Dana Point halibut 1-7-17

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My son, Max, and I have been in winter fishing mode for a while now, and have been doing pretty well catching halibut nearly every weekend. On Saturday, we fished off the San Clemente pier in about 100ft. The weather was perfect for halibut drifting. We had some really nice bites and a couple of good ones that popped off. The bait was perfect sardines, and a few small mackerel. The area we were fishing was loaded with mackerel, they were crashing on the surface, and the pelicans and other birds were diving near us. 4 halibut made it to the boat, but 3 were shorts. Max caught one that was not very short (42 inches). Caught on a mack. We didn't weigh it. Lots of fillets and many halibut dinners ahead!

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jer dog

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My son, Max, and I have been in winter fishing mode for a while now, and have been doing pretty well catching halibut nearly every weekend. On Saturday, we fished off the San Clemente pier in about 100ft. The weather was perfect for halibut drifting. We had some really nice bites and a couple of good ones that popped off. The bait was perfect sardines, and a few small mackerel. The area we were fishing was loaded with mackerel, they were crashing on the surface, and the pelicans and other birds were diving near us. 4 halibut made it to the boat, but 3 were shorts. Max caught one that was not very short (42 inches). Caught on a mack. We didn't weigh it. Lots of fillets and many halibut dinners ahead!

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His Smile, tell Us everything . Congrats.
 
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Johnlgarrison

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    No better fishing partner than fishing with your Son. I even have a hoodie the reads "Most men spend thier life looking for the perfect fishing buddy, I raised mine".
     
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    Pgnracr

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    Nice job Max!! I have caught all my biggest California Halibut in that area.
     
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    FloMar

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    Congratulations to the both of you, as it's your job to find the fish and put everyone on the boat on'em, and everyone on the boats job to put them on deck.

    I bet Dad's glad he brought some talent this day, ehhhh.
     
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    thefishguy

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    Nice job, your son looks super stoked! taking my daughter out this weekend, have to decide if we should stay local in DP or head to Catalina, we just bought her first lobster report card and she is pretty excited.
     
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