The Whistler was a whistlin...

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by Secutor54, Jul 31, 2018.

  1. Secutor54

    Secutor54 Well-Known "Member"

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    Met a couple of my buddies around 5:30 to make our way over to Point Loma and a bit outside, if conditions were right.

    Launched out of MCRD and made our way to the lighthouse. Seas were super flat, so we decided to go in search of paddies.

    This was the first time I ran the Whaler out and we made it half way to the nados at some point and did a big loop back towards the point, searching for paddies.

    About 3-4 miles outside of the point, I spot crashing birds and huge boils off in the distance. We run n gun, thinking maybe foamers again???!! A we get close, we see a huge pod of porpoise feeding on gigantic ball of bait, so we start casting hoping to get bit by something.

    We chased the birds for a while back towards the point and as we get closer we start seeing huge schools of barricuda chasing our jigs back to the boat. Colt snipers, tadys and candybars were the trick of the day.

    Long story short, it was WFO on the logs. All you can eat for most of the morning... We bled and iced the cudas and my buddies kept a few, I gave mine away, as I didnt really wanna deal with brining and smoking them, due to a week of camping this week. My buddy later sent me some pics of the meal he carved out of those cudas and I began to regret giving mine away. Cuda tacos it was...

    I guess cuda is pretty tasty if tended to immediately after catchin em. We bled em and iced em down and threwem in the kill bag immediately. Anyway, we ended the day with 1 tree fish, 1 boccacio, and kept 4 berries.

    I caught 1 pig of a Calico, that I decided to keep to cook whole on the grill. I dont typically keep calicos, but the size of this one would make a great meal, barbecued whole to share with friends and family for dinner tonight.

    Water temp was steady at 76 degrees and about 74 closer to the point and flat as a lake out there. Overall, boat loads of fun fishing with these two dudes and the skiff is looking better by the week. I put the bow rails on this week and redid the reg. numbers. Gotta slap that bait tank on there and we will be good to go!

    It was a great day, except the busted wheel bearing on the trailer I discovered upon return to the landing. Nothing a couple trips to the auto parts store and six pack of Bohemias couldnt fix.

    #99ProblemsButABearingAintOne

    Hope the report helps! Talked to some guys down at the MCRD Ramp and they had a great day at the nados with 11 YT between the three of them. Fish were smaller grade, between 6-10#'s. Slow trolled macs were getting bit every time.

    Tight lines!

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  2. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Good job guys!
     
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  3. @-EZ

    @-EZ Fail, try again.

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    Sounds like you had a blast.

    Thanks for the report.
     
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  4. CRC_222

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    You didn’t count my released Calico that was about the same size as my Tady 45??? It was an awesome day on the skiff.
    :jig:
     
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  5. mrkrabs

    mrkrabs I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    :cheers::appl:

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    KRABS!!! Every time you post that, I don't get shit done for hours :D
     
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    mrkrabs I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    LOLLOL
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  11. Sik-wit-it

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    fun in the San diego sun
     
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  12. CRC_222

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  14. REELCLOSE

    REELCLOSE Well-Known "Member"

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    Very cool!
     
  15. hotrod

    hotrod El Capitan

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    Nice going guys and only a short distance out. I miss the boat my dad and I had slipped at MCRD and the slip/launch ramp camaraderie there.
     
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  16. WiNK

    WiNK When did I get so f-ing old?!

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    Nice work, guys. Do you need a beard to fish The Skiff?
     
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  17. Charts

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    How's MCRD launching? Does there get to be a line around 6am?
     
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  18. Secutor54

    Secutor54 Well-Known "Member"

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    The last few times Ive launched there, around 6:30 or so has been pretty much open. Maybe wait for one boat, but most times its pretty fast.

    When you back the trailer in, watch the driver side of the ramp. There is a pretty big pot hole that they havent gotten around to fixing yet. Depending on the boat, you could get high centered pretty easily. One of my buddies did that about a month ago.

    Also, make sure to get on base via Washington Ave truck gate... They wont allow trailers at other gates.
     
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  19. Secutor54

    Secutor54 Well-Known "Member"

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    No beards required to fish El Albatros... @CRC_222

    #BeardsSoldSeperately
     
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