Pt. Loma Rockfishing 4-16-11

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by steverino, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. steverino

    steverino Member

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    I took my son and Dad out this morning for quick trip. We weren't sure if we wanted to hit the bay or bottom fish out by Whistler's, but when we got to the ramp, we found out that there was a bay bass tourney just getting started at 6:00am. With about 25-30 extra boats fishing the bay, it made for an easy call to head out for some rockfish. Good thing we did. We only fished until 11:00am and almost caught our limits of mostly smaller cod with a couple nice ones mixed in despite the large sardines EB was selling and the strong current which made keeping contact with the bottom tough. In fact, we caught almost all of our fish in a 2 hour window between 8:30 and 10:30 after the current had slowed but before the wind had picked up. The hot baits today were the sardine and mackerel strips. I did fish a live mac for a little but only had one agressive brown rockfish to show for it. There was a lot of bait, birds and porpoise off the Point and 58-60 degree water. The bay was a little colder at 55-57 degrees. Interestingly, on our way out, we saw two large clusters of boats fishing in the tourney-one group was fishing the channel edge in front of the Shelter Island Pier and the other was at the cable crossing off Ballast Point.
     

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  2. christo

    christo Fishing Fool

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    congrats, nice day on the water!
     
  3. SeaHawk IV

    SeaHawk IV Well-Known "Member"

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    Nice batch of fish for a couple hours of fishing. Thanks for the report.
     
  4. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    A great day of catching fish tacos, sweet!
     
  5. walkerman

    walkerman I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    A sunny day, a bag full of fish, and three generations in the same boat. It really doesn't get any better than that.....really, it just doesn't.
     
  6. jacko

    jacko Member

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    Story was a little different today (4/17). Terrible conditions.
     
  7. Kill_Method

    Kill_Method Newbie

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    Yeah I agree the wind was pretty bad today. Luckily i was able to land a few bass and a sculpin berfore it got too bad. Great post by the way thanks for the info!
     
  8. dawg418

    dawg418 Newbie

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    Wait a second!, did you acutally gaff that sheeps head? Yell, nice haul any way. Fish tacos are on the way.
     
  9. steverino

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    Yeah I gaffed it. We could of just bounced it but that fish fought like something bigger and I had the gaff ready and waiting when it came to color. Besides, if I had lost it while trying to bounce it, My son would have been heartbroken. That fish won him the JP. Grandpa and I each had to pay up $5!
     
  10. Cabman

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    Great day of fishing with son and pop. Looking forward to getting a boat to do the same with my boys.
     
  11. the Goodlife

    the Goodlife SMILE!!!!! YOUR NOT DEAD!

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    Nice Job Dad/Son!:rofl::hali_olutta:
     
  12. marzocchi

    marzocchi Captain Seasick

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    Nice variety. Your son looks stoked, your dad not so much.
     

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