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La Jolla Kelp 6/18/2017

Discussion in 'Private boaters and general saltwater' started by Cheese Whiz, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. Cheese Whiz

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    Hit up the La Jolla Kelp for a few hours on Father's Day with aquaholic and geofish hoping to see what was biting. Mainly had the intention to get live bait and focus on yellowtail and the hot Calico bite. Picked up bait around 0615ish, and it was a mix of anchovies and sardines but it was in super rough shape, and almost half was dead from the start. Very disappointing for $40 of course. Anyway, headed out there and started drifting through the Kelp most of the day, probably caught maybe 40ish Calicos total, the prize one caught by geofish where he had to wrestle it out of the Kelp on multiple occasions. Weighed in at just over 6lbs if I remember right (he may remember exact weight). All Calicos released to fight another day. Also caught a handful of small Cudas that were chasing bait all day, and ended the day with maybe an hour or rockfishing and caught a few for the cooler. Overall, beautiful weather and great company, hopefully we get some yellowtail action next trip.

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    Big calico!!
     
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    Way to go get it done guys. Sux to hear about the bait. I was on the dolphin yesterday, and the calico bite was definitely on at the kelp. Our bait was in good shape - more anchovies than deans, prob got the cured load. Thanks for the post as usual, keep 'em coming!
     
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    Beautiful, thanks for the report!
     
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    Sweet!
     
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    Nice! I always like seeing your reports.
     
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    My PB Calico. 23" @ 6.35lbs
     
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    Congrats on the slug calico.
     
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    La Jolla is home to some fat Calicos, I caught my PB from a cove there.
     
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    Mine came off north jetty or wreck alley.. Too bad I almost ate a bullet fpr the one..
     
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    That looks like a fun time I always wanted to go out there.
     
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    Not too late bro. You've got a kayak, I've got a kayak. I'm training for a La Jolla beach launch trip from LJ Shores. Let's do it! I hope you're training too!
     
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    I have been going pretty far in sd bay all the way out to ballets point. But I need a lot more experience and equipment before I go to LJ
     
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    Make sure you have a VHS radio. I have one, it'll help us communicate.

    See the thread: Kayak Essentials

    Let me know when you think you're ready. 2 Saturdays ago I was supposed to go but the wind and waves didn't cooperate.
     
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    Lj isn't that bad of a launch usually.. Just make sure you can paddle a couple hours straight and you are good. No reason for me to go back and fish any more after the north end went mlpa, but hey..
     
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    Can you make bait off of Scripps pier? I was at Scripps this morning and saw a fisherman in a private boat do that......legal or not?
     
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    Longwinded, but..

    San Diego-Scripps Coastal State Marine Conservation Area
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    Boundary: This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:

    32° 53.000' N. lat. 117° 15.166' W. long.;
    32° 53.000' N. lat. 117° 16.400' W. long.;
    32° 51.964' N. lat. 117° 16.400' W. long.; and
    32° 51.964' N. lat. 117° 15.252' W. long.

    Permitted/Prohibited Uses:

    1. It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for commercial and/or recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions:
      1. The recreational take ofcoastal pelagic species, except market squid, by hook-and-line only is allowed.
      2. Take pursuant to the operation and maintenance of artificial structures inside the conservation area is allowed pursuant to any required federal, state, and local permits, or as otherwise authorized by the Department.
      3. Licensees of the Regents of the University of California and all officers, employees, and students of such university may take, for scientific purposes, invertebrates, fish, or specimens of marine plant or algae under the conditions prescribed in a scientific collecting permit issued by the Department.
     
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    So in other words, you're fine as long as you target pelagic fish?
     
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    Seems like..
     
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    When you go prepare to flip. You usually don't flip going out, but coming back in, plan for it. Tie everything down. I stow my rods in the hull/hatch so when I do flip nothing is lost. Not sure what others do.
     
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