What is the Bait Like Currently?

Discussion in 'San Diego Long Range fishing Reports' started by 3GunSalute, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. 3GunSalute

    3GunSalute Nocturnal Snow Monkey

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    Packing and repacking to head down Shimada way in two agonizingly long weeks.
    Does anyone have a line on what the bait is looking like lately?
    Last year it was 'dines on the small side and I got stuck without small enough hooks.
    (Had to be the hooks and not my limited skillset that caused a tough trip, right?)
    Better prepared this year but the overthinking is in full swing.
     
  2. jiggyn

    jiggyn Do you even fish?

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    Wet and swimming
     
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  3. AKSalmon

    AKSalmon I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    The bait we had on the March Red Rooster 15 day was the best I've ever seen. Large and healthy. Unfortunately, the fishing was pretty tough at the Bank and elsewhere.
     
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    wahoodad Yaddah X3

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    We hope its swimming Jerr :D
    You get what you get Peter.
    One trip on the RP, bait all rolled.
    Since tanks were empty, each night they caught skipjack.
    It was a stellar trip, 23 over 2 and 8 over 3!
     
  5. cow man

    cow man Tuna addict

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    Good luck Peter!!
     
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    Squid Sammich Well-Known "Member"

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    As long as you dump arm lengths of free line overboard regardless if your bait is swimming or not you will be fine. That was the trick for the people I saw catching.
     
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    RichG Well-Known "Member"

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    Always a great question, what size hook. What size bait they have now, can change, so the only option, other than borrowing, is to buy plenty of different sizes.
     
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  8. Bill W

    Bill W tunaholic

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    It has been usually the bait you catch that makes the difference.
     
  9. 3GunSalute

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    Hilarious!
    Here I am geeking out about small enough hooks.
    The Masters chime in and now I'm taking inventory on BIG hooks.
    Covering all the bases is certainly the M.O.
    Thanks for the input guys.
    David, we'll see you not soon enough!
     
  10. 3GunSalute

    3GunSalute Nocturnal Snow Monkey

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    Thanks Jake.
    No rod questions-- your creations are beyond good to go.
     
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  11. tunachris

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    Was out a month and a half ago. Sardines were good to excellent. Couldn’t make bait though, tubes or salamis.
     
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