Kayak Fishing Adventures on Big Water’s Edge  

Go Back   Kayak Fishing Adventures on Big Water’s Edge > Kayak Fishing Forum - Message Board > Kayak Fishing Reports

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-24-2015, 10:42 PM   #1
Stuck20
Member
 
Stuck20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Rancho Cucamonga
Posts: 94
First time in the Big Water. DP 3/24

Hey all. Been looking around on these forums for a while, reading lots of helpful info. Finally got a chance to get out in the ocean. Headed to Dana Point, launched at 0830 with a fellow member (Jbara). Threw some plastics in the bay for 20 mins with nothing. Headed out to the headlands. Picked up some greenbacks just outside of the bay. Fly lined a mac for about two hours and threw out my plastic for nada. Josh caught a little wsb and a small barracuda. Decided to switch my plastic to a scented z-man jerk shad. Immediately got bites on it. Caught a small sand bass, and a couple of greenies. Had another big sand bass on, just below the yak and a sea lion made it his lunch. Beginners initiation I guess . Fished for a little while longer and the bite died. Fly lined on the way back and caught a decent sized sand bass. All in all, great time on the water. Hope to do it again soon. Thanks Josh!
Stuck20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2015, 10:56 PM   #2
Amish Ed
Senior Member
 
Amish Ed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Lake Forest
Posts: 1,900
Damn, you know the Sea Lions are getting hungry when they start eating bass. I worked as a deckhand for quite a few summers and never saw one eat a bass. Lots of other fish, but no bass. Glad you had so much fun on your 1st trip in open water.
__________________
Amish Ed
You can't catch it again if it's dead!
Amish Ed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2015, 10:59 PM   #3
benichi
Senior Member
 
benichi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Riverside
Posts: 102
nice catch man!! come out saturday!!
__________________
<img src=http://www.nativewatercraft.com/images/menus/link.png border=0 alt= />
benichi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2015, 11:10 PM   #4
Stuck20
Member
 
Stuck20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Rancho Cucamonga
Posts: 94
Quote:
Originally Posted by Amish Ed View Post
Damn, you know the Sea Lions are getting hungry when they start eating bass. I worked as a deckhand for quite a few summers and never saw one eat a bass. Lots of other fish, but no bass. Glad you had so much fun on your 1st trip in open water.
Hey Ed. I specifically remember reading one of your posts about gear to get started with, and it looks like it was good advice. Maybe I was wrong about the species he stole, but it looked to be the same color and size. Either way, guess I'll never know. All your guys' knowledge has been extremely helpful. Thanks!
Stuck20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2015, 11:27 PM   #5
Amish Ed
Senior Member
 
Amish Ed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Lake Forest
Posts: 1,900
Wow, glad I could help. Try the Paddlerz too. They'll be much more durable, though they don't have as many colors as the Gambler.
__________________
Amish Ed
You can't catch it again if it's dead!
Amish Ed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2015, 07:09 AM   #6
blitzburgh
Senior Member
 
blitzburgh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Menifee
Posts: 2,470
Nice work!
__________________
”The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.”
~Thomas Jefferson.........maybe
blitzburgh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2015, 08:53 AM   #7
Dave k
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 110
It's not common, but they do eat bass on occasion. I had one nab a nice 5# calico right after release a few weeks ago.

Nice sandy!
Dave k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2015, 09:10 AM   #8
Silbaugh4liberty
Fishing Patriot
 
Silbaugh4liberty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 1,121
Nice sand bass! I'm surprised a sea lion ate it too. Their skin is like sand paper, just like horned sharks.

Nice report!
__________________
Silbaugh4liberty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2015, 06:47 PM   #9
corpsmanusn2001
Member
 
corpsmanusn2001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Corona, CA
Posts: 65
Very nice sandy!
corpsmanusn2001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2015, 09:31 PM   #10
kayakfisherman
Senior Member
 
kayakfisherman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 679
there's nothing more fun than pulling on
bass in Dana Point. Congrats and welcome
to the sport.
kayakfisherman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2015, 06:35 AM   #11
Aquahunter
Crazy Deaf Cuban Redneck
 
Aquahunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Descanso, CA
Posts: 158
Nice! Great job!
__________________
Aquahunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
© 2002 Big Water's Edge. All rights reserved.