Missionbay and LJ canyon 5-24

BeachedBeaver

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started at 6am, after launching and grabbing bait, we had lines in the water by 7:15
Targeted barracuda and Bones today.
Bait was perfect size sardines (4").

Found birds early inside about 1-2 miles straight out of mission bay, 1 for 1 on the troll for bonito (10lb). 1 short barracuda on the flyline. never got the fish to bite again but saw foamers/jumpers all morning. whales, dolphins, and birds galore!!! They were everywhere you looked until 10am then it all disappeared.

Finished the day at LJ canyon fishing 150ft of water and drifted into 70ft.
Majority of the fish were in the 140ft-90ft and 65.5 to 66.5 degrees
Wide open on anything you threw a bait in front of from 1pm-5pm
the bite shut off around 6pm

Made about 10 solid drifts today that produced about 50+ fish

20+ whitefish, 50+ assorted rockfish, 10 sheepshead, 5 Calicos, 1 bone, 1 short barri, 1 stingray (30lb)


Fish did not want live sardines even though I hooked and landed the stingray on a flylined sardine somehow, but a majority of the fish were caught on frozen squid and fresh dead chunk (midsection with tail) all on dropperloop setups or a slide sinker setup thats heavy enough to make it down to 100-140ft.

Goodluck everybody getting back out on the water. These fish are very hungry!!
 

stairman

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damn...long day on a small boat
 
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Tom123

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Good job scoring on the local stingray surface bite. Crazy!

Nice mixed bag o' fish and a bit of Discovery Channel action. Awesome!
 
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BeachedBeaver

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Was the "stingray" all grey in color? Not too uncommon to hook a Pelagic Ray on the flyline.
it was very dark gray/brown almost black. almost dark brown like the bigger Black Sea Bass. we were very stunned to wonder how I hooked a Ray on a flyline, had my hopes up on a yellow or big Bonito lol
 

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started at 6am, after launching and grabbing bait, we had lines in the water by 7:15
Targeted barracuda and Bones today.
Bait was perfect size sardines (4").

Found birds early inside about 1-2 miles straight out of mission bay, 1 for 1 on the troll for bonito (10lb). 1 short barracuda on the flyline. never got the fish to bite again but saw foamers/jumpers all morning. whales, dolphins, and birds galore!!! They were everywhere you looked until 10am then it all disappeared.

Finished the day at LJ canyon fishing 150ft of water and drifted into 70ft.
Majority of the fish were in the 140ft-90ft and 65.5 to 66.5 degrees
Wide open on anything you threw a bait in front of from 1pm-5pm
the bite shut off around 6pm

Made about 10 solid drifts today that produced about 50+ fish

20+ whitefish, 50+ assorted rockfish, 10 sheepshead, 5 Calicos, 1 bone, 1 short barri, 1 stingray (30lb)


Fish did not want live sardines even though I hooked and landed the stingray on a flylined sardine somehow, but a majority of the fish were caught on frozen squid and fresh dead chunk (midsection with tail) all on dropperloop setups or a slide sinker setup thats heavy enough to make it down to 100-140ft.

Goodluck everybody getting back out on the water. These fish are very hungry!!
Great report man
 
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Ali

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Nice bag of tacos.

As said above, sounds like a pelagic ray. We've hooked them offshore before.
 
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BeachedBeaver

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Nice bag of tacos.

As said above, sounds like a pelagic ray. We've hooked them offshore before.
I google a pelagic ray and it was definitely that species. You learn something new everyday, and I've been offshore fishing for 20 years now.