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Old 07-23-2019, 05:44 PM   #1
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What’s this fish?

Two anglers in Alamitos Bay, different days, had pretty much the same experience.

Quick hard bite, zig zag run, some straight runs, a drag burner, and no color seen.

The bay does have sea turtles, but I don’t know if they zig zag.

I plan on going Saturday to catch the beast. Both fights were in the fifteen minute range.
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Old 07-23-2019, 05:47 PM   #2
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Shark or mud marlin
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Old 07-23-2019, 06:07 PM   #3
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Leopard shark?
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Old 07-24-2019, 06:52 AM   #4
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Probably a bat ray, thick in places right now...
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Old 07-24-2019, 02:36 PM   #5
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If they were still having good runs more than 6 or 7 minutes into the fight, I would go with Batray, BSB or possibly Thresher. Although BSB is less likely than the other two. Probably not Leopard shark or Halibut. Soupfin is another possibility but also less common in the bays.
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Old 07-24-2019, 02:37 PM   #6
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Unless you were flylining some eel grass it probably wasn't a turtle
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Old 07-25-2019, 05:44 PM   #7
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Unless you were flylining some eel grass it probably wasn't a turtle


I know a guy who’s hooked two turtles In his kayak fishing career, and I don’t believe he was using eel grass for bait.
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Old 07-25-2019, 06:33 PM   #8
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I know a guy who’s hooked two turtles In his kayak fishing career, and I don’t believe he was using eel grass for bait.

that's wild; but then again it's a big ocean and anything's possible

would not be happy to see it at color!
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