Inshore Izors 4/25 red tide?

ANGLING ALLEN

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  • Apr 14, 2006
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    Larry
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    finatic
    Took the dogs out to Izors, 4/25. Monday. Found great outside weather, water Temps 55-58 (cold!), dirty water, after further inspection may be a red tide. Didn't realize that until later. First thing in the morning found birds and bait, in fact more birds than fish! Within minutes my swimmer surprised me by jumping in chasing the gull. After got her out, tried to clean her off with fresh water, don't recommend anything going in the water in a red tide. She even got some bass inspections before I realized the red tide. 😳 plenty of fresh water on the boat.
    Anyway, scratched out 19 total mixed bass to 21 inches, and one short halibut. All caught on plastics, all released. Tough fishing, had to move around and never really found the perfect combination. Caught one every once in a while to keep me in the area, never really found clean water.
    Had a "seal" come up on us, can you identify it? My two dogs were going crazy as it came right up to the boat. He seemed very calm and curious, then bolted when caught wind of the dogs interest.
    I'm ready for warmer, cleaner water. Just saying...
    Tight lines!

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    pysgotwyr
  • May 24, 2006
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    Huntington Beach
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    Steve
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    260 Mackinaw
    Don't worry about the red tide, I surfed in it for most of my life and only a few folks get a sinus allergy from it. Good job on the cold water bass. Harbor seals are cool, knot-heads not so much.
     
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    Omarkayak

    I've posted enough I should know better...
    Jul 26, 2007
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    Donald W. Clarke III
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    11+ ft, Ocean Kayak Scrambler, P 'N' Queue Pod
    Harbor seals generally leave your catch alone. They do, however, often enjoy playing "Bite the bait off just behind the hook without you ever feeling a thing!"

    Glad to see the dags on bass cataloguing/bird herding duty!

    There was episode of upwelling, that area. Should fade away again if the wind don't blow too much, too soon.

    Always enjoy your reports!

    Good fishin'!
    BDC OK
     
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    beerman1

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    eric
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    triumph 17 CC
    Man, I love your posts Allen. Black labs are bird ( and anything that swims) dogs. You might try bouncing for halis instead of bassing in these conditions.. head south.
     
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