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    Default O.k. , an actual fish report 8/27 + minor misadventures.

    5:45am psl ,5th in line, lots of parking for trailer. 3anglers.

    head SSE ~ 8mi from harbor and meter bait, stop near a bunch 20+ of other boats.

    catch nothing except 1 "loligo" out of 3 hooked, no bite for 2 hours , crew impatient
    metered bait and "large other " from time to time. saw nothing caught, heard later 3 flat 5 others?

    head south west 5 miles ~

    hose clamp breaks , cooling water starts filling bilge, 2 pumps go on- was my clue.
    shut engine down as overheat alarm starts up , locate leak down deep , no leak with engine off , on pressure side of seawater pump before rising to thermostat housing.
    single clamp from mercruiser. pipe where a fuel cooler would go on port side.

    Replace with spare clamp, now hose connection breaks off of atwood v1250 so water pumped out by small 750 secondary pump. took just a few minutes.


    situation resolved

    now we fish.

    right away a nice vermillion and swarms of blues.
    keep a few blues of larger sizes
    move, same pattern , 1 ling 1 vermillion swarm of blues shows up.
    use heavier sinkers and fast fall like in old days.
    now we catch gophers and on the retrieve we pick up a blue on second hook
    eventually we fin a place with elss blues , get a very large female sheepshead as big as some males
    2 more lings 23& 26 plus a few small lings
    missed a big follower ling that didnt latch on but came to top.
    ended day mid afternoon with 1 cabby /3 lings , 9 vermillion, 3 tree, 1 sheepshead, 3 bolina, rest blue.
    wind stayed single digit until red light, bu time in channel howling around point!

    lanced rear cross brace with folded vhf antenna, broke top 2 feet, stuff happens.

    saw cuda being cleaned at station? warm water?

    will hopefully be back soon after new pump installed and antenna lead swapped to spare.

    Pheonix was loading up for night trip, didnt look very loaded


    didnt hear if any success or failure.

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    Kudos to you for having the spare parts
    That sheephead is a bit or a rarity up here.
    No question the exotics for us r here.

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    Great report are blues tasty cause we caught a butt load of them some very nice size but let them all go

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    Quote Originally Posted by petej View Post
    Great report are blues tasty cause we caught a butt load of them some very nice size but let them all go
    I actually prefer big Blues to other rockfish. They fillet out really well. To answer your question: Yes they are tasty.

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    Thanks for the info we will be keeping them from now on

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