Balboa Pier Action


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Again we had another keeper by one of our regular halibut fishermen. It was just at 22 inches. That is four halibut in a week, keepers that is. We are catching many undersized ones as well now. The topper today was an incident with two birds. They were fighting in the air when one flew into one of our light posts. It hit it so hard that it is possible it broke its neck and a wing, but it laid in the water with its feet both in the air like a cartoon. Of course it was still alive and wiggling, but it couldn't upright itself. It drifted toward the jetty with the current and the wind, so we don't know the final results.
I saw several caught at Redondo last week. All I’ve been catching are mackerel and an occasional smelt, any pointers in catching halibut?