View Full Version : ocean cove area/rockfish/abs/w pics

09-15-2007, 09:37 PM
Rockfished and dove for abs today in areas north of ocean cove in the zodiac. Flat calm conditions all day with visibility to 10 feet. SLOW morning catching, talked to other boats and said the same. Decided to dive for abs and found a pretty good spot for 2 of us, 3 of the 6 were 9" and the others 8 3/4". No deeper than 15 feet. Part II fishing...began looking in deeper water and found a pinnacle that made up for the slow catching in the morning...3 vermilion to 6 lbs, 4 coppers to 7 lbs, chinas, gophers, blues and 1-6lbs black.

the 6 lb vermilion and a copper
the bigger catches of the day
the assortment
a 9" ab in my hand

09-16-2007, 07:14 AM
Good job! Sounds like seafood buffet at casa de mtlbigfish tonight!

09-17-2007, 08:30 AM
Nice abs and pics. Looks like another great day for ya. Get them while the season last.

09-17-2007, 09:05 AM
And they say we need to close the rockfishing early. Bunch of B.S. Look at the size of those fish. I went out of Bodega yesterday and we boated limits of large rockfish also. The ling bite was off but the rockfishing was great.

09-17-2007, 10:28 AM
Obviously a bountiful day, and looks like a great time as well!

09-17-2007, 08:07 PM
Good job! I need to go abing at least one more time this year before the season ends. Man I miss diving in the water! Nice pics and nice fish and abs. Glad you were successful in your hunt.

09-18-2007, 08:53 AM
Nice abs!

The rockfish are good quality - nothing to sneeze at. Sometimes quality is better than quantity. Thanks for posting.