Local Rockfishing for Limits of Big Bocaccio on the Spectra 4/25/10

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glumacefishing

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Aug 18, 2009
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After getting out 2 weeks ago with the large charter group (38 people) I did on the Tide Change two weeks ago to Catalina I was looking forward to my first trip out on the Spectra out of Spectra Sportfishing and get some me time fishing in. This was just a family fun trip, 1/2 day local rockfishing shake down cruise with a few of my friends and family that owner Billy Keleman put together for us. Other than my cousin Jason, son Jonathan and I everyone else was either new to fishing or had only a few trips out.

Got down to Pierpoint Landing and met up with everyone around 5:30am and got out of the dock right at 6:00pm.

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The Spectra is an impressive boat, with a ton of room on deck, big bait tanks and a full kitchen and bunks for everyone. She has a unique tower and stack, so she is not hard to miss when out on the water.

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Billy and Ted were on board to help out and we hit up the bait barge for some scoops of sardines and small macs. I tried for some macs or tommy cod for Jonathan to play with but no love at the barge.

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Bait looked great and we settled in for a ride out to a sweet spot that they have for rockfishing.

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Billy took care of everyone's rigs as we headed out. Large hooks on a dropper loop, some rods 2 hooks some 1 hook and an 8oz torpedo sinker. I got to fish with spectra for the first time rockfishing and let me tell you, I'm now a convert. I could tell the difference with the hit vs. the mono that I had on my rods. Most of the big fish came off the rods rigged up with spectra and very large hooks.

Got out to the spot and did the first drift. If you missed on the first drop you had to wait till we moved back and repositioned on it again. First fish up was Gus and a nice salmon grouper (bocaccio).

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I lost one on this drift while bringing it up, but made up on the next drift. All these fish were big quailty salmon groupers, I would say all personal bests for this area. Billy and Ted worked hard putting us on these fish and it paid off.

Another nice fish.

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Ready to drop when they say so...

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My son Jonathan's first salmon grouper, and a limit to boot on one drop!

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On the second drift Gus hooked up on a beautiful red snapper, one of the bigger models I have seen locally in a long time.

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Hook up!!

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Hook ups!!!

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And the end result, happy camper!

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First one ever...

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Owner Billy and a big boy...

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Some of these fish were almost as big as Jonathan.

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Jonathan and Billy again...

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Kiss for good luck...

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Henry's first salmon grouper.

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Jason and I went down with some whole dead squid to see what we can pull up and he got his biggest for the day, 26 inches long.

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We got our limit in a few passes and packed it up to find some other fun.

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Looking for more fish!

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Just to give you an idea of how big these guys were...

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We tried a few more stops looking for reds and other rockfish but nothing panned out. The water temp was around 57 degrees so it was slow. Decided to head back in and hit Izor's before calling it a day. All morning it was grey and overcast, but as flat as a lake. Got to Izor's and it cleared up to blue skies. There were about 10 other boats out there with us as well.

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We tried a few spots anchored up but with no love. Got a few bites and Jonathan brought in the last fish of the day, a little rockfish.

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Called it a day around 1pm and headed back to the barn. Ted took care of the filleting and everyone went home with a nice bag of fish, plus some nice heads for fish soup.

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This was the best local rockfishing trips I've ever been on and I would like to thank Billy Keleman again for putting this little taste test together for my group. I look forward to booking 1/2 day and overnight trips to the island with him. He runs a top notch operation on a beautiful boat that is a great platform for a 6 pack trip, comfortable and tons of room! He will be running out of Long Beach through June 30th then moving the boat down to San Diego starting July 1st.

For more info go to Spectra Sportfishing :: Southern California Charter Fishing

Thanks again Billy for a great trip!
 
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The Long Run

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Fishingguy

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Those guys on the Spectra definitely have the Boccacio fishery dialed...


Now we just need to focus on the WSB. This weather has been so on and off and we have been at the wrong place at the wrong time ahahaha.

We have trips this weekend, but with this weather we have all week, not sure what to expect.
 
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tsurikichi

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Hi glumace,

Nice boat and crew to get the kids out and put newbies on the road to saltwater fishing ........ hope they join the fun regularly. Lots of nice fish !!

thanks,

tsurikichi
 
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harryo

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Hey Sean, great pics & report. Do you usually us a external flash when you take your portrait pics outdoors? I notice you have eliminated most of shadows. Nice bocaccios for 1/2 day fishin range. Billy most have that dialled in. Thanks for the report. Seaya!
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psychoclown

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Get some Billy.....I'll see u and Tino on the16th of May.. The Dark Carnival will represent :devil:
 
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glumacefishing

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Aug 18, 2009
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harryo,

I let the camera do most of the work so sometimes the flash goes off on auto. I carry a small Cannon SD770 PowerShot, small, takes great photos at 10mp and does good video as well. Only about $120, so if I trash it its not the big of a deal.

Sean
 
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fish_guts

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Now we just need to focus on the WSB. This weather has been so on and off and we have been at the wrong place at the wrong time ahahaha.

We have trips this weekend, but with this weather we have all week, not sure what to expect.


Damn Billy you have that local rockfish spot going off all the time!!!

Can't wait to get out and kill some yellows and tuna!!
 
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