Dinosaur fishing

Discussion in 'MEMBER FISHING REPORTS (BECOME A FISHING LEGEND)' started by plumbertom1, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. plumbertom1

    plumbertom1 Well-Known Member

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    Not much traffic this morning as I drove down the 101 and then south on the 405 to get to Rays house this morning. Course it always helps to be driving on a Sunday morning before 6AM.
    Left Ray's and a quick stop at McD's for some breakfast sandwiches and up PCH to Marina Del Rey harbour where we launched under a high over cast sky.
    Picked up a scoop of 'dines at the bait receiver and headed out about 6 miles to the edge of the shelf. Tied up a two hook rig with 10 oz. weight baited with 3'' Gulp curly tail grub on the top hook and a live sardine with a gulp tag for a kicker on the bottom and dropped it over the side in 200' of water.
    Ray was fishing 'dines top ad bottom.
    We were fishing a 15' high rise on the bottom that a commercial lobster/crab crew had set their pots on, drifting among the pots.
    I pulled up a couple of Stary rockfish about 5'' long then Ray starts pulling in his line on that pol cue he uses for rock fish, and danged if he don't pull in a ling cod about 22'' long. (Legal is 24'')
    While he was unhooking it I grabbed my camera and took a shot just before he dropped it over the side.
    We moved back down wind for another drift and this time it was my turn to pull a shorty which I released in good condition after a photo.
    One more pass through and one more short ling for Ray and that was it for lings for the day. We hit a few more spots for some more small starys and a couple of really small chili peppers and then ran back to the harbour and headed home.
    We took no fish home but had a nice morning of fishing. You could look just north of where we were fishing and see the sky line above Malibu where yesterdays fires were out.
    The sun never broke through the high clouds and there was a little surface chop which made for a bumpy ride in.

    See the photos at;
    http://picasaweb.google.com/plumbertom1/MDR
     
  2. Catpaw

    Catpaw Well-Known Member

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    Tom glad to hear you and Ray had a good day on the water... Fish on:big_smile:
     

  3. Patmansc

    Patmansc Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the post & photos, Tom. Brought back memories of growing up in L.A. & spending many hours fishing around the south bay, especially King Harbor/Redondo Beach. Used to catch a lot of bonito from the breakwater free-lining frozen 'dines with light action gear. Those were the days. :big_smile:
     
  4. fshnutz

    fshnutz New Member

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    Nice report Tom. Thanks for the pictures.
    Linz:wink:
     
  5. plumbertom1

    plumbertom1 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry I don't have your picture on there from the Delta trip but I can't seem to find that batch of photos. I think I have them on a hard disc f I can just find where I put it.
     
  6. catgetter1

    catgetter1 New Member

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    Thankx fer the pics Tom, I enjoyed them....reminded me of my trip ta Wash.
     
  7. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Tom - Thanks for the report and pics! :cool2: Its always nice to see where B.O.C. members do their fishing! :big_smile:
     
  8. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Very nice fish.
     
  9. Jedi007

    Jedi007 New Member

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    Tom,

    Great post, as always. Thanks for sharing the pictures.
     
  10. plumbertom1

    plumbertom1 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. Feel free to check out my other photos on the same site.
    Just click on Tom's public gallery