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  1. SemperFi75

    Foggy Sunday 11/22

    Sunday morning Cabrillo launch after boat service. Some dines from SP, wish Mike a Happy Thanksgiving and off to a rock I know off of Point Fermin. Later than usual start to let the fog burn off ... But it didn’t help😡 I anchored at Two Doors and counted my blessings. Bottom and mid column...
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    Rippers camping

    Been looking at Catalina long enough. Finally took a couple of friends camping at Rippers. Good weather for crossing Friday and back Sunday. Loaded all the gear and picked up sardines at SP around 10. Good dines until I accidentally hit the off switch and killed them. Got Friday and then chum.😆...
  3. SemperFi75

    San Pedro Sunday 8/23

    Left around 6. Picked up some nice sardines from SP and headed for a little Rockpile we know. 😉 Good morning catching but if anyone is telling stories about some fool who tried to move his boat to retrieve a dying Vermillin, wrapped his anchor line around the prop, had to trim up, etc. etc...
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    No love at SP ... until the end. lol

    Sunday out of Cabrillo. Foggy and overcast. 63-65 degrees. Looked like a great morning to cross the channel to Ship Rock ... someday. Stayed local. Beer can picked up floating in the marina, not mine. I police the area when I’m done. Spray paint can was floating near the Rockpile and Two Doors...
  5. SemperFi75

    SP Waters Warming Up

    Sorry for the poor phone pics in advance. lol Got out Saturday from Cabrillo. SP had nice sardines. Water is warming up. My temperature transducer is scum covered (not accurate) but it has been showing a rise and the signs are there. A bunch of marks halfway up as well as the usual on the...
  6. SemperFi75

    San Pedro Cudas

    Picked up sardines at SP. Smooth seas and great weather. First stop was at the Rockpile. Cudas liked the fly lined sardine. Trolled the shelf to Portuguese Bend but no love. Got to the cove and had some bass shred my bait. Lost a rig but might have been seaweed... or that WSB. lol Wind picked...
  7. SemperFi75

    Father's Day out of San Pedro

    Water Temp - Don't know. Gotta clean that transom mounted transducer and trim tabs. 8-) San Pedro had squid and cured sardines. No Calicos were harmed in the filming … lol The barracuda were from the week before. You guys probably saw me out there bobbing around having a great day on the water...
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    SP limited out ... on mylar Balloons

    San Pedro has sardines, no squid but I froze the leftovers from last time. 62 degrees and smooth seas. Hit some rocks for calico and a couple of mackerel. Gave the mac’s a tour of LB Shelf. No love.😆 Did gaff a bunch of Mylar. 😠 Had three in the trash bag when I thought I saw a jet ski? Turns...
  9. SemperFi75

    San Pedro 5/9

    First trip since Covid. San Pedro has squid. I wore a mask, he didn’t (if you are interested). I tipped him 50%, I was so happy he had squid.👍 Water was 63-64 and weather started hazy but finished nice. Started at Two Doors and hit a couple before high tide at noon. Bite died and I was ready...
  10. SemperFi75

    Noob hooper Sunday trip ...

    pun intended... RIP #8 and all those who lost their lives. Didn't know until I was on the water. Launched out of Cabrillo on Sunday afternoon. Never been out on the water after sunset so figured I would just do a solo and get my feet wet. Started out off Point Fermin near the reef but seeing...
  11. SemperFi75

    Lake Pacifica Part Deaux ...

    Figured I didn't have many days like this left this year so played "Hooky" again. Made some macs off Palos Verde and drifted. O for 3, broke off all three at different depth. Macs outsmarted me or the barn door I missed. lol I did some clean up and, well, you know. A bad day fishing beats...
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    Yup, a clear day on Lake Pacifica

    Here's what I'm thankful for. lol Happy Holidays to everyone.
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    LB Bass 8/22

    Got out Thursday from Cabrillo, picked up some nice sardines from SP and headed for the Mussell Farm I have been reading about. Buoys are still up so we cruised around it. Started drifting in the mixed swells with 4oz and dine or frozen squid. Didn't seem to matter when we hit the right spot...
  14. SemperFi75

    Happy 4th everybody ... better late than never lol

    Short version. Oldest daughter and friends enjoyed fireworks show at Cabrillo. San Pedro had pretty good sardines the next morning. Guys enjoyed drifting the close oil platform … but not too close. lol Just need to learn how to set the hook better or maybe a better way to bait the hook? We nose...
  15. SemperFi75

    Start of Summer (not) Point Loma fishing trip

    Brad at Half Moon Marina on Shelter Island had a guest slip for two nights and my son and family live in Santee so off I go for the "start of summer". lol I've got a 2WD Tacoma so thanks to Wayne at West Coast Trailers. The tow from the valley to SD and back went smooth as silk or as smooth as...
  16. SemperFi75

    4/7 LB trip - Nacho has squid

    Hi guys. Got out Sunday for my daughter's first trip on the fishing boat. She got some helm time (apologies to BadJuJu if we got too close at the wall) and did well but different than the old 18' bowrider. Ladies cruise so LATE start but Nacho had squid! Still didn't catch but that's not the...
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    Long Beach mammals Sunday 3/17

    Hi guys. Long time lurker, first time poster. Thanks for all the local knowledge I've been getting here. Made for a great day on the water. Just gotta get closer to fish than Nacho's sardines. Book learning ain't the same as OJT. lol Took some buddies out of Davies launch ramp around 8 for...