Santa Monica Bay North Vis report – warmer water, less vis, more fish.

Outer Bamnks diving on the Great Escape Southern California Live-Aboard Dive Boat

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Posted by Andy S on September 03, 2007 at 18:59:09:

Vis 15 feet on Star of Scotland & Northern SM bay rock piles and zero on Long Wharf.

Vis on the Star of Scotland was great at the surface –30-35 feet and warm – Pat tells me surface was 65. That is amazingly warmer than two days ago in San Pedro Bay. However, vis dropped at the bottom to a hazy 15’. There were occasional large swells coming through such that you could feel the surge at 65’. One very large halibut was found contemplating our down line weight but he/she finally took off as Pat was trying to take its picture. A baby black sea bass hung around quite a bit. Lots of the usual – Sand bass galore and fishing weights and jigs.

Vis on the Northern Rock piles was about the same 15’ but lots of calico bass around, a number of whom volunteered to come home for dinner. Vis better in at 55’ than out at 75’. Nice 80-100 lb growing up Black Sea Bass came and visited.

Pat then made a jump on Long Wharf. We metered some pilings and dropped a marker on them. Good thing as it was a “braille” dive – the bottem 5 feet were silted out.

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