DP Butt Action

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by phud, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. phud

    phud East Coaster - Learning Left Coast

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    Before I begin . . . no, this isn't a porno flick, but there is a happy ending.

    Picked up a half scoop of deans from the barge and headed out looking for some halibut. It's been a while since I've been able to get out - I donated a kidney to a friend and had to take it easy. But my freezer was running low on halibut and the wife was starting to sweat it out as the last vacuum packs were dwindling in the freezer.

    Started fishing right after the high tide and the water was 60 degrees. I wouldn't call it green or brown but definitely not clear. Not the best of drifts - under .5 mph - but it felt really good to spend time on the water. The toughest part of the conditions was the continually changing drift direction, which made it tough to create a consistent drift pattern. Within the first 5 minutes I noticed that one of my poles looked like it had a little bend on it. Pick up and felt the weight. Fed him some line and set the hook on a nice, fat 38" butt. In between the 638,000 lizard fish I caught I also landed a respectable 26" butt. Also hooked into the largest calico bass that I've ever seen - released - along with what must have been near a state record for a lizard fish. The fish were caught between 180 and 200 feet of water.
     
  2. muletrain

    muletrain Well-Known "Member"

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    Donating a kidney is donating life

    Congratulations on the nice butts

    Thanks for sharing
     
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  3. One_Leg

    One_Leg Ret. Comm. Diver/Medic

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    Congratulations on the donation and the successful outing. I love being on the water and under it too.
     
  4. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Good job!
     
  5. pyanakiev

    pyanakiev Newbie

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    thanks for the post
    donating a kidney - noble deed!!! hats down.
    what would you conciser prefect drifting speed?
     
  6. ReelWhite

    ReelWhite Local Hooker

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    Nice job on getting those butts, thanks for the post!
     
  7. phud

    phud East Coaster - Learning Left Coast

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    I'm far from an expert, but I always felt that between 1 and 1.5 mph was the perfect drift.
     
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  8. Hardcor

    Hardcor Hardcore

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    Donating a kidney at 61
    Your Awesome Brother, God bless you.
    Have a great season ant thank you for the report.
    Corey
     
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  9. GregAndrew

    GregAndrew Well-Known "Member"

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    Donating a Kidney is one hell of a friendship! Congrats on the Butts. Last I saw, the state record was 2 lbs and 17" on lizardfish. I learned that after I posted a video of releasing one that was 19" lol.
     
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  10. beerman1

    beerman1 Member

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    You guys ever use Lizards for Butt bait? I've heard it was great,but I haven't had luck using them.
     
  11. phud

    phud East Coaster - Learning Left Coast

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    I've read that a few times on here but never tried it. Don't always know if guys are serious or just horsing around when they state certain things. It would be interesting to get more feedback on this.
     
  12. Tin Pangas

    Tin Pangas Skipper

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    I caught a 22" Lizard Fish in L.A. Harbor near San Pedro Bait a couple years ago. I was fishing for halibut and my bait was...wait for it...a smaller Lizard fish!
     
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  13. karlow

    karlow Twins 2017

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    Oh great, so you can catch more lizard fish with lizard fish. In my experiance if we fishing for Butts and not getting any lizard we dont catch any butts as well.
     
  14. zanegrange2

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    skiers use poles FISHERMAN use RODS.
     
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  15. the SLIDER

    the SLIDER https://multimediabylj.com

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    and on to the fishing report . . .

    Stunned. I had to think about doing that at 60+, not that mines any good to donate.

    May God bless you my friend!

    Would have loved to see some pictures of those.
     
  16. Boatsoda_Ed

    Boatsoda_Ed Boatsoda_ed

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    lizards are very good bait for Large Calicos
     
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  17. toadstoadsonly

    toadstoadsonly Just your average Jon chasing a fish of a lifetime

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    Don't forget that lizzard fish is great bait for Halibut also.
     
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  18. Cheeseburger Killer

    Cheeseburger Killer Beloved son

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    The slime factor alone would keep me from using Lizzies for bait. Unless they are a far better bait. You’d think we’d know that by now if they were “all that”...
     
  19. Paddyman1

    Paddyman1 I love pangas

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    Those lizards are plain old annoying. Congrats on the butt. Kudos for taking care of your pal!
     

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