Honey Hole for reds! Near MLPA and Dana Point

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Out Saturday.. gentleman's start at 0900. Launched Dana, motored to Salt Creek.... Slow trolled deans looking for those winter YT. No love... moved to a spot I picked at random on google earth...

Water temp was 60F. Zero wind. Minimal Swell. Perfect day... all day.

Turned out OK! Limited on smaller reds 12-14" in about 40 minutes with the fin bait...

Used a GoFish Cam to get some footage at 200' deep...
Turned out awesome...

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Nice video -- does that camera have a light? I tried using my water wolf camera at 200', but it was mostly dark and I couldn't see anything at all.
 
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Nice video -- does that camera have a light? I tried using my water wolf camera at 200', but it was mostly dark and I couldn't see anything at all.
Yeah, it has a light... it is green color so things dont render in their true colors.
 
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Nice video -- does that camera have a light? I tried using my water wolf camera at 200', but it was mostly dark and I couldn't see anything at all.
My waterwolf shot good footage at 220 might depend on the water clarity
 
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Does the Go Fish Cam logo always appear on your videos or is there an option to not have that displayed?
 
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How close is this to the MLPA? While highly unscientific, your video suggests to me that the MLPas are having the desired effect.

JMHO
 
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Thanks for sharing the video. Very cool . Got a little dizzy towards the end though.
I know! The cam really pivots around the line... not sure how to stop that... Maybe rig up some wings on it or something -- or maybe swivels?
 
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I know! The cam really pivots around the line... not sure how to stop that... Maybe rig up some wings on it or something -- or maybe swivels?

I had the same problem with my waterwolf. It's because there's very little water resistance to rotational movement, so it oscillates back and forth like that.

I attached a very small wing (1" by 3"), made out of a small piece cut out of some aluminum flashing, and that completely cured the problem.
 
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Did you even try to fish with BAIT? lol
Right? I started out with sardines with their motors cut off... then just straight sardines.... after a bit they were biting bare hooks! I had 9 fish so I sent down my double gangion with a sardine on only one hook... came up with 2 fish.... left one on the hook and sent him back down to recompress... he got off and another got on... epic.
 
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I had the same problem with my waterwolf. It's because there's very little water resistance to rotational movement, so it oscillates back and forth like that.

I attached a very small wing (1" by 3"), made out of a small piece cut out of some aluminum flashing, and that completely cured the problem.
Nice idea! My wife is a mechanical engineer with a 3D printer... I am thinking she can whip me up somethin...
 
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