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Tunaslam
07-13-2011, 04:42 PM
Fishing Wednesday, July 13, with Mark for the first time on his boat, the “Croaker Stroker”. We launched at 5am out of Huntington Harbor. Our first destination being Izor’s Reef.

We arrived at Izor’s just before 6 am. The ride out was a bit bumpy, with a nice wind chop, although it was not blowing much over 6 knots. The drift was very fast, with the wind and current obviously working together. Water temps were close to 67 degrees. I dropped back a 4” Clear Red Flake plastic with a ¾ Oz lead head, which never seemed to hit bottom. The scope out was bad, yet within seconds I was bit. Up comes a 2-pound Sand Bass. Dropped back down, and I was bit on the drop. This was a much bigger fish. Up comes a 3-pound Sand Bass:

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Having drifted to the end of the Reef, Mark ran back up to start a new drift. I dropped down a five inch MC Red Flake with a 2 OZ lead head which hit bottom, I reeled up a couple of winds and drop back down, get slammed and this fish is taking drag and my rod is big time bendo. Up comes the first of three five pounders caught today:

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Mark finds the Calico Bass prefer his five inch white plastic, and here is a nice two pounder:

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On Mark’s next drop he catches his first Sand Bass, a 3 pound fish:

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We continued to run back up the Reef, after one fast drift after another. Each time Mark put us on a different spot, not far from our original drift. We drifted over a number of pinnacles, and usually got bit just after passing the structure. My second five pound Sand Bass of the day:

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Mark with another nice Calico Bass:

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Myself with another dandy Sandy:

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And another:
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A 4.5 pound Sand Bass:

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Mark with his five-pound Sand Bass:
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And a four-pound Sand Bass:

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We caught and released 6 Calico Bass and 9 Sand Bass, when the bite shut down at 8:30 am. We moved around the reef, metering more fish on structure, yet they all developed lockjaw. We tried a few more areas both south and inside for nothing. When the bite shuts down, it is over. The wind kind of picked up and died down, yet the swells seemed to build and became somewhat sloppy by noon.

Called it a day at 12:20pm, with the wind only reaching about 10 knots, with some white caps.

Thanks for the invite Mark, some quality Bass’n for sure. Let’s do it again soon.
Hook up! Cory

pineapple express
07-14-2011, 12:58 AM
now that sounds like a fun day...
mahaloz for sharing ><>
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JimmisLine
07-14-2011, 02:21 AM
Beautiful. Excellent report. Nice bass, too. Thanks.

DockRat
07-14-2011, 07:23 AM
Thanks for the report Cory.
DR

Psycho_fish'r
07-14-2011, 11:29 AM
Great job on getting to the toads!

TUNAVIC
07-14-2011, 03:27 PM
Very nice job,it's amazing how hard a 5lb+sandie can pull,now if we can just figure a good recipe for them,although I've eaten them before it seems when I have in the past I would always get that real fishy,fishy taste in them,they would taste pretty good then every once in a while bang theres that taste again,oh well good for them since I CPR them all now.lol

JL
07-14-2011, 08:57 PM
I always enjoy your reports. good info and great fish!!!!

russ88
07-14-2011, 11:23 PM
Nice! Looks like fun.

Newfishsmell
07-15-2011, 06:48 AM
Some great looking Bass guys !
Thanks for the report .

JapanRon
07-16-2011, 02:04 PM
Hi Tunaslam,

Awesome bunch of fish !! Good ol' PB fishin' ........ the ONLY way to really fish and catch Bass of that grade consistantly !!

WTG !!

JapanRon

Tunaslam
07-17-2011, 09:52 AM
Very nice job,it's amazing how hard a 5lb+sandie can pull,now if we can just figure a good recipe for them,although I've eaten them before it seems when I have in the past I would always get that real fishy,fishy taste in them,they would taste pretty good then every once in a while bang theres that taste again,oh well good for them since I CPR them all now.lol

Got to bleed them if your going to eat them, pan or deep fried they are excellent table fare when handled properly.
Cory

murrieta angler
07-18-2011, 09:29 AM
Very nice bass Cory,
You sure do have alot of buddies with boats...:Cool:
Thanks for the report,
Robert
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TUNAVIC
07-21-2011, 12:16 AM
Got to bleed them if your going to eat them, pan or deep fried they are excellent table fare when handled properly.
Cory
I usually bleed all my fish and then right on ice,but its been a long time since I've kept a sandie,I'm fishing friday so I am going to keep a couple and give it a shot! Thanks Tunaslam!