1/1/17 Marina del Rey. Short trip with a few Triggers, and lost big fish

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  1. bitesomthing

    bitesomthing Well-Known "Member"

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    1/12/17 MDR Fishing:

    Headed out Sunday Morning just to get a little time on the water. Decided to mix it up a little and head up to MDR and see what i can muster up for the Kid to be able catch so he break in his new Rod and reel set up.. Started with Bass on a reef. Caught a few shorts there, but larger models didnt want to play. so it was time to start jumping rock pile to rock pile. One of my favorite rock piles had a lot more Trigger fish on it than i have ever seen before. Caught and released a few and then decided to head out and look for a Halibut. Plan came together nicely until the point where Kid hooks up into a fish that felt like a big halibut ( could have been a ray of course, but sure fought like a Butt.) and then the hook pulls after a couple minute battle. Kids was completely dejected after this loss. fished til around 12:00 and decided to head home. Mixed bag, nice weather.
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    Water was beautiful
    Water Temp=57
    Air temp= Cold in morning, nice by 10am
    Wind= less than 3mph
    no crowds
    water was murky from past rain.
    Fished fresh whole Dead and cut squid and of course Swim baits...

    Fish caught for the day:
    Small bass
    Few stray sheep head
    Few stray white fish
    Trigger fish
    something large hooked and released
    All Fish released to fight another day.....

    Overall nice way to start the new year,,,,

    Fish Hard!!!!!!!!
    Chris
     
  2. PUDDLER

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    Can you keep triggers during the rockfish closure? I know you said you released yours but a question out of curiosity. Nice work putting your kid on fish!!
     
  3. bitesomthing

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    Never kept a Trigger so i have never looked into it....is there even DFG rules for catching non indigenous fish????? Some one else would need to speak up on this..
     
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    Just wondering where you got the fresh squid?
     
  5. bitesomthing

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    Well i guess it wasn't fresh dead, it was previous frozen. sorry just im used to saying fresh dead since it was fresh when i froze it.......Lets put it this way, it was still safe for human consumption if you wanted to eat it.. Does that make it Fresh??
     
  6. Rabid Fish

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    For any fish not specifically listed in the regs, the limit is 10 per day of any size with no closed seasons. Triggerfish fall into that category. And they're freakin DELICIOUS too!
     
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    That is the beauty of this site. Informed participants with an honest desire to help spread the word on rules and regs to keep it legal and help keep it sustainable! Glad to be a member. All ready for the coming year.
     
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    As someone mentioned Chris the Triggerfish is great table fare, might want to put a governor on it ~suggestion~.

    My guess would be Angel Shark, fights just like a big female Halibut right up until the time you finally see it and yell [email protected]^#(#[email protected](^!#@(~(@^@!*!~*^(~!!(~279ww`1^*(!Ww^*(!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Nice job getting Logan? out ON THE WATER!
     
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    Did you fish with the Big drum?
     
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    Trigger fish is GREAT eating and fantastic for making ceviche. They are considered a non native species and can be kept during the rockfish closed period according to my conversation with DFG when I was boarded by them January 5, 2016
    Brad
     
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    Nice job on the SMB Tuna! Been lucky enough to catch some monsters myself over the years out there with Vince. They pull hard that's for sure. Especially on 12-15lb line. :hali_olutta:

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    If the hook pulled, had to be a hali. Am I right? Hooks always set good in batrays and snarks? Well, my experience anyways.

    Good fishin'!
    BDC OK
     
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    Of course it was. We all know we never lose the unwanted fish we hook...lol
     

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