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  1. timedjohnson

    SMB - PV 1/14

    Took the day off yesterday to take advantage of the awesome weather and burn some gas. Gave my wife a break - got the kids breakfasted up and ready for "school" then headed out. Headed down to the north end of PV in 85'-110' good marks- tried plastics, some frozen squid I had picked up and...
  2. timedjohnson

    SMB 10/30 and 11/1 back at it!

    My old blackmax outboard finally had to be put out of it's misery - got a new 200 put on so I'm back in action after a few month's downtime. Took off from work a little early friday to get some more hours on the motor and was met with this: Couldn't see across the channel or even the no...
  3. timedjohnson

    Functional Trailer for 26' x 8'

    Trailer is completely shot - looking for a functional replacement. Current setup is about 23' from bow stop to end of bunks. Boat is 8' wide and about 4200 lbs. I just need to get from storage to ramp which is about 100 yards so I don't really need functioning brakes, just something that's...
  4. timedjohnson

    Sold 1996 9.9 mariner long shaft $700

    1996 mariner 9.9 long shaft 2 stroke premix runs perfect $700 obo. 6 gallon older gas tank and fuel line as well - new prop. This motor was used every trip out to idle in and out of the harbor. It pushed my 26' to 7 mph burning very little gas.
  5. timedjohnson

    SMB 5/11

    Bass are bass but I was excited to get back out so here it goes - Been dealing with some trailer issues for the last month or two - finally got it worked out and received permission for a quick solo trip on Saturday. The old mercury fired right up after 6 weeks off and we headed south for a bit...
  6. timedjohnson

    SMB Lings and Bass 2/25

    Not too many reports lately so why not. My boat was lonely from inaction due to weather and travel so I decided to do a quick trip saturday. Water was pretty cold - ~56 degrees but nice conditions. Lots of birds and bait around and some intriguing marks on the meter. Headed south a bit in...
  7. timedjohnson

    SMB and LBC Bass Etc.

    Headed out on Saturday on my boat for a few hours - excellent weather colder water not too much action. Got a few calicos on the plastics in the south end of the bay then tried the short banks for a stray yellow but no love. Smooth Sailing. Headed down south and took my brother in law and...
  8. timedjohnson

    SMB Memorial Day Bass and Lings

    Made it out for a few hours monday morning and headed south a bit. Smooth conditions, good current and 64 degree water. 60-80 feet and the bass/lings were wide open. Jackpot sandy: Smaller ling cod joined in: all on the larger Viejo swimbaits. Good times - about 10 or so sandos to 5...
  9. timedjohnson

    SMB 12/13 - Big Swells and Big Bass

    Not too many reports lately so why not - Wanted to run some gas through the rig since I have been and will be out of town quite a bit so I headed out yesterday for a few hours. Due to the large swell (I'd say 6-8') I stayed close by and hit some of the local stones. Nice view: Water has...
  10. timedjohnson

    SMB 10/10 - Hot as hell, bullets

    Made it out Saturday for a few hours late morning. Cruised straight out to where the water got nice and started looking around. Found a couple decent looking patties but only managed a few pretty small yellows on flat fall and generic colt sniper type jigs. Found these guys boiling up a...
  11. timedjohnson

    SMB Bass 5/9/15

    Haven't seen too many Santa Monica Bay reports in a while and haven't posted for a while so here it goes. Headed out for a quick solo mission saturday at peak low tide. I haven't been out the past few months as much as usual due to work, travel with the little guy while he's still free and...
  12. timedjohnson

    SMB Bonito 8/16/14

    I was allowed a few hours out this weekend. Nice looking conditions on Saturday - checked out the bay for a few hours and located acres of breaking bonito 8-10 miles out near redondo canyon. Was hoping for more but had a lot of fun anyway. Tried the trick of leaving one hooked up and it...
  13. timedjohnson

    SMB 7/12-13 - Bass, Bones, Lings, etc

    Headed out for a couple hours solo trip each day over the weekend (still on call - due date was yesterday). Started off Saturday with a flat on the trailer - fix a flat hooked me up on that one for now. Kind of strange conditions on Saturday - decently strong south breeze with water back down...
  14. timedjohnson

    SMB Bassin over the weekend

    Hit the bay all three days for a few hours each day. Bass were pretty much everywhere in flurries - both suspended and on the bottom. Super warm water - up to 75 in spots - so nice I had to take a dip. Got between 10 and 20 mixed calicos and sandies each day with some sculpin, rockfish and...
  15. timedjohnson

    SMB 6/1 - Lings with the Bro

    My brother was in town so we decided to take a shot at some lings - ended up having a decent pick although nothing too large. Water has warmed - 69 degrees in some places which may have slowed things down a bit while they adjust. All fish on the large swimbaits 70-90' of water mid bay. On...
  16. timedjohnson

    SMB 5/25 - bass n lings with padre y madre

    Finally got my parents out on the pond - it's been a while - luckily it was really nice conditions - light breeze - small swell - 66 degree water - swimbaits and frozen squid on lead heads in 60-90' of water mid bay. Headed out: My mom struck first with no clemency on a solid 5.75 lb...
  17. timedjohnson

    SMB Calicos, etc 5/10 Wind 5/11

    Headed out Saturday for a couple hours on the bay. Pretty nice conditions other than ~6' swells - light wind, ~64 degree water. Threw mainly larger swimbaits for slow results at first in about 60-80' of water. Things started looking up around 9 or 10 and then the suspended calicos went crazy...
  18. timedjohnson

    SMB 3/23 Variety

    One of the more productive days in the bay I've had. Went on a solo mission from about 7:30 to noon in the southern half of the bay 60-100' of water. First cast on a brown/green MC viejo - decent ling: about 8 lbs - sent back to fatten up a bit. For about the next hour is was wide open on...
  19. timedjohnson

    SMB 2/16 Bass and Lings

    I've been on vacation for a while but had a couple hours before having to fly out again on sunday. Grabbed the boat and tried my luck. Made it out by 7:30 to catch the last of the incoming tide. South end of the bay 70-90' - 7" MC viejo mainly. Started off with an almost legal ling: Bass...
  20. timedjohnson

    SMB 12/15 - Misc.

    Spent a few hours in the bay yesterday - wasn't expecting a whole lot with an outgoing tide and pretty cold water (~58 degrees). Headed out in spectacular conditions. Got to love those Carlos Santana Winds: Hit a few spots to the south for a couple bass and misc including this new PB on...
  21. timedjohnson

    SMB 11/9 & 11/10

    Fun weekend - most of the action was down south fairly early and slowed down after about 9. Got two or three lings each morning to 8 lbs on the large green and black viejo around 70-90'. Representative ling: Found a kelp paddy with around 10 or 12 Mola hanging around. Every few minutes...
  22. timedjohnson

    SMB 9/21-22 More bass and

    Biggest Cabazon I've seen in person! ~ 11 lbs probably 20" wide from pectoral fin to pectoral fin. Pure skill - I had put the rod in the holder to grab something (perhaps a beverage) - turned back around and major bendage. Fought tough for a few minutes then was like pulling up a 5...
  23. timedjohnson

    SMB 9/14-15 Bass, Lings and

    Two days in the bay - awesome weather (fog rolled in thick both days around 11 or so). Water between 66 and 68. Rolling out Saturday Morning - headed south: Pretty much the best bass action I've had since the last major spawn (years ago??) - they were suspended a few feet off the bottom...
  24. timedjohnson

    SMB plus a cruise for the weekend

    Really nice out there this past weekend (with the exception of dense fog on monday morning). Started out decently early on Saturday with my buddy and his boys. We originally planned on Catalina but found some good looking paddies around Redondo Knoll - lots of bait but couldn't get anything...
  25. timedjohnson

    SMB 7/20-7/21 Mixed Bag

    Nice couple of days in the bay over the weekend. Water cooled off a bit from 2 weeks ago - 67-68 for the most part. Saturday headed up north to Point Dume and back for a few misc bass and cod. Lots of bait around but not much else as far as I could see. Got a slip at Burton Chace park and...
  26. timedjohnson

    South SMB to PV 6/9

    Headed down south on Sunday to check out PV. Water had cooled off a bit from last week down to 65-66 due to the winds mid week. Really nice ride down - stopped by Hyperion for a quick flurry of 3 sandies and 2 calicos. Golden nose Hyperion Calico: Did a few drifts off PV Point between...
  27. timedjohnson

    SMB 6/1-6/2 Promising

    Checked out pretty much the entire bay saturday and sunday. Decent bass action both days (5 or 6 each day) and a few others. Water temperature was as high as 69 degrees in some spots. Quite a bit of fin bait both north and south. I thought I saw some barracuda down south on Saturday and...
  28. timedjohnson

    SMB 3/31 Scratch some Bass

    Quick solo Easter mission yesterday. Conditions were looking good - nice incoming tide and pretty glassy. My depthfinder wasn't powering up - HDS 5 - hopefully a bad fuse although I was getting 10 volts at the plug. Anyway decided to press on - went old school and used google maps to locate...
  29. timedjohnson

    SMB 3/2 & 3/3 Slow Bassin

    Headed out Saturday and Sunday for a few hours each day. Awesome weather obviously on Saturday and a little bumpy Sunday but not too bad. Pretty slow overall - may have been the lack of much tide action. It was slow but everything I caught was decent size - no bass under 3 lbs. Saturday...
  30. timedjohnson

    SMB 1/19 Glassy

    Headed up to the north end of the bay on saturday for a late morning solo session. Really nice out there - pretty slow on the bass but I got a few customers on plastic. Headed back in around 1 to pick up my wife - she brought some Freebirds - Clutch. We headed back up to the...
  31. timedjohnson

    Offshore SMB 1/19 Glassy

    Wrong Forum - corrected Tim
  32. timedjohnson

    SMB 11/3&4 - nice and slow

    Hit up the north end of santa monica bay saturday and sunday mornings. Beautiful weather and slow fishing. Picked 5 or 6 bass each day before high tiide mostly calicos on the bighammer. Representative Sample (3.5 lbs - My wife got me one of the fancy fish gripper/scale things to further...
  33. timedjohnson

    SMB 10/14 more bass

    Went out with wife on Sunday morning for a quick trip. All the bass we wanted again on 5" BH until the tide turned around 9. I got broke off by something large with teeth - maybe ling cod? Beautiful weather - might have to schedule an afternoon meeting during the week if the weather holds up...
  34. timedjohnson

    SMB 10/7 Lots of Bass

    After a few fruitless (and expensive) but fun offshore research missions I decided to get back to the basics. I guess the bass missed me - pretty much all I wanted to catch. They liked the big hammer sexy smelt the best on this day. 14 or so mixed bass in about an hour and a half. Beautiful...
  35. timedjohnson

    SMB 8/18-19 Mola Y bass

    Went out both days this weekend around the bay. Throwing plastics mainly - 10-12 mixed bass on Saturday and four or five sunday with a barely short ling cod mixed in. Water looks really good - anywhere from 70-74 (even broke out the old sponge and trunked it sat afternoon!). Representative...
  36. timedjohnson

    2 Days in SMB - 7/21 - 7/22

    Solo mission on Saturday and took out my buddy and his kids on Sunday. Water is warming up - anywhere from 71 down to 66. Good action on the bass up north on Saturday - ended up with 9 or 10 calicos, a couple sandbass and a cabazon (I think - if so it's a first for me). All on swimbaits and...
  37. timedjohnson

    Up and down SMB 5/5 & 5/6

    Finally got some good time out on the boat over the weekend. I'll have to say - the solunar charts were right on this weekend. I got some good flurries right around the "minor" windows. Water's definitely warming up - around 64-65. I checked out both north and south - both seemed pretty...
  38. timedjohnson

    SMB Bass, Smuggler Boat 3/4

    Made it out for a few hours yesterday in beautiful conditions. I started off with a good flurry of bass on the plastics up in the northern end. Representative model: Maybe a half dozen or so then went out to scout some rockfish spots. Nothing picture worthy but added a few new rocks to the...
  39. timedjohnson

    Late Post - SMB Mola, Bat Rays 10/29

    I went out Saturday for a little bit - had to save time for USC Stanford tailgate - to see how the boat's running (awesome by the way - thanks M&K marine). Clean water and excellent marks up by the artificial reef area but not too much in the way of fish (2 non picture worthy sand bass). Went...
  40. timedjohnson

    Mercury Shop/Mechanic

    Looks like I've come up against some mechanical issues on my '96 blackmax that are beyond my level of expertise. I've found the following shops somewhat nearby: Regency Boats (closest) M & K marine (Hawthorne) The Anchor (Reseda) Anyone have any experience with any of the above or have any...
  41. timedjohnson

    El Segundo - Sunday Bass Session

    Went on a quick solo mission yesterday with hopes of getting back in time to catch the end of the early games. Pretty nice conditions - I think the water was around 64. Tons of bait, diving birds, dolphin, etc. All the boiling bait right around the boat made it sound like I was in a downpour...
  42. timedjohnson

    Next Ride??

    I was on vacation in Croatia a couple weeks ago and saw this. Pretty bad ass - thought it had to be military but I didn't see any guns and the uniforms worn didn't look to militaristic. Anyone know what it is? I've never seen anything like it. Also as a side note I watched these guys...
  43. timedjohnson

    SMB - Grab Bag 8/6 & 8/7

    Went out Saturday and Sunday for some good times both times off Hyperion. Saturday saw tons of bass on the sonar but they weren't biting all that good. I got 4 or 5 and my buddies got a few each. One was over six pounds. Back out sunday with one of my buddies and his kids. Headed south...
  44. timedjohnson

    SMB - Fun Weekend late report

    Started off with some happy hour surf fish session on Friday - got a yellowfin croaker and 3 perch. Good start to the weekend. I'm getting into this surf fishing deal. Headed out Saturday morning with whitecaps by 8:30 - sacrificed some plastics to the barracuda down by hyperion - couple...
  45. timedjohnson

    Frozen/Fresh Dead Squid

    It seems like none of the grocery stores have the frozen squid anymore - anyone know a good place to get frozen or fresh dead squid on the westside? Thanks Tim
  46. timedjohnson

    Catalina - Giant Black Seabass

    Got a call and went out of Dana point on Thursday night. Fished the backside of catalina - Pretty slow on the seabass - 6 guys got 3 total (2 shorts). I had just bought a curado/teramar combo but didn't bring it but one of the guys had brought a couple and let me use one. Worked out sweet...
  47. timedjohnson

    Bass at Hyperion

    I was getting stir crazy at work with the weather so my "flight" at LAX left today instead of tomorrow morning. Wide open on Sandies (and one calico) off hyperion. Water was up to 65 degrees - even saw some people waterskiing on a italian style wood cruiser, no wet suits just some gay ass rash...
  48. timedjohnson

    Wallstrong Trailer - nice work

    Thought I would share a good experience with these guys - I had a bearing go out and the hub was stuck on the spindle. I was afraid the spindle was bent/damaged which turned out to be true. Just prior to this happening I was going to take the trailer in anyway for new bunks. I also had been...
  49. timedjohnson

    SMB 1/29 and 1/30 + DFG

    No pics - phone was dead and didn't bring camera. Went up to the artificial reef area and conveniently deleted all my waypoints while trying to clear my track on the HDS. Suck! Found four or five of the spots by dead reckoning (didn't have a gps on the old boat). First spot was two nice...
  50. timedjohnson

    Awesome Weather Decent Bass SMB

    Headed out saturday and sunday for some santa monica bay bass - pretty much the same story both days. Close to one fish (all sand bass except for one) per cast until high tide then a slow pick after that. Caught and sent back one of the bigger Calico's I've had in a while. Santa monica...
  51. timedjohnson

    Decent in Santa Monica Bay

    Went out for a couple hours yesterday - first up around topanga area for nothing but a shovel nose shark. I saw a couple of these guys (mola mola?) cruising around. It seems like I've seen one almost every week. One was about 4' across and the other was huge - maybe over 6'. I pissed...
  52. timedjohnson

    Painted Lead Heads - Worth it

    I've done some informal testing between painted and non painted swim bait lead heads - nothing conclusive. Any opinions on whether the painted are worth the extra scratch?