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Old 05-14-2017, 08:04 PM   #1
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What is green, blue, yellow, red, lumpy and soupy?

LJ this weekend. The water on the bottom was dirty green. The water on top was blooming green. The water in the middle was relatively blue.

Red Crabs were abundant on the bottom and generally stratified everywhere between 40 and 60 feet.

Swell was lumpy and bumpy. Solid sets of 4 to 6 footers, but plenty of space between the sets. Of course you would need to be timing the sets to take advantage of the lulls .

About the only other thing on the bottom were gear chewing Soupfin Sharks.

Saturday saw lots of YT breaking the surface all morning, Sunday saw lots of whitecaps breaking the surface. Unfortunately, I stuck to the camera rig on the bottom and the fish stuck to the surface.

Lots of good Greenies over by the pier on Sat. but a bit on the smaller side. Nice greenies outside the reserve today, but it took a bit to load up.
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Old 05-15-2017, 04:40 AM   #2
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Thanks for the report

I backed out of going Monday to wait for nicer weather this week.....
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Old 05-15-2017, 04:46 AM   #3
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Been a strange one this year

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LJ this weekend. The water on the bottom was dirty green. The water on top was blooming green. The water in the middle was relatively blue.

Red Crabs were abundant on the bottom and generally stratified everywhere between 40 and 60 feet.

Swell was lumpy and bumpy. Solid sets of 4 to 6 footers, but plenty of space between the sets. Of course you would need to be timing the sets to take advantage of the lulls .

About the only other thing on the bottom were gear chewing Soupfin Sharks.

Saturday saw lots of YT breaking the surface all morning, Sunday saw lots of whitecaps breaking the surface. Unfortunately, I stuck to the camera rig on the bottom and the fish stuck to the surface.

Lots of good Greenies over by the pier on Sat. but a bit on the smaller side. Nice greenies outside the reserve today, but it took a bit to load up.
It's strange how nobody has posted of a wide open bite yet ? Maybe guys are starting to wise up or get tight lip? It's difinitely paid off for guys putting in time. GOOD REPORT.
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It doesn't matter to me what's going on in la jolla.....

I go when I want to fish if I catch I catch I don't chase wide open bites and I share information with my friends....we all no yellowtail is a year round thing.and good for you if you got more time to fish than others.I have no problem with people unless they violate my civil rights.
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Old 05-15-2017, 03:36 PM   #6
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Thanks Greg... Nice seeing you again. Those surface fish are tough to track down in "lumpy" conditions. Some might go so far as to say Saturday was huge and gnarly... especially at the launch. Always nice to have LJ to ourselves.

I'm in awe at your persistence with the downrigger. Probably because Greg knows that any one of those sharks could've easily ended up being a 40# flat fish in his lap...

Those people looking for lessons or tips, you can learn a lot from posts like this. Know your target species, and persist in hunting it. Despite other species caught nearby, despite bad conditions, despite bad reports. Commit yourself completely to your target. So many times I've watched guys fish YT for 3 hours in the early morning and then give up and change tactics, only to have the school blow up at 10am with nobody around. As always... if you hear a report, it's too late.
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Old 05-15-2017, 03:56 PM   #7
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LJ this weekend. The water on the bottom was dirty green. The water on top was blooming green. The water in the middle was relatively blue.

Red Crabs were abundant on the bottom and generally stratified everywhere between 40 and 60 feet.
Think about this info Greg has offered up here. It may not seem like much... but then look at this sonar shot from Saturday. Anyone think that this report wouldn't help you catch a fish?

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Old 05-15-2017, 06:15 PM   #8
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Think about this info Greg has offered up here. It may not seem like much... but then look at this sonar shot from Saturday. Anyone think that this report wouldn't help you catch a fish?





I was a few feet away from Chris138 when he got exclaimed "they're right underneath us now!" and a couple of seconds later got this on my Hook5 sonar


I swear he's a fish magnet. I've never had such a classic shot on my own fish finder before.


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Old 05-15-2017, 07:31 PM   #9
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Thanks for the coords :P
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Old 05-15-2017, 07:33 PM   #10
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Thanks for the coords :P


Ha ha yeah - right where everyone always sits.


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Old 05-15-2017, 10:41 PM   #11
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Wow rad sot!!!
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Old 05-16-2017, 02:08 AM   #12
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Good share 👍🏾
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Old 05-16-2017, 08:29 AM   #13
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Awesome sonor pixs

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Old 05-16-2017, 08:43 AM   #14
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Excellent sonar shot!

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Those people looking for lessons or tips....Know your target species, and persist in hunting it. Despite other species caught nearby, despite bad conditions, despite bad reports. Commit yourself completely to your target.
For anyone that is interested in becoming the best angler possible, this is FANTASTIC advice. This is one thing that sets competitive anglers apart from weekend warriors. Really well said...
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Old 05-16-2017, 09:37 AM   #15
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Good share 👍🏾
Theoretically, there may have been a 30# foamer that ate my flatfall...
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Old 05-16-2017, 09:38 AM   #16
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Looks like you have your settings dialed in!
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Old 05-16-2017, 05:02 PM   #17
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Thanks for sharing the informative posts gents! Always a good read and very helpful.

I was out on Sat. Had a late start and didn't get out till 7am. Surf was fun as mentioned. I hugged the kelp coming out and made a mix bag of jack and greenbacks very quickly.

Seeing some of the surface action, I took to flyline and flat falls for most the morning and figured I could cover some ground. I went out west first and then came back in and headed towards the kelp. I paused once at the kelp line, tied on a fresh dropper loop (65lb braid - Alberto knot - 50lb mono - 2/0 Ringed J hook.) and sent down a nice medium greenback First drop down, immediately get hit and the fish is racing to the kelp. I start gaining line and now my flyline gets picked up.. double!

I continue with the fish from below and pull em out of the weeds. Once I grab the other rod, I have the fish for about 2-3 minutes and pops off in the kelp. 40 lb fluro was pretty abraded above hook. Got wet coming in... but always enjoy the time on the water.

I did find a pair of fishing gloves. So PM details and I'd be happy to return them to you.

Here's some video


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Old 05-16-2017, 06:09 PM   #18
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Nice video! Looked like you had that landing if you just trusted your paddle to keep you up. You were in perfect position to slide right in.
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Old 05-17-2017, 03:22 AM   #19
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Well done with the SX!

You might want to try deploying a leg or legs to stabilize your spin.

Squidco for the win!
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I know you're on the spot off the hotel, but that's not where I'm going.

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Old 05-17-2017, 05:30 AM   #20
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Nice video! Looked like you had that landing if you just trusted your paddle to keep you up. You were in perfect position to slide right in.
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Well done with the SX!

You might want to try deploying a leg or legs to stabilize your spin.

Squidco for the win!
Thanks guys! Yeah this was the maiden voyage on my new Revo 16, so still acclimating to the new boat. Some might say not the best day to try out a kayak, but I figured it was a perfect way to test its capabilities.
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