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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December 06, 2013

Tunaslam Corner-12-06-13

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.

Hoping everyone had a wonderful Holiday Weekend. Although fishing was most likely not on the agenda for many, with visiting family, Holiday shopping, Christmas decorations, some folks made it out in fairly nice weather.

I made some great headway on Christmas Decorations over the weekend, thanks to some excellent help from my son Troy:

Look at all the cute stuffed animals under the tree, hey there's one that came to life, yep that's our Pug, Misty May:

The Bonito all but disappeared from Catalina, as neither the Pursuit, Sport King nor Freelance was able to find any this week. Say goodbye to the last of the exotics, such as it is, with no Yellowtail or White Seabass in the counts either.

The Pacific Voyager out of Seaforth Landing ran a 1.5 day trip south of the border and returned Sunday, 12-01-13 with 52 Lingcod, and 100 Rockfish and Red Snapper.

The El Dorado fished the shallow water at San Nicolas Island on Saturday, 11-30-13 and caught 63 Lingcod, to go with limits of Rockfish, some big Sheephead and Whitefish.

Nice Lingcod:

The Toronado out of Pierpoint Landing also fished San Nicolas on Sunday, 12-01-13, catching 36 Lingcod and limits of Rockfish for only 18 anglers.

Private boaters fish at San Nicolas Island and whacked the big Lingcod. Some pictures:

Angler Jimmy with a 13 pound Lingcod off the Spitfire, out of Marina Del Rey:

Private boater Vince fished with a friend out of Marina Del Rey and slayed the Rockfish and Bass, while doing the same to hooping for Lobster:

No new word out of Ensenada this week, other than Rockfish?

San Quintin also remains quiet and they were the last opportunity to catch Yellowtail this late in the year on a 1 day trip. There is always an incredible assortment of Lingcod, Reds and Rockfish in both deep and shallow water available.

Pretty ladies who fish or maybe not:

Private boater Chris with a nice Calico Bass:

What a sunrise:

Private boater Lal fished with friend Dave locally out of Long Beach on Monday, 12-02-13 and they caught over 16 Bass from 3 to 4.5 pounds.

Big Sheephead off the Enterprise, Sunday, 12-01-13:

Angler Larry with a nice catch off the Enterprise:

Some nice additions to the leader board for the Halibut derby out of Dana Wharf:

The Channel Islands are back to fishing primarily for Rockfish. A few nice Halibut are being caught with an occasional Yellowtail. The quantity and quality of Sheephead being caught is outstanding.

Continued good fishing on the Stardust up north out of Ventura:

It was a Copper kind of day:

Then there were Lingcod:

And other critters:

The Islands

Catalina/Santa Barbara Island!

Both the ¾ day boat Freelance and the Pursuit are doing well on the Rockfish, along with a few Calico Bass, Whitefish, and Sheephead.

San Clemente Island!

Private boater Dave fished the Island on Monday, 12-02-13 and whacked the Big Reds and Santa Marias.

Down South-San Diego and good ole Mexico!

The ½ day boat Dolphin catching big Sheephead, Rockfish and Lingcod:

Captain Duane or Jaime of Seasons Sportfishing is killing the big Lingcod, Vermillion Rockfish, and an occasional Cow Cod on their fall freezer specials. Another good weekend trip:

Angler Ziggy fished with Captain Juan over the weekend in San Quintin catching a nice Yellowtail on the Yo Yo iron and lots of big Lingcod.

Now this is a giant Calico Bass from Cedros Island way south of the border:



Getting ready for that around the world tour:

All comments and suggestions welcomed!


The weather forecast for Saturday is for rain and wind, while Sunday looks to be very breezy. Always check the latest forecast before leaving the dock.

Hook Up,

Comments (2)

RonBeach wrote 5 years ago

Another great report Cory, man lot of tasty
fish comin over the Rail. Well I made it to 68
the 5th, but down in the 30's the next few
nights even down here close to the ocean,
I doubt my old bones will be stadning in
a boat line soon...geez. Rained all morning too.
Better days ahead. HAPPY HOLIDAYS 2 you & family!

Tunaslam wrote 5 years ago

Back at ya Ron, all the best!

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