have YOU, been to Catalina lately?

tbarna6715

Lets go!
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Anyone have reports for the front side or backside of Catalina in the past week?

Considering going out on the water. is it worth my time?
 

Carl

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Nov 29, 2004
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everyone elses
NO
 

nefarious235

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canoe & plastic flotsam
See above
 

ShadBurke

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Oct 28, 2005
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If you are targeting lobster and you know what to do and you are dropping in depths in excess of 200ft with the right gear and bait, then yes...


But the number of guys who have that skillset I can count on 1 hand.........

Are you one?
 

Omarkayak

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I have not been. However, I hear that boccacio and bass and perch and whitefish and YT and YFT may be biting. For some people.

Good fishin'
BDC OK
 

Azarkon

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If you are targeting lobster and you know what to do and you are dropping in depths in excess of 200ft with the right gear and bait, then yes...

But the number of guys who have that skillset I can count on 1 hand.........

Are you one?
People who can do that don't need to go to Catalina for lobster...

Local areas were more productive than Catalina, but now with the commercial season open, I guess it might be different.
 

Azarkon

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It's late in the season, most people up here are going after lobster. Last Saturday I was there for lobster, and people on the radio were talking about how shit the fishing was all day long.

The sport boats are getting all their fish from behind San Clemente Island or down in Mexico.
 

Blackfish

Fishing, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.
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Just go. The weather is going to be nice, and decent tides on Saturday.

Look for the conditions and enjoy the day. This is the time of year for pig YT on the backside.
 

Hardcor

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Monty caught a monk fish mooching many meters of muddy waters off Montego Bay. Monty missed the main bite of millions of marlin munching madly on menhaden momentarily mauled by many mammal more hungry then the marlin.
 
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ShadBurke

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People who can do that don't need to go to Catalina for lobster...

Local areas were more productive than Catalina, but now with the commercial season open, I guess it might be different.
Catalina work nicely, particularly when you use the multiday permit.........

Dfw arent fans of multiday permit use when you are 200 yrds off the beach and a few miles from port....
 

GarytheCPA

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Fished Farnsworth, west end back side and ship rock Wednesday for garbage. One barracuda and a lot of short bites. On farnsworth had a tailer come up into our chumline. Thats always cool to see, but carp fishing doesn't get me all that excited.

What did seem to work for one guy was slow trolling live baits. He probably hooked a YT but got rocked on a very parabolic rod. (whats the deal with those anyways?)

Also its seal season over there. So much worse than the rest of the spring and summer for us. Every stop we had 3 seals. Better have a furball action plan, like chili oil in a dead mackerel or something. Maybe underwater speaker and some Slayer! YT love metal, seals hate it.
 
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Dawson Smith

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Apr 19, 2014
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Was there over the weekend. Friday plenty of Cudas and Bass on the east end. Along with a 26lb yellow all on a jerkbait. Saturday fished the east end and front side for a few short bass. Didn't see much happening for most people over the weekend.
 

Woodeneye

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My buddy dove the front side last night and couldn't buy a legal lobster. If Crawfish were in season I think easy limits would be had.
 
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flyliner

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Catalina is always biting, but that's an island you really need to put in the time to learn properly. There are also some nice big yellowfin just off the island. Either option sounds great to me. Good luck.
 

slydawg

Always wishin' I was fishin'
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Catalina work nicely, particularly when you use the multiday permit.........

Dfw arent fans of multiday permit use when you are 200 yrds off the beach and a few miles from port....
If you are that close, why would anyone bother with a multiday permit??
 

kindafishy

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there last friday. wide open calico bite at hen rock, if your in the right place. we had boats pull in all around us, we were the only ones catching. about 1 in 5 legal size.
east end 2 large fish we never got to meet. farnsworth looking for yellows, no yellows but about 5 rockfish on flylined dines??who knew.