Long Beach halibut hunting “0” big ol skonka

Hungone

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I went out with very low expectations today, and they were met lol

Got my new Yamaha to its 10 hour break in today and decided to target halibut all day. Got a. 1/2 scoop from nacho. They were perfect medium sized deans that didn’t require a trap setup. I put together some old school halibut setups. Narrowed 500s with power handles, carbontex drags and aluminum spools. Paired them to 8 ft Sabre’s. I really like the way they felt for drifting.

There was no breeze until about 12, so I had to make my own drift. I drifted the entire first wall outside of Alamitos bay, on the outside. About 20 yards off the wall (30-50) feet in depth with a reverse dropper loop.

I then fished all 3 islands with not a single bite.

I got a couple of good bites outside of the wall, but they acted like bass, not halibut.

Final count: 1 short seabass


still nice to be out with the pup
 

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Hungone

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Yeah, this was his second trip. He’s becoming a little more relaxed on the boat with each trip.
 
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ssrmr2

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the oiled teak look on your montauk is sick. next time I will remove the sikaflex and goes pure earl.

at least you were on the water I was at the office at 6am
 
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Dogs make the trip. I'm getting one soon!.

I went out of DP today and it was foggy till 9:30. Then It cleared up and was magnificent.

Pretty Vacant though.
Was going to launch out of DP but swell looked big on NOAA. I guess they were wrong. Finished wrapping two fishing rods and did boat touch up instead. Oh well.
 
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