Saturday, 06/10 Barricuda Fishing, Horseshoe - Middle Grounds

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  1. Mikefromlb

    Mikefromlb Member

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    My grandson and I fished today for Cuda. Left Shoreline Marina 7:00am and bought 1/2 scoop of sardines at Nacho's. Fushdope reported the Cuda action on the Horseshoe Kelp - Middle Grounds. Arrived to see the fleet spread over several miles with the sporties packed shoulder to shoulder. Weather was heavy overcast with some misty rain, water at 63 degrees and a slight swell. No wind to speak of in the morning. Number of boats reminded me of 2 years ago when the Yellowtail came to play. Lots of guys throwing the surface iron.

    We picked a spot and started flylining sardines. We had 3 hookups shortly but they chewed right through the 20# mono. Added 25# Florocarbon and my grandson hooked up and landed one of those log Cudas we have been hearing about. He later brought in a smaller version late in the hunt. Pop had two hookups and lost Floro and hooks both times. We moved about 3 x near the birds and had good bites each time. Catch and release both fish.

    Overall, nice day on the water and a proud grandfather! Happy to fish so close to home.
    See photo attached.

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  2. Munnster

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    Thanks for the report. That is a nice barrie!
     
  3. tresbien

    tresbien No.... But Willing To Learn

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    that is a LOG way to go guys!
     
  4. robaire

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    Liked reading the time spent with your grandson.
    Thanks
     
  5. mark johnsen

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    Congrats! Time well spent!
     
  6. Paddyman1

    Paddyman1 I love pangas

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    Nice snot stick!
     
  7. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Congrats!
     
  8. Johnlgarrison

    Johnlgarrison The ultimate goal is memories not dreams.

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    What a great way to spend the day. Try picking up some long shank hooks, they can save the day. I have caught lots of cuda using heavy wire freshwater bass worm hooks. The only downside is if there are big yellows they can straighten these hooks.
     
  9. mhanson59hb

    mhanson59hb Fear No Fish

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    Good times with your grandson.

    I used to fish live bait for cuda with a small light wire leader. Does anyone do that anymore? :D
     
  10. Tuna Vic

    Tuna Vic I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Yup,that be a log for sure! Wtg
     
  11. the SLIDER

    the SLIDER https://multimediabylj.com

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    Nice Stove Pipe Son!

    Keep in mind, WSB aka "Biscuit" love the mini logs for eats.
     
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  12. Reel hip

    Reel hip Meet my "Well known Member"

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    Ive used wire leaders back when we were consistently seeing them. Hell that was the go to set up for the cudas!
     
  13. Reel hip

    Reel hip Meet my "Well known Member"

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  14. MarktheShark56

    MarktheShark56 Well-Known "Member"

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    Just an FYI to all y'all out there.....I worked for Scripps Inst. of Oceanography for many years as their bio-collector. When you handle cudas they almost always die after. Keep them in the water and unhook and release them. That heavy slime they wear is their protection from bacteria. When you handle them they lose enough to become very vulnerable to infection.
     
  15. wdlfbio

    wdlfbio Once you go Cat, you never go back

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    Great family action.




    Not trying to be a smart ass here. How do you know that handled and released cuda usually die? Were they tracked once released? Was there a control group that were caight, marked, and released without being handled and then tracked?
     
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  16. MarktheShark56

    MarktheShark56 Well-Known "Member"

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    When I first started collecting for Scripps some 25 yrs ago, every Cuda that we handled and then moved to holding tanks would die within 2-3 days, usually from fungus. Once we started bouncing them into our onboard holding tank without touching them the survival rate went to almost 100%. Anecdotal evidence for sure, but I'm convinced after dealing with 100's of them over the years and consulting with fisheries biologists that putting hands on them is no good. Not trying to preach, just inform. If you're not gonna keep em, why not give them a better chance at survival?
     
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  17. FishinMcNuggets

    FishinMcNuggets Fishin fo' Nutrition!

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    ALL constructive thread jacking aside...

    I was out there Sat too. It seemed like it was an early bite. I got action on a light brown & white lg. Starman repro by Tady. Looks like the live bait was a little more productive than artificials. I dragged a few different things in front of them that yielded nothing. Saw a "stoked on fishing" boat with a fat yeller.
     
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  18. PD41

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    Save the Cudas ! C&R
    Oh hell no, ceviche or smoked !
     
  19. kms70

    kms70 Bigfudder

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    I was out there too but let my friend talk me out into fishing else where. LAST TIME THAT'LL HAPPEN.
    That boats were stacked deep that's FoSho!
     
  20. Aggro

    Aggro Keepin my pimp hand strong!

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    Fire up the smoker!!!
     

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