Native Sun 5/15

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by Jigslinger, May 16, 2018.

  1. Jigslinger

    Jigslinger Fishing is an incurable disease

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    The Catalina yellows bit on 5/13 and 5/14. Seems like a trend so I decided to go fish on the 15th. The Pursuit has been the boat getting all the big scores. I checked the online reservation Monday night and only 12 people had reserved. Awesome. I figured if 30 people show up it'll be good.

    Got to the landing at 5:45 and learned that 46 people were already on board and that they fish by designated numbers. Man that's alot of people. Decided to pass. Got back in the car to drive home. Got a few blocks then decided to turn around to jump on the Native Sun at 7am.

    We left dock with 17 guys. Bait were chovies, sluggish sardines, and baby squid. The ride over was bumpy. The wind started blowing before we got to the island. Definitely earlier than forecast. We started off at the West End where the yellows bit the day before for the Pursuit. Water was a dirty green. Capt Aaron said the water turned over from the wind blowing all night. We made the move around the front side and fished the kelp line down to Bird Rock where we ended the day. It was slow fishing. The only thing eager to bite were the ever present perch. A few calicos and sheepies also made their way on board. The yellows showed briefly in the chum but did not want to play.

    Posting this for all you guys that have been thinking about the Cat bite. Attached is the video I took so you can check out the conditions. Native Sun is a nice boat with a good crew. Aaron, Anthony, and David did a great job taking care of the passengers. Wish the fishing was better. Oh well. Next time!

    Forgot to add: We were boarded by DFW checking for licenses. This was the first time I've ever seen it happened on a sportsboat at Catalina. The officers were polite and made the process quick so we could get back to our slow fishing day.

     
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  2. Paddyman1

    Paddyman1 I love pangas

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    Still a decent day. Good call on the boat! 29 less people is a good thing when fishing.
     
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  3. HoxFish

    HoxFish Fam crest-My Lure is True

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    I'm in your boat (and of course, pun intended :D) ... But, no gracias to that many lines in the water at one time.

    Heck, I sometimes feel 24+ on the bigger boats with longer trips are sometimes too many. My $.02
     
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  4. halekai

    halekai Be nice if you want a mooring.

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    Watched baits dangle sadly all day from my office on the pier
     
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  5. streetnfish

    streetnfish Well-Known "Member"

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    Thanks for the report. Bummer the water turned over on you guys. Good thing is the fish are there. Just gotta get some condition.
     
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  6. HighWildFree

    HighWildFree Well-Known "Member"

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    Good report. Looks great with so few people on the boat.
     
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  7. Jigslinger

    Jigslinger Fishing is an incurable disease

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    If we could get a couple of weeks of stable condition it could turn on big time. The wind has been ridiculously bad this Spring so far.
     
  8. Adrien Baker

    Adrien Baker Born to get down.

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    Sasquatch sighting!

    Adrien
     
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  9. charliecat

    charliecat on a fishin' mission

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    I’ve seen perch in the counts, especially on Freelance. So people keep these?
    Yeah f and g have been all over the place lately. Generally polite. Funny how they always make you pull it out of the plastic holder, in case it was an elaborate forgery. Did have a guy jam me up about a buddy not having his SIGNED. ‘ Legally not valid unless signed ‘
    Yessirr!
     
  10. Jigslinger

    Jigslinger Fishing is an incurable disease

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    Yeah some people do keep perch. We were getting some really big ones. But it's still a perch and not sure how it'd taste.
     
  11. HighWildFree

    HighWildFree Well-Known "Member"

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    Blue perch are ok, a million times better than Surf Perch, Opaleye is the best perch imho.
     
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  12. clevel

    clevel Captain in Learning

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    I happened to catch a bigger Opal Eye perch off Oceanside pier. Never caught one before and so I tried it, nice mild white meat which goes well with any sauce,it was great eats!
     
  13. mhanson59hb

    mhanson59hb Fear No Fish

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    Thanks for the report.

    I've seen opaleye and blue perch boiling on floating dookie, so I would never eat them, but more power to those that do! You are braver than I am! o_O :D
     
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  14. the SLIDER

    the SLIDER https://multimediabylj.com

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    Thus the nickname, "Crapper Snapper". :hali_ruahahaha:
     
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  15. BottomFeederPeter

    BottomFeederPeter Newbie

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    Charmin grouper
     
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  16. Jigslinger

    Jigslinger Fishing is an incurable disease

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    Same reason sandbass are called 'Turd Rollers'. :D
     
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