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2017 AOTY/DOTY Entry

Topic: Muir Beach Rock Fish.  (Read 377 times)

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M.A.S.HAT

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I went out on my new Predator MX that I bought from sacyakattack today.  He's a great guy, gave me some extra rod holders and fish finder mounting stuff.  Also answered all of my nooby questions. 

I launched off of Muir Beach with a buddy and headed out to the rocks for some fish.  This was my first time on a fishing kayak and I have to say the difference is night and day.  I felt stable, comfortable and safe.  My previous outings were on a tandem Costco special that felt pretty sketchy.  No regrets with the Predator MX. 


The conditions were pretty foggy and cold, but the water was calm so the going was pretty easy.  Made it out to the rock and hooked up on the second cast.  I pulled out a couple of keeper Brown Rockies before heading around the corner where I caught my pb 29" ling about 2 months ago.  After about 10 casts I pulled a 10" Cabezon that I let go and turned back for the rock where I got those Rockies.  Once in position the bite was on again.  Pulled up several more Brown Rockies including a 15 incher that went on the stringer.  I also pulled up a fish that I have never seen before that was huge!!! It was orange/brown with that I'll call greenish leopard pattern on its skin.  Don't think it had scales, but I can't be sure because it spit the hook just as I got it up to the boat.  I have searched the internet for images of that fish and have come up with nothing.  I'm starting to think I dreamt it up.  I also pulled up a 16" Ling and another Cabby that both went back into the water. 

All said and done I kept three nice Rockies and my buddy had another five that he kept.  Great Monday, can't wait for next week, and the next outing. 

Here some pics of the catch:



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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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I also pulled up a fish that I have never seen before that was huge!!! It was orange/brown with that I'll call greenish leopard pattern on its skin.  Don't think it had scales, but I can't be sure because it spit the hook just as I got it up to the boat.  I have searched the internet for images of that fish and have come up with nothing.  I'm starting to think I dreamt it up.
Maybe a Buffalo Sculpin?  I caught one in Marin once and it took some serious googling to figure out what it was.


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It was huge?  Leopard shark?


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Glad it was a nice day. 29" Ling is a nice fish! congrats


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I've poke poled a few of those buffalo sculpin. It was definitely not a Sculpin. 

When I say "huge!!!"  I mean 24-30".  I know that's not gigantic by most people's standards, but it's big for me.  The leopard pattern was very small and tight.  I'll figure out what it is eventually...


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I've poke poled a few of those buffalo sculpin. It was definitely not a Sculpin. 

When I say "huge!!!"  I mean 24-30".  I know that's not gigantic by most people's standards, but it's big for me.  The leopard pattern was very small and tight.  I'll figure out what it is eventually...


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Good times! 
Word to the wise if your mama aint' taught ya' "Don't stand in front of a man and a fish he aint' caught yet.  Brock Zeman song "I'm goin' fishin"

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Congrats on the new boat and ling!


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