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  1. CrazyDonkey

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    You know, you're right, I believe that is a yellowfin croaker. My bad.
     
  2. atpjunkie

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    Damn Scott, you got a Green Jack in the bay? I wish that population would go bonkers
     
  3. young gun

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    where nd when was a striper caught in the bay???
     
  4. dj thrillz

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    I know of only a handful of striper catches in our bays, biggest one being about 26". Most of them were caught in MB. So far I've only heard of one caught in SD Bay, towards the mouth.
     
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    Hmm, I've caught something the locals were calling 'thornback rays' up north in Morro Bay. The waters were thick with them up there so I would imagine they belong in Pacific waters, I'll do some research.
     
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    I caught what I believe to be a Buttermouth Perch at MB Jetty Saturday morning. Using my surf carolina setup with crack on the hook.

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    Is this a horned shark? I caught it last night in Mission Beach Bay. It had seriously stolen a lot of squid. Tried to handle it and noticed that sharp points in multiple spots. Very reptilian feel. Thanks for your help

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    Yep, Horned Shark.
     
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    Holy cow, I saw one of those on my paddle board in the inlet to Dianza Cove in mission Bay the other day, I couldn't figure out what the heck it was. All I could really see was the back end and it looked skinny like a big barracuda from above, but it was clearly brown, and it had those shredded looking fins, so it didn't look like a leopard shark, that is exactly what it was.
     
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    Not a bonefish. Looks more like a yellowfin croaker, although that may not be it either. It's hard seeing since I'm viewing from wifeys phone.
     
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    Your right I looked at some pics. Hopeful thinking.
     
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    Turn that hopeful thinkng into reality, use ghost shrimp, and if you are a shore fisherman toss them around Liberty Station, if you have a boat or yak then hit the shallows of the South Bay. You'll catch one in no time. You'll also know when you have one, trust me. Use 6# mono and a little trout style rod for some real fun, hold on!
     
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    Sounds like a plan. Where can I get ghost shrimp
     
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    You can either spend $$$ and get them from Anglers Choice, or buy a pump and get them yourself. Most pumps are about $25, and you are allowed 50 ghost shrimp per day, per person. Fishing license is required.
    If you go to the coves on the west side of MB during low tides, you will see thousands of ghost shrimp holes. Put your pump over the hole, push downward with the pump while pulling up on the handle, then pump a couple times to get down about 15", bring it back up and out, then extract the contents by pushing the handle. Pick up the ghosties, place in container. 2"-3" work the best. Giant ones suck.
    Google "fishing with ghost shrimp" and more info should pop up.
     
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    Caught several of these small bite sized fish. Looked to me like baby spotfin croakers or something.

    Am I close? CPR'd.
     

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    I tried to 'google' match those, I agree so far. Spot fin croaks.y buddy Barry also caught something similar last season, and someone had a different name for them. Hopefully they will chime in.


    Jah
     
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    Another tough one. Could be spotfins, or queenfish. I need my computer back...
     
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    Not a queen fish anal fin and body shape is wrong.
     
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    I agree with dingo. Definitely not a queenfish. They look like juvi spotfins to me. The fish Riplip is holding looks more like a queenfish.
     
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