What is this? (Sonar pic)

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Shewillbemine

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  • Oct 19, 2012
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    This has been the scene the last couple of days inshore at Dana Point.

    I don't think they're barracuda, especially since they haven't done their usual barracuda feeding frenzy.

    I can't seem to get them to bite anything, even when chumming several million live sardines.

    Sorry for the black bars. I took a phone pic rather than a screenshot.

    Please don't say they're BFT. That would make the BFT even more douchebags than previously thought.

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    Shewillbemine

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    I wish they were yellowtail but seems unlikely. But if that's true, awesome.

    Another pic for clarity. I was drifting.
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    Spaslab

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    Don't you have a dive suit/mask for at least safety/survivability? Jump in dive down, freeze your motion and see what swims up to check you out...

    I've seen bonito/yellowtail/tuna/white seabass on the meter looking like that...

    Consider catching a rock fish or other edible that will bite and cut open it's stomach and see if it is plugged with bait.

    I've seen crazy marks that would not bite because the bottom was thick with tuna crab or squid...

    Sure looks like you found pelagics...
     
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    Shewillbemine

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    And for the record, the reason I'm so skeptical about the species is that this was taken at the red buoy off Dana Point.

    But if these are WSB, BFT, YF or YT, then God bless America. These have been present three days straight now.
     
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    watersdeep

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    And for the record, the reason I'm so skeptical about the species is that this was taken at the red buoy off Dana Point.

    But if these are WSB, BFT, YF or YT, then God bless America. These have been present three days straight now.

    Go figure, bluefin have been in that zone 3 days straight.
     
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    Shewillbemine

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    Nuts! I'm assuming live bait (sardines?) was part of the mix too?

    That was the MAIN thing I threw at them.

    Every time I got a bite, I was praying it was one of those noodle marks just so I could identify the species.

    Every time it came up a calico bass.
     
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