HI'S TACKLE 10 DAY NOV 1-11 --ROYAL POLARIS REPORT...VARIETY AND EPIC YT NIGHT BITE -- EPISODE 2(Catching Bass and Yellows on the Beach!)

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November 2 – Waking early after a peaceful downhill ride, wandered up for the all-important first cup of coffee to kick start the day.

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Nothing like a coastal sunrise...

With thoughts of calico bass and yellowtail game-planned post breakfast rigging options. Ate breakfast, a tasty egg scramble featuring eggs, bell peppers and onions and potatoes. With breakfast out of the way, it was time to start rigging; an Ulua with a JRI, and a 90J with a mint 7X, a Phenix 809XHJ and a Tranx 500HG with a popper, a Phenix Swimbait Rod paired with a Tranx 400 with a swimbait, and a Calstar 875XH coupled with an Avet HX Raptor and a 6XJr heavy for yoyo. Made one quick stop at a high spot around 0900, nothing home so continuing down to the promised land and arrived around 12 PM with steady yellowtail action until late in the afternoon, eagerly eating jigs, and bait.

Ed putting the wood to a few on the long rod and a mint 7X
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One for the Galley!

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Beach grade yellow on a 7X...love yellows on the longrod and jig!

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Mike is bit!

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Lou is on!

When the calico bass decided to bite for those that wanted to fish them with plastics or the iron it made for some really fun fishing with a lot of 3 to 5 pounders caught and released, though some anglers opted to keep a few, as well as enough were donated for a future lunch.

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Ed with many of the bass caught today on plastics and on the iron...

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There is nothing quite like fishing with Roy...so much energy and so many laughs!

We ended up with daily limits on the yellowtail with most in the 12 to 15 pound range, with a few standouts around 20, happy that Ed and I were able to fish the long-rod, always our number one favorite way to slay yellows, each tagging a daily limit, with a bunch more being gifted to the galley, or to less fortunate anglers.

Made time for Cheese Steak Sandwiches with potato wedges for lunch, and as the bass were biting, third call for dinner started out with a tasty bean and ham soup, fresh bread, and grilled dorado, with vegetables and rice, and carrot cake for dessert.

We camped out for the night as the reports from down below were not encouraging, and plan another day of yellowtail fishing in good weather on Day 3…

November 4 – Traveling south in somewhat sloppy condition made for a rolly ride, though improved throughout the night. Arriving to San Pablo before 0400, nice weather, though our first few stops were devoid of yellowtail and corroded with “world class" bonita and barracuda…not what we were looking for. Breakfast was french toast, sausage and fruit shared with good conversation with Lou. With nothing to show for our initial efforts we ran inside to see what we can find; though all we found were the same ravenous bonita and barracuda. I think we scratched 8 or 10 yellows before Roy began the run to Alijos, with an eye out for kelps that might hold dorado as well as possibly some wahoo….and then Plan B is announced around 1100, we are bending it down, heading for the Ridge as there are four boats now headed for the Rocks…should arrive around 0200.

Come back for more in Episode 3 - Dead Turtle Love and the Upper End of the Ridge
 
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