Hermosa Beach Pier 08-08-2020

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Decided to check out Hermosa Beach Pier following OccasionalFisherman’s report of bonito being caught at the pier. I’m glad I did as there was an exceptional showing of boneheads! The yellowtail made a passing when I first arrived, what a sight to see!

Fished outgoing tide from 16:30 - 20:00 - 7’ medium, fast action rod - 8# mono and used Majorcraft Jigpara and 1/2 oz silver Kastmaster with size 2 feathered treble hook connected.

My gf and I caught a total of 23 bonito, 11 mackerel, 2 salema, and 1 lizardfish. Gave my limit of 5 away to fellow fisherman next to me, all others released. What a shame to see countless fishermen hauling in several boneheads at a time on sabikis with no regard to limits. The average bonito size being caught ranged from 10-14 inches.

In the mix I saw some smaller sculpin being brought up closer to sunset. All in all, it was nice to see Hermosa producing once again 🎣 🐟


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Ken Jones

Administrator
Staff member
#4
Given that the net is not in the water it's probably simply there to bring fish up (as are most hoop nets this time of the year).
 

Mahigeer

Active member
#5
You would be right if it was the old style flat net.


These new style nets are only useful for trapping lobster and crabs. The small top ring and the bridle ropes make them useless for landing fish.


Having witnessed many poaching activates for lobster during the summer, when the lobsters are closer to shore, my gut feeling is …poaching.


I will accept the “innocent until proven guilty” concept.
 
#6
You would be right if it was the old style flat net.


These new style nets are only useful for trapping lobster and crabs. The small top ring and the bridle ropes make them useless for landing fish.


Having witnessed many poaching activates for lobster during the summer, when the lobsters are closer to shore, my gut feeling is …poaching.


I will accept the “innocent until proven guilty” concept.
You are right. High possibility of poaching!