Catalina Trigger Fish

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FBMX

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My buddy and I took his skiff out to the island Sat 6/22. We had to launch out of South Shore in LB because somebody at the Cabrillo launch ramp decided that their boat, trailer and truck looked better underwater than in the parking lot.
Anyways, we got to the front side around 8am and got bit off by every barracuda at the island. No yellows for us but we did get into an epic Calico bass and trigger fish bite for an hour or so. Tons of fun on the ultralight gear
Not what we wanted but we had a great day anyways.

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Azarkon

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Interesting they seem to have a colony at Catalina, haven't seen them along the Long Beach coast much but I'm sure they do exist.
 
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TEAMFISH

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Aug 17, 2006
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Great report. Thanks for taking the time.
Does anyone know off hand the size and bag limit on triggers? I looked through the reg book and didn't see anything specific to them.
 
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FloMar

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Tons of fun on the ultralight gear

What pound test line did you use on the ultralight gear?
Bait?
Those are good eats, enjoy!
 
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monster1

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Great report. Thanks for taking the time.
Does anyone know off hand the size and bag limit on triggers? I looked through the reg book and didn't see anything specific to them.


They fall under the general bag limit guideline. 20 total but no more than 10 of each species.
 
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FloMar

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4# mono with ghost shrimp.

Thank You for he comeback Ben, and I suppose you just found those ghost shrimp in your front pocket right, LOL! Again, stellar job!
 
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FBMX

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Thank You for he comeback Ben, and I suppose you just found those ghost shrimp in your front pocket right, LOL! Again, stellar job!
I've got a spot locally I pump them at and Baja Fishing Tackle in Lomita has frozen. It's the best bait in the world.

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Blackfish

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Very tasty fish. Bring a sharpening stone. ha. I have never caught a local or Island Trigger. Congrats on a good day.
 
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watersdeep

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Triggers, just cook them whole and peel the skin back. It’s not all that difficult!
 
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