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I'm leaving this as a place holder since I didn't get around to putting a post up yesterday but took Dave to Santee Lakes (His first time I think) and we both caught a few nice trout.  Well, one was my PB!  I'll get the post up when I get home from work today.

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Saltwater Boat Fishing Reports / Re: Bait barge fishing.
« on: Today at 05:48:33 AM »
Right on Chris!  Those squidtrex look like really cool little lures and that's one hell of a lobster!

I got word of the WSB starting to chew at the islands and heard of some mainland ones caught, but up by your way.  I haven't heard anything down here yet.

Well, excellent work as always!  Cheers!


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Thatís a lot of short bugs. Good on ya getting a few more keepers, hope the hernia isnít too bothered. That part sounds rough.

Hernia definitely got a little worse after this trip.  Only 2 more weeks until I can get this damn thing repaired.

I want to get out bug hunting one more time before then, but my wife is complaining about lobster now.....  No matter, she'll have to just deal.  lol

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General Board / Re: Bart Hall Del Mar
« on: Today at 05:42:34 AM »
I never get why it lacks the energy over there.  I mean, SD is where everyone comes down to fish, but they want to do shows up on OC and LA?  It always baffled me.

Nice pick-ups!  I was supposed to go with the family on Sunday, but my daughter dropped out, then my wife got a little wishy washy and wanted some yard work done, so I saved the money I would have spent at the Hall show and gave it to Lowes instead.  Ah, oh well.

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General Board / Re: Got a date
« on: Today at 05:39:18 AM »
Hey Mike!  Great seeing you still coming on to visit with us now and again!

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General Board / Re: Super Bowl
« on: Today at 05:38:37 AM »
....and the 49ers are the new Cowboys - CHOKE!

Yes indeed! (Except they actually get to the big one and don't just choke in the first round of the playoffs).  Next year, the Jets will there!

PUI again!

I might have been at this moment....  lol

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Saltwater Boat Fishing Reports / Las Cucarachas (Segunda parte) 2/16
« on: February 17, 2024, 05:29:25 PM »
Planned on a bug hunt with Shaun after work on Friday. Unfortunately, he had no bait but I had plenty.  I pulled it out on Thursday to make sure it was defrosted by the time I got home.



I got home from work and started the process of making the special lobster recipes. 



He's been having some good trips of late, so confidence was high.  Only issue was he lost 2 nets on the last trip, so I brought my two eclipse nets to fill the 10-hoop max.  I had some repairs to do as all of my nets were shredded from something.  Wear, Mice, Sun.... maybe all 3.  Not ideal, but Dacron made for ggod repair thread.



We get down to the bay later than expected, but there was a hell of a lot more people than anticpated.  Probably 8 boats in close proximity and a few kayaks.  For the most part, everyone was civil and there wasn't a lot of dropping on other nets.



It was super cool out there as the Bioluminescence was nuts!  Watching dolphin and huge schools of macks swimming in it around the boat made for some spectacular viewing while we waited to pull hoops.

It was a really slow start, and it was hard finding any bugs, so we decided to zig a bit and get away from everyone.  Well, we slowly picked up a legal here and there with SOOOOO many bugs being a C-Hair short!  I'm talking If I had a few beers in me, I could have been talked into them being legal, but they all went back.  At least the legals were DEFINITE legals and surprisingly big for this time of year.



Also, I was shocked on how many rock crab were crawling!  We probably picked up about 80-100, but only a handful were worth keeping.

We had 10 in this net and 7 were 1/10th of an inch short with 1 legal and a few easily smaller ones.



We hooped until 2:00 am and called it quits.  We only ended up with 8 legal bugs and 120 shorts.  Still, the quality made it all worth it.



I have to say I'm sore as sh!t today.  I probably didn't do my hernia any favors, but thankfully have my Sx date set for March 7th.  Time to increase my cholesterol.



I hope to get one last trip out and make sure the freezer is filled before my Sx.  Light duty will prevent any more trips before the end of the season, so strike while the iron is hot!



Thanks for reading and today was a wash for me.  I can't believe how sore I am.  LOL

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Fishing Talk / Re: PCS Show 2024
« on: February 17, 2024, 05:06:37 PM »
Next time

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Fishing Talk / Re: PCS Show 2024
« on: February 16, 2024, 11:10:24 AM »
Will be at BHDM tomorrow. Shooting for PCS Fest and DATD. My budget is $5.

I know where to find you at DATD now, and I know you have some cash stowed away for that one vendor!  LOL

I shall once again save the heaviest item for you so I don't have to buy it.

My back still hurts from lugging that thing around!  lol

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General Board / Pinoyfisher was Right
« on: February 16, 2024, 05:43:46 AM »
But at least Koga was wrong.

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Fishing Talk / Re: PCS Show 2024
« on: February 16, 2024, 05:39:35 AM »
Will be at BHDM tomorrow. Shooting for PCS Fest and DATD. My budget is $5.

I know where to find you at DATD now, and I know you have some cash stowed away for that one vendor!  LOL

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Freshwater Shore Fishing Reports / Re: Tuesday Crew (2/13)
« on: February 14, 2024, 06:34:19 PM »
Updated!

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General Board / Re: Super Bowl
« on: February 14, 2024, 12:33:34 PM »
....and the 49ers are the new Cowboys - CHOKE!

Yes indeed! (Except they actually get to the big one and don't just choke in the first round of the playoffs).  Next year, the Jets will there!

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Freshwater Shore Fishing Reports / Tuesday Crew (2/13)
« on: February 14, 2024, 07:16:11 AM »
Went down to Santee Lakes again looking for light line "Whisker" trout... Fish were caught and I'm second guessing using 2# test line now....

Within 30 minutes, the 2# rod doubles over and I see the strike indicator going flying up in the air!  Nothing was jumping, but it felt very trouty.  I wound up getting it to the net and a respectable 17" rainbow.  It's been over a month since they stocked in this particular puddle, so I continue to be amazed.  I started doing some drawing in the cab and looked up to see the 4# rod load up!  Same deal, fought down at the bottom, but didn't feel like a catfish.  Got him to the net and another nice 17" trout.



About 30 minutes before closing and no whisker trout.  I saw the strike indicator drop and ran to the rod!  I saw a trout jump, but there was nothing on the line... literally... No crawler.

15 minutes later and my 2# rod was pinned!  I was for sure thiinking it was a big cat from the sheer weight of it and took my time.  It was fighting a lot different than the cats though and then it surfaced.  I was expecting to see a big bass the way it was coming up, but nope... It was probably a 7 or 8 pound trout!  WTF!?!?  Now I got a little nervous and it screamed out line and then .... Gone.....

2# snapped... Ugh....  By now the Rangers were making their last trip around and I packed it ion with my head held low.  I was stoked to get 2 trout, but went 2/4 on trout while losing a monster and no Catfish.

At least now, I have a full load of trout to smoke up!

Thanks for reading and until the next trip down to the puddles!

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Fishing Talk / Santee Lakes
« on: February 14, 2024, 05:45:16 AM »
This is getting too addicting only having to drive 30 seconds away and door to fishing spot in less than 5 minutes with baits in the water.  The BFT better show up again soon so I can switch it up....  lol

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