Cedros Island report

sdfish02

Almost A Member
Feb 24, 2007
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carl
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Sport boats
After airport closure & COVID kept everyone away, we went on a recon trip to Cedros Island & it was a big success. We stayed with Jeff Mariani at his custom built house with Cedros Island Fishing Charters. It was a little early for the season so expectations were just to shake out the gear.
Even with water tempts 56-60 degrees it turned out the Calicos (giant ones) wanted to play! They were hitting on mostly 5 and 6 MC swim baits. We were using solid white, brown with red belly, and any grunion or anchovy color. Katie caught the biggest bass of the trip with a 7lber on the 8in MC weedless bait.
We also fished along all the beaches on the lee side of the island. We found lots of Halibut biting on plastic baits. Water conditions were very nice on the island, there was tons of signs of life! We also fished Chesters Rocks and it even better bass fish fishing. We had almost 300 bass for 2 days of fishing. We didn’t see any Yellowtail but is only matter of time. I imagine it will be very good season there.
Jeffs operation there is top notch, his house is completely Americanized with filtered water from every faucet, private room for each person, limited to 6 guests. He offers option to fish from panga, kayak or both.

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smokinwater

"Fire's Out!"
Apr 27, 2011
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Jon
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won't b mine
Thanks for the report. It'll be good to hear on Cedros again this year.
 
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bdogie1

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  • May 27, 2015
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    Brandon
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    getsome
    Sweet set up looks awesome! Yea those are some fat bass!
     
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    Tunahead

    Long Time Tuna Abused Member
  • Aug 11, 2006
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    Costa Mesa
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    Ron
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    several
    GREAT REPORT pics, and Info for all. Glad you had a fun trip. That boat on the rocks=NO Bueno. LOL
     
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