Islands 11/26 thru 11/28 Catalina Fish Report

Bend Session

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  • Jan 3, 2017
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    COSTA MESA
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    SEAWOLF
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    JACK COLE SPECIAL
    Departed Friday 11/26 Sunset Aquatic at 8am – picked up a scoop of Dines from Nacho – Headed over to YT point and the first drop on a sinker rig with two sardines and got 2 small (1pound) bones. Headed towards Avalon, made a couple stops at the usual places, and was only rewarded with sand dabs at Hen Rock. Stopped over at the Rock Quarry and picked up two Goats on frozen squid. Also got a couple whities, one legal. Made it in time for cocktail hour at the Marlin bar, slept like a champ on the can. Next day, went around the east end, stopped at the rock fish spots and didn’t get anything. Did not mark any fish from Church to Salta Verde – Kept looking from Ben Weston to Iron Bound / marked some fish at Iron bound lower, didn’t get any bites. The kelp off West Cove was biting – picked up a 5-pound bone on frozen squid dropper loop. Went around to Johnson’s rock and marked a ton of bait and fish in 60-80 feet of water just outside the kelp. Slow steady pick of whities, dabs – even got two baby lings, snagged a baby octopus. Threw it all back. Stayed at the Isthmus, grabbed drinks at Doug’s Reef – highly recommend the “paint killer”. Sunday morning, there was a ton of fog, fished back up to the West end – The fog cleared by Johnson’s rock and saw tons of bait. Headed home in the fog, thankful to have radar. We didn’t catch any fish fly lining bait, or fishing plastics. All bites were on sinker rig sardine, and dropper loop frozen squid. Every time we dropper looped with a Sardine and Squid, the squid got bit – Weather was excellent – fishing was slow

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    Tunahead

    Long Time Tuna Abused Member
  • Aug 11, 2006
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    Costa Mesa
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    Ron
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    Great report/info/pic. Well rounded trip.
    You sure covered the grid at cat for sure.
    Some tasty fish and fun times.
     
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    Jul 22, 2021
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    SouthOC
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    Steve
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    Great report. I can assure you that you were having a better time than me rummaging through Christmas deco boxes...
     

    Zika

    Chum-Master
    Aug 17, 2006
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    Robert
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    21 Bayliner Trophy (Cheap-BassTurd)
    Great report sir appreciate it, will hopefully be able to head over in the next few days. Would like to make it a relaxing Swordie, fishing, lobster trip !!
     
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