Horseshoe Kelp 4/14

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  1. seadancer

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    74220EDC-4DBB-4399-A096-0920BA11BDD1.jpeg 13B61C63-F927-433B-B978-80B44B441BA1.jpeg Boat sea trial today to test some new upgrades including new GPS, FF, and more upgrades Ran out to Horseshoe Kelp Area. Water temp down 5 degrees since last Sunday. The large schools of anchovies and birds have disappeared. Did not fish. Marked a number of new good looking WPs. Ready now for upcoming season for Yellowtail, WSB, Tuna and do on.
     
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    Wow that’s cold, last weekend it was 59-60ish and slow pickings. I’m heading out tomorrow in that area. we will see. There was a lot of life last Sunday.
     
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    Yes, last Sunday was excellent conditions compared to today. Lots of bait, birds, sea life. Water was 59. Today down to 54. Little bait in water. Few birds. I would not go out on Sunday to Horseshoe Kelp Area as I think it would be a waste of time.
     
  4. cbadcrew

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    Thanks for posting tho
    Keeps us in the loop when we can’t go

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    “It won’t be long now”
     
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    i just came from the break wall it was 55 degrees there
     
  7. tuner

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    Congratulations on a successful sea trial.

    I was out for a few hours in the AM. Due South from HH I metered just over 58* from the harbor mouth to Izors.

    54* on the Shoe is very cold. The Long Beach buoy may be closer to where you were and was a bit colder than either of the Pedro buoys.

    http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=46256
     
  8. Tuna Vic

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    53 wow,don’t remember ever seeing that low of water temp on the Shoe but anything’s possible,yeah I’d say that might shut the bite down,and send the bait scurrying thanks for the heads up!
     
  9. seadancer

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    The temps displayed on the two images were from two separate and distinct FF and transducers and pics taken about 1 mile apart. The one showing 53.98 is a Furuno. The one showing 54.34 a brand new Garmin. In same location temps from each display were within 0.10 degree of one another. Both FF showed 59 degrees in exactly the same location 6 days earlier, before all the wind. General Area was Bull Kelp to Olympic Rock to Jackpot Rock, several wrecks, and the Green Buoy. From 75’ to 120’. Purpose of local trip was to test and calibrate electronics, check WPs, adusting electronics, setting up displays. Easier to do these things when not focusing on fishing. Everything is now in order. Will post fishing reports soon.
    Looking forward to posting reports like this from Horsehoe Kelp and Islands:
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    More wind coming next week will probably keep the temperature low. Still surprised to see it that low though.
     
  11. seadancer

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    Saw water as warm as 55 in some areas o_O
     
  12. bazzturd

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    I'm gonna go with your readings because I got 55 today as well as a few other people.
     
  13. bitesomthing

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    Wow thats crazy, i was out Saturday and fished from Newport to PV and showed 56-58 everywhere i went. Not questioning your reading, the way the water has been the water may water may have rolled, or i need to check my equipment..
     
  14. Paddyman1

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    A week ago (4/10), the SC Basin and Oceanside buoys were between 64 & 66 degrees. Today they are between 59.9 and 61 degrees. What a difference a few days can make (or a coastal low pressure system).
     
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    Glad you were able to get a good read on things to come!
     
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    I had 58.2 all day in SMB towards the pier on Saturday. Fishing was VERY slow.
     
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    Cory - hoping for a successful season, with your company and help. YT & WSB are now here (islands) and will only get better. Weather/wind and cold water are only temporary obstacles. Season is just starting. Upgrades all completed and tested/re-tested and good to go. Oil change completed yesterday. My pulled Achilles holding me back is much less painful and will be going to doctor today. Thanks for all of your fishing reports in the interim. They give all of us hope and inspiration.
     
  18. NewportMatt

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    I was just on the shoe yesterday. Can report it was between 57-58 degrees and the water warmed up to 60 degrees slowly as we headed south to Newport. Also can report it was SLOW everywhere we went. Worst fishing day on the water I have had this year. This includes the shoe, Izors, pipe, and #2 and morro point in Crystal Cove (60.5 degrees at Morro Point) with brown water
     

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