Rpt-Sat.-08-11-18 A local Bass Frenzy!

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  1. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Okay the Islands did not look promising and being that it was a Saturday, the fishing down south would be like a Friday night drive from downtown Los Angeles, too many people to deal with, bumper to bumper, elbow to elbow and A-hole to A-hole. The weather forecast was great, but who can believe in that, as they are wrong 80% of the time. Nevertheless spending the weekend on the couch, or doing honey dues, working in the front and backyard did not seem appealing.


    So I went fishing Saturday 08-11-18, with Lal on his 18’ boat the “Rubber Ducky” with crew Mark. We launched out of Davies in Long Beach at 5:30 am. The skies were mostly clear, the wind was calm, and as we exited the harbor, the seas were fairly flat, with only a small swell.


    We headed towards Palos Verde as Lal and Mark clobbered the Calico Bass last week, releasing over 100. Water temps were 70.6 degrees, we expected higher with all the latest comps at over 75 up to 78. The water clarity was good, yet it was certainly green.


    Surprisingly Lal bypassed the hot area from the previous week and played a hunch for another of his great bass zones. We stopped on the first stone and caught about five Bass a mix of Calico and Sand Bass, nothing over 2 pounds. We moved on and found an area in 80 feet of water, near a big kelp reef. It was game on, as all of us got hammered on the drop or when reaching the bottom, a few cranks up on the plastics yielded either a Sand Bass, mostly Calico Bass or a rockfish such as Johnny Bass.


    We drifted this area about three times and released about 30 mixed fish. Mark caught a four pound Calico Bass, the biggest so far:


    The bite slowed so Lal moved to another stone and it went absolutely ballistic. None of us made it to the bottom as the Calico Bass were on a serious chew. It is so exciting to watch your line descend and then in a second the line peels off as a fish inhales the plastic on the drop. We had doubles and triple going for 10 to 20 minutes.


    We drifted perhaps a ¼ mile with biting fish all the way; the meter went blind, with no fish, so Lal went back to the magic spot. It continued to be game on. So many of our bites came on the drop, simply a thrill!


    With so many Bass having sore lips, the bite slowed and we moved on. Lal put us on some hard bottom in 150 feet where the Reds hang out. Well they were willing and able as we caught a dozen or more Reds, some little ones were released. Despite the deeper water we still caught both Calico and Sand Bass.


    Back to about 100 feet, the meters lit up and wow, another incredible frenzy of bass catching and releasing. We also caught several dozen Johnny Bass, and another dozen assorted rockfish.


    It was a case of everywhere we went in this area the fish were on the chew. We headed south at high noon, having released over 100 Calico Bass and 50 Sand Bass. We kept the bigger Reds and a few bigger Johnny Bass. A 200 fish day, wow!


    Thanks Lal, it was another incredible day on the Ducky and much overdue, considering my misses on my other trips offshore! You have the magic touch Lal.

    Hook up! Cory

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  2. cali_reef

    cali_reef Newbie

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    Thanks for the detail report. I planned to check the area out tomorrow as well.
     
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  3. Killerskiff

    Killerskiff The end is near

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    Redemption at it's finest!
     
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  4. T Shark

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    Always a great write up. Thank for the report
     
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  5. pacificscout

    pacificscout Hey! You got any frozen ice?

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    Great job Lal Corey and Mark!
    Seas look nice in pics as so do fishies.
     
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  6. RyanErb

    RyanErb Love to fish!

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    Looks very fun! Great to pull on some fish, and good weather! So glad you guys had a great day!
     
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  7. seadancer

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    Great report Cory. You are like a fish magnet. Good reprieve from prior day. Makes me feel like I didn’t forget how to fish when this happens.
     
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  8. diseasedscrotum

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    Thanks for the excellent report and photos.
     
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  9. KID CREOLE

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

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    Good job fellas
     
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  10. AndyJ

    AndyJ Well-Known "Member"

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    Epic bite. Great job. I worked on removing my 1984 steering cable all day.
     
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  11. longboard85

    longboard85 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    That's a great day thanks for the report!
     
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    lasala57 Newbie

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    that's quite the run from davies to bkr say at least 50 miles one way
     
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  14. Tuna Vic

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

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    Wow,what a day guys,my favorite way to get bit,on the fall/drop almost as exciting as a top water bite!
    Glad you guys had a great time,much better than I, I was at the dentist that morning,lol.
     
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  15. WestCoveBasser

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    Actually he didn’t mean “Big Kelp Reef” in Malibu by Point Dume. They just found a reef that had a Big Kelp nearby in the “PV” area.....

    BTW, Congrats on a nice catch variety of fish out there.
     
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    Workplacesafety Reducing workplace injuries and illnesses

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    Great fishing there Cory. Gotta love a few reds to go with.
     
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  17. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    No BKR, too much MLPA there!
     
  18. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    That's right!
     
  19. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Hope all turns out right!
     
  20. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Yep, the Lord takest and the Lord gives! Amen, now Lord a few Tuna and Do Do's in my future would be a blessing!
     

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