Rpt.-Tues.12-04-18 BRRRRR, but decent Bass'n!

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  1. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Cory Visser
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    Both Lal and I needed a fishing fix, with bad weather and the Holidays interfering with our fishing needs; we suffered through two weeks without? Not to mention sharing a fantastic weekend in Vegas at the Encore on Thanksgiving Weekend with my sensational wife Sheryl, celebrating our 49th Wedding Anniversary. Who knew a fisherman could keep such a wonderful relationship with their supreme other so long?


    So I went fishing Tuesday 12-04-18, with Lal on his 18’ boat the “Rubber Ducky”. We launched out of Davies in Long Beach at 5:45 am. The skies contained patchy clouds, the clarity was extraordinary, the moon a tiny curve, with the wind being barely visible. As we exited the harbor, the seas were flat calm, with a tiny ripple of chop. The water temps were 59.2 in the harbor, rising to 59.5 as we exited the harbor and when we reached the Palos Verde Coastline, it dropped to 57.5, yikes.


    We stopped on a couple of our favorite stones in PV, with good meter readings, but few hungry fish. We spent about 45 minutes searching the area for good bites, and it only yielded about a half dozen mixed Bass.


    We continued on to Rocky Point, and it was OK conditions. The water was a bit warmer, up to 58.5, with a little wind chop. The water color was pea green, with some clarity. We did have a decent current, yet it was wind against the current, creating crazy drifts. We picked away at the Bass, a 50/50 mix of Calico and Sand Bass.


    With the wind forecast being 4 to 5 all day long, we were a bit surprised when at 8 am the white caps appeared, as the wind increased to over ten knots and within the hour from 12 to 15. We managed to find some willing biters, despite the conditions.


    Lal caught a nice 3 pound Sand Bass, and then added a dandy 5.25 pounder:



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    While making a move, I wound in my plastic at a rapid rate and hooked this Bonito.




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    I later caught this 2.75 pound Sand Bass:


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    We tried the deeper waters in the area and caught virtually nothing, perhaps a few Bass. The only Red we caught was in 90 feet of water. We did release a good bycatch of Johnny Bass, Sheepshead, Whitefish, Gopher Cod, and Sculpin.


    At 10:30 am the winds calmed and it was great to shed some jackets and sweatshirts as Father Sun warmed us up. We picked a Bass here and there working our way back down the PV coast. The crazy wind again reached 8 to 10 knots with an occasional white cap. Then it calmed back down to fewer than five knots and remained that way until we entered the harbor.


    It was a fun day, a bit slow for our standards, yet we released 40+ mixed Bass and a dozen By-catch.


    We were using our usual 4 inch Clear Red Flake Plastic with a 1 oz. Red Head. We called it a day at 1pm and were on the trailer at 1:30pm.


    Thanks Lal, another fun day on the Ducky


    Hook up! Cory





    BTW It’s looking a lot like Christmas at the Visser’s!

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    Have a great Holiday season everyone:
     
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  2. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    It is very frustrating trying to line up photos with the verbiage, so sorry! I edited and edited and things just didn't come together? I give up!

    Amazing how a little sleep can provide incentive to clean things up?
     
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  3. longboard85

    longboard85 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Nice job Cory!
     
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  4. the SLIDER

    the SLIDER https://multimediabylj.com

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    Nice Christmas display Cory. Looks like a lot of effort and I'm sure your neighbors love it.

    Lal looks extremely cold, but happy.
     
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  5. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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  6. DrBob89

    DrBob89 Well-Known "Member"

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    Great report! What a difference the wind makes, on Monday it was calm and warm-ish all day.

    Really nice Christmas display. Happy Holidays!
     
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  7. ror_sal

    ror_sal "I'm too drunk to taste this chicken"

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    Those are some chunky sandies. Looks like fun!
     
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  8. Tuna Vic

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

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    Thanks Cory great report as usual, I always enjoy the reports,seems like I was on the trip,makes me glad also to see the frequent catches of nice local Bonies again.
     
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  9. ja73

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    Great report and glad to see the fish are still biting. Great Christmas display.
     
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  10. pacificscout

    pacificscout Hey! You got any frozen ice?

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    Great to see you guys got out.
    Another good report from the Ducky
     
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  11. Mnunez42

    Mnunez42 Newbie

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    Looks like a decent time, at least you guys got out, I've been stuck in school with work and finals... nice lights btw! Nothing like fishing through the holidays!
     
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  12. coacheric

    coacheric Newbie

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    Corey,
    Congratulations!!!
    49 years is quite the accomplishment.
    Keep up the great work.
    Thanks for the great reports
     
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  13. clevel

    clevel Captain in Learning

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    Thanks for the wake up report! Between the holidays, wind, rain and muddy shoreline, not many people out fishing or reporting.
     
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