Ventura Sport Fishing Question

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  1. tresbien

    tresbien No.... But Willing To Learn

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    Hey All,

    I was wondering if anyone could provide some insight on gear for a full day of rockfishing out of Ventura on the Amigo in March? I was planning on bringing 2 40# set ups and a 50# set up with 12oz and 16oz lead and some aki twist 4/0's. Is there anything im missing? Seems like a pretty straightforward rockfish trip but am coming from OC for a shot at some nice reds.

    Thanks,

    Matt
     
  2. Buttchaser

    Buttchaser Fresh One!

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    Your good with anything from 20-40lb
    Standard spectra with a short top shot
    12- 16 ounce lead
     
  3. InDeepShip

    InDeepShip Ah ship

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    Make sure to have a variety of hooks. The Channel Islands has some hidden kelp donkeys that will come around
     
  4. walkerman

    walkerman I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Get some two hook gangion s with circle hooks. Come early and go to Eric’s tackle. He will set you up. Bring level wind reels with braid.
     
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  5. Andrey320

    Andrey320 Newbie

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    Call the landing the night before.
     
  6. Buttchaser

    Buttchaser Fresh One!

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    I was talking to the guys from channel island sport fishing (cisco) at the fred hall show yesterday , Squid is starting to pop up so be ready for anything , WSB?
     
  7. azbaseball

    azbaseball Member

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    I fish out of Hooks Landing. Matter of fact I am on an over night today on the new hustler. I do not fish bait very often. Bring JIGS. I like the flat falls in 200-250 gram. several colors work well. sliver glow, whit and pink, black and red. Cribs jigs also very good. I just do not like the treble hooks. Gulp 6' pink slim curly tails on the teaser above the jigs. The Mirage is a great boat. Tucker from the mirage has his own boat at hooks landing now.
     
  8. walkerman

    walkerman I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I too prefer jigs. However, there are times when they do not work, and bait is the only ticket in town. I will do what I have to do to catch freezer fare. Be prepared
     
  9. jer dog

    jer dog Fishing is life

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    P-Line has a 2 hook dropper loop set up
    with Glow Twist Tails
    I would pick up a couple
     
  10. tresbien

    tresbien No.... But Willing To Learn

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    Thank you for the replies guys
    I will call the landing in advance
    I appreciate the intel and advice
     
  11. Grumpiest1

    Grumpiest1 Member

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    What's a kelp donkey?
     
  12. mcrae

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    Probably, a yellow tail. They are related to Amberjack, wreck donkeys.
     
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  13. VS818

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    I was on the amigo on Tuesday, I used single dropper loop and a small hook to get my limit of whitefish. 20lb floro in the shallows using strip of squid. Double dropper loops on 30lb mono with squid strips worked great for rockfish in the deep. I also got a Ling using a heavy white jig with a piece of squid.
    Be prepared for white sea bass and good luck.
     
  14. XBDEE

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    Great boat and captain. You'll probably get more bites on 25/30lb line. Swimbaits with some 4/6 ounce heads if he makes the long run to his lingcod spot and doesn't have fin bait. Have fun!
     
  15. Paddyman1

    Paddyman1 I love pangas

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    We’re expecting an epic report from you now, Matt!
     
  16. tresbien

    tresbien No.... But Willing To Learn

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    With rain in the forecast i decided to push the trip to April thanks for the heads up I learned a lot from the guys that contributed!
     
  17. mcrae

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    Fish don't care about rain. Buy rain gear. Fish hard!
     
  18. 1steveT

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    Rain won't be the problem this weekend, the clearing winds after the front passes are supposed to be up. Probably a good call.
     
  19. InDeepShip

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    That or big white sea bass
     
  20. fisherman1133

    fisherman1133 fisherman1133

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    Id worry less about #test and more about the type of stick. I generally for a full day rockfishing bring one outfit for fishing the double dropper or a diamond jig and another heavy duty bass stick with a tranx or Lexa to fish the big swimbait for lings. You can always bring a 3rd for insurance as well.
     

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