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Solo Cod Trip 3/01/2021
Santa Monica Bay
Water temp around 57 degrees
Air temp was a bit chilly
Murky green/brown water


Started scouting the Redondo canyons to search for deep water cod since depths changed to 100 fathoms. Set the sonar to zoom mode looking for cod but wasn't easy to locate due to weak returns. Not sure if the full moon and/or weaning off a low pressure had anything to do with the slow bite. Found a few here and there between 57 to 75 fathoms. Got my limits of 5 Reds and released many more with the RokLee Fish Descender.


FYI: From my recent research, Vermillions and Sunsets fall under the Daily Bag Limits of 5 Vermilion rockfish per person.

Open link below to learn more about the "Vermillion Sub-Bag Limit"
file:///C:/Users/Owner/Downloads/Vermilion%20sub-bag%20limit%20FAQ_12-28-20_ada.pdf


2021 03 01 Sunset Cod - Copy.jpg2021 03 02 Limits of Reds - Copy.jpg


Pink Sea Pickle at 500 feet. Lots of cranking for this surprise catch.
2021 03 01 Pink Sea  Pickle - Copy.jpg



Many cods had Red Crabs in their stomach.
2021 03 01 SMB Red Crab 2.jpg

10 more months to enjoy fresh ceviche.
2021 03 03 Ceviche with cod - Copy.jpg
 
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Hismosa

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  • Oct 15, 2016
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    Nice grade. Take 5 of those over 10 dinks any day. If this wind ever let's up that's the area I was thinking to try as well.
     
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    Reel 007

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    This past Sunday was 2/28/21, if you were out codding you had better turn yourself in to the DFW or correct that title.
     
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    onehottip

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    The sea pickles were all over backside of Catalina 2 weeks ago in the lights.
     
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    SeaHawk IV

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    These reds were stocky for their size. Food source is definitely not an issue. They were upchucking squid eggs, shrimps, red crabs, and smaller fish. Most of the drops were a blind guess based on the seafloor structure since my transducer doesn't show fish marks that clearly below 350 feet. At that depth and deeper, my sonar paints the fish marks as a blue dot.
     
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    onehottip

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    Sea hawks what type of rig were you fishing? Dropper loop , squid? I’m trying to figure out my game.
     
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    jim isbell

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    Thanks, good reminder about the new regs---although in CA we have no true Cod--I would put our rockfish up against any Cod for taste, great trip.
     
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    ANGLING ALLEN

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    Thanks for the report! The new regs will take some getting use to. 100 fathoms is waayy down there. Congratulations on finding what you're looking for. Tight lines!
     
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    Do you freeze your rockfish before turning it into ceviche? Just curious because of the many parasites they can have.
     
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