Today we took the 10-3 run on the Stardust. The crew consisted of my Dad, my Grandpa, Brian, Brian #2, Daniel and Daniel's dad. There were lots of other folks on the boat around 40 or so. We went down to the 4 mile and fished in 130-150 feet of water. Weather was beautiful, calm and almost no swell. First two stops were slow, my dad caught one nice chucklehead. 3rd stop was the money stop. It was hookup city as soon as the anchor was down on the whitefish. Lots of nice 2 and 3 pound whitefish for everyone on board. I was using kind of a funky rig and doing well, a 1.5oz head with a 5" cardiff plastics swimbait and a small dropper loop about 4 feet above that with a small strip of squid. I caught 4 or 5 whitefish on the squid and 2 short ling cod on the swimbait. One ling was a baby, the other was around 20". After filling up the sacks pretty good we made one more move. First drop with a 3oz dropper loop and a live chovie I hooked up something good. Brought it up and it was a nice ling around 28 inches. Unfortunately with the ling cod ban, the jackpot went back in the water. The last stop was kind of slow after that, three more short lings were brought in and a few rockfish before we headed home. Fun trip as usual on the Stardust.
#103, "RE: November 24, 2000 - Stardust 1/2 day" In response to Reply # 1
Yeah If it was a fish that you could legally keep like a calico, you could ask to have it put in the livewell until the end of the day and then release it after the jackpot weigh in. But since you can't legally keep a ling cod right now I guess it makes sense that they don't count. Would be kind of like winning the jackpot with a black sebass I guess.
#105, "RE: November 24, 2000 - Stardust 1/2 day" In response to Reply # 3
Yeah it was a fun trip despite a crowded boat, we'll be out there again I'm sure around Christmas so maybe then we can hook up. I actually saw you yesterday Pete at the base of the pier! We were going for brunch with the fam at Moby Dicks and I'm looking at the guys fishing and I saw ya down there. Any flatties still haning around down there? I saw your post about the salmon, that's pretty cool. Sounds like they are cohos (aka silvers). I was on the Seahawk in 95 and saw one caught so I know they are around. Steelhead from what I've seen, usually still look a lot like a trout and are pretty recognizable as not being salmon. Interesting that they are in the harbor.