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Island Hopping

June 12, 2013

 

Two trips this week, James Little brought out his Dad and Buddy Frank for a trip to San Clemente island on Sat
We fished down the back in beautiful weather and big bitting bass. Topped of with Franks 9lb Calico, lots of 5 and 6lb fish on the top and not one boat seen all day.


Monday ran to Cat with a few good friends and had a blast fishing the outside edges. No giants landed but two big ones hooked. Lots of 3 to 5lb fish on the plug and surface swimbaits.

Stuff on the beach has slowed down this week. A big swell and some west wind had dropped the water temp down to the low 60s Should rebound pretty fast.

Game On

May 30, 2013

 

Fished the beach with Bob and two of his friends today. We had to push this trip back due to weather a few times and glad we did
With the water warming up ( almost to fast) things were looking good, find the conditions and find the fish.
Started out on some deep hard bottom where rumor had it some nice fish were bitting. No bass but a beautiful Croker for Bob, we had one more good fish on but dumped it.
Fished it till about 9:30 then moved inside to fish the bass. Good uphill current, clean and 68 degree water had the bass on a tear. We caught them on everything 5 and 7in swimbaits, hardbaits and the Iron all caught fish. The best thing I saw were clouds of followers comming up behind hooked fish and bass blowing up under the terns. Havent seen this up here in the last two years.
Cant wait to get back out there.

Back on the beach

May 16, 2013

 

Good friend Mike came down this week from San Louis Obispo with his brother in-law Pete
Mike and I have fished together many times before but Pete was new to the salt.
Fishing is slow to get going this season and even though the water temp was 64 the bass were a little touchy .Some of the fish inhaled the 7in baits while other bites were as light as a feather on the small stuff.
All in all a fun day everyone caught a few nice ones, a bunch of small ones and lost a few good ones.

Bay Tripping

April 29, 2013

 

Fished Newport Harbor Friday
Father son trip. Vincent and his dad Rudy were here from Texas and wanted to try saltwater bass fishing
Vincent was the hot stick. Beautiful weather and some bitting fish made for a great day.

Catalina

April 25, 2013

 

With spring here the trips are really coming in.
Henry called and wanted to take a few of his friends over to Cat
None of them have ever been to the Island.
We have fished the beach together before and I knew they would have a blast at Cat
The fishing was great no giants but lots of 3 to 4 lbs fish.
Ended up with well over 50 fish fishing the backside of the Island

Family Day SCI

April 23, 2013

 

Had such a good time last week with JD that I had to go again.
With spring break ending and one of our boys pretty much just hanging out all week
while his buddies were in Cabo, Tracy and I decided to take Briggs over to Clemente
The bear was a little tired from the night before so we didn’t even leave the house till after 7:00
Weather and fishing was fantastic back home before 5:00
That Island is going to go crazy VERY soon.

SCI 4/12/13

April 14, 2013

 

Fished SCI on Friday with good friend JD from JDs Biggame on Balboa Island. First time for John there fishing for bass He really wanted the experience of what we do and he got it. Fished the backside, good swell and sun with light wind made for fantastic fishing for big fish tight. Cant wait to take him back.

Story from JD’S Biggame

 

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The kelp at Northwest harbor greeted us along it's rocky underwater shelf with seas that jacked up against a strong current that wrapped around the shelf. Inside the break, layers of foam lines covered concealed rocks and kelp, we picked a few smaller fish out of it, my son in law getting the first. A novice with a baitcaster styled reel he picked it up remarkably well and by the end of the day he had perfected his underhand casts to 50 yards or more- We used the Abu Garcia Revo reels and Volatile rods they all worked very well- no buyers remorse with these outfits
-I fished their Inshore model most of the day and put the wood to many a bass -

Rounded the West end and down the backside of the island- Seas and wind from the west. Riding those southwards bound swells that come from somewhere deep in the north pacific was like riding a horse as you slide downhill respectably faster than you had expected. The backside of the island shows off it’s geology with levels the sea bottom that were uplifted by the Clemente fault over eons of time and the seas eating away layers black holed lava caves of eroded lava and cliffs at its base. The coves were boulder laden strung kelp beds lined with sharp facing cliffs. Casting half foot long swim baits and Jerk Shads rigged weedless in the waves that swept over rocks and boilers enshrouded by kelp and tossed foam. gobble– gobble- they ate em’ like candy. Hop scotching from cove to cove we plied our treats to them by the days end there was a stretch of beach that had almost every cast a bite or two or three — gobble gobble they ate em’
Just what the doctor ordered- a good fishing trip– it was one of those things one should do for himself– invite a friend, brother or son in law and go fishing for the day– Give Jimmy a call – believe me- there’ll be no buyer remorse -

SWBA Long Beach

April 7, 2013

 

Fished the second tournament of the season this weekend, and after my dismal DNW at the first event I was so happy to have my partner back on the boat.
Tracy stuck our first fish before I even had the trolling motor in the water
and followed that up with our second fish about 5 min later.
I finally got our 3rd and biggest fish at 9:00 for our limit and that was it for the day 3 bites 3 fish.
Cant thank team Low Budget and Snook Hunter enough for the help on this one.
We ended up in 7th place and Eric and Matt from Snook Hunter ended up winning the whole thing
Great day with fantastic people.

Newport Pre Fish

March 26, 2013

 

Took out Mitch and Will this weekend for a birthday trip for Mitch’s 17th
Fished the top of the tide till about 12:00
Happy the dredging is over seems like the fishing is picking up.
We had a limit plus a hand full of smaller fish Lots of orange chins
Looks like things are getting back to normal
Fun fishing with a couple of good kids

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