SD bay report 10-10

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  1. mick

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    Hit up San Diego Bay for some lobster aciton. Set up the hoops around 5:30 and had our first seal by 5:31. The stupid thing surfaced with my bait cage in its mouth hoop net and all. Switched to chicken in that area and moved off to set the next strimg. I didn't keep track of shorts but we had at least 25 by the time we quit at 10:30. Only 2 legals for the night. In between pulls we fished and found some nice calicos and a few other species. Nice night with calm seas and no wind. By the sound of the radio it wasa slow night for all.

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    ok i'm annoyed. i was at la jolla today for about 8 hours and didnt even see a lobster. i was free diving for them and trying to hoop them. did u go at night and is it safe to eat the out of the bay?
     
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    that sucks...lol Still annoyed??? Just kidding...


    We set our first trap at 5:30 pm and pulled the last set at 10:30 pm. So yes, it was night. I think you can eat fish and bugs from the bay as long as it's in moderation. Like I said in my first post, many guys pulled up empty hoops all night long. I guess it depended on where you were. It's early in the season. The lobster will start crawling better soon.

    Keep at it and try different spots. Let me give you a hint. If you do't see commercial buoys around you're probably not in the right spot. The commercial guys know where the lobster are.

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    we set our hoops right in the middle of the commercial traps and then i even swam down to see if there were any lobsters. i didnt see any on the ground but i saw 2 out of all the traps i looked at (dont worry i didnt disturb them or anything)and thanks for the pm
     
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    also how do u keep fish from eatng ure bait?
     
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    I use bait cages. Seals are strong enough to crush the cages but the fish just nibble.
     
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    hmmm. i had my bait in a mesh pouch at the bottom of my net and within 20 m,inutes a half of filet of skipjack would be gone
     
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    Sounds more like a seal. I have a small market near my house that has 10 lb bags of chicken quarters for 6.99. When the seals get too rough switch to chicken and see what happens. Seals don't like chicken.
     
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    i watched fish eat the bait... and an eel went after m friends bait
     
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    If all your bait was gone sounds more like a seal. But if the fish and eels are eating it then it is doing its job anyways.
     
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    hi mick. where is a good spot from shore ?? thanks
     
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    I'd say try some of the piers. I've never hooped of the shore so I don't really know. The pier guys get a few but from shore you're better off trying to dive for them.

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    I use to bug hunt from shore. Gave it up this year but I always went to the same spot. Pulled out plenty of shorts and eels and about 20 legals, lost 5 traps. I will PM you the spot.
     
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    is chicken the candy bait for lobsters?
     
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    Never had any luck with chicken. Bill
     
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    Chicken is a good bait when seals are a problem. Nothing worse then having a seal surface with your bait cage still attached to the hoop. Seals won't mess with the chicken and I've done well using it for bait. It's not as good as salmon heads or stinky tuna heads, but it's seal proof.

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    wow this thread got revived. its a year old
     
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