going out on a boat In mission bay for my first time.

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  1. tk4seven

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    needs some tips / Advice. Main goal is a Legal halibut. and a leopard shark.
     
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    I have general advice.. catch live bait and drift it in the main channel between sea world, fiesta and out towards Dana.. keep the bait on bottom, bouncing along. Prepare to be bored waiting, but when you do get bit, make good on it
     
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    Agreed. Just outside Hubbs between second and third bridge supports, drift either way(preferably east) and you’ll find both. Only bad part targeting the two, is Hali’s will bite more in calmer water and Leo’s will be more active in moving water. Doesn’t mean you cant do it, but that area I mentioned is your best bet for nailing both without going too far.
     
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    Use a stinger hook and keep your reel in freespool, when you get bit it will usually be one big bite and nothing.. wait a couple seconds and send it. Keep your bait on the bottom
     
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    I found the stinger hooks are the key. I have had so many big butts hitchhike on the bait. As soon as you see them they figure out what is going on and spit the bait. A stinger will get a hook into them.
     
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