Rpt-05-19-18 The good Old Days 100+ Bass Today!

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  1. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Cory Visser
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    Lal and I were itching to go fishing and hoping for a weather window to scratch our itch, given the weather has been off and on awful over the last few weeks. Today’s forecast called for 4-6 knots of wind in the morning and 6-9 in the afternoon that is special, considering how windy it has been lately? For a change the weatherman was right.


    So I went fishing Saturday 05-19-18, with Lal on his 18’ boat the “Rubber Ducky”. We launched out of Davies in Long Beach at 5:30 am. The skies were thick with a deep marine layer, the wind was calm, and as we exited the harbor, the seas were fairly flat, with only a small swell.


    We headed towards Izor’s Reef where we hoped to catch the bigger Sand Bass that were biting a little even in the colder water. Water temps were up a bit, reaching 59.5 degrees. It was beyond slow for over an hour, covering numerous reefs for a single 10 inch Calico Bass. It was time to move on, as we considered our options of heading to the Mussel grounds, the Rigs or the Horseshoe, we elected to go down south towards the flats in Huntington Beach.


    We arrived at our selected spots and it was game on for over three hours. Almost every cast was a Bass. We fished in 60 to 80 feet of water, where the temps were in the magical 60.7 degree range, with excellent current. We can’t remember the last time we had current for such a long period of time.


    Our count of over 100 Bass consisted of maybe 15 Calico Bass to 2 pounds and the rest Sand Bass to five pounds, with many 3 to 4 pounds. There was bait everywhere and most of the Bass were very fat, not missing any meals lately. This catch of Bass equaled our last five trips combined, all is good and when conditions and weather come together, it works!


    All Bass were released to fight another day. We left them biting at half past noon. Some pictures follow:


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    We were on the trailer by 1:30 pm, still no sun, but the air temps were pleasant.


    Thanks Lal, it was as good as it gets.

    Hook up! Cory

    A special edition, I returned last Saturday from a week in Paradise at Puerto Penasco, which is 200 miles below Yuma Arizona. We stayed at the Grand Mayan Resort, which is a 4.5 star resort. The crossing of the border at San Luis Colorado is sweet, some traffic, but smooth. The road down to the resort is excellent, a few potholes here and there, but a speed of 75 is possible and we made it down in less than three hours. It is primarily desert with rolling sand dunes. As you approach the Sea of Cortez the view is incredible.

    The following shows pictures of our room over looking the Lazy river which is about 1/4 mile long and takes 16 minutes to finish, it is beyond relaxing. I also managed to go fishing with Captain Francisco on his 28' Panga La Princessa. I caught a 20 pound WSB and a ten pound Yellowtail, plus Barracuda, Trigger fish, and many other assorted smaller fish. Lastly in the pictures is our dinner over looking the bay on top of a hill, sipping a great Chilean red wine and enjoying fantastic Italian food.

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  2. Bradyxxx

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    Nice going Cory! Looks like a real nice day!
    Glad to hear their biting for ya!!
     
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  3. clevel

    clevel Captain in Learning

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    Awesome news! Finally the bass are biting! Thanks for the heads up!
     
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  4. longboard85

    longboard85 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Awsome job and great quality way to go!
     
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  5. Shewillbemine

    Shewillbemine "should of" is NOT a thing

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    If you're willing to share, what were you using?

    We used ghost shrimp today and landed a nice variety of fish, but no way were we close to 100 fish!
     
  6. Kman

    Kman I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Nice going Cory. We were going to go north tomorrow. May have to rethink that and join the hundred boats heading south after reading this.

    Trailer Trash’s custom bait tank comes in next week.
     
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  7. seadancer

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    Great fish reports Cory!!
     
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  8. fish&snow

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    We are not worthy :rockin:
     
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  9. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    We used 4 and 5 inch red flake plastics with 1 and 1.5 oz. red lead heads.
     
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  10. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Good luck Kurt! North sucks right now. Cold dirty water.
     
  11. the SLIDER

    the SLIDER https://multimediabylj.com

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    Glad you had a gr8 day Cory and Lal.

    May be an early spawn in the Flats this year. I urge folks to throw a few back like you guys do.

    Could really use a few hours on that lazy river, looks like fun resort.
     
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  12. Tuna Vic

    Tuna Vic I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Ahhh,that’s more like it,that’s sounds a little more like bass fishing on the “Rubber Ducky” very nice,always cool to know those kind of days are still possible for those in the know,enjoyed the report,and nice vacation shots,also a nice biscuit you got there!
     
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  13. Pablo2fish

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    Great report, and finally some good news this spring on the bass bite.
     
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  14. NewportMatt

    NewportMatt Let's All Just Get Along

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    I have been out three times this week. All in Newport. Yep, the bass are pretty much wide open (and so are the barracuda). It isn't just the flats. Find the right structure and the calico is just as wide open as the sand bass. All they want are the plastics...got a scoop on Friday and didn't catch a damn thing with it while hooked up with 30+ bass in just a couple hours on the plastics. Water temp 62 in Newport all week even after the wind.

    Great job and post Cory. Excellent pictures!
     
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  15. Paddyman1

    Paddyman1 I love pangas

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    Cory and Lal, flipping the switch to “on”! Great news guys!
     
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  16. BornFisher

    BornFisher Well-Known "Member"

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    Great report! I love hungry fat bass and lazy rivers!!
     
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  17. mhanson59hb

    mhanson59hb Fear No Fish

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    Way to go, Cory and Lal! Puerto Penasco does sound like paradise!
     
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  18. chiefen

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    Awesome job! Glad to hear those bass are back in good numbers!!
     
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  19. Ed Y

    Ed Y Well-Known "Member"

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    Nice job.. I was at Izors most of the morning for the slower bite... looks like I should have done a little more exploring :-)
     
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  20. Kman

    Kman I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    We went south. And shallow. We saw what could have been cuda bringing a gaggle of birds down, but fishing was so good at the time, we did not investigate.

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