Newport 9-22

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by slydawg, Sep 22, 2018.

  1. slydawg

    slydawg Always wishin' I was fishin'

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    8508B448-B664-4150-9B9E-62689CD057E8.jpeg F35D9F8A-44B7-4F48-B7F1-A8107B1C0565.png Brought a colleague, his son with 2 buddies and my daughter out fishing today. First fishing trip for our company! Hit the pipe for wide open Calicos, CPR, then hit the Bonito!
    Saw all of the Newport sporties searching while bassing. We pulled anchor and joined the hunt. We boxed the zone for about an hr, from 9-10. Somebody would hook up and the 6 sporties would block out the zone drifting bow to stern. I’ve never seen these boats work so closely... There appeared to be a flurry of bites, then it died within 15 min.
    One boat would bolt and the entire sporty fleet would follow suit. We drifted respectfully above them. I wish I could say the same for all! A small skiff shamelessly crashed their chumlines within 50’ on EVERY STOP!!
    It was hard to watch and we had no bait bites, despite moderate chumming. The wind was also coming up early, so I elected to beat it back up to Huntington. We drug 2 Archer bars up the line and had a handful of doubles, which was a great treat for our guests! Bones looked to be up to 8 lbs!
    Moral of the story, bring family /friends fishing. It’s close! Find your own fish and be cool with the Sport boats...Troll around and you’ll find em’! One for the books!:D

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  2. Steveo77

    Steveo77 Steveo77

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    Sounds like a good day on the water.
    Thanks for the report
     
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  3. Cheech

    Cheech Member

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    A fun day your guests won't soon forget! And thanks for posting. What were you trolling?
     
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  4. slydawg

    slydawg Always wishin' I was fishin'

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    Archer Spreader bars. This thing has been magic this summer!
     
  5. Cheech

    Cheech Member

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    ^^^^
    That's new to me. Looks very fishy. Do you need to troll it slowly? I'm stuck on feathers, Rapalas and Halcos. I'd like to try that out, maybe right down the middle set up short. And thanks for the pic.
     
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  6. slydawg

    slydawg Always wishin' I was fishin'

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    I have 6 of them. I troll them 3-6 wakes back. They don’t foul, rarely pick up kelp and run fine @ 7-9 knots
    Try ebay/google. Capt Bob still sells them I believe.
     
  7. slydawg

    slydawg Always wishin' I was fishin'

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    https://www.redwoodcoastspreaderbars.com
     
  8. "all-in"

    "all-in" Member

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    I just made my first one this month. I took it out on it's first trip yesterday and killed the skippies with it. I just bought the spreader bar and made the links myself.

    I saved a couple bucks and had fun doing it myself.


    Ideally I would run 2, 1 on each side. It was a little bit of a pain when trying to get them out of the way to bait fish after a stop.
     
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  9. slydawg

    slydawg Always wishin' I was fishin'

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    I’m totally into rigging my own. I actually tested several other spreader bars for an East Coast operation, which had a metal bar and similar rigging. They tangled like crazy and were a PITA. The Archers literally straighten themselves out. These are no brainer rigs. Not at all affiliated. Fred Archer has passed on. He sent me a set before he fell ill. The guy had it dialed in.
     
  10. Shewillbemine

    Shewillbemine "should of" is NOT a thing

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    I got a few of those.

    I haven't caught anything with them yet but admittedly haven't used them much either. I agree that they pretty much run auto.
     
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    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Fun day!
     
  12. cboy1

    cboy1 Craig

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    WTG Beely!
     

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