LOBSTER Newbie...

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by bstabski, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. bstabski

    bstabski Newbie

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    Good morning ladies and gents!

    OK I'm getting excited to try my luck at hooping for some lobsters near the jetty but have a few questions I was hoping you could help me answer:

    1) where on the jetty should I be putting my hoops? the side where the waves are crashing or the calmer side? closer to the shore or closer to the open ocean?

    2) If you were in market to buy a few Promar hoop nets would you buy the Eclipse or the ambush?


    Thanks for any advice. I hope to be pulling in hoops filled with lobster not just pulling in my empty hoops. Semper Fi!
     
  2. Sherm

    Sherm aka: The Sherminator

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    I like the ambush nets better and which ever way the current is moving into the rocks you want your bait on the up hill side.
     
  3. Lobster Man

    Lobster Man Newbie

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    I would use the ambush , also put weight in it.
     
  4. bstabski

    bstabski Newbie

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    Thanks for the responses. So when you say uphill.... the waves crashing on the rocks I want the hoops to be on that side not the sheltered side? What about distance from the shore?
     
  5. jscrib

    jscrib Whale Cock

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    If you are fishing near a jetty, as a safety tip you don't have to drop your nets that close to the rocks. 30-40ft is plenty close, they will walk out. Plus, if your motor dies, wrap the prop etc. you have time to drop the anchor.

    For your first time I would recommend flat glass conditions just to get the hang of dropping nets and picking them up.

    Good luck,

    j
     
  6. lucky catch

    lucky catch Newbie

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    Just to verify you are planing to hoop from boat. If you hoop from the jetty you WILL lose your traps. You should drop your traps just before sundown and check the first one 45 minutes later. Good Luck. Also conditions dont look too good for most harbors ..... the surf will be up in most locations. Be safe and dont end up on the breakwater.
     
  7. I'M OFF

    I'M OFF Really off

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    If you are talking about DMJ's throw your ambush nets on the calmer side.

    Pulling empty nets in oside is the norm. getting legals is not.

    Have fun, and be safe!

    It sounds like you don't have a boat, and will be hooping from the jetty.
    Try both sides of the inlet.
     
  8. kelpbed

    kelpbed Newbie

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    Full moon this weekend. Wait for less moon or overcast sky, more bugs crawl when it's darker.
     
  9. osidefishin

    osidefishin big daddy

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    Hey Bryan I live right by the harbor and have been hooping there for years,Hit me up sometime and I can show you a few spots either from shore or if you have a boat,good luck
     
  10. KP1

    KP1 Member

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    Well, since I dive down there to see where they are.... Off the wall is better, the trapse lay flat, the bugs come out, I see a ton in the open, only when it super rough are the deep in holes, that being said, when its super rough that is where I am too, no thanks to the swells LOL
     
  11. bstabski

    bstabski Newbie

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    Yeah I'm trying from the shore... No boat here but bought two ambush setups yesterday and trying to prospect some areas that might produce. I don't mind catching smalls I just want the thrill of something in the bottom of the net LOL... I tried last year on a charter out of seaforth and landed 5 legals but want more of a hands on experiences rather then pulling a line in a pully back to the boat....
     
  12. Dave Hansen

    Dave Hansen Yoursaltwaterguide.com Advertiser

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    Call me I will help you so you can catch .
     
  13. re8elmonk0341

    re8elmonk0341 Newbie

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    I'll be hitting up OSide on opener night just to test out the new boat. Hope to see some of y'all out there. Good luck, be safe, and happy hooping.
     

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