7/17 Catalina Sea Bass-GREAT TRIP

CamHat

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Jun 18, 2009
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My neighbor Mike and his son took my brother and I out to fish Catalina on his boat yesterday. Got on the water around 3pm and fished till 10pm. Got some nice calico, but nothing else.

We decided to head east to spend the night, and fish in the morning. We ended up staying around China Point. We woke up somewhere around 3:30 am and started fishing live squid on a 7/0 hook on a dropper with around 8ounces of lead. Within in an hour, we already landed 2 nice white sea bass. By 6am we landed a total of 6 white sea bass! All in the 25-30 pound range. It was really fun fighting these guys. Then to top it all off, at 6:15 we landed a nice 32 pound yellow tail.

This was definitely one of the best trips I have ever taken. We all caught some quality fish, and I couldn't believe that we got so many sea bass.

Big thanks to Mike for making this all possible.



Me with my sand bass






Tanner, Me, Jason


Mike and Tanner


Tanner with the yellow tail
 

geno machino

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Sweet!......those seabass look a little bigger than 25 to 30#'s. Nice work.

Geno
 

Swarthy Dago

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you guys kicked ass, what fun eh ? perfect timing. good report thanks for sharing. looks like the C is perking up .
 

GaffnLaff

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Nice haul of fish and done at 7:30. Way to go.
That sand bass is a pig, looks like a grouper.
Thanks for the report and pics.
 

26grumpy

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Now THAT is some good fishin' !
 

karlow

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Sweet my man, I have got to get out more!
Good going
 

get some

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Sweet!......those seabass look a little bigger than 25 to 30#'s. Nice work.

Geno
They look like 25-30 lbers to me, you're probably just used to the guys on this board grossly overestimating the weight of the seabasss they catch...

Good job on catching some fish!
 

E3 fishing

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Apr 6, 2007
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Cam, Good report.

Way to post quick for the pre weekend info.
You young men did yourselves proud.
We were using 7/0 hooks, to be clear.

We will hit them again.

Mike
 

merg345

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Nice job, I was out too we dropped anchor at the V's at about 5:30 Friday morning and we had limits to 35# by 7am.
It was crazy out there.
 

E3 fishing

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Cam, How does your family like WSB on the BBQ?
The Key is not to cook it to much.
3 Min. on one side, 2Min. on the other.
The fish will continue to cook to perfection while you set the table.

Have a great week.
 

CamHat

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Jun 18, 2009
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Oh man, that bass tasted so good. We left the skin on and put it on the bbq for a little bit with some butter, lemon, and pepper. Then we just peeled the skin off and it came out great.