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Discussion in 'Bay fishing' started by Nick Arevalo, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. Nick Arevalo

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    My Dad and I left out house at about 9:00am to hit dog beach for some ghost shrimp. Collected about 40 and went out to Mission Beach to catch perch but the water was so shallow and it was not working out. We then tried the north jetty for a little bit with 0 fish. Finally I decided that we should hit the bridge next to Dana Landing, and quickly this beach trip turned into a bay trip. Fished ghost shrimp and night crawlers(pretty random but they work) we kept 3 Opaleye and 4 Wrasse to eat and the other 5-10 were released because they were small. We got the wrasse on ghost shrimp and nightcrawlers but the opaleye would only bite the ghost shrimp. They were pretty big this time we went. I had a fun day. Next place is going to be Torrey Pines because I heard it's a good surf perch spot.

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    Nice work on the eaters.. I was just talking about worms as saltwater bait the other day
     
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    Nice!!!!!
     
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    never fished by the bridge next to Dana. Do you park on the street by dana and walk over?
     
  5. Nick Arevalo

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    I always just park in the parking lot closest to the bridge.
     
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    When I was a kid growing up at Sutherland, I became friends with many of the black families who loved the lake for its bluegill and remembered some of the kids when we met up later as students at San Diego High. One of the women was particularly friendly to me and I remember her well to this day.

    I will never forget the time I'd been dropped off on Shelter Island Pier to spend the day, when she showed up. It was winter and lakes she preferred were closed so she decided to try the pier for the first time.

    She only had worms for bait which caused others on the pier to laugh at her and make comments, but she was undeterred. She let her line down, sat down on a bucket and waited. Suddenly her rod bent over the rail, she set the hook and had a fight on her hands for several minutes before landing the largest fish I saw caught on the pier that day - a very nice, legal halibut.

    Didn't hear any mocking comments after that.
     
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    The saltwater worms are FANTASTIC bait.. And I can't spot one visual difference between a night crawler and a few of them
     
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    I found a big old nest of em at Mission beach one time last summer, didn't know what they were and they didn't look like sandworms. Later I came to find that they were bloodworms, if only I had known because those are great bait.
     
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    Not true bloodworms. . relatives though. Ask @scisports about it.. Hooked on a piling worm for him once and he got bit in 2 seconds at ach... Lol
     
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    If you have a partner, pump the sand into a baitnet. It gets clams, worms and fish along with the shrimp. The 1 inch golbys work surprisingly well. This was from last week

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