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[*] posted on 12/9/18 at 06:41 Reply With Quote
Some recent sessions in AB and Catalina



It has been a pretty lean few days in Alamitos Bay and the fish have been elusive apart from a few small Sand Bass, a couple of YFC's and the odd Halibut on a ghost shrimp fly or a #4 olive over white Clouser and the eats and tugs have been few and far between. Hopefully the drop in water temperature will make the fish a bit more active.
Friday 9/7 last week I drifted around in the tube for a few hours fishing the drop offs and weed beds in the incoming tide and found mini Sand Bass,

I got fin....
https://i.imgur.com/SWDd0SHl.jpg

Sand Bass can't jump...
https://i.imgur.com/OEwvVWNl.jpg

Gotta look good in the water baby
https://i.imgur.com/bqzYsbdl.jpg

and a couple of these.
https://i.imgur.com/g2Elcuel.jpg

Love these Clousers
https://i.imgur.com/uHxDBLal.jpg

I got attitude..
https://i.imgur.com/X1a271ol.jpg

Monday 9/10; and now for something completely different. I fished Catalina with Glenn Ueda on his Edgewater which is always a learning experience and we hit up the local Bonito in the 3-5 lb class. The sea was flat calm with a bit of a riffle from the light wind and conditions were perfect. We lost count of the Bonies at 25....

Fin and Grin
https://i.imgur.com/4xn80Xnl.jpg

If these guys could jump..
https://i.imgur.com/HzP0HL3l.jpg

The Yellow tails were around and it was an education watching Glenn play two of these headbangers to the net and return them alive and kicking after a few pics..

Glenn with a 15lb Yellowtail
https://i.imgur.com/sKmaytdl.jpg

Tuesday 9/11, never ever, ever forget:it was back to reality in Alamitos Bay and I hooked up with my son Andy who took a break from sight fishing for Carp and Corbina, a long and lonely road... and fished the incoming evening tide which was uneventful except for this wannabe legal butt about 18" which hammered the ghost shrimp fly and put up a sterling fight on the #5 weight gear in the shallow weedy water. It was a bit too dark for some in the water photos and I have still to find a way of making this fish look good in photos so Andy took a few grip and grin pics before we returned the spirited back to the water.

https://i.imgur.com/Z3nqrHDl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/cHHQYKRl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/IHxIcYwl.jpg

We fished in into the dark but nothing else came out to play.
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[*] posted on 12/9/18 at 06:59 Reply With Quote


Good stuff. For some reason, I haven't hooked up into a YFC yet. Do you use the same motion with them as bass? Usually, I strip twice pause strip three times and pause and do that over and over till I get a hit. Would it be a slower presentation for the YFC.
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Good stuff. For some reason, I haven't hooked up into a YFC yet. Do you use the same motion with them as bass? Usually, I strip twice pause strip three times and pause and do that over and over till I get a hit. Would it be a slower presentation for the YFC.


I have tried to make sense of stripping flies but it seems to come down to finding out what does not work on any given day, time, location and state of the tide. Some days the bass take on a slow drop, others on the first twitch, and on others in a slow stop and go retrieve. Barracuda, Macs and Bonito tend to like a really fast strip and Halibut can be as fickle as Bass.. I don't specifically target YFC's and the ones I catch are pretty random usually in some form of trolling in the tube, but when they are within casting distance of the shore on deeper beaches like Bolsa Chica they hits have tended to come as a 6 ips sink tip sinks the fly as opposed to takes on the retrieve. Hop this helps.
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Thanks, I appreciate it. When your float tubing do you use an intermediate sink tip or 6ips Sink tip?
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I use a floating line and different Poly leaders from a 5'floating poly leader with a 10' 15 lb fluo leader up to a 225 welded T material sink tip which bangs the flies down fast in water up to 24 feet... Works for me..
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