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Old 06-04-2006, 08:37 AM     #1
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Newport Bay bass fishing

My son and I fished Newport Bay yesterday. Using 3/8 oz and 1/2 oz matching colored jig heads with Gulp 2" shrimp in natural, new penny, and nuclear Chicken colors we caught about 30 fish. Spotties, Sandies, one yellow fin croaker and four short halibut.The spotties were a mix of dinks and decent size fish including a 3lb class spoottie caught by my son. Best five fish would of been over 10 lbs. We fished the docks and the eels grass on the bay side of Balboa island. Once the overcast left and boat traffic increased the fishing slowed. Although we caught 30 we probably had 100 bites. Forgot to bring my digital camera but did have a throw away camera on board and took pictures. Will try to scan them and post. All in all a very good day. Gulp 2" shrimp are awesome. I stongly suggest you make them part of your preferred baits.

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Old 06-04-2006, 09:22 AM     #2
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good job dude, im glad you had a great time with your son,..cant wait to see them pics!




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Old 06-04-2006, 11:07 AM     #3
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Sounds like you had a great day out there. thanks for the tip on the gulp shrimp. I'll have to give them a try next time I fish Newport harbor.
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Old 06-04-2006, 11:10 AM     #4
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WOW that is a nice day, thanks for the report.
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Old 06-04-2006, 02:14 PM     #5
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Nice report! Sounds like fun
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Old 06-04-2006, 06:30 PM     #6
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JROB, thanks for the report. Was just thinking of fishing Newport Harbor next week. Just bouth a little 10 foot Achillies inflatable with 2hp out board. Just perfect for one guy to fish a place like NH. You have me excited.

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Old 06-04-2006, 08:00 PM     #7
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grantar2,

Get there early and fish the boat docks on the bay side of Balboa Island. Between the docks are moored boats and eel grass. We caught fish in both areas. The bigger fish came out of the eel grass. Just about all fish caught on Gulp shrimp. Also fish the channel that runs east and west thru the bridge on PCH. I've also been reading about "the rail" that is located where the bay runs under the Newport Blvd bridge (north bay).

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Old 06-04-2006, 09:11 PM     #8
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Jrob, what pound test line where you throwing at them?
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Old 06-05-2006, 04:44 PM     #9
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8lb test Berkeley Vanish, on Shimano Chronarch baitcast reels. Loomis GLX 722 6' med action, and 783 6'6" med/heavy action rods. Home made 3/8 oz and 1/2oz jig heads various styles such as arkie, banana, and football heads. Matched the head color watermelon with natural Gulp shrimp, orange with new penny, and green chartruse with nuclear chicken. I don't recomend the Vanish line for a spinning reel, too much memory. P-Line fluorocarbon is what I'd use for a spinning reel. Probably too much information but I hope it's helpful. I don't think the style of the jig head makes a difference but I believe the matching of the colors do.

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Thanks for the report!
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