Inshore Horseshoe 7/19

ANGLING ALLEN

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  • Apr 14, 2006
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    Fullerton
    Name
    Larry
    Boat
    finatic
    Tried the Horseshoe today, 7/19, with all the talk about barracuda. We found about 10 boats at the "Green buoy" including 4 sportboats. Nice weather, light breeze, 67 degree water (cold?), good visibility. Action seemed to be spotty so trolled around and got 5 on a metal jig. It seemed green had to be on the jig to work. This took until about 9am, that's when the sporties all bailed. Looked like they headed to the 150. I switched gears to bass (plastics) and put about a dozen on the boat working the Horseshoe area. Water got warmer (up to 70) and dirtier. Picked up one rock fish and some bass. Calicos were very spread out, and mostly shorts. Got one to 17 inches. No sand bass until early afternoon, then drifted over a spot that was loaded with them! Got couple doubles and multiple rods went off in a short stetch. The sportboats returned to the green buoy about 11:30, that's when the wind began picking up. By 12:15 it was blowing pretty good, like 12+. Headed in by 12:30. Bassin' seemed tougher today. Anyway, beats working! Tight lines!

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    Kman

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    Apr 7, 2003
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    So Cal
    Name
    Kurt
    Boat
    Robalo R180 Trailer Trash
    Thanks for the report. The calicos were AWOL yesterday. We only got one—and it had full on spawning colors going on. Sandies were on the big side.
     
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    JK155

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  • Nov 8, 2019
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    California
    Name
    John
    Boat
    Wellcraft 18 Fisherman
    Thank you for the report. Its pretty amazing how different the water colors are in your report granted time of day, camera exposure etc, but still water that looks green and others like look blue.
     
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    ANGLING ALLEN
    The water did change up today. Had clear and blue, green, and murky. Water Temps changed too.
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