209 - 181 - back to 209 - 277 - Catalina report

Discussion in 'Southern California Offshore Fishing Reports' started by jollanes, Jul 30, 2016.

  1. jollanes

    jollanes Farming Specialist

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    Went out 7/30 on my buddy's boss' boat. We picked up a scoop of 4-6" dines and headed out to the 209 at about 1 AM: slept for a bit and then got up at grey light. We found a really nice BFT foamer, motored up slowly and let them have it with flat falls, poppers, and dines. No love. They stayed up long enough to get 3 casts into the middle of the school until a boat came from the other side and sent them down.

    Headed to 181 area and found a nice paddy holding small dodo with lockjaw. Headed back up to the 209 area. We managed to get on one more nice foamer and again no love. 209 was a zoo with boats chasing each other all over the place.

    We got tired of that so headed north along the temp break to the 277 and then all the way to the east end of cat. We caught a few calicos and fed sardines to the sea lions at cat. Headed in now, about 5 miles from Newport.

    Good luck out there-- fish are there, just off the bite for us today. 50-100+ lb BFT. What worked: nothing. What didn't: flat falls, colt sniper, sardines, poppers.
     
  2. tom cindric

    tom cindric Tom-broke-off

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    Awesome report. Thanks for the detailed info... Same thing happened to me last week and 2 weeks ago. Hope you get them next time.
     
  3. Steve Francis

    Steve Francis Well-Known "Member"

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    To say I'm jealous may sound a bit strange. But, I envision your buddy's boss has a very nice boat and it sounds like it was a nice evening and day on the water. Plus, your report indicated you guys know how to do it right. I realize they weren't your target, but Calico Bass from the East end are some of the best eating fish in our ocean. If we take proper care of the CB they will be here for years to come. BFT are, IMHO, some of the most finicky and PITA fish that appear on our coast. But, they will gang up and allow the seiners to catch them by the thousands of tons. Go figure. I'm curious why we now have the huge amount of BFT on our coast. I'm pretty sure it has to do with water temp and feed of choice. Perhaps their numbers will be surpassed later this season by YFT? Dorado are here. But, very little mention of last year's hammer heads. Rumor of a SD sport boat wahoo, but nothing further.
     
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  4. jollanes

    jollanes Farming Specialist

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    Best photo of the day:

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  5. historic

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    Thanks for the detailed report! Your report supports the planning for my next trip. I plan to go out for four days next week working the banks south of MDR spending the nights at Cat or Clemente.
     
  6. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Bummer on weekend fishing, weekdays are bad enough! Next time!
     
  7. jollanes

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    I know! There were plenty of fish at the 209, but we figured they would never bite so we had to take a gamble and see if any moved north towards the 277.

    Based on the lack of reports, sounds like very, very few people caught fish at The 209 on Saturday
     
  8. Tunahead

    Tunahead Long Time Tuna Abused Member

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    Way to give it go Joe, I'm at it again all day Tuesday, see what shakes!
    Thanks for the input. LOL
     
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  10. thechannelcat

    thechannelcat Newbie

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    nice yacht pic... obviously you have a slip in newport ;)
     
  11. mokahehteh

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    Good, honest report. Thanks for the info!!
     
  12. aquasport79

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    Thanks foe the report !
    Not your day
    Get em next time
     

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