Quick Catalina Report with Pop 5-9-20

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Donkey Nick

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Nick Shamrock
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Shamrock 246 Walkaround
Quick report and hope this helps. if you're heading out tomorrow.

Left Cabrillo on the Shamrock this morning with my 83 y/o Dad at 6AM and stopped by SP bait for some healthy 3-5 in. sardine (few boats in line). Smooth crossing and found a nice area of kelp paddies with birds and marks on them...no love and not a lot of time spent. Fished front side from Stoney Point/Black Rock down to the Isthmus, Ship Rock and Empire. Best bite was in the morning on the west end in 50-80 ft with good current into the kelp. Good calico action and a thick amount of short barracuda (tons of short bites and no love on the iron)...had them boiling quite a bit and that's not bad for May! 20lb and straight flyline was working just fine. Chumming helped! Pretty much could have caught bass most of the day.

Found a few respectable ones and here was the highlight of the day (released).

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Cleaner water was out West and the bass bit on almost every spot. Did a rockfish drift on a special rock, but current was Ripping, so that didn't work...Lots of boat traffic and banter on 72. Sounds like the Bass and Barries are all around the island and the YT a little tougher to find.

Beautiful ride home and thankful for the day (and ANY day) on the water with Dad.

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Tight lines and all the best!

- Nick

Nicky Shamrock
 
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r8rs4lf

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Good job! I was wondering if cabrillo was open.
 
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  • Aug 14, 2012
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    One day.... many days in the future.... This post will be gone.... but the memories you made yesterday with your dad... will be with you for life. Great post. Great picts too. Pops is Grinning ear to ear. He knows that the "fish" aren't necessary to enjoy a great day out ... with You ..... on the water. That is true HAPPINESS brother. Be safe out there.
     
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