Moss Backs and Lings

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by Goijo, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. Goijo

    Goijo Member

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    Did a Birthday trip for me. We headed South of the Coronado Islands to look for the right kind at the South Kelp. Pretty dry in the morning. Headed to the Rock Pile ... but kept going South as we saw some action. Metered fish, but nothing. Decided to hit the bottom and got some nice Lings and a few others.

    Headed back up to the Islands and found the right kind just South of the kelp. Definitely a Run-and-Gun situation. We managed two fish out of the three sets of boilers. Quality size fish in the 16's, one on the green jig and the other on the mint green. Took pics on my new Black Berry, but I don't know how to transfer to the computer yet. Pictures Now Added! First picture, me and my birthday yellow, John and his yellow, John and his new Ling Cod bait!, and then Sushi Time. (all Lings were caught in Mexican waters under Mexican "size" limits!). "Fox" Ludwig did a great job gaffing the Moss Backs and John's friend Jayden certainly made the trip entertaining!

    Warming up the BBQ and steaming some rice for Sushi appetizers. Oh ya, drinking the right kind ... Dos Equis XX ... Stay Thirsty My Friends!
     

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  2. Darylfw

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    Happy B-Day Gary. Thanks for the report.
     
  3. phanatic!

    phanatic! Newbie

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    cool awesome trip. Happy bday.
     
  4. Goijo

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    Thanks Daryl!
     
  5. spike

    spike Well-Known "Member"

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    Congrats on the moss backs.
     
  6. DONNIE SD

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    Mex size limits on lings has been a hot topic in trips past. we have let go some well fed 22-23'ers... i am of the understanding that there is no size limit, but just a bag limit....

    for the record, i wouldn't keep the shorts, but on a slow day, it might be nice to come home with 1- fat 22"er for a fresh Dinner..
     
  7. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Congrats on the tails guys, nice B-Day gift, sushi looks delicious! Fine job.
     
  8. Goijo

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    We only kept 3 Lings ... Good size fish, just not at the length of the US size limits (I know there's no size limits in Mexico, I know it's just bag limits). We didn't kill babies, so it's all good. Sea Ya!
     
  9. bajaandy

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    Sweet! Nice job Gary. Way to spend a birthday on the water.
     
  10. Fishingguy

    Fishingguy I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Great report!

    That food picture makes me hungry.

    How do you like the Talicas?
     
  11. Reel hip

    Reel hip Meet my "Well known Member"

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    Looked like a fun day on your birthday
     
  12. wsbkiller

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    Very nice!
     
  13. Goijo

    Goijo Member

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    John's the one that had them and he loves them. He said he's never really liked lever drags before, until he got this reel. I tried it out and liked it ... really smooth!
     
  14. Dirty Deeds

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  15. sublimebs

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    great catches! Love that Yellow~

    Now, I'm TOO hungry..thanks!~
     
  16. Reuben

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    Cool pics! Nice catch boys!
     
  17. 1huachinango

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    We did not get the chance to pull on any fish with the Talica's. However, I was able to test them by flipping a few live baits and was totally impressed. They do cast just like a Trinidad and have a great feel to them. I have the Torsa's as well and don't like how they cast..at all. Was hoping these would work much better and the have thus far. In general with a Trinidad you don't need two speeds they just rule and you don't even know your at 6.2:1. With the new Talica's you have the state of the art equipment built with Spectra in mind and can fish these suckers with big line on a small reel. I have the 8, 10, 12 & 16 and cannot wait to really put them to the test this season. Will be selling the replaced Trinidads and both Torsa's as the season opens. Happy fishing
     

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