Rpt. Wed. 2-25-09 Big Grumpy's Go Off!

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  1. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    The Big grumpys were really on the chew today, starting with this 7 lb. Sand Bass that I caught in the early afternoon, at the Horseshoe Kelp area, the biggest Sand Bass I have caught in the last three to four years.

    Lal and I caught sand bass weighing 7, 6, 5 ¾, 5 ¼ and 4 ½ lbs to go with many in the 2 to 3 lb. range.

    Fishing Wed. 2-25-09 with Lal on his 18’ boat “Rubber Ducky”. We launched out of Davies, in Long Beach, and cleared the harbor by 5:45 am, our beginning destination being the Horseshoe Kelp area, arriving shortly after 6:20 am. The seas were bumpy, equal to the 3’ swell forecasted, with at least 8 knots of wind. The skies were very overcast, and in the distance, near Dana Point, the clouds looked ominous, blackish, with rain looking eminent. This did not look like a good day to be on the water?

    The morning bite was beyond being slow, as I caught a small Calico Bass and a small sand bass to go with a sculpin and a Copper Rockfish in three hours. Lal caught a Sugar Bass, a baby Starry, and a couple of Sculpin in the same time period. A very disappointing start to the day. A move to a more productive area was warranted.

    We continued on to Izors reef, to try our luck, which presented some excellent structure and plenty of fish on the meter. This is only a small sample of what we metered today, the area was alive with bait and fish.

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    A quick flurry produced a few more sand bass. Lal caught these Sand Bass weighing 2 ¾, and 3 lbs.

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    We both caught a few smaller sand bass, a few more rockfish, and another small Calico bass. The wind had backed off, now only about 3 knots, the sun came out, and the jackets soon followed. The skies had cleared, and who knew how ugly it looked to begin the day, because right now it was beautiful?

    We had metered an incredible amount of bait at the Horeseshoe, and the birds and Porpoise had put on quite a show in the morning hours. As the bite at Izors slowed down, we decided to head back up to the Horseshoe, and see if conditions had changed. Wow, did it go off.

    A few more looks at my 7 lb. Sand Bass.

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    I also caught this 6 lb. sand bass.

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    And this 5 ¼ lb. and 4 ½ lb. Sand bass.

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    Lal got in on the big fish action as we both hooked big Sandies at the same time. Lal with a 5 ¾ lb. Sandy and my 5 ¼ lb. bass.

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    Myself holding up the same combo.

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    Between 1pm and 2:30 pm the sand bass were on a serious chew, as we ended up with 41 bass total, of which only three were Calico bass, quite a change from our last trip which produced a majority of Calico bass. Every day is different, when fishing these local areas.

    We ended the day around 3pm, as the wind and chop began to build. When we entered the harbor, the sailboats were out in force, and the wind was now at least 15 knots. Per the forecast, which we listened to most of the day, small craft warnings were being issued by the coast guard north of Point Fermin. Supposed to blow 25-30 knots, with swells building to 8’. It was definitely time to get out of Dodge?

    All fish were released to fight another day. Some outstanding breeders released to make more babies for the future.

    Thanks Lal, I was thrilled to catch some of the biggest sand bass in years. What a day to remember. You sure know where to find them, and put us on the bite. Wish we had been in a bass tournament today, what a chance we had to win it all, with a five fish total exceeding 28 lbs., wow!

    Hook up! Cory

    PS: forgot to mention I got Bitch Slapped (Smoked) twice, once on 15 lb. and once on 25 lb. with a tight drag, [email protected] :z rods bends over double, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, ping kow, pop! Happens so fast no time to react, the big guy must have a lot of jewelry hanging from his/her mouth. The rascal bites about 10-15 feet off the bottom and takes about 3 seconds to rock you. Came back with 6 feet of frayed line, yikes!
     
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  2. B STROH

    B STROH Newbie

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    Now thats a tirdburglar if i ever seen one, great sandbass !!
    I think i need to grow some cajones and take my ass out there in my tin can LOl.
    great job, you have convinced me that im going fishing friday.

    bstroh
     
  3. Trayscool

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    Man you gusy caught a lot of fish. looks like a great day on the water!
     
  4. BuonaForTuna

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    Look at you take a few days off the water claim you were sick and come back and clean the ocean floor like a hoover vacuum cleaner! Great job out there Cory save some fish for the rest of us.
     
  5. Eye Problem

    Eye Problem If 1st you dont succeed, failure may be your style

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    Nice haul Cory, makes me jealous. If i ever get a day off, i really need to get out there and soak a line.
     
  6. Darylfw

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    Nice job Cory. Those are some awesome fish.
     
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  7. BornFisher

    BornFisher Well-Known "Member"

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    Some dandy sandies there Cory! WTG guys!
     
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    cory, great job man... thanks for the report and the great pics - you got some real nice ones out there!!
     
  9. grumpy

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    THANKS FOR THE PIC'S. CATCH AND RELEASE IS THE ULTIMATE.
     
  10. 1bigfisch

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    Nice report and pics. Man, do you guys EVER get skunked?
     
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    nice one cory! izor doin its thang
     
  12. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Best of all BuonaforTuna, the bass are all still there for you to catch too!

    Appreciate the feedback.
    Cory
     
  13. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Greg,

    In today's economy, just having a job, is special, and something not to take for granted? Keep on working hard, the rest will follow, I'm sure. Hope we can share a rail again sometime soon.

    Cory
     
  14. Blackfish

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    NICE turnd roller. As always, fish on the boat.
     
  15. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Bill I know you will soon be itch'n to go fishing, any new plans?

    Cory
     
  16. fishpainter

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    You guys always kill it..well done..
     
  17. duanediego

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    nice work on the TR's fellas
     
  18. Carl

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    WTG nice fish, pics and report..
     
  19. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Sometimes during tuna season!

    Cory
     
  20. Troy

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    Awesome fishing.
     

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