Facebook YouTube Tacklewarehouse.com
Printer-friendly copy Email this topic to a friend
Top Calfishing.com Stardust Sportfishing Report Board topic #131
View in linear mode

Subject: "April 14, 2001 - Fishing Report" Previous topic | Next topic
swimbaitSun Apr-15-01 04:36 PM
Charter member
9883 posts
Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
#131, "April 14, 2001 - Fishing Report"


  

          

I was in town for Easter so I took the morning run on the Stardust. The rockfish had bit really good the day before and they also had a 30+ pound halibut. Things looked good. Jason was out of town so Billy was running the boat. We fished all day down around the armpit and 4mile, probably hit aboout 7 or 8 spots in 110-130 feet of water. Things never really got hot but there were fish to be caught. I started with bait and didn't do much at all so I switched to a 5" swimabait with a 2oz head. Right away caught a nice 3lb red and shortly after a slightly smaller starry. The kid who was pinheading, I can't remember his name, asked to borrow a tail so I gave him one. The next stop we both threw out on the first cast and he got whacked by something good. Fish came up and wound up being a ling probably around 15 pounds. One of the biggest lings I've seen caught locally as long as I can remember. Right after that I was dragging along the bottom and felt like I was dragging over some rocks so I took about 10 cranks to get clear of it. As soon as I freespooled I got whacked good on the sink. Hmm, felt like a bass, and wouldn't you know, I pulled a nice 3lb calico out of 125 feet of water. That was cool. After that I caught two lings again on the plastic, but they were both around 22-24 inches. Fun to catch and release 'em. One other guy got a ling about the same size. Overall it was slow but as usualy the swimbaits kicked butt. The only thing I think that kept it from snapping was that the wind was uphill, the waves were downhill and there wasn't much current at all. Kind of funky conditions.

Here's a pic of the nice ling the kid caught.


  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Replies to this topic

frank (Guest)Thu Apr-19-01 12:54 AM
Charter member
posts
#132, "RE: April 14, 2001 - Fishing Report"
In response to Reply # 0


          

rob what color swimbait did you guys use.

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
swimbaitThu Apr-19-01 03:57 AM
Charter member
9883 posts
Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
#133, "RE: April 14, 2001 - Fishing Report"
In response to Reply # 1


  

          

Caught mine on a dark purple/clear deal made by cardiffplastics in 5". The kid in the pic was using a brown/clear/silver flake big hammer. Basically I try to imitate "reef critters" like shrimp, octopus, and crabs which are all dark in color.

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
frank (Guest)Fri Apr-20-01 12:31 AM
Charter member
posts
#134, "RE: April 14, 2001 - Fishing Report"
In response to Reply # 2


          

kool . thanks for the info .

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Top Calfishing.com Stardust Sportfishing Report Board topic #131 Previous topic | Next topic
Powered by DCForum+
© Copyright Robert Belloni 1997-2012. All Rights Reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without express written consent.