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    Balboa Saturday

    Needed bait. Decided to try Balboa. Took me 40 minutes to find parking. Yup, summer is here. Swell is ripping good.. no sardines anywhere. Did get non stop smelt, a few mini macks. Pin one of them on a c rig and 10 minutes later, got a 20 incher butt. Threw him back and went home to watch the...
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    Balboa pier. Saturday

    Just came back from pier to make more bait for my catfish and stripers. Water is dark green. Swell was unusual tonight. Switching north to south to incoming to outgoing in a matter of a couple hours. All the sardines you want. However the macks were absent. Only caught 5. Also i believe i got a...
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    San Clemente Pier Sat 07/17

    Set up near the surf and fished for spotfins. Caught one and lost another big one busting off. Bait was asian market cooked mussels. Can't locate any fresh in the markets anywhere. Any one know where to buy them? Also got 2 sargos (on shrimp). Interesting day, guy next to me caught a lobster and...
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    Balboa pier 04/17

    Decided to go load up on bait. Fished the pier from 4 to 8 PM. Got just about every kind of bait you would want. Sardines, Mack's(small to medium size), smelt, and even a few jack macks. Also, what the hack are these? Caught 20 of them. Wouldn't say it was wide open, but plenty of action to keep...
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    San Clemente New Year's day

    Decided to try lobster hooping and fishing. Got there 3:30 to get some fresh mac but it was not happening. I only saw one caught the whole time. Luckily got frozen as backup. We set up at the end, shark crew all around. So my lady was fishing for mack and I was slide baiting a small perch with...
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    Cold Days Hot Meal

    Hey Guys, With the cold temps coming, been thinking about food during trips. It would be extremely satisfying and convenient to have a hot meal on certain remote locations/situations. How do you guys do it? Or you stick to cold sandwiches?? I got this portable powerbank HALO Bolt. Specs are AC...
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    Big Bear

    Had the itch to fish for trout. Went on Sat. On the way up, 4 car collision causing 1hour and half of delay. Wind was blowing gently, but it was cold. I didn't even need to bring ice, there was snow on the shores. Caught 4 pink meat trout with green powerbait. Nothing big, 2 pounders. Used...
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    Huntington pier. 9/19

    So my quest for Bonita continues at the pier. I really should just jump on a half day boat in SD for a sure thing right now but what's the challenge in that, right? Anyways, its pretty hot today. Fished from 10 to 2pm. Light wind. Dirty water. Good smells. No bonita for me or anyone else I could...
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    Redondo pier. 09/07.

    Heard reports Bonitas were biting. Fished from 8:30 am to 12:30. Good swell, nice wind blowing from our backs. So nice to beat the 114 temp of yesterday. Should have came yesterday, there wasn't much happening today. Threw caivo jigs for bonita. Got only 2 small macs. Also tried bubble and fly...
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    Newport Jetty Saturday.

    Decided to fish the jetty other than the balboa pier. Didn't want to deal with all the people there. Fished from 6 to 8pm. Hopped about 1/3 way out. Wasn't fun at all with poles and heavy backpack. Goal was to throw colt snipers for bonita or anything really. Wind was minimal. Skunked hard. BTW...