Newport Beach Memorial Day 5/25

hobiefish

I am not always Grumpy; somtimes I am fishing!
Mar 16, 2007
311
77
Chino
Name
duane
Boat
Sea-Pro 186cc & Honda Aquatrax
Launched at 6:00AM in the quiet and fished Crystal Cove area. Scratched a few nice bass and then decided to drift the beach area for a butt.

Got hit immediately and thought it felt like a nice butt. Instead of getting ready and staging the gaff I pulled it up to take a look. Big mistake. As I was desperately trying to reach the gaff the halibut went crazy and showed me who was boss. Ended up breaking off to live another day.

Trolled home about noon to a crazy busy harbor. Picked up a few bass and this guy on the way back trolling. He hit hard and put up a pretty good fight. A first on the troll for me.
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Tom123

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Jan 31, 2020
265
193
LA
Name
Tom Furukawa
Boat
None
Cool trigger. Too bad about the hali. You'll get 'em next time.