1. fly liner

    fly liner I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    hemet ca USA
    Name:
    Josh
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    18.5 wahoo/21' crystaliner /15' prowler
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    Hit LJ for the opener. Showed up to an almost empty parking lot. On the water by 630 beautiful morning. Real high tide.
    Got a hefty 1/2 scoop of medium to small deans mixed with small chovies. Made few medium macs out front, and away we went. Fish bit decent in the morning. Until the tide died and the current disappeared.. I could easily fish 250' with a 3.5 oz flatfall with a dean on a loop above it. No current

    Drifted areas from 270' - 90' throughout the day. Starries chucks olives blue rock fish and 2 lings just over legal one of the lings got belly hooked by a flat fall, I had a small starrie on the hook above the jig, while dealing with that the ling flipped and by by flat fall. I hate losing jigs.

    I hear the am 1/2 day did well on the reds, but I didn't see a single one all day.

    At one point I started getting excited when I seen what ended up being Big balls of 12+" macs chasing something making a ruckus. But it was only macs.

    All in all good day with a good buddy catching a few fish. Not the quality that I had in mind. But fish none the less.

    Weather was beautiful most of the day around 1 or so it got a bit breezy but not bad.

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  2. longboard85

    longboard85 I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
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    cody
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    17 ft invader cc (Somethings Fishy)
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    Nice job dude!
     
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  3. Timtoi2!

    Timtoi2! Newbie

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    Tim
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    Good eats!
     
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  4. the SLIDER

    the SLIDER https://multimediabylj.com

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    L J
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    arima - the SLIDER
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    Bitchen!
     
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  5. ror_sal

    ror_sal "I'm too drunk to taste this chicken"

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    Rory
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    fish and chicks
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    Thanks for the report. Some good ones in that mix
     
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  6. Willdoggy

    Willdoggy Willing Member

    Location:
    Chula Vista
    Name:
    IG = WetWillyBiz
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    Purr-Sea-Stance: Boston Whaler Montauk 170
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    Saweeeet!
     
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  7. fly liner

    fly liner I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    hemet ca USA
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    Josh
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    Very fortunate. Very appreciative
     
  8. Ricsen

    Ricsen Member

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    Rich
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    Robalo 260 CC
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    Great catch and nice day. Can't beat that.
     
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  9. Fearlessfiasco

    Fearlessfiasco Loco Leftist...

    Location:
    La Mesa
    Name:
    Jeff
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    Sea Pro 170DC & S/V Lunar Dawn a Casade 36' Sloop
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    I was out there as well on my Kayak. Definitely plenty of space. I didn't have any luck with the Rockfish but I did scratch out a couple of decent (17-18") Calicos on red plastics. Both puked up red crabs if anyone finds that useful.

    Also, got to pull on a BSB for about 20 minutes. Good fun, a lot of work, released and swam away successfully.

    You definitely have a nice haul there. Envious.
     
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  10. fly liner

    fly liner I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
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    Josh
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    Thanks. I think I seen you out there . From distance. Well I only seen one kayak anyway.
     
  11. PHT

    PHT Member

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    Tedd
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    yours, I'll scrub and pay
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    Nice taco meat fellas..If fish this size are a sign to come, enjoy it while we can. NOT your fault, just the size on these things and the amount compared to every year prior is scary. Well, I don't have any kids, so fish on! Lets up the limits to 80's levels with 15 hook gangnions and a cooler per person. Back then there was no DFG...well there was, but they were measuring trout somewhere. Wait there was no size limit on them and you were allowed 10 trout a day...what were they getting paid for?
     
  12. DOGHOUSE26

    DOGHOUSE26 Well-Known "Member"

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    jeff meeker
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    I wouldn't be alarmed; he just fished a rock which held those kinds and sizes of fish. If he could have looked around a little more, he would have found different bigger school fish over a different rock, you just have to look for them. Besides, he was next to a MLPA where fish are allowed to grow as big as they can, and they have dedicated enough of the prime coastline to cover anything we pull from the open areas. And that doesn't include the other 90% of the state's waters which are deeper than 360'.
    That's a nice catch and Thanks for the Report!
     
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  13. muletrain

    muletrain Well-Known "Member"

    Location:
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    mark
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    Thanks for sharing

    Nice to fish the opener of cod
     
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  14. pacificscout

    pacificscout Hey! You got any frozen ice?

    Location:
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    Wally
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    Nicely done Fly Liner.
    Way to kick off the season.
     
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  15. AndyJ

    AndyJ Well-Known "Member"

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    Andy Jakubas
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    Very nicely done. Thanks for the report.
     
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  16. fly liner

    fly liner I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    hemet ca USA
    Name:
    Josh
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    18.5 wahoo/21' crystaliner /15' prowler
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    From what I've witnessed this is average size of what most (local) sport boats catch. On average the locations I drift produce a much larger grade. I believe the smaller grade had alot more to do with tide and lack of current.

    Smaller grade fish seem to cooperate better than larger grade fish when current is lacking. I feel like the larger grade of fish stay lazy and are less likely to eat when the current is off. I think they dont want to waste energy looking for a meal, when they can wait for the current to bring it to them.


    If that makes any sense.
     
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  17. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    Diamond Bar, Ca 91765
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    Cory Visser
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    Finding current has been a challenge lately, at least out of Long Beach. Looks like a whole bunch of tasty tacos there, fine job!
     

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