What's this spot called and what/how do you fish there?

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  • Aug 22, 2015
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    arima sea explorer 16
    Fished the 9 mile bank today, looking for paddies and trolling around hoping to score something breezing along the western edge with all that upwelling. No luck. Found a couple of paddies, one FULL of bait with birds crashing on it...but no game fish there (they were missing out). Water clear/gorgeous, 73 degrees. Was bummed on the skunk.

    Decided to try the "178" spot a little bit north of the 9, nothing going on there. But noticed a parking lot of fishing boats to the north.

    Headed up amongst them and they were in the area/ridge near the Scripps buoy. Looks like basically 12 nm straight west out of Mission Bay.

    Looks like that's part of the same ridge (in fact, the extreme north of it) that the 9 mile bank is on, except it's not as steep as the western edge of the 9.

    Some were trolling and some were drifting. The drifters didn't seem to be on paddies.

    What's this area/spot called?

    Do you fish it like the 9? Trolling and looking for paddies? What were the drifters drifting on if not paddies? Marks?
     
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    kevina

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  • Sep 10, 2006
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    25' aqua sport
    Fished the 9 mile bank today, looking for paddies and trolling around hoping to score something breezing along the western edge with all that upwelling. No luck. Found a couple of paddies, one FULL of bait with birds crashing on it...but no game fish there (they were missing out). Water clear/gorgeous, 73 degrees. Was bummed on the skunk.

    Decided to try the "178" spot a little bit north of the 9, nothing going on there. But noticed a parking lot of fishing boats to the north.

    Headed up amongst them and they were in the area/ridge near the Scripps buoy. Looks like basically 12 nm straight west out of Mission Bay.

    Looks like that's part of the same ridge (in fact, the extreme north of it) that the 9 mile bank is on, except it's not as steep as the western edge of the 9.

    Some were trolling and some were drifting. The drifters didn't seem to be on paddies.

    What's this area/spot called?

    Do you fish it like the 9? Trolling and looking for paddies? What were the drifters drifting on if not paddies? Marks?
    The drifters were probably "The Blind leading the Blind" In other words, One boat may be out their drifting and just enjoying the sun with or without a pole in the water and a boat goes cruising by and sees him/her stopped thinking they are catching fish and they decide to stop and fish, And before you know it theirs a lot of other boats following suit. The more boats
    stopped and fishing, people think there must be fish around. It's the blind leading the blind, People that have no clue in what's going on. Next time your out their, Just stop in the middle of nowhere and see how many boats will do the same thing!!!:D
     
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    Mtnfshr

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    Nov 20, 2011
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    Next time your out their, Just stop in the middle of nowhere and see how many boats will do the same thing!!!:D

    Just to waste an hour? Maybe if enough boats gather around, they'll get enough chum in the water to actually attract some fish. 😉
     
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    plj46

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    They were probably fishing the Bluefin that have been all over the place.One parked boat will attract more boats.
     
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    stairman

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    yak and lowe duck hunting skiff but they identify as sportfishing crusiers
    The drifters were probably "The Blind leading the Blind" In other words, One boat may be out their drifting and just enjoying the sun with or without a pole in the water and a boat goes cruising by and sees him/her stopped thinking they are catching fish and they decide to stop and fish, And before you know it theirs a lot of other boats following suit. The more boats
    stopped and fishing, people think there must be fish around. It's the blind leading the blind, People that have no clue in what's going on. Next time your out their, Just stop in the middle of nowhere and see how many boats will do the same thing!!!:D
    Even better tie off on your prop and put a bend in a rod when they get close
     
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