Coronado Island Jan 5th

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by Halibut Howie, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. Halibut Howie

    Halibut Howie Member Since 2003

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    Finally after many months recovering from brain surgery to remove a tumor, my wife wants to go fishing yesterday. Even though the weather reports sucked (south wind) we get to my boat at Humphries, get a half scoop of large sardines and head out. Not until we get to the Whistler do we determine that the Coronado Islands are doable since catching legal fish locally with such large bait was not too promising. Seas were building, the winds increasing but she wanted to have something pull on her pole after many months of recuperations. Unfortunately, she caught E.coli meningitis while in the ICU where she spent 7 weeks.

    The south wind was blowing pretty steady at +15mph and building by the time we got there. We were the only boat as far as I could see. Therefore, we fished around the northern tip of the North Island (leeward side then) for a few reds, couple of lings and a sculpin. A large blue whale surfaced between us and the island about 75 ft away. Never saw a blue whale so close to the island about 50 ft away. We departed by 0930 after catching dinner, plus we had a memorable time together. With the USA side of the 9-Mile Bank opening up to 450' we will be fishing there instead of the islands once the season opens in March. A new hunting ground.
    https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Fishing/Ocean/Regulations/Groundfish-Summary#south

    I have a smart Japanese electric reel which allows one to use the reel like any other deep-water standup reel to set the hooks and start winding up but once you get tired of winding you just push a button and the reel winds your fish up and automatically the rest of the way and stops at the surface. It's illegal in Mexico w/o a doctor's note but ok to use in USA waters. Now a whole new fishing area in USA waters is open to the public. Finally!

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    Also for Christmas got a Rapala electric filet knife with 160 hrs of Lithium ion battery power ( 2 batteries) which I tried out on the fish this morning. Also used it at my annual New Years Day party for a 24 lb smoked brisket (18 hrs), back ribs, a whole lamb and a smoked turkey. Very handy and versatile both fileting, carving and de-boning.
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  2. fishfish

    fishfish I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Awesome report Howie and thanks for sharing youre personal difficult times with us here on BD....it is appreciated my BD brother.
    Wish your wife a speedy and full recovery and good job on keeping her hooked up as the 2 of you continue fishing for many more years to come .
    God bless ya !!!
     
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  3. swami 805

    swami 805 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Way to nut up and go fishing! Glad your wife is on the mend,hope to see more reports.
     
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  4. One_Leg

    One_Leg Ret. Comm. Diver/Medic

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    Thanks for the great report!!!
     
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  5. tom cindric

    tom cindric Tom-broke-off

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    Thanks for the report Halabut, you always give out great and useful information. I had to bookmark that link on my phone for easy access. Hope your wife has a full and speedy recovery.
     
  6. the SLIDER

    the SLIDER https://multimediabylj.com

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    Sounds like a tough road to hoe. I pray your wife recovers speedily to a full healthy life. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  7. sdfishkiller

    sdfishkiller Cod Smuggler

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    Nice work Sir. The North 9 will still be off limits but shoreward of the 75 fathom line will be open.

    "Take is prohibited seaward of the 75 fathom depth contour (450 feet), defined in Federal regulations (50 CFR Part 660, Subpart C)"

    Even if a spot is less than 450ft on the US 9 mile bank it is still seaward of the 75 fathom depth contour.

    Just tell them you are sand-dabbing :)
     
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  8. War Horse

    War Horse Newbie

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    Great report
    Any brisket pictures ?
     
  9. gnehekul

    gnehekul I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Glad your wife is doing well enough to fish
     
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  10. michael e. bingham

    michael e. bingham Well-Known "Member"

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    Congratulations on your recovery, may you experience many sunrises and sunsets along with great success in catching fish
     
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  11. sealskinner

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    Hug your wife as much as you can.
    God loves her.
     
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  12. Halibut Howie

    Halibut Howie Member Since 2003

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    Thanks for the update Killer. Do you have a picture or link showing where the 75F line is off San Diego?
     
  13. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Fine job guys and gals!
     
  14. mhanson59hb

    mhanson59hb Fear No Fish

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    Man, that is some tough times for you and your wife. My prayers for a speedy and full recovery. Glad she is feeling up to fishing.

    I feel for you - my wife passed from a brain aneurysm almost 15 years ago and she was only 35.
     
  15. rustman

    rustman Well-Known "Member"

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    Thanks for the report Howie and I love that boat of yours. You take care of that girl, she’s a keeper for sure, you guys are blessed to have each other.
     
  16. Reel hip

    Reel hip Meet my "Well known Member"

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    Great trip you had. As was said before. Glad she's feeling well enough to go .
    Why wait for summer?
     

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