MDR-Halibut and Bass Rpt. 3/31 w-pics

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by Red Drum, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. Red Drum

    Red Drum Paradiddle-diddle

    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Name:
    Capt. Vinnie
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    Big Drum-2300 Seaswirl Striper...Red Drum-1500 Duroboat
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    I took my little 15ft boat “Red Drum” out on the big pond today with my fishing buddy Jason “jscrib”. Decided to do an early morning trip since the weather was supposed to turn nasty by mid-afternoon. The weather forecast definitely kept a lot of boaters off the water and the parking lot was almost empty. Fortunately, we had great weather for almost the whole day, with just a little chill and slight breeze in the morning.

    Our plan was to buy some live bait and target Halibut. To our good fortune, we didn’t have to buy any bait, because the harbor was still plugged with a huge biomass of Sardines, mini-Macs, and Spanish Jacks. I put on a Sabiki bait-catcher and made a tank of hot live bait within a half an hour. We spent the first four hours on the water targeting Halibut without any luck. The only bites we had were from Sand Bass and Calico Bass.

    Jason with his first Sand Bass of the day.
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    Here I am with a nice Sand Bass.
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    Here I am with a nice Calico Bass.
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    In the early afternoon while fishing a structure spot with a swim bait, I get bit really good by a heavier fish and ended landing a nice looking 28 inch Halibut…yeehaw!! I finally get our target species when I least expect it.
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    Jason with his last dandy Sandie of the day.
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    Had another fun filled and successful day fishing on the beautiful Pacific Ocean and burned less than 3 gallons of fuel...sweet! Can’t wait to go again. HOOK-UP!

    Till next tide,
     
  2. bevz

    bevz Newbie

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    Brent
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    Not bad at all!
     
  3. Bank Robber

    Bank Robber Hyperbolist

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    Dean
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    Looks bitchen out there! Well done getting a flattie on the swim bait.

    Jason looks like he is ready for love.
     
  4. Carl

    Carl Bridesmaid,,,,,,,Again

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    :appl:
    I was wondering if anybody actually fished today.
     
  5. Simon Bon Bowery

    Simon Bon Bowery Lizard Fish Hippie

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    Simon
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    Sweet!!

    You guys kill me................But I love you reports..

    Rock on..:hali_olutta:
     
  6. eMan

    eMan Good Things Come To Those Who Bait

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    Robert
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    Love those pics! What a great day of catching. Thanks for the report
     
  7. (OCBB)bassHIGH

    (OCBB)bassHIGH Newbie

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    Nice brotha! looks like a blast, and nice suprise too... Buttttt
     
  8. homeboyhero

    homeboyhero Newbie

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    what size lead heads did you use with the swimbaits?
     
  9. grateful fish

    grateful fish Newbie

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    Jefe'
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    Nice job!! Geting it done in the 15' tin can. Nice
     
  10. Mischief

    Mischief EST. 1980

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    Lokey Kingfisher
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    Killing it! Thanks for the report,..
     
  11. jscrib

    jscrib Whale Cock

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    Fun day my friend.

    Making bait was crazy. So much in the harbor. I fished a small kroc and was hooking macs and dines too.

    And I was so glad Vince got that halibut. That was our main goal for Saturday and he made it happen in the final hour!

    Oh yea, my gaff skills slipped a bit. I was channeling my inner Bank Robber on the first pass. :puff:: farmer ::puff:

    j
     
  12. Bank Robber

    Bank Robber Hyperbolist

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    A guy misses one gaff shot 3 years ago :rolleyes: :D
     
  13. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    That's getting the job done right Vince, way to go guys!
     
  14. matador1238

    matador1238 Newbie

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    I am jealous
     
  15. 26grumpy

    26grumpy who hooked who

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    Good stuff !!! WTG on the target !
     
  16. jscrib

    jscrib Whale Cock

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    That was an epic trip though. 5 legal halibut and insane rock fishing. Hope the three of us can do that trip again soon. :hali_olutta:

    j
     
  17. BajaConcept

    BajaConcept BajaConcept

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    David
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    good job guys, you two are too much fun together and catch too much fish, Chinese limit
     
  18. Killsfish

    Killsfish Member

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    Darren
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    Hey Vince, nice meeting you at the boat ramp on Saturday and you caught bass and halibut, exactly what you said you were targeting. :appl:


    Darren
     
  19. jscrib

    jscrib Whale Cock

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    It was good seeing you Darren. If you hit the surf let me know. The year started good then got bad. Might be picking up again though.

    j
     
  20. Killsfish

    Killsfish Member

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    Darren
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    Yeah, nice to run into you as well. I'll let you know next time I hit the surf, can you pm your phone number?

    Darren
     

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