Newport Jetty 12/9

evanluck

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#1
Made my way out to the Jetty and started fishing at around 6:20AM. Beautiful day. No wind, fairly calm seas, and comfortable temperature. I set up two high lo rigs under floats. The bigger one had a 3/0 circle hook and a 2/0 SSW Hook. I baited up with market shrimp and cast it out. Immediately I started hooking up on bigger mackerel. I caught three before I had to rebait and then I realized that I had forgotten to properly stow my bait bag. The birds made quick work of my 8 head on shrimp and left me an empty bag with 2 antennae.

Undaunted I rebaited with my backup bait squid and although the hookups were less frequent and enthusiastic, I still got enough action of the mackerel to quickly reach what I thought I could use and then caught and released another 6. I proceeded to clean one of the four mackerel that I caught and scavenged one of piece of shrimp in its stomach for bait for my smaller set up.

This setup was a static walmart bobber rig with 2 size 8 mosquito hooks. I had broken off one of the hooks in my car so I fished with a single hook and a piece of shrimp. I was casting out just beyond the underwater rocks. Some nibbles on this but only one hookup, a small black perch.

I finished cleaning my fish and head back to my car around 9:15AM. I timed my walk back and it took me around 20 minutes to go from the end of the jetty back to my car. I did stop a couple times to chat with people fishing. A couple young guys were fishing for sharks and rays but had nothing yet. Another guy just landed a 10-12" calico bass as I walked by. I like the way he was fishing. Two poles, one bottom high-lo rig with a bait and wait for the larger fish like bass and the other with a float to try to get the opal eye, perch and sheephead that are in the rocks. I think I may do this next time and have my smaller pole with either a float setup to fish the rocks or a swim bait to try to double down on the bass.
 

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Made my way out to the Jetty and started fishing at around 6:20AM. Beautiful day. No wind, fairly calm seas, and comfortable temperature. I set up two high lo rigs under floats. The bigger one had a 3/0 circle hook and a 2/0 SSW Hook. I baited up with market shrimp and cast it out. Immediately I started hooking up on bigger mackerel. I caught three before I had to rebait and then I realized that I had forgotten to properly stow my bait bag. The birds made quick work of my 8 head on shrimp and left me an empty bag with 2 antennae.

Undaunted I rebaited with my backup bait squid and although the hookups were less frequent and enthusiastic, I still got enough action of the mackerel to quickly reach what I thought I could use and then caught and released another 6. I proceeded to clean one of the four mackerel that I caught and scavenged one of piece of shrimp in its stomach for bait for my smaller set up.

This setup was a static walmart bobber rig with 2 size 8 mosquito hooks. I had broken off one of the hooks in my car so I fished with a single hook and a piece of shrimp. I was casting out just beyond the underwater rocks. Some nibbles on this but only one hookup, a small black perch.

I finished cleaning my fish and head back to my car around 9:15AM. I timed my walk back and it took me around 20 minutes to go from the end of the jetty back to my car. I did stop a couple times to chat with people fishing. A couple young guys were fishing for sharks and rays but had nothing yet. Another guy just landed a 10-12" calico bass as I walked by. I like the way he was fishing. Two poles, one bottom high-lo rig with a bait and wait for the larger fish like bass and the other with a float to try to get the opal eye, perch and sheephead that are in the rocks. I think I may do this next time and have my smaller pole with either a float setup to fish the rocks or a swim bait to try to double down on the bass.
Is there anything special about the burlap sack for storing your catch vs bringing a cooler (other than the obvious weight factor)?

Thanks.
 

evanluck

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