6 hoop nets lost at Catalina

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by Frijolez, Nov 26, 2016.

  1. zackattack1

    zackattack1 Member

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    Did they have double bouys and chain around the hoop nets and line that came out the end of bouy
     
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  2. jscrib

    jscrib Whale Cock

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    Yup, the current rips up there during big tide swings. The first net was a tester net to gauge the current. If it started to go under, we pulled it and then we would move our nets farther down the island and into shallower water. Once the current slacked, we would move the nets back out or west if we did not have limits yet.

    Wasn't much of a problem moving around where ever you wanted since there was hardly anybody hooping that end yet.

    j
     
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  3. vincentek9

    vincentek9 halibut suck

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    we lost 4 hoop setups between stoney point and the west end about 2 weeks back. we were dropping at 80' with 160' of rope and they were getting dragged away. also saw another boat nearby that had 4 buoys drifting away. we let them know and they hopefully got them back.

    didnt really get anything in our saved nets either. maybe because our nets kept moving and they scared the bugs.
     
  4. ISLAND BOUND

    ISLAND BOUND Well-Known "Member"

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    It sucks when the current starts ripping or fields of kelp start coming by on the surface dragging your floats under.

    Make sure you have enough buoyancy to float your net, meaning if you weight the shit out of them use a bigger float.

    This way they will float back up, I have found my nets floating out in 400 ft of water before. Reflective tape and a spotlight works for finding nets out in open water.
     
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  5. Dave Hansen

    Dave Hansen Yoursaltwaterguide.com Advertiser

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    NO There is nothing to keep um in the net.They hang for a while find no food and they split that's why I pull every half hour always.
     
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  6. makairaa

    makairaa I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    There are several videos on youtube where the guy put a video camera above the net and watched the lobsters come and go. Even with bait in the net some did not stick around more than a minute or two. I usually have someone else onboard and we fish 10 nets. By the time we go through check, rebait, and reset all 10 nets it usually has been 30 minutes so it is time to go back to the first one.
     
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  7. mhanson59hb

    mhanson59hb Fear No Fish

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    Bummer on the lost hoops.

    Question: are there any bonito or mackerel still over at Catalina for lob bait?
     
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  8. Fisha

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    Tried looking for these videos but couldn't find em. What's the title?
     

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