White cbass setup

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  1. itsmemustard

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    Whats your setup and what is the best time to go ex.(night time or afternoon)? Also what moon phase I heard new moons aren't that bad.
     
  2. InDeepShip

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    They are ghosts and most people keep there secrets but find the squid and you will find the wsb. You also want a very parabolic and a light tip. Don't use a lot of drag they have soft mouths
     
  3. hucklongfin

    hucklongfin Deep release specialist

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    I like a banana head lead head with a live squid on a 270H-8 with a ProGear 280 w/25#.
     
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    Caught my one and only at Dawn. Although,
    a couple years ago the Freedom was on 2-day, and pulled
    into backside of Catalina around midnight. After fishing SCI on the first day, and ended up with 80+WSB.:Burp:
     
  5. EdgeOfTheKelp

    EdgeOfTheKelp Newbie

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    I've had the best luck early morning as long as the tide is moving good. But my biggest wsb was caught around 2pm so who knows. As far as set up goes, I agree with indeepship, go with a parabolic rod, good luck out there.
     
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    8 Phenix 15-40lb black diamond
    Good parabolic rod
    Penn torque 12 star drag
    25lb fluro
    6/0 Aki twist hook
    And this will be your result.. well and finding them :)

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    A upside down spinner with old line always seems to work:D
     
  8. wils

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    Full moon cycle starting 3 days before the full moon.
    chum, chum, and more chum.
    biggest hook in your tackle box with as many baits as will fit on it.

    WSB having "soft mouths" is a myth perpetrated by people who use small hooks. If you ever catch one, notice the size of the bones in their mouth/jaw.
     
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  9. finsane

    finsane I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Last one I caught was on my (outdated and obsolete) Calstar 800m, Torium 20, 40lb, owner 8/0 aki twist with two live squid and a 1/4 ounce egg sinker. Tight drag and laid the wood to him as hard as I could. Soft mouth? These fish aren't crappie, not sure where people are finding these soft mouth varieties.
     
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    I like a big leadhead with a couple of live squid pinned on. I prefer heavier leadheads as they sink past the perch faster and you lose less squid on the drop. Those perch and whitefish can rob you blind in a matter of seconds so get it down quick.

    Ive heard good things about 1 live squid being pinned on each point of the trebble hook connected to a heavy white iron. I caught all of mine on the back side of Cat a couple of cranks off the bottom with the rod in the holder.

    Honestly, I dont think you need any special rod or reel to get the job done. Find the squid nests and sit tight.

    Good luck!
     
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    Best advice find the squid nests! Big hooks pinned with squid.
     
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    swami 805 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    No telling with those things. Last year up here they were on red crab and those hook up baits were the only thing that work. We watched them swim right past live squid, fin bait, whatever. Just never know
    Sometimes a bare back white PL68 a couple cranks off the bottom in the rod holder works
    Soft tip on a long rod with mono to absorb head shakes is helpful
    Should be good this year I hope
     
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    With more tankers around I generally go heaver with line/rod. Something like an 800m minimum and 40lb.

    Get Mark Wisch's book "In The Grey" and you'll be miles ahead chasing the ghost.
     
  14. slydawg

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    8' medium rod, 4' leader of 40lb fluoro to braid. (kelp cutter).
    2 oz glow in the dark leadhead is my go to, along with a glow Jig with several squid pinned to it 2 cranks off bottom. When they're biting, they go stupid.
     
  15. Rubberhook2

    Rubberhook2 Local Bluefin

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    Fish the rope. They are not line shy. Nothing worse than getting bit off at color on a good one. I use 50lb flouro tied to 65lb spectra on a medium 8 foot rod. I have straightened out leadhead hooks on this rig trying to pull big seabass out of the kelp. No stretch means no give so I do not use leadheads on heavier gear. I like 7/0 and 8/0 Aki twists with two squid pinned on. Have never straightened out an Aki twist...

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    ProGear C625 50# Spectra w/50# flouro on a 800m 8/0 Aki twist.
     
  17. ZZZZZ

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    I have a shimano calcutta 825FA. Sick rod, made in washington. Converted from cork grip to x tube with a fuji reel seat trigger. First time I caught a mid grade c bass with the rod at anacapa was with a tn14 spectra backed. I thought this is a good c bass rod option

    Btw: Flown the rod allot. Yet to break a guide.
     
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    Giyawd Dayum!!!

    Winner!!
     
  19. ZZZZZ

    ZZZZZ natural born jig slingers

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    Allot of different types of c bass fishing and different types of environment and grade of fish

    Sight fishing. Straight spectra bass gear with swimbaits, te300. Bull kelp forrest. One of the big c bass my line was pointed off the bow as the tanker was splashing around on the surface off the stern, in the kelp. Straight spectra slice slice slice through the kelp. Thought the 70 was a bsb. 5 minute fish on straight 50# solid heavy heavy kelp. Made it easy FB_IMG_1537208963399~8.jpg
     
  20. Rubberhook2

    Rubberhook2 Local Bluefin

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    Don't be afraid to fish high in the water column. Most people think seabass are bottom oriented but not all of the time. We limited out on big coastal tankers fishing in 90 feet of water with baits suspended 20 feet below the surface. Cool to watch the balloons take off across the surface when you get a bite...

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