Rpt-2 Day Salsapuedes Reds, Coppers, Cali's, Sandies.

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  1. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    It was about time, having attempted to synchronize our schedules for the last eight months and failed numerous times, we finally hooked up the last two days.


    So I was looking forward to another great adventure fishing with good friend Bill Fisher on his 18’ Trophy “Toad Hall”. I left work in San Bernardino at 3:00pm, Tuesday afternoon and arrived at the border in Tijuana at 6pm, having survived horrible traffic through San Diego. I stopped at Immigration and purchased my FMM and arrived at Bill’s place 7 miles south of Rosarito at 7pm.


    For those that don’t know Bill has a fantastic Trailer home just off the cliffs overlooking the ocean in Descanso Bay. There was a deep marine layer and too chilly to enjoy the outdoors, so we watched TV and called it a night at 9 pm. The alarm was set for 5am for tomorrows fishing.


    Day 1-Wednesday 05-23-18 My Birthday


    I was startled awake by Bill’s holler its 5:00 am, rise and shine, not normal for me as I usually wake up earlier than the alarm. I proceeded to heat up some coffee from my thermos I brought down. We headed off to Las Salinas some 20 miles south where Bill slips his boat. The wind was calm and what little there was is blowing offshore. The harbor was flat calm with the entrance being ideal for heading out.


    We cleared the harbor at 6:03 am, and headed south to Salsapuedes. Water temps were at 60.3 degrees, not bad, yet not warm enough for the Tails to show. We hit a few spots known to hold Yellowtail and Yo Yo’ed Colt Snipers while nothing happened. We continued on to some deep water spots. The meter showed lots of fish, yet they had lockjaw. We caught mostly small bait fish and a few Starries and Santa Marias.


    We continued south towards Salsapuedes and stopped on some decent marks in 150 feet. Although the meter didn’t show much, it was very hard bottom and fish began to bite. Using a variety of Plastics and Colt Snipers we managed to catch Reds, Coppers and assorted other Rockfish. When we moved into shallower water the Calico Bass began chew.


    Bill with a nice Calico Bass:

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    Here I am with one of the good sized Reds:

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    The wind was decent until about 11:30 am when it started to popcorn at about ten knots. We headed north and stopped on some 200 feet spots which yielded some more Coppers and Reds and one decent sized Lingcod. By 1:30 pm the wind was over 15 knots and it was time to call it quits. We had just reached limits of Rockfish before the wind forced us home.


    Back at the dock, some pictures:

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    We filleted the fish we wanted to keep and dropped off quite a few whole fish at Charley’s. We will return for dinner.


    Sadly there was a very deep marine layer outside our cliff view and a chilly wind. So we spent the rest of the afternoon indoors. Of course enjoying a glass or two of wine and beer perfected our moods, leaving a very tranquil setting in our hearts.


    Dinner at Charley’s was spectacular and it was lights out early with another rise and shine at 5am tomorrow.



    Day 2- Thursday 05-24-18


    We woke up to misty drops of moisture. However the seas were calm and it was open for another day of fishing. We headed north today and started fishing in deep water. We cleared the harbor at 6:02 am. The swells were light and we made good time to our first drift.


    The meter was mostly blank, but we knew that this area yielded good results despite the meter. Well guess what, it was WFO on Reds. Both of us never hit bottom before getting bit. We dropped down three times in a row and both of us caught Reds each time. We drifted out of the hard bottom and ran back up to the primary spot. It was much slower on the second drift, and it took a while to get bit, we both caught Boccaccio this time, and nothing on our second drop. We did one more drift in this area and both of us caught Santa Marias. On my second drop I caught another Red.


    The area went dead and we moved on to a number of other deep water spots. It was mostly a no go, although we did add a few more decent sized Starries and Santa Marias. It was a great start to the day and only 9am. We headed into shallow water and finished out our limit in Reds and other rockfish. We spent the rest of the morning catching and releasing Sand Bass, Calico Bass and assorted other Rockfish. At times the Sand Bass went ballistic on the plastics. .All Bass released to fight another day.


    Day two pictures:

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    The border crossing at Otay Mesa took 1.25 hours, not fun? The traffic from San Diego to Oceanside was awful also. Nearly five hours to reach home in Diamond Bar. Not the way I wanted to end a wonderful adventure, yet I would do it again in a heartbeat.


    Thanks Bill, we had a couple of super great days of bottom fishing. I am definitely looking forward to another fishing adventure together soon. Thanks so much for the invite!

    Hook up!

    Cory
     
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  2. seadancer

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    Great report Cory!
     
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  3. DOGHOUSE26

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    Excellent Report as usual Cory, Thanks for sharing!
     
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  4. Hard at Play

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    Great report. Not sure if you know that you can get a 7 day FMM on line with no cost. Just print it out. You still have to stop at the boarder for the stamp and you are good to go.
     
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  5. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    The no cost one does not work for fishing, have to pay the fees!
     
  6. mhanson59hb

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    Another day, another adventure, another boat load of fish! You are living the dream! Thanks for another awesome report.
     
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  7. Paddyman1

    Paddyman1 I love pangas

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    Good stuff Corey! I grew up surfing Saispuedes as a teen. Love that area. “Baja Big Sur”
     
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  8. Tuna Vic

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    Very nice Corey,those are some bueatiful reds,I like the way you guys bleed the fish,we always do that before they hit the cooler,sure makes a big difference getting those pearl white fillets,thanks for the always entertaining report!
     
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    longboard85 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Solid job Cory!
     
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    Great job guys, happy birthday Cory:-)
     
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  11. WhyMe

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    Happy Birthday!! Great trip and read as always. I'll take those reds and lings for table fare over anything all day long.
     
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    looks like some great eats, wtg Cory.
     
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  13. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Lots of surfers out the last two days, the waves were 7+ and breaking quick, most surfers didn't get many rides, lots of wipeouts!
     
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    Looks fun as always and Happy B-Day!

    j
     
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    Oh - and Happy Birthday!
     
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    Nice going Cory. Great trip for you and Bill. Hows Bill doing these days?
    And belated Happy Birthday!
     
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    Happy Birthday.

    :ele::nopity::gaygroup::rofl::puff:
     
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  18. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Just getting older like me! Otherwise great!
     
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    Love it down there! Great Report!
     
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    Another great day
     
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