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Pixy Stix as bait? Seal Beach 1999—

Posted by Ken Jones
on May-28-08 5:36pm

Date: July 28, 1999
To: PFIC Message Board
From: goatfish
Subject: Seal Beach Pier

Decent day at the pier today. Personally—1 Sand bass, 2 Thornbacks, 1 Lizardfish, 3 White Croaker, 2 Mackerel, 2 baby Grey Smoothhound and about 15 Salema, some of which were 6”-7” (which is pretty good size for Salema!) Saw a good-sized (about 3 feet) grey smoothhound landed and several undersized halibut. Salema were the rule today, as many people had several in their buckets. I did see one of the craziest things that I've ever seen today; these kids had “Pixy Stix” candy mixed with water and were injecting it into their bait and were smokin’ everybody on the pier. These guys were landing fish left and right! Their day did end abruptly, however, when after one of them landed a stingray and after being warned by yours truly about the stinger in the tail, one of them got stung in the wrist. I suggested they high-tail it home and gave them the first aid procedure for taking care of it. Memo to beginners: Stingrays are not toys, handle with caution!! Tight lines to all!

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Pixy Stix as bait? Seal Beach 1999—   Ken Jones - May-28-08 5:36pm
Re: Pixy Stix as bait? Seal Beach 1999—   scoobe - May-28-08 6:40pm
Re: Pixy Stix as bait? Seal Beach 1999—   sbsurfer - May-28-08 7:12pm
Treating stings from bat rays and stingrays as ...   Ken Jones - May-28-08 7:52pm
Myliobatis californicus—   Ken Jones - May-28-08 8:00pm

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