Inshore Bounce ball halibut

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  • May 15, 2008
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    jeremy
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    Mushroom 26 prosport
    Got the invitation to bounce ball from a friend from work. We took his boat out a 30’ radon. We trolled along Santa Barbara coast. The incoming tide was best from 50-80 ft deep. 5 keeper halibut, 1 sole and 1 angel shark. We released the shark. We got a double at one point on halibut which surprised me that they were so close together. We fished dodgers with hoochies. I kept 2 fish. Both were females with eggs. Largest fish 20-30 lbs.

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    Scooter69

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    Scott Randall
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    Crestliner Superhawk
    I've trolled for halibut in San Francisco Bay in about 10' of water using 8oz wts. So, just how heavy are those weights you use for trolling that depth off Santa Barbara?
     
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    Scooter69

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    Scott Randall
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    Whew! Some heavy duty weights, for sure. Are the weights released after a hook-up? I've never trolled with weights that heavy before so I apologize for asking the question. And those are some really nice halibut, btw.
     
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    XPL051v3

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    Deep Blue
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    XPL051v3
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    Backseat Boater
    Whew! Some heavy duty weights, for sure. Are the weights released after a hook-up? I've never trolled with weights that heavy before so I apologize for asking the question. And those are some really nice halibut, btw.

    Often times trolling around Monterey we use 2-3# cannon ball leads. Only way to stick on the bottom in deep(er) water. The weights are on a 3 way swivel so no, they don’t release.
     
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    Scooter69

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    Thanks for pointing out that weights are not released. I've heard a lot of trolleys in deeper water release the weights. That would get costly, and wasteful, in my opinion.
     
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    Errin

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    Jun 22, 2015
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    Errin
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    Whew! Some heavy duty weights, for sure. Are the weights released after a hook-up? I've never trolled with weights that heavy before so I apologize for asking the question. And those are some really nice halibut, btw.
    The weights are not released, that would get expensive for a single halibut...
     
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