Fishing PV and the Shoe with the Kids 8-5

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by Kman, Aug 7, 2018.

  1. Kman

    Kman I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    So my tech mogul daughter and son in law were down from SF for a long weekend and wanted to go fishing. SIL gets seasick watching Victory at Sea, so I had him take a Meclizine the night before and two more when he woke up. It worked.

    This was not a serious fishing trip as much as it was a three hour tour—that turned into a 6 hour one.

    We cruised up PV, sightseeing and hitting the usual spots for a fish (or 5) here and there. Sometimes all three of us were hooked up, as conditions were ideal with a strong uphill current and slightly off color 68 degree water. Nearly all the fish were calicos, but we managed a goat too.

    SIL had never been in a small boat before. Fun watching him get excited seeing porpoise and a 6’ (not counting tail) thresher shark who circled the boat a couple times. This guy works with elite Artificial Intelligence programmers. It was cool showing him something new.

    Anyways, we made it as far west as the golf course before heading to the shoe. On the way to the shoe, we stopped on a birdnado, but like Lal saw the day before, it was just macks pushing up bait. We should have stayed at PV, cause fishing at the shoe was s-l-o-w. We bagged it a little after noon.

    Totals: Thirty or so bass to 3#, almost all calico. We weren’t really counting. No fish on the jigs, stick baits or spoons. They all wanted the Kman Special plastics. Some got bit on the drop, but most fish were caught near the bottom on a slow grind. Unlike previous trips, we never found THE SPOT.

    Once again, we didn’t sink the boat or get arrested or towed. It was a great day on the water with family.

    Oh, I kinda punked my SIL. I showed him how we lip bass and de hook them. Between what he caught and what I handed him, he probably lipped 25 or so bass on that virgin thumb. On the ride home, he was mentioning how tore up his thumb was. It was then I said “You know, we have special thumb tape on board for lipping fish”. Hazing complete.

    Hopefully the Trailer Trash’s next trip will be with live bait.
     
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  2. RyanErb

    RyanErb Love to fish!

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    Sounds like a fun day. Great details in the report. I hooked a big grumpy barred sand bass the other day, I thought twice about lipping him, had some good chompers on him!
     
  3. Kman

    Kman I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Hey, I’ve got nothing to prove. Just about any bass over 3 pounds gets the Boga.
     
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  4. Ed Y

    Ed Y Well-Known "Member"

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    Boga grip all the way... I picked up a knock off at Wally world for $5 and won't go back.
     
  5. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Fun day Kurt, glad you got into them!
     
  6. Goldenglory18

    Goldenglory18 Member

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    Torn up thumbs is a sign of a great angler/successful day.

    Tape/Boga is for the ladies...definitely don't want their hands getting rough...
     
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    bbjp Newbie

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    When you’re *really* tough, you lip your ‘cuda...and then your wahoo...but you can only do that once. :beerbang:
     
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  8. Tuna Vic

    Tuna Vic I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Good times with the family and a SIL “bass thumb” wtg!
     
  9. beerman1

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    Thanks for another great report kurt...keep'em coming.
     
  10. Tvdan

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    sounded like a fun day.
     

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