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Old 04-14-2005, 08:15 AM   #1
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Default Rpt-Weds 4-13 Dumper no! Finger & Coronados

First time fishing with Ross Purnick on his screaming 29' Well craft CC, "Fin Attic" with friend Larry. We left SI at 9pm, Tuesday evening. Stopped at EB to pick up a scoop of Lethargic dines, 2nd time in a week for lousy dines. We dialed in the numbers to the Dumper, some 105 statute miles away, at a 206 heading, 31 30 and 118 20 was our destination, based on the recent SST's.

At 65 miles, the seas were heavy, and at 3am there were White Caps. The air had icicles hanging on it, and the sea spray was darn right wet and shivering cold. The call was made, another 40 miles was not practical, in these kind of seas, so we headed east towards Ensenada, the Banda Bank.

Some 30 miles from our new destination, the water dropped to 57. We had hoped to find some early morning kelp paddy's loaded with Yellowtail, but fat chance in off color, cold, dirty water. We reluctantly adjusted our course to the Finger Bank, knowing full well, that catching exotics on this trip, were highly unlikely!

On our way to the Finger, birds were spotted diving on boiling fish, we slid up on them and Ross and I caught good sized Bointo, while Larry got bit off.

Here is a pic of the bonito caught by Ross and Cory.



We arrived at the Finger Bank shortly after daylight, 6am, and instantly metered lots of bottom critters. However, the fish had lockjaw, and we caught only a few Red Vermillion, Starrys, Bocaccio, and Bank Perch for six hours of drifting. .

Here is Larry showing off a nice Red Vermillion and Starry.



Here is Larry and Ross with a few decent sized Rockcod.



Here is the day's catch.



The wind began to come up a little at noon, and the current, which was MIA most of the day, began to rip, making a 1 lb. drop similar to trolling. So we headed north to the rockpile, a morgue and then moved on to the Coronados, also a morgue, water temp was 58.6 and water was a dirty grey blue-green color. At 2:30 pm we said enough is enough, as the wind continued to increase in speed. Ross said batten down the hatches, here we go, and at 30+ MPH we were at the Point in 30+ minutes. Cleaned the fish, had a friendly visit by Home Security, filled out our declaration, and flew through the harbor at a mere 49 MPH!

Thanks so much for the invite Ross, had a good time. Nice to meet you Larry. We'll find the exotics next time. Cory
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Old 04-14-2005, 03:27 PM   #2
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Wtg!!!!
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Old 04-14-2005, 04:35 PM   #3
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Thought i heard a sonic boom that day... Way to go man.
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Old 04-14-2005, 09:47 PM   #4
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Hey Cory good way to salvage the day catching bottom critters.

Thanks for the report!
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Old 04-15-2005, 07:59 AM   #5
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Thanks guys, going out again tonight with Bill Havens on the Salty Dawg, were leaving SI at 10pm and going long! Hope the chickens want to play. Cory
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Thanks guys, going out again tonight with Bill Havens on the Salty Dawg, were leaving SI at 10pm and going long! Hope the chickens want to play. Cory
Go gettem Cory!!
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Old 04-15-2005, 02:18 PM   #7
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As usual, great report and pix! Thanks Cory!
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Old 04-21-2005, 08:29 AM   #8
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Thanks for the report cory. I'm going out saturday, maybe we'll cross on the water. Good luck.
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