Horseshoe Bass report 1/4

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by shinbob, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. shinbob

    shinbob Member

    Location:
    General Vicinity of the Ocean
    Name:
    Shin
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    Triton 240 LTS
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    So this post may get lost in all the Bluefin hoopla, but I had a great day today catching lots of bass at the Horseshoe. First filled up the gas tank at Jankovich ($3.35 for gas, not bad). Beautiful sunrise today.

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    Inspired by Dr Bob's post, I started off at some of my spots close-in to shore, and sure enough, that was all it took. Surface temps were chilly at 58 - 60 degrees, but seas were nearly flat calm and wind was very light, initially out of the NE. First thing in the morning there was a moderate current. All conditions converged onto a great morning of bass fishing, and all within swimming distance of the breakwall. Ended the day with over 35 bass, including one bruiser calico that weighed in at 5.5 lbs.

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    About even mix of Calicos (over structure) and Sandies (between structure). Tried out my new kman swimbaits, which worked great, along with my other plastics. With one rod in the holder and one in the hand, I had quite a few double hookups. About 1/3 of the bass were legal sized (all released).

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    Not sure if these are all bass, but I got one of my double hookups over this spot:

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    About 11am, though, the current and the wind died completely, and the bite shut off. Overall one of my best bass days this year, completely unexpected for January.
     
  2. DrBob89

    DrBob89 Well-Known "Member"

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    Altadena, CA
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    Bob Nigbor
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    Freedom Boat Club
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    Congrats on the great morning! On my way back from Catalina I made a few stops near your location in the early afternoon with no luck. Your timing was the key.
     
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  3. pacificscout

    pacificscout Hey! You got any frozen ice?

    Location:
    fullerton
    Name:
    Wally
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    Shin nice job.
    I need me some kman.
    Have heard/read they're GREAT!!!!!!
    Got me itchin to get fishin.
     
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  4. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Cory Visser
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    A great day of Bass fishing, fine job!
     
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  5. tuner

    tuner pysgotwyr

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
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    Steve
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    Nice work Shin. We fished quite a bit over the last two weeks and the morning tide movement was key.
     
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  6. ghetto_dad

    ghetto_dad Newbie

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    Steve
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    NICE job! Its nice to hear reports other than damn BFT!

    Bass fishing rules....
     
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  7. FishinMcNuggets

    FishinMcNuggets Fishin fo' Nutrition!

    Location:
    Hermosa Beach, CA
    Name:
    Mike
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    Avon 2.85 "C-¢"
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    Congrats on a fine day of bassin!
     
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