Full moon hooping skunk trip

h2odude

Yellowtail hunter
Oct 1, 2017
14
16
El Segundo
Name
Patrick Gardner
Boat
Striper 2301
Went out hooping last night and did a full 4 sets in the Santa Monica area where I had been doing pretty good the last few weeks. Only got 3 shorts all night along with a lot of sculpin and rays. We were hooping in 30-45'.

I am going to blame the full moon, Also had 4 dogs in the traps half the night that did not help. Anyone else have any luck last night?
 
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chef gabe

Eat the collars!
Aug 23, 2014
190
364
Dana Point
Name
Gabe
Boat
Aqua Pazza (translates to Crazy Water and this is the name of an Italian Fishermans Stew)
Skunked in PV 2 nights ago. Give it a couple weeks, molt&grow, and hopefully a better crawl as the moon fades
It’s interesting you say that. I’ve been trying to find any info on when our so cal lobsters molt. And grow. The closest I got was something saying in summer months. Any more details on your end?
 

RodRage

Share the stoke!
Sep 7, 2017
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Surf City Ca.
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Huntington Hillbilly
Boat
Chaparral 224 Fisherman
Last season by this time we already had rain and a lot of cold dirty water this year not so much, I’m out there either way I don’t even eat the freaking things just love being on the water with friends and family, I do dig putting on the feast though.

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PuraPesca

Living' that Pesca Life
Apr 28, 2020
36
86
SoCal
Name
Alex
Boat
Mako 214
was out last night in LB .. skunked 100% ... thick fog rolled in and we called it a night ... caught 9 shorts last week and have managed 3 legals in a few trips .. hope it only gets better
 

kevina

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Sep 10, 2006
2,168
1,546
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redondo beach
Name
kev
Boat
25' aqua sport
Last season by this time we already had rain and a lot of cold dirty water this year not so much, I’m out there either way I don’t even eat the freaking things just love being on the water with friends and family, I do dig putting on the feast though.

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That's the way to cook the Lobsters, Do you boil them for a minute before hitting the grill?
 
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Ggiannig8912

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May 17, 2011
90
31
El Cajon
Name
Gianni
Boat
yellow rocket
Got 3 legals and 1 short Friday night mission bay. I’m 2.5 seasons in, I blame the moon. Idk.
 

mhanson59hb

Fear No Fish
Apr 22, 2013
1,881
2,958
Huntington Beach
Name
Mike
Boat
2008 Trophy 1802 "Mako My Day"
I got skunked, too - because I did not go hooping. At least you were out on the water! Better luck next time!
 
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Airbike

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Jul 23, 2015
72
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SoCal
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Dan
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NA
It was bright full moon at Catalina Halloween night. We hooped 50' to 180'.
3 sets for 28 legals and 30 shorts.
Threw back 7 legals since we were only 3 so kept 21. About 45 min soaks. Deeper had fewer shorts.
This was at an area we had never hooped before. I say just go hoop when you can and you won't know if you don't go.
Beautiful night at Cat.
Could see the San Pedro lights so knew the fog wasn't gonna be an issue going back to LB. Pretty smooth ride.
Good luck on your next hooping trip!