Billy K Popped My Cherry 07.26.18

Discussion in 'Southern California Offshore Fishing Reports' started by Shewillbemine, Jul 27, 2018.

  1. strackle99

    strackle99 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    A bargain at twice the price.
     
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  2. Shewillbemine

    Shewillbemine "should of" is NOT a thing

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    Good question. My ego hates to admit this, but all of the fish caught on bait were handoffs. Now listen, it's not like we were sitting there for 5 or 10 minutes at a time waiting for the fish to bite and he had 11 bites while I stood there like an idiot. He was catching the fish so darn quickly, that he was literally handing me the rod even though I just put my bait in the water. If I remember correctly, there were a couple of times that my bait got bit after I handed it off to him.

    But I won't discount anyting. I was sitting there asking questions and trying to figure out why he had such a better and faster bite than I did. My best guess is that he hired somebody to scuba beneath the boat and put the fish on hooks
     
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  3. DODGERS27

    DODGERS27 Member

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    Pretty gay title but cool that u got on some fish
     
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  4. vinniethefish

    vinniethefish ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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  5. clevel

    clevel Captain in Learning

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    You sound like you got the value for your money! You are stoked with your bloody decks!
     
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  6. Jigslinger

    Jigslinger Fishing is an incurable disease

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    Great report! Money well spent. Now go hook a fish!
     
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  7. robaire

    robaire Angler

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    Not as gay as, "Dodgers27" :supergay:
     
  8. robaire

    robaire Angler

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    Very good write up Bro.
    Take what you learned, store it in your memory banks and enjoy this great sport.

    I'm 53 and still have much to learn. If some jackass says they know it all, fuck him and the website they ride on!!

    Robert :cheers:
     
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  9. mboswell

    mboswell Mike & Katy

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    Great read. I think I need Billy. What's his number?
     
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  10. Workplacesafety

    Workplacesafety Reducing workplace injuries and illnesses

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    Good for you Brother
     
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  11. ysr_racer

    ysr_racer Member

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    $1000 is that pesos or American money?
     
  12. Tunahead

    Tunahead Long Time Tuna Abused Member

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    Solid work guys...nice fish. That's quite a novel!!! LOL
    I'm finally off on the BigBird tomorrow night!
     
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  13. lougio

    lougio Capt Lou

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    Great post! Billy's getting all booked up. Somebody better start hiring Cody!
     
  14. miaf

    miaf Well-Known "Member"

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    Does anyone want to break the news to him?:-)
     
  15. Rabid Fish

    Rabid Fish Well-Known "Member"

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    I can tell you the answer right now. He was picking better baits than you.

    You'll learn over time how to pick the best bait.

    Like, if a farmer handed me a box of baby chicks and told me to pick the best one, I'd probably say they all looked the same. He'd probably instantly pick one up and say this one. It's the same way with bait. I'm sure to a new fishermen, they look like a bunch of identical sardines, but to me, they're not at all and I'll usually take about 10 to as much as 30 seconds watching the bait and selecting the best one. If it's a WFO bite and/or there's some urgency, I'll scoop up the first decent one I see. But usually, I take a little time and pick wisely.


    You want to look for a nice light brown or light green color. Obviously red spots or red noses are bad. Baits missing scales are no good. But color's probably the best indicator. Often times the better baits spend more time swimming lower in the bait tank but that doesn't mean the ones that are on top are bad. Even the best ones come to the top.

    When you buy a scoop of bait, you can generally tell how good the bait is by how much of it goes to the bottom of the tank (more = better) and by how many scales they shed (more = worse).

    I wish there was some picture online of a tank of sardines where you could see the difference between the light and dark ones, but just take note next time you buy bait. Look in the tank for a minute, and see if you can spot the "blonde" baits. They'll be harder to catch than the bad ones!

    Hope this helps some
     
  16. HookEmDanO

    HookEmDanO Huhuhuge member

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    I hope you arent expecting $1000 for your bait analysis

    :rofl:
     
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  17. Rabid Fish

    Rabid Fish Well-Known "Member"

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    Nope, just trying to help :D
     
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  18. Shewillbemine

    Shewillbemine "should of" is NOT a thing

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    Thank you. He was very honest how THAT was exactly the answer. We had more conversations about that process during the trip.

    I like your summary too so I'll incorporate that into my head.
     
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  19. Shewillbemine

    Shewillbemine "should of" is NOT a thing

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    LOL let me tell you, guys who fish on my boat don't pay for anything unless they volunteer to.
     
  20. Shewillbemine

    Shewillbemine "should of" is NOT a thing

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    PMd
     

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