Inshore 7/31 and 8/1 Dana Point Inshore - dogfish and rockfish

JK155

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  • Nov 8, 2019
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    7/31/2021 0730 launch, water temps just outside jetty at red buoy was 59-61 degrees, NW wind waves with short periods, moderate fog. Went to pipe just south of Laguna SMCA, hooked up with a spiny dogfish on 1/0 circle hook and strip of squid on a double dropper. Hooked up with barred bass and rockfish. All released. Waved at OC Sheriff as they sailed passed and tucked tails to head home by 10 in rough chop.

    8/1/2021 0745 launch, water temps just outside jetty was 66 degrees, glassy water, moderate fog. Went to San Onofre at about 240 feet and filled up on rockfish and whitefish for tacos with 1/0 circle hook with old sand dab heads cut in half we saved from previous trip on double dropper and 16 oz lead. While heading home, we sailed with a large pod of dolphins at about 5 knots for half the trip. Kid and wife were jazzed about seeing them just feet from us.

    addendum 8/2/2021 1424: probably irrelevant but the rockfishes were packed with pyrosomes (learned that just now from @stuman reading @Nick la jolla rockfish report). Now I know what all these pink floaty things are.

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    splashy77

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    Do you keep and eat the dogfish?
     
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    JK155

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    Do you keep and eat the dogfish?
    No sir. We chose to CPR. Cool looking fish, don't catch a lot of them so assumed they don't repro fast, and honestly felt it was better off in the ocean than in our freezer without getting philosophical. Rockfish, heck yeah we kept some for tacos.
     
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