29sept fishing and lobster opener festivities

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duckbutter6a

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Figured parking would be a nightmare for the first day of lobster season. It was.

Launched Glorietta bay at 5am. All the good parking spots were taken except for 2 that people double parked in. Parked on street parking.

Goal was to inshore fish and then come back and grab hoops for the evening. Skipped the bait barge and proceeded to bounce around point lloma and IB. Lots of calico. 0 sandies. Double limits of 6 to 8 poind bonito but we only kept 4 for lobster bait. Caught a 30 inch halibut right out side of the shipping lanes point lloma side. Halibut bit a Kman special... well more like inhaled. Not the typical hali bite.

Bonito were all meth'd up. They were biting lead heads, surface iron, anything really.

Eventually 3pm rolled around so we went back to the ramp and hoofed the hoops from my truck to the boat and left for the zone. Loaded bait tubes with fresh mildly sunburnt bonito and started dropping baited hoops at 6:30pm.

Started pulling at 7. First hour and a half was slow. 4 legals. Then DFG snuck up and asked to board my boat. Cool ok. After they left we finished the set and then things picked up. Left at 930pm with 12 legals. My buddy had to work Sunday so the decision was made to skip on hunting for 2 more bugs.

Hooping the opener was more about watching the shit show than actually getting any bugs but it worked out. I consider it a weird holiday where everyone hates everyone else as soon as the hoops splash and god forbid if you beat someone else to their favorite spot. Plus the parking lot fights are entertaining as well.

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willit float

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Figured parking would be a nightmare for the first day of lobster season. It was.

Launched Glorietta bay at 5am. All the good parking spots were taken except for 2 that people double parked in. Parked on street parking.

Goal was to inshore fish and then come back and grab hoops for the evening. Skipped the bait barge and proceeded to bounce around point lloma and IB. Lots of calico. 0 sandies. Double limits of 6 to 8 poind bonito but we only kept 4 for lobster bait. Caught a 26 inch halibut right out side of the shipping lanes point lloma side. Halibut bit a Kman special... well more like inhaled. Not the typical hali bite.

Bonito were all meth'd up. They were biting lead heads, surface iron, anything really.

Eventually 3pm rolled around so we went back to the ramp and hoofed the hoops from my truck to the boat and left for the zone. Loaded bait tubes with fresh mildly sunburnt bonito and started dropping baited hoops at 6:30pm.

Started pulling at 7. First hour and a half was slow. 4 legals. Then DFG snuck up and asked to board my boat. Cool ok. After they left we finished the set and then things picked up. Left at 930pm with 12 legals. My buddy had to work Sunday so the decision was made to skip on hunting for 2 more bugs.

Hooping the opener was more about watching the shit show than actually getting any bugs but it worked out. I consider it a weird holiday were everyone hates everyone else as soon as the hoops splash and god forbid if you beat someone else to their favorite spot. Plus the parking lot fights are entertaining as well.

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Very nice, the parking mess keep me away from there.
 
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FloMar

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Great job adding those 12 legal Lobster to the nice Halibut!
 
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Fish Asassin

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Why is it that the police cannot search your vehicle without probable cause, but the DFG can? The US constitution doesnt apply to boats?
 
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Team Ball's Out

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Have not hooped the open for many years do to the shit show that goes on every year! Heading out next week sometime.
 
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FloMar

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Very nice job, congratulations!
 
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