9/21 - Ponto report & PB Bean

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  1. K-Bo Smack

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    PB corbina (smallest) I've ever caught. I can assure you this fry is a bean.
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    Now for the more serious stuff...
    Conditions at Ponto are ok. Water is clear, as in zero salad, with light current. On the beach for 45 min today, 07:45 to 08:30. Morning low (4 ft was at 06:45) so tide was slowly coming in. Crabs are damn near impossible to find. The last swell has changed the beach structure, the sand bar between inner and outer trough has gotten bigger and the inner trough now has a bunch of micro holes. I suggest working those micro holes with grubs or bloodworm. Ended up with 3 beans. One was worth posting.

    First solid fish I've caught for at least a month, caught at 07:52 on bloodworm. Nice to have something other than a ray to peel a little drag.
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    Nicely done !
    I’ve somehow gotta get myself back in the water soon...
     
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    What did you catch the micro bean on?
     
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    I hear you on finding crabs, getting difficult. Nice bean, all I've seen are the dinks and teen models for past month or so. That seems to be the predominant size this summer.
     
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    Caught it when I was digging for crabs. I suspect if I caught one (by accident) there must be a lot more. Maybe it's a sign that this year's hatch is good?
     
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    Amen brother! The juvenile beans are everywhere. I picked up a decent BSP last week and it made my day.
     
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    Back out today from 13:20-16:00.
    Found the crabs. Good beds are at the high tide mark. Take a shovel if you are planning to fish low tide.
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    Heard from a good source that there was some good action on newly uncovered structure south of Grandview. Jailbirds at night, good crows during the day. Think I found it. Hauled in half dozen taco sized YFCs and a couple BSPs - no juvenile beans :emoji_clap:. Couple bounces over the structure and the hits kept coming. Sand crabs were definitely the preferred bait. Took some patience to hook-up on bloodworm, but they still worked. Nice to be on some bigger fish this weekend! Also saw jacksmelt jumping and running in the waves. Suspect they were chasing fry.
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    Nice work, K-bo! Thanks for the report.
     
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    “PB Bean” for K-Bo??? Must read...

    LOL! Great report. I couldn’t get out this weekend but I need to get sandy soon. Cheers!
     
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    Nice report K-Bo. Got me wondering about those jack smelt jumping and running in the waves. Maybe they were being chased by Stripers ?
     
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