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Old 11-27-2017, 01:37 PM   #1
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Spanish Landing 11/26/17

Decided to venture into the northern end of the bay as I usually fish the southern end. Decided to launch from Spanish Landing at 8:30AM as it was easy (didn't like the $4 and 4 hour limit though). Spent the first couple of hours cruising through harbor and shelter island with no luck on the plastics. Had more luck trolling a Yo-zuri Tobimaru the final two hours. Final fish count was 3 Pacific Mackerels and 1 smaller Bonito. I treated that bonito right (gilled, bled, on ice) and had an excellent spicy mayo poke plate last night.

Next time maybe I'll have a line set up to fly line the greenback. I felt weird just tossing it back knowing how at times it so hard for people to find bait.

Question: I know people do this out in La Jolla all the time looking for Yellowtail and WSB, but what might you hook up on in the northern end of the Bay, or towards the mouth leading to the ocean? I'm thinking if one were to drop it down to the bottom you might get a Halibut? Any feedback would be appreciated.
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Old 11-27-2017, 06:18 PM   #2
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If you want to hit the north bay up and you don't want to pay for the parking hit this link up....

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ke...4d-117.2367503

You should be able to park along San Antonio Ave for free and can launch off the beach there with zero issues.
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Old 11-27-2017, 08:45 PM   #3
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If you want to hit the north bay up and you don't want to pay for the parking hit this link up....



https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ke...4d-117.2367503



You should be able to park along San Antonio Ave for free and can launch off the beach there with zero issues.


Thanks for that! I had heard of Kelloggís beach but didnít know where it was at. Much appreciated!

Anyone flyline macks in the bay? I know thatís bread and butter for La Jolla, but what about in the bay?


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Old 11-28-2017, 01:07 PM   #4
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Can definitely find some big halibut, bat rays on the bottom. Iíve seen barracuda in the summer, and thereís some big sand bass and calico that hangout. Not to mention shovelnose sharks and whatever might be cruising around at any given moment.
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Old 11-28-2017, 02:02 PM   #5
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Send the Bonito down and see what happens.... might get v'exciting, v'fast

otherwise you'll never know, people do well especially on halibut in the bays with anything from plastics, crankbaits, chovies, sardines and macs.... maybe small bones never know!

*spicy mayo poke looks good!

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Old 11-28-2017, 02:34 PM   #6
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Flylining bay

I have had a little success doing that in the bay this year but compared to plastics or bottom action it has been slow for me. 7-8 trips dragging macs, caught a 5' shark and a few random bass that take 8-10" Macs, oh and 1 boat with several other close calls with ignorant boaters. Just be very careful boats pay 0 attention on the north side and are very ok motoring up to within feet of you.
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Old 11-29-2017, 12:40 PM   #7
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Thanks for the feedback everyone, it is much appreciated. I'll try it out next time I catch a mac and see what happens. I got a taste of the boaters not caring about "personal space" first hand already. I just had to sit tight and let the PB pass by as the Navy Veterans had their lines out and I couldn't pass through without playing chicken with the PB. Not my idea of fun, but it all worked out. As I stated before, I'll keep posting updates when I go out. I can't promise anything exciting, but I can promise more updates.
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Old 11-30-2017, 09:11 AM   #8
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In the bay it would be better to fish a mack on the bottom than on a fly line. There just weren't many top and mid water predictors big enough to eat a bait that big.
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Old 12-01-2017, 10:17 AM   #9
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In the bay it would be better to fish a mack on the bottom than on a fly line. There just weren't many top and mid water predictors big enough to eat a bait that big.
Now I wonder: has anyone every caught a nice YT well inside the bay?
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