Halibut Reports Dana Point --- ?????

elskel

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Apr 15, 2005
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Laguna Beach CA / El Pescadero BCS
Name
Brian Knott
Boat
21' Baja Bayrunner
Hey All, Just arrived up north from Southern Baja, for the holidays. Here for the next 6 weeks. Any Halibut reports, Dana Point? Anybody catching, Deep / Shallow? Would like to drop the skiff in the water. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, Brian
 

Croaker.Stroker

Old White Guy
Nov 28, 2015
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Tustin
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Croaker
Boat
Arima Sea Pacer
I have been coming up dry this year. Maybe just me, or maybe La Nina ?
 

AndyJ

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May 8, 2008
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Dana Point CA
Name
Andy Jakubas
Boat
1984 Cobalt DV 18.5
Tried 3 trips Aug and Sept. No flattie love drifting off Capo Beach, just short bass small bonito and blue perch.
 

RickJ

Newbie
Dec 23, 2007
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Rick
Boat
Polar 23 WA, 13' Apex cc
I have tried twice in September, three times in October and twice this month. Only got two shorts, one 19" and one 19 1/2". I normally start getting them starting in October. Thinking maybe la nina also. Hope it picks up. Will be back out this Friday. Good luck to all.
 

soul troller

Mine bends where yours ends
Mar 14, 2004
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Murrieta Ca
Name
Lou
Boat
Pursuit 2870 WA
Definitely less butts biting down in SD areas too.
Have got a few nice ones and a couple shorts this season after a fair amount of drifting.
Nothing close to 2018 when we whacked the shit out of them .
 

Highwayman

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Jun 25, 2015
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Sammy
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None
I checked the Dana Point Halibut derby and there are only three small ones on the board. You could take a ride and see where they fish them... the biggest one I know out of that derby was around 43 lbs.
 

michael e. bingham

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May 26, 2015
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Pura Vida
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Pura Vida 30' Custom Panga
I caught 6 halibut last saturday south of south island and had 5 the week before the biggest going 18 lbs so nothong big yet , we caught the fish from 89 feet to 112 feet using sardines for bait , its still a little early for the deep fish , maybe the middle od December the fish should start moving in
 
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michael e. bingham

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May 26, 2015
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Pura Vida
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Pura Vida 30' Custom Panga
Picking up nicer grade of yellows drifting for Halies , 18 to 24 lbs which is a pain on 12 lb test but fun for sure
 

Northeastfshman

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Dec 20, 2008
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San Clemente
Name
Brett Weinberg
Boat
Parker 2120SCDV
Been very very slow lately. October was very good but Nov has been terrible.

Dana is weird that way. Some falls/winters it’s amazing fishing and some years they are non existent.
 
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michael e. bingham

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May 26, 2015
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Pura Vida
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I was planning on fishing sunday again but im not going to make it home in time
 

flytie

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Oct 20, 2012
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Orange, CA USA
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GC
Boat
Out of Office - Custom Invader CC
I've had a couple of good hits in the 90-120 zone but that was before the water flipped. Finishing a new roof on the RV so should be back in two weeks.