More large, weird looking rockcod....

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NickyBaja

Turns on the prop
Oct 30, 2013
244
87
Bay Area, CA/ Los Cabos, Baja California Sur
Name
Nick
Boat
27 Jupiter
Went and fished the SMB on Christmas eve with my buddy Steve. We were targeting lings out over a reef in 200ft. Started the day using live macks, which was working well. Got crushed hard on my 3rd drop of the day and line is ripping off my reel. 20 min later a nice BSB surfaces:
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Switched up from finbait to a big white grub a little later, which was also getting the trick done. landed a few more lings when all of a sudden the grub gets CRUSHED. Luckily i had it tied on with 50lb so I was able to put the screws to it. Wondering what it could be, I was surprised to see a massive fatty flatty come to color. Quick work with the gaff and she's all mine!
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She taped out @ 44 inches and went 38lbs. A new PB!:cheers: Merry Christmas to me, what an awesome day on the water!



Also, been busy and haven't had a chance to post this one, but was drifting macks for halibut in Manhattan Beach area about a month ago and got absolutely smoked. An hour later a 6ft hammerhead comes to color. What the fak?!?! hahaha, crazy thing is that I was just fishing 20lb fluoro. The hammer had an old leader in him and when he knocked down the mack, the leader tangled into my 65lb braid. Absolutely crazy that I was able to get this thing boatside. Was able to trim it nice and short for him before he was on his way. Anyone heard of someone catching a hammer in the SMB? Gotta love El Nino!
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stairman

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May 16, 2009
5,336
3,523
ramona /ca/usa
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doug
Boat
yak and lowe duck hunting skiff but they identify as sportfishing crusiers
I'll trade your weird rock cod for mine anyday!
 
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Carl

Bridesmaid,,,,,,,Again
  • Nov 29, 2004
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    San Diego
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    Carl
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    everyone elses
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    stuman

    Brawndo the thirst mutilator
    Sep 18, 2004
    1,682
    1,610
    Oside
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    stu
    Boat
    skiff
    My bro tells a story about a hammerhead chasing his jig from the Redondo barge. Back in 79 or 1980 there was rumor of someone getting bit by a hammerhead near the Manhattan Beach pier - the kids at school were talking about it - don't know if it is true.
     
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    GregAndrew

    I Find Stuff
    Dec 28, 2008
    719
    700
    San Gabriel,Ca.,USA
    Name
    Greg
    Boat
    T15 Kayak
    Very nice flatty. I had a couple encounters a month or 2 ago with Hammerheads around Hermosa. One about that size tgat broke the water about 6 feet off the back of my kayak. The other I guesstimated at 10 feet that was very interested in me. It charged at me broadside a few times, only to sink out just as it got to me. They seem to not be shy about taking your bait.
     
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    Reel hip

    Meet my "Well known Member"
    Feb 19, 2008
    5,068
    1,706
    61
    San Diego
    Name
    Doug
    Boat
    25ft Skipjack fly
    Merry Xmas to you!
     
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