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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 2:01 pm
beutelevision


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Location: The foggy side of San Francisco

Caught this nice 5lb ling from the surf at Crissy this morning. He bit a Storm chartreuse searchminnow that I swam off the bottom. At first he just gave a few headshakes and I thought I had a nice halibut. Then he bolted and took about 30 feet of line, after which he just gave up. I eased him on to the sand with a wave.



I also caught this halibut on the same lure, but he had to go back. He was 6 inches too short.

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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 2:18 pm
sea_forager


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Location: San Francisco

Always super impressed to see lings pulled in from the surf! Never thought about trying for them and other rockfish at CF from shore though, so that's news to me. Do you harvest what you catch from the bay or let most of it go?

Aren't Storm's swimbait line unreal? I've got a number of the swim shads and live anchovy and the action is pretty surreal.

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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 6:12 pm
beutelevision


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Location: The foggy side of San Francisco

Yes I harvest unless my family says "no more fish!", and that's happened only once in many years. As a practical matter I do way more fishing than I do actual catching, so my take from the bay is very modest.

I haven't tried the Storm live anchovy yet, but I really do like their searchminnow. It's a bit light for surf casting but I'm still able to get it out far enough. The fish always seem to be in close anyway. Almost every fish (striper, halibut, ling, rockfish) I've caught at Crissy seems to bite within 15 feet of shore.
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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 10:34 pm
ING


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Great catch! Congratulation! What size of Searchbait did you used?
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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 8:27 am
sea_forager


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ING wrote:
Great catch! Congratulation! What size of Searchbait did you used?



If it's the 360GT Searchbait series then they go up to 5 1/2" 3/8oz. Given the size of it next to that ling, it looks like that larger size. If it's a size down then it's 4 1/2" 1/4oz, but that seems awfully light for throwing into the surf but who knows?

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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 4:57 pm
ING


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sea_forager wrote:
ING wrote:
Great catch! Congratulation! What size of Searchbait did you used?



If it's the 360GT Searchbait series then they go up to 5 1/2" 3/8oz. Given the size of it next to that ling, it looks like that larger size. If it's a size down then it's 4 1/2" 1/4oz, but that seems awfully light for throwing into the surf but who knows?

Thank you! According https://storm.fishing/products/360gt-searchbait
4.5" should be 18 gram = 0.634 oz. approx 3/5 oz.
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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 5:29 pm
beutelevision


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It's the 4.5 inch model. Yeah it's a bit lightweight, but then again the surf is pretty calm at Crissy especially in the mornings when the winds are light.

Dick's at Serramonte only stocks the 4.5 inch and shorter models, I haven't seen or tried the 5.5inch variety. I may end up just ordering it online.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:51 am
red fish


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Location: Berkeley Pier

Sweet fish! Any more being caught in the area? I was fishing and a guy told me he saw a 30ish halibut caught on Fort Point Pier...
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:58 am
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Location: El Cerrito

red fish wrote:
Sweet fish! Any more being caught in the area? I was fishing and a guy told me he saw a 30ish halibut caught on Fort Point Pier...


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:12 pm
Ken Jones


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Nice fish.
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