Rpt.-Wed.-01-09-19 PV, RP and the Shoe!

Tunaslam

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Apr 25, 2003
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Watching the weather window, which originally forecasted rain and wind for Wednesday and Thursday, we were thrilled that rain was off the books and so was the wind, at least until the afternoon. Also acknowledging that next week rain was almost certain for most of the week, we needed to scratch our itch to fish? Sure we were hoping for winter Yellowtail, or the unthinkable possibility of big Bluefin Tuna, yet recent drops in water temps and rough seas made that unrealistic?


So I went fishing Wednesday 01-09-19, with Lal on his 18’ boat the “Rubber Ducky”. We launched out of Davies in Long Beach at 6:05 am. The skies to the south were clear; the Planet Venus, still a bright shining Star to the south, although there were numerous clouds on the horizon.


As we exited the harbor, the seas were grease calm, with the water temps being 57.5 in the harbor, rising to only 58.5 as we reached our first destination, the PV Coastline. We stopped on some structure not far up the line and the Calico Bass were on the chew. The Cali’s were mostly under a pound, displaying a healthy spawn for the year. The numerous hits on the fall or the short bites suggested the majority of smaller fish in the area.


Within a 30 minute period we caught and released some 20 mixed Bass with only two being Sand Bass. We worked an area of about a ¼ mile of various structures.


Lal caught the only picture worthy Bass:

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The little current that was present quit, and the bite died immediately. We tried a number of other spots along the PV coast for nothing. So we moved up around the corner to Rocky Point. The meter was constantly showing lots of fish, yet the Bass had total lockjaw. In two hours we caught and released only a half dozen Sand Bass and one Johnny Bass.


Tired of winding in and catching nothing, Lal elected to go south and try the many spots on the Shoe. Despite sensational meter marks in the incredible amount of marked spots on the Shoe, the fish continued with lockjaw. There was zero current and that spells bad news in most cases, such was life today. We picked a few Sand Bass until calling it Uncle at 1pm.


Our timing was right as the wind was picking up bigtime in the harbor with gusts to 20 knots. We released some 30+ mixed Bass for the day, slow for us, but it beats working and/or sitting on your butts at home! Eat your hearts out Chicago as when we exited the launch ramp it was sunny and 68 degress.


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.


Water temps at the Shoe rose to 61 degrees, and remained a clear Blue. Winter Tails could still be ahead?


Thanks Lal, another enjoyable day on the Ducky


Hook up! Cory
 

simmo13

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I bet those yellows will still be around, I feel like we may have more local yellowtail after the crazy years 14-15-16. Lots of fish here during those El Niño years. One can only hope
 
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r8rs4lf

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Always enjoy reading your reports.
 
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Tunaslam

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I bet those yellows will still be around, I feel like we may have more local yellowtail after the crazy years 14-15-16. Lots of fish here during those El Niño years. One can only hope
Don't have a clue where they go, yet the conditions at the Shoe look sensational for winter Tails!
 

T Shark

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Great report as always. Thanks
 
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DrBob89

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Thanks for the usual high quality and entertaining reporting!

I'm in Portland Oregon this week, it is raining and almost freezing. Missing my SoCal "winter" weather!
 

Tuna Vic

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Kinda unusual to hear about a slow day on the Ducky,but I guess everyone has them once in a while.
Regardless 30+bass is good by any standards,especially predominantly the checkered variety,thanks for the report,always enjoyed!

Cya Tuna Vic
 
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djennings

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Thanks for the report Cory! Always great info provided. Heading out tomorrow to the Horseshoe
 
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