Rough & slow at the Horseshoe 4/3

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  1. DrBob89

    DrBob89 Well-Known "Member"

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    I fished the usual Horseshoe spots this morning between 8-11 with the usual Kman plastics.

    The wind blew all last night, so there were steep westerly wind waves when I arrived. I almost turned around at Queen's Gate. But the wind soon stopped and the seas calmed a bit. Not completely, I have a few boat bruises to show for the tossing around.

    High tide was at 9. There was an intense tideline, full of fish, birds, and a big pod of dolphins. Bait fish boils everywhere. But fishing was slow. I managed 5 sandies, 1 calico, and a couple small reds. Nothing with any size.

    Water is still 59 degrees. We'll have to wait a bit for things to improve.
     
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  2. mhanson59hb

    mhanson59hb Fear No Fish

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    You did way better than I did on Monday! :D

    If fishing were any slower I'd have birds nesting in my hat o_O
     
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  3. Kman

    Kman I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Sorry that the weather man got it right. The fish could have still bit though. Roddy is usually a hell of a fisherman when it’s sloppy.

    Next time. We are shooting for Saturday.
     
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    Azarkon I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Unfortunate. Thursday and Friday are going to be flat, but it's going to rain or so they say...
     
  5. tuner

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    Thanks for the report, it sounds a bit like Sunday was for us, slow and cold (59-60). We did land a few large sandbass and Nicholas got his PB at 7lbs, but otherwise it was all bait and porpoise. April is the best month for maintenance....
     
  6. WilliamL

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    Thanks for the report, I had limited time today but went to izors from about 10am - noon, weather was actually pretty nice, no current, but tons of bait, dolphins, birds, etc..it was pretty slow for me, but my last drift I managed to snag one of the bigger sandies I have caught in a while (released) Sandy.jpg
     
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  7. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Sorry Dr. Bob, the Bass will go off again soon, glad you got out!
     
  8. DrBob89

    DrBob89 Well-Known "Member"

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    Indeed, a couple more degrees of temperature will get them moving. I wish I liked bottom fishing, your T-bird trip sounded fun. I just don't like all the cranking...
     
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    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Neither does Lal, so I often go Codding alone! Although I think most get stuck on a heavy sinker with a few hooks with bait. Like Plastics, fishing the Cod with a lure makes it more entertaining!
     
  10. karlow

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    Only if u r getting bit!
    Nice to here someone is getting out and getting her done!
     
  11. Eatmorfish

    Eatmorfish Livin' on borrowed time

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    I'm ready for some better weather!!!
     

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