Pacific Dawn halibut

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by Sakanayasan, Jun 17, 2018.

  1. Sakanayasan

    Sakanayasan Newbie

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    7EFB8546-A567-442E-8241-916634485F12.jpeg I went fishing on my friend’s charter aboard the PacDawn with Pat Cavanaugh and crew, leaving Ventura landing Friday night with 18 other guys. “Dog” gave us the scoop on what the plan was, and then we settled in for the night.
    We were at the backside of Santa Cruz island in shallow water with a few other boats fishing from 5 am, although some anglers and crew were up earlier jigging squid. Fishing dropper loop rigs with live squid, one lucky angler hooked a bat ray 3 times! At 5:45am, I got bit hard, and the fish immediately peeled drag. I was hoping it was a seabass, but after a short battle it came to gaff— a nice halibut! My personal best!
    I was happy it wasnt a bat ray! Thanks to Pat, Mike (dog), Hunter and the rest of the crew for a great trip, even though it was dang cold in the morning with wind! Excellent deck service as usual, and galley fare was top notch, as usual, with Richie in the kitchen! He makes bomb fish tacos!! Thanks to Steve for putting it all together.
    If you can fish with these guys, do it!!
     
  2. mhanson59hb

    mhanson59hb Fear No Fish

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    Nice flattie! Congrats!

    What did it weigh? It's a little hard to tell with the gaff right in the camera lens....... :D
     
  3. MJC

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    Pats the man, great operation. Congrats on the flatty
     
  4. pacificscout

    pacificscout Hey! You got any frozen ice?

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    Beautiful fish
     
  5. NewportMatt

    NewportMatt Old Spool

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    Great flatty and almost an even better picture to go with it. Win-win
     
  6. bassmeister

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    Wow! That's a huge BUTT
     
  7. walkerman

    walkerman I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    looks about 20 lb give or take
     
  8. Bubba

    Bubba I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Nice fish. Love the Pac Dawn, awesome boat and crew!
     
  9. Paddyman1

    Paddyman1 I love pangas

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    Awesome butt!

    Wholy Mola! Looks like Patrick Swayze has been reincarnated!
     
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  10. muletrain

    muletrain Well-Known "Member"

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    Real nice butt.....
     
  11. Sakanayasan

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    Thank you. Crew said 35# class.
     
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  12. Sakanayasan

    Sakanayasan Newbie

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    He does look like him!
     
  13. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    That's one to remember, congrats!
     
  14. mhanson59hb

    mhanson59hb Fear No Fish

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    OK, so let's do the math. Crew says 35 but does not weigh it, so right there you have to take off about 30%. So that's still a nice 24.5 pound fish! :D

    I am just kidding, congrats again on a great fish!
     
  15. Sakanayasan

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  16. Sakanayasan

    Sakanayasan Newbie

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    Yeah....thanks!
     
  17. Alfredo Jimenez

    Alfredo Jimenez Newbie

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    Great boat and crew and love them fish tacos
     
  18. clevel

    clevel Captain in Learning

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    I am so jealous, JT caught a halibut that is broader than he who caught it! It's just wrong!:waglleybooty:
     
  19. GregAndrew

    GregAndrew Well-Known "Member"

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    sweet, nice fish no matter the weight.
     

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