Memories of days gone by...what are some of yours

Discussion in 'Fishing Chit Chat' started by Bud B, Sep 1, 2018.

  1. Big Daddy G

    Big Daddy G Newbie

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    Pier fishing in redondo........
    big splashers with a small feather behind it just slayed the bonito on a fast retrieve
    Renting a skiff at redondo with the bait sled, all the bonito you could catch with my dad.
    the barge in redondo, riding the voyager out there...bonito and macks
    my parents dropping me 12years old and my buddy 12yo off at hm landing for a seven day guadalupe trip on the h&m 80-unescorted....
    fishing the piers at any hour of the night.
    being aboard the fish and fool, el dorado albacore fishing in morro bay with norm.
    whitey ashley screaming at everyone on the aztec or pacifica
    150 lb big eye on the happy kanake-ron was proud
     
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  2. fishkilr

    fishkilr on the water

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    I was 13 and it was H&M on the rooster for 6 days... every passenger treated me like their little brother..best time ever..
     
  3. calbrewguy

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    I remember the skipper of one of the San Diego boats using an M1 from the wheel house window to shoot a pesky sea lion. Probably early 70s.
     
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  4. bradnoble

    bradnoble Backcountry Snowboarder

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    I used to trailer my 7’ dingy behind my bike from Hermosa to King harbor in a Redondo for a day of fishing. I had my own bait box that I would tow behind my boat and get live bait (anchovies as I remember) at the bait barge. I would catch mostly bonito. One day I did see two large yellowtail swim by my boat.....
     
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  5. Bud B

    Bud B Fear the Kraken

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    Laying in bed Christmas night, maybe 8 years old, my new transistor radio under my pillow and my first ever new reel of my own in my hands.

    Winding it up, flipping it in freespool and catching fish in numbers and size only possible in the imagination of a young boy.

    I could hear the crackle of line being pulled off a reel with a tight drag coming from my brothers new reel from the bunk bed above me.

    Man we caught a lot of fish that night. But there was a dispute between Scott and I over the jackpot. 60 years never did settle who was the best fisherman.

    Lost Scott in January and I still cry many days thinking about him and the memories we made in life. When yer brother is only a year apart, your lifelong best friend and is as fanatical as you about fishing, diving, surfing...I guess you're gonna miss the fucker.
     
  6. Pinche Gringo

    Pinche Gringo Baja's my Xanax

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    Bud, you can paint a picture and send a guy back in time with your writing style.

    Just pictured my dad dragging huge totuava home. And San Felipe / Gonzaga back when corvina were as big as I could handle.
     
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  7. Heartoak

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    I remember lots of huge hammerheads in the channel. And as a youngster on a tuna trip losing every fish I caught to them. And not 1 but 2 30/06s ringing out from the wheelhouse all day long.
    Fishing with my Uncle Don who was like a character from a Bogie movie. Hard drinking....lots of smoke around him but he could really put a big Harnell to test. I still have the Ocean City Big Game 3/0 he gave me. All night poker games in the galley with lots of drinkin and cussin. And a certain 12 year old that trolled all the way back in and had to drag 6 or 8 big skippies up the wake.
    Dad and I at San Clemente Island when the cliffs were covered with goats. Getting broke off time and time again by big YT 'cause I didn't have the right gear. Dreaming about the day when I would get a Mitchell 302.......and getting one of the early skirted spool Daiwas. Watching Dad get a real log Baracuda. 42" or 44" long as I recall.......on an anchovy.
    I remember the first time I saw a live Sardine. I was in my 30s when they first started showing up in the bait barge.
    Jeff
     
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  8. Azarkon

    Azarkon I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    About those bonito ball and feathers... That's still pretty common at the piers and rocks, and three years ago when bonito was consistent in the summer, I'd see many people with the set up. Don't see bonito every year now, though, and nobody seems to use it on boats.
     
  9. Azarkon

    Azarkon I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Oh, I guarantee you, there will be people in 20 years time, who'll look back and remember the giant BFT.

    "When I was a kid, we were getting 300 pound BFT off the back of Catalina island... It was national geographic, I tell you, those were the days!"
     
  10. Geo-Fish

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    I remember a Skipper using a stainless Steel Ruger Mini-14.

    That skipper took his fish counts to heart!
     
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  11. Bud B

    Bud B Fear the Kraken

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    On the first commercial boat I ever worked on in the early 70's the other deckhand shoved a dot of acid down a live mackeral's throat with his finger, wacked it's head on the rail and tossed it to a huge knothead that had been following us all day. Never saw him again.
     
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  12. Heartoak

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    I left out dodging the seaplanes at Catalina........acres of barracuda.....Big Eye at 14 mile bank...... and following the Wild Goose in one Sunday afternoon yakking with the Duke the whole run in.
     
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  13. invictus

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    $9 annual license. Bait tickets to fish off the Balboa Pavillion and use live bait. Green line drop line rigs bought on the Green Pier at Avalon while Mom & Dad had lunch.

    Renting VCR tapes of Inside Sportfishing long range specials. $115 1.5 day, meals included. And we would hang out at the docks in the morning trying to BS our way onto a boat to go fishing.

    Loran C was the hot ticket, but no one could afford it, so every morning on the VHF you heard "can anyone give me a bearing to Avalon from Newport?"
     
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  14. MOBass

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    One of my earliest memories is fishing through a hole in the floor of the bait shop at the end of the Redondo Pier. My grandfather worked there and I would catch big piling perch through the hole.

    Not sleeping the night before a half-day on the Matt Walsh because I was so excited.

    First trip with my own gear on the Monte Carlo and limiting on Calicos.

    More trips that I can remember on the Sport King out of L.A. Harbor. Limits of barracuda for a full load and winning jackpot was pretty cool.

    Fishing the Outer Limits with Gary Norby at Clemente and catching my first yellowtail. Bomber jigs with squid was a hot ticket for Calicos also.

    A three fish limit of WSB on the Shogun in the middle of the day at Catalina.

    The City of Redondo......so many good times on that boat. Trying to remember all the crew....Blackie in the galley, Tiny ran the boat for a time, Jackie ran a few trips. Memory is failing me on all the names.....I do miss those day.
     
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  15. FishAcquisition

    FishAcquisition I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Orange Penn Sabre with a Mitchell 300 splashers balls for Bonito in the Channels
     
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  16. marlineer84

    marlineer84 If it doesn't have a bill, it's just bait...

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    Very cool thread. I don’t have the wherewithal for a fantastic story like some of the others. But felt the need to share some bullet points in hopes of making someone smile with some of my memories of days gone by.

    Dial A Chart
    KMI
    Loran A
    The VHF marine operator to make a collect call home.

    Dacron.
    Maxima.
    McMahon snaps
    Neptuna Cradles

    Buying Abalone guts from Rosie for 75 cents.
    John Davidson’s boat in Avalon.
    The Catalina Gold Cup Girls
    “Lick A Chick”.

    Rootbeer colored scampi.
    White Scroungers.
    Sevenstrand Clouts.

    Rigged Barracuda for swordfish.
    Penn International 6’s
    PatCo Trainer Jigs
    Pyschobeads

    Whitey at Anglers Center
    Bisbee fuel dock
    El Tigre
    Dorsal

    The original Squid Co, with all of the pictures.
    Big Eye on the 43 or 302 at sunset.
    M&M Special
    The Boll Weevil
     
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  17. Bigfishhateme

    Bigfishhateme Semper Fi

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    Ports O"Call Sportfishing back then.
     
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  18. Bigfishhateme

    Bigfishhateme Semper Fi

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    Chuck Garrison
    Charlie Davis
    in middle school i use to read their books not school text books.
    south coast sportfishing magazine too.
     
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  19. mike mitchell

    mike mitchell Well-Known "Member"

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    Bob at Wylies , spark plugs for sinkers, Paradise Cove pier/sportfishing, LA harbor/Long Beach barge from the old ferry boat to terminal island.
     
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  20. FishAcquisition

    FishAcquisition I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Spark Plugs for Sinkers!!!! Thought only my Dad and uncle were that cheap:D:D
     
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