I like theories when it comes to Halibut!
Butts are always in the bays...the water is always warmer.
I don’t believe they give a crap about warmer weather, it’s about a rise in water temperature they respond to.
Once the water temp jumps, they’re going to start thinking of spawning and looking...
It’s a tough call on the octopus. I used to eat em, one of my favorites.
Then I started seeing them while diving in Hawaii.
Their intelligence and inquisitive behavior heavily affected my psyche.
I just can’t kill them anymore.
Not that I hold offense to others that do.
I mean, it’s an amazing...
Launched the Buzzcatcher from Davies around 5am.
Captain Wes-The island or local?
Me-I don’t know? The three guys at the dock said Eagle Rock. Catalina is gonna be a zoo...
Got decent bait from Mario, anchovy sized Sardines, but good quality.
Wes-Fuck it, let’s hit the backside.
Fog warning for the South OC coast last night.
Captain Wes cancelled our tuna trip.
Woke up around 4am and checked local, Surfline...
Hit up the Captain.
“Let’s do it!”
Got to Davies at 6am thinking about mass crowds and irritation.
No problem at the ramp.
Bitchin sardines from Mario...
Thanks for noting the boat. Most people won’t attach a name to it.
After 40 years of fishing the party boats, I have axed out numerous boats strictly because of the crews shitty behavior.
Some of the best boats in the fleet no longer do jackpots because of the issues you have spoken of.
Congratulations on your first keeper!
If you have a bait tank, net the Halibut and keep it alive, the meat comes out much better.
They will live until you tow the boat home with a couple inches of water over them😉
Fantastic! Way to work the rubber!
I always try to have some frozen squid on the boat. Whether for chum or bait, it can make all the difference when it’s slow.
The local scene is getting ready to go off. When the water jumps back above 66 degrees, look out man!
Keep at it🤙🏽
I haven’t been on a party boat in a couple of years, so I decided to pull the trigger and booked a 1 1/2 day on the New Lo-Ann.
First off, Marcus’s relief Captain, Adam, is an ace. From sun up to sundown, that kid worked his ass off hunting down the tuna. Adam has skills!
Shaun, the deckboss and...
Don’t know about the new owners and crew, but The Shogun is awesome and super fishy, especially with Norm at the helm.
I have replaced most of my jigs with xtra strong trebles (haven’t pulled a hook yet), or, believe it or not, large circle hooks.
I’m done with the siwash style hook!
As an asshole cinematographer...try not to use wide on the GP. Too much bend and distortion..
Thanks for pumping me up. Headed out on the New Lo-Ann tomorrow.
“Go ahead, go shred”
Great report! Dealt with the same last Friday. Uphill current off the V’s. One 12lb halibut in 90’ of water.
Metered ton of yellows/Seabass...simply didn’t bite the sardine.
I’m trying to start a small code group. Let me know if you are interested.😉
I’ve spent 40 years chasing White Seabass. Party boats, charters, private boats, I have done it all, and blanked every single time...except for today, Wednesday the 27th, on my 50th Birthday week, I finally got one...
Thanks Wes! Thanks Buzzcatcher!
Frontside of da island brah!
I think it really depends on the boat Aaron. I recently fished the Condor, (decent crew except) they rationed even though we had filled the tanks and both slammers full. Eventually handed off fifty scoops to one of their code boats who had run low on bait. Most of the SD fleet (excepting the...
Thanks for the response. You know what they say about luck? It's when preparation meet opportunity! Whats the name of your boat? We fish every Monday anywhere from PV to Mex so hit us up on 72 if you're out. May hoop the island next monday unless the reports go off this weekend...
Headed to the 277 and worked our way to the 152 with a butt load of squid from Nacho. Not much life saving tons of porpoise. Did not find one paddy so we headed to the island to look for the yellows. Drove through a mass of Risso's chilling off the Slide. Heard on the radio a skiff got...
Yeah buddy! Dig the footage...and yes, I realize fish follow you around, just wish they did the same for me! Used to see you a lot in the 90's around LB harbor. Exchanged quite a bit of local info and yours was always spot on.
Heading out of SD next monday on "The Buzz Catcher". Any ideas...
The water is cold around the 43, which leads me to believe that it may not be the best call for the dodos, though there may be some bluefin and maybe even albies around the area. The area from the 181 to the 371 seems to be holding the best water temp and I would not disclude the inner banks...
Seems perfect. I would pull the dark feathers early and as the sun comes up go lighter colors. The cedar plug can be in the water at all times as it runs deeper and is one of my favorite lures. At midday I like pulling heavier headed lures that run deeper. The rapalas have not been working...