Throwback! What’s your best croaker?

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  1. Dat_fisherman

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    Hey SDfish, I know this is a different kind of post by me but I’ve been thinking about croaker lately. I was reminded of my monster spotfin croaker I caught in January on a 28 gram colt sniper by my recent obsession with croaker. I know that y’all have caught some big croaker too, and I want to see them! I’m not trying to brag about my croaker, I’m just a very curious person by heart. It doesn’t matter what kind of croaker, even corbina will count for this little experiment of mine!

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    Here before people start putting up pics of seabass I haven't caught

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    :emoji_grin:Hope I didnt screw-up the experiment .......
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    That's why I was quick on the draw haha nice fish!
     
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    thx
    that was a trip where Markus on The NLA dumped an entire good tank of dines to make room for a ton of squid "we made" when we took a little detour into la jolla before making the trek to San Clemente on one of my charters....
    Truly didnt see your comment....
    I thought I was being clever....
     
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    Caught this guy last summer at a secretie beach in San Diego ( south jetty at Carlsbad ). Great fight on 6lb line. Weighed 4-1/2 lbs. I left right after catching it to get it on ice.. Those crushers in their throat are no joke. ( I want one of those Slater Croakers ).

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    My only legal WSB I caught when I was about 11 or 12 years old on a swim bait at the kelp. Looking for pics will update if I find them. Next best was a 25” WSB off the jetty I casted my krocodile right behind the bait boat as they were pulling in the harbor and bam!
     
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    That’s gangster
     
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    Those look very hard to fillet, nice fish!
     
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    Btw, I’m going on a Coronado islands trip tomorrow! Wish me luck!!!
     
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    Yes, they have a big head and big bone frame. Good meat yield, but not as much as you’d think on those. ( scales are a bit of a bugger ). Good luck on your trip, Dat Man.. hope you and your Pa have a blast out there tomorrow.
     
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    He did say croaker of any kind!!! Haha

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    Thanks, I’ll give a report when I regain my strength from fighting all dem yellows!
     
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    I got this one last year on a small metal jig at Coronado Beach. My biggest croaker so far and coincidentally also my avatar. It was about 3.5 lbs if I remember correctly.
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    Nice job!
     
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    Damn ! Looks about right to me. That’s a beast of a yellow fin croaker. Nice job.
     
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