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Anyone else going to be out there?
I'll be looking for some Halibut.
I'm willing to work with anyone that's out there.
I'll be on channel 77.
Also, the cell phone is always on when on the water (714) 342-5224.
Feel free to call either . . .

I haven't been out in awhile so I really have no expectations
other then to enjoy the weather and have an enjoyable day.

I'll have the nets on the boat also.
Not sure, I'll pull the trigger on that though.

John.
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Hi John,

I'm trying to talk my dad into going out Saturday in the Whaler. I guess halibut would also be my target fish. Not much else to chase locally right now. My best expectations are for an enjoyable boat ride. Anything else would just be an extra bonus. If I make it out, I'll call you on the VHF.

Steve
 

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I'll be launching from Marina Del Rey Ed.

I may launch tonight?
That will depend on how much trouble I want to get into. LMAO!

Good Luck!

John.
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I have only launched from DP. So, I am not familiar with anything north of there. I like DP because it is pretty simple. How is it at MDR? I have been wanting to try something new, and I was planning on looking for Hali Sat down at the domes. Sorry to sound like I am bugging, but I am still learning.
 

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MDR launch ramp is huge, easily 8-10 boats can launch at a time.
7 dollars to enter for a 24 hour period.
In-Seine Bait Co supplies bait for ONLY US Private Boaters.
It's on the right side as you head out the channel.
The bait is cured 90% of the time. CURED = SWEET!

MDR Sportfishing also has bait, usually not nearly as nice. JMO.

Don't worry about bugging me, I'll try to help you if I can.

John.
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Thanks, do you think the building swell 2nite will be an issue? And when you fish the SMB for hali's, are there any certain area's you fish?
 

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IMO, . . .

This time of year the Halibut in SMB are usually a little deeper,
and very likely buried in the mud due to the larger swells in the
WINTER months. I haven't fished SMB for Halibut in a couple months
so it may take a few trips or more to reaquire THE FEELING and SENSE
for how the fish are staging and reacting. What do I mean by reacting?

Sometimes the presentation of your bait can get them to strike
quickly when in the mud. It may be bouncing or banging the sinker
in the mud to kick up the dirt to get their attention, sometimes
it can be a subtle and slow presentation to get their attention,
and sometimes it may be the type of bait they want. In the Spring
I'd put a Smelt in front of them before any other bait, bar none,
but now the bigger the bait the better your chances. Remember this
is JMO. Tomorrow I will look to p/u some bigger sardines if I can
find them at the In-Seine bait dock, and then look to snag some
smaller Mackerel if I can find them, and Spanish before Greenback
Mackerel at this time of year.

There are definately CERTAIN areas I fish, and I fish CERTAIN areas
at different times of the year. Where will I begin tomorrow? I can
definately tell you I'll be fishing NORTH, which is making a right
turn out the harbor mouth entrance.

If you have an account here http://www.terrafin.com/
I'd check the water temps out. Yes I use this site before I decide
and target where to fish for Halibut, and YES it's helped me in
the past dial things in much much quicker, even for Halibut.

Here's a FREE IMAGE sample from the site.


John.
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OK, THANKS. ,SO WITH THE TEMP CHART, CAN YOU CLUE ME IN ON THE TEMPS THE HALI LIKE, OR WILL BE FOUND IN? IYO DO YOU THINK THE AREA SOUTH OF DP, LIKE THE DOMES AND FARTHER SOUTH ARE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING THIS TIME OF YEAR. LAST TIME I WAS OUT THERE WAS NOVEMBER, AND I WAS ABLE TO FIND THEM, BUT NO LEGALS. BTW, I REALLY APPRECIATE THE HELP, AND HOSPITALITY OF THIS MB. I DONT POST OFTEN, BUT I READ ALL THE TIME.

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Launching the skiff out of MDR with the two boys around 6:15. Looking for the flat brown ones too, although I'll be staying closer to the harbor, say Peperdine or closer. I'll give you a holler if I can key onto the depth. My first thought is the ball, but with a 10 and 8 year old on board, that gets boring real quick. See ya out there.
 

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Couldn't talk dad into going tomorrow, so I'll leave the Whaler home & likely take the fold-up boat out for some butts on the bounce & if there's 8ft waves, it should bounce me good.
 

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I don't fish Dana Point much, check with Jimbo/JerseyBro.
He is the resident expert down there, he should know IMO.

John.
 
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