Channel Island cod

Rich Fagner

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Well the wife said she was craving some cod, so being the good husband I decided that the Channel Islands was a great place to get some. Booked a 1 1/2 day trip on the newly remodeled Chief. Still not sure if that’s what she meant but off I went. Weather really kind of sucked but the big boat handled it no problem. Captain Rick worked hard and put us on limits of quality rockfish . Crew members Blake, Daniel did a great job keeping lines straight and chef Jonathan put out some 5 star meals. These guys are fishing rock stars. At the end of the day we all had limits and larger waist sizes. Give these guys a try, they are the real deal.

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swami 805

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Nice rack of chucks, pork chops look good too!
 

bob1825

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Thanks for the report. I've been thinking about trying them out up here at Channel Islands.
 

eat'm_raw

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What landing are they fishing out of? What island(s) did you fish? Some nice quality right there!
 

eat'm_raw

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Thanks for the info, Rich. I hadn’t heard they were up in this neck of the woods. Miguel is awesome when the weather lets you fish it.
 

mindbent

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Thanks for the report. I'm supposed to go out this weekend on the Pacific Islander but I don't think the weather is going to let us go. Looks uuuuugly.
 

cmj805

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Thanks for the report. I'm going to be in Ventura county in September. Coming from Texas. Any suggestions on rod and reel set up, lures, ect. I actually plan on fishing from Oxnard up to Morro Bay on several different charters. Any suggestions on good boats to fish?
 

Rich Fagner

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Thanks for the report. I'm going to be in Ventura county in September. Coming from Texas. Any suggestions on rod and reel set up, lures, ect. I actually plan on fishing from Oxnard up to Morro Bay on several different charters. Any suggestions on good boats to fish?
I like the Avet lx 2 speed on a calstar wc 665 hc. Not too familiar with boats up north
 

swami 805

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Unless something changes most boats fish the crap out of cods. Something that can handle up to 16oz of lead, 30-65lb braid kind of thing. Not a lot of talent involved and cod don't pull that much but it's fun,good eating and plenty of them.
Check the week before you're coming and see if anything else is happening, never know,albacore in morro bay this year?
 

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I'd try and get on a boat targeting wHite seabass or yellows if theyre biting at the islands. Or it'll be lots of cod trips
 
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