Recent content by DrBob89

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    Inshore Barracuda frenzy and sea lion feeding at PV, 8/2

    I haven't posted in a while as my local San Pedro shelf fishing has been uninteresting. Not today. I tried Freedom Boat Club's new King Harbor branch for the first time, out solo in a 19' Defiance Walk-Around. Damn, King Harbor slips are tight even for a small boat! Headed to PV Point at...
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    Inshore Izors 3/12 and great new navigation solution

    Yes, you get the shaded relief and full nav functionality. Shaded relief is GREAT for finding new stones!
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    Inshore Izors 3/12 and great new navigation solution

    Fished Izors and vicinity yesterday (Friday) from 8-11am. Nice day but brrrr cold. Calm and fantastic clouds. My first drop produced a big sandie, maybe 5lb. High hopes but not another fish for the day :-( . Fished hard with Kman plastics, tube baits, and small jigs in 80-105'. Damn fish...
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    They're baacckkk.

    Another great winter day in paradise! Thanks for the report. I'll try Izors again next time, had no luck there on Friday. I'm envious that you have two boat dogs. My golden wants nothing to do with a boat.
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    Great day at the Horseshoe 2/19

    It is a Concept 13 Origin TZ. About 4 years old, bought it at Fred Hall when it was introduced. It is my go-to light saltwater reel, now with 10lb mono. No problems so far.
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    Great day at the Horseshoe 2/19

    Wow, what a beautiful day on the water off Long Beach. And the bass were finally biting! I grabbed a cancellation at Freedom Boat Club and left Huntington Harbor solo at 8am. The ocean was calm, no wind and tiny swell. Not a cloud, you could see from Mt. Baldy to Catalina. Not many other...
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    Local Long Beach Ling Cod

    As many rod holders and as much fish as you want, if you are Jerry Jones :-)
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    Local Long Beach Ling Cod

    Saw it Monday near the Queen Mary. It is Jerry Jones' (owner of the Dallas Cowboys) yacht "Bravo Eugenia". The Dallas Cowboys billionaire owner Jerry Jones' new £170million, 357-foot superyacht Bravo Eugenia has arrived in London complete with two helipads. Boasting room for 14 guests across...
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    Front side Cat 8/19, just bonito

    Didn't get that far down. But that explains why I saw only a few fishing boats and no sporties in my morning.
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    Front side Cat 8/19, just bonito

    I fished solo at Catalina on Wednesday. It was a beautiful day with easy crossings. Started at Empire looking for YT or barracuda. No surface signs or marks from 8-10am. I was casting artificials only with no luck. Switched to bonito fishing. Trolled a feather, a hoochie, and a small mack...
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    Big Sand Bass at H. Flats 7/22

    Agreed about not wanting the fish to disappear. Maybe better to encourage people to fish responsibly. Bait is not necessary for local sand and calico bass, Kman & I (and many others on this site) use only artificials for these local fish. We use single hooks, and when the bite is hot we pinch...
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    Big Sand Bass at H. Flats 7/22

    Come on Tailman, not so personal please. Fish stories and info are the purpose of this site. That's why I joined and contribute. And this event is not exactly a secret. Fishdope had a much more enthusiastic post about this event earlier this week. And there were four sporties in the area...
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    More of a biology question

    What a great discussion! Thanks to Mr. Jones and all the responders. As a science Dr. (geology, not biology) I always find it fascinating to see what comes up at the end of my line and wonder why it is there. Like the mantis shrimp - what the hell???
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    Poor fishing but GREAT sightseeing at Catalina 7/16

    Carnage was charging $25 per scoop (per net). For our 2 scoops I'd estimate there were about 100 squid, it filled our center bait tank.
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    Poor fishing but GREAT sightseeing at Catalina 7/16

    Two of us tried hard to catch something besides the 3Bs at Catalina today 7/16. But no love today, only calicos ;-( . The Scripps swell map showed dark blue (0-2') for almost all of SoCal. While this was true for the swell, there were short wind waves that made the ride bumpy around the...