9-16 More butts Dana Point

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by neue, Sep 17, 2017.

  1. neue

    neue Captain

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    For the fourth week in a row, my son and I have stayed local and fished for halibut out of Dana Point (we gave up burning fuel and chasing fish offshore). Last week we got 5 legals (no size to them), and released all but 2. On Saturday, we were at it again. They seem to be biting pretty well everywhere in about 100-130 feet. We had a little trouble hooking the bigger models last week because the wind made for a fast drift speed, and I needed 16oz to keep the bottom. It is hard to let them chew the bait long enough with that much weight (I don't like to use stinger rigs). So I decided to experiment with a sliding rig (a plastic sleeve with the weight tied on with 1ft of mono) stopped by a carolina keeper. That way, my line was straight 30lb mono, with no knots other than to the hook. I could use the appropriate weight, and still let the fish run and swallow the bait. I picked up a 7lber, and a 15lber (I released the 15). My son fished a reverse dropper, and had many bites that didn't result in a hook set. He was getting frustrated, so he switched to a bass rod with a Lexa 300, a lighter sinker, and grabbed the smallest sardine he could find. On his first drop, we was bit instantly, and landed a 34lber! I got one more barely-legal that was released. We gave the big fish to another angler at the boat ramp and kept the 7lber for dinner.

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  2. yo-mama

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  3. longboard85

    longboard85 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Epic job!!
     
  4. BrentH

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    Why do people follow sport boats? If they wanted to catch fish they should just follow you! Nice job again.
     
  5. fishsmith

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    Raising your son right! "Son, it's all about the butts..."
     
  6. fv1500

    fv1500 Fishn' Frank

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    Great job on the catch and release and giving the big Butt to someone. They must have been stoked.
     
  7. the SLIDER

    the SLIDER https://multimediabylj.com

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    Nice catch! You guys seem to have the magic touch.

    Thanks for the picture of the location, not that it's a secret, but it helps.

    I spoke with a guy on Friday who spoke of a southerly location I am going to try next week if weather allows.
     
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  8. mmonti

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  9. BrentH

    BrentH Member

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    That's north of point conception correct? Didn't think our season closed down here.
     
  10. mmonti

    mmonti Newbie

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    You are correct my mistake, i somehow was in region 7, that site gets confusing to use sometimes
     
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  11. charliecat

    charliecat on a fishin' mission

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    Are you guys talking about the pacific halibut regs?
    Or am I missing something?
     
  12. the SLIDER

    the SLIDER https://multimediabylj.com

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  13. Tuna Vic

    Tuna Vic I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Way to go,that had to be one happy angler at the ramp,props!
     
  14. Shewillbemine

    Shewillbemine "should of" is NOT a thing

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    I need to try that soon. Season's changing.
     
  15. Paddyman1

    Paddyman1 I love pangas

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    Outstanding fishing! Congrats on the 34 lber! The dude at the ramp must have thought you lost your mind.
     
  16. karlow

    karlow Twins 2017

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    Hell, it looks like I have been fishing in the wrong pond!
     
  17. BrentH

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    You have a better eye then me, can't pick out the background. Guess I need to spend more time out looking!
     
  18. robaire

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    Yee Haw!!!
    Nice flatty...:urno1:


    ...and I know where I might be shore fishing this weekend :-)
     
  19. JustOneCast

    JustOneCast Arnold

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    Thats a great fish - congrats
     
  20. Cmax

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    nice work :git:
     

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