly deteriorated by the afternoon. They still caught plenty of big Reds and Lingcod. Some pictures, courtesy of Chris:













I understand this was Chris Randall's (Captain) last trip on the Indian, as he is moving on to pursue other interests out of state,as the economic climate in California is just too harsh right now.

The Apollo also had a successful 1.5-day trip on Saturday, 02-24-12. They caught the usual assortment of big Reds and Lingcod, also a few Cow Cod and a bunch of large Bonito. Some pictures courtesy of Don:

Bonito on the chew:
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Cow Cod and Reds:






The Constitution also ran 1.5-day trips over the weekend, and did real well on Big Reds, Lingcod, Sheephead, Whitefish and Bonito. Some pictures:






The Halibut fishing this winter continues to exceed expectations and has drawn a lot more interest from private boaters. The Native Sun has been smoking the Halibut as part of it's Pot of Gold Derby. Some recent pictures:







Tom with the jackpot Sand Bass:


Kim with a dandy Sandy:




The ½ day boat New Del Mar continues to have great success targeting Bass and Sculpin. The New Del Mar caught 4 Sand Bass and 295 Sculpin almost (limits) on their Saturday, 02-24-12 trip.

Newport Beach and Dana Point.
Private boater Dave fished on Saturday, 02-25-12, and again on Sunday, finding the fishing very slow, losing a big Halibut to tangled lines, and caught a dinner sized Halibut out of Dana Point. Dave said there was abundant bait in the area and good signs of Thresher Shark around the area they were fishing. Dave with his Halibut:



The ½ day boat Patriot out of Newport Landing ran a trip on Thursday, 03-01-12 and caught 38 Bocaccio, (limits), 36 Rockfish 58 Red Snapper 2 Cabazon for 19 anglers.

Long Beach and San Pedro
The ¾ day boat Sport King out of LA Harbor fished on Thursday, 03-01-12, as 15 anglers caught 30 Bocaccio, (limits), 3 Lingcod, 1 Sculpin and 90 Red Snapper.

The ¾ day boat Sea Angler out of 22nd Street Landing ran a trip on Sunday, 02-25-12 and continues to slam the Sand Dabs, catching over 2900!

The 1/2 day boat Matt Walsh out of LA Harbor caught 62 Calico Bass, 17 Sand Bass, 12 Sculpin and 3 Perch for only 13 anglers on their Friday, 02-10-12 trip. Nice Halibut on the Sunday, 02-26-12 trip:



The 1/2 day boat Native Sun is targeting Halibut for their annual Pot of Gold Halibut Derby, and had their best day on Sunday, 02-25-12, catching 14 Halibut. Then on their Wednesday, 02-29-12 morning trip, they started the day off right with this 35 pound Halibut, and added four more Halibut from 10-17 pounds:





Private boater Tony hopped aboard his friend's boat on Saturday, 02-25-12, and caught this nice Halibut:



The Islands
Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!
Private boater Steve made a trip to the Island on Saturday, 02-24-12. They could not get the Squid to float, and did not find anything of value using the frozen squid they brought along.

San Clemente Island!
The Freedom out of 22nd St Landing ran a full day trip to the Island on opening day and caught 35 Reds and a great assortment of other Rockfish, Sheephead and Whitefish.

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!Charter Master Louie ran a trip out of Ensenada on Friday, 02-24-12, with several clients, finding the Yellowtail under the birds in the morning proved fruitless; however, the Birds and Tails went on a rampage in the afternoon.


Louie managed to catch a Yellowtail using the Yo Yo Iron.



Another Yellowtail was hooked on a Mackerel by Chris, while a third jig fish spit the hook.


They also targeted an assorted of Rockfish and did well, with some Reds and Lingcod on the chew.




Hats off to Captain Ron Baker inviting Wounded War Veteran JJ along on his ¾ day trip, where JJ caught his first Halibut of the year:

Harry also found fishing Halibut with Captain Ron a success, landing this beauty:
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All comments and suggestions welcomed!

WeatherThe weather forecast for the weekend looks breezy in many areas for both Saturday and a bit better on Sunday? Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.
Hook Up,
Cory

December 23, 2011

Tunaslam Corner-12-23-11

by Cory Visser



Thursday Recap Report-Weekend Possibilities:
For local fishing in the Santa Monica, Long Beach, Catalina and San Clemente Islands. Through:



12-22-11


Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone! OK, all you anglers hoping for Rockfish in your stockings, you have one more day before Christmas to fulfill this wish, albeit the wife and family might take issue, if you spend Christmas Eve on the water, better be home early?

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