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Old 05-03-2015, 04:05 PM   #1
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New Fishing Report 5/2 - Bonefish, Halibut And More!!

Yes...It's a new fishing report!

I thought I would do my civic duty and post a thread. We all have to contribute from time to time. This is from San Diego Bay on 5/2. The water was 71+ degrees and there was no swell!

I went back to the location where I caught my first Bonefish (Click Here) and tried to catch more of them. Also, I explored the area's Halibut potential. The summary is that I was able to catch many Bonefish and one Halibut. Other species were caught as well.

I targeted the Bonefish using fresh shrimp for bait. Thanks local Asian market! This produced the target species on the first cast and first bite...yeah!

First Bonefish of the day:


This little Spotted Bay Bass wanted to play!

Spotted Bay Bass


Soon the wind picked-up and brought some drizzle so I decided to move towards the leeward shoreline. This is where I found the hole containing multiple Bonefish including a 15-inch version that gave me the massive legendary Bonefish fight!!!!! I will definitely return to this "bone-hole" in the future...HA HA!

Here are a few photos of Bonefish that I caught. I did not take photos of them all but you get the idea. The bite was on!

Bonefish(s):


This guy was a real drag ripper!


More:


...and more:



This fun guy was at the bone-hole as well!

Shovel-nose Guitar-fish:


At some point I decided that I no longer wished to touch Bonefish. They have an especially formidable slime on them. On your hands, it becomes almost like a second skin needing to be peeled off if allowed to dry at all. They get this slime everywhere with their violent thrashing when brought into the kayak as well. I guess a water release is better for the fish anyway. The CPR from the water however is not as good...

Next fish.....watershot:



Having my fill of the Bonefish and incidentals, I decide to target Halibut. Switching tackle and finding a suitable area yielded one (and unfortunately only one) sub-legal target species.

Halibut:


It was nice to be entertained through the day even beyond fishing. The show in between bites was courtesy of a synchronized airplane team and music from my new DryVibes bluetooth speaker!

Airplanes flying back and forth over San Diego Bay:


DryVibes blue-tooth waterproof speaker (not my photo):



All fish caught were admired and released to a rock & roll soundtrack!!
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Old 05-03-2015, 06:17 PM   #2
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Thanks for the report... great variety! How did you rig your shrimp setup
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Old 05-03-2015, 06:42 PM   #3
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Nice catch. You're right about the bonefish.
They are slimey and hard to handle. Can't lip em,
Can't tail em. Fun though. Thanks for the report.
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Old 05-03-2015, 09:02 PM   #4
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Glad to hear plan A worked out. Like, how often does that happen? And you are right on the water release. Don't want to remove any of their protective slime with a net or hands or kayak deck. And they are slimey.
Once again, glad you had an awesome day in the bay.
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Old 05-05-2015, 12:55 PM   #5
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Nice goin' on the bonefish. I have yet to fish for
those things. I'm jealous. Congrats!
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Old 05-06-2015, 01:51 PM   #6
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Glad to hear plan A worked out. Like, how often does that happen? And you are right on the water release. Don't want to remove any of their protective slime with a net or hands or kayak deck. And they are slimey.
Once again, glad you had an awesome day in the bay.
Please wet your hands if you are going to handle the bones.. they are sensitive to disease when the slime is removed. good day on the bay
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