Anchovies Dana Point

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Had our charter on the Fury last weekend and had some nice chovies in the tank. I thought I was gonna wreck the bass on them but they didn't seem to want them. Best anchovies I have seen in years! Good sign.........albacore are a comin'
 
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spize909

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I can't say I always want anchovies but I was taught to fish with anchovies and caught my first yellowtail, albacore, etc on them. Nice big neon chovies.....can't wait! Want to catch a picky bluefin?
 

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Big bait, big fish.

Lings love Sand Dabs.

Halibut, bass, love brown bait.

Live squid is best. Easy to use (except for the ink mess) Imo
 
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Big bait, big fish.

Lings love Sand Dabs.

Halibut, bass, love brown bait.

Live squid is best. Easy to use (except for the ink mess) Imo
And yet one of the reasons we cannot the big bluefin is they are full of small red crabs and anchovies. Big baits are just easier to use. Granted lings like big baits or lures. And bass love anchovies.
 

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And yet one of the reasons we cannot the big bluefin is they are full of small red crabs and anchovies. Big baits are just easier to use. Granted lings like big baits or lures. And bass love anchovies.
And yet those big bluefin are being caught on the kite dragging big fake flying fish. ??
 

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The bass bit the chovies very well today.
 
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Best, full speed, non-stop spawning Bass fishing days I ever had were all on the Chove. Like run back in and tank back up with more, later in the day realize that work is going to be a mess because your right thumb looks like you ran a belt sander on it.

Yup, the Bass love them.
 
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spize909

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Holy crap! How the fuck did you come up with that?
just messing with you........but my thinking is along the lines of if somebody is that "anti anchovy" they either have never fished them or can't fish them right...
 

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Haha. You got me.

No... I’m saying that is all we could get back in the day. If you were lucky, you would find a single sardine, Spanish Mac, or Herring in the tank. Those were the baits to grab for. Squid was like candy.
 
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