Rpt.-Sun.-03-24-19 Fun day at RP, PV and the Shoe!

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  1. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Almost four weeks between fishing trips, created an enormous itch for both of us, which had to be scratched quickly, as the Ducky is going into dry-dock for 6 to 8 weeks and being given a whole new look. All new pontoons! Normally Pontoons last ten years, despite unbelievable usage over fourteen years, some 60+ days a year, the Ducky has more leaks than Carter has pills and time to move on. There must be thirty patches on her, and still not nearly enough.



    I know we have all suffered through the weather lately. Sure we needed the rain, and that is good, although Mother wind has been more relentless than the rain, keeping most of us off the water in between the rain. There were a few windows of opportunity, but yet at almost age 72, I still work three days a week, and those days were not possible for me, and often conflicted with Lal’s golf days, keeping him off the water.



    So I went fishing Sunday 03-24-19, with Lal on his 18’ boat the “Rubber Ducky”. We launched out of Davies in Long Beach at 6:15 am. At 56 degrees, this was a big improvement over our last trip at 44 degrees.



    As we exited the harbor, the seas were very calm, the forecast called for 1-4 knots of winds and 3 foot seas at 13 seconds, yep, that was right on. We made our way up north to Rocky Point, by passing lots of our usual PV spots, as we wanted to target some Reds and other Rockfish for dinner filets.



    The swells were definitely in the 3 to 4 foot range, but far apart as forecasted. We averaged 18-20 knots for the 22 mile ride. Our first stop was made in 150 feet of water and to our surprise, only Sand Bass were on the chew, but nice ones in the 2.5 to 3 pound range.



    We moved on to some our favorite 120+ foot areas and did catch a few Reds and Johnny Bass. The Reds were not that big, but they still taste great, here is one I caught on a four inch Clear Red flake plastic, with a 1 oz. lead head:

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    Lal caught a picture worthy Calico Bass on our next spot:

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    I also caught one:

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    And this was one our bigger Sand Bass:

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    We worked the area until 11:30 am, catching some 35 to 40 mixed Calico and Sand Bass, a dozen Johnny Bass and half dozen Reds. Most fish released to fight another day, kept a few Reds, Johnny Bass, and two Sand Bass.



    Some more pictures:

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    As per usual approaching the afternoon, the wind was up a little. We tried a few spots at PV, with no luck, and a very stiff scope out. We caught two small Sand Bass between us.



    At the Shoe, the water was a clear Blue, up to 60.8 degrees, compared to a high of 59 at RP. Although the meter displayed many fish, where we had hammered them earlier in the year, they all had lockjaw. An hour later we had caught only two small Calico Bass and called it a day at 1:30pm. We were on the trailer by 2:15pm, with the wind picking up to over 15.



    Well for the next six to eight weeks we will both be looking for some new rides, until the New Ducky emerges!



    Thanks Lal, a fun filled day, in decent weather on the Ducky, (RIP), all is good.

    Hook up! Cory
     
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  2. Tailman

    Tailman Well-Known "Member"

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    Just another great day on the water on the Ducky-50 fish day !!!
     
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  3. cortezpirasea

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    Solid fun! :food-smil
     
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  4. One_Leg

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    That's just great.


    Thanks Cory.
     
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  5. pacificscout

    pacificscout Hey! You got any frozen ice?

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    Cory and Lal.
    Boat Ho's
    Time to get pimped' out.
     
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    Wow weather and fishing looked epic.
     
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    As usual, great report & great pictures!
     
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    Right on can't wait to see the ducky back in action. Thanks for the report!
     
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    Another quality report Cory - hope I don’t have to wait another 4 weeks for your next one!
     
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    im 39 and my body hurts lol...wonder how it feels at 72. Every report you post i feel like i am there..dont stop. Aloha
     
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    Thanks for the report. It has been a long pause for all of us. I hope to be out next week.
     
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    Workplacesafety Reducing workplace injuries and illnesses

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    Another nice day and great pictures, thanks Cory.
     
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    Thanks for the report and pics Cory. Sounds like a fun day. Though at 22 miles, did you guys think about just going to Catalina instead?
     
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    Always a great read, thanks for the report, and buy 10 more patches and send it to the shop in January!!
     
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  16. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    We talked about it, swells were forecast to be up to 8 feet, not good on the Ducky! Besides none of the Sport Boats fishing Catalina reported any Tails, the only reason to go?
     
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    8 foot swells would keep me away too! Otherwise I would almost always opt to go to Catalina during March/April. Very good months for seabass and big yellows. And as always with Catalina - if you wait to go until you hear about the bite - its often too late.
     
  18. Trayscool

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    Nice fishing! the weather was great. We went out to the rigs/150 area.

    COry PM me your number, you guys can jump on with me. I have the Cabo 216, Ive talked to you before at the ramp. My boat is parked at marine stadium.
     
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  19. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    You have the Magic sense Jonathan and the luck of the Irish on your side! Hope you get out soon! Good luck this year!
     
  20. Tuna Vic

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

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    Nice report and pics guys,72 and living the dream pretty cool,glad to hear ”The Ducky’s”getting an upgrade,that’s been one faithful fishy sled for sure!
     
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