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  1. fishincowboy

    SAT. - NICE SANDIES~! ----------BUTT

    Gentleman’s start on the water due to Jay’s mom had to be taken to the airport early. Was kinda nice for a change launching a little after 7A.M. ! Fished our local rock piles with just our frozen squid and mixed fin bait. Made a bunch of mini-macs for later try at halibut or chunk/fillet bait...
  2. fishincowboy

    Local rock piles fishing was good

    Decided to stay close on Sunday with all the holiday plans and families. Half of the Gary's Custom Saddlery & Silver.com crew just wanted to get out on the water and away from all the commotion and relax. Flat seas, little wind, stayed crisp for most of the morning. Fished with nothing but...
  3. fishincowboy

    One or two – or LIMITS of YT?

    Well the other usual one half of Gary’s Custom Saddlery & Silver crew decided not to fish with the masses on the shoe and 150 spots for that one or two super fish. Our plan was to fish the back side east end of the Cat. Island. HOWEVER, half way across we found the largest paddy of all paddies...
  4. fishincowboy

    Pink Dildos floating all around the west end back side~!

    Actually they are Pyrosoma atlanticum, it's pelagic colonial tunicate. If you need to know more Bing them for all the info and eating habits. For those of you who really care, they come in blue too~!
  5. fishincowboy

    Fished Catalina YT's Sat.(again)

    Went to the island in hopes of avoiding the heat. WOW~! It was even hot over there. Slow pick on fish this weekend. Smooth water. Not much current. Managed to scratch out a couple of nice bi-catch calicos like this one. Bonito continued to be a pest everywhere we went. Saved a couple of way to...
  6. fishincowboy

    Cat. YT's on Sat.

    Did the front side of Catalina with the Gary's Custom Saddlery & Silver gang again since off shore wasn't looking good. Got great squid and dines from Mike at San Pedro and took off for the island. Found birds and bait working about half way across and fished it for not biters. Got to the middle...
  7. fishincowboy

    Saturday at Catalina

    Took the Gary’s Custom Saddlery & Silver gang out again. Decided to stay closer to home after waiting in line for bait for almost an hour rather than put on 125 miles chasing YF. Shot across to Catalina on flat gloss water to fish the front side of the island searching for YT. Found all the...
  8. fishincowboy

    GOOD FISHING-TOUGH RIDE HOME

    Another good day of fishing. Smooth ride out - Tough bumpy ride home back up hill to Long Beach in nasty mixed swell with breaking wind waves! Took the fan club of Harry’s Marine Service / Volvo Penta in Orange out for a Day of fishing. Worked down from the 14 bank to the 267/279 for not much...
  9. fishincowboy

    CATALINA better than a long ride for paddies~!

    Reports said that the ridge for YF was empty and really sloppy seas. So we opted to go to the west end of Catalina and try our luck. Got to west cove area between 0730 and 0800. Found a good place to drift between all the boats there in 60 to 90 feet of water. Started a little chum line to try...
  10. fishincowboy

    Late Sunday YT report

    Launched Sunday picked up great bait from Nacho 0600.Took the Gary's Custom Saddlery and Silver crew out to find some fish. Hit a trash can size paddy 3 miles off the 14 mile bank toward the 277 for WFO YT's. Limited out in 40 minutes. Caught and released another 30 to 40 nice grade fish. SO...
  11. fishincowboy

    Windy bounce balling Butt!

    Went for my first solo trip on Sat.. Nasty winds most of the day. It was a battle trying to manage the 4 to 5 rods I had out and the wind and running the trolling motor. Just 2 large sculpin, 2 huge flounders, one large lizard. No butts until almost 2 in the pm. and got this 33-1/2" girl. Then a...
  12. fishincowboy

    NICE SIZED BUTT!

    Fished Satruday. Couldn't post until today after AT&T fixed the DSL problem. Battled the wind with everone one else bounce balling for halibut. Everyone got a fish. Fireman Justin got the biggest and the best at 36+ inches and 23 pounds. His personal best. Fun watching him fight the fish...
  13. fishincowboy

    Just another Saturday of bounce balling 4 butts

    Picked up UPS Mikey at the parking lot and launched and 05:30 Picked up a load of squid and sardines, split them with fishing buddy Spark and headed off to where we had success the week before for no luck at all after a couple of hours. Several boats woring the same area probably due to my...
  14. fishincowboy

    MORE REALLY NICE BUTTS

    BEST BOUCE BALLING DAY SO FAR Two day report. Went out New Years Eve day and got NOTHING. Just one sculpin and frustration to show for a day on the water. Went out Monday with a new crew Fireman Justin and marine biologist Mark (boat ho Jays brother) and what a difference a day makes. Got a...
  15. fishincowboy

    SOMEMORE NICE BUTTS

    Well it seems like the bounce balling lessons and practice seem to be paying off. For the 3rd week in a row we've managed to score some more nice butts. Tuna Bob got his first bounceballed butt going over 32" and about 15 lbs. Was he ecstatic! We managed two more nice ones just a tad over 29"...
  16. fishincowboy

    BEAUTIFULY BUTTS, BEAUTIFULL DAY

    As we seem to be perfecting and dialing in our bounce balling techniques with the help of Dan and friends, the butts seem to keep coming. Best Butt day so far! Four keepers 27-1/2" to 30 inches. Four just short of legal. And a few sculpin thrown in for good eating pleasure. Jay (Hells_Angler)...
  17. fishincowboy

    BUTTS KEEP COMING

    Bounce balling again, even though some people think it takes no talent. Love to see them try it some time and see what it realy takes! Got to get the system down to keep friends and family fed. Well it was fun with a gang of friends boats out there on the water today. I had Hells_Angler and his...
  18. fishincowboy

    NICE DAY NICE BUTTS

    Went out bounce balling again today. Beautiful day on the water with best boat ho Jay. Fished Other boat frineds out, Rippin' lips, Nefarious, Smokin' Reel, Spark and a few other familiars. Tried out some new gear bought on Black Friday sale. Did the job. 4 shorts to 20" and these two nice butts...
  19. fishincowboy

    'NOTHER NICE BUTT

    Went Bounce ballin' with Bezerker, Spark, and a few others including Gameover, Song, Winding Down was out too. Finished the day off with one keeper 33" and about 14-1/2 pounds, one short, and one so barely legal, was afaid to keep it. Great weather, cold water, and fun with a good gang of...
  20. fishincowboy

    NICE butt

    Went out for a second try for butts with my new trolling motor. First try last weekend on the 29th resulted in a 26-1/4" , 7-1/2 lb. flattie. This Saturday the 5th resulted in a 34" 14 pound nice butt. Trolling motor seems to work fine for bounce balling, Hoping for many more to come!Thanks to...
  21. fishincowboy

    Weekend of fishing

    Fished Sat. and Sunday a short day on the local rock piles with my best boat ho Jay and his friend Justin for a good mix of fish. Sandies, calicos, rock fish, tree fish. Caught and released over 20 fish. Keeps a couple of sandies for dinner. Water was 61.5° and flat. Mixed clouds and sun. Some...
  22. fishincowboy

    BRAND NEW OUTBOARD

    Brand new Nissan Marine 18 hp. outboard. Never used. 4 stroke Short shaft List price $3,300.00+ Sell for $2,850.00 Contact Harry 1-174-771-7899 The new 18 hp 4-stroke is Nissan Marine’s most powerful 4-stroke to date! Whether you have a dinghy, sailboat, jonboat or even a small bassboat, this...
  23. fishincowboy

    ANOTHER FINE DAY !!

    Guess we had a better day Saturday the 5th on the local rock piles than most of the rest from the sounds of things. We were out there on the lake just before dawn for a good pick on big sandies again from 22" to 24", 4 lbs. to almost 6 lbs. 8 bigguns and some assorted smaller stuff released...
  24. fishincowboy

    BEST DAY IN A LONG WHILE

    Had a great day on the water! Launched out of Davies at 0530. Stopped a LBBC for a great load of squirts and a few dines for good measure. Headed out to one of our favorite reefs in the dense fog but flat calm water with my best boat ho Jay. There in no time and dropped some squid in for an...
  25. fishincowboy

    FINALLY A GOOD DAY & BIG LOCAL CATCH

    Sat. Nov. 13 Well, after a couple of lackluster trips and poor water conditions, went out fishing the local reefs with my back up boat ho Big Olin (6' 5") and his best friend Hector. They were so excited about getting out, neither slept the night before and got to the meeting place 40 minutes...
  26. fishincowboy

    Sat. report. Nice day on the water

    Went out for a local day of fishing with best boat ho Jay to the local reefs. He took the jackpot with this nice cali 18-1/2". Caught a few more in the 15" to 17" range. Also landed some nice big sandies that were in the 18" range. (forgot to take photos of them) Lost a really big one trying to...
  27. fishincowboy

    MY FIRST REAL BLOODY DECK !

    Got tired of nothing much going on locally and decided to head way down the coast and fish for threshers. Found a good spot and trolled sardines for my first Mr. T ever. 20 minute fight. Spit the hook after the first jump, but the hook caught his side fin on the way by. Took me around the boat...
  28. fishincowboy

    > Went for WSB & YT's - - - - - - - - BUTT

    This is what my best boat ho Jay came home with. His first legal halibut. Only went 35-1/2 lbs and 45 inches long ! ! ! ! No luck on the other kinds, but not a bad day! Catalina turns out some beauties ! Fished all Friday night and Sat. morning with lots of squid all over the place for no...
  29. fishincowboy

    GREAT FOR ONE OF US

    Great day for one of us! Off day for the other two of us. Left Alamitos Bay at 8:30 Friday night with best boat ho Jay and UPS Mike for his first overnighter fishing Catalina Sat. the 5th. Picked up a few dines from Nacho as insurance as always and headed over to Cat. for the WSB hunt that was...
  30. fishincowboy

    Good day slow day

    Good day but slow fishing. After breaking down last weekend with the overheating and water impeller failures, I was still concerned but determined to get out. With the fixes handled and impeller debris cleared from the cooling system, it was off to try our luck. As luck would have it water...
  31. fishincowboy

    Well, not quite the worst!

    Well, no fishing today to speak of. Got to the ramp early, launched, headed out and at the opening of the break wall the boat overheated , thinking I'd picked up a trash bag on the intake. Cooled it off , checked the intake and it was clear and restarted, powered up, overheated again. Called...
  32. fishincowboy

    Sat. local 4/17 JACKPOT again

    Got a load of 'dines and about the last of the squid from Nacho at about 5:30 a.m.and headed out to our local spots for a short day of fishing since then "inlaws" were in town. SLOW morning bite. Managed the jackpot again though on the second drop of the day. (kidding) Another new boat ho today...
  33. fishincowboy

    Good Sat. the 10th

    Well some of the gang was going to Cat to try their luck. Talked to 4 boaters who fished the island and it was pretty much dead. My best boat ho Jay had to deal with GF problems and couldn't make it out this weekend. He missed a good day. So I decided to stay local and break in a new 'relief'...
  34. fishincowboy

    Catchin' Beats being at work!

    Well, despite the water conditions forecast not being the greatest, we decided WE'RE GOIN' FISHIN' ! On the water before six, got tanked with mixed sardines from Nacho and headed to our favorite spots. Windy, choppy, swells to six feet, but we're going fishing! Not many trucks in the parking lot...
  35. fishincowboy

    Catalina WSB report !!!!

    Well, with the success last weekend on the WSB, my best boat ho Jay and I decided it was time for our first WSB of the year! Launched just before 3a.m. and headed out. Bait receivers were "lights out" ! Woke up Nacho, NO SQUID! , got some insurance fin bait for back up. Called Long Beach...
  36. fishincowboy

    Another good day on the local reefs

    Had to stay local today. New "kid" on the boat and didn't know the routine. My regular ho Jay had to work. So broke my UPS driver Mike in with an easy day to learn the ropes. Fished the local reefs again for a slow steady bite on the sandies with a couple of Calicos thrown in for extra measure...
  37. fishincowboy

    Boat ho

    Is there a new 'boat ho' list? Couldn't seem to locate it? I need to have one or two back ups so I don't miss a weekend due to no body to go!
  38. fishincowboy

    Fixed our Jones

    Got a little bit of a late start on Saturday. My boat ho Jay and I were trying to beat the swell and wind to at least get some morning fishing in since the rain had kept us off the water for too long. Hit the local reefs and hooked up as soon as we hit the bottom. Steady pick of assorted fish...
  39. fishincowboy

    Free AK47 with new truck purchase

    This guy should run for congress <TABLE class=MsoNormalTable style="WIDTH: 100%" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD style="PADDING-RIGHT: 1.5pt; PADDING-LEFT: 1.5pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 1.5pt; WIDTH: 100%; PADDING-TOP: 1.5pt" width="100%"><TABLE...
  40. fishincowboy

    Good day on the water

    Well, decided I couldn't stay home another weekend. Hand injury or weather reports be dammed, we're going fishing! Hit Nachos for a great load of squid and dines at dawn. Started fishing the"shoe" for a few nice legal sized calicos to almost 17". All released . Our spot cooled of and decided to...
  41. fishincowboy

    Nothing this week but last Sat. was OK

    Well, weather and swells wouldn't let me get out fishing this week. So here's a pic of last weeks visit to the local rock piles. My friend Danny and his 7 year old son had a good day on quiet waters. Live squid. Besides a dozen Large sandies in the 18" to 21" range, caught a nice cali just shy...
  42. fishincowboy

    Finally

    Finally got my boat back from being held hostage by the mechanic and insurance company! Even thought the swell report for Saturday the 9th said it was going to be a little rough, got my best boat ho Jay and his brother to give it a try anyway. Had a great time with great guys with great water...
  43. fishincowboy

    FINALLY, OFFSHORE SUCCESS!!!

    Sat. Sept 5th After bad water condiition as of late, or had to work, Launched out of Dana Point at 5 a.m. Despite the stories, EB gave us a great scoop of bait, albeit small dines. Made some great mini-macs at the barber pole. Headed out to the 181 stopping on some barren paddies along the way...
  44. fishincowboy

    Stayed local for fun and bent rods

    Well, after the Catalina has been rather fickle the last few weeks, I decide to stay local and save money and sleep later. My best boat ho Jay (labrat) and Danny (hardcore) were on the boat today. Started off at the "Shoe" about 7 a.m. after a great load of fin bait and a few squid from LBBC...
  45. fishincowboy

    YT's and WSB ???

    Well, with good reports of WSB and YT being around, decided to chase the elusive ghosts on Sat. 7/11 and get my first one of the year. All previous attempts have failed. Always a day late and many dollars short. Rumors had it they were on the back side west end of Cat so that's where I was at...
  46. fishincowboy

    The Pursuit

    Well, I don't normally bitch or moan about anything. But on my last venture over to Catalina after the evasive WSB trip Saturday the 22nd I've got one. After having no luck on the elusive WSB up and ups and down the front side with about 1/2 the private boaters in So. Calif. I moved up to one...
  47. fishincowboy

    Good day locally 4 sandies

    Still can't get fired up about Catalina yet. Talked to a guy early morning making the trip across and he was fighting almost 6 foot seas. So it was local again and not a bad day at all. After getting some live squid from the good guys at LBBC, started on the shoe and first drop hooked a 22" 5+...
  48. fishincowboy

    Well - Local or Catalina?? Big question Sat. the 27th.

    Still couldn't talk myself or my best boat ho Jay into going to the island yet. Water just too cold to get excited about WSB - {yet}. And who knows, WSB have been caught locally before! So decided to stay local again! Met some good friends (RUBBER DUCKY w/ Rich from TAX FREE on board) on the...
  49. fishincowboy

    My first fishing report (here)

    My first report: Decided to start late and fish local rather than make the early run for the first try at WSB at Cat. and wasn't into rockcoding. Got some live squid from LBB just before 7. A little breezy and a little chilly as you can tell from the photos. But had some good fun with my boat ho...