Spotted Bass Catalina?

Red Drum

Paradiddle-diddle
Mar 15, 2003
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Los Angeles, CA
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Capt. Vinnie
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Big Drum-2300 Seaswirl Striper...Red Drum-1500 Duroboat
Cat Harbor is a good place to try. Also, MDR harbor.
 
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Mr. Jones

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May 9, 2020
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Ronnie Jones
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Seaswirl 2901
I catch them all the time land side, just never seen one in Catalina. Was curious if others had. Caught plenty of calico all over the island, but never a sandbass or spotty.
 

Hooops

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Nov 26, 2005
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Huntington Harbour
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Hoops
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17ft Whaler Montauk - "TYFISH"
Caught lots of sandbass in cat harbor - never a spotty
 

fishkilr

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Aug 27, 2012
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alby
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During one of the first shogun skiff trips we were hiding from weather at cedros and they went full speed tight to the island..we were shocked..
 
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mhanson59hb

Fear No Fish
Apr 22, 2013
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Huntington Beach
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Mike
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2008 Trophy 1802 "Mako My Day"
For all you big game hunters, buffalo also frequent the path from Cat Harbor to Isthmus Harbor. Check by the porta-potties during the dry season! Partial truth. Yes, they are there, No, you can't hunt them. Yes, I am friggin' bored today.
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Too Creechin

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Sep 9, 2014
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Creechin
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Too Creechin
In the late 80's... 86, 87. 88... who know when, My buddies and I caught quite a few spotted bay bass while catching bait (small macs) off the coast on San Jose Del Cabo. We were on a high spot just off Zippers and The Rock (surf spots in San Jose). We were fishing " Luck Joe" rigs... that was back in the day, before they were called Sabiki rigs.

I grew up fishing Newport Harbor. I know what a spotted bay bass when I see one. They were not small Cabrilla, they were bay bass.

I was blown away then and still have questions.
 

sickcat

Silverback
Aug 5, 2003
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LA
Name
Kerry
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Yellow spot
need pics cause you may have just thought they looked like hybrid calico/spotted.
Sorry no pics - I know they looked like hybrids, one especially so. I did not take DNA samples and have them tested so I'm not 100% sure...
 
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45king

Jig slinger/arrow flinger
May 29, 2005
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danny
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Hall pass
I love the Friday humor! U guys fucking rock! Lmfao