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CORN
10-11-2009, 12:41 AM
Met up with fellow member hqly2001 and his cousin (first time rockfishing) and had a great day.* Awesome weather.* Flat all day with little to no wind.* We were concerned that the morning bite would be slow with the slow water movement, but it didn't matter.* The bite was on all day.* We ended up with three limits, including one 18lb ling, three huge cabs (two measured at 23 & 24"), two greenlings, one brown, one blue, three blacks, one grass, and the rest hardheads.* Jigs and diamond bars caught most of the fish.* Here's a clip with some pictures:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWVKGeuA6AQ

lapulapu
10-11-2009, 04:41 AM
Great post and congrats to your fantastic day.* I really like the pics and the movie together like that.* You are one high tech fisherman.* Never had luck fishing for rock cod at HMB like that.* Just have not found that special spot yet. :'(

centurion
10-11-2009, 07:16 AM
Very nice guys! I wish I could figure out how to do my reports like that! But then again, I need to get something to report first!

CORN
10-11-2009, 09:23 AM
Thanks guys. It would have been more hi tech if I brought my mini-DV camcorder. I didn't plan on shooting video today but realized I didn't have these guys on vid, so ended up using my 6 year old 3MP camera.

Our best spot today was a completely new spot. Keep moving around and watching that sonar. All it takes is one good honey hole to load up.

hqly2001
10-11-2009, 10:51 AM
Corn,

Thanks for a wonderful trip! Even though Johnny got a little sea sick (even though he took scopace!) he had a blast. I guess it's true when people say fihing brings the best out of everyone because from what I can see, he didn't look sick reeling in those huge cabs!

TreHova
10-11-2009, 10:53 AM
Nice music ;D

Bertskiz
10-11-2009, 12:07 PM
Cool video.

Nice Cabs!!!

fish_junky
10-11-2009, 12:52 PM
Awsome everything Corn. I hope we get another weather break before the end of the month. I'am over due for another bottom fishing trip.

CORN
10-12-2009, 10:00 AM
Thanks guys. Yeah, only a few more weeks. I hope the weather cooperates.

HFC
10-12-2009, 10:14 AM
Hay nice video, i've seen them for a year now. i like the one with the kids crabbin. try using chicken they love it, u could double your catch rate. hay i was curious how big your arima is and what you think of it. i was think of going to seattle area to pick one up.16-17 footer. I want a smaller boat that handles big water.

CORN
10-12-2009, 12:40 PM
Hay nice video, i've seen them for a year now. i like the one with the kids crabbin. try using chicken they love it, u could double your catch rate. hay i was curious how big your arima is and what you think of it. i was think of going to seattle area to pick one up.16-17 footer. I want a smaller boat that handles big water.

Thanks. I'll have to try chicken sometime. Maybe it'll keep the sea lions away.

I have a 17' Sea Chaser. I don't take it out when the water is rough so I really can't say how well it handles in those conditions. However, when the water is calm, it's awesome. Comfortable ride, lots of space to fish and can be towed easily with a 6 cylinder truck. Check out the following board for more info:

http://arimaboatownersgroup.yuku.com/

fishing925
10-13-2009, 03:24 AM
Nice post, makes me want to do some rockcod fishing again.

dannieboiz
10-15-2009, 03:52 PM
Hey nice fish, I've never been rock cod fishing before. I have a 19ft open bow that I'd like to take out there on some calm days. Can you give me some pointers on where to launch and where about to fish?

CORN
10-16-2009, 04:53 AM
Hey nice fish, I've never been rock cod fishing before. I have a 19ft open bow that I'd like to take out there on some calm days. Can you give me some pointers on where to launch and where about to fish?

For starters, check the weather first :

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/data/Forecasts/FZUS56.KMTR.html

http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/firewx/fwpfm/fwpfm.php?wfo=mtr

I do most of my rockfishing out of HMB so of course, I'd say HMB, but Bodega is supposed to be pretty good too. With no salmon season for a while, the charter boats have been putting a lot of pressure on rockfishing. With 20-30 people per boat, that's 200-300 fish plucked off the reefs each trip out. Sometimes they make two trips in a day. So what I've noticed is that you have to run further south to get into some wide open bites, like south of San Gregario. You can still find decent fishing north of that, but you'll need to put in some time. Make good use of that sonar and mark every good reef you find with GPS. And if you see the Riptide making a beeline towards you, reel up fast and get out of there before he gets close enough to mark your spot. I've had no problems with other charter boats. Good luck and have fun!

NateTheGr8
10-16-2009, 07:13 AM
Corn,
Can you take some pictures of your jig and diamond bar and post it up here for us to see what's looks like? Nice video w/ the fishing.

NTG

CORN
10-16-2009, 09:25 AM
Corn,
Can you take some pictures of your jig and diamond bar and post it up here for us to see what's looks like?* Nice video w/ the fishing.

NTG

Hi NTG,

I use either Gibbs Minnows or P Line jigs.* Why?* Because they're one of the cheapest.* In rockfishing, I think location is more important than lure selection.* If they're there, they'll probably bite anything you throw down.* Hqly2001 was using a standard diamond bar jig, which you can get just about anywhere.

Here's the Gibbs :

https://www.fishermanswarehouse.com/shop/secure/images/products/listing3776/listing3776_untitled.JPG

Here's a standard diamond bar :

http://www.p-line.com/product_detail.php?id=613

Here are more vids using the Gibbs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-M-yD34a_k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-q9Du1vbp4s&feature=channel

Farrier_Frank
10-16-2009, 10:13 AM
In rockfishing, I think location is more important than lure selection.* If they're there, they'll probably bite anything you throw down.

You got that right: If you find the honey hole they hit damn near anything. For that reason I usually stay with shrimp fly's. And when I decide to use bars/jigs the Diamond and the Gibbs are my go to. Swim baits work, too. It's not rocket science with rock fish. More often than not you don't even need to set the hook; they set it for you. If you drift over the right spot they shoot out of their holes, attack what they think is an easy meal, and spin around quick, heading back to their hole and setting the hook on the way.