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8/13 at Vilano Beach

RevJoeyFitzRevJoeyFitz Posts: 212 Deckhand
Kids and my wife are back in school. So, Fridays are primarily for fishing! 😉

Got to Vilano Beach just after 6 AM. Sun still hadn’t come up yet. There were already 3-4 people by the jetties. So, I setup about 50 yds away from the last guy. Low tide was 6:45 AM. So, I knew I was gonna be fishing the incoming. Put out a 3 rod spread using a chunk of fresh dead and different colored fish bites. Staggered lines with one right behind the surf, one about 20 yds further, one 20 yds further than that to locate some fish. 

First 4-5 fish were small cats on the furthest rod. Then boom, about a 14” whiting on the same rod, same place. Reset, boom another whiting just smaller. Reset and located the other rods out there. Couldn’t keep all 3 rods in the water with nonstop action from about 7:15 to 9. Caught a few more good whiting, many shorts, a few more cats, two small pomps, a small blacktip and a big lady that I kept for cut bait. About 9, the bite shut down. So, I spread out the rods again. 

About 9:30 I got a hit on the rod in the surf. Good whiting. Reset. Same thing about 5 min later. Relocated all the rods there. Whiting after whiting with most being too small. Stayed steady for about an hour. Then, it shut off. 

Spread out the rods again. Then I hooked up with a 4 ft shark on the cut lady. Fun. Called it after that. All in all, good day. 


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