Tuesday morning session. 5/3/21

robaire

Angler
Jul 22, 2013
1,065
613
Menifee, CA
Name
Robert
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n/a
Hey all,
Went to Carlsbad this morning around 5:15 ( gray light ).

The rip tides were supposed to die down yesterday evening, well they didn't.
I won't say it was like a washing machine out there, but it wasn't pretty.

The high tide was at 4:15ish at 4.25 ft.
Carlsbad is normally a good spot for tides in between 3.5-2 ft.

When I drove by last week to check out conditions there I saw a very nice trough
that would be doable at around 3-4 ft.
That's why I arrived early.

Fished the area for 2 hours without even a nibble.
98% of my retrieves had salad.
As you all know you aren't going to catch anything when your plastic is trailing eel grass...
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Last thing, water temp was spot on at 60 degrees.

Hope this helps someone.

Robert
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Mike_I

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May 19, 2006
1,197
541
Irvine
Name
Mike_I
Boat
Cabo 216 First Love
that's one of the pitfalls of surf fishing. kelp and eel grass are a pain in the ass.
 
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johnnyboy

Newbie
Nov 17, 2007
80
106
san diego
Name
john
Boat
none
Hey all,
Went to Carlsbad this morning around 5:15 ( gray light ).

The rip tides were supposed to die down yesterday evening, well they didn't.
I won't say it was like a washing machine out there, but it wasn't pretty.

The high tide was at 4:15ish at 4.25 ft.
Carlsbad is normally a good spot for tides in between 3.5-2 ft.

When I drove by last week to check out conditions there I saw a very nice trough
that would be doable at around 3-4 ft.
That's why I arrived early.

Fished the area for 2 hours without even a nibble.
98% of my retrieves had salad.
As you all know you aren't going to catch anything when your plastic is trailing eel grass...
icon_mad.gif


Last thing, water temp was spot on at 60 degrees.

Hope this helps someone.

Robert
<><
Helps a lot! Appreciate the report.
 
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