I have always wondered how the hell someone forgets to put a boat plug in. I mean, shouldn't that be the first thing you would do before launching? Ive never understood it. Iv'e launched hundreds and hundreds of times and this has never happen to me. Until today. Everything is going great, my friend backs me in, comes back and I swing by the dock and off we go like a always. We idle around the first spot looking for bait. Ok, bait found and we start fishing. First cast and bingo I get a grab. Nice. I come off the deck to lip the fish and I step into 3 inches of water. WTF! We got issues. A fire drill ensued and we put er back on the trailer to drain. No harm no foul and we were back on the water and stuck a few. Be safe folks.
Were pretty lucky in that we fish for Bass year round. I fished the last couple of days with in 10 minutes of home and aside from the fish being a bit lethargic fishing was good. Nothing to get too excited about but steady all day. It was nice to stick a few and the weather was mild in the high 60s. Beautiful weather for January thats for sure.
Went to the beach to test the waters on this years perch fishing. Lots of small fish around eating flies and small plastics. I was never able to locate large fish but it was fun with mild weather and light surf that made fishing easy. Steamer Lane was busy with surfers and hords of tourists.
First trip of 2011 is in the books. I decided to take a couple of days and head south to get some sun and chase Bonefish in San Diego. I knew going in that the Bones were going to be tough but I need a couple days away to at the very least get some sun. I got some sun but the damn bonefish did not show again for me. I fished hard and all in all a good trip with nice mild weather and lots of fish. San Diego bay is plugged with Bay Bass and juvi Halibut and I had a great time. It was an easy drive both ways and a suprising amount of snow on the grapevine. Also...I just had a nice little earth quake shake the house as I write this! DIY Fly and Light tackle fishing is easy to do but if you want someone to put you on them inside or outside for other critters..get ahold of James http://www.thefishicon.com/