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Topic: Halibut season  (Read 605 times)

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HG yak

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I was wondering when the tomales bay halibut season usually ends?


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I usually catch fish there june-early September.
I was the guy that talked to you right after you caught that short. Did ya get any others?
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Ya I was fortunate enough to get another short :smt013


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If the ocean was whiskey and I was a duck I'd swim to the bottom and never come up.


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Any recommendations for the Monterrey bay or moss landing area.  I know they were catching halibut out of moss landing in mid August.  I went out twice but no luck with halibut.  I did catch rock fish.  I was fishing between 20 and 40 feet of water, drifting strips of smelt or live whole smelt about 10".  I used a 60lb mono leader because its stiff and doesn't tangle much.

thought about dropping back to a 20lb fluorocarbon leader 

Any recommendations?



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I was wondering when the tomales bay halibut season usually ends?

It's usually wrapping up around now. I've heard of halibut caught in October...but not very many.





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Any recommendations for the Monterrey bay or moss landing area.  I know they were catching halibut out of moss landing in mid August.  I went out twice but no luck with halibut.  I did catch rock fish.  I was fishing between 20 and 40 feet of water, drifting strips of smelt or live whole smelt about 10".  I used a 60lb mono leader because its stiff and doesn't tangle much.

thought about dropping back to a 20lb fluorocarbon leader 

Any recommendations?

There were butts in shallow last Thursday in Monterey, and water was the warmest I have ever felt over there.

I saw more butts (mostly short but several keepers) that day than I have the whole year combined so far...

I would think there is a good chance right now for you hook and line guys in the usual areas...

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Any recommendations for the Monterrey bay or moss landing area.  I know they were catching halibut out of moss landing in mid August.  I went out twice but no luck with halibut.  I did catch rock fish.  I was fishing between 20 and 40 feet of water, drifting strips of smelt or live whole smelt about 10".  I used a 60lb mono leader because its stiff and doesn't tangle much.

thought about dropping back to a 20lb fluorocarbon leader 

Any recommendations?

There were butts in shallow last Thursday in Monterey, and water was the warmest I have ever felt over there.

I saw more butts (mostly short but several keepers) that day than I have the whole year combined so far...

I would think there is a good chance right now for you hook and line guys in the usual areas...

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim

Hmm, good point on the weather.  I'll go tomorrow.  I'm new to the area so their isn't any usual areas for me.. haha I'll take any pointers I can get.  Back home we relate to structure and drop offs, so I'd imagine the same here.  I just need to start collecting waypoints for fish.