View Full Version : 10/8/09 and 10/11/09 - the october storms

10-20-2009, 05:04 AM
we towed the boat to monterey on thursday, launched and took a 25 mile run down the coast to point sur.* fishing was fast and easy.* we had four stringers of nice fish for the four of us, limits all around.* the big stringer was probably 70 pounds of beautiful vermillion.* the second stringer was easily 40 pounds.* we also kept the smaller ones because of the 100 foot depth we were fishing.* anything that you hoist up from a 100 foot depth is going to suffer some degree of barotrauma.* i know that people say that fish can survive if they are quickly repressurized, but i prefer to keep those fish rather than take others.*


hoping that lightening would strike twice, we took the same run on sunday, three days later.* we had a big storm coming our way.* it was due to hit the coast in 24 hours and we already had south winds and a big low pressure zone.* and wouldn't you guess?* fishing was a bust.* we got only four of the larger reds and handful of smaller school fish.* i could see them on the meter, but they all had lockjaw.* still a nice day on the water.* just frustrating.*



since the beginning of october, we've had a series of storms blow through northern california.* local inshore rockcod fishing has been spotty and the water that held all of those albacore has been broken up.* it's tough getting guys to run for albacore when the run is 70-80 miles one way and the fish are scattered.* it's looking pretty tough, but it's not over yet!

10-21-2009, 05:37 AM
Those verms are looking good. I attempted to go there Oct. 17 but turned back when we saw a fog bank coming right at us around Carmel pt. In about 5 min. we were surrounded and the wind and swells really picked up. Too bad we have to go so far now just to get some decent size Rock Fish.

10-21-2009, 09:34 AM
Makes me want to get my deep water gear out once again. I might just try to get the fellas out for one more run at those rock fish. Thanks for the report.

10-21-2009, 10:16 AM
Thanks for the report Alan.* Nice to see Glenn getting into the action.* He seems to do well with reds ...