Newport bait dock still open?

JFurst

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Jul 9, 2020
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Josh Furstenberg
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I have heard Newport bait dock closes some time in November, anybody know if they are still open? I am launching out of Newport for my first time tomorrow and have some frozen squid and plastics ready, was hoping to grab a half scoop on the way out as well. Think I am going to work the 1 and 2 spot areas, anybody been fishing around there recently?
 

Reefmo

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Nov 28, 2016
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Matt Skogmo
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Trout Sniffer - heavily customized 18.5 tracker targa
I hit #2 a few weeks ago -- not sure if much has changed -- chummed a bit and it was a full several hours of that 1-2lb bonito and some small barracuda. Almost no bass.

I had a good uphill current.
 

acefuture

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Apr 3, 2019
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Ace
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Always changing
Fished em both last weekend. Made macs at the harbor entrance, then used them as chum and chunk bait. Fish every cast of mostly short bass and sheepshead. Bait receiver was still there
 

Fishnfunky

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Banks
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I have heard Newport bait dock closes some time in November, anybody know if they are still open? I am launching out of Newport for my first time tomorrow and have some frozen squid and plastics ready, was hoping to grab a half scoop on the way out as well. Think I am going to work the 1 and 2 spot areas, anybody been fishing around there recently?
I talked to Bryce who works the bait dock last week. He said the company plans to close up on the 20th. He said he’s trying to convince them to stay open through the 23rd.BTW, this is the best time of year to get bait from them. Last weeks bait and the week before was prime! Not one bait died fishing all day at Catalina.
 

Robdog1

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Oct 23, 2018
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Robert
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Luhrs 32 sport, Boston Whaler 170 Montauk
Bait barge is there till the 20th as per the guy working there.