Discussion in 'Southern CA Private Boater Offshore Trip Planning' started by Deckman, Sep 1, 2019.
Fish have kinda change thier pattern. Any info would be appreciated!
I would head straight west. Look for the smallest signal. Bring a lot of bait and light string.
Ok just got back from the corner. Fish are very line shy you’ll need to bring 15lb setups
The hooks we used would pull (size 1-1/0/) so the radio people suggested size 4. Didn’t have any that size to try but “they” said more fish were boated.
The power of bait can not be stressed enough. Chunk with the occasional 2-3 live worked well but you’ll need a net full to get them going and an extra hand to keep them with you.
Listen to the radio people if you can’t find them. They are more than willing to give out number when the run out of bait.
That’s all I have .
Btw no fish boated for us just pulled hooks.
I was out with Mike, Joe and Rico on Mikes Parker. It sounds like that party was near the 226. We were somewhere south of that with a few the Chef and a few other party boats. We were late to the party. There were a dozen or so PBs as well. The fish were blowing up around the party boats. We just drifted off thier bow about 75 yrds chunking and chumming a bit. We ended up one for six. Not great, but we did have a good shot at some off them. Size 2 & 4 hooks floro, 20, 25 and 30 got bit. Mike got bit twice fishing a short 30lb floro leader with a 1/8 oz on a grinder! I only got touched twice, both on the grind. Joe got bit twice, once we were on a double. My fish made it on the boat Joe's fish is still swimming. The other one that Joe hooked was a nicer grade and was not stopping for any 25lb string! Rico got touched, but that was it.
There are some nicer grade fish kicking a$$ on the lighter string. Good effort, good report, good luck!
Thank guys for the great advice! I appreciate it as well. What channel on the radio do most use?
everyone usually uses 72
Awesome, thank you!
I had really good luck getting them to the boat with chunk considering there wasn't many fish where I was. I would top your bait tank off with live and then get some extra and ice it. Have someone cut it into 1" pieces while you motor out. As soon as you see some fish on the surface or high in the water column on the meter let the chunk fly. And only let a live chum go from time to time.
20lb. Fluorocarbon to mono to braid. Change your fluoro after each fish. Fluoro doesn’t return to original shape after being stretched. Kinked line won’t get bit. Size 4 hooks.
Change your bait if it doesn’t swim hard. I wouldn’t leave it for more than 5 minutes. Less on a sport boat.
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