LATE REPORT-Pic HEAVY-2-day Mirage Trip

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  1. TAZmanianANGLER

    TAZmanianANGLER Well-Known Member

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    LATE REPORT:
    Sorry, Went 2 the Kern River as soon as I got back from this trip.

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    Been itching to go on a 2-day trip on the Mirage since last year
    When my 2-day trip got cancelled due to weather & the make-up trip
    Absolutely slaughtered the WSB & Halibut.. Unfortunately I couldn't make it due to a schedule conflict of course. SUX 2 be me...!!

    Anyways, when the Mirage 1st posted up their 2-day schedule for the year,
    I quickly signed up for the trip That landed on my bday. No BRAINER right?

    June 24th finally arrived & the weather looked doable. Called Erin from the Mirage & she said... See u @ the landing...!! THANK GOD...!!!
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    Got to the landing early to sign in & put my gear in line so I could get a good bunk. Little by little, my fishing buddies came rolling in & the tailgate party commenced...!!!
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    Worked up an appetite & hit up a seafood restaurant.
    Forgot the name to many drinks.. LoL

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    Clam chowder
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    Shrimp & chips
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    Got back 2 the landing & she was already waiting 4 us.

    Boarded @ 8:30.
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    Got the speech from Capt Tucker. Plan was to start fishing @ Cruz ,Then head to San Miguel for Shallow water Rockfish.

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    A delicious Chocolate Halibut birthday Cake a friend of mine made for me.
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    I thought it was only right that Ryan does the fillet honors .. LoL

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    All my buddies kept the Tecates rollin... Victor Yoon in the background.


    Went 2 sleep @ 2am after jiggin 4 squid .

    Woke up @ 3am & started fishing lol

    Decided to eat breakfast @ 7
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    Breakfast Burritos

    Went WSB & Halibut Hunting for only (1) 10# WSB.
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    Walt trolling the Rapala in between stops....u never know

    After no luck with the ghosts we we headed to San Miguel to go Fill the sacks.
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    Walt w/ a nice Sheephead
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    How do u like that.. Caught on a strip of squid in 240' rockfishing.
    Day 1 Jackpot
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    Good ling action but no monsters
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    On da Jig no squid...!!
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    Day 1 snack
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    Lunch Jerk Chicken

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    Fear Factor Mirage status
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    Balut - duck egg
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    After limiting out on Rockfish , Lings & a nice Whitefish bite we headed back 2 Rosa for WSB for NO LUCK :(

    The crew started JIGGIN squid while Andrew prepared Dinner.

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    Dinner

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    Fished at night for again NADA :(

    Next day started on the Anchor for WSB.. Again for NADA.
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    Resorted to Rockfishing. Current was ripping & fish weren't
    Biting. Decided to make a move closer to the island & started fishing the Kelp.

    The guys fishing the portside were killing the Sheephead.
    Nothing but quality. Then a angler at the bow had a big hit & fought the fish all the way to color... Big Homeguard YT 30+ .. Then the line busted. OUCH..
    Ten minutes later his son gets bit & ends up farming it :(

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    Day 2 jackpot Scotty aka southbayScott

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    Lunch- Chinese chicken salad

    All in all great trip minus the exotics.

    Freezer filled 4-sure...
    Got my (2) day limits of RF, (2) day limits of Ling's & 8 Whitefish.


    Great boat
    Great crew
    Great cook
    Great group of anglers
    Great time

    No regrets...!!!

    Until the Next BENDO...
    -TAZ-
     
  2. pete j

    pete j Well-Known Member

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    Looks like one heck of a good time. Thanks for pix
     
  3. MikeeDaGuy

    MikeeDaGuy Well-Known Member

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    Well there ya go Tony, great makeup trip!

    The Mirage always gets the job done!
     
  4. Big-D

    Big-D Well-Known Member

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    Great report and pic's, but I dont know about that Balut!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! nasty

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  5. sb tuber

    sb tuber Well-Known Member

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    cool trip love the Halibut cake
     
  6. beacondawg

    beacondawg Well-Known Member

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    dam fine report and pic's
     
  7. derfsondeck

    derfsondeck Well-Known Member

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    Dude are those baluts?
     
  8. TAZmanianANGLER

    TAZmanianANGLER Well-Known Member

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    yes sir..!!
     
  9. spadude69

    spadude69 Well-Known Member

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    Like always great report. I tried to get on that trip, but no luck.... I'm glad you had a great time for your B-Day. That is a great pic of the boat. I think I am going to have my wife do a oil painting of it.
     
  10. derfsondeck

    derfsondeck Well-Known Member

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    Did you eat one?
     
  11. TAZmanianANGLER

    TAZmanianANGLER Well-Known Member

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    LoL nope... Ray brought (3) one for him, Ryan & Andrew.

    But I'm betting u would if u were there...lol
     
  12. derfsondeck

    derfsondeck Well-Known Member

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    Oh hell no Tony I smelled one before.I'll eat a fish eyeball but not a balut!
     
  13. vdiggy

    vdiggy Well-Known Member

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    Haha
     

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