Rpt.-Thur.-12-20-18 Izor's and the Shoe.

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  1. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    The weather window was ideal, avoiding the big surf a must in the Ducky. So I went fishing Thursday 12-20-18, with Lal on his 18’ boat the “Rubber Ducky”. We launched out of Davies in Long Beach at 5:45 am. The skies were extremely clear, the Planet Venus a bright shining Star to the south, the full moon had disappeared beyond the horizon.


    As we exited the harbor, the seas were grease calm, with not even a tiny ripple of chop. The water temps were 59.2 in the harbor, rising to 60.5 as we reached our first destination, Izor’s Reef. It has been awhile since we fished Izor’s and other than a fantastic day there in the summer where we caught and released over 150 mixed Bass; it has been a big disappointment.


    The sunrise was a fiery red, and then quickly faded before I could take a decent picture. We stopped on a couple of our favorite stones, with good meter readings, and picked a fish here and there. We worked the lower area of the reef, and each stone yielded from 1 to 4 Bass. The drift was quick, despite no wind, so we were off the spots in no time and the Bass were not venturing far off the structure, therefore we had to constantly move back to the high spots and hard bottom where the rocks held the fish.


    Although it was a slow pick, it was steady and after hitting numerous stones the released count mounted up over thirty, with 75% Sand Bass and 25% Calico Bass.


    As per usual Lal and I were both using Clear Red Flake Plastics with a 1 oz. Red Lead Head, on either 15 pound, or 20 pound test line with Flouro Leaders. I was first to catch a picture worthy Sand Bass at just a little over four pounds:

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    Lal followed up my catch with a 3.5 pound Sand Bass:
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    We moved out to the deeper end of the reef and the Calico Bass were more in play. Most of the Calico Bass were in the 1 to 1.5 pound range, with a few over 2 and this nearly three pounder that I caught:

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    We worked the deeper end of the reef until 11am when the bite went dead. Lal did pick up another nice sized Sand Bass:

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    We moved on to the Shoe and found lots of stones with great meter marks, but all the fish had lockjaw. We spent 1.5 hours working the area for only a couple of Bass and called it a day at 12:30 pm. We were on the trailer a little after 1pm. We released over 50 mixed Bass, with no bycatch? It was a very decent day on the water with no wind. Surprisingly water temps at the Shoe rose to 62 degrees, and where it was pea green at Izor’s the Shoe was a clear Blue. Winter Tails ahead, maybe?


    Thanks Lal, another fun day on the Ducky


    Hook up! Cory
     
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  2. ChefboyArBee

    ChefboyArBee Member

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    Weather looks absolutely awesome! Thanks for the report.:jig:
     
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  3. Blackfish

    Blackfish Fishing, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.

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    Nice work on the local NOC bass. Not bad for December.
     
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  4. pacificscout

    pacificscout Hey! You got any frozen ice?

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    Nice easy pain free fishing.
    Great job as usual.
     
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  5. longboard85

    longboard85 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Great job!
     
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  6. the SLIDER

    the SLIDER https://multimediabylj.com

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    Good times with a good friend, the Ducky; I mean Lal.
     
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  7. colemans224

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    Nice work! Thanks for the report.
     
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  8. Steveo77

    Steveo77 Steveo77

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    Your reports always deliver.
    Glad you got to pull on some December Bass
     
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  9. ANGLING ALLEN

    ANGLING ALLEN Newbie

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    Thanks for the report! Heading out there tomorrow. Will try to match your details and results. Hope the weather remains!
    Tight lines and happy holidays!:notworthy
     
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  10. Mack_Davey

    Mack_Davey Angler

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    Sounds like a great day! Thanks for the report will likely check on those zones on Saturday and report back. Will also be working inside the break wall for halibut.
     
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  11. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Good luck!
     
  12. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Good luck, hop
    Hope the fish want to play and you catch a big Butt for Christmas.
     
  13. michael e. bingham

    michael e. bingham Well-Known "Member"

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    Good job Cory , looks like a fun day on the water
     
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  14. Tuna Vic

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

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    Nice going guys,50 mixed,flat grease like water,fishing with your best fishing buddy,home early can’t ask for much more than that.,wtg
     
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