Rockfishing SBI with epic weather!

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morfius

I think, therefore I fish
Feb 23, 2006
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Brian
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My friend wanted to do one last rockfish trip on his boat before the season closed. Window of opportunity looked like the weather would be good for Thursday.

Launched from Cerritos Bahia Marina in LB at 6:30. Weather was awesome, with hardly any wind and flat calm seas. Cruised at 31 knots pretty much the entire way there.
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Got to the island by 8:45 and metered around to find some stones that were under 120ft in depth.
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Just enough breeze and current to make some decent drifts. Fished nothing but jigs and squid strips all day and got our 30 fish limit by 1:30. Assorted rockfish, lots of whitefish, and a few nice sheephead thrown in for good measure. Tons of fun on light tackle.
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It was a steady bite, and while no toads were caught, there were some quality fish. Biggest fish of the day was a 4-5lb red and a slightly smaller whitefish.
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Really cool spending time on the water with an old friend, with beautiful weather, and appreciating the blessings of this past year.
 
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FloMar

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Apr 28, 2004
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John Collar
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That one Whitefish look like a small Yellowtail, never can find enough Reds there (SBI) seems they're always moving from pinnacle to pinnacle, and yes the weather was truly spectacular, yes indeed an EPIC trip.
 
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Low N Slow

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    Sold - so I make a great ho now
    My wife is a fan of those whitefish. Good eats.
     
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    flyliner

    @thereelflyliner
    Aug 19, 2007
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    Jonathan
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    Awesome trip. I have yet to ever fish SBI, but being that my current slip is about as close as you can get to that Island, I need to change that soon.

    Shallow water rockfish are such a blast on the light gear!
     
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    morfius

    I think, therefore I fish
    Feb 23, 2006
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    Orange County, CA
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    Brian
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    Awesome trip. I have yet to ever fish SBI, but being that my current slip is about as close as you can get to that Island, I need to change that soon.

    Shallow water rockfish are such a blast on the light gear!
    Well if you ever go and need a ho, I'm your man! I like that it isn't full of people.
     
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