Crissy field

#65
I prefer much heavier jig heads... more like 1.5 ounces up to 2 ounce. The reason for me is that I find Halibut respond to the swimbait moving more quickly on the drop. The heavier the jig, the faster it will fall to the bottom. So a quick and firm pull up, then I find they hit it on the drop. I make sure it hits bottom before popping it up off the bottom. Also, I can cast farther and cover more territory with a heavier swimbait. So just my two cents, but I've caught over 20 keepers so far this season. There are definitely better Hali jiggers than I, but I do get results with the heavier stuff.
I think it is absolutely right for strong current and waters over 5'. IMHO more natural is slow dropping of lure that resembles wounded prey. You are probably fishing on the end of pier where water is deep and current strong.
1.5-2 ounces are necessary in strong current - otherwise the bait never reach striking zone. In shallow waters and slow current more productive jig-heads about 1/4-3/8 ounces.
 
#66
How does one get so lucky........I must be a retard can’t even manage a keeper in 3 seasons
Don't give up. I've been fishing the last 5 seasons and this year was the first time I caught keeper halibuts. I even went on halibut/striper combo trip and didn't catch any keeper halibuts. Just keep plugging away and try different spots and different times. And do whatever beutelevision is doing.
 
#67
Don't give up. I've been fishing the last 5 seasons and this year was the first time I caught keeper halibuts. I even went on halibut/striper combo trip and didn't catch any keeper halibuts. Just keep plugging away and try different spots and different times. And do whatever beutelevision is doing.
I second everything you say. I caught one keeper halibut in 2015, and then didn't catch any keepers again until this year. I go at least a couple times a month between March and October. In the last couple years I had the distinct feeling that the keeper sized halibut were just elsewhere in the bay, probably going wherever the anchovies were.
 
#68
Do any of you check wind reports before heading to Crissy Field? I tried yesterday and the wind was a bit stronger than I thought, so it was hard to feel the lure on the bottom. I'm pretty sure I still kept it on the bottom in the strike zone though since I would always feel the striations in the sandy bottom (very regularly spaced bumps) once I got closer to shore.
 
#69
I think it is absolutely right for strong current and waters over 5'. IMHO more natural is slow dropping of lure that resembles wounded prey. You are probably fishing on the end of pier where water is deep and current strong.
1.5-2 ounces are necessary in strong current - otherwise the bait never reach striking zone. In shallow waters and slow current more productive jig-heads about 1/4-3/8 ounces.
Correct. I don't plug much in shallow water or from beaches. Fort Point, Paradise Pier, Treasure Island have been producing for me.