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Lil' Bone
12-29-2014, 10:13 AM
Hi Guys & Gals
So Houla, Scout, Ghostsalyer and myself hit Monterey last Saturday for some last chance Ling fishing. We were all kept vary bussy reeling in nice size Lings and a few outstanding rock fish.!I did not keep track of the actual numbers, at least 4 limits of Lings I would think. Only two Lings & the rock fish were kept.
We fished 6:30-2:00 We were fishing outside the harbor in 90-120' of water ( in front of the condos) The fish came mostly on large swimbaits & a few on live bait.
There was lots of bait around ( Misc rock fish & some mackeral)
There's still a few days left, get out there guys!
I didn't take in pics but Houla did, maybe he'll post them up.

dennis l
12-29-2014, 11:30 AM
Sounds like an epic day Always fun catching and reeling in those Lings, :appledancing::elephant::appledancing:

salmonid
12-29-2014, 02:44 PM
Houla!

Where's the pics?

Haha. Sounds like a productive day.

houla
12-29-2014, 07:13 PM
Hey Captain, I think you're being modest. It was a pretty epic day. Hell, if it weren't for a couple that were probably short, I probably caught and released close to 4 limits myself. You put us on the fish! I guess that's why they close it this time of year. Plus there was that big momma hitch-hiker you got. The fish was so determined to eat that rockfish that it actually stripped off a fair amount of drag. It was surprising to see that it wasn't actually even hooked.

My car told me it was gonna be a cold start to the day...
http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac109/530fan/ED5689E3-84E1-49E1-86E9-5498A0A3474A_zpseuphupxd.jpg (http://s890.photobucket.com/user/530fan/media/ED5689E3-84E1-49E1-86E9-5498A0A3474A_zpseuphupxd.jpg.html)

Ahhh....warmth.... As you can see, the conditions were really nasty.http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac109/530fan/FE4334B6-8481-49F2-AD53-8D8670B6D321_zps3ihmjwci.jpg (http://s890.photobucket.com/user/530fan/media/FE4334B6-8481-49F2-AD53-8D8670B6D321_zps3ihmjwci.jpg.html)

Actually only took two fish pics... a couple of Ghostslayers lings.
http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac109/530fan/BA3FB6F1-D463-4690-B7A8-97689CE33974_zpsd23z5zt3.jpg (http://s890.photobucket.com/user/530fan/media/BA3FB6F1-D463-4690-B7A8-97689CE33974_zpsd23z5zt3.jpg.html)

http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac109/530fan/4B985FE3-C3D6-4AA5-AD52-BB1EBEC5314B_zps5qc18c9h.jpg (http://s890.photobucket.com/user/530fan/media/4B985FE3-C3D6-4AA5-AD52-BB1EBEC5314B_zps5qc18c9h.jpg.html)

Those toothy SOB's tried really hard hard to kill my swimbait but thanks to the magic of superglue, only managed to make it really fuzzy. LOL
Guess which bait is going back down as soon as the season re-opens...
http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac109/530fan/1721743E-517A-4F41-B0C9-E94ABEA82815_zpss2akhpkz.jpg (http://s890.photobucket.com/user/530fan/media/1721743E-517A-4F41-B0C9-E94ABEA82815_zpss2akhpkz.jpg.html)

I'm really bummed it's closing. Thanks for a great year!

robn510
12-30-2014, 12:58 PM
Looks and sounds like it was fun fun fun. have a great new years.

Lil' Bone
12-31-2014, 04:53 AM
Hey Captain, I think you're being modest. It was a pretty epic day. Hell, if it weren't for a couple that were probably short, I probably caught and released close to 4 limits myself. You put us on the fish! I guess that's why they close it this time of year. Plus there was that big momma hitch-hiker you got. The fish was so determined to eat that rockfish that it actually stripped off a fair amount of drag. It was surprising to see that it wasn't actually even hooked.

My car told me it was gonna be a cold start to the day...
http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac109/530fan/ED5689E3-84E1-49E1-86E9-5498A0A3474A_zpseuphupxd.jpg (http://s890.photobucket.com/user/530fan/media/ED5689E3-84E1-49E1-86E9-5498A0A3474A_zpseuphupxd.jpg.html)

Ahhh....warmth.... As you can see, the conditions were really nasty.http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac109/530fan/FE4334B6-8481-49F2-AD53-8D8670B6D321_zps3ihmjwci.jpg (http://s890.photobucket.com/user/530fan/media/FE4334B6-8481-49F2-AD53-8D8670B6D321_zps3ihmjwci.jpg.html)

Actually only took two fish pics... a couple of Ghostslayers lings.
http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac109/530fan/BA3FB6F1-D463-4690-B7A8-97689CE33974_zpsd23z5zt3.jpg (http://s890.photobucket.com/user/530fan/media/BA3FB6F1-D463-4690-B7A8-97689CE33974_zpsd23z5zt3.jpg.html)

http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac109/530fan/4B985FE3-C3D6-4AA5-AD52-BB1EBEC5314B_zps5qc18c9h.jpg (http://s890.photobucket.com/user/530fan/media/4B985FE3-C3D6-4AA5-AD52-BB1EBEC5314B_zps5qc18c9h.jpg.html)

Those toothy SOB's tried really hard hard to kill my swimbait but thanks to the magic of superglue, only managed to make it really fuzzy. LOL
Guess which bait is going back down as soon as the season re-opens...
http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac109/530fan/1721743E-517A-4F41-B0C9-E94ABEA82815_zpss2akhpkz.jpg (http://s890.photobucket.com/user/530fan/media/1721743E-517A-4F41-B0C9-E94ABEA82815_zpss2akhpkz.jpg.html)

I'm really bummed it's closing. Thanks for a great year!

Your posts are all ways so much more interesting than mine, would you be interested in the position of head information officer? It would mean your pay would double. ;-)
.:fishing5xd:

houla
12-31-2014, 05:54 AM
would you be interested in the position of head information officer? It would mean your pay would double. ;-)


:goodidea4gq: I shall quit my "real" job today.

WhopperStopper
01-03-2015, 08:46 AM
Love the pic of the mangled swimbait. Gives a pretty good indication of the type of action yall had. Great job.

F33rNoFish
01-12-2015, 08:42 PM
Hey Houla, so I tried the supah goo on my 10" baits but they got ripped bad!

Where or how did you apply the goo?


Sent from my Phish bucket

houla
01-13-2015, 05:54 AM
First I file down a lot of the extra lead in the area of the bait keeper barbs. I usually file it flat on either side of the hook shank making the keeper more "knife-like" as opposed to round. This keeps the bulky keeper from splitting your bait before it even sees the water.

Be careful with the lead dust! Use a hand-file, not a dremel. Collect and dispose the of dust, and don't eat anything that's finger lickin' good until you wash your hands.

Thread the bait 3/4 of the way on and apply glue liberally all over the keeper and the face where the bait meets the head. Then shove that thing home and try not to glue yourself to your new bait.

I'm amazed at how long they last and once they get fuzzy, they really hold a scent should you decide to apply any.

Is your truck gonna be up and running when the season re-opens?

F33rNoFish
01-13-2015, 06:02 AM
Cool! I'll give that a try. Mine did just what you mentioned...tore up before they even saw water but they did catch me some fish.

Yeah my truck is up and running now. Just need to get my timing belt done I think. It's idling pretty oddly. Hope it's that rather than the tranny like I first thought. Gonna have it checked this Wednesday.


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houla
01-13-2015, 06:23 AM
Some plastics don't react well to superglue, that could be a problem as well.
A rough idle would more likely be plugs, coil, vacuum leak, or head gasket(gulp)...good luck!

houla
01-13-2015, 06:55 AM
One more thing, then I'm done playing internet mechanic.:grin:
Did this problem arise after the accident? Take a good look at your motor and transmission mounts. Many times the inertia of a crash will rip the motor right off it's mounts or at least damage them. This can end up feeling like a rough idle because the vibration of the motor is being transferred directly to the chassis/body.
Good luck!

F33rNoFish
01-13-2015, 07:14 AM
I think there's a likely chance of a vacuum leak. I was gonna replace plugs and cables yesterday but if there's a chance that it's a timing belt or head gasket (gulp is right!) then I'd rather hold off.

The issue started fairly lightly and would sometime show up idling pretty bad in like pulsations. Now after accident it's a little more prominent and more constant.

Not really sure it was due to accident tho.

We'll see tomorrow.


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robn510
01-17-2015, 09:43 PM
buy some mend it, or similar fix-a-worm stuff. it works a lot better than superglue (ca)
for repairs. you can brush some on top of a repair and sorta build it up too.
I think the ca makes a hard area where you glue and your bait is soft and wants to stretch.
The only place to tear is the hard spot.

A "frugal" friend down south mends his swimbaits and then dips them in clear plastisol to make them even more burly. Just an idea, if you want your swimbaits to last a little longer.

fish on!

houla
01-18-2015, 07:47 AM
That stuff works great, just be careful. I had just T -rigged a brand new 3:16 soft plastic frog and the bait had a tiny split at the nose where the eye of the hook was. No problem, I've got some Mend-it(or Huddle-Bond,don't remember which I used).
Not sure if it was because the bait was under tension from the T-rigging or just the wrong chemistry, but the second I touched the brush to that tiny little split it started opening into a gigantic fissure that continued to travel down the bait like the fookin' San Andreas fault!
I wanted to cry...:rotfl:

robn510
01-18-2015, 12:05 PM
ahh man that sux, those things are money too. Ive done the same trying to fix a hole in the belly of a bait, holding the flaps apart i dropped one drop and it starts totally splitting on me.
Made a note to never do that again...

LOL.