I am an idiot PV 10/23

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by RideHPD, Oct 23, 2017.

  1. RideHPD

    RideHPD Enthusiastic Idiot Rookie

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    Borrowed another members zodiac for some respite from work to try to find some bass and maybe a yellow. Worked the breakwall at Redondo and then PV from Rat Beach around to Lunada, throwing everything I brought (jerkbaits, crankbaits, leadhead swimbaits, weedless, iron, coltsniper, spinnerbait) for no bass and no signs of yellows. Didn't get out till the backside of the tide and there was little current, but decent surge from the swell. Visibility was very poor, which gets into the "fun" part of the trip.

    Barracuda are everywhere outside and inside the kelp, all one has to do is throw a coltsniper or other chrome jig for 1-2 casts to draw them in and you can have them pretty much every cast til you're bored on blind casts.

    That is, unless on the upswing you hook your other rod and throw it 15y away into the water. By the time I brushed off the shock and thought to jump in after it it was gone. I did mark the exact location on GPS where it hit the water, and some really nice divers took a break from lobster hunting to look, but with the really poor vis there wasn't much they could do barely being able to see the bottom or keep track of the marker bouy line we dropped on the spot.

    If anyone is diving this week and would be willing to take a look I'd be extremely grateful, I can provide the coordinates or email them as a Navionics marker. It's a Tranx 300 on a Phenix Black Diamond, so it wasn't exactly something I'm happy about losing.

    Also an idiot today, this was yesterday, 10/22. You'd think for someone working on a PhD I wouldn't be so stupid.
     
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  2. MRC70

    MRC70 Well-Known "Member"

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    Wow, that really sucks. Of course it was the Tranx/Black Diamond setup!
     
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    Sorry for your loss
     
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  4. RideHPD

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    Thanks guys, any ideas I'd like to hear them but yea it's pretty inconceivable that it's recovered.

    And being a grad student it's going to hurt to replace.
     
  5. GarytheCPA

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    Perhaps you tried this.

    I was inshore fishing recently and dumped a rod. Probably 40 to 60 feet of water. It was an old Yo's calstar my dad had made for me when I was a kid so I felt really sick about it.

    So I tied on the heaviest Iron I had, let it hit bottom, dragged it around on the bottom, til it snagged a guide. Took about 45 minutes.

    Maybe worth a shot. Good luck.
     
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  6. RideHPD

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    I did actually give this a try, but being in the middle of the kelp it kept getting snagged. But might go back and give it another go.
     
  7. FishinMcNuggets

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    Eric, post up the approximate depth it is in, so freedivers can chime in if possible.
     
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    If you gain Wisdom, as well as knowledge,in my humble opinion, you will be far ahead of many of your learned colleagues. Focus and concentration are for EVERYONE, any degree not withstanding.
     
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    "That is, unless on the upswing you hook your other rod and throw it 15y away into the water".

    What a cast! :smoking33:
     
  10. Paddyman1

    Paddyman1 I love pangas

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    My condolences.
     
  11. Jaysons999

    Jaysons999 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    R I P ouch that sucks
     
  12. RideHPD

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    It's right on the 35' contour line, and fell on slack current, wouldn't have been too hard to find if there wasn't near 0' vis.
     
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    Please everyone, a moment of silence is in order as we mourn the passing of the Tranx/Phenix combo that was taken from our friend Eric way too early. My sympathies.
     
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    :rofl::rofl: Ouch.

    Sorry dude.
     
  15. RideHPD

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    If anyone wants to give a try diving for it when the vis improves, I'll give you a ride out on the inflatable and chaffuer you around wherever you wanna fish around the point. I know some ghosts have been had in the same bit of kelp I dumped the rod in in the last few days.
     
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    suggest a tank diver going in just before peak high tide...that will give you incoming clear (more clear,anyway) water and better vis...
     
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    It's gone....
     
  18. Jaysons999

    Jaysons999 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    It was time for an upgrade anyway...
     
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    I have scuba gear
     
  20. JustOneCast

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    Thanks for sharing. Sucks but funny as hell
     

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