Box Canyon 3.18 and warning to private boaters

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by djam, Mar 18, 2019.

  1. djam

    djam Member

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    fished box canyon with a buddy, lines in around 10:30, final line out 12:45 with limits for both and a few sandies tossed in. Great fishing on fresh dead squid and my buddy used a shrimp/garlic setup that was the hot ticket (homemade). Tried to fish the kelp line for calicos, but lack of kelp and a bad knee made us consider heading home early. In the slip by 2:15, was down and waved goodbye to the boat by 3:00 and beat the traffic home.

    Warning: there is a large debris field in 35-50' of water a few (2-3 miles south down the coast from dana point. Lots of large tree (6"-12") in diameter and several 8-20' long floating in this area. I should have grabbed GPS numbers, but we stopped counting at about 40 pieces. Lots of smaller pieces as well. We were coming back up the coast and had to drive around this large area. Most pieces could do serious damage. Landed up motoring at trolling speed to spot them, a few were just barely breaking the surface, others very visible.

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  2. halekai

    halekai Be nice if you want a mooring.

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    The great Pendleton gyre.
     
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  3. openclass

    openclass Grand Master

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    Kinda ups the pucker factor while running at less than ideal lighting conditions.
     
  4. Aggro

    Aggro Keepin my pimp hand strong!

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    Thanks for this.
     
  5. Bogs Njord

    Bogs Njord Newbie

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    Good looking out Man. Thank you
     
  6. Ricsen

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    Glad you got some good fish and thanks for the heads up.
     
  7. clevel

    clevel Captain in Learning

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    Holy mackerel...! I saw one large log south of Dana Point Harbor, so I did not see, and miraculously missed, at least 39 more logs! Can this be the result of the rains? Hard to believe our flood channels carried these logs.
     
  8. gefiltefish

    gefiltefish Newbie

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    Same spot a couple weels ago I fished out a really big log and this giant square railroad tie thing that weighed at least 50lbs. Didnt see anything else.
     
  9. Grandpa

    Grandpa Old Guy

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    Several large logs straight out of DP harbor
    yesterday. One spot looked like someone
    pulverized one of them. A bunch of wood chips.
    Great day on the water chasing the whales.
    Two breaches and eight flukes...
     
  10. invictus

    invictus AVD

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    Plenty of big pieces outside as well fellas.
     
  11. ReelWhite

    ReelWhite Local Hooker

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    Thanks for the heads up
     
  12. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Way to go on the fishing, appreciate the heads up!
     
  13. Blackfish

    Blackfish Fishing, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.

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    yep, the amount of LARGE logs and trees, and wood debris on the local Dana, Capo, San Clemente beaches after the recent storms was crazy. tons and tons of wood that have washed out of the San Juan Creek. Most were just left to be taken out by the high tides. Creekbeds that were once full of large bush, trees, and logs, are now stripped clean.
     
  14. svue

    svue I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Thanks for the heads up
    You should see the Puerto Vallarta Trash line during rainy season, there's full size tree floating out on ocean. Caught many dorado below them as well.
    Don't head out in the dark.
     
  15. kevina

    kevina I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    For all you knot heads that travel 20+ knots in the dark, Should take heed to this!!!
     
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  16. Kman

    Kman I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    There was plenty of crap in the water at the west shoe on Sunday. Nothing as bad as you described however.
     
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  17. djam

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    i wouldnt have believed it if I didn't see it, never seen anything like that.
     
  18. GarytheCPA

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    Has anyone ever picked up a debris field like this on a 4K radar? If so I'll have to run dual with one side relatively tight.
     

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