Dana Point Jetty Fishing

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  1. SoCal_Fishing

    SoCal_Fishing Newbie

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    Hey guys! New member here and I can't wait for what's in store. Originally came from SD Fishing Forums. Dana Point Harbor is my go to for inshore fishing and I have fished the whole harbor. Never been to the two main jetties though. Anybody been? What do you use? Screen Shot 2018-02-03 at 2.44.19 PM.png
     
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  2. Jigslinger

    Jigslinger Fishing is an incurable disease

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    I used to dropshot along the inner jetty facing the bait receiver regularly. Great action on bass, halibut, barracuda, juvenile wsb etc. Some of the halibut I got were 24in+. Released everything.
     
  3. lynndeva

    lynndeva Fishing mom

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    Bait barge for catch and release juvenile WSB or the docks for small calico and spotties..we have fished that harbor thoroughly..it's a little slow right now..if you get a chance, the Newport Harbor is a lot more fun, more fish etc..
     
  4. SoCal_Fishing

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    Thanks for the update!I have never been to Newport Harbor. What works best there and where do you like to target the fish? I will look into that.
     
  5. SoCal_Fishing

    SoCal_Fishing Newbie

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    Thanks! What do you dropshot?
     
  6. Sebastian Hong

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    The jetty gets a lot of fishing pressure so they don't always bite great. but, there are still some fish, i find smaller lures like small mc bh or keitech swimbaits or drop shot flukes or sand worms work well for bass and halibut, also have caught rays, smelt and macks, juvenile white seabass, and some decent croaker
     
  7. CAAT1

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    Do you need a fishing license for either jetty?
     
  8. clevel

    clevel Captain in Learning

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    I fished the outside of the east jetty many years ago and caught a lot of jack smelt which all had worms. It just was not a pleasant experience between the stench of the bird droppings, the risk of slipping on the rocks, the challenge of not getting your terminal end caught in the rocks and the polluted water along that jetty.
     
  9. clevel

    clevel Captain in Learning

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    No license required if fishing from pier or jetty.
     
  10. lkatdpelicanfly

    lkatdpelicanfly Lizard Fish Slayer

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    my understanding is you don't need a license from any public pier but you do need one for shore or jetties. I've been checked for license by dfg coming off of jetties in years past
     
  11. TheJollyRoger

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    You need a license for the jetty. No license for a pier.
     
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  12. clevel

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    From DFG

    Anyone 16 years and older must have a fishing license to take any kind of fish, mollusk, invertebrate or crustacean in California, except for persons angling from a public pier for non-commercial purposes in ocean or bay waters. A public pier is defined in the sport fishing regulations as a publicly owned man-made structure that has the following characteristics: is connected, above the mean high tide, to the main coastline or to the land mass of a named and charted natural island; has unrestricted free access for the general public; and has been built or currently functions for the primary purpose of allowing angling access to ocean waters.

    Additionally, publicly owned jetties or breakwaters that are connected to land, as described above, that have free unrestricted access for the general public and whose purpose it is to form the most seaward protective boundary of an ocean harbor are public piers. Jetties, breakwaters, promenades, sea walls, moles, docks, linings, barriers and other structures that are not the most seaward protective boundary of an ocean harbor, are not public piers.
     
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  13. CAAT1

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    Thanks so much DFG!
     

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