Lack of lobster reports

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radman

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Jun 10, 2006
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Darrin
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Stringari
It sure seems like there are not many reports in the first few days.Usually everyone is showing off the bugs!We fished Saturday in the bay,and went outside the point last nite,which I usually only do about twice a season.Weather was not super good,with a big swell.It is good to see that the population of lobster is thriving in san diego waters!My 6 yr old caught his 2nd legal halibut in 2 weeks in the bay,so he pulled most of the nets saturday nite,and we got 3 of them,and he was sick last nite,so only my 8 yr old went,and even in rough waters,he was pulling like a big boy...until the fullest net of the nite came up with 18 in it!He was saying how he could feel it "Kicking" and how heavy it was.He was right.We were done by 9pm with limits,so just played dodge the buoys on the way in.We got most of them very shallow,with a few in 35 ft,but those were the deepest.

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duckbutter6a

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Nov 15, 2014
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Hank
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Dusky 17
Awesome.

I went out the opening evening. Got 3 keepers and 20 or so shorts.

Gonna try again soon. Would have posted a report but between moving, new job, ikea furniture, and sleep deprivation I haven't been motovated lol.
 
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T Shark

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Way cool to see them holding their catch. Way to go!
 
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Reel hip

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Way to go. Nice report
 
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Blackfish

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great post!!!! Nice work dad
 
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WaterDawg

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Great catch!! Haven't gone yet. Tides suck this weekend so probably will wait. Last year was better later where we go so in no hurry. Still trying to catch tuna.
 
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FloMar

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catalina wfo...........

we have been every night except monday due to wind...
You were at Catalina Sunday Night? It was a ripping' wind if I recall.
 
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FloMar

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It sure seems like there are not many reports in the first few days.Usually everyone is showing off the bugs!We fished Saturday in the bay,and went outside the point last nite,which I usually only do about twice a season.Weather was not super good,with a big swell.It is good to see that the population of lobster is thriving in san diego waters!My 6 yr old caught his 2nd legal halibut in 2 weeks in the bay,so he pulled most of the nets saturday nite,and we got 3 of them,and he was sick last nite,so only my 8 yr old went,and even in rough waters,he was pulling like a big boy...until the fullest net of the nite came up with 18 in it!He was saying how he could feel it "Kicking" and how heavy it was.He was right.We were done by 9pm with limits,so just played dodge the buoys on the way in.We got most of them very shallow,with a few in 35 ft,but those were the deepest.

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Great job with those kids!
 
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ShadBurke

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Oct 28, 2005
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Going to run again tonight if you want to go john. Seems like 90% of the keepers are males. Your bait trick seems to do better that just straight macs.

"the red-er the better....."
 
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FloMar

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Going to run again tonight if you want to go john. Seems like 90% of the keepers are males. Your bait trick seems to do better that just straight macs.

"the red-er the better....."
I'm already locked and loaded for tonight Shad, heading out at 11 this morning.
Thank You for the invite though!

Seems you've changed neighborhoods these days, good for you.
What happened to your rocket ship, or am I just reading the wrong book these days?

Sorry for the highjack Darrin!
 
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ShadBurke

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Oct 28, 2005
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Last night consistent results. Solo mission. Two strings and done by 9:30pm.

Seas were better than eariler in week

Skipjack bait. 175 ft. weighted traps.

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IrieMitch

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I agree, its one of those fisheries that is better left enjoyed, rather than talked about. And mad respect to the guys going deep, i'm sure you have a winch but still, that's another level of rigging and dedication!

Looks like we have a good season going!
 
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