SMB 3/2

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onehottip

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May 8, 2006
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Left mdr @7. we hit spots in deep water around the shelf. Started near the south side 600ft moved up shallower looked as high as 250. We used fresh dead squid, colt sniper worked well in 250 ft. For only very small fish. Water was 57/8 degrees. Not much biting. We worked to the north end of shelf where we found brown redish water. The only life we found were some humpbacks and porpoise. Massive schools. Very slow fishing with only baby rockfish. Flat calm seas till 1 where it started to blow to 15. We called it a day. Nothing good to report here. Maybe a red tide is starting or just dirty water from the wind? Go elsewhere! We did 56 miles of looking.
 
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h2odude

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Oct 1, 2017
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Patrick Gardner
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Thanks for the report. Wow, 56 miles on an SMB rockfish trip is impressive.

I will be heading out on SMB soon to se what bottom grabbers are out there. Seems like last year was all small rockfish too. Maybe the long run to SBI is in my future
 
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Azarkon

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Case study in how going deeper doesn't magically fix anything... Rock fish make regular depth moves and tend to be more shallow in the winter.

But you might want to try live squid, dead squid is usually not that productive when there's so much live squid floating around.
 
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onehottip

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Case study in how going deeper doesn't magically fix anything... Rock fish make regular depth moves and tend to be more shallow in the winter.

But you might want to try live squid, dead squid is usually not that productive when there's so much live squid floating around.
I wouldn’t spend good money for live squid to rf. Just saying!
 
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    Hit the bay the same day. Noticed the water was dirty as well. Scratched out a nice mixed bag. Found a 300' spot that was all you could want Sculpin so that was rad.
     
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