Islands Native Sun, March 22, Catalina

Fishmeluck

Fishing = Self-Medication
Feb 28, 2007
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Boat free, since July 2014.
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A cold foggy morning turned into t-shirt fishing weather at Catalina, with water temps up to 62 degrees. A little over 20 anglers and the captain moved us as needed to find fish. Fly-lining sardines, throwing small jigs, and some shallow water rock-fishing close to shore in the morning, we worked our way around the east end for some drifts in 250' - 300' for rockfish, then made a long run back to our morning spot for a nice flurry of bonito. My first five fish were all different species: bonito, sheepshead, blue perch, calico, and salmon grouper. At the last stop, four more bonito. Captain, crew, weather, company, and fishing were all good, especially for March.
 
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Looks like a great day to be at Cat! Thanks for sharing.

Captain, crew, weather, company, and fishing were all good, especially for March.
Yep - captain and crew can be especially difficult in March. Glad they were cooperating! :boobies:
 
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The captain said he would've have killed for day like we had, in June last year 😆
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    Mike
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    Great Job! How big were the bonito? (Asking for a friend!) Guessing less than 24" fork length? Any biggies?
     
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    The jackpot went to a bonito caught in the last five minutes and boated just as the captain revved it up to head home. About 7 lb was my guess. Most were half that size.
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    It never fails. All that chum gets washed out under the boat when the engine revs up and the bonito goes into a frenzy. They have been trained to know when the engine noise starts up, it means dinner time.
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