Grunion Run 3/1/18

350zr

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Jan 31, 2018
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350zr
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Anyone know if grunion makes good lobster bait for hooping. I want to go to MB tonight to catch them and use aas bait.
 

docupat

Just one of the crew!
Sep 4, 2010
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OC, CA USA
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PL
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A Classic
Anyone know if grunion makes good lobster bait for hooping. I want to go to MB tonight to catch them and use aas bait.
My experience is that grunion make great bass, halibut and seabass bait but they make poor lobster bait.

Try it out, who knows, you may have a different experience. Good luck and let us know what you find out.
 

plj46

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Jan 7, 2008
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Socal
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john
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24 ft grady white
Not saying it won't work but there are much better options.A mackerel or Bonito that's been frozen for 10 years would be better.
 
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350zr

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Jan 31, 2018
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Practically free bait since I don't eat Grunion, my friend will also bring his nephew so it should be fun either way
 

PHT

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Feb 23, 2005
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Tedd
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yours, I'll scrub and pay
My experience is that grunion make great bass, halibut and seabass bait but they make poor lobster bait.

Try it out, who knows, you may have a different experience. Good luck and let us know what you find out.
not good on bass either..Mackerel that hard to get?
 

DPevin

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Jul 4, 2016
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Dana Point
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Evin
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kayak
not good on bass either..Mackerel that hard to get?
I think people are thinking he has a boat. If it turns out they don't have a boat and will be hooping from shore/jettys or whatever...then mackerel might be tougher to get. Although some catfood and a kastmaster should do the trick just about anywhere in any harbor.

Or im wrong and they have a boat...in that case just get some mackerel.
 

KCiuchta

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Feb 7, 2018
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Kenny
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I Wish
Anyone know if grunion makes good lobster bait for hooping. I want to go to MB tonight to catch them and use aas bait.
How'd you do last night? Were the grunion out yet? I want to go tonight-the weekend but not sure how the rain might affect it. Any thoughts? Thanks.
 

slayinem805

Captain
Sep 4, 2010
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Chase Johnson
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25' Skipjack Fisherman
I went in ventura and didn't find any. Does anyone know a good beach in ventura for them? Think its to early in season.
 

KCiuchta

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Feb 7, 2018
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Apparently they were running in San Diego Sunday night. Probably not many people out, must've been fun. I'll have to wait until St. Patty's.
 

Fisha

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Aug 3, 2006
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Orange
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Dave
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24' sea ray flybridge, 12' w/outboard
You can buy frozen mackeral for pretty cheap and I think it would do waaaay better than grunion. Hell, even catfood in your hoops will work......did that once when we forgot our bait cages and caught some.