Bounce Balling in Santa Cruz

Discussion in 'West Coast - Saltwater In-Shore Reports' started by el gato diablo, Jul 12, 2014.

  1. el gato diablo

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    Hey all...I haven't put up a report for awhile. Started bounce balling in 60' of water from near the Mile Buoy down to Capitola. Using 32 and 40 oz. weights, and fresh dead squid behind a UV dodger, max troll speed 2.5 kn. Fish were on the bite from 7:30am to 10:45 am and water temps were 56-58. Jellies weren't around, and the S swell started to turn off just in time for our trip. We picked up 5 flatties with the largest being 30.75 lbs. Good day...hit our target species and the fired up the vac sealer.
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    Love it! Thanx for sharing your report!:beerbang::beerbang:
     
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    good work boys.. Gotta love it when a plan works out
     
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    Good On Ya Boys! We choked out 2-butts out'a Moss Landing. 1-shaker Salmon, almost got broadsided by a humpback whale pod of three on the massive feed area out of the harbor. I'd hate to rap em up in the gear-don't know what would happen ,we had to speed up to clear em. Saturday could not scraach up nothing?.. a hook and line friend got 3 or 4 that day...Nice ya have such a somewhat consistent fishery for them up in your neck of the woods. Thanks for sharing.
     
  7. el gato diablo

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    A Humpback has snapped my buddy's DR cable and another broke a DR out of the rod holder. We were in a pod of Risso Dolphins feeding on 3 or 4 balls of squid right next to our boat that day. Also had a Humpback cruising the perimeter of the Risso pod...so we were drifting and jigging bait while that was going on. Snapped this on a dive...
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    Halibut heaven

    Nice work on the flatties... dinner time :beerbang:
     
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    Nice work.
    I wish some squid would show down here soon.
     
  13. Yakman

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    Nice Flatties...way to go
     
  14. Andrey

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    Anyone done any bounce balling LATELY?
     
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    Not a real recent report but more recent than july 2014. Easy to miss the post dates sometimes. I didn't notice the date until you pointed it out. We tried bounce balling at the very end of Feb off Goleta beach. Water temps back then were 62 with clean water. Lots of bait with birds working it in the morning. Wasn't a good tide day but we had good weather and had to make an attempt. Fished from 0600 to 1400 for nada. Only one other boat in the area and a yak but didn't see any action from them either. At least it was good to get out. Water temps have fallen to about 58 now and down to 54 up Morro way. With all this spring wind and lower temps maybe the squid will show soon. I am off the water till about May anyway until the new hip gets in shape. Getting old isn't foe sissies!
     
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    Thanks you the report John. I didn't mean to be a jerk, just though, "Wow! Fishing must be really slow if we are talking two year old reports!"

    Getting out tomorrow, hopefully will have something good to report.
     

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