Catalina Wednesday-Friday

Dan Salazar

Member
Aug 23, 2014
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Costa Mesa
Name
Dan Salazar
Boat
Rum Runner
Wednesday afternoon made the run from Newport to Avalon in little over an hour
Got a mooring assignment and headed over to Long Point do a little hooping
After setting 3 hoop nets we went inside dropped anchor in 35' of water
Are usually do a long soak on my 1st drop
We were fiddling with some frozen bait and smalle stuff when we started in notice squid coming up on our underwater light
Shortly after all hell broke loose
A massive amount of squid came up some of it on our swim step Chased by a dozen or so seals in a number of other predator
My girlfriend was able to completely fill our 40 gallon bait tank using only our bait net
I hastily tied with a 7.0 pined squid on a light rig and threw it out
30 seconds later got picked up and freight trained. Never turned its head button-down and fortunately broke off
After about 10 to 15 minutes squid left and with all the predators
The lobster hooping did not go well has the heavy current started moving the traps all over even though and added extra weight
Friday morning left Avalon about 430 am
on the backside silver Canyon area at sunrise
Gave it our best on the yellow tail with no luck
Did get numerous barracuda which we return
two barely short halibut
And one Bonita we keep for bait
Water was clear good current about 581/2 degrees

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Omarkayak

I've posted enough I should know better...
Jul 26, 2007
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532
Northridge, CA
Name
Donald W. Clarke III
Boat
11+ ft, Ocean Kayak Scrambler, P 'N' Queue Pod
Ya, bust out the rope, dude. Sounds exciting! Good news about the squid sighting. Unfortunate that the friggin sea lions were "sea lions being sea lions." (bluefin tuna joke)

Good fishin'!
BDC OK
 

RodRage

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  • Sep 7, 2017
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    Surf City Ca.
    Name
    Huntington Hillbilly
    Boat
    Chaparral 224 Fisherman
    We were at Arrow point Wedneday and the current was ripping our bouys were barely visible at times