Anyone going on the 1/2 day Dolphin on Monday?(PM)

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    Tell me ur bait of choice. Live Chovies or squid?
     
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    I was actually thinking of getting on the dolphin on monday, maybe AM and reride PM.
    I would suggest mostly fishing the squid, or run two hooks with squid on one and live bait on the other. Bringing some shrimp and mackerel as suggested in than other thread is a good idea. For rockfish i use a 3/0 senator full of braid, swivel to a 30lb mono leader with two size 2 hooks and 8oz lead. Bottom fishing is pretty much the only time i like fishing braid. At 100 ft it's not necessary but at 300-350 it helps feel bites. You don't need heavy line for the size of the fish, but for abrasion resistance and tight drag to pull them off the bottom before they bury in the rocks. Swivel will help you not lose fish to spinning off on the retrieve. Make sure you bring a reel with enough capacity..last time i was on the dolphin a kid with a midsized spinner couldn't get to the bottom
     
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    Start with 25lb mono.

    25lb is the most forgiving, lightest, and heaviest line for a typical half day situation. It’s light enough that it will fade by about 20ft or so, and also thick enough where you can almost button down most inshore reels with it.


    Bait selection varies. A rule of thumb for me, if it’s picky and slower rockfishing, stick with the squid. If the fish are comming over pretty fast, upgrade to chovies. Nose hooking is your friend with the chovies.

    The goal is to fish the lightest weight you can get away with. The goal is to be vertical. An angle will more often then not cause a tangle.
     
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    Alright thx I have a deep sea baitcaster if that works
     
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    Alright thanks. What oz weight do you suggest? Is 8 oz too heavy?
     
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    Hope to see you there Easy619
     
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    Say hi to me if you see me there at pm. I look just like my profile pick.#tightlines
     
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    I do like fat spottie says and use #25 line. If rock fishing on a half day I usually start with a treble hook(yes really) on a reverse drooper loop. You can pin the squid really good on all three hook points. Once I get a couple rock fish, bass, white fish I switch over to dropping down a live sardine on a size 2 hook. Eventually I'll switcht to using a metal jig or jig head with a plastic on 30-40lb line. But if I see bait is doing better I'm never opposed to switching back. The last dolphin trip I went on the jack pot fish came from a lady from Texas using a 4k sized combo bought from Walmart with 15lb line. She used squid the whole day and killed it. Good luck man. If I get this next Monday off work I'll try to join, if you are on the Pm trip.
     
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    I am for sure going on the PM I hope your there because I would really need the help lol
     
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    I would also recommend bringing market shrimp (raw head on), in case whitefish or sheepshead show up. Last time I fished live bit caught less fish then squid for certain, but they were bigger.
     
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    Remember if you are fishing a dropper loop to keep your bait on bottom. This means taking your reel out of gear every now and then and letting some line out til you touch the bottom again. If the boat rocks more than 2 or 3 times and you don't feel you weight hit bottom or see the little bit of slack from it hitting bottom, just take it out of gear real quick and let some line out then put it back in gear when you hit bottom again. It's not all flat down there so you will have to keep staying in contact with the bottom when the boat drifts or swings on the anchor or the simple rocking of the boat moves your weight to a different spot.

    Also keep an ear out for the captain or deckhands sometimes they will tell you if the fish are suspended off bottom and they will tell you how many cranks up you should bring your rig.

    And also remember....fish pull back, the bottom doesn't. If you feel like you get a bit but it isn't obvious...reel into it a little bit and lift your rod tip slightly, if you feel tug tug tug, tugging back, wind into it hard and keep winding. If it just feels like heavy weight, you probably have the bottom and DO NOT pull back or you will bury your weight/hook into the rock even more. If you are stuck. just give it some slack, hold your rod out over the rail, and lift your rod tip up and down a few times pretty quickly....the reel SLOWLY at first to see if you are free....if not repeat, most of the time you can shake it looks if you havent wedged it in the rocks too bad. If you are getting weights or lures stuck, don't be discouraged, that means you are fishing in the right places and keep trying to drop your bait on those spots in the same way to get it onto the rocks again.

    8 oz weights are good to start, sometimes 10 depending on how deep. then go up or down in weight from there depending on current.

    For our local 1/2 day stuff you shouldnt really need anything other than 8-10 oz....but sometimes 12 and sometimes 6.

    Id also brings some 2-3 oz sliding egg sinkers in case you fish in shallow...you can nose hook a sardine on that setup and cast it out, let it sink out in freespool and hit bottom, work it back to the boat taking up the slack as it comes back to you. Good way to catch sandbass, or even sculpin and other bottom fish. occasional halibut even.
     
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    Wow thanks for your time to helping me out I really appreciate it
     
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    Sorry everyone. I am sick this weekend and can not go. Got the cold. So sad, almost went on my first charter this weekend :C
     
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    I need to get better soon. There is a slight hope still. Probaly cant though. I will keep u guys in touch
     
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    Bring everything from 3-10oz. Cody likes to fish around 280ft at times and the outside area of the Point can have ripping current sometimes. Fishing 320 with 8oz was impossible today.
     
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    Ok thanks. You caught anything? The caps name is Cody right?
     
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    Yea I can’t go this week. Under the weather. I probably will go next week
     
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    No worries focus on getting healthy, the fish will always be there...
     
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