Start of Summer (not) Point Loma fishing trip

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  1. SemperFi75

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    Brad at Half Moon Marina on Shelter Island had a guest slip for two nights and my son and family live in Santee so off I go for the "start of summer". lol

    I've got a 2WD Tacoma so thanks to Wayne at West Coast Trailers. The tow from the valley to SD and back went smooth as silk or as smooth as the 405 allows. Props to Eckart as well for the 9" extension. Thing weighs a ton but the solo launch and retrieve was as smooth as a noobie could make it (Fenders out BEFORE you hit the dock next time!). I blame it on being tired after two nights aboard and a solo Monday. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

    Thanks to all the Shelter Island guys as well. Made this FNG fell right at home.

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    Water temp was 59 off of 5 tanks but it wouldn't have mattered. We had a half scoop of bait from the barge on the way out (I think small sardines) but it was hard to focus on fishing when 22 month old grandson is on board. But he had his Paw Patrol stick and was gonna be fishing with his dad. lol

    A little help on fish ID would be appreciated. We called it a rock fish for the boy.

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    These guys got up close and scored a big one. Congrats.

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    The high point of the trip was the dolphin were running in big numbers. Hope the video comes out. I'm tech challenged

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    Help a noob out? Should I be trolling along with a diving lure???

    Anyway, we all know the weather turned and summer was postponed for a while. Cold Sunday family cruise in SD bay past the Midway …

    … and solo fishing Monday (LA boyz ALL bailed. I will remember … rofl).

    Noob mistake #... cost me the use of the bait tank for the rest of the weekend. Left over sardines will NOT go down the drain without plugging. I'll be working on that this weekend.

    Frozen squid got some nibbles back out at the Point on Monday but it was TOO much fun outside so I came in and tried the shallows.

    Note to self: solo shallow fishing and running boat is not a good idea. ps shoals mean SHOALS!!!. Just a little scrape. :-)

    All in all, a safe trip, good boat extended sea trial and time with the kids. Priceless.

    Wishing everyone smooth seas and tight lines … and some warm weather.
     

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  2. Hismosa

    Hismosa I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I would leave the kids at home til you have a bit more experience. Sounds like quite a few blunders.
     
  3. SemperFi75

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    The kids boarded and off loaded at the ramp after my antics and had two good days on the water. Weather was good/fair and we stayed in the bay Sunday. Man's got to know his limitations.
    My blunders were solo in nature. Gotta focus better. lol
     
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    Sounds like a good time with the family and a few lessons learned but memories were made.
     
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    Thanks. The older I get, the more important memories made seem to me. lol Other stuff is school of hard knocks and we learn and move on.
     
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    I'm new to offshore fishing but I've been boating my entire life. I'm always teaching myself a new lesson whether I like it or not.
     
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    I'm new to the offshore fishing as well although technically I was inshore fishing? Not sure how far out you have to be to qualify. lol
     
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    Priceless , you got out on the big pond and made it back alive and even learned a few things along the way , great memories for all im sure , hell a few more trips like that and you'll have salt water flowing through your veins
     
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    mhanson59hb Fear No Fish

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    That looks like a grass rockfish to me, but there are several shallow water species that are similar.

    Nice trip for the boy!
     
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    pacificscout Hey! You got any frozen ice?

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    Reel far out there to post or read this stuff.

    Looks like you had a great time.
     
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    Agree with Hanson on the ID of grass rockfish, although could also be a kelp rockfish. Hard to tell some of those suckers apart...
     
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    Kelp rockfish aka: "dumb bass"
     
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