Recent content by scbassmaster

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    Inshore What in the actual Fuck

    Probably didn’t want the bad press... oh well.
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    Looking for a ride Out of Dana point May 1st or 2nd

    Report from 5/1... https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/dana-point-half-day-5-1.770773/
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    Inshore Dana Point half-day 5/1

    Counts were low, red tide, so not too high of expectations, I caught 2 of the 5 short calico landed. Local guy fishing shrimp got a short sheepshead and that was it. No keepers on the trip and the jackpot money was refunded since no one won. First time I ever seen that. Anchovies fished on the...
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    Bay / Harbor A-rig killing it

    You can have all five hooks for saltwater, when I fish freshwater I use a none bladed rig and replace the top 2 with willow blades so it’s like a giant spinnerbait, but I don’t do that very often since I lose a lot more in lakes than the harbors.
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    Bay / Harbor A-rig killing it

    Fish it on straight braid, I use 50lb, light hooks will bend out and you just have to replace a jig head instead of the whole rig. Just make sure you set your drag accordingly so you don’t bend out hooks on fish.
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    Bay / Harbor A-rig killing it

    I have been casting out 45* or less from the bank, letting it hit bottom (unless there are a ton of weeds) then popping it with the rod or a quick wind with the reel every 5-10’ I have watched bass react to the pops several times the last 2 weeks, it definitely helps. Flash mob jr with 3 1/8oz...
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    Bay / Harbor A-rig killing it

    Been whacking the spots, calico and halibut on the A-rig in Dana Point harbor. Wish I had a tuna or Catalina repot but this will have to die for now enjoy the pics... Had issues loading larger pic files... 19” halibut didn’t make it...
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    Looking for a ride Out of Dana point May 1st or 2nd

    Local (San Clemente) looking for a ride out of Dana point, I’ve fished everything from local bass and halibut to offshore tuna and marlin. I’ve been doing well in the harbor but itching to get outside. Probably end up on a sportie out of Dana Wharf if no one has room next weekend. I can bring...
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    BFT effects on the long term fishery...

    In the words of Dave Hanson “your not going to significantly impact the fish population with a rod and reel, your just not that good” haha but seriously I think the fishery has been managed well(lately) and the fish are adapting to the global environment they live in, mainly overfishing in the...
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    Pacific Queen 1.5 May or June

    I’d say it depends on what you want to catch, if your looking for BFT I’d say may, not because it will be better but because it will probably be the only game in town. June if you just want to catch more fish, yellowtail on kelps most likely or even down the coast. I wouldn’t expect YFT but I...
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    What is the best trailer boat for family fishing in SoCal?

    Yeah, market is tough, I don’t mind spending another season on the sporties and helping out on fellow BDrs boats. I’m going to keep saving and looking until my budget catches up with what’s available. Thanks for all the help, way more help than I expected from a none report post, my faith in the...
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    What is the best trailer boat for family fishing in SoCal?

    I have, it is definitely cheaper than buying a new or even newish boat and paying for a slip and maintenance but I’m going to buy my boat “cash” and have a place to park it. It’s not worth the money to me, I’m not going to have a $500/mo payment.
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    What is the best trailer boat for family fishing in SoCal?

    Wow, thanks for all the replies, I guess buying a 1995 bayliner 2302 off Craigslist is a bad idea... if I’m shopping nationally that puts key west, Cobia, and some others that are hard to find out here on the table. Any advice for shopping for a boat from 2000 miles away? I think I’m going to...
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    What is the best trailer boat for family fishing in SoCal?

    My wife is warming up to the idea of buying a boat, been doing some research (for the last 10 years, haha) she wants a cabin for her and the boys to crash out in, I want something with as open a cockpit as possible, no I can’t afford a Parker or defiance. 22-24ft ideally but I’m having a hard...