San Diego - Mission Bay advice

mmhendrie

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Guys - I'm going to be staying in Mission Bay in San Diego for a few days soon, and looking at a map it looks like I'm a very short walk to a spot in Mission Bay that google maps refers to as "Fishermans channel". I'm pasting in below the google map location of the spot, I'll be on the north side of the channel, immediately west of the Ingraham St. bridge.:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/S...m2!3m1!1s0x80d9530fad921e4b:0xd3a21fdfd15df79

Has anyone fished that spot and can give me any advice on what (if anything) I might be able to catch, and what rigs will work best?

Appreciate any tips!!
thanks,
Matt
 
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plj46

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Spotted Bass,Sand Bass,maybe perch.Try mussels or ghost shrimp.Sliding egg sinker and maybe 8 or 10 lb. test line.
 
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Yup Jim pretty much is spot on. If you rent a dingy use pinhead chovies also
 
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ror_sal

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if you have a bass rod... bring it and pick up some swimbaits at Dana Landing, which will be close to you. Pound the rocks at high tide and sand at low tide. slow and low for the retrieve. the bass bite has been excellent. Are you staying at Paradise Point? If so, that place is really good just around the hotel.
 
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mmhendrie

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thanks guys! I will have access to a kayak, but I'm an inexperienced fisherman, and haven't been in a kayak for 25yrs, so i'm not sure i'm ready to put the two together - do you think it'd give me a big advantage vs. fishing from the shore?

What sort of size egg weight would I need? I've not done much more than fishing double dropper loops with cut squid - is there any benefit to fishing that way in this channel?

I'm not staying at Paradise Point - renting a house on the other side (north) of the bridge - I believe the area is called Crown Point.
 
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makairaa

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There is another website running a batray tournament saturday march 12 and that channel will be lined up with sd team. That is their "secret" spot. By the way, not so secret.
 
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Ski beach can be good as well as Mission point. The weedline in some areas close to shore can be pesky and being just outside of them in a yak or boat can give you a huge advantage. I fish a lot of 3-4 inch swimbaits and small slugs.
 
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ror_sal

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3/8 oz weedless head and 3" Swimbait. If you go to Dana Landing and tell them what you wanna do...they will hook you up. I'm not much of a batray guy myself and think the bass fishing is more fun. Out if you put a piece of squid on you'll find them.
 
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Guys - I'm going to be staying in Mission Bay in San Diego for a few days soon, and looking at a map it looks like I'm a very short walk to a spot in Mission Bay that google maps refers to as "Fishermans channel". I'm pasting in below the google map location of the spot, I'll be on the north side of the channel, immediately west of the Ingraham St. bridge.:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/S...m2!3m1!1s0x80d9530fad921e4b:0xd3a21fdfd15df79

Has anyone fished that spot and can give me any advice on what (if anything) I might be able to catch, and what rigs will work best?

Appreciate any tips!!
thanks,
Matt
Halibut would be the best prize.
 
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tanner.s

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I've gotten most of my halis while fishing for bass on various swimbaits/spinner baits. I would grab some 3/8oz warbaits heads and a few 3" swimbaits and start fan casting from the rocks. Let it hit bottom and reel back painfully slow. Vary retrieve until you get bit then repeat!
 
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mission is loaded with fish, easy to catch whatever it is you are after.. I fish there several times a week, the big hali's aren't in yet, but the sand bass, calicos, sculpin, surf perch, opaleyes, etc are all biting well at the moment (yes, I fish bait).. ended up stranded in the channel when I tried to get out onto wreck alley for the rockfish opener got nasty out when the sun went down and the wind picked up enough to drive off the fog.. all went fine, ended up with a couple sand bass in the box, one went 5 lb or so, I think, a couple sculpin... only kept the ones that were legal that I hooked badly, had a 25-40 fish eve, without trying THAT hard (mostly calicos between 12 and 15 inches), all on chunk bait, fished on a drop shot style rig.. kayaks will let you work those channel edges WAY better than you can from the bank.. if you want some halibut, I would work a live smelt along the back of the channel between sea world and the ski beach boat launch, or the sand bars off crown from the yak.. hit me up if you want to fish

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