These was the shit when it came to deep sea fishing when I was a kid

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  1. matrixx611

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    you must be 80 yrs old?
     
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    Somewhere in my most clouded memories, I fished on one of these off the coast of San Diego. We lived at the beach and my Dad took me out several times. I remember the taxi boat that took us out. This must have been in the 1950's as we moved to east county in 1958 and NO WAY would Dad make that long journey from Santee.
     
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    Im only 35. Spent many of weekends on that old Barge. Limits of seagulls daily. I miss that rusty platform. Thanks for memory jog.
     
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    Fished the one in redondo beach in the 90s
     
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    caught my first bonitia on that barge. About 5 pounds. Whats a rush.

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    caught my first bonitia on that barge. About 5 pounds. Whats a rush.
     
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    Brings back good memories.
     
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    I remember a summer camp trip on the Annie B. Lots of mackerel being caught, but we were 10 years old and having a great time!
     
  9. lucky 100

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    I also remember fishing the Redondo Barge, Long Beach Barge and the one off Santa Monica Pier !

    We use to call it the Fat Matt and I fished it also.

    My 1st job "Venice Pier Bait and tackle" when it was a wooden pier !

    Also worked Santa Monica Pier and Malibu Sportfishing.

    We were commercial fishing 150 hook Cod Ganions 240 to 290 fathoms and using electra mate 12/0 and 9/0 reels on the Osborne, areas around SBI and Channel Islands for Black Gill Rockfish.

    Commercial fishing live sheephead at San Nicolas and Selling fresh Albacore to the cannieries that were in Pedro and San Diego.

    Oh the good old days !! :hali_olutta:
     
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    I'm 35 also. My pops used to take me there on weekends too. Good times.
     
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    X2 I fished that one and I am not 80 years old yet
     
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    OK, now I feel ancient....
    I remember fishing the barges at Paradise Cove, Santa Monica, and Redondo. Paradise Cove used to have White Seabass and Yellowtail runs 3 or 4 times a years, I remember catching Yellowtail and Bonita off both the Santa Monica and Redondo barges.

    When I finally bought a boat, 21' Galaxy, I used to troll from the mouth of King Harbor to the Redondo barge for Mako and Thresher sharks.

    Oh yea, the good old days or were they days from an ancient's past..
     
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    What a great way to learn to fish ! I'm 60 and fished the Redondo Barges in the 60's wish those barges were still there. At 12 years old we learned to fly line dines on light tackle, it paved the way for tuna fishing. Would catch gunny sacks full of bonita every time we went out. If they were still there would give flatlanders a place to learn to fish before hitting the Long Range boats. But....that's when there were more fish in the ocean to catch.
     
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    I say lets get another barge going. I remember the Annie B was the thing back in it's. Huge mackerel and bonita could be caught sold back at the pier, great business for a pair of 12 year olds.
     
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    If I'm not mistaken I was fishing on this one around 1975 lots of big Bonita & barracuda & a Halibut on a good day if you were lucky. You would be lucky to catch anything but a Tom-Cod or Mackerel in the same spot today. Hi Nacho LOL

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    I'm 33 and fished the Redondo barge. Good times as kids!!
     
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    OK, I am 64 years young. My brother was three years older than I and our grandfather took him out on the half day boats out of Long Beach. Unfortunately, he passed away when I was five. I started fishing off Belmont Pier, then it was the barges off Belmont and Huntington Piers. Loved the barge off Huntington. There was one corner that was always hot. You could fly line anchovies and catch Bonita all day long. My best day was over 100 fish. Handed all most all of them off to less fortunate anglers, who rewarded me by keeping my belly full. You couldn't find a less expensive way to spend a whole day, or have more fun. Used a trusty Mitchell 300 and it handled everything the barge could throw at it; the three B's.

    My brother went night shark fishing off the barge off Huntington and caught a good sized one; about 8' and 200 lbs if my memory is correct.

    Those experiences were from the middle sixties.

    The production off the barge in Long Beach was really reduced to Tom Cod and similar unpopular species in its later days, which contributed greatly to its demise.
     
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    I haven't thought about fishing that barge in years. And yes, it brings back great memories. We used to fish it as kids and catch mackerel, bonita, and barracuda I think. Simple times but no less fun!
     
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    I fished the one in Redondo Beach in the 60's
     
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    I started my fishing addiction on the old barge in Redondo back in the late 70's & early 80's. It was a cheap affordable way for a kid to spend the day on the water catching fish. I remember catching some huge Sablefish back then, and watching a few Salmon being caught by a few lucky anglers back in the day.

    In the summer of 1978 there were a few Hammerhead sharks around the barge, so a couple of friends and myself rented an aluminium skiff from Redondo, and caught this small Hammerhead right next to the barge. BTW, these 2 pics were taken behind the old TC's Bait & Tackle store!


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