Rpt-06-20-15 Went Bass fishing and Caught Tails and Bass.

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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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    I went fishing Saturday 6-20-15, with Lal on his 18’ boat the “Rubber Ducky”. We launched out of Davies in Long Beach at 5:30 am, our beginning destination being the Newport Pipe. Oops, Mother Nature had other plans, as the wind forecast of 4 to 5 knots was way off, (what else is new?). We exited the harbor and right in to some serious slop, 12+ knot winds, and a 3 foot wind chop. Change of plans, up to PV where the Bass have pulled a disappearing act the last two months. The same poor stats for the recently fished area around Rocky Point were in play?



    We intended to fish the Pipe for Bass and then head out to the 14 and on to the Avalon bank. This was primarily a Bass trip and any offshore species caught would be spice on the cake. The launch ramp was loaded with boats, and the line at Nachos for bait was extensive. We elected to skip that step until later if needed.



    The water temps were 62.2 degrees, and the ride up to PV was still agonizing, with 3 foot seas at 3 seconds. We arrived at one of Lal’s favorite spots and it was game on. The Bass went ballistic. It was doubles and triples for us for nearly two hours. We caught 40 some Bass, 50/50 Calico and Sand Bass and a bunch of Rockfish, Lingcod, Coppers, Tree Fish, Starries and Sugar Bass. Our day was made!



    Here is Lal with a 3+ pound Calico Bass:



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    I caught this nearly four pound Calico Bass:



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    We got called by Glen on his boat Pacified and Richie on his boat Taxfree. Each offered us bait, Glen with Mini Macs and Richie with Sardines. We told them we were on our way and found the trip uphill to be very challenging, and could only make about 8 knots or get slammed and/or soaking wet. Nasty conditions!



    As we approached the area, there was nobody home, you think?



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    What a circus, we didn’t think there were that many boats in all of Los Angeles and Orange County?



    Through the incredible number of boats we found Glen and he kindly handed us about 15 dandy Mini-Macs. There some good meter marks below us and a few anglers nearby on private boats were hooked up. So we soaked some baits for 10 to 15 minutes. Richie showed up and passed us over about ten Sardines.

    We left both Glen and Richie and ran about two hundred yards before the birds in front of us started diving and underneath them the big Tails were boiling. I tossed one of Sardines, as did Lal. Within 15 seconds I was bit and an equal amount of time later so was Lal. I was using 50 pound line and a small sliding sinker. Lal was fly lining and using 25 pound test line. Even with the heavy pound test line the big Tail I hooked put on a good show, taking several long runs. Lal handed me the gaff as he fought his fish, then I handed it back as my Tail came his way. Lal stuck him good and handed it back to me.



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    Lal was being tooled on 25 pound, but held his ground and soon he had color and I gaffed his fish a minute later.



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    My fish was 24 pounds and Lal’s 22 pounds. We had only joined the party at 10:30am and already had landed two nice Tails before 11am. Spice on the cake of good Basing.



    We looked and looked for more working birds. It appeared the bite had died. Our good friend Larry (Islandah) pulled up next to us and they had scored big early, with eight fish on board before 9am.



    A few minutes later Lal marked some big fish and we shut down and soaked baits. A few seconds later Lal was hammered. The drag was screaming and we had to follow the fish, or get spooled. We must of run several hundred yards before reaching up and down. Then the big Tail took off again and chasing him was the order of the day. This happened three times before Lal brought the fish under control and gained some line back. A game of tug of war occurred and finally Lal had color. Up came the big Tail and I made a perfect head shot. Wow this Tail was long, but lacked the powerful shoulders that would of put him mover thirty pounds. Yet again it was 27 pounds bled out:



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    Very Tired Lal struggled to hold up the husky Tail:


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    An unexpected great ending to our fishing journey. All Bass and Rockfish released to fight another day.



    Thanks Lal, another fantastic day on the Ducky.

    Hook up! Cory
     
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2015
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  2. KID CREOLE

    KID CREOLE I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Nice job you two
     
  3. PCH

    PCH El Nino 2015!!!!!!

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    Killing fish again. Poor things don't have a chance with you two :)
     
  4. COSDoug

    COSDoug Well-Known "Member"

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    Cory,
    I sure do like reading your reports. Very nice.
     
  5. 26grumpy

    26grumpy who hooked who

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    :appl::appl::appl:

    Excellent day!!!
     
  6. robaire

    robaire Angler

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    Looks like you two had another productive day out there.
    Thanks for sharing Cory.
    Robert
     
  7. errock_22

    errock_22 Professional Fuel Burner

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    Awesome day Cory and Lal!!
     
  8. havv

    havv Member

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    Great day for you guys saw the ducky out there I really gotta try that bass thing next time
     
  9. widgeon

    widgeon Ex-Hunter and gatherer

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    You guys ROCK!
     
  10. rbfishn

    rbfishn Member

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    Nice job Cory and Lal. Tearing it up as always.
     
  11. SeaHawk IV

    SeaHawk IV Well-Known "Member"

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    This season has been treating you well. Your photo quality looks better than your previous report. Did you get a new camera?
     
  12. PacificPredator

    PacificPredator Captain

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    You guys are so fishy!
    nice work.
     
  13. socalangler22

    socalangler22 Yellowtail

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    You guys are bad ass!! Love them reports and you guys sure put the blood in bloodydecks!! Good job!
     
  14. F-Dawg

    F-Dawg Newbie

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    Great job guys.
     
  15. fishboyjc

    fishboyjc Mariposa matador

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    Rubber ducky, Lal, Cory=BADASS
    Nicely done guys.
     
  16. MikeeDaGuy

    MikeeDaGuy Fishin FIN-Attict

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    As always Cory, Awesome report and Pics!

    Thanks for sharing!
     
  17. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Cory Visser
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    No the lens was dirty, also having trouble getting the lens guard fully open, might need to buy a new camera soon.
     
  18. Paddyman1

    Paddyman1 I love pangas

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    That's a nice day at the circus!
     
  19. jiggyn

    jiggyn Do you even fish?

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    great pics
     
  20. Kman

    Kman I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Great job guys. Weird how Lal and I couldn't buy a bass in that spot two days earlier.
     
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