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Oct-08-2009, 02:15 PM #11
wow catching it was awesome but damn dragging the bottom is nuts....props to him
Oct-08-2009, 02:49 PM #12Captain
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Oct-08-2009, 03:41 PM #13
the hell you say ! fun story, thanks"If you're not shootin', you should be loadin'. If you're not loadin', you should be movin', if you're not movin', someone's gonna cut your head off and put it on a stick."
Oct-08-2009, 04:07 PM #14
Back in the late 70's early 80's I used to fish of the rocks next to the pier for Bonito when the warm water outflow created a clear but turbulent water. One day, around 4pm a couple of guys come by. One had what looked like a jigmaster on a conventional. He cast out a thawed out squid on a leadhead. Almost immediately, he hooked up and landed a yellowtail. I's never caught a yellowtail back then so to me it looked enormous, but in reality it was probably 12-15lbs. I've never forget that day.
Oct-08-2009, 04:47 PM #15
sick home guard!.....dam seal......Hooked a nice one three years back of crystal pier.......thing broke off in the pier...
Oct-08-2009, 06:56 PM #16
I've caught a couple yellowtail off the north Mission Bay jetty once, but my best catch off a jetty was while fishing the south Mission Bay jetty early in the morning while my son was being born 48 years ago.
I had taken my wife to Balboa Naval Hospital where she went through hours of labor and still no birth of my first son. At around 4am, after waiting 6 hours, her doctor came out and told me to go home and get some rest. He said the baby was breached and they would be performing surgery at 8am.
I started to drive home but knew that it would just be a sleepless night so I decided to drive to the Mission Bay jetty to kill some time.
I always keep a rod and reel outfit in my car along with a few jigs. My favorite jig was a white bucktail leadhead.
I remember having to walk the jetty carefully since it was almost still completely dark, making it a dangerous trip.
There was a nice flat rock almost at the end of the jetty that made a perfect place to toss jigs, and hopefully land some fish. I mainly caught halibut from that rock, now gone due to the some a few years ago that destroyed the end of the jetty, actually quite a few halibut from that rock.
After a few cast I hooked into something big, and watched the line peel off my reel, but slowly I began to regain line on what I thougth was a big halibut.
As I managed to pull the fish closer I finally saw a silver flash before it made another long run. I was confused on what I had hooked, but it was not a yellowtail.
After about 10 minutes later the mystery was solved, a 20# white sea bass laid at my feet.
The fun did not end there. When I decided it was time to head back to the hospital I was struggling along the jetty with a fishing rod and tackle box in my hand, along with draggin three 20# white sea bass along the rocks!
BTW: when I arrived back at the hospital I found that my son was born at around 6am, taken by cacerian (sic) about the same time I was out fighting those white sea bass on the jetty. I guess I should have named him White as a middle name.
He laughs everytime he repeats this story to new friends.Tony/FISH2XS
Oct-08-2009, 08:00 PM #17
Pure luck X2. Good thing you had a pic of the YT or I would have called it BS.
Oct-08-2009, 08:27 PM #18Captain
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I remember the 80's and 90's the tails would come through king harbor and get everyone hype and noone ever hooked one but damn we tried. Ofcourse the next day though yould hear about he guy that did hook one.
Oct-09-2009, 07:37 AM #19
That's crazy! Someone should have gaffed that seal a couple of times.
Oct-09-2009, 07:48 AM #20
that was a great story. should send it to PCS. "True stories and True Tails".
That seal probably got that bait rig stuck in his face. and dropped the YT.
Last edited by Blackfish; Oct-09-2009 at 07:50 AM.
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