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v6v6v6
05-04-2007, 01:10 PM
Took the day off and hopped on the Redondo Special with my dad and uncle. I just bought myself a Penn Jigmaster 500L paired with a 7' Shimano Tallus Blue Water rod so I was eager to try it out.

Sick, sick, sick... just about everybody got sick on this trip--I was one of the lucky few which is strange since I usually get hit pretty bad. :shock: Anglers were dropping like flies, including my dad and uncle who were one of the first to go. By my count, there were only 9 of us who made it through unscathed. Boy, I felt for the others... But after the trip my dad and uncle had a good laugh about it.

Fishing was real slow for the first couple hours. It looked like we headed straight due west from Redondo and the captain said we were fishing in about 200ft of water. I was pulling up dink starries for the first couple stops. About halfway through things start picking up... olive rockfish, nice-sized vermilion, double hookup on olives, then another couple vermilions. Used dropper loops with anchovies and squid strips.

We moved around a lot--captain said he was metering fish but apparently they just weren't biting. He and deckhand took some time to fish during the lulls, throwing their few catches into some of the empty sacks. Their report says 17 anglers and 59 rockfish, but I'm pretty sure it was closer to 45 (2 spots before we headed back the deckhand counted just 35).

Came home in time to cook up some fresh fish tacos for the family!

Note: The winning bocaccio was disqualified because some anglers said the guy's friend helped reel it in. Can't say I remember seeing him help out, but also didn't realize that was a rule. The guy who caught it was pretty cool afterwards, but his friend wasn't too happy about it.

Starry dinks and olive rockfish.
http://stang99.w1.com/fishing/07-05-03_redondo_special/07-05-03_redondo_special01.jpg

Vermilion rockfish.
http://stang99.w1.com/fishing/07-05-03_redondo_special/07-05-03_redondo_special02.jpg

Bocaccio--could've been the jackpot fish.
http://stang99.w1.com/fishing/07-05-03_redondo_special/07-05-03_redondo_special03.jpg

Nice vermilion.
http://stang99.w1.com/fishing/07-05-03_redondo_special/07-05-03_redondo_special04.jpg

My uncle wanted the dinks and an olive so this was my take.
http://stang99.w1.com/fishing/07-05-03_redondo_special/07-05-03_redondo_special05.jpg

Oi...
http://stang99.w1.com/fishing/07-05-03_redondo_special/07-05-03_redondo_special06.jpg

http://stang99.w1.com/fishing/07-05-03_redondo_special/07-05-03_redondo_special07.jpg

http://stang99.w1.com/fishing/07-05-03_redondo_special/07-05-03_redondo_special08.jpg

Fish tacos!
http://stang99.w1.com/fishing/07-05-03_redondo_special/07-05-03_redondo_special09.jpg

ghetto dad
05-04-2007, 01:27 PM
LMFAO!!!! LMFAO!!! DUDE, THOSE PICS OF ALL THE SEASICK PEOPLE ARE GREAT!!! nice report and pics man...As far as the jackpot rules, one of the rules is that you must land the fish without any help, except help from the crew......peace out man!!! Oh, and those fish tacos look great!!! I have frequent "fish taco nights" at my place (when i can)...fish tacos, margaritas, and beer!!! damn im getting hungry!!

fish4anything
05-04-2007, 01:46 PM
Great report! LOL! You shoulda called this the "5/3 Barf Report"!!!

uandme
05-04-2007, 02:03 PM
was it that bad out there yesterday? i've never seen so many sick people before.

BakoBassin
05-04-2007, 02:12 PM
What's up with all the sick folks? Looks pretty flat out there :?

v6v6v6
05-04-2007, 02:53 PM
What's up with all the sick folks? Looks pretty flat out there :? Actually it wasn't too choppy, but the swells were pretty big.

EricU
05-04-2007, 02:54 PM
...I see sick people...

Blurred faces to protect the green complexion? Way too funny.

Yeah, that water looks pretty decent to me. Was there just a bunch of first timers?

Your picture sequencing looks like it came from a Julia Childs cookbook. The layout looks great and tasty too.

Thank you for the report.

v6v6v6
05-04-2007, 03:22 PM
...I see sick people...

Blurred faces to protect the green complexion? Way too funny.

Yeah, that water looks pretty decent to me. Was there just a bunch of first timers?

Your picture sequencing looks like it came from a Julia Childs cookbook. The layout looks great and tasty too.

Thank you for the report.

Just trying to protect the innocent. :oops: Hehe. I think we were the only newbs on the boat. The rest I recognized from previous trips or at least looked like they were regulars.

ghetto dad
05-04-2007, 03:38 PM
lmfao!! sorry, i had to look again,,,,,,those pics are sooooooo funny!!!

JapanRon
05-04-2007, 08:11 PM
Hi v6v6v6.

Great report and fantastic photos! Good job!

On the rules ... didn't you look at my 4/25 moo-moo report?! :cry:

This was in the photo Gallery. But ya gotta read the fine and the really fine print at the bottom of the list !! :lol: :lol: :lol:


http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h313/tsurikichi/FROM1229/0425rules2.jpg :roll:

JapanRon

Hate2Fish
05-04-2007, 11:29 PM
I have been on that boat in the past rather surprised with all the fish chummers

Its all in what you eat and drink

Funjunkie74
05-05-2007, 12:11 AM
I think all the blue paint on the boat was getting people sick!! :rofl: :rofl:

Actually I shouldn't laugh...I probably would have gotten sick too... :bawl:

05-05-2007, 10:00 AM
Awesome report!!LMAO!!! :shock:

pescado abajo
05-05-2007, 10:24 AM
Man I def would have been in one of those pics of the "unfortunates."
That's the reason why I haven't been out on a trip yet...I might end up on FNN heaving my breakfast!! :oops:

v6v6v6
05-05-2007, 11:04 AM
Man I def would have been in one of those pics of the "unfortunates."
That's the reason why I haven't been out on a trip yet...I might end up on FNN heaving my breakfast!! :oops:

Don't give up hope yet... I used to put on a full scopolomine patch when I first started fishing from a boat (includes my kayak) and I still got sick. Time on the water to "get my sea legs" seems to have helped because I now use just a quarter patch when I go out. I feel a big part is not building up so much anxiety before the trip--the scales are already tipped when your body and mind aren't calm. So instead of thinking about, "what if I get sick?" I'm now concentrating on tackle, target species, etc. :2cents:

Swivel
05-07-2007, 01:54 AM
I think i just found my avatar. those pictures are priceless! I can totally relate as i have been there many times. Great report man