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Old 09-09-2017, 07:22 PM   #1
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OK Alex...I'll take, "That's what she said" for $3,000

This is a Kayak Fishing Report for 9/9/17 from San Diego Bay

I headed out for what I hoped would be a good bone session in San Diego Bay. Things moistened up quickly due to light rains at launch. When I found the bone hole the wind and tide changed conspiring to rapidly and repeatedly push me off the spot. Wish I hadn't forgot my anchor as I didn't have a long enough to work the hole and pull a big one....uh...long enough time that is.

All of the bones were disappointingly small. I was happy however to at least land the target species. I heard in Florida that they estimate the value of each Bonefish caught at $3,000 to the local economy. I caught over 20 spotties along the way as well. Most of these were also small. D'oh!

Conditions became un-fish-able mid morning as a very-high high tide thrust in. Wind probably hit 20-mph and some waves started spurting over the side of my Outback...thinking of Florida again I guess. Anyway, I made my way back to the launch through the heaving white capped bay and knew I made the right decision to leave it at that.

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Old 09-10-2017, 06:27 AM   #2
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awesome bonefish!

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Old 09-10-2017, 08:54 AM   #3
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What sort of rig do you catch those bonefish on?
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Old 09-10-2017, 10:25 AM   #4
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Great job targeting bonefish and getting them- I hooked one on a white fly Friday afternoon - we were going after spotties on the bottom and then my last fish decided it wanted to swim in a non-spottie fashion... my first bonefish on the fly. Super fun and can't wait to do it again.
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Old 09-10-2017, 02:56 PM   #5
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This is a Kayak Fishing Report for 9/9/17 from San Diego Bay

I headed out for what I hoped would be a good bone session in San Diego Bay. Things moistened up quickly due to light rains at launch. When I found the bone hole the wind and tide changed conspiring to rapidly and repeatedly push me off the spot. Wish I hadn't forgot my anchor as I didn't have a long enough to work the hole and pull a big one....uh...long enough time that is.

All of the bones were disappointingly small. I was happy however to at least land the target species. I heard in Florida that they estimate the value of each Bonefish caught at $3,000 to the local economy. I caught over 20 spotties along the way as well. Most of these were also small. D'oh!

Conditions became un-fish-able mid morning as a very-high high tide thrust in. Wind probably hit 20-mph and some waves started spurting over the side of my Outback...thinking of Florida again I guess. Anyway, I made my way back to the launch through the heaving white capped bay and knew I made the right decision to leave it at that.

Here are a few pics...














Enjoy!
will you guide me on bonefish?
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Old 09-13-2017, 05:40 AM   #6
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Bone Fight

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Great job targeting bonefish and getting them- I hooked one on a white fly Friday afternoon - we were going after spotties on the bottom and then my last fish decided it wanted to swim in a non-spottie fashion... my first bonefish on the fly. Super fun and can't wait to do it again.
Yeah...definitely different than spottie fight. They pinwheel like a yellowtail as you try and bring them to the yak. The bigger ones will rip some real drag too.
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Old 09-13-2017, 05:43 AM   #7
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Wind & Tide

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will you guide me on bonefish?
I'll PM you if the wind and tide look right for a trip. The last session was pretty bad with only a 10-mph forecast...(always understated on the bay).
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Old 09-13-2017, 01:02 PM   #8
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Nice report. Love those bonefish. So much fun to catch. I used to fish the bay a lot from Tidelands back to Chula Vista and would try and target those and corvina. Really fun with light tackle.
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Old 09-14-2017, 07:02 AM   #9
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Sounds like a great time.
I've found anchoring to be very helpful for that South Bay bone fishing. Mike
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