Good deed/good fishing 03.18.18

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by the SLIDER, Mar 18, 2018.

  1. the SLIDER

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    It's been about 5 weeks since I've been out. Been sick and the weather hasn't cooperated on the weekends. My post have been a little on the rude/snarky side. I equate it to the same disposition as when I don't get laid. My apologies to those I have offended.

    Fishing was good out of DP today. I had 60&61 degree water today. Really requires 60+ to catch bass most days. I fished a mile out in 85-90 ft of water initially when is was fairly flat. Caught about 10 Sandies about half of them legal and tossed them all back. I wanted to get all Checkerboards to bring to my folks house in order to make them tacos. My dad can't fish anymore since he's old and has health problems and my mom has limited time with Cancer.

    While I was fishing the Sandies, a sailboat was angling straight towards me and shore. I was on the drift, not anchored and I soon realized this vessel is on a collision course with me. At about 100 feet I start shouting "Anyone home?". Nothing. I start the motor and back up as so the Sailboat barely passes me. Never saw anyone in the back of the boat, maybe inside the tiny cabin?

    Twenty minutes later the Sailboat has not changed course and is headed to the middle of the breakwall at DP Harbor. Sad to say, I kinda wanted to see what was going to happen. Then the inside part of me I have to live with called DP Sherriff HP and they scrambled out there with sirens going. By this time the boat looks like it's really close to the rocks.Here's the shaky video from a mile away

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    It appeared that nothing more than verbally contacting the skipper was necessary. The direction of the Sailboat turned to the harbor mouth.

    It got a little breezy from the SW so I moved inside to finish up the day targeting those fish tacos. In the next hours I caught 5 Checkerboards and three legal, just right for tacos for three.

    God is Good.
     
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  2. John S.

    John S. Well-Known "Member"

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    What did you get the calicos on and how deep? Good job on the sail boat. You never know if it is incompetence, medical or some other distraction. It does surprise me when people do use autopilot and no one is on watch. Like nothing is going to happen.

    John
     
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  3. longboard85

    longboard85 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Thanks for the report and good job on the bass enjoy the tacos!
     
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  4. the SLIDER

    the SLIDER https://multimediabylj.com

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    I like fishing the pipe that goes perpendicular of shore 1/4 m south of the harbor, It's always productive at least once a day on the right tide/wind. Just lead heads and this time of year accompanied by a squid trailer. The pipe is about a mile long ranging from 40- 75 or so feet. No fuel cost and worth fishing when your not sure of the weather.

    The sailboat looked weathered, had 2 paddle boards on top and nobody home.
     
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  5. NewportMatt

    NewportMatt Let's All Just Get Along

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    Very nice work. Best wishes to your folks. Glad you got them some fresh fish.
     
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  6. invictus

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    We were leaving the bait dock when we heard your call on 16. Sheriff rolled out hot and we saw them make contact as we turned out of the harbor. Sounded like they ended up helping a second boat as well.

    Good looking out.

    It was 58 on the kelp line, green and slow.
     
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  7. Mo Betta

    Mo Betta Offshore Prop Changer

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    Sorry to hear about your Mom. Thanks for the report.
     
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  8. Hardcor

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    I'm glad your feeling better LJ. It's tough watching your parents get old, but your a good son and that's all that counts during these times. Good report and another nice day of fishing on the Slider.
    Have a great season
    Corey

    PS No fishing video with some old funk music in the background
     
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  9. Paddyman1

    Paddyman1 I love pangas

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    Exactly why I don't sail. Someone's going to get hurt.
     
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  10. HoxFish

    HoxFish Fam crest-My Lure is True

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    Yes He is brotha, and All the Time! I don't know you man, but prayers up for you and yours anyhow. I don't know what you're going thru...yet. Mine are starting to get up there too.

    But in the meantime, I hope to follow suit by doing the right thing, sharing some time, some stories, and some pescado!

    God bless.
     
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  11. Sandydog

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  12. the SLIDER

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    Thanks for all the kind regards gentleman

    Taco night was a success. Sure I've prepare a few things for my folks in the past, however they always hovered around making sure everything was cleanly, (no hair in the food and such) This time they sat and watched TV and talked with me. I think they liked getting served and having a night off.

    Good times.

    I know every year the scientific community predicts El Nino or La Nina. I am going out on a limb and say things are shaping up for early warm waters (El Nino). What that means, optimistically hopeful.. I'm a California native and fished most of my life. No rain till the late months always equates to a good year. Need about three more rain cycles and I think were good.
     
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  13. Ricsen

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    Good call on what you did for that sailboat. Sounds like a great day on the water. Even better that it ended up rewarding for you and your folks. Those are the memories we all cherish. Way to go.
     
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  14. clevel

    clevel Captain in Learning

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    I am glad you caught keepers on Sunday. I also hung near shore and a portion of the pipe around noon but scratched.
     

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