Horseshoe hot again 11/6 early

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by DrBob89, Nov 6, 2017.

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  1. DrBob89

    DrBob89 Well-Known "Member"

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    I returned to the Horseshoe this morning and had another great couple hours of catching. The same place was fishy, just SW of the last green buoy. I got there at 7:30 and was chasing birds and boils until about 9:30 when they shut down. There were many bull kelp pieces that concentrated the fish, one of the clumps extended deeper than I could see. Water was clear and 66 degrees. Here's a short video: .

    Artificials only today. The blue & chrome Coltsniper 80 was again the best, but I did land a big bonito and hooked something larger that burned 25-lb line while trolling a green Yozuri deep diver.

    No YT or barracuda today. 6 bonito were caught, two of them were definitely legal. And bass were in the boils too, caught 4-5 on the Coltsniper but nothing large. Of course, lots of mackerel. All released.
     
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    nefarious235 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    T-dogg
     
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    pacificscout Hey! You got any frozen ice?

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    Great job again Bob.
    Thanks for sharing info.
     
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    Thanks for the info! I'm planning to head out that way tomorrow on that same boat :)
     
  5. tuner

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    Bonito are all over the inside now. Izors was jugged on Saturday, we hooked them nonstop for hours. Unfortunately, the dogs were bad, so the casualties were high. Get a scoop of sardines from Nacho and chum them up.
     
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    We were having trouble getting through the mackerel to the bonito or whatever else might be below on Saturday before the wind picked up. We were between the East end of the breakwater and Esther. However, it was very cool to see so much life that close this late in the year. There was a guy in a giant rowboat that we shared the fish with but didn't see him pull up anything of substance either. Anyone have any advice for catching bonito when the water is thick with mackerel as well?
     
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    Azarkon I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    It is almost impossible to get through mackerel to reach bonito, unless there's a significant size difference, in which case, bigger bait.

    One option for similar size fish is to just go with a strong six or eight hook with feather set up, you'll get lots of mackerel but a few bonito with it as well.
     
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    swami 805 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Try pinning a mackerel a 50lb dropper loop set up and see what's below all that life. WSB yellows threshers No telling
     
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    Thanks for the post. I'm definitely going to try this. The Mackerel have been a pain in the behind trying to get the bait down before they hit it.
     
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    Kman I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    If you’re hell bent on getting bonito, you can always troll bonito feathers at 8 or so mph. All bones, and maybe a scooter or two. I used to wear my kids out this way.
     
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    Thanks for all the info guys. I was just trying to get my sister on fish. I tried a dropper loop with 1/0 circle hooks but the mackerel were still figuring out how to hook themselves on them. I'll definitely try pinning on a mack to a dropper loop next time. The mackerel won't hit the small feathers?
     
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    Fun day for sure!
     
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    Mack’s won’t hit a feather trolled fast—only bones and the occasional cuda. You also stay away from the dogs.
     
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    Daisy chain on a 30lb 8 foot rod to keep it up at 6 knots and just circle the green bouy at the shoe. Watch them do back flips on the hoochies behind you for some great fun. On Monday we were getting the 4-7 pounders doubled up with constant bait fish after doing this
     
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    Paddyman1 I love pangas

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    Nice to see all this life in the water. Thanks for the post.

    I’d rahther start my day with a nice boil versus the usual.
     
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    Hoochie Daisy Chain is the best Bonito rig in my arsenal...I love watching em come out of the water to hit it...

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/WymUJRzhSE0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    Jim / Saba Slayer
     
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    ^^ haha awesome last second shot
     
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    That video is fantastic!
     
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    Jim, that's some blue planet stuff you have going there!
     

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