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Did a half-day trip in the Santa Monica Bay with Jason "jscrib", aboard my 15ft aluminum Duroboat "Red Drum". On the water at 10am and off the water by 4pm.

 

The first spot we tried had a lot of bait balls hanging around the structure and it was instant bendo on hungry spawning migratory Sand Bass. Within a couple hours we caught over 40+ Sandies. All real nice quality Paralabrax Nebulifer's.

 

My first Cloud Bass of the day, I caught most of my Bass using an assortment of 5-6inch Basstrix swimbaits.

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Jason's first hook-up.

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Jason and a couple more clean T-Rollers. StonehengewithJason7-17003.jpg

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Vinnie with another chunky Cloud Bass.

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Jason with a nice Bass that ate the "Hot Karl" pattern Big Hammer 6 inch swimbait.

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Another quality Sandie.

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Jason and another Sandie that ate a "Christmas Tree" pattern Big Hammer swimbait.

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Once we got tired of pulling on all those Sand Bass, we moved out to a deeper piece of structure and caught 10 Vermilion Rockfish, 2 Brown Rockfish and a Cinnamon Rockfish.

 

Here is Jason with his first tasty Vermilion Rockfish.

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Jason with the JP Brown Rockfish. Yumyum!!

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A picture of me holding up some of the tasty Rockfish that were headed for the grill. We had to practice C.E.R. (catch, eat and release) on those tasty fish.

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Had another great trip out on the big pond, can't wait to do it again. HOOK-UP!!

 

Till next tide,

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You're the man, Vince .. great report as always clapping.gif

 

I read all your reports on BD (same board name) and i must say, you're one of the most consistent fishermen in SoCal ...

 

In the meantime, i'll dream about owning a skiff like the Red Drum drool.gifdrool.gif

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View PostWe need some of those up here. How do sandbass fight?

 

Sand Bass are a blast on the light gear and plastics.

The bigger models can give you a run for your money when hooked near structure.

However, out of the 3 paralabrax species we have down here, the Calico and Spotted Bay Bass are a tougher fish than the Sandies.

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