Rpt-Cat/SCI 277, 289 and more! 08-09-18

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by Tunaslam, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Quick and dirty the weather sucked and so did the fishing. I am so sick of reading various weather reports that state how nice and calm it is going to be and they are so far off it is beyond words.

    The forecast called for under ten all day and especially nicer in the afternoon. Bet me as at Catalina it was capping at 7am and at SCI it was a lot worse after backing off for a few hours and then going to 20+ knots and past Catalina at 5pm it was 20-25. Gnarly. Swells were supposed be 2 feet but were easily 4-5 and some bigger in the Catalina channel coming home.

    We stopped on plenty of really nice kelp paddies in 71 to 75 degree beautiful blue water for nothing. We never saw any birds working anywhere over the 155+ miles we traveled. We watched five seiners working the desperation reef area and other parts of the backside of San Clemente Island. We watched them pull in one wrap loaded with fish. Some PB'er came on the radio and said this seiner couldn't keep these fish and hurry over they are giving them away? Bizarre, we came over to take a look they weren't give away anything. Bluefin were crashing all over in their nets.

    Lots of private boaters flying kites. We didn't see anyone hooked up, yet we didn't arrive the back side of SCI until 11am. When the wind reached 20 knots we went to the front side and looked for tails all the way down to White Rock, nothing. Caught a dozen small Calico Bass to 2 pounds. We had beautiful bait, firecracker but hook size Sardines, very few died and they made for great Calico Bass fishing, but the weather spoiled our fun.

    Fished on the 26' Skipjack Jugular with Morris.

    It was a long long day, from 3am to back at the dock at 7:30 and home by 8:30.

    I know I am going to break out of this slump sometime soon!

    Crappy dumb weathermen! Get another job!
     
  2. RyanErb

    RyanErb Love to fish!

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    Sounds like a rough trip. You are putting in more than your normal dues....and will be repaid!!

    Just out of curiosity, is there a specific weather report you typically use? I'll be sure not to use that one :D
     
  3. YellowBullet08

    YellowBullet08 Member

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    It's even more frustrating when you're in the middle of a 40 yard diameter of YFT & can't get any of them to bite
     
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  4. El Chiva

    El Chiva Member

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    I couldn’t agree more....I don’t believe the weather...I’m my own weatherman at this point

    I’m not going out until this big SW swell finishes with us.....and hopefully this changes something.

    Everywhere I’ve been...it seems to be full of bait...or dirty water.

    I’m not complaining....but things just don’t seem right in our local/off shore waters.
     
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  5. Bradyxxx

    Bradyxxx Member

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    Thanks for the report Cory, Sorry to hear the weather sucked.
    You might want to try this NOAA weather service, (if you haven’t already)
    has been pretty reliable for me!

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  6. ssrmr2

    ssrmr2 Member

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    seiner can’t keep the bft... they are free...

    what weather forecast site do you use?
     
  7. Azarkon

    Azarkon I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    The weather was supposed to be nice but a hurricane from Mexico ruined it.

    Sad to hear about the seiners, making an already slow year even slower up here
     
  8. Marlinman10

    Marlinman10 Member

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    I haven't had good luck at all with the forecasts. You check two or three and they all say something different.
     
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  9. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I looked at Swell Watch and Buoy Weather, when they were both the same I didn't look further. I have never liked or relied on Noaa, they often stink. So when they differ who do you rely on? Should not be that way, they should all be reliable?
     
  10. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I looked at Swell Watch and Buoy Weather, when they were both the same I didn't look further. I have never liked or relied on Noaa, they often stink. So when they differ who do you rely on? Should not be that way, they should all be reliable?
     
  11. sydleier

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    We use windfinder.com and it's usually spot on for wind, swell, period, ect once you are within 3 days .
     
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  12. Cbaldwin

    Cbaldwin A whales vagina

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    Yep weatherman suck. Us surfers do a better job forecasting than the paid professionals. I take a beating on my 20 ft seapro some days. So sore the next day. No bueno. You will getem good next time. I have to do boat maintenance this coming week with boat partner so no fishing till following week. Living/fishing vicariously through your reports. Aloha keep them coming
     
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  13. miaf

    miaf Well-Known "Member"

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    Thanks for the report.

    What was the boat name of the seiner?
     
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  14. PacificPredator

    PacificPredator Captain

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    That's rough. This summer has been disappointing.
     
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  15. SouthBayKiller

    SouthBayKiller I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Wndyty.com works well for me. That and the NOAA are what I look at primarily.
     
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  16. halekai

    halekai Be nice if you want a mooring.

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    “Giving away free fish” oldest trick in the book!
     
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  17. pelon2

    pelon2 Newbie

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    Windy.com (Wndyty) and Sailflow. You can select which model to use on Windy, I find the European one is more reliable.
     
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  18. spize909

    spize909 Well-Known "Member"

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    Bummer!

    I like passageweather.com. Wind report is usually spot on. You have to adjust 7 hours on the UTC time though.
    http://passageweather.com/
     
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  19. hotrail20

    hotrail20 Intrepid 200 LB Club

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    I feel like you Cory Chino Hills to the Ocean 5 long trips Nada but I had great weather trying
     
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  20. Killerskiff

    Killerskiff The end is near

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    Wither your an angler or a golfer wind is the enemy and the only thing worse is a bad forecast. Not so bad when local but when running long and having to run uphill home, Mother Nature sure can be a real bitch! If you check out the aforementioned sites and look at the day before and the day after a trip, most often you'll get a better picture.

    Haven't had my ass handed to me in a long time using this method. Say what you like but with the energy and expense of our sport, diligence is always a wise decision, especially when gals, green horns or kids are aboard. And the best day of working is not better than the worst day of fishing, IMHO.
     
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