LA harbor lobster report

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by muletrain, Oct 24, 2016.

  1. CaptJgray

    CaptJgray I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    For what its worth...

    I have been 6 times this year, I have hooped for less than 4 hours each time and had limits for all onboard each time.

    the last time was for 6 people, on that occasion we fished until 10 PM and had over 200 shorts.

    I have hooped twice before fishing in the AM, each time nets were in the water around 0500. Limits for 2 plus close to 100 shorts in 3 sets.

    Diver friends have said there are a lot of lobsters molting right now in certain locales, this would attribute to low numbers in those areas.

    the shorts have been all sizes imaginable, unfortunately the night with over 200 shorts I would say 75% of them had to be measured and were 1/16 of an inch short...

    looks promising for later this year...

    and they haven't been deep either. The deepest Ive fished is 100 feet, with the majority 35-40 feet deep.

    Not Catalina, San Diego, or LA/LB Harbor.
     
  2. fishkilr

    fishkilr on the water

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    Buddy just told me that the Gail force and triton had almost 400 legals last week... I don't bug fish myself but apparently it's a skill thing....
     
  3. plj46

    plj46 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Your'e correct about "dont know shit about Long Beach" but would guess its a large breakwater just like all the others ? You still mad about my comments about those baby sharks you killed ?
     
  4. Sudzy

    Sudzy Newbie

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    I took out some divers friday night for a few hours, outside the breakwater in pedro. they brought in one keeper and said they saw lots af smalls on tbe crawl. I dropped 4 hoops off the side of the boat while anchored waiting on them, zippo.
     
  5. Dave Hansen

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    Guys it's the best lobster fishing right now.That I have ever seen. There are plenty of lobsters. YOU JUST NEED TO KNOW MORE THEN ONE SPOT. I am out of a different harbor everyday. I see way more then anyone else.The lobsters are just fine. We have caught three times as many this year then any year before.I am just trying to help.
     
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  6. Dave Hansen

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    Jim you always have negative things to say about everything.
     
  7. CaptJgray

    CaptJgray I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    By far the best fishing I have seen in 26 years of hooping....
     
  8. Dave Hansen

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    These guys wont be happy until everything is closed
     
  9. bitesomthing

    bitesomthing Well-Known "Member"

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    Hello John, been a long time. Nice to see you on the boards again.....Maybe you have been around and i just havnt seen you...
     
  10. CaptJgray

    CaptJgray I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Im just glad that people follow the Gail Force and Triton around to learn where all of the lobster spots are...

    This allows some of us to fish in peace.
     
  11. flyinverted

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    3 trips so far for me this season. Limits for 6 each time. Have thrown back 100-200 shorts each trip. 80% of them within a hair of being legal 5% of them went back because they were barely legal.
     
  12. skiddd25

    skiddd25 Newbie

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    I am right there w you!!
    I think 100 shorts is a bit of a stretch, but
    I have been out solo maybe 5 or 6 times this month, had decent nights every time. Only once did I get a limit, however the least I have caught is 4
    I gave gone w some buddies, and we got 11 one night.
    Usually 4 hours of hooping.
    Get at least 10 shorts every trip.
    The biggest problem in the harbor is the seals in my opinion- I have changed my strategy combating the dogs, and been sucsessful ever since. Try the seal proof cages
    If a spot doesn't produce, pack up and move to another promising area- those BUGGS move around a lot. Just like pelagic fish do.
    Hope this helps -
     
  13. Azarkon

    Azarkon I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    California lobster is said to migrate to deeper water during fall and winter, but harbor populations are usually more stable. That might have changed with El Nino.

    Human pressure is the first cause of death for adult lobsters, but recruitment is ultimately a function of how many baby lobsters survive in any given year. This has much to do with the environment, availability of food, and the presence of predators. I would not be surprised to find that lobsters go through cycles just like any other species in our waters.
     
  14. wils

    wils lazy-ass well known "member"

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    CIH & Ventura Harbor lobster experience:

    If getting zero lobsters is a sign of lobsters being poached out, what would one call it when less than a week later boats are stacked 3 rows deep on the exact same "poached out" breakwalls getting boat limits in less than a half hour? Then those guys moving out and others moving in for their boat limits??????????????

    I need to know what the internet says about this!!!

    PS: Does the internet ever hoop during the day?

    Bonus points: What do lobsters do with all of those legs?
     
  15. skiddd25

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    Decided to go for a quickie Sunday
    11/6 try my local spots that have been producing the last few weeks.
    Got a few shorts on my first set, thinking this is going to be a good night. 2nd set blanked me.
    3rd set produced 1 legal, and 2 shorts.
    Made a small move, got blanked on my 4th set, and called it a night.
    I'm not sure why some nights it goes bonkers, and others it just flat out sucks. Maybe the water is too warm?
    Tides need to move just right, or just zigging while I should be zagging.
    I do believe the BUGGS will be there this season.
    So if you're planning on hooping the harbor, be prepared to be disappointed, so if you do get a few, it's a successful night!
     
  16. hbouldin1216

    hbouldin1216 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Planning to hit the harbor Friday night. Conditions look pretty good and if all else fails, at least it will be warm. For the guys that are catching them, what depth are you dropping on?
     
  17. skiddd25

    skiddd25 Newbie

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    15-50'
     
  18. Sudzy

    Sudzy Newbie

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    I went last night to drop 2 trawls of 10, at my usual shallow spots and nada.
     

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