Santa Monica Bay Rockies & Lingers 11/22 w-pics...

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  1. Red Drum

    Red Drum Well-Known Member

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    Took Jason "jscrib" and Keith "piazza" out for a half-day/good time Santa Monica Bay Rockfishing trip, aboard my 23ft "Big Drum".

    There was a 1 hour minor Solunar primetime from 6:30am to 7:30am, along with the sunrise at 6:34am. So I knew that first hour of day light was going to be very activity.

    Made it to the first little spot around 6:30am, and sure enough the fish were on a really good chew. Caught a 1/2 limit mix bag of Vermilions, Coppers and Brown's within the first hour, then spent the next 4.5 hours searching for the rest of our limits. Ended the day with limits for 3 on the Rockfish and two legal Lingcod.

    Here is Jason with a Brown Rockfish that ate a 7 inch Big Hammer swim bait.

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    Jason with the Jackpot Copper Rockfish.

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    Jason and Keith with their keeper Lingers...yumyum!!

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    Pile of tasty Rockfish about ready to get filleted.

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    The weather and company was great...and I can't wait to get back out there on the big pond.

    HOOK-UP!!

    Till next tide,
     
  2. pete j

    pete j Well-Known Member

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    That one heck of a great day. Thanks for the report
     
  3. wils

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    nice report as always, vince.
     
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    So, rockfish instead of turkey?
    I notice you gill all your fish. Do they stay fresher or is it just to bleed them out?
     
  5. Red Drum

    Red Drum Well-Known Member

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    We didn't gill the fish, we cut their throats to bleed them out.
     
  6. Andrey

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    I noticed that this season as well - bleeding the fish fresh results in tastier meals. This is normal practice for tuna and bigger game fish but I started doing this even with Opal eye which has helped the taste tremendously.
     

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