San Migel 5/8

Discussion in 'West Coast - Saltwater Off-Shore & Island Reports' started by Paddy, May 9, 2016.

  1. Paddy

    Paddy Well-Known Member

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    Headed out on my buddies Mako. Late launch out of Santa Barbra and headed to some stones on the front side of Migel. Bumpy run uphill but were still able to 20 knots out. Stopped on our first set of stones and the lings were just hammering the jigs. Must be in spawn mode as there mates were following them to the surface. We had our limit immediately on lings and actually had a hard time finishing our limits of reds with the lings being so aggressive. We got close to limits as our fish bag was past stuffed. I fished a knife jig all day and really like how quick they fall and the quick retrieve back to the boat. One thing I did is remove one of the stinger hooks as it can be dangerous with a hooked fish swinging around.

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  2. GRUMPKILLER

    GRUMPKILLER Well-Known Member

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    San Miguel never disappoints! Congrats on a great batch of fish!!
     
  3. MikeeDaGuy

    MikeeDaGuy Well-Known Member

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    Miguel is so fun to fish!

    Beautiful pics!

    Thanks for sharing!
     
  4. Joey805

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    I love that island! The bottom fishing is second to none.

    Nice haul on the bottom critters Pat!
     
  5. Carnivore

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    Very nice haul there. I will make it to Miguel this year. Just to good not to.
     
  6. dudewarner

    dudewarner Well-Known Member

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    Lots of Lings this year all around, looks like some good eats there WTG.
     
  7. Yakman

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    Wow nice haul, love those lings and reds. LOL
     

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