Newport bugs

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Robdog1

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Went out last night locally, got out about 6:30 and fished mostly the Newport jetties and over through crystal cove/CDM. Interestingly enough, we didn’t get even a crab in the CDM area, but yet we got 3 legals and 9 or so shorts on the inside of the jetty. One was decent size too, probably about an inch to 1-1/4” over legal which is huge for Newport only boat out there besides a little Grady White, beautiful flat night, back to the dock by 9 and home by 10.
 
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Sushiboy

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Nice!
Newport is definitely slow for bugs.I would call that a good night for sure.I have got legals on the wedge side in my kayak years ago
 
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    Buddie of mine hoops off a yak there and does pretty good considering.
     
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    Robdog1

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    Buddie of mine hoops off a yak there and does pretty good considering

    how many nets does he carry? 5, or fewer? I should use the yak I have more often, it’s a heck of a lot cheaper and easier than getting the boat out, and you can get in tighter than the boat.
     
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    FloMar

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    Went out last night locally, got out about 6:30 and fished mostly the Newport jetties and over through crystal cove/CDM. Interestingly enough, we didn’t get even a crab in the CDM area, but yet we got 3 legals and 9 or so shorts on the inside of the jetty. One was decent size too, probably about an inch to 1-1/4” over legal which is huge for Newport only boat out there besides a little Grady White, beautiful flat night, back to the dock by 9 and home by 10.

    I've never had any luck hooping in Newport, ever, the same with Oceanside. I've learned while striking out in these 2 spots that all lobster DO NOT reside on the bottom there, kind of like Dana Point and the Federal Breakwater. Kayaks and small aluminum boats do work well in these places, I agree wholeheartedly. Congratulations on the 3 legals you did manage!
     
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    Robdog1

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    I've never had any luck hooping in Newport, ever, the same with Oceanside. I've learned while striking out in these 2 spots that all lobster DO NOT reside on the bottom there, kind of like Dana Point and the Federal Breakwater. Kayaks and small aluminum boats do work well in these places, I agree wholeheartedly. Congratulations on the 3 legals you did manage!

    yeah it’s not wonderful by any means. I prefer Catalina and LB. but, any time I’m out is good, even if we don’t get anything spectacular besides the nurse shark from opening night, that was a surprise for all of us, and the best catch we’ve had in Newport to date!
     
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    I've never had any luck hooping in Newport, ever, the same with Oceanside. I've learned while striking out in these 2 spots that all lobster DO NOT reside on the bottom there, kind of like Dana Point and the Federal Breakwater. Kayaks and small aluminum boats do work well in these places, I agree wholeheartedly. Congratulations on the 3 legals you did manage!
    The yuppies either killed or spoiled everything in Newport, I don't go past the river jetties neither by land or sea. HB/ Newport surfer rivalry remains still since the 70s.... Buncha BARNEYS!!
     
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    Robdog1

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    The yuppies either killed or spoiled everything in Newport, I don't go past the river jetties neither by land or sea. HB/ Newport surfer rivalry remains still since the 70s.... Buncha BARNEYS!!
    While I don’t disagree with you, I’m leaning toward Newport as the better Harbor. I live in Costa Mesa but the boats kept in Newport, so I’m caught in the middle
     
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    While I don’t disagree with you, I’m leaning toward Newport as the better Harbor. I live in Costa Mesa but the boats kept in Newport, so I’m caught in the middle
    I like to call Long Beach the "blue collar harbor", Closer to a lot more spots and the slips are Damn near half the price
     
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    makairaa

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    yeah it’s not wonderful by any means. I prefer Catalina and LB. but, any time I’m out is good, even if we don’t get anything spectacular besides the nurse shark from opening night, that was a surprise for all of us, and the best catch we’ve had in Newport to date!
    I will assume your nurse shark was a horn shark as we do not get nurses here. There are lobsters in newport. You just have to work harder to get them as you have to compete with all the commercials.
     
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