14 Mile Bank Underwater Video - Fish ID?

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Found this cool video of an ROV driving around the 14-mile bank. Looks like a fair amount of bottom life there. Around 1:49:00 there are a bunch of flatfish, anyone know what they are? Sanddabs?

There's a pretty cool shark at 3:55:17. Maybe a sixgill?


 

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Pretty sure those are halibut @1:49:00.
 
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The sight of fish is what interested me, but the background chatter is what kept me looking. :p
 

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Found this cool video of an ROV driving around the 14-mile bank. Looks like a fair amount of bottom life there. Around 1:49:00 there are a bunch of flatfish, anyone know what they are? Sanddabs?

There's a pretty cool shark at 3:55:17. Maybe a sixgill?


That's my lead!
 

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Anyone able to ID the fish at 1:53:19? Looks like a rattail, but I dunno what the stuff underneath is. A parasite? I vaguely recall someone posting pics of a fish they caught with something similar hanging off of it.

Most of the stuff down there eats stuff which dies and sinks down from the surface. If you've gutted fish on the way home and tossed the offal overboard, some of it ended up down there.


At 3:50:03 it looks like someone lost a piece of pottery at the 14 mile bank...huh?
Sea sponges get really big.
 

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Anyone able to ID the fish at 1:53:19? Looks like a rattail, but I dunno what the stuff underneath is. A parasite? I vaguely recall someone posting pics of a fish they caught with something similar hanging off of it.

Most of the stuff down there eats stuff which dies and sinks down from the surface. If you've gutted fish on the way home and tossed the offal overboard, some of it ended up down there.



Sea sponges get really big.
That would be a huge parasite, poor fish. Maybe some kind of copepod.
 

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I was also there Sunday. Metered some bait and caught a mako. No tuna. Should have deep drifted for those flatfish.
Agreed. I brought my halibut gear and jigs but my wife talked me out of it and I left the descender at home.

Were you on a yellow center console?
 

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Agreed. I brought my halibut gear and jigs but my wife talked me out of it and I left the descender at home.

Were you on a yellow center console?
No, I do remember that guy though. Twin outboards on a yellow center console, good size one too. I was near him when he was on the high spot. If you saw him I was probably within eyesight. I was on a Seaswirl striper 29, twin O/Bs (white). I was trolling with some neon yellow line.

There was a charter boat out there too for a bit, then I saw him move off south but still in binocular distance. Maybe paddy hopping.

I got really excited when I got the Mako. Started chumming like crazy thinking "This is the easiest fighting Tuna I've ever had."
 

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I saw the yellow CC pulling on something but no one else had a hook up when were were there. I was on the white CC with a blue stripe pulling outriggers counter clockwise around the mound. We took off for paddies after a couple of passes and when one of the sport boats started heading towards the bank on the way to the slide.
 

Mr. Jones

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I saw the yellow CC pulling on something but no one else had a hook up when were were there. I was on the white CC with a blue stripe pulling outriggers counter clockwise around the mound. We took off for paddies after a couple of passes and when one of the sport boats started heading towards the bank on the way to the slide.
We did a little paddy hopping, metered some smaller fish but couldn't get them to go. Someone ran over it while we were working it. Such is life, the way fishing was over the weekend, we wouldn't have hooked up anyway. We ended up fishing out of Newport to catch lots of small bonito and some sheepshead.

I'll keep an eye for you next time we're out there.
 

flytie

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We did a little paddy hopping, metered some smaller fish but couldn't get them to go. Someone ran over it while we were working it. Such is life, the way fishing was over the weekend, we wouldn't have hooked up anyway. We ended up fishing out of Newport to catch lots of small bonito and some sheepshead.

I'll keep an eye for you next time we're out there.
Sounds good, buddy. Tight lines.
 

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Man I wish we could fish that bank legally, would be a game changer for DP and NP. PS that looks like some kind of sole not a halibut. Cool find and thanks for sharing!
 

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I think you're right. There's apparently a lot of halibut at 1,500FT at the 14-mile bank.

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From the google machine..
Halibut are usually on or near the bottom over mud, sand, or gravel banks. Most are caught at depths of 90 to 900 feet, but halibut have been recorded at depths up to 3,600 feet.
 

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Surprisingly few rockfish, especially considering the kickass looking habitat, ledges and dropoffs. Seems like there are quite a few crustaceans and whatnot to eat. Maybe they just aren't hanging out on the ridge.

Anyways, there were more rockfish than beer cans, and more beer cans than skates, and more skates than swordfish.

The pitted looking rock is interesting almost looks like limestone, which there's not really a lot of around here. Maybe just volcanics with mineralized crusts or something. Lots of fine sediment sitting on much of the rock, suggests currents aren't all that strong.

On the whole, about as interesting as 8 episodes of Planet Earth!

Good fishin'!
BDC OK
 

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Those flatfish are some kind of sole or something....I don't think Halibut are that deep...

Cool beer can at 3:37:11. Wonder how long it's been there. Overall, surprisingly little trash...which is good.