- Jun 11, 2015
- L J
- Boat Name
- arima - the SLIDER
Yesterday afternoon the ocean looked much better than it has been since the last storm. The 8 second interval swell at 3 ft, from two directions was finally subsiding.
Today the swell was nonexistent. Water visibility, about 6 feet, blueish/green, temperature between 56-58 degrees, colder than a week and a half ago.
Launched at 8am and there was a light offshore breeze. First drop off the pipe produced a 3 lb Barred Bass. Then . . . the breeze immediately stopped. Flat calm waters with a current going out to sea the rest of the day. A 1 oz. lead head took about 120 yards of line to hit the structure in 53 ft of water and needed to be thumbed to maintain contact with the bottom. It was frustrating trying to figure out what to do. Bites were there and so were the weeds and rocks. Nothing worse than having a current you have not seen, Bass biting (nibbling) pretty much just being aggressive and territorial, the way Bass do when they are filled up. "Spiteful". I hooked up a nice Fatty that came loose right before I was ready to leave. So that kept me out for another hour and a half for a slow pick. All the fish I caught before that were released. After that, I kept 2 out of spite that I am going to share with Bolan tonight for dinner.
Piled up on the pipe
Smooth seas, green hills, Saddleback Mountain
San Clemente Pier
Just to be "spiteful", I kept these fish for a meal
Overall, it was a good day, 4 Calicos and 7 Barred bass. Glad I was able to get out before the rain tomorrow. Hopefully Saturday will be gentle enough for the first day of the Rockfish open. Good luck gents . . .