Posted by jas on January 09, 2002 at 09:05:00:
Launched nervously at 7am, knowing that a huge swell would be building throughout the day. The sets were about 5 foot faces. There were a lot of windows of opportunity to make it out safely if you just paid attention to the swell paterns.
I worked two poles from Dune to Escondido for almost no action. At the kelp beds, I broke up an uncooked maine lobster I had, chummed w/ squid, and all I could get to come to the party were baitfish.
I decided to resort to desperate measures. I pulled out a nice homemade shimp fly tipped w/ a squid strip. BAM!! A huge Sandy found it. It sure was nice to fight a big Sand bass after paddling around for 4 hours and nada.
The swell took a breather for the rest of the time I was out there. It sort of fizzled out. But I was also on a SOuth facing beach. There is a HUGE swell that did manage to build up to over 10 feet yesterday. If just wasn't affecting the South facing beaches. Though I sure wouldn't want too far off shore today.
Check the weather reports. This swell should be around for a few days at least.
REPORT= 1 FAT Sandbass
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