Pacific Quest – Bait Wraps Sponsored trip 5/21/2016

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by The Sea Hag, May 23, 2016.

  1. The Sea Hag

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    Back by popular demand, after the April Bait Wraps sponsored trip on the Pacific Quest, we set up two more; one in May and one in June.

    For this trip, everyone got a free Bait Wraps surface iron!
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    After boarding and handing out jigs to everyone, Captain Greg came in and went over the game plan; we’d be going to Catalina to see if we could continue the recent seabass bite, look for some squid in the dark, fishing into gray light, then looking along the beaches for yellowtail or seabass. We had some squid left from the previous trip, so there would be no stop at the bait dock.

    I slept for the ride out and got up around 2:00 AM. Most of the passengers were up, and one by one drifted back to bed with no biters. I went back to my bunk around 3:30.

    I woke up again at around 5:15, still anchored in the same spot. I was debating whether to get up when the second captain came down and said it was gray light, we should be up in case there was a morning bite.

    15 minutes later Matt came out and dropped a squid on a dropper loop and got bit immediately. He hadn’t been fighting it more than a minute and I was bit as well! We landed both fish, 25# class.

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    But there were no more bites in the gray.... When it got light, Captain Greg started hunting around the other beaches.

    It was slow picking around all day. There were a few bat rays, a few bass, and some tiny white seabass released. Captain Greg said he knew where there was a hot bite of some really small yellowtail. We could go get in on that, or we could keep looking around. The consensus was, keep looking for some better grade of fish.

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    Late afternoon, perseverance paid off. Around 3:30 we anchored up by a few other boats and within a few minutes the yellowtail started to bite. Decent grade, maybe 8 to 10 pound range. We put 41 of these fish on the boat in just under an hour. Pretty much non-stop action, with the fish coming through in waves biting 3-4 people at a time.

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    This was Julie's first overnight trip, and she was determined to catch something. The crew gave her lots of pointers on hooking squid, casting, fly lining... and it paid off! She got her first yellowtail, and a couple more after that one!
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    So that’s about it! Great breakfast burritos and burgers from Geoffrey in the galley. And once again a really fun group of anglers. A stiff wind over night died down pretty well by morning, and not a bad trip home. And everyone got a new Bait Wraps Kraken surface jig to take with them.

    Thanks again Greg and the crew of the Pacific Quest! I can’t wait to do this again. The next trip, Sunday June 5, is sold out.

    The Pacific Quest will be running trips to the islands and offshore from Pierpoint in Long Beach through June. Remaining trips are selling out fast! They’ll move back down south July 1 for the tuna season. A complete schedule can be found on their web site:

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  2. Jason

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    Did any of those fish get caught by jigs? Pic of the 25lb fish please! :D.
     
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  3. gclance

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    Lol! I was thinking the same thing. That picture of the first yellowtail looks more like 13-15lbs. Great post overall, should only be a matter of weeks gentlemen until things start really picking up!
     
  4. Clarion Cat

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    Always the size haters, they were weighed on a legit mustad hand scale so go kick rocks......... or better yet actually go fishing instead of being internet troll biotches.
     
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    A little premature. I'd say about twenty more posts and your statement would be ligit, well as ligit as the Mustad hand scale.
     
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    Maybe reading kg rather than pounds.

    11.339 kg = 25 pounds

    Never the less, congratulations on the great trip.
     
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  7. fishsmith

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    Fun trip to the islands Pam! Those first two look legit 25# CLASS (within the standard deviation). Those jigs look good enough to eat!
     
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    Hahaha,,,, Calling Jason Internet troll, funny as hell.
     
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    great job!! was fun as hell I'm sure :cheers:
     
  10. LEGENDS

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    Looks fun! Always a great read. I'm like a kid days before Christmas as my 8 day is approaching.
     
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    Great report and pics. Thanks Pam.
     
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    We didn't get any on the jigs on this trip, but I have this squid pattern yoyo iron that I've caught around 50 yellowtail on. The clear finish was getting a little scratch up, but the picture was still perfect, and the hooks that Rich puts on them are heavy duty.. and lasted through all of those with the deckhands yanking the hooks out with dikes and everything....

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    Thanks Ali....

    (........... neener neener Jason...........! ) :p:
     
  13. jeffdalton

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    Another great trip in the books!! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Good for Julie, GET IT GIRL!!! I love it when the newbs put a smack down.
     
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