Nice Halibut San Diego Bay

mercado

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Jul 26, 2006
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Chula Vista
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John Mercado
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Parker 2520 XL
Fished San Diego bay with my son Justin and Good friend Dean.Looking for some halibut and found them at the mouth of the bay near the jetty caught 10 shorts and one legal 36" inches 20 lbs. Nice to pull on some fish and spend time with the boy.:)

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Kelpbedhead

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May 15, 2009
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James
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20' Baja Bayrunner
Nice job! Fished that area Sarurday for nada. Way to go. Your son looks stoked!
 

Carl

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Nov 29, 2004
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Nice fish bro....Now quit clogging up the docks at SI and HI so we can pull in.....;) Your buddy and the boy showed me your fish when you were getting the truck/trailer at SI....Well done!
 

Team Subway

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May 9, 2005
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Poway
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Gregg
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Chapparal 20'
Nice fish Deano. Not alot of meat left on the carcass. good knife work by somebody. Hope you and JJ get em next week at El Banco.
 

captainpound

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Sep 17, 2004
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Chula Vista/La Cruz
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Peter
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32' Blackfin "Maya", 23' Neptune "Captain Pound"
Nice Flattie Deano, Way to put um on the Jay, Justin looks stoked.
 

Reel hip

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Feb 19, 2008
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Your son was stoked, good job dad
 

The Long Run

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May 5, 2006
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San Diego
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Nathan
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42' Hershine Trawler
In both this pic and your avatar. Very cool!
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devodave

keeping the kid hooked up
Aug 27, 2009
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San Marcos
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"Old School"
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Really old but solid 25' SeaRay Flybridge
We were out there last weekend too and only came up with a big sand shark and a sandy. I have fished that area quite a bit, and never caught a halibut. Mind telling us how deep and whether you fish the beach side of that jetty, or the bay side?
 

mercado

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Jul 26, 2006
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Chula Vista
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John Mercado
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Parker 2520 XL
We were out there last weekend too and only came up with a big sand shark and a sandy. I have fished that area quite a bit, and never caught a halibut. Mind telling us how deep and whether you fish the beach side of that jetty, or the bay side?

Fished the bay side 40' drifted to about 6' then started over again,in coming tide.
 

devodave

keeping the kid hooked up
Aug 27, 2009
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San Marcos
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"Old School"
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Really old but solid 25' SeaRay Flybridge
Thanks for the extra info John.That explains it. We are probably fishing too shallow. Your butts are probably following the bait up from the deep into the shallows. Gonna try it your way and try and get my kid on some of those nice Halibut. Nothing like feeling a Halibut pick up that bait. Good work!