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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Report/News: A great week of spotty fishing :)

I think I fished more in the last week and a half than the last month and a half combined.  Let me tell you, it sure felt good to find some consistency out there.  Summertime fishing for me isnt normally that great anyhow, but this year was the worst out of all the years that I have been logging my outings.  With limited time for fishing, I am limited to fishing only a few areas to take advantage of the time that I do have.  On 9-28-12, I took my nephew out and we got into some bass in SD Bay.  I caught 14 spotties and he caught 10 spotties.  Last Sunday(9-30-12) I was able to get on the tube for a couple hours.  I fished in SD Bay and caught 21 spotties and a corvina.  The next day I was out for about 30 minutes and found 3 decent bass in MB.  Tuesdays sesh was short but sweet, about 20 minutes in MB for 1 bass.  Wednesday I was able to leave work early and hit one of my favorite stretches of MB for 4 nice spotties in about 2 hours.  Thursday I was back in SD Bay for about 25 minutes for 5 spotties and a lizardfish.  Let me just say that I am so excited to not have a ton of lizardfish attacking my baits anymore, its like as if they have disappeared all of a sudden....  Friday I hit the tube for a couple hours in SD Bay but only caught 9 micro bass.  Yesterday, I went back to SD Bay for some more action and finished with 15 spotties and a corvina.  I woke up a tad late this morning and rushed out the door and hit the same grounds where the action has been almost nonstop, and again it did not fail me.  Finished with 31 spotties in about 2.5 hours.  From June-mid September I have barely logged about 20 spotties(mostly due to all the surf fishing I was doing this year) but when I did fish for bass it was really slow.  Since 9-28-12 I have caught 103 spotties, 2 corvina, and a lizardfish.  A nice change of pace for sure.  Most the fish were caught in SD bay, but a lot of them were sub-legal.  Every fish I caught in MB was legalish or better.  Anything with orange in it was getting bit for the most part.  In SD Bay, I used a modified xmas oil pattern(put an orange belly in it) and it slayed....  I used 3 styles of baits: swimgrubs, curly shrimp pours, and my new swimbaits. 
Bonito....  I have only seen a few bonito in SD Bay following my bait, never hooked up to any.  Havent heard of any reports of them inside the bays, but I know they have been roaming around Ocean Beach Pier, Imperial Beach Pier, and at the end of the jetty (Dog Beach side) near the channel entrance.  The ones at OB have been small, about 12"-14".  In IB, there were reports of them being a lot bigger. Guess its a slow year for them too.
Bigger migratory sand bass should start to move into SD Bay pretty soon.  Xing fingers ;)

Good news.....  Looks like once I start the other bait business I will still be selling the swimgrubs.  Wasnt sure if I was going to redesign it, keep it the same, or even sell it at all but as of right now it will still be available :)  A slight change was made, instead of a 5" calikiller, there will be a 4" swimgrub.  The 3" swimgrub was scaled up to 4", so the body of the 4" is actually a little wider than the body of the 5" calikiller.  I used it already and it works just fine, I actually like it better then the 5" version.  There will not be a 5" swimgrub available under the new company name.
Most of you know I have a 3" swimbait already completed and tested.  Some of you got to see some teaser photos on the T&C facebook page.  I also scaled this particular bait up to 4", and 5".  I am finding that a full scale is not the proper way to make the baits bigger, but whats done is done.  I have not tested the larger sized swimbaits yet, and am not sure if they will be available, but the 3" swimbaits will be. 
I am in the process of creating a simple worm for fishing weedbeds, and I am also working on yet another swimbait design.  I put the craw design on the shelf for now until the other projects are completed.  But you can expect to see one in the future, the craw bait will be mainly for pitching near docks and rocks. 

BBC3:  Dont forget to sign up for our Bassin for Breast Cancer III contest, the information on this is a few posts down :)