Rpt-12-08-19 Quality Winter Bass'n!

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Tunaslam

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Both Lal and I had to scratch an itch, as neither of us have been fishing in a while, given the recent weather conditions. Today’s weather forecast was less than ideal, scattered showers, and lots of wind in the afternoon. As I drove over to Lal’s house at 5am, it poured down rain all the way to Cerritos. We checked out the weather forecast for today and determined that is was not likely to have much rain on the ocean in Long Beach, as most of the rain was set for the foothills.



So we went fishing on the Rubber Ducky, Sun. 12-08-19. We launched out of Davies in Long Beach at 5:45 am. The skies were filled with scattered clouds and looking good out of the harbor. So far we have dodged a Bullitt.



The seas were very calm and we headed out to the 105, stopping on some hard bottom in 120 feet. The meter lit up, but the fish had lock jaw. So we moved on to a little deeper water at 140 feet. Again the meter displayed lots of fish. The quality was exceptional, as we caught five fish from 3.5 to over 5 pounds. Four Sand Bass to 5 pounds and a big 4 pound Calico Bass.

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The bite died and Lal set a course for the Shoe, water temps remained constant at 60.5. We arrived at the shoe and found lots of huge bait marks and fish. It was a slow pick for a while. But we found an area of fish that was hungry, and they bit steady for a few hours. It was a 60/40 split of Sand Bass to Calico Bass. Although we caught a few juniors, most of the Calico’s and Sandie’s were 14-16 inches or larger.



It was a fun day, with the weather being quite nice, a little sunshine, and not much wind. On channel 16 the Coast Guard repeatedly announced small craft warnings from noon to Monday morning. Sure enough around 11; 30 am the wind picked up to 10+. Then by noon it was white cap city and we called it. We caught and released some 50+ mixed Bass. We also caught a Red, a Whitefish and a Gopher Cod, plus a bunch of Mackerel. They were thick.

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As we entered the harbor and put the boat on the trailer, the wind was up. Shortly after leaving the harbor, it started to rain, just missed it. How cool!



Well Lal, another great day on the Ducky! Thanks so much, that itch was definitely scratched.

Hook up! Cory

BTW it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Visser's.

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Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and healthy Holiday season!
 
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cortezpirasea

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Atta Boyzzz! :food-smil
 
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FloMar

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Those are some nice sized Winter Bass Cory/Lal. What depth were the bass suspended at? How did you get your own SPEED LIMIT sign? John.
 
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Tunaslam

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Those are some nice sized Winter Bass Cory/Lal. What depth were the bass suspended at? How did you get your own SPEED LIMIT sign? John.

The big guys were in over 100 feet John, and we were both bit on the drop.

As far as the sign? Who knows, it has been there forever, and we have lived there 29 years.
 
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mhanson59hb

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    Great job guys! Headed out weds for some hooping. Where were the mackies? Need to load up on tube stuffers!

    Thanks for the report!
     
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    Tunaslam

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    Great job guys! Headed out weds for some hooping. Where were the mackies? Need to load up on tube stuffers!

    Thanks for the report!
    They seemed to be everywhere we went except the deeper water. Mostly in 80-100 feet, saw a bunch around the green buoy.
     
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    marlyn

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    Merry Christmas cory!
     
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    Hardcor

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    Nice report Cory, great day fishing with your buddy Lal again.
    Merry Christmas to you and I hope you have the best fishing season ever in 2020. Looking forward to your reports.
    Corey
     
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