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Old 01-10-2020, 08:23 AM   #1
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Fishing King Tide

Looking for some insight here on how fishing is during a king tide.

The tide swing will be huge over the next 48 hours and I am wondering how you all have fared in past king tide conditions. Is the fishing any good or does it just kill visibility?

All of my fishing is inshore on the yak.

Thanks!
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Old 01-10-2020, 08:53 AM   #2
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Fish it and show us?

These days I can only fish when I can fish so go when you can go!
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Old 01-10-2020, 09:14 AM   #3
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Thanks!

Its things like this that are to blame for 90% of the users of this site browsing and not posting fishing reports or asking questions.

Simple questions are met with "go out and show us" rather than any meaningful dialogue about our shared passion of fishing.

This site has a lot of potential but unfortunately most of the forums are patrolled by a small group of grumpy keyboard gangsters who would rather reply to bust balls than offer insight.

Signing off. Cheers!

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Old 01-10-2020, 11:00 AM   #4
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Complaining about someone nicely bitching about life and work making them too busy to fish should be left to wives, girlfriends, and I guess maybe the occasional really weird husband/boyfriend.

Too grumpy?

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Old 01-10-2020, 01:10 PM   #5
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Its things like this that are to blame for 90% of the users of this site browsing and not posting fishing reports or asking questions.

Simple questions are met with "go out and show us" rather than any meaningful dialogue about our shared passion of fishing.

This site has a lot of potential but unfortunately most of the forums are patrolled by a small group of grumpy keyboard gangsters who would rather reply to bust balls than offer insight.

Signing off. Cheers!
I didn't read his reply as grumpy.

Trust me, it's worth it for you to go out if you can. There's YT and WSB in la jolla everyday, all winter long. You just need the time to get out there. In my experience, tides have very little influence on the bite in LJ. Most likely on a king tide there will be some current, whether its the right kind or wrong kind of current depends on lots of other factors relating to the weather patterns in the socal bight. If you can go, go. I'll be out there tomorrow.

Also for what it's worth, this is the "reports" section... not the "ask for reports". You'll get less flack in the discussion section for these types of posts.
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Old 01-10-2020, 01:27 PM   #6
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If you'er going to LJ, get there early. The high tide around 9:00 will leave very little beach to work with.
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Old 01-10-2020, 02:25 PM   #7
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Is it safe? I am planning on fishing the beach outside of Dana but not sure if the current/swell will be too much?
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Old 01-10-2020, 03:08 PM   #8
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Re: King Tide Fishing

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Is it safe? I am planning on fishing the beach outside of Dana but not sure if the current/swell will be too much?

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Apparently this isn't the place for these types questions. We just need to go figure it out.
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Old 01-10-2020, 05:17 PM   #9
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Is it safe? I am planning on fishing the beach outside of Dana but not sure if the current/swell will be too much?
Launching at baby beach or the ramp is no problem. I cant speak to swellnor interval or address sea sicknes. I dont know the forecast.
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Old 01-10-2020, 05:19 PM   #10
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Its things like this that are to blame for 90% of the users of this site browsing and not posting fishing reports or asking questions.

Simple questions are met with "go out and show us" rather than any meaningful dialogue about our shared passion of fishing.

This site has a lot of potential but unfortunately most of the forums are patrolled by a small group of grumpy keyboard gangsters who would rather reply to bust balls than offer insight.

Signing off. Cheers!
You took my reply wrong. But if your selling your stuff I might be interested.
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Old 01-11-2020, 12:01 PM   #11
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Is it safe? I am planning on fishing the beach outside of Dana but not sure if the current/swell will be too much?

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Apparently this isn't the place for these types questions. We just need to go figure it out.
I think you're being way too sensitive, DanaPT's response didn't seem grumpy to me at all.
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Old 01-11-2020, 01:01 PM   #12
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King tide was a non issue but the cold temperature was lol

King tide was a non issue but the cold temperature was lol
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Old 01-11-2020, 01:09 PM   #13
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The outgoing king tide driven discharge of the Del Mar River is what gave rise to the conditions I struggled against and filmed in this video.



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Old 01-11-2020, 04:48 PM   #14
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iet....

You made that look stupid easy.

No thank you!

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Old 01-12-2020, 01:29 AM   #15
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I have to say I enjoyed watching the videos.

Where was that river opening you heading into?
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Old 01-12-2020, 11:59 AM   #16
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iet....

You made that look stupid easy.

No thank you!

Yard Sale Baby... On my malibu I would have eaten it no doubt in those conditions.. Both Going out and coming in.. Those big ones (the one that took your headlamp) Always rock me just enough Then using the paddle as the break on the way in


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Old 01-15-2020, 03:08 PM   #17
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Looking for some insight here on how fishing is during a king tide.

The tide swing will be huge over the next 48 hours and I am wondering how you all have fared in past king tide conditions. Is the fishing any good or does it just kill visibility?

All of my fishing is inshore on the yak.

Thanks!
Hey! New here and thought I'd let you know how the fishing was in Dana Point during that king tide! Went solo, peddled out of the harbor around 8am Saturday right around the peak of the high tide. Launched off the docks in the harbor, so it's easy getting in/out no matter the tide. Made my way around the breakwater, passed by the red buoy off Strands and parked in the kelp off the point at Salt Creek. I don't have a fish finder or bait well (YET!), so I was just using some swimbaits. Didn't have much luck until I switched over to a Hookup bait with a little bit of "Hot Sauce" on it. Was pulling in bass through the whole downward swing of the tide after that! Lots of calico in the kelp, and a handful of sand bass near the buoy on the way back to the harbor. Wasn't landing monsters, but I'll share some pics of the standouts.
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Old 01-16-2020, 06:21 AM   #18
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Hey! New here and thought I'd let you know how the fishing was in Dana Point during that king tide! Went solo, peddled out of the harbor around 8am Saturday right around the peak of the high tide. Launched off the docks in the harbor, so it's easy getting in/out no matter the tide. Made my way around the breakwater, passed by the red buoy off Strands and parked in the kelp off the point at Salt Creek. I don't have a fish finder or bait well (YET!), so I was just using some swimbaits. Didn't have much luck until I switched over to a Hookup bait with a little bit of "Hot Sauce" on it. Was pulling in bass through the whole downward swing of the tide after that! Lots of calico in the kelp, and a handful of sand bass near the buoy on the way back to the harbor. Wasn't landing monsters, but I'll share some pics of the standouts.
And that's why you go when you can go. Great job, great report. I hope your even more hooked now than before.
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Old 01-16-2020, 08:50 PM   #19
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Thinking about perigee and perihelion ....



Before this year I never heard the expression "King Tide" but now everyone's talking about it. I had to look it up:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_tide


On the other hand, I remember wild high tides hitting the Marine Room restaurant windows next to the La Jolla launch area pretty regularly each year. I recall reading articles that the restaurant reservations are sold out in advance by people watching the tide charts for these events.
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