Cinco De Nada in the LBC

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by KINGSIZE, May 5, 2018.

  1. KINGSIZE

    KINGSIZE On The Bow

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    Launched late outta Daveys at 7:30 this morning. We hit Nachos for a half swing of big gummy bear size live squid. We headed north to the Kelpline just below San Pedro sunken city (I forget the name of the spot) Water temp was 57.3* and standard LBC muddy green. We pushed into the kelpline in 42’ of water. Tossed swims, slider rigs, strip squid, surface irons, coldsnipers and all we could muster was one 2lb turd roller and one 3lb Calico. Both fish released. Spent about 2 hours working that spot before the wind started kicking up. Figured we’d give the Bull Kelp a go. Zero luck. Called it good with the wind picking up even more. We headed inside the breakwall to do a little Halibut drift along the kelpline. Bounce balled from the opening to about 3/4 of the wall. Zero luck. Water temp was 61.5* inside the wall. Back on the trailer by 2:00pm fully scrubbed boat.

    Hope that helps

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  2. the SLIDER

    the SLIDER https://multimediabylj.com

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    A report whether good or bad helps us all. Thanks.

    Nice looking stick you got there.
     
  3. mhanson59hb

    mhanson59hb Fear No Fish

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    Thanks for the report. At least you were out on the water!

    My day was washing the truck, cruising downtown HB and kicking it in the garage/man cave drinking Negra Modelos and Don Julio shots in the afternoon. I guess that isn't all bad.... :D
     
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  4. pacificscout

    pacificscout Hey! You got any frozen ice?

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    I was curious about more info fishing the inside aspect of the wall.
    Guano smell usually keeps me away from it. Do you bounce from stern with boat in forward motion? Kind of like trolling or do you bump in and out of forward.
     
  5. KINGSIZE

    KINGSIZE On The Bow

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    We bounce from the stern with a small kicker motor (without wind) or just drift if the wind is up. Yesterday we drifted at 1.1 knots without power. It was close to the right speed. If the wind is down we powerdrift at 2 knots. As for the smell, it’s Long Beach.
     
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  6. hbouldin1216

    hbouldin1216 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    it's a lot of work in a smaller boat to stay in the zone. I have a bow mount trolling motor on mine and can use that to keep the bow into the drift and jog out to the side as needed but you end up in the kelp in a hurry and it's super thick on the inside right now.
     
  7. DrBob89

    DrBob89 Well-Known "Member"

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    Thanks for the report. I was at the north Horseshoe at about the same time with a similar experience. It was surprisingly rough. 4-6 second waves made for lots of rolling (and boat bruises) while drifting. I only got 3 small sandies before the wind chased me off.
     
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  8. mark johnsen

    mark johnsen Ichthus

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    Thank you for the report!
     
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  9. Saba Slayer

    Saba Slayer Saba Slayer

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    Thanks for the report...Come on Cudas...!
     
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  10. KINGSIZE

    KINGSIZE On The Bow

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    Redondo Special got 2 legals on Friday. Should see something soon
     
  11. Azarkon

    Azarkon I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I wouldn't call it surprising... Saturday was blowing 15 to 20, not conditions you want to be out in a small boat. Long beach area is basically the worst when the wind comes, many times I've returned from an off shore trip to find the area right outside of long beach to be more dangerous than 50 miles off shore.
     

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