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  1. hobie20

    Lobster Hoop netting 12-20-20

    Left Mission Bay at sunset. Dropped ten hoop nets in 50 feet of water about 50 yards between nets. Soaked the nets about an hour before pulling them. We did three pulls in about the same place. Lots of shorts. 3 keepers here. Tried three deeper locations on the last pull. Two straight west...
  2. hobie20

    Shark ID help

    We caught this little guy while Hoop Netting off of Sunset Cliffs.
  3. hobie20

    Boat Fire off of Whites Landing Catalina

    Any news of the boat that caught fire off of Catalina last night? We heard it all on the radio about 10PM. Did everyone get off the boat OK?
  4. hobie20

    Beware of Hoop net Poacher off La Jolla

    We were fishing two zones off La Jolla (Marine St area), moved to the more shallow set and found a 25'ish cabin cruiser type boat rolling up on our float with a boat hook reaching for the line. We yelled at them, no response, aimed the bow and anchor of our boat at the side of their boat and...
  5. hobie20

    Offshore Luck at North Nine

    OK, left the house at 4:30AM, mist, then light rain, then rain. lightens up to launch, then rain, leave the dock at about 5:00AM, one boat line at the bait receiver, head out, no wind on the surface, but the Ilandia flag is standing out so wind at ten stories up is moving. Bumpy and really low...
  6. hobie20

    Dana Landing Launch Ramp

    OK, it's not even busy yet and the Dana Landing ramp is full and a mess. Line up and prep your stuff before you pull out to launch. I saw many hustle out to back the boat in, only to stop on the ramp to load, put in the plug, un-strap the transom... ...this activity should be done in the...
  7. hobie20

    Late late late Sunday post, Coronados

    OK, left Shelter Island launch at 4:30AM, bought a half a scoop of midsize bait. Headed straight to the North tip of North Island. Stopped short of the island and tried to entice metered fish with glowing iron. No takers, but a good way to burn time before the sun came up. We made really...
  8. hobie20

    Offshore Grand Inside tour, lots of life, but no fish...

    OK, the short version, San Diego Bay launch at 4:30AM. Buy some really big, weak sardines. The Plan is the 302. Hit the lower 9 with lots of bait, lots of dolphin pods, no fish. Meter some fish deep with bait (tuna crab? like a false bottom), head to the 302, nothing there, 425, nada, back...
  9. hobie20

    Windy, bumpy, dry... ...good day to watch a bike race.

    Left Mission Bay late, 8:00AM. Few cars in the Dana Landing lot, South wind at 10KTS or so, Good bait med & large anchovy. Hit the end of the channel and turn to the 9 Mile Bank, but the wind is picking up and it's going to be a rolling kind of day, so we turn towards La Jolla, thoughts of...
  10. hobie20

    Change out your line

    Short version, we hooked up a lovely Wahoo and lost it due to old line. 11:00 AM Off of North PB in 300 feet of water about 6 miles off shore. 71.8 degree water, Yosuri pink/red color changing marauder style lure, wire leader with swivels and thimbles. Clean line break away from knot...
  11. hobie20

    New Lures, check, know the area, check, new line on reel, uh it should be fine

    Our goal was to land a Wahoo. We bought new Yosuri Marader style lures, we rigged them with 1/16" sailboat halyard wire with thimbles and nico press sleeves. We has new stainless "rod holder/outriggers. We were ready. Due to family obligations, we had a late start of it. 11:00 AM we are...
  12. hobie20

    Tour of the ocean, close but not prize Sunday

    OK, this is posted a little late. Sunday, we launch late, 9:00AM. Buy bait (mid size macs), head to the north 9. Troll marlin jigs and one marauder (yozuri style). Stop on many dry paddies. Turn at the boarder, head north then south again. 72 degree water, see pods of dolphin, whales...
  13. hobie20

    Lobster

    12:01AM, hoop netting. Hope to see you all out there with the other nuts. We will see how the plan goes tomorrow morning. :-)
  14. hobie20

    Offshore Nice Skunked day, it could have been worse...

    It all started on the O dark thirty run to the launch area. From Santee to Dana Landing when in Mission Valley a "your tire is going low" light comes on. I pull off to Mission Valley West parking lot by Target and check the tires. The driver's side rear looks a little low, but not really flat...
  15. hobie20

    Offshore Welcome Kyle to Open Ocean Fishing!!!

    Kyle has been on the boat when we have landed Tuna, but he has never had the chance to land a good size fish of his own. Today was that day. We left Dana Landing at 3:45AM and headed to the bait barge. After a little wait, we left with a full scoop of good looking bait. Our plan was to head...
  16. hobie20

    Offshore Dorado, then Blue Fin, then Yellow Tail 4.5 miles east of the 182

    Left Mission Bay (Dana Landing) at 3:30 AM. Ten boats in line at the bait barge(7 had just launched ahead of us leaving). 40 minutes later we are off and running with mostly small mackerel (average sardine size), a few horse sardines, and two or three big mackerel. Our plan was to fish 4-6...
  17. hobie20

    Offshore Tuna Crab on Fish Finder

    Ok, this report again is old, but I think the pictures may help. Last Saturday we fished the North 9 mile bank and saw lots of life and deep fish. Also saw solid "bottom" at 130' while in 700'+ of water. This is the tuna crab. No longer on the surface but on sonar and in all the fish we...
  18. hobie20

    Offshore Late Report from Mission Bay, Saturday July 4th- Bluefin 10.1 miles

    July 4th, we launch at 6:45 and off the dock at about 7:00AM. Bait barge has a huge line (hear on the radio later 2 hours). We skip the line and look to make bait. We try the end of the south jetty and fail. No problems as we plan to troll cedar plugs and throw surface iron. About one mile...