Late start, left Newport at 1100.
Hit Long Point to Whites. About 2 pm yt’s started puddlin’. Nearly every other boat had left. They chased the surface iron (bird shit and mint tady). 2 bites nothing stuck. Followed multiple times rt to boat. 2-3 at a time. Meter was going ballistic, took...
Mixed 3-5’ at 8 seconds and 2-3 at 17 seconds w/ wind gusts to 15 in afternoon....gonna be a bit too lumpy...might have to wait to make the run to Catalina.
Anybody seeing anything different on their apps??
1. Was just curious if I could post a video or catch photo on reports without a Salty Crew T shirt or hat? I’m aftaid I will not be trendy enough if Im not wearing exactly the same shit as everyone else.
2. Can we maybe create a new section called “look at me” that’s seperate from “catch...
Got a question. Reading current SST/Chloro and temp charts. I understand the idea of fishing the temp breaks because of nutrient rich cool water meeting warm etc....but is it the same for SST and Chloro?? Looking at the charts below these are not in the same areas so Im confused where to...
Been working on this thing, needed to burn up some old fuel, wind forecast was down, figured what the heck.
6 am Launched Oside
Ran down the coast to Lake La Jolla
Trolled around for an hour or two...63 deg, off color, dead.
Pointed it off shore a bit and ran to the 312...62 deg, water better...
Ive learned that bait lives better, longer when i dont overfill my tank...oygen, scales, stress...tou name it.(duhh). But paying for a 1/2 scoop only to tell the dude...”ok thats all i need” seems like a waste if money.
Alot of The bait receivers wont sell you a 1/4 scoop (minimum 1/2) so im...
Well, I didn't think I was gonna be doing this but here goes:
1980 JonDory Dory
Completely rebuilt from the ground up over a 3 year period.
18' Center Console
Full Tombstone transom
50hp Yamaha 4 stroke
Built in bait tank
Rear built in fish box
25 gallon below deck Moeller Poly...
Met my buddy at the launch ramp and we loaded up the 18 foot Dory with all the heaviest of gear.
Weather window looked good, so we figured why not take a shot and see if we couldn't get ourselves a cow.
Left Mission Bay 6am
Headed toward 182.
Stopped on a few patties, bait schools...
Overcast and Wet.
Left at 0600
Couple nice paddys 8 mi. out, empty
Lotsa paddys around 15 out, Nobody home.
DNA looking jellyfish everywhere.
Saw a pilot whale at 20 out.
Water Purple Blue near 209.
Few boats out trolling around, not very crowded yet.
Few more paddys toward...
11- 2 pm
Got windy around noon
Quick drifts through the kelp
Threw artificials with my 9 &11 year old sons.
Fun watching them improve
If your kids hate fishing, i suggest scaling back and just letting them wack the calicos!
Bass were on the chew.
Weedless 5" worked well
White Wax Wing was...
Brand new fiberglass center console, beautiful smooth finish!
Rough Water Products
31height X 21wide X 23length
Includes large water tight hatch from West Marine, installed.
Too small for my needs.
Paid close to $500 for these two.
Sell for $300obo
Check it out below...
Quite a long history, now Im bringing it home. This boat was left for dead, then partially resurrected. "Number Nine" is the ninth of 18 boats built in San Pedro called "John Woody's". As the previous owner Mike described it, its more of a classic '69 VW than modern day off the shelf piece of...
1996 Klamath 18' Off Shore Center Console
20 in. Transom
1996 Suzuki DT-55 2-stroke
Super clean runs great!!
1996 Pacific Trailer (galvanized)
New Raymarine Dragonfly 6 FF/GPS/Sonar w/ SoCal Chip
New Shakespear antennae
28 gal. Aquaworld Bait tank
New steering cable
Im looking for an 18ish ' boat to fish so-cal inshore, 10-15 miles off shore and make crossings to Catalina to hoop for Bugs when conditions are right. It has to have a high freeboard and a nice transom...not a whaler style surfboard with rails to keep the water out. I'm not opposed to wood...
21'Starcraft Mariner Center Console
This boat has been absolutely awesome for our family. Wide with very high gunwales. Very safe for kids. I'm 6'2" and it hits me at the waist. Lots of fish landed over the last 3 years. Launched out of MB, Oceanside, Dana Pt. and SD. Fished from Point...
Watched a boat burn up at the fuel dock.
Bought a half scoop of itty bitty anchovies.
Aimed out and South...toward 279. Lotsa boats, lotsa kelps, didnt see fish.
Went straight outside about 15+ miles, finally no boats. 71.5 degree water.
Suddenly aerial show like no other.
0430 - 1630.
Skipped bait receiver.
Went to Domes, made bait.
Found a paddy 4 miles off with pair of healthy Dorado...wouldnt eat breakfast. Zig zagged offshore further toward 209...Blue Whale, gray whale, lots of paddies. Small yellowtail...wouldnt eat mackerel lunch.
Turned and headed toward...
Info: I launch out of Oceanside, Mission Bay, Dana Pt. and S.D....in that preferred order.
About an hour drive from each.
Normally trailer it back home to storage facility.
Anyone leave their boat in the water during the summer months?
Whats it cost?
What do you tie it up to...
Switching from a 2 stroke to a 4 stroke. Reading about all the ethanol problems with fuel injectors. What is the best solution??
1. fuel additives or
2. pay the price for gas at the fuel dock (supposedly doesnt contain ethanol)?
Also, how much more can I expect to pay per gallon at the fuel...
It'd be rad if we left some YT's behind so they could re-populate for future fishing. I know, I know blast away. How many months of hauling 20+ lb.ers out of the same general area is sustainable though? I don't wanna see the DFG pull out the MLPA zone map for 2016 and see any more great spots...
Left Oceanside Harbor 0730. Sardines and Macs.
Headed to zone outside of San O'nofre. Birds, dolphin, kelp paddies, 73 degree water...but....
Worked out to 267 and zig zagged a the way back to harbor. Lots of good looking paddies, only one HUGE yellowtail to show!
Trying to decide on my next boat. Looking at 18-20 foot Center Consoles.
Anyone with experience (good or bad) please drop a line. Mostly looking at older (less $$$$) Robalos, Prolines, Invaders, but want something with good quality. I know about the Invader fuel tank issues, but heard they...