Local island action 12/23

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by flyhigh123, Dec 25, 2018.

  1. flyhigh123

    flyhigh123 Bangarang

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    My uncle who I haven’t fished with in a few years was in town. Made the plan to fish 12/23 with good weather forecasted for 3 guys. While getting gas I forgot to put down the antenna from the previous trip and broke yet another antenna again.

    Dropped the boat in the water and Picked up a half scoop of squid from nacho at 6am and made the crossing. The fog lifted pretty quick and with very little swell averaged 35-38mph.

    Hit some spots I marked from previous trips and picked away at some nice quality rockfish. After close limits decided to head to shallower waters and picked away at some really nice sheephead.

    The fish enjoyed the shrimp over live squid at times.

    Weather was nice all day and at times a little warm.

    Made it back to sunset around 3:30.

    For Christmas Eve made prime rib and fish/chips.

    Nice December!

    Merry Christmas!

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  2. Bottom Line

    Bottom Line Village idiot

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    Excellent!
     
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  3. longboard85

    longboard85 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    That's a feast nice job!!
     
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  4. duckbutter6a

    duckbutter6a Florida man living in SoCal

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    Awesome and I need to strengthen my sheepshead game... I got lazy catching pigs on squid at the further islands.... need to try the shrimp trick.
     
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  5. Ryan_J

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    That's a great spread there! Merry Christmas!!!
     
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  6. flyhigh123

    flyhigh123 Bangarang

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    Recently I’ve been trying different spots. If I catch any sheephead, big or small I’ll stay since typically if there is a small female I’m guessing there are some bigger males around. Shrimp seems to attract them more than squid but once they are around, I feel they will eat both regardless. Just depends on what other fish are around stealing the bait
     
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  7. SeaHawk IV

    SeaHawk IV Well-Known "Member"

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    Looks like a great day on the water and a tasty feast to wrap up the day.
     
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  8. Azarkon

    Azarkon I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Nice job, probably the last super nice weather window before 2019.

    About bait: in my experience, near shore bottom fish respond well to live squid because they are almost always full; off shore bottom fish, however, will take whatever you give them, because they are hungry. Open them up, you'll see the difference: fish along the coast eat very well and almost always have food in their stomach, but fish out at the outer islands tend to have an empty stomach, indicating they're starving.

    There are actually a lot of quality fish local. They just don't bite the usual dead bait people present.
     
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  9. Cy Bodden

    Cy Bodden Been there done that

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    looks like fun except the antenna part. did that once switched to a morad antenna. https://www.morad.com
     
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    MarktheShark56 Well-Known "Member"

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    Can't decide which is better.....the fish-porn, or the food-porn!
     
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  11. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Fine job and looks delicious, congrats!
     
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  12. Pescador Paul

    Pescador Paul Well-Known "Member"

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    Please tell us more about the shrimp. Are you just buying them from a local fish market or...?
     
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  13. duckbutter6a

    duckbutter6a Florida man living in SoCal

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    Not sure what he does but usually I go get whole raw shrimp from a Asian fish market. Crawfish work good to
     
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  14. flyhigh123

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    like duck butter says, i just go to local market, they had a special for headless shrimp at $3.99 a pound, so i bought that. But i've used head on shrimp as well in the past. try to get smaller shrimp that fits the hook.

    Depending on shrimp size i use either whole shrimp or half. also depends on what size fish are biting as if they are bait stealers, i just use half. I like to run the hook the same direction as the shrimp shape, but my other buddy just put it across the back and did well too.
     
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  15. Woodeneye

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    Nice work. Did the drive home from the ramp with Antenna up twice, once I paid the price.
     
  16. REELCLOSE

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    Nice Christmas spread!
     
  17. T Shark

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    Nice haul! Great job! Thanks for the report
     
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