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    Balboa Pier Sunday 10-25-20 One Bonito!

    Got to Balboa around 9am, tons of bait in the water, semi-strong current, wind picked up more and more as the day went on. After about 20 mins of bait fishing, finally able to locate some sardines, once i got past the smelt on the surface. Also had my splash feather ready and a jig ready on...
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    Redondo Pier report 10-17 Saturday Night

    Goal was to try and hoop some lobsters after the sun went down- arrived at the packed pier around 4:30pm to make some macks- easily made a few dozen in less than an hour along with some giant sardines. Size 1 hook, big sardines all day, jumped up to the 1/0 and they magically turned into decent...
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    Balboa Pier 06-14-20 report. Bad!

    I guess the fish are quarantining and self isolating too! Got there are 545am, tons of anglers already set up. Didnt see any fish in anyones buckets. Lots of wind coming from the SW, a lot of rip currents. A lot of bait in the water, mostly smelt, sporadic sardines. About 9am, another angler...
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    Afternoon rpt-Balboa Pier Sunday 10-13-19

    I finally managed to land a couple dinky bonito, they were boiling in the morning all the way until about noon, then it just stopped, might have been scared off by the 3 fat sea lions that were begging for handouts. I tried the slider with some sardines, they were all too huge but i tried...
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    Sunday 09-22-19 Balboa Pier afternoon report

    I went down to Balboa pier in hopes of some Bonito action. Got there around 2pm, left around 7:30pm. Heard there was some small Bonito biting in the early morning. Lots of bait crashing, huddled around the pilings, it would “rain” smelt every few mins. I tried live smelt, sardine krocodile...
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    Balboa Pier Sunday Sep 8

    Not much action at Balboa today. Got there about 7:30am til about 1pm. Smelt everywhere, i caught some and set one out on a slider, no takers. Friend of mine soaked a 3” baby mac on a fly line, no takers. Saw very few little macs caught here and there. Bad day fishing but beautiful day out...