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    (Late report) Avalon 9/18-19

    Unfortunately there is a lot of stairs and as far as I recall, no elevator.
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    Kirby Cove GGNRA Report

    It may have gotten nicked by a rock and whatever was taking your bait rubbed it just enough to break. Another possibility is that it got caught in the slider and the fish was able to use that as a wedge to cut the line. To prevent this, I would use a mono shock/rub leader. 40-65# test should...
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    (Late report) Avalon 9/18-19

    I stayed at the Catalina Island Inn. I don’t recall the exact rate, I think it was around $80. However I had stayed in a room with two beds as that was the only one available at the time. They didn’t pay much mind to my gear.
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    What's your favorite pier...

    Balboa Pier for me. Although I usually don't focus on catching gamefish on the mainland, that pier has almost always provided steady action, at least for nearshore pelagics. The lack of people and the relative cleanliness (minus the cutting boards) are a big plus as well.
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    Gray Laws on White Sharks

    That is really unfortunate. I know several people who have caught and released multiple whites and at least in their case they made it clear that there was no intentional targeting (“light” cable [90-150#], relatively small (7/0-10/0 hooks), mackerel baits, floats, etc). To see that people have...
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    Gray Laws on White Sharks

    Are these people actually saying verbatim they are white fishing? If so, that shows the sad state of DFG and its inability to enforce rules.
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    Gray Laws on White Sharks

    The main issue with some of these arguments is the outlawing of heavy gear (50 wide reels, stand up tackle, cable leaders, etc.). The reason why shark anglers use such heavy tackle is to prevent further harm to the animal. A juvenile 5-6 foot white or even a fully grown sevengill is easily...
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    (Late report) Avalon 9/18-19

    Last minute trip before shipping off to college. I missed the 6 am ferry on Wednesday, and the next boat wasn't leaving until 9:50. I decided to wait at the terminal, and as I was waiting, I walked around the general harbor area. I saw some boils in the harbor, and a fresh dead baby white...
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    Shore fishing from Catalina

    I have been to Two harbors a couple times. Fishing from the rocks is either really good or absolutely terrible. I will have to give the quarry a try. I usually keep my license on me at all times so that shouldn't be a problem.
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    Shore fishing from Catalina

    Due to the recent closure of the Cabrillo Mole, fishing at Avalon has become somewhat limited. For many anglers, such as myself, purchasing/renting a kayak is out of budget or is simply inconvenient due to time restrictions, and are thus limited to shore fishing. To my knowledge, the Descanso...
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    New to the forum!

    I use https://www.surfline.com. It has tide forecasts for many beaches up and down the coast, and also has swell forecasts and water temp reports.
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    New to the forum!

    Welcome! 1. Redondo and Belmont should be decent, but I suggest checking the forums. However, due to fishing pressure/crowds, I suggest going down to some OC piers or some more southern LA county piers. 2. Those do count as harvest and thus require a fishing license when done from shore...
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    Small mackerel for surface live bait

    A rig like that would probably work well kayaked out or drifted from a boat. Just a note if you are able to hook a thresher: They do not release well, especially from piers. Although there are rough denticles on the skin, the underlying skin itself is delicate. I have seen a number of pictures...
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    Small mackerel for surface live bait

    It would, but fluoro isnt as good as absorbing shock as mono. Also fluoro, especially at that poundage, gets expensive considering you will be switching out the rub leader with every fish. Weed whacker line would work, but the issue is connecting it to the mainline, as given that the shock...