Nice videos. Maybe you would of hooked the seabass if the cam was not there! :D
"Self ownage" is the purist form.
I tried to take it easy and turn this into a learning experience for the guy, but I knew the sharks would be...
Break out the popcorn and coronas....
Just so you know, those caves just east of the Isthmus are in the MLPA. It goes all the way from blue caverns to yellowtail point. o_O
Hey Art, You the dick yesterday?
Sorry, I just could not resist! :D
Maybe next time write it in Haiku form? :D
Wow, that rig is clean as a whistle. Kinda jelly! :D
GPS. Sorry, I couldn't resist. :D
Good on dad for sticking it out and nailing the bluefin!
The NFIO curse..... :D
Your homie got skillz! Yum!
Global warming aka climate change? :D
Thanks for the report, at least you got some decent fish.
Pro tip: If your tuna is barking, it might be time for a trip to the free clinic! :D
Congrats! It's really not a fishing trip unless something goes wrong. :D
Thanks for the report!
So cool, another grom in the making! Congrats!
Congrats, but 53 heads on a boat is criminal....
You are definitely a "do bee". :D
Glad you are enjoying your new sled, LJ!
Fine line up of the usual suspects. Great job once again!
"You can buy a boat, but you can't buy a clue."
-- ancient mariners proverb
Wow! Super job gentlemen!
Nice! I used to have a 1994 16 1/2 foot Bayrunner side console. Great boat and super fishy. A little small for offshore, but I used to take it to...
Wow, that is quite the adventure! Nice job!
Friggin' seiners need to outlawed. Why should those guys be able to scoop up 95% of the fish?
You must have a big kayak to get your mother in law on board!
Just kidding, better luck next time!
That almost brought a tear to my eye. Almost! You have some good luck due soon!
Another one (two?) bites the dust! :D
Very cool video! I'm eating jelly doughnuts right now!
Yep, that is a big girl, alright.
As Mark Wisch would say, with enough time on the water and turns of the prop you'll get one sooner or later.
Thanks for the detailed report. I'm going to have to give up yellows for a few days and try for tuna soon! :D
Well done, sir. Well done indeed!
You can't argue with results like that!
Edit: Crap, someone beat me too it. Oh well, it still stands!
Dude. Sweet! :D
Tunis bluis awesomis.....:D
Nice, all day, any day!
Wow, you and your crew are working your way up the tuna ladder towards legendary! :D
Great job gentlemen! Nice pic, too.
Nice going dad and son! Who would've thought a rapala type lure would out-fish bait for yellows at Catalina? Not me!
Wow Mike, that kill bag looks like a tuna pen! Nice job, sorry about the hook to the finger.
One time I had a 4 foot shovel nose attached to my...
Hey, I have a 2008 Trophy. It turned out to be a much better boat then I expected for the money. It gets me to Catalina and that's all I need! I...
Holy smokes! Those blues were literally born yesterday!
Does the deck hand have to bring his own meth?
Way to make a comeback with a toad yellow!
Great job, Jonathan! Beautiful fish!
Nice report and pics! Tighten down those drags!
Woke up with wood. Perfect! :D
That's the understatement of the year! What a gorgeous ghostie (and a toad, too). Congrats on a wonderful catch!
Shame on you Zach, Avalon locals are not supposed to report fake news! o_O
On the other hand, nice way to stir up the natives! :D
You gave it a good effort. Catalina can be tricky sometimes.
It does not sound like BS, I get it. My son started fishing with me when he was 5. He is now going to be 25 in August and still loves to go...
JK = Just kidding. Although you may need some wildlife photography lessons! :D
Informative as always. Great report and catch!
Now THAT is dedication: Using a kill bag for a pillow, dreaming about all the fish they are going to put in it! :D
I love these kinds of posts...
Wow, that's a trip and a half! Can't go wrong floating your own squish, busting the ghosties and halibut kickers! Congrats!
Don't white seabass have to be 28 inches? Must be the camera angle! :D
Hey, I can't find your report anywhere. Did it get deleted for foul language? :D
Man, the yellows have been elusive lately for most people. Nice job on the suits....
That's a solid tail! Way to go!
Are you sure they weren't Garibaldi? :D
Thanks for the report!
Congrats little dude (and the rest of you guys)! :D
BS. I never ate the heart of any fish, although I have great pics of guys puking after doing so! :D
Trophy halibut and kicker sea bass on the same trip. Guys fish a lifetime without getting those.
Super stoked! Congrats!
Looks like you are already working on defending your title as BD Fisherman of the Year!
Damn Kyle, I would have pulled the boat and headed home after a scare like that. Way to go on the fish!
In my best Maxwell Smart voice:
"Missed it by that much".
Dang Corey, you are going to get one soon! Nice effort!
Brought a tear to my eye. :D
Welcome back, sir.
Where ever you go, good luck and be safe!
Great write up and pics. Tweekers suck.
Brew 102 for you! Although personally I don't like that beer. :D
Ba da bing, ba da BOOM!
A rat is better then the yellow I didn't catch in 2+ days of fishing last week!
Thats a happy boy!
Glad you guys got some!
Fixed it up for you! :D
It's not a fail when one comes over the rail.
Nice job guys!
Thanks for the report. Hopefully the tuna will start boppin' here soon.
I didn't know Wolfman Jack was still putting out fishing videos! :D
That must have been a hell of a solo trip across the gulf, through the Panama...
Nice job. I'd like to see a 32 YFT on my boat! Images aren't posting - at least for me.
Thanks for the detailed and well thought out report. Can't wait for your next post.
Ghost gettin' spooked! Very nice!
Awesome report, you fishy dude you! congrats!
Good first mates are hard to find..... :D
Special cherished moments!
Wow, nice fish dad! Your son's smile is worth the price of admission alone. Great job guys!
Yep, that was us. I remember the name of your boat. It is indeed beautiful! Good luck.
Hopefully you'll do better than we did! Slow trolling those big smelt or mackies is usually our golden ticket, but not this time. We did have a...
After reading about the phenomenal yellowtail bite for the last few weeks, it was with great anticipation that I took my son Sean fishing for a...
Stay away from other boats and slow troll live mackerel, smelt or big sardines until you find some yellows. If any floating flea farmers start...
Wow, that's quite the haul, a bit of everything! Nice job. Stoked for you!
Thanks Corey! I'll need all the luck I can get! :D
You are giving me hope! :D
Yes, a very happy Fathers day to all!
Taking my son to Catalina tomorrow. The best fathers day present he could give me would be to catch another...
2 hours? I would've boated that fish in 10 minutes on my trusty Zebco spincast combo... What's that ringing sound? Oh shit, my alarm clock is...
Thanks for the report, this is why I only fish mid-week. Weekend warriors just put the fish down. I'm leaving for Cat Monday morning, coming back...
My best tip for fishing halibut at Catalina is to just fish the awesome yellowtail bite going on! :D
Git 'er done! Nice job.
And it starts....... Not that I'm complaining, mind you! :D
You are living the dream my friend!
Only if he takes me with him. Wait. In that case the whole boat would be skunked!
Solid tails! Pops looks so stoked! Congrats!
Making memories! It does not get better than that!
That's a framing picture for sure! Nice job gentlemen!
Wow, nice job. I'm heading over on Monday for a few nights. Hope you left some for me!
You can always count on summer time limits of lobsters in Lovers Cove..... o_O:D
That halibut looks a bit short..... o_O :D
You give me hope, Captain Ahab! Congrats on a great day!
Good job, nice tails. I hope the fish are still there next Monday, when I leave for my next Cat trip!
Just a blip on your fish killing radar. One thing I know after reading your reports the last few years is that you will be on the fish soon! :D
The day he gets his trophy (and it's coming) will make all the lost fish worth it. I used to tell my son "it was just a bat ray" :D
Solid jacks = kids smiling = awesome! Nice job dad!
Nice fish. It's definitely mylar spawning season: Moms, Dads and grads. Nice job!
Wow, that is a toad for sure! Surprise mid channel yellow is always welcome. Congrats!
I never get tired of reports with 30+ pound flatties. That's a trophy fish all the way. Congrats. Would love to see the pics.
Nice report. Did you boat any of the said yellows?
Solid effort. A yellow on the deck is far better than one on the bucket list!
Good job. Farnsworth bank is a super secret double probation spot that should never be divulged to the unworthy masses. You might as well give up...
Spookin' the ghosties..... Great job!
Sounds like things are starting to ramp up at the island. Only 10 days until my next 3 night trip to Cat.
That's some funny stuff. As I was half reading half laughing I was thinking that if you were in Paso Robles partying before this bomb of a trip,...
Welcome to the starship "Improvise". Way to overcome and still get some toads!
Wow! That yellow sticks out like a sore thumb in your line up of usual suspects! Nice!
That's a win-win situation if I ever saw one. Now she'll be expecting that every time!
Skim-board city, baby! Congrats!
That's a "Surg Splurge" for sure! Great job guys!
WOW! Fantastic job!
Beats my day by a mile!
What a little beauty, mate. White Pointer. Dangerous bastards when they grow up.
-- Steve Irwin or Crocodile Dundee (I can't remember which)
Glad to hear your surgery was successful and you are finally home. God bless, and I can't wait for more (b)ass kickin' reports.
That looks like a grass rockfish to me, but there are several shallow water species that are similar.
Nice trip for the boy!
Beer batter. Deep fried. Fresh pineapple salsa and guacamole. A couple of ice cold Bohemia Mex beers.
Had to do it. God only knows what kind of infections are in that dirt! Yeah, it was definitely a fun "get the hell out of Dodge" trip.
Got a Cat...
The wind and weather have rolled my Island plans lately, but I did take a camping/boating trip to Lake Nacimiento a few weeks ago. Spotted bass...
That's my next trip! June 17th - God willing and the river don't rise!
Awesome Corey, jonesin' for my next trip!
Go Cory, go Cory go!
Fish - break time is over!
The worst part is when 40 of those 90 "anglers" get tangled and they just cut the whole mess away into the ocean.
LJ, the environmental terrorist.... 8-):D
Thanks for the report. You just convinced me to put off my Cat trip for a few weeks. :D
Holy macaroni! Nice job, slugger!
Man, and I always thought those over sized Spanish mackerel!
Kids smiling for the win. Nice job!
Team America. Fuck ya!
Good to see kids all lit up like that! Congrats!
Love the 40 "tanglers" instead of "anglers" description!
They way I look at it is if you are spending a lot of money to fish anyway, $50 for candy squish is a drop in the bucket. Anything to improve your...
Stoked for you and you son!
Ah.... memories. My son Sean, circa 2006, in the "Beer Can" trying to hold up a 27 pound halibut at Pacific Edge......
That's on national back order, but if you hail him on channel 11........ he will probably ignore you! :D
As Hardcor would say, "Solid Jack" :rockin:
Now that is what I call a deck full 'o yellows....! Congrats!
Me likey bouncy. :D
Fun trip! Thanks for the report!
By the way: FUcla. Fight on! :D
Outstanding job on the quality fish. Congrats!
Another. Great. Report.
You did way better than I did on Monday! :D
If fishing were any slower I'd have birds nesting in my hat o_O
The first rule is to watch where the heck you are going. Like the guy in the video cover is not doing! :D
Wow, that is a nice flatty! Congrats!
I thought long and hard about if I should even post this report, but I figured it was my duty as a Bloody Decks member to post the bad as well as...
My advise: Time of shift gears to spring white seabass, yellowtail, halibut, calicos and rockfish!
Awesome catch! 3 nice yellows and some tasty bottom critters. Well done, Sir!
Just another day at your office...... :D
Outstanding! Small raft, big fish! Gotta love it!
When the grunion season is closed, catch yourself some smelt and have at it!
Nice report. Dang, you guys have some big hands.... :D
That thing does not have much free-board without the raft! :D:D
Nice videos! I have caught a few of those butterfly rays and they always look like halibut at color! Fools me every time! :D
WOW! Steve, what a great report, pics and of course fish! Inspiring to say the least. I have never been to Loreto but it is now on my bucket list...
Solid effort. Good luck on your next trip!
I have 5 Avets of all sizes from MXL to EX50/2, and they are definitely good reels. I also have an Accurate Boss 600 DPX and feel the drag is just...
Now that's how you ice up a mess o' fish! Great job!
Nice story and great pics! Congrats on the yellows! Sounds like a real fun time.
Giant Sarcastic Sand Dab. o_O:D
LJ - just don't come up here to Huntington. We have enough kooks (like me) already.
I'm kidding, of course!
Another fun day and nice vids! Great job!
That's quite the craw-daddy you have there! :D
Wow! Congrats on your PB flattie. A trophy for sure. All smiles!
Friggin' awesome. Congrats!
Whitefish seem like they are on the up-cycle to me as well. All my shallow (120 to 200 feet) rock fish spots at Catalina have been over run with...
Dang dude. Do you fish everyday? :D
Does this mean I can't deep drop for swordfish at the 14? :D
It's definitely a baby great white shark - because that's what I want it to be! :D
Nice video! I caught a couple of those mantis shrimp at Catalina a few years ago. Mean MoFos, they were super POd....
Wow, that's a beautiful checker board! Nice fish!
Nice day on the water!
The Buffalo was hanging out on a beach! :D It used to be a good halibut spot but is now fished out. Forgive me if I don't divulge the exact...
Nice yellows. Way to hang in there!
Awesome winter fishing. Great job!
Wow, sorry about your back pain, but stoked for you on the fantastic bass fishing!
Deep fry in beer batter for tacos. Serve with guacamole and pineapple/jalapeno salsa. Great eats for those times when you just can't get a red....
Hard work was rewarded! Great job!
After waiting 3 weeks for a break in the wind and weather, my friend Don Elm and I launched from Huntington Harbor on Wednesday morning. Mario and...
Nice job LJ, deep fried calico is delicious!
Congrats, that's definitely over 20. How long was it? A 36 inch 'butt is around 14-16 pounds, so you extrapolate from there. Once they reach a...
Man, that is some tough times for you and your wife. My prayers for a speedy and full recovery. Glad she is feeling up to fishing.
I feel for you...
Out-friggin-standing! Winter yellows - off a paddy no less - in a storm!
Wow! Amazing job, amazing catch, amazing report!
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Nice job Corey! Good to see you back in action my friend!
You're right. You are one sick SOB..... :Dbarf
Love the flatties! Great job!
At least the guy had the drain plug in.......
You have all the "nice" things covered!
1. Nice friend to haul you all the way to the Cortes bank.
2. Nice bluefin
3. Nice eats
Thank you, Mr. Jacques Cousteau for the lesson in pinniped identification.
PS, how do you know they were not harbor seals?
Well, if it makes you feel better - it probably was not that 40 pound homie yellow you've been dreaming of - or was it? :rolleyes:
Great first report and congrats!
Awesome. I love these type of reports!
80 to 100 feet worked best for us!
Yep. She's a small boat but fishes big!
I prefer to moor up, but do anchor on occasion. Yes, we sleep on...
Well, I used to spend a lot of time in Avalon on my dad and uncles boat (they had a mooring #37 second row, right next to the pier), but I am not...
No, and I have thought about it. But I really don't need more than a limit of lobsters!
Looks nice out there. How was the wind? It was still blowing pretty good in Huntington this morning.....
80 to 100 feet was by far the best for us, but I have to admit we did not try much deeper than that. We only got one bug at 50 feet - a legal - on...
Wow, I should've gone to Clemente!
Great job on the yellows and thanks for the report!
That's a tough night of hooping!
As for measuring them, put it between the horns, but not over the soft fleshy bulge right below it. They say if...
Short version: Limits of bugs and bones, bonus of bass and goats. Live squid at the bait barge.
Novel: I took my friend Don Elm fishing and...
Yeah, it's pretty dark but it's do-able even with a new moon. Even the glow from the mainland provides some light. Just got back yesterday for...
Why doesn't your wife like sheephead? They make great beer batter tacos!
Bugs are still crawling at the island, less people. Beware of Santa Ana winds...
Nice haul. Congrats!
"You did that on purpose!". Classic Corey..... :D
Another nice video, looking forward to the next one!
Fun trip! I love the first video clip: "Pinned to the rail by a football"! :D
Bounce those bad boys on board! :D
I was talking to Mark Wisch yesterday he said there were good signs of squid and he was headed over to try to make his own last night.
Nice bone head. Destination: Bait tube!
Old guys rule! Well,, at least you do. Me - not so much! :D
Thanks for the heads up, headed over Tuesday for a couple nights of hooping. Hopefully the fog will clear out by then!
I used to be a jetty and surf fisherman - until one day when I was casting swim baits on the LB jetty, my other bait rod with a live...
This is starting to become a fucking epidemic. God, I hate tweakers and thieves....
Stay close and alert is all I can say.
Out-friggin-standing. Beautiful fish. Congrats!
Wow! And Cody hits another one out of the park!
WTG! Another fun day!
My 2 cents. When in question - do not eat it. I have got 'em with yellowish, orange , red and slightly blue green tint, but always translucent -...
Cool video and fun times. Be safe out there in the fog!
Great report as always, nice pics and at least you are out on the water. I want to do a 2 nighter to the island for bugs and search for yellows,...
That's a well lit bone that thinks he's a wahoo!
Fintastic report, local homies on the chew. Great job!
Jetty fisherman are always pissed because they don't have a boat. :cool:
Nice job Cody, this has been a real good year for you!
This is why I drop all my hoops in the same area, stay within 200 feet of them, keep the GoPro ready and only hoop mid week. I see ANYONE...
Thanks for the tip, I'll make sure to remember that next time!
Yep, and both are green horns (but competent) - there seems to be a higher than usual turnover rate on deckies for some reason! :D
"Marlin have long beaks". Man, and all this time I thought they had "bills". Learn something new everyday.
The fish was 200 yards (600 feet for...
I jumped on the Top Gun 80 for a 2.5-day trip that left Monday night. Captain Bob Taft and 2nd Scott were aboard with deckies Steve and Ian, along...
Just playing around, yanking your chain, rattling your cage, etc. JK = Just Kidding
Good luck fishing and I look forward to your report!
One is way better than none, and time with family beats all!
Nice report and yellowtail!
My son wont clean fish either, so now he cleans the boat while I am filleting!
Hey Sean - you missed a spot - better...
We get it - you just hate Snuffy the harbor seal. JK :D
Just never happened to me, or anyone I know.
As a side note - a few sea lions at Catalina are very light colored, they almost look like a large...
Thanks for the report, sounds like a fun trip.
Are you sure it was a harbor seal that stole your fish? I've never heard of them doing that...
Your boy looks so stoked! You now have a fishing partner for life! Congrats!
Man, that report was really "poppin"! Thanks for the tips, definitely going to stock up on some poppers before my trip next Monday, Congrats!
They make good lobster bait? :cool::D
I have one word for you: EPIC!
You guys handled that extremely well for never releasing a bill fish before!
Great minds think alike..... :cheers:
"Missing" fish is the worst. You pay top dollar to go on these trips, and then some dirt merchant feels it's OK to requisition your hard earned...
Did you guys catch any bonus halibut at the bait dock using those 100# setups? :D
Great job - Team America, fuck ya! Congrats!
There is a sure fire cure for that. Get a scale and have it certified! :D
Never seen one? :D...
Wow, that's quite the line up of the usual suspects. They look bigger than 8 to 12! Must be the camara angle :D
Great job, nice fish! Getting me stoked for my 2.5 day on the Top Gun 80 Oct 1
That's what I figured, just yankin' a little chain.... :D
Me likey bouncy!
Ass like that
Hey, if your granddad did not wear Old Spice, you would never have been born!
Jesus H Christ, Chief.........
Impressive fish, pictures suitable for framing.
PS - put some shirts on. You're making us old fat guys look even worse than we already do!
Just don't tell mom that avatar chick has taken up permanent residency in the ol' spank bank! :oops:
Congrats but I counted "only" 14 on the deck (15 for 17) :D
Way to go, outstanding catch!
Yeah, but you do have the best avatar on Bloody Decks, so there's that! :drool:
First time I have seen anyone complain about a 24 pound yellow.... :D
That beats work all day everyday. Not only that, I had to drive to Santa...
Nice looking yellows. Congrats!
NICE! Great job on the dodos.
WOW! You just painted a whole county with a broad elitist brush! Dilly Dilly! :D
A sailfish up in the bight would be big news indeed!
Nothing but "sweet" on that yellowtail!
Smorgasbord trip! The kids look sooooo stoked! Congrats!
Stylin' the big island! Glad you got some pescadore pay back. :D
Wow, what an excellent trip and outstanding report. Limits of dodos, yellowfin and 2 large bluefin for you sounds like a trip of a life time....
Legal flatties are always nice!:-)
Skeevy dirt merchant tweakers SUCK! 8-)
Great job, you rarely ever get a fish back once a floating flea bag gets a hold of it!
At least it was not the other 3 Bs:
Thanks for the report!
That's so rad your dad is still in the game at 81.... Congrats!
The real question is was that thong used by a hot chick before you requisitioned it?
The 2nd question is why am I even asking that...
Ho hum - just another amazing friggin tuna caught locally! :D
I love your enthusiasm, optimistic outlook and dedication! :D
Bad ass. You are one fishy dude! :D
Zach, on the attack, talkin' smack, kinda whack, but you always take 'em back!
I'd say your bluefin was hittin' the pipe(fish).
At least they didn't just dump the tangles overboard like a lot of boats I have been on. That pretty much bites the big one.
Congrats on a great...
WOW! Nice fish!
Many landings and fuel dock have certified scales, also Avalon....
Go Granny Go!
Although I hate it when the ladies out-fish me! :D
Sounds like you had a great time on an epic trip. Thanks for the detailed report and tackle tips as well!
I like big 'butts and I can not lie.......
Nice going! Congrats!
What a day
Bluefin want to play
Drink beer, don't pay
Kelp paddy fatty flatty...... You gotta love it!
Several year ago I caught 2 halibut on a paddy off Sunset Beach in 50 feet of water that was...
Another great trip. Is there ever a time you go fishing and don't catch a legal halibut?
Love the fish and beer in the kill bag. That's efficient use of space right there - hope you kept the sandwiches in a different cooler!
Remove the bloodlines and those bones will taste a lot better!
Nice, but not enough blood on the deck for all those fish! :D
Nice mixed bag, that a day right there! Congrats!
I was waiting for "and then the alarm clock went off and the nightmare was over" but it never came.
My condolences for the loss of your father....
Nice report, congrats!
Love the pic with the sacks full o' tails!
To be fair, I did mention finning. :D
Please put down the meth pipe and slowly back away. You are either a troll or the stupidest MFer on these boards.
Ever hear of purchasing stuff...
Black finished hooks take much longer to rust out. Bronze hooks rust out much faster (and cost less) for catch and release.
Proof that meth, fishing and moonshine just don't mix......
I tired to send you a pic but your profile does not allow conversations.
Good to see HB Locals getting it done!
Congrats on some nice fish!
Great report. Congrats on the fish.
I have a 2.5 on the TG80 coming up Oct 1st. Heard nothing but good things about the boat and Captain....
Yep, I was on the Intrepid for a 4 day trip and they had bananas as well. Didn't effect the fishing.
However, my friend brought some on my boat...
Also - if you don't have it already, get a copy of Mark Wisch's Catalina book "In the Gray". It is invaluable
Boneheads outside the harbor? Wonders never cease. On a spoon even! I'm surprised you didn't see a meg. :D Been a weird year for sure....
And here I thought you were going to say you brought bananas on board...... :D
Thanks for the report!
Elvis has left the building!
Good luck on your next trip!
Beautiful fish! Congrats!
Tow BoatsUS: Never leave port without it.
Glad you made it back safe!
I was on the Blue Horizon once when they were out of SD. Had a bottom bunk and I was getting splashed from the bilge water running under the bunk...
Start by not fishing on Saturday! Most of the dodos have been south.
Good luck to you and your pops!
Supposedly big bluefin will bite a few days leading up to the full moon, and forget about striped marlin on a full moon.
There are as many...
The biggest yellow we have ever caught at Catalina (and anywhere for that matter) was my sons 35-pound toad last year. There have been several in...
I fucking hate skipjack.......
Just kidding, thanks for the report and congrats! :D
Thanks for the report.
If you do find any of those 40 to 60 pound yellows, remember to PM me the numbers..... :D
PS - how do we know that is...
Another stellar report. Out-friggin-standing!
Congrats on your new PB yellowtail - that's a solid jack. Great write up for a fun trip (and the food looked great, too).
Treble hook to the scalp. Good times!
Your son looks so stoked! Congrats!
Nope, that's just the Misdirection4Fish.Trojan virus affecting your app, just to throw you off the scent. :D
JK - that's a lot of boats in the...
Man that really sucks. I hate to hear about any boat sinking, and I am very glad everyone is OK.
"Long Beach Fire Department spokesman Brian...
He may be a grom, but he poses for the pics like a seasoned vet!
I may be mistaken, but "he" looks like a big female to me, gonna get bigger!
Outstanding footage. Reinforces why I don't spearfish after seeing a...
Classic pic with the boys! They look super stoked! Frame that pic for the man cave!
It's UCSLB here. He is going for his bachelors in engineering. He will be going to school Monday to Thursday and he already works Friday to...
Nice report, and congrats on the yellows! San dabs make great lingcod bait...
Dang fine fishing right there! Congrats!
I'd say 3 dodos is a nice participation trophy! Congrats!
Hey, I thought I saw that flat fall with the tape on it at Charkbait in HB the other day. Was that you getting rigged up there?
Thanks for the...
Wow, I'm speechless (and that does not happen often). :D
I love it when dodos commit sepuku. Congrats!
Wow, good eye! Yes, it's an old Sabre Stroker chocolate that my dad gave me. I had it restored cause it's been such a good rod. Thanks!
Wow, that is one heck of a huge dodo! Congrats!
I took my son Sean to Catalina for a few days of fishing. He starts school at Long Beach State this coming up Monday, so it would be his last trip...
At ease, sailor.... It was a joke
Very nice report and photos. 6-packs are the way to - except for beer (then you need at least a 12er). Congrats!
Two dodos is a solid reward for a good effort. Congrats!
At least save the skipjack for lobster or shark bait!
One toad yellow is WAY better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick!
Man oh man! Dodo's and tuna for the win! Congrats!
A special, special day! Congrats!
The kids smiles say it all! Those are some happy boys!
Thanks for the tips and the report!
Ah, the old Triple Lindy. Very dangerous but worth the risk! :D
Congrats on a solid effort!
Wow, that is a couple of solid bull dodos! Nice job and congrats!
Seems like the fish are on a weekend getaway - as in getting away from the weekend crowds!
Thanks for the report. September, October and early...
Awesome report, I was hoping the 277 area would be biting soon, guess you don't know if you don't go!
Take a deep breath and count backwards from 10, guys - it's OK, life is good!
I mostly fish my own boat I have not been out in about 2 years on a...
True. The worst is the Freelance. I see this boat at Catalina all the time with 80 to 90 people on it. Yikes!
Tuna fishin', baby! Nice score.
$7 to fillet small tuna seems a bit much.... Inflation or inflated egos? :D
Great job! When I pick up balloons, all I find is more balloons! :D
The Grande is a big boat, but 50 heads seems like a fluster cluck. :D
Glad you caught some fish and thanks for the report!
My plan is to be there on Monday for a few days (knock on wood). Look for the 18 footer Mako My Day. I'm the guy with long hair!
Nice job, hopefully they'll go WFO and make their way north soon!
That is one heck of a fish fry in the making! Nice job!
Great job, all hail Fish Dope! :D
Nice, 3 Amigos on the deck. Congrats!
Groms + yellows = STOKED! Congrats!
Alright - they are still there! Congrats Zach! Any other reports of yellows? It is strangely silent of the Catalina front latey.
Are you the same guy who caught the wahoo by Nachos barge in winter a few years ago? :D
Head to Vegas - you can't lose! Congrats!
The pain. The worry. The elation of victory!
Awesome read and congrats on a beautiful bluefin!
Congrats on the dodos!
As far as skipjack goes, contrary to popular belief, they can be good eating if bled, iced and served fresh. I was on the...
Thanks for the report, but your pictures are not showing!
Old time Avalon Tuna Club members like Adams, Farnsworth and Grey were some of, if not the first, to fly kites.
Read "Tales of...
I look young(er) due to having long hair, but make up for it by feeling old(er). In my case it's definitely the age AND the mileage.
Hey - I...
Nice video, I never get tired of dodo's going airborn. Congrats!
I resemble that remark. Just turned 56 at the end of July. I feel 86 right now.... :zelfmoord
FYI, Mark Wisch's map at Pacific Edge showed yellows from Little Harbor to the West End. Not sure if they are still there, but it may be worth a...
This is why I never fish weekends. Too many idiots, drunks, clueless and trusties of modern chemistry out and about. o_O
Hey, at least you didn't "Farmer" 'em today! :D
Thanks for the report and congrats!
Those "jellos" aren't that little! Congrats!
Man, that's not good. I was supposed to be there Monday to Wednesday this week but had to postpone. Maybe it was for the best. Nothing worse than...
DL = Disabled List. I think his boat was out of action, or maybe he had an ailment keeping him from fishing, like me: old age arthritis. :(
I am seriously considering hauling the boat to SD instead of going to Catalina for my next trip!
Zane Grey would have baited it with a whole barracuda..... :D
Hey, you tried, fish died. Nice haul! Congrats!
No good deed goes unpunished..... :cool:
However, nice fish! :D
Don't you guys ever get tired of whoopin' some bass butt? :D
Congrats on a stellar day!
More like a Rock Star than a rock! :rockin::git:
Beats my day watching golf...... o_O
Thanks for the report, you'll get 'em next time! :D
Nice going. Turn in the satellite tag to further science. Who knows, there may be a reward! :D
Great job! I have a couple of those squid and never caught anything on them.
Thanks to you, now I know what to try! :D
Cotton: "And Corey is off the mat and back in the game! Have you ever seen anyone subdue a dodo with a bait net? What a play!"
Wouldn't that be Mrs. Krabs? :rolleyes:
Oh man, I feel for you Nate. I can't imagine the pain.
Bringin' on the heart break.....
Mako my day! :D
Good shooting there, Marshall Dylan!
Hey Steve, what days are you going to be over there? I'm supposed to go Monday to Wednesday next week, hopefully.
Congrats on an awesome catch. Glad to see there are some fish still hanging around. Hey - are you using color enhancement on these pics?
Please refrain from catching all the halibut and leave some for your fellow fishermen. Or not! :D
Thanks for the detailed report.
You're right about over night trips not being long enough: you miss out on the late afternoon and sunset prime...
Nice pics, beautiful dorado and happy boy makes for a great trip!
Thanks for posting!
Whatever happened to seal bombs?
Age old solution:
I caught 2 of those at Catalina about 20 years ago, but about half that size. I showed them to Rosie Cadman and she said the same as other posters...
Guys who have no business wearing a banana hammock also have no business being in a photo with such a nice tuna.
But Murphys Law says that if you had not bought the bait, there would be none available to catch! :D
Thanks for the report!
Awesome! When is the next BBQ / sashimi dinner? Looks deeeeeeeeeeelicious!
Congrats on a nice dorado. How many heads were on the boat total? I have seen it packed to the gills before.....
Stoked for you!
In my best pirate voice: They be hurtin' for certain, gave 'em a ration o' thrashin'!
70s fish porn, including the 'stash..... Outstanding :D
Impressive halibut. Congrats!
Next time, avoid lipping those 'cuda...... :D
Nice job, the boys are stoked!
Makes me miss the days when I would spend entire summers+ in Avalon. Although to be fair I was more interested in...
Nice job Cory! Even us old(er) guys still get some 'tail once in a while! :D
Troll, troll, troll your boat, gently down the stream.....
I love me some halibut! I used to fish for them almost exclusively....
I call BS without pics of the peyote......
Doctor Doctor please.....
A nice halibut is great compensation for hard work put in off shore. 10x better than the old el skunko..... :D
I have caught many yellows on slow trolled smelt at Catalina. I learned this from Avalon locals.
It's true they are not as hardy as mackerel, so...
Nice, glad that you got in on some of the action. Happy girl, happy world!
Great shootin' there, Clint! :D
Multiple short duration trips will be spending more time going to and from the dock. This is a no brainer. Go 2.5 or 3.5 day, full moon seems to...
"Happy fuckin' birthday"
-- The Slider
Classic. Thanks for the report!
Solid effort, beautiful day on the water, cold beer and didn't sink. Great day
They say variety is the spice of life, and if so, you are on fire! I love mixed bag reports, and that has to be some kind of "slam".
Good intel, too bad about the lost fish, but it keeps you stoked for your next trip!
Nice report, congrats on the tuna! Any size tuna would be a welcome addition to my boat at this time! :D
Sorry to hear about your vessel, but thanks for the reminder that I need to replace the steering cable this up coming off-season!
This is some funny ish but I can't tell if your salty, jelly or drunk out there in beautiful Temecula, CA! :D
PS - Just kidding, this was really...
Hells to the YEAH! Congrats!
I'm stoked for you. Billy is THE MAN. I don't think I've ever seen a captain burst onto the scene so fast with such success in a few short years!...
Thanks for the report. Beat my day of debugging SQL code by a mile.......
Always a good idea, along with electrical tape, shrink tubing, lighter or torch, fuses, tools, etc.
Except carry a back up unit! This is the one...
Nice! Good thing you weren't set up in 140 feet of water WEST of Long Point!
You're a lucky man. My girl friend (I consider her my wife w/o the paper work) won't even get on my boat when it's parked in the driveway! :D
You killed it. Great job! Some of the best fishing days I have ever had came on solo outings! Congrats!
I'm living vicariously through you right now until my wrist heals up and I can get out again. Thanks for the report and congrats on a nice yellow!
I've been on the Constitution twice for 2.5 day trips. You wont be disappointed. Nice boat for the number of people they carry, especially on...
Wow, that's the real deal right there. The girls are gonna expect that every time now! :D
Possession is 9/10ths of the law, 10/10ths on my boat. :D But, yes, I did actually catch that one at Seal Rocks and it weighed 35 pounds. I...
This ^^^^. Also, I run another ball bearing swivel after the torpedo for extra anti twisting, and also to prevent chaffing of the leader. Those...
Silly me, should have known! Are they considered an aphrodisiac in certain cultures? :D
Nice! Pardon my foolish question, but what are those white things in the last pic?
There are exceptions to every rule. We troll Xrap 20s in blue or green mackerel if we don't have any fin bait. My son got this 28# homie a couple...
Yes, usually 2 to 3 oz torpedo to keep it down and away from the birds.
The best rapalas for Catalina are the ones you leave in the tackle box and instead slow troll some mackerel. :D
Blunt instrument dude was on some serious meth. I hope you know those people you filmed DO NOT represent most Californians or fisherman. :D
Wow, what a brute! Congrats!
Has a decent fish EVER been caught in/out of Oceanside? :D
That's what I call a local tag team. Outstanding!
Nice report and great fish! Congrats!
This could very well be the best report and catch I have ever seen. I am at a loss for words - and that is rare indeed!
Congratulations of the...
Nice fish! I'm so jello jelly right now! Pics of your son's smile = priceless!
To quote Hardcore:
That's a beauty!
I was going to comment, but then I came to my senses. o_O
Ho hum, just another giant bluefin like the one I wish I could catch..... :D
Friggin' AWESOME. :rockin:
You guys have some serious OCD. I salute you! :goldfish:
Nice first report. That's more like it!
Check out Emerald Bay, good snorkeling by Indian rock and no problem getting a mooring Saturday morning. Call the Isthmus harbor master, I think...
Alright, good luck to you.
No, we never found those conditions. There were none of the usual hard color edges you are thinking of with blue water outside the beautiful...
Dude. Once they get to a certain size, they eat anything they can get their mouth around. The article was to show you that they get to 12 inches....
The problem is makos don't follow the plan. I saw a 7 footer we hooked jump 12 feet out of the water right next to our boat. If one of those lands...
Nice, you are on fire this year!
Not a great idea in an inflatable raft. As the Unknown Fisherman stated above, they will latch onto anything they can their teeth around.
Thanks Corey! How is your boat coming along?
Think what you want.
2-3 inch micro chovies were getting hammered by the biggest dines I have ever seen. I know what they were because we caught...
Best of luck to you! Hope you get your vessel in tip top shape soon!
I'm not saying we did not have fun, because we did! It beat work by a mile....
Awesome, glad you got one! Congrats!
A few years from now:
Son: "Dad, remember that time at the launch ramp?"
Dad: "Pass me that handle of vodka again...."
He'll NEVER live that...
Fintastic report! Congrats!
You got skunked? IMPOSSIBLE. I call BS without pics of your empty burlap sack. Time to go to the video review, Cotton.
Thanks for the report.
That Parker must have slid off the trailer while backing down. YIKES. That's why I always leave the strap and chain...
I'm glad you at least saw some yellows! It was definitely tough. Channel 72, got it! Don't know why I didn't have my radio on. Thanks for the...
I love the sequence at the beginning of the guy pinned to the rail by the 5 pound yellow! :D
Yep, we've done really well the last few trips and were due for a stinker.
Short version: nothing good for us. Water temps 65 to 73 at Cape Cortez. Best fishing area: None. What worked: Nothing. What did not work:...
Thanks for the report! Your dues are paid in full :D
Thanks for the report. That's weird that a harbor seal would dog you. I've never had a single problem with them. Sea lions on the other hand - may...
Wow! That's a lot better then "managed a day out of it" :D
Super stoked for you! I'm heading over for a 2-nighter tomorrow. If we do half as well...
Ka-BLAM! Nice trip, solid work!
Wow, nice work - those are some colorful yellows! Impressive! Lil' bro gittin' 'er done! :D
Wow! That is a solid yellow. Bet that was a kick in the pants to put on the deck! Congrats!
Way to go putting the family on some fish and what a fun report! Solid effort will have them jonesing for more! Congrats!
Nothing better than a hottie with a big butt! :D
OK, I'm sorry! Nice fish, congrats!
Thanks for the excellent info. Heading over Monday through Wednesday with my son, will put this intel to good use (hopefully) :D
Wow. Love it! Thanks for the report. Congrats!
I was on a 2 day on the big bird. Fished fine, crew was good. I'd fish her again.
Other than that, did you catch any fish? :D
Outstanding mixed bag, a bit of everything. Nice ghost and bluefin, too!
Outstanding. Good looking hamachi line up!
Nice video! My son and I saw the same thing last year at Eagle Reef where the bass were flipping out on red crab. Fun stuff!
Way to go Cory!
Team America. Fuck yeah! :D
Name your boat the Tuna Jihad.
Wait. That's already taken by a prominent member of the Bloody Decks community...... :D
Wow, that's a toad! Enjoy and congrats!
Man, feels like I went through the fight with you (minus the physical pain). Great report and what a heart breaking moment.
It's easy to say from...
Mikey likes it!
Bring some sabikis, a couple cans of generic brand tuna cat food and catch your own bait. The big yellows at the island dig big Spanish mackies,...
Great job, that's a toad! Paid for your beer, too! :D
Wow, that's a nice one! Bill Murray would be proud!
Boning up for your next post! Nice job!
That's a beauty! Congrats!
Nice job! BTW - I see 2 yellows hiding in plain sight in your pic!
There are all in Cancun on vacation with Nick Van Exel....:D
I'm sure you already know this, but try up shallow with smelt for bait during the...
I got the CRR-70XXH for 60-100-pound and it's a thing of beauty. I've only used it twice, and unfortunately I have not caught anything on it yet,...
Sometimes Joe's Rent A Boat will let you tie up for a few hours, even put you on the pier - IF there is any space available on the string line....
Yep, good fish. A 32 inch halibut is around 12 pounds. Nice job!
WFO is the way to go! Congrats!
I call BS on no fish for 5 trips without pics of you holding a skunk. :D
Nobody - and I mean nobody - is that unlucky. Are they?
Nice captain to...
Lori seems to be hooked up all the time! Nice report, fun trip!
Fun times all around! Nice!
Biscuits and it's all gravy! Nice fish, stoked!
Thanks for the report. It's always fun running from the Mexican Navy!
Killer report. Good to see the home guards are still willing to play!
OK, so let's do the math. Crew says 35 but does not weigh it, so right there you have to take off about 30%. So that's still a nice 24.5 pound...
Awesome fish and video. Those big momma's can be sleepers.
My friend Devan got that exact size halibut on my boat a few weeks ago, and it did the...
That's a toad! That is really over-coming the odds after wrapping twice! Congrats!
It's not a job, it's an adventure!
Now that's what I call a happy Fathers Day!
Haulin' tail.... Nice work! Congrats!
Cool videos, nice job!
Yep. It was all good until the name calling started.
Commercial fisherman have to make a living, too. I just don't agree with gill nets of any...
Hey Tim. First of all, my post was directed at Michael Gorgita, not you, so it must have hit pretty close to home for you to reply to it. Are you...
Wow. This has to be the most clueless post I have ever seen. Let me count the ways:
1. I am not just worried about "60" seabass. It's all the...
They both indiscriminately kill, so there's that....
I have to say that was the most inspiring non-catch video I have even seen! :D
WOW! I can't even think of anything witty or clever to say. Just WOW!
Commercial outfits grease politicians pockets, recreational anglers get shafted with no grease..... again.
Nice flattie! Congrats!
What did it weigh? It's a little hard to tell with the gaff right in the camera lens....... :D
Well, that's a trip destined for the ol' spank bank right there! :D
Wow! Outstanding catch. I'm soooo jelly right now :D
You are Iron Man
And.... twins? :D Friggin' hilarious!
I guess you can say the yellow was triggered...... :D
Hamachi on deck! Stellar work!
Now that's a double bagger if I have ever seen one! :D
Did you make your boat eat the heart? :D
Nice job! What a rush!
Great pic with you son! Nice.....
Wow, I had the exact opposite happen earlier in the week. Yellows wanted fin bait and would not look at xraps.
In my best Pepe Le Pew voice:...
Sounds like a fun day, any day!
Thanks for the report and great job on the Kingfish, Queenfish! :D
Wow, super stoked report! Way to put the wood to 'em! Congrats!
Not sure what direction you are trying to take, but I was ripping on the MATTANZA dude who tried to bring politics into Cory's post honoring...
Wow, great job in sardine can conditions!
Wow, those are some toad "bull" bass. Thanks for the report!
Thanks Corey, I appreciate the kind words.
My dad and uncle had a boat and mooring in Avalon for many years, and I was lucky enough to spend a...
Love those 'butts all lined up!
Thanks LJ, it's brutal to lose a fish like that so close, but it happens to everyone who targets big fish. However, I consider myself very lucky:...
Nice work. Mid-week is the only way to go if you can swing it.
Pearl white with blush cheek, I think 7 inch size. That yellow came unbuttoned.
LOL.There is no way in hell that guy was you! If so, I take back every like I have ever given you, especially since I have seen several posts from...
Thanks! Yeah, I mix squid and macks. It's not ideal, but I only have one tank. And the squid don't ever eat ALL the fin bait. :D
I took my son Sean fishing to Catalina for a few days.
Short version: Yellowtail from 1 to 29 pounds, lost a bigger one, fin bait was best, water...
A-F'n-mazing. The size of these local seabass is outstanding. Congrats!
Wow, great report - sounds like a super fun time! Congrats!
Inspiring read. Great job!
I just can't imagine ANY boat with 70 lines in the water. Sounds like a fluster cuck.
"I'd rather be lucky than good, and if you're both, watch out!"
-- Chick Hearn
“Luck Is What Happens When Preparation Meets Opportunity"
Nice line up!
Awesome, quality yellows. It's ON!
Big fish = happy kid (and dad) :D Congrats, that's a beauty!
I'm stoked for you! I'm taking my son tomorrow for a few days.
Good looking yellows and great report. Heading over for a 3 night trip with my son on Monday. Hopefully, they'll still be biting!
You caught the rare skip jack/yellowtail hybrid in bright red. Outstanding! :D
It almost makes that 6 pound yellow look like a 7 pound yellow. Almost. o_O
I am a software developer for a company in New York for the past 28 years. I have a size 40 hat, but only a size 39 shirt. I don't hack, just...
Nice job on the slugs. Here comes the BOOM!
Beats my day of writing SQL code by a mile. Thanks for the report!
Those yellows are smart. They know exactly where the MLPAs are. But - they gotta move sometime!
Thanks for the report!
I was bored at lunch so I made up new lyrics to the "Twins" song to be more appropriate for today's Social Justice Warrior mentality.
Evan is going to out-fish us all, eventually!
Nice, heatin' up!
And...... twins! :drool:
It's backside or bust on this trip. Sounds like a good time to get some R & R at Cat Harbor!
LOL. Gotta protect the ultra-secret 13.5 inch calico spot inside of Long Point..... Oops! :D
Or is that because you were accidentally in the...
Thanks guys! Hopefully all my spots near Avalon won't be polluted!
Reports have not been updated for 4 days. Has anyone heard or seen anything?
Sorry, didn't know where else to put this.
Signed - A concerned...
Another ghosty gets spooked. Outstanding work!
Mackerel Man takes one for the team. Congrats!
I love it when a plan comes together. Spookin' the ghosties! Congrats!
I could watch that "slapped" clip a 1000 times. Too funny!
Over 3550 posts, but less than 800 likes. Coincidence? You be the judge.....
It's good to see hard work rewarded. Nice job!
Awesome. Totally awesome! Alright Argiso!
Sorry for lame "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" reference :D
Great job and nice shooting.
Man, you had me fooled. It's too early and I have not had my coffee! :D
That's quite the line up of the usual suspects! Great job!
Thanks for the report. Hope they get Avalon cleaned up before June 11th. That would be "shitty" if I get there and there is still sewage every...
Excellent - glad you got some action! Thanks for the report.
Looks similar to several types of arthropod larvae. Definitely some kind of crustacean infestation.
The only good bug - is the legal in your hoop...
Sarcastic Fringe Head
PS - I know this is a tired joke..... :D
Really, it is one of my rare lizard fish/wahoo hybrids. Really.
This report was so good I did not mind reading it in three different threads! :D
Are those "Spam" California rolls? :D
Outstanding trip and report!
Where's a white shark when you need 'em?
Good job, I never catch any good rock fish locally, either. Thanks for the report!
Thanks for the report and good job on some nice taco stuffers. Taking my son over to Cat for a 3 night trip in a couple of weeks, so hopefully...
Shouldn't you be out tracking down your wife? She's probably out clam diving right now.
Nice job, stoked on fishing starts in the womb! :D
Thanks for the report. Nice release pics!
Nice slug, congrats!
PM me for my lizard fish recipe. It will knock your socks off. :D
My friend Bill is out here from Wyoming and he really wanted to go shark fishing. Due to low water temps off shore, our expectations were low....
Thank you, Mr. Jacques Cousteau Jr. I bet you can't tell the difference between a walrus and your wife.......
Friggin' floating flea bags. Glad your buddy is OK!
Nice fish, nice boat, nice family - it does not get any better!
Hey, it is Memorial Day weekend. Even the fish are on vacation. :D
5 yellows sounds like a great day to me!
WOW! That is a beauty! Now your Canadian brethren will be expecting that every trip. They look sooooo stoked! :D
Thanks for the report. I love the pic with the guy proudly holding up a sargo next to that "nuisance" yellowtail! Congrats!
That's the burn of it. The beaches are always losing sand.
This spot was SO perfect. It was wider toward deeper water, and it funneled bait -...
Thanks for the report.
Friggin' dredgers have ruined so many spots. I used to have a spot off the Sunset Beach water tower. It was basically a...
Nice rig, nice kids, nice fish. Perfect! Thanks for the report!
Johnson's boiler is on the front side, near the West End. Here are the numbers I have. It's not exactly on the spot, as I did not want to get too...
Great job, sounds like fun. My son just got a bunch of SP minnow hard baits - he'll be stoked to read this report!
Thanks for the report.
That one pic looks like the boiler outside of Johnson's rock. That thing is right in the danger zone. Everyone should have...
Another day, another adventure, another boat load of fish! You are living the dream! Thanks for another awesome report.
Wow, that's a TOAD! Congrats!
This is some funny stuff! My friend Don has the dubious distinction of being the "Bat Ray King". He even had a custom airbrushed hat with this...
A legal halibut always makes my day!
Hey, at least the squid are getting bigger o_O:D
Thanks for the report!
Postin' the ghosties... Nice job!
Now that is a timely report! Nice job and get some more before you call it a day!
Wow, that bass in the 2nd pic is a TOAD. Always fun to read your reports!
Out-friggin-standing! You are definitely on a roll - what are your lotto number picks?
"Get some ice" "Why?" Lesson learned! :D
Thanks for the report, but it's not good when the food is the highlight of the trip! :D
Thanks for the report. There is nothing wrong with Ugly Sticks, I admit I have 3 of them for freshwater fishing! :D
Nice shooting, but the taxman is a bit much for me. Glad you got a look and got out of there. Thanks for the report.
Way to go, Cory and Lal! Puerto Penasco does sound like paradise!
Good times with pops! Thanks for the report.
DFW boning up for the holiday weekend. They are going to have a field day with so many people...
I hate meth head freaks. They would have sold your nice gear for a dime bag of rat poison.
Glad you are getting your stuff back! 99 out...
Thanks for the report.
I've seen opaleye and blue perch boiling on floating dookie, so I would never eat them, but more power to those that do!...
:DThe island is starting to pop! Glad you were there to cash in. Now, if my buddies all were not flakes......
Nice rig. And thanks for the report!
Hey, that's a nice mess o' fish you have there! When is the fish fry? :D
Thanks for the report!
Great report. The advertising there is! You won't only have 14 anglers on the next few trips - you'll be full!
That is a "fintastic" report, and congrats on a beautiful blue fin. Heck of a contest on 30 pound. Glad you came out on top!
Great job Dad! Fun times. I remember when my son was that age and fishing. Now, he's bigger (and smarter) then me. :D Time flies.....
Man, that is quite the adventure! Hairball coming back from Clemente at night. Glad you made it safe!
Thanks for the report.
What are the California and Mexican limits during the current Mylar balloon spawning season (Mothers Day through Fathers...
A fatty flatty. Nice!
Get a friggin' hair cut. :rockin:
Just kidding, I have long hair, too. Nice job and thanks for the report. Bouncing 20+ pound yellows is not my...
Dude...... Sweet! :D
Stoked for you! Thanks for the report.
Man, I love that Ballast Point Sculpin or Dorado. Just the regular, none of that fruity stuff! Thanks for the report.
Sheephead make awesome beer batter tacos. Hooked indeed. Thanks for the report!
Great job on the yellow!
Awesome, educational report - thank you Marlin Perkins! :D (Millennials won't get this reference)
Thanks for the report. At least you were out on the water!
My day was washing the truck, cruising downtown HB and kicking it in the garage/man...
Nice yellowtail! X 3 on the thresher!
Thanks for the report, hopefully there will be better conditions next week. I'm planning to head over Friday for an overnighter.... God willing...
Thanks for the report. Maybe things are looking up? I just saw that Nacho has squid today!
This coming week looks windy offshore again. Save it for the next week, the conditions should be better. But there are no guarantees.
Congrats. I think the cook chumming made the difference for you. :D
Thanks for the report! At least the wind was not howling like predicted.
Somethings gonna happen soon. Fingers crossed. XxX
Hopefully we'll cycle into some better conditions soon.
Even during cold water cycles there is usually squid around this time of year.
If its been 10 years, is it really the norm now?
Congrats! My biggest bluefin was only 54 pounds away from triple digits! :(
So I'm right there! :D
Great job dad! Evan is a future (and current) slayer. :D
This is the weirdest spring in a while. Low water temps, constant wind and no squid. Things gotta take a turn for the better eventually, don't...
Congrats on a very nice bluefin!
I'm looking forward to your "We killed the big bluefin" report!
Have fun and don't worry. It's WAY better than staying home and re-reading the...
I have already done all of this, plus boat, engine and trailer maintenance. I got a new Cousins rail rod I am dying to try out with a new Avet 50...
Hell, I gladly spend $70 on a scoop of squid. WTF is wrong with me? :D
Thanks for the report, Uncle Dave! :D
Nacho gave me squid that same morning and I caught the world record star fish on it. BooYaa
I like big butts and I can not lie!
Friggin' AWESOME, off the hook (or chain if you prefer) and what ever other platitudes I can think of -...
Me ol' bamboo!
Don't blame me, blame it on boredom.... :D
Jack or Spanish mackerel, as stated above.
Pin that bad boy on and slow troll it for yellows!
"Mackerel Man, is that you?"
"Is this me?"
Thanks for the report. At least you were over there!
Nice job on the tourney! :D
Forget the net when landing big halibut, gaff only - and a long one will give you that extra reach. I've had 'em jump...
Great job! What was the water temp at Catalina?
Sand bass with a polska kielbasa lunch kicker. Nice! :D
Sounds fun, and good job on the releases. I would have kept a couple of the bigger goats for tacos! :D
Wow, those are some great looking gators. Congrats!
Outstanding! Your son looks so happy - a new fishing partner for life!
Good for you, Pappy! Still going strong. I'm 55 and unfortunately can't snowboard anymore as I have severe arthritis in my ankles from too much...
Excellent videos Corey!
I love Mt Baldy. Snowboarded there many times during the 97 El Nino when 2+ foot powder dumps were the norm every week....
Damn, suckered again by click bait....
You must here by forfeit your HB Local card immediately. :D
My take on the picture is that's an extremely rare lizardfish/wahoo hybrid, which is almost indistinguishable from the common barracuda except by...
Plus-1 for the avatar.
Hey, at least you were out on the water - another beautiful day in paradise!
Great times with your family. It does not get any better than that!
On a side note, that looks pretty hair ball dropping the rig in on a sling! I...
With a name like Hanson, it has to be good! :D
That would be "Go Dodger Blue"!!!!!!!!!! BTW - what is up with the Blue Crew this year? Pretty anemic offense....
Back in the saddle! Get that boat dialed in and go make us some more videos! :D
Great looking flattie. Good to know they are around. Congrats and thanks for the report!
That is an unusually colored calico in your first pic. Maybe a hybrid? Beautiful fish!
Ouch. It took me a long time to trust anyone else with the gaff on my boat. I still get nervous!
Outstanding catch! Yakkers are having ALL the fun lately!
Jesus H Christ, Chief.
We need the local bite to go wide soon before someone's head explodes. I have not heard a shot fired in anger in weeks....
Man oh man, just the news I wanted to hear. Congrats on a grrrrrrreat fish!
Thanks for the report, those are some nice grumps. Once again, "ruling the reef"
Rosie is one of the nicest people you could ever meet
Man, that's great. Congrats! I wouldn't exactly call that "smaller grade"! :D
That really was a "good" Friday for you!
"I sort of averaged out the estimates and took off about half. That's still a hell of a fish"
-- Quint from the book Jaws.
I'm still disappointed...
Thanks for the report. That's a real nice day off fishing, with great eats as a reward!
Wow, nice report. When is the fish fry? :D
I'm seein' red! Nice trip, thanks for the report. It's just a matter of time until things go wide....
Nice fish, great job. Congrats.
That 38# yellow thing has a life of it's own! :D
Tasty eats and a nice ling kicker. Congrats!
Did you have any bananas on board? :D
Just asking because the last person that snapped a rod on my boat also got skunked. He'll never bring...
The "banana" flavored ones are my favorites..... :D
Bikini whales? You were reading my mind. With apologies to the B52s........ :D
Thanks for the info, but that was the longest "quick" report in the history of this forum! :D I'm just kidding!
You mean there are no whales in the Great Lakes? :D
Whatever the actual weight of the OP's fish, it's still a great catch in March and I am jelly as hell. But since everyone else is posting big...
Git 'er done! That is freakin' awesome. That's doing it the hard way! :D
It's just those elusive early spring wahoo/lizard fish hybrids wreaking havoc among the local bait populations. Nothing to see here. Move along. :D
For real. Pics of the head, but no pics of Katie?
Anyways, I am just kidding, thanks for the report and it sounds like a fun trip.
Wow, that red is "Yuge" :D
Way to put some taco meat in the freezer!
One of these days I am going to make it out to San Clemente Island (after...
Nice report and congrats! I used to hate rock fishing, too. But now I enjoy it more because I usually target shallow water rock fish with light...
In my best Irish Cop voice: "Jesus, Mary and Joseph, a fine mess o' fish you be havin' there, Mr. Paddy McHopper!"
At least you made it out,...
Great job, thanks for the tips!
Man, do you fish everyday? :D
Nice last minute haul! What do you do with the spider crabs? I always throw them back.....
Good times with your son! I love those kind of trips to Cat. Congrats!
Awesome. Looking forward to more videos!
"Sometimes he thinks HE's John Wayne"
-- Joker, FMJ
Cool video, gets the juices flowin' - but damn, I am freakin' bored today :D
I don't know where you can get it anymore, but the way Rosie used to prepare it was pounding it flat to soften it up and then deep frying it....
Abalone! Were they the green or red versions?
Brings back childhood memories of eating abalone burgers from Rosie's on the pier in Avalon. Yum!...
Hook up baits.... Hmmmm. Thanks for the report.
Nice. Beautiful spotties!
I always get a laugh out of "Mackerel Man". He is the super-hero that changes minnows into monsters!
It's always great when your Uncle can make the bass say "Uncle".
Thanks for the report!
Is that the same guy who caught the wahoo by Nacho's barge in winter a few years back? o_O
Yeah, the fishing definitely slowed down after last weekend's storm. It doesn't look like we will be getting any relief soon, as there are a few...
Mostly between 90 and 100 feet. We didn't try any deeper. Too much strain on the old men :D
Hi Corey, the bones were around 1 to 3 pounds. Not quite the 7-pound models we got in January, but still fun to catch. Perfect size for your grand...
We had a couple of squid in our hydro-glow for a few seconds one night, that's it. No nests that I could meter, and no squid boats had any for sale.
I fished and hooped Catalina for a few days with my friend Don Elm. We launched from Huntington Harbor Monday morning and picked up a half scoop...
Nice catch, and good job on the release. I know I wouldn't have released that flattie! :D
Wow! Great day on the water! Congrats!
Go with the 2/3 crotch-less spring suit. It works in all conditions!
:D:D:D:D:D PS. This is a joke.o_O
Way to go, keeper flattie is always good!
SD bay bonefish. Bad Ass.......
Thanks, I appreciate the report!
Good effort! You've pounded 'em lately. Maybe they just know the sound of your engine now and felt they needed a day off!
Cool video! That little spottie got you good.
I had a spine tip in my thumb for 5 years that I was finally able to dig most of it out last week....
That's as chunky a "bull" calico as I have ever seen! Congrats!
Wow, I am truly sorry for the loss of your mother. But at the same time I am happy you were able to get out to the island for a fun trip! Thanks...
Ah, the old bait and switch. :D
Had me fooled their for a minute! At least you were out and about!
Good job, keep 'em coming over the rail!
Some of the best days I have ever had locally were during LIGHT Santa Ana's.
However, there was that time about 11 years ago when I went out to...
Dude, you are on a roll, big time. Congrats!
Friggin' awesome! Congrats!
Bummer, cranky outboards are a pain. Hope you get it fixed before spring!
Man, that is a monster bug (aka Lobzilla). Nice bass, too. Good job!
Wow, that's a great trip!
Wow! You did way better on the bugs than we did. Maybe I was hooping too close to Avalon. :D
Anyway, congrats on a great trip. Those are some...
Another day, another great video! It seems like you fish every day.... a dream for most of us - but you are living it.
"Holy crap, what the hell...
Wow! Thanks for the report!
Man, that's a rough, dues paying trip right there. At least you got it out of the way!
Nice, those spotties sure are beautiful. Fun fun fun!
Ps, love your panga, it's the cleanest one I have ever seen. You must take great care of...
Yes sir! Pretty much every one from So Cal's first tuna were bonito: they have started many fishing addictions. Glad to see they have been back...
Thanks! Unfortunately, Nacho was out of squid by Monday morning. He said he might be getting another load, but we didn't check on the way home...
Thanks! We were trolling the X-Rap 5 and 10 in blue and green mackerel. Didn't seem to matter what was on the end of the line. We probably could...
Thanks! We were only using these for lobster bait, so we left them bloody as possible. If I ever get some I am going to eat, I will definitely...
We set the majority of our hoops at 90 to 100 feet. We got no legals up shallower, and we never tried much deeper.
"I like big 'butts and I can not lie......" Congrats!
Wow, that is a huge shovel nose guitar fish. Makes me want to put on some Metallica and start head banging! :D
I took my son Sean to Catalina for a few days of hooping and fishing. We launched from Huntington Harbor Monday morning and picked up a scoop of...
LBC flatties! Nice.....
Cool video, Corey! Not to be confused with the grey smooth hound shark.
Man, it seems I have released several world record smooth hounds and...
Great report and thanks for the tips. I like to use the hoochie/dodger with live squid on the trap. Deadly! Dines or mackerel will just tangle you...
Awesome! Stoked for you! Trophy fish right there!
Thanks for the video, looking forward to the next outing!
Sorry for your loss, but happy you caught some nice yellows!
I'll chalk it up to winter boredom combined with SJW mentality these days! Guess I am just used to a lighter mood around here. Not one of my posts...
Great yellow, quite the catch - especially for December! Congrats!
And yes, don't half-ass anything on your boat, including the bait system....
Wow, thats a nice flattie! Congrats!
Slow your roll there, Cheif. I was busting "Sore Subjects" balls for posting his fish on your thread. That's why my reply was to his quote, not...
Hard to tell. How big is yours? This one went 42 pounds. See? We can all play that game.
Bummer. Catalina has some steep drop offs where hoops can slide downhill. I always use at least 30 feet of extra rope, 50+ if strong currents, and...
Thanks for the report. Bummer about the GPS spots. With Garmin, you should be able to put an SD card in the old one, copy the spots to it, and...
The feisty bonito has kick started many kids fishing instincts. He'll be back for more!
Lobs will definitely be best off in your bait tank. Coolers with sea water or sea weed can get hot if left in the sun, or run out of oxygen...
"Ooh, you're going straight to hell for that one...."
-- Gomer Pyle
90 to 100 feet deep was where most of the action was at.
People will do anything to get laid......... :D
Yeah, the Mylar balloons have been boiling on everything lately. They are relentless.
Nice skim board you are holding there! Congrats!
Awesome! Catch of a life time! Congrats!
Wow, great report and congrats on the yellows, but OUCH!
I took my friend Don Elm to Catalina for a hoop netting expedition starting Thursday. We launched from Huntington Harbor and there was a short...
Thanks for the thought. Sean is not going this time, he has work and school. I'm taking my friend Don. Have a good one!
Thanks! You know me, I always post more photos than actually needed! I will write up a report when I get back.
Good news, heading to Catalina Thursday to Saturday for some hooping and looking for yellows. Thanks for the conditions report.
Luckily, he was headed AWAY from Main Beach.
Too soon? :D
Great report. Fisherman "Joe" looks happy again!
Fun video! Long live the King! Might want to get whatever that green thing is washed.....
Hey, at least you got one keeper!
Please everyone, a moment of silence is in order as we mourn the passing of the Tranx/Phenix combo that was taken from our friend Eric way too...
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