Islands Cat 6/1

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WilliamL

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Sorry for late post, got back late last night and fell asleep before the kids did. Got to Nachos around 6am for a half scoop of nice sized squid, headed straight to Whites, not much life, then to Empire, Yellow Tail pt, a little life, long soaks, had dropper loop and free line going, no current, no luck. Heading back towards Frog Rock, same story, and same story. Hit every spot to the east end. Pretty much hopscotch with the same 5 boats including a couple charters, no one was putting the right kind on the deck that I saw. I could not find current for the life of me. When I did find a little current I didn't make any fish, but kept at it and kept moving till I thought it looked good. I spoke with some guys at the docks and they said the same thing up on the west end. I am sure someone got a couple but unfortunately not this time for me, thats fishing. White fish were everywhere, slow trolled purple/black rapalas for a couple 3 lb bones, some calicos, that was about it.. Used 20lb flouro leader, had dropper loop and free lined where I thought was marking but nada. Temps ranged 62-64 on the front. Water was sheet glass till around 2pm, cruising 25 knots no problem on the way out, so nice. Wind picked up and second half of the ride home was crap, especially the last 5 miles to HB were brutal. But the beer was cold and weather was great for majority of the day, better than the office! Good luck and tight lines
 

Tar Pit

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  • Mar 7, 2006
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    Friend of Bucko Shaw
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    Cat and Navy Island are dead. No current at all. Sad to have candy and miss out. Thanks for the report.
     
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    Tunahead

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  • Aug 11, 2006
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    Way to give it try...ya never know. Like I always say......
    "You'll never know....unless you GO.....FISHING" LOL
    Next time with more current maybe.
     
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    Wasitrytofish

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    Great effort. Tuesday was such a lost day at the office it would have been the perfect fay for e to play hookie and go fishing.
    thanks for reporting. The island is gonna go any day. And hopefully the summer is awesome.
     
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    Hey-19

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    Nice report, thanks. It was similar on Monday. We fished the middle frontside for one small yellowtail, a couple bass and a couple Bonita. There was a little uphill current for a while only to disappear and never to be seen again.

    We were totally stocked on the day, however, as it was the first yellowtail on our boat. The craziest thing happened as we were getting ready to net the yellowtail, a massive Black Sea bass breached the surface and would have gotten the fish had it not jumped away at the last second. Fortunately I was able to bounce the fish into the boat, at which point my son and I are looking at each other going “did that really just happen?”. It was amazing to see a fish that large right at the boat. I could have touched him as he went by had I have known what was coming.
     
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    mhanson59hb

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  • Apr 22, 2013
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    Hopefully it will pick up next week with the new moon. Thanks for the report!
     
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    WilliamL

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    Nice report, thanks. It was similar on Monday. We fished the middle frontside for one small yellowtail, a couple bass and a couple Bonita. There was a little uphill current for a while only to disappear and never to be seen again.

    We were totally stocked on the day, however, as it was the first yellowtail on our boat. The craziest thing happened as we were getting ready to net the yellowtail, a massive Black Sea bass breached the surface and would have gotten the fish had it not jumped away at the last second. Fortunately I was able to bounce the fish into the boat, at which point my son and I are looking at each other going “did that really just happen?”. It was amazing to see a fish that large right at the boat. I could have touched him as he went by had I have known what was coming.
    Thats awesome, fish story for life!
     
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