Rpt-11-08-17 Weatherwise sensational, fishing a bit slow!

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  1. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    th few options to catch exotics at the islands, as the season is winding down, it was back to old reliable fun fishing for local Bass. So I went fishing Wednesday 11-08-17, with Lal on his 18’ boat the “Rubber Ducky”. We launched out of Davies in Long Beach at 6:00 am.


    Not often lately to see a beautiful sunrise as we exited the harbor:

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    Mother wind was forecasted to be very calm in the morning, with perhaps 6 to 8 in the afternoon. It was grease calm for most of our trip. We made our way up the Palos Verde Coast, not expecting such a drop in water temps, down to 59 degrees, Yikes! Consequently our first drift in this seriously cold water resulted in absolutely nothing, as did several other drifts over some our favorite structure.


    Lal decided it was hopefully better around the corner to Rocky Point. As we headed north the water temps gradually increased, and by the time we reached Rocky Point it was up to 63.4 and eventually rose to 64.8 by mid-morning. Lal caught and released a few Calico Bass and a half dozen Johnny Bass before I landed my first fish. It seemed I was using rubber hooks, as time after time, I hooked a fish on the wind in and after a couple cranks, lost it. It was one of those days for me?


    Lal was breaking in his new Garmin fish finder and combo GPS. Unfortunately he did not retain his many GPS marks acquired over many years on his old Garmin unit. So we hunted and pecked to find the structure and stones where the Bass hang out. Lal is hopeful that the chip removed from his old GPS can we converted and uploaded to his new Garmin unit. He was told it might take a few weeks to find out.


    Lal then landed a picture fish, a three+ pound Calico Bass:

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    The weather remained incredible, and the current was just so, so! We drifted rather quickly, I guess due to a wind and current mix, yet the fish were very touchy? We both experienced hit after hit, without a solid hookup. We scratched up a fish here and there, with Lal easily catching two to my one. We moved out to deeper water and I was hammered on my wind in. It actually took drag on my 15 pound outfit. Turned out to be a nice colorful Lingcod, which I released:

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    We made another drift in the deeper water and I caught a decent sized Red, a little over 2 pounds as weighed by the DFG at the dock, fully bled out.

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    A number of other drifts in the deeper water resulted in nothing biting, despite incredible readings. They had lockjaw? We moved back down the Palos Verde Coast where the temps increased to 61.3. However, we had few biters on numerous drifts.


    Lal ran out to the Horseshoe hoping to locate some of the stones and structure he had found fish on in his prior trips. It was not to be.


    We finished with releasing a dozen Bass, surprisingly all Calico Bass, not a single Sand Bass. We also released a dozen Johnny Bass and the Lingcod, keeping the sole Red.


    Thanks Lal, you can always find a way to locate fish, even without your usual spots available on GPS, right on. Hook up! Cory

    A couple of pictures from a few weeks ago when I didn't post a report for the same area.


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  2. longboard85

    longboard85 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Solid effort and great looking weather glad you got to pull on a few fish!
     
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  3. USMCfish

    USMCfish USMC-FISH

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    NICE job guys love your reports!!
     
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  4. Paddyman1

    Paddyman1 I love pangas

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    Cory your slow day is my wide open day. Nice fishing!
     
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  5. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Too funny, thanks!
     
  6. Tuna Vic

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

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    Hmmm,I saw your post with the “word”slow and it didn’t seem right,when I read the report and saw the pics I thought,I’d love my slow days to equal those results!
    Good going guys!

    Cya Tuna Vic
     
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  7. Sciaenops

    Sciaenops Member

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    yeah, just another day. nice work, Cory
     
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  8. SaltH20Angler

    SaltH20Angler Well-Known "Member"

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    Always nice to read your reports Cory. No offense but it's nice to know the Rubber Ducky has slow days too. X2 on your slow day is about the same as my average day. :-)
     
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  9. pacificscout

    pacificscout Hey! You got any frozen ice?

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    Great day with your buddy Lal.
    Better this trip than his last report.
     
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    Great update and some awesome fishing!
     
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  11. JustOneCast

    JustOneCast Arnold

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    Good report.
    Looks fun
     
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  12. RyanErb

    RyanErb Love to fish!

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    Great report Cory, still a fun day on the water!
     
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  13. mhanson59hb

    mhanson59hb Fear No Fish

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    Thanks for the report. Bummer about the GPS spots. With Garmin, you should be able to put an SD card in the old one, copy the spots to it, and transfer them to the new one. Even my 10 year old 545s had that capability.

    If all else fails, you can put them in manually. Groan......
     
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  14. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    We have an expert working on it, and our hopeful they will be able to copy!
     
  15. fieldman

    fieldman lets get some!

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    when is it ever slow for you guys? nice fish and report as always
     
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