5/4/2019- Chubasco II

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  1. ColdEye

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    finally woke up early enough for the am trip. Oceanside is a bit of a drive from me but I wanted to give it a try. No regrets, I had a lot of fun and fishing was very good. Captain Tiny and the crew are very fun and accommodating. Gave this DIY sculpin bomb (read some threads here in the forum) and it pretty much got bit every drop. I was under the impression that it would weed out the smaller sculpin but I guess their mouths are just that big. Ended up with a limit of Sculpin an ocean white fish that will be my lunch.

    Question: should I stick to a siwash hook for a jig like this? I want to make one with a circle hook and see how it goes. And how do you target whitefish and sand Dabs? I changed to a size 1 circle hook in the end and got that 1 whitefish. Would shrimp be a better bait?

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    Circle hooks work best with fish that are actively swimming away from you. That along with a steady wind are what rotate the hook into hopefully the corner of the jaw. Pretty sure your hook up ratio will suffer if you rig them on a jig.
     
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    Whitefish and dabs? Number 4 hooks.. Chunk bait, mackerel, squid or shrimp are all deadly
     
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    Like Werfless said, number four live bait hooks with a tiny piece of squid. I usually run double dropper loops be cause 2 fish fight more than one. I had a rad catch with 2 sandbass. One was 15 inches and the other one was 19 and a half, that was with a 100 size reel on a 8 foot 12-25 pound rod. Not much gets away

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    Squid catches everything, but if they arent chewing that then they get the candy.

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    Man that bonito. If you have not tried it yet it's pretty good as gravlax like salmon. Thanks for the tips, I'm a gonna make more of these jigs. I got some glow tape. I'm not sure if the glow actually helps but I wanna test it more.
     
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    I was using a 15-25 rod earlier. Super sensitive but I think 10oz+ weight is too much for it. Used the komodo 463 on it and that thin is a beast.
     
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    Gonna give this one a try. I wonder if there is a fly tying material that glows, so I can tie a skirt on it. I'm having a lot of fun with these, next goal is to paint up a blank jig.

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    The heaviest weight I use on a 15-25 mh rods i fish are 8 oz, and for me that's as heavy as I fish those rods. I fish 12-16 ounces all day on my heavier 20-50 setups.
     
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    Some I have headed this way

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    I bet that's awesome. Smoked bonito teriyaki brine. Or usually I do it in a pan, sear it after soaking in marinade for 4 or 5 hours in the fridge. Pat dry fillets and put on top of two teaspoons of good olive oil. Sear first and then I turn it down for an honest medium rare.
     
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    I was on that trip with you. I limited out quick and was scoring every drop using a double dropper loop with a small red scampi type jig on the bottom and a 2/0 gamakatsu J hook on top. Cut squid was the ticket, I tried smaller sardines on the dropper loop with no luck. I tried a fly lined a sardine, no luck, tried yo-yo jigging no luck. I was craving a fresh fish dinner and Tiny and the Chubasco II delivered, the fresh sculpin was tasty. Id recommend the landing to anyone short on time and who need to get their fishing fix on. Haaaa, Fish on !
     
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