Huntington Beach Pier - 2/5/2022

#1
Went fishing in the early morning Saturday from 6:30 am to 11 am with my 9 yr old, WIfe and Brother. Not much action on the bigger fish, but steady action on what looked like small anchovies, sardines, and smelt on a Sabiki rig. If you looked carefully, you could see the schools of baitfish just past the shadow of the pier. Was able to catch and release only keeping what I need for my bigger rod until we lost the rod with the Sabiki to an accident. Overall it was a great day of catching fish and soaking up the sun. Looking forward to doing it again soon.
 
#3
So just wondering - how did you lose the rod?
I was assisting my 9 yr old with casting out to the school of bait fish about 20 years from the pier and when I was bringing the rod back over the rail, I hit the top rail and the rod came out of my hand. I mistake, I should have had a better grip and used two hands, but I got comfortable.
 

Rusty

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#6
Sometimes trying to retrieve a sunk rod can be a fun challenge and nerve racking at the same time. I would go back and try to get it, hook it with a treble
 
#7
Sometimes trying to retrieve a sunk rod can be a fun challenge and nerve racking at the same time. I would go back and try to get it, hook it with a treble
We definitely tried to retrieve it, but your suggestion to use a treble hook is a good one. I will have to look into it and see if we can get lucky. I have also purchased tethers to hopefully prevent it in the future.
 

Red Fish

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#10
I’m surprised there aren’t any big sharks there yet. Nothing doing on the sharks in SF Bay away from the deep water channel either, but soon I imagine.