Spot Burning?

Skyhook

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#1
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I was sent this photo by a fellow angler recently. Congrats to the young guy that landed the fish. It's taken a lot of persistence to land a halibut from the San Francisco shoreline this season. But take a closer look at the photo. There's something that's a little "odd" about it. It's humorous once you figure it out. And to be honest, I didn't even get it until a fellow angler pointed it out.

If you can figure out what's going on with this photo, please feel free to post a reply. At the same time though, please use good judgement about describing what you see.
 
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Rusty

Well-known member
#2
I give up! Is this a Where’s Waldo kind of thing? Spill the beans! We dont have time for games when the halibuts running! 🤣
 

evanluck

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#5
Cool picture! Yes the angler and the fish have been cut out fairly skillfully in photoshop and placed on top of another image. Pretty decent graphics work but immediately obvious to a trained eye. Strange way to do it as it could have the effect of causing fishermen to rush a spot erroneously.
 

Makairaa

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#6
Cool picture! Yes the angler and the fish have been cut out fairly skillfully in photoshop and placed on top of another image. Pretty decent graphics work but immediately obvious to a trained eye. Strange way to do it as it could have the effect of causing fishermen to rush a spot erroneously.
That would be the point. It would send the internet fisherman somewhere other than your spot. Allowing you to fish with less people. Too much effort for me, but I get the sentiment.
 

Skyhook

Active member
#7
Too much effort for me, but I get the sentiment.
Yep. I think everyone was able to spot this one except me. Must be a pretty hot bite to go through all that trouble! Got to hand it to him though. That's a well done "mashup" of two different locations. Torpedo Wharf is clearly in the background. But anyone familiar with Crissy Field and and the area around Fort Point knows that there's no other pier at that location. The pier where the photo of him holding the fish was taken is in San Francisco, but it's located almost 5 miles away from the Golden Gate Bridge.
 
#8
These modern day anglers love to fiddle with pics and then boast about their catches on social media. There really aren't any "secret" spots in the SF Bay Area considering the relatively small size of the Bay, every spot that I've fished has many anglers come through. If you drive through the city and into Marin and the East Bay you will find the same familiar faces. Some are very protective of the "spot" and some aren't. The "don't burn the cut" dudes amuse me.