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beachsideandy
07-18-2011, 10:29 AM
Put the spread out in 72ft on the west side of the 90 reef, heading N-NE. Water temp was 79ish... Within 15 mins we had a knockdown on a blue islander w/ hoo chasing a pink squid daisy chain... No hookup.

We also had a split tail mullet about 60 feet down on the rigger, got a knockdown on that as well closer to 90, with no solid hookup.

After a bit we turned east and boated a cow in 115 (water temp 80.5) that took a green dolphin feather lure behind a green trolling bird.

10 minutes later the rigger went off again and we hooked something big... I fought it for 2 minutes then it got off. Pulled the line in and it straightened out the 4x treble stinger hook. It must have missed the larger hook up front completely. Oh well, we'll try again next time.

We hit 2 spots on the 90 for some bottom dropping... sent down 2 10-12" mullets looking for the big boys, no takers.

Stopped at the 60 on the way in and sent down some cut mullet. Got a trigger, and about 12 keeper seabass... The largest was 16" and a few others had some size to them. We threw back about 60-70 of them.... Whoever is doing those stock assessments on seabass needs to come on my boat. We can't hit bottom without getting one of them. One trick is to keep using larger bait and sometimes only the larger fish hit.

Tight lines

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ACME Ventures Fishing
07-18-2011, 10:56 AM
Put the spread out in 72ft on the west side of the 90 reef, heading N-NE. Water temp was 79ish... Within 15 mins we had a knockdown on a blue islander w/ hoo chasing a pink squid daisy chain... No hookup.

We also had a split tail mullet about 60 feet down on the rigger, got a knockdown on that as well closer to 90, with no solid hookup.

After a bit we turned east and boated a cow in 115 (water temp 80.5) that took a green dolphin feather lure behind a green trolling bird.

10 minutes later the rigger went off again and we hooked something big... I fought it for 2 minutes then it got off. Pulled the line in and it straightened out the 4x treble stinger hook. It must have missed the larger hook up front completely. Oh well, we'll try again next time.

We hit 2 spots on the 90 for some bottom dropping... sent down 2 10-12" mullets looking for the big boys, no takers.

Stopped at the 60 on the way in and sent down some cut mullet. Got a trigger, and about 12 keeper seabass... The largest was 16" and a few others had some size to them. We threw back about 60-70 of them.... Whoever is doing those stock assessments on seabass needs to come on my boat. We can't hit bottom without getting one of them. One trick is to keep using larger bait and sometimes only the larger fish hit.

Tight lines

http://i956.photobucket.com/albums/ae46/swill777/280469_2063314516385_1650390405_1948463_6676224_o. jpg

http://i956.photobucket.com/albums/ae46/swill777/279422_2063315036398_1650390405_1948464_3982214_o. jpg

Kind of the whole problem, No One is actually doing Stock Assesments
on Black Sea Bass, not since 2001. An update (computer modeling) was
done in 2006. Since 2001's count, a lot has changed, including an increase
in minimum size, a decrease in bag limit, and several years of greatly
diminished fishing pressure due to the economy. They guess at the number
caught by a handful of telephone interviews, then multiplying the number
they want to use by the number of license holders.

Sea Bass are getting bigger and more numerous every season. Thats a good
thing, but they were doing so without having to change anything, so again
NOAA knows less about the fisheries than the weather, and that says a lot.

Good to hear the Dolphin are still here, as I will be out as soon as the
sea's settle.

beachsideandy
07-18-2011, 11:03 AM
They need to open the phone lines to more anglers then because on any given day I can get out there and pull 100+ off the 60 reef out of SI.
I can't say the same about ANY other kind of fish out there... Sometimes we can't even get that much bait!!!!
Good luck.

bigoldredfish
07-18-2011, 07:50 PM
I must be doing something wrong, was trying to put my kids on them this weekend but only found sharks. maybe I am not taking the baybote out far enough.

beachsideandy
07-19-2011, 09:24 AM
Public Spot on the 60 that we got em on, 60FTLEDG 28 00.18, 80 21.40
Just make sure you use enough weight to go straight down, 1mph current took 6oz (sliding sinker rig, 5/0 hook) when we were there.
Have fun.

Nosushi4u
07-19-2011, 09:39 PM
NOAA should base it's closures on something solid........like diving and assessing, or using cameras to see what's plentiful and what's scarce. Not that I expect them to use any common sense.

beachsideandy
07-20-2011, 08:33 AM
Isn't it the SAFMC that's pushing these closures?

Oysterbottomboy
07-20-2011, 09:49 AM
Why don't they use submarines and video????

beachsideandy
07-20-2011, 10:07 AM
I'm sure they could rig up a remote controlled scuba scooter with a go-pro on it or something.
The desire just isn't there, they prefer ignorance.

Nosushi4u
07-21-2011, 11:09 PM
Yes, but the regional boards report their recs to NOAA, and NOAA decides what to do, as far as I'm aware.