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Old 03-18-2018, 07:28 PM   #1
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Break in the weather, Rockfish beat down.

This last year my wife started saltwater fishing with me and she is totally addicted. We do a lot of 3/4 day trips so I get my yak time in whenever I can. She was at a Yoga event today and with the lull between these weather systems, I decided to go poke around for some Rockies at Newport. Got to the launch later than I like but it wasn't too busy. Said hey to a couple of dudes launching in some PA12's but didn't catch names. Started out to the spot about 8:30 and got to my first and only stop for the day a few minutes after 9. This spot is a nice piece of structure that has kicked out quality fish over and over. I have never seen anyone else on it and hopefully that continues . First drop on the strip squid and was pegged by a toad Brown, the biggest of the day. Just over 21", not sure on weight, maybe 3-1/2 or 4? The bite was non-stop and I got my limit in a hair over an hour, all quality fish. 5 Browns, 2 Goats and 3 Reds. I had 2 different drops where I was busted off by some brutes on 30lb mono, had my rod pegged against the yak. So much fun. Left em biting and headed in at 10:30. Love it when a plan comes together.
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Old 03-18-2018, 08:45 PM   #2
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Nice work! that was my buddy and I on the 12s. It was his first trip and probably his last Lol, dude got sea sick and came back in. I ended the day with a few red nothing like what you got. Also found a few nice white fish and a huge sand bass.
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Old 03-19-2018, 01:02 AM   #3
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Will bass take a release from depth
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Old 03-19-2018, 07:24 AM   #4
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Wow really good grade of fish, without giving up the spot curious as to what depth
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Old 03-19-2018, 07:42 AM   #5
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What was the rig of choice to landing these bad boys???
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Old 03-19-2018, 11:04 AM   #6
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Nice ones ! Wish every trip could be completed as planned.
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Old 03-19-2018, 12:43 PM   #7
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Whoa, I would safe guard that spot. Great quality. You probably busted on some lings!
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Old 03-19-2018, 04:22 PM   #8
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Nice haul.
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Old 03-19-2018, 06:35 PM   #9
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He did say he'd like to keep it a hidden Gem!!! He's put in the effort of finding spots so dont blame him. I hope to hit the spot this weekend! Great fish report and glad your wife is hooked. No wonder you dont text me when your going out lol!
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Old 03-19-2018, 09:29 PM   #10
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Nice work! that was my buddy and I on the 12s. It was his first trip and probably his last Lol, dude got sea sick and came back in. I ended the day with a few red nothing like what you got. Also found a few nice white fish and a huge sand bass.
Hey man! Nice to meet you. It got real snotty out there, real quick. Those wind waves plus the multi directional current made it interesting.
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Old 03-19-2018, 09:32 PM   #11
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Wow really good grade of fish, without giving up the spot curious as to what depth
Thanks Andy! This spot is kinda shallow in 140'. There are tons of spots I've marked out there between 120 - 240'.
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What was the rig of choice to landing these bad boys???
10 oz torpedo and 2 standard dropper loops with 2/0 Nautilis circle hooks with strip squid.
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Whoa, I would safe guard that spot. Great quality. You probably busted on some lings!
They sure felt like they could've been
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He did say he'd like to keep it a hidden Gem!!! He's put in the effort of finding spots so dont blame him. I hope to hit the spot this weekend! Great fish report and glad your wife is hooked. No wonder you dont text me when your going out lol!
LOL what up Joey! We'll hook up soon man
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Nice ones ! Wish every trip could be completed as planned.
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I have not tried it personally but I'm sure with some care it could be done
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Hey man! Nice to meet you. It got real snotty out there, real quick. Those wind waves plus the multi directional current made it interesting.
Yea for sure, everytime I looked down for a bit I drifted 30 yards off the spot. It didn't settle down until noon but that was about when it started getting a little more choppy.
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very cool! nice report
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Thanks Andy! This spot is kinda shallow in 140'. There are tons of spots I've marked out there between 120 - 240'.

Thanks! I have not even fished for rockfish in a few years and have never tried off Newport. I like fishing under 200 feet!
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Nice post and great quality/quantity rockfish.
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