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    Any tips or charter/party boat recommendations for Oahu/Waikiki?

    Going there for a vacation in two weeks (late January, early February). Anyone have boats and recommendations for fishing?
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    Penny Slots with No Jackpot: Newport Jetty 1/18/22

    Went back to the Newport Jetty and fished from 7AM-11AM. High tide was around 8:45AM. Bite was slow and current was strong fishing the bottom. Fished carolina rig with 1 oz. sliding egg sinker using pieces of market shrimp. Caught a short calico bass on the harbor side using this method...
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    Quick Report: Slow Morning Newport Jetty 1/13/22

    Fished with two friends on Thursday morning at the Newport Jetty. Fished the outgoing tide from 7AM-11AM at the very end of the jetty. Started bottom fishing with carolina rigs to lessen the chance of snags baited with shrimp or squid. Bite was slow. Caught a small sculpin. My friend caught a...
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    Dancing and Fishing in Catalina for the New Year

    Combined two of my passions in the same trip. Went to Catalina with my girlfriend and parents. Attended the Catalina New Year's Eve Ball at the Casino. We ate delicious food and danced the night away until the count down. The ballroom there is the largest circular ballroom in the word without...
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    Big Sheeps Newport Jetty 12/19/21

    Met up with some fishing buddies to target sheephead at the end of the Newport Jetty. After fishing the Mole at Catalina, my fishing buddy and I have been hypothesizing that the Jetty could yield similar sheephead results. The group got there around 6AM and for the next 2.5 hours experience an...
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    Legal Sand Bass and Sheephead at San Clemente Pier 9/23/21

    Quick report that I'll update later with pictures. Met my cousin and her husband at San Clemente Pier. I fished from 7AM-11AM. They arrived around 8AM and left at 10AM. They switched off fishing a single rod with a Size 6 Hayabusa Sabiki under a float that was baited with market shrimp. They...
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    Wide Open Dorado Bite on the Sea Watch out of Sea Forth Landing in San Diego 8/22/21

    Went on a full day trip aboard the Sea Watch out of Sea Forth Landing in San Diego. This was my first trip on an unchartered "party" boat and my first trip on this kind of boat targeting Dorado, Yellow Tail and Blue Fin Tuna. We originally had tickets to go out on the San Diego. This boat...
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    Cabrillo Mole - Catalina 8/15 Morning Until Night Lots of Variety

    Went with a fishing buddy to fish Cabrillo Mole in Catalina. As EgoNonBaptizo reported, the Kelp was back with avengeance resulting in lots of snags for our group. I have switched to 30lb Flourocarbon for my hi-lo rigs so I only lost two of those rigs on the day (both times snapped off just...
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    Dock Fishing at Marina Del "Ray" 7-26-21

    My girlfriend and I went to Marina Del Rey Sportfishing Docks to fish the harbor there with live bait. For those of you that don't know, they charge $10 per person for 3 hours of fishing. This price includes live bait. There is very close parking available for $4 per 4 hours. When we started...
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    Father's Day Fishing with My Dad at Cabrillo Mole in Catalina

    Took my girlfriend, sister and dad fishing at Cabrillo Mole in Catalina. We all took the 6:30AM boat from Long Beach and my sister and dad took the 4:30PM back while my girlfriend and I took the 7:30PM back. Everyone had a good time fishing. The bite was slightly better than my last two trips...
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    Yellow Tail Chased our Catch at the Cabrillo Mole in Catalina 5/23

    Took my sister and her family to the Mole on Sunday. Slow day by Mole standards but still great comparatively and my 5 year old nephew had a blast and caught over 10 fish, three of which he caught totally on his own. Most of the adults spent most of our time bottom fishing looking for...
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    Oceanside Pier 5/9

    Fished Oceanside Pier for the first time on Sunday. We arrived at 9:30AM and found a great parking spot at a 4 hour meter caddy corner to the entrance of the pier. Inshore area was crowded so we made our way mid pier and set up on the northside between the bait and tackle shop and the next...
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    Quick Report from Catalina Cabrillo Mole Pier 5/2

    Took the 6:30AM Boat from Long Beach. Arrived at 7:40PM rigged up two poles with hi-lo, size 6 bait holder hooks and one larger setup with a 2/0 Circle hook on a dropper loop. Bite was on the slow side today but slightly better than our last trip. The one new situation was that squid was far...
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    Newport Jetty 4/25

    This is my first time back at the Newport Jetty on a weekend since the very first trip I came. It was a good day for surfing which made it a difficult day for jetty fishing. I had a theory that I had learned how to fish structure better from fishing Cabrillo Mole in Catalina and that I could...
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    Something Different at the Cabrillo Mole Pier in Catalina

    Tried to change things up at Cabrillo Mole Pier in Catalina. Trying to shift our approach looking for a keeper Calico Bass and some bigger fish. I sized up my high low rig from size 6 to 1/0 and 3/0 circle hooks. My buddy Duke brought some live crayfish for bait. Bottom line, it was the...
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    Bring on the Reports!

    Weather is warming up. Time to go fishing! Almost all reports are helpful to at least some people. Don't need to be fancy. Just: where you were, how long did you fish, what bait did you use, what did you catch, what did you see other people catching. Excited to see more reports. Even skunk...
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    Shepherding at the Mole

    Went back to Cabrillo Mole Pier in Avalon this Saturday with Hermelinda. This is the first time in a while that the two of us went alone. I was looking forward to it because some of my best days fishing there had been with just the two of us. We decided to take a later boat out and leave on a...
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    Cabrillo Mole 3/24 - 3/28 - Sharing the Mole with Friends

    Wednesday 3/24: PFIC Meetup with Ken, Mahigeer, EgoNonBaptizo Inspired by Ken's trip, we decided to rally a group of people to meet and fish with him at the Mole. I was joined by my chiropractor, his wife, my friend Duke and a couple of his fishing buddies, and my girlfriend. Like the two...
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    Cabrillo Mole March 7th

    I’ll do this post from my phone to test the new image attachment settings. Took a friend of mine fishing who I know from ballroom dancing. She is new to fishing but has been on 3 fishing trips prior to this all on charter boats. She had a difficult time mostly because when she bought her pole...
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    Is Recreational Fishing Bad for the Environment?

    I've notice an attitude among some anglers that is somehow opposed to more people fishing. The thinking is sort of like, people are careless and they show up and overfish an area, disregard the rules and ruin the fishing for people who fish more thoughtfully. While I'm sure this is an issue, I'd...