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Seatech
07-27-2007, 10:16 PM
Norm and I decided to hit up Clemente today. Plan was to finally get around the backside (no ruffies involved) and work our way up from China. Nice fast crossing in the AM only to be stopped at China by the Navy. Missle testing on the backside.

So we decided to work our way back to Pyramid. First hour, zero, no bites, no followers.

Finally found a spot and the cloud came out of the rocks. Norm & I with a double:


http://www.senortuna.com/pics/data/500/ed1.jpg


http://www.senortuna.com/pics/data/500/norm1.jpg


Worked our way down a bit and the fish started getting larger


http://www.senortuna.com/pics/data/500/norm2.jpg


http://www.senortuna.com/pics/data/500/ed3.jpg

and larger

http://www.senortuna.com/pics/data/500/Ed2.jpg


When Norm just gets crushed by a monster on the surface. Worked him out of the bushes and a 9.4 comes over the rail, Norms PB

http://www.senortuna.com/pics/data/500/norm-9.jpg


We move down the beach and I see a huge fish follow my jig to the surface. It takes a swipe a misses, then just looks at the jig, I freespool the jig and the bass wacks it on the sink. A few times arounds the bow and it's in the boat. We saw another big follower so Norm tosses a jig and instant hook up. Seconds later, another 8+ bass in the boat:

http://www.senortuna.com/pics/data/500/norm8.jpg

We are looking at mine in the net and just screaming, throw it on the scale and it bounces between 10.1 and 10.4, so I'm claiming 10.4. My new PB and first calico over 10lbs!!!

http://www.senortuna.com/pics/data/500/ed10-4.jpg

In a few of the above pictures I may have messed up the pic and the actual weight, cause I'm pretty tired, but we did keep track.

Our 5 fish limit would have been 10.4, 9.4, 8.6, 7.2 & 7.6, a bit over 43 lbs!!

Lots of fish between 4-7lbs and very few under 2-3lbs!

Best day by far I have ever experienced fishing for big calicos.

All fish were caught on the TADY 45 Amber color.

Got our a$$es handed to us on the trip home, but it hurts too good!!


I am pretty friggin tired now!!

Halibut Dude
07-27-2007, 10:49 PM
:shock: Those are alot of big fish !

Ambassadorhawg
07-27-2007, 11:08 PM
EXCELLENT work!!!

And nice job of hiding your spots, too!

d_big_fish
07-27-2007, 11:28 PM
NICE!!!!!......The type of trip you dream about :D

Bashman
07-28-2007, 12:47 AM
I really don't get why you would try and hide your spot.
It's the fricken ocean!! Not a pond!

What ever floats your boat. :roll:

Bashman
07-28-2007, 12:48 AM
I really don't get why you would try and hide your spot.
It's the fricken ocean!! Not a pond!

What ever floats your boat. :roll:

4g63power
07-28-2007, 01:43 AM
wow...way to go on huge checkers...looks like you guys time spent on the water paid off today..please dont mind above guy's comment...many members here enjoy your reports..keep em coming!

zZaNg
07-28-2007, 05:19 AM
yessir same as what 4g63power said, who cares if you hide your spots, your giving us fish porn and a very nice report, thanks.

Seatech
07-28-2007, 07:36 AM
Thanks guys, a friggin epic day yesterday!

...and Bashman, I gotta think this is someone I know yanking my chain cause noone just posts a comment like that, do they.

Either way, here ya go:

I had to blur the backgrounds cause your mom kept showing up naked in the photos' background and we don't want anyone to see that!!!

Now go fish a pond in Pasadena cause you obviously don't know squat about fishing calicos!!!

...and I hope i don't offend you by only posting one response to your two...

etc, etc, etc...

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

JapanRon
07-28-2007, 12:07 PM
Hi Seatech,

WTG on the huge fish! As always, great report and fantastic grip n' grins! Those fish could have come in handy at the Trophy Saltwater bass tournament last week!!

thanks,

JapanRon

Seatech
07-28-2007, 01:03 PM
Hi Seatech,

WTG on the huge fish! As always, great report and fantastic grip n' grins! Those fish could have come in handy at the Trophy Saltwater bass tournament last week!!

thanks,

JapanRon

Too funny Ron, we were discussing the same thing all day yesterday. Quite a few of the guys we fish with did very well last weekend. Always a day late, story of my life!!!

Thanks!
Ed

Bashman
07-28-2007, 01:14 PM
I had to blur the backgrounds cause your mom kept showing up naked in the photos' background and we don't want anyone to see that!!!

The last time I heard stuff like that was in the 3rd grade.
You guys need to grow up...

troutdog
07-28-2007, 05:29 PM
That is quite an amazing day, congratulations on the fattys. Great pictures, thanks for sharing the info...can't wait for you next report....I expect an 11lber next time out! :lol:


TD

Greg Madrigal
07-28-2007, 11:12 PM
As always, great report on some FINE hawgs! You guys are amazing!

GM

reckless_m@
07-28-2007, 11:41 PM
Geezus, good job on those SCI pigs. That is most definitely an epic day at the island! Cant wait til i get my DD fish of a lifetime! Take it easy Ed and thanks for your SCI report.

POSTAL
07-29-2007, 12:39 AM
wow nice monsters you got there .Must have been some great fights !

xahx
07-29-2007, 02:15 PM
thats a big kelp bass! Those are at least 80-100 years old fish for them to get that big!

Sinjin Kim
07-29-2007, 02:24 PM
Nice quality fish on the Iron. That 9.4# fish is HUGE and probably old enough to be my father, lol.

Baseballer44
07-29-2007, 03:00 PM
oh man! those are some big ol bass! i will have to study your backgrounds and go fish those samed spots. joking, i dont think my boat will make it that far. good job on the fish!

kanco
07-29-2007, 11:24 PM
NIce catch.

To avoid the hassle of blurring out the background, why not just take a picture with the ocean in the background? Just a thought.

You mentioned a 5 fish limit....isn't 10 the limit on calicos? or were you refering to the 5 fish limit for a turnament?

falcor49
08-05-2007, 04:10 PM
wat did you catch them on??? i`m going on a deep sea fishing boat soon and would like to catch some calico bass

synenergy52
08-05-2007, 06:05 PM
Nice fish. Never been there before. Do charters go there? Is it here? http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/7647/sciuu4.jpg did you release or keep? Thanks for the report.

Cheers

jeff4321
08-05-2007, 06:55 PM
photshop the backround to not show your secret spot. NICE

hhaha good job.

crivera175
08-06-2007, 03:53 PM
NICE CATCH :thumb:

reelhigh
08-06-2007, 06:31 PM
Nice Cali's man, great job.

Seatech
08-07-2007, 10:13 AM
Thanks guys.

On the blurring of the background it's like this.

First, I like to take photos using natural light. Since the lighting direction dictated we take photos with the island in the background, we took some of the shots that way. Later in the day, as the sun moved west, we could take shots with only the water in the background.

Calicos over 6,7,8lbs, etc.. are quite old, 15,20, 25+ years by some estimates. I feel fish this size and age fish should be released, this is just my opinion. These are the big females and are the key breeding stock in the calico population.

I had only fished Clemente 2 times before this trip and was fortunate enough to have received some dope on where to fish for big calicos at Clemente. This info came from a few guys that never post anywhere and have been fishing the island for years.

Since some of the photos had very distinguishing landmarks in them and out of respect to these guys spots and the info they gave me, I wanted to show the fish we caught and not the exact spot.

Why?? In the past I have posted photos of where I caught spotted bay bass, surf fishing photos, calicos at Catalina, etc... and the next day 20-30 guys have been on that spot with 5 gallon buckets or in their boats, keeping everything they caught. ...and when one of them comments, hey we saw your post yesterday, etc.., etc... I then feel responsible for that area being worked clean.

I think most of the folks here that actively participate in the forums do not take this approach to keeping everything that comes up on a hook, but there are SO MANY lurkers that do not contribute and are only looking for an easy day of fishing (in other words they cannot find their own fish- kinda like me at Clemente :wink: ) that I am in no way looking to help them out. While Clemente is a big island, it doesn't take too long for a few boats to come in with bait and have an impact on fish this big and old!

As with this and a few other posts in the past, I received many PM's asking questions about the location, baits, etc... and I responded and tried to help folks out. I have no problems doing that as I have received the same help from many others on this site!

Sorry for the long winded reply but thats my story and I'm sticking to it :D .

Yes, charters do run to the island. The one boat that fishes calicos over at the island probably better than any other "party type" boat is Mike Thompson on the Amigo. He's a good guy, can put you on fish and will ask you to release the older, larger fish. But there are plenty other options at Clemente, Yellowtail, WSB, rockfish, etc...

All our fish were caught on the Tady 45 surface Iron in Amber color.

Thanks
Ed

Wingnut
08-07-2007, 01:05 PM
Those are some really quality Calicos you guys got there, nice work!

mcfadden fisher
08-07-2007, 01:13 PM
ay wat type of bait did u use/lures

smokehound
08-07-2007, 02:08 PM
I really don't get why you would try and hide your spot.
It's the fricken ocean!! Not a pond!

What ever floats your boat. :roll:Because he's hiding them from you .

pipelayer5150
08-14-2007, 12:34 AM
seriously guys b4 u ask what kinda bait/lure used read the report he has said
at least twice in this thread that he used and amber tady 45 the report isnt just a picture book read it b4 asking questions....

fish4keep
08-14-2007, 01:39 PM
seriously guys b4 u ask what kinda bait/lure used read the report he has said
at least twice in this thread that he used and amber tady 45 the report isnt just a picture book read it b4 asking questions....

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Seatech, no need for the long explaination. Like you said, most of us know the reasoning behind the photochop..... :appl: :appl: :appl:

8lbCalico
08-14-2007, 01:42 PM
AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME, DAY!!!!

Keep that spot to yourself! I completely agree with not sharing a spot that you know some lurker will go harvest the next day, ESPECIALY when it comes to hog Calicos. I'm not a C&R Nazi but I do agree with the theory of letting the broodstock go, in 20 years I can't remember ever killing a single Calico for myself...

Thanks for the report and more importantly protecting our sport!

Slow to grow, so let’em go!

HarbourAnglr
08-14-2007, 11:00 PM
Great report Ed. Those are some pigs for sure! Well done as usual! :thumb:

I hate to beat a dead horse, but here's the truth about Seatech. I began reading these boards religiously a few years ago. It was Ed's Huntington Harbour reports early on that got me interested in kayak fishing. Many of his backgrounds were blurred, and truthfully, I was relatively new to fishing and thought that was a little odd. So I sent him an email asking about his setup, where to launch, tidal movement, etc. He not only took the time to email me back, he laid EVERYTHING out...including tackle suggestions, kayak advice, and exact locations of his favorite spottie holes. :shock:

The LURKERS on this forum need to understand that this guy has no problem helping other people out. Blurring the background is completely justified when posting pics online. Try sending a PM/email if you want advice or general locations from some of the more experienced guys on these boards. That's the best approach IMHO.

Okay....I'm done :soapbox:

jrodda
08-16-2007, 12:36 PM
WOW, I wish I had days like that. Of course, up here in Ventura, The Calicos just arent as plentiful. But Nice Fish guys.

nandob25
08-16-2007, 03:55 PM
awesome day out on the water!!!

congrats!!

ahhvtec
08-16-2007, 04:45 PM
Great report Ed. Those are some pigs for sure! Well done as usual! :thumb:

I hate to beat a dead horse, but here's the truth about Seatech. I began reading these boards religiously a few years ago. It was Ed's Huntington Harbour reports early on that got me interested in kayak fishing. Many of his backgrounds were blurred, and truthfully, I was relatively new to fishing and thought that was a little odd. So I sent him an email asking about his setup, where to launch, tidal movement, etc. He not only took the time to email me back, he laid EVERYTHING out...including tackle suggestions, kayak advice, and exact locations of his favorite spottie holes. :shock:

The LURKERS on this forum need to understand that this guy has no problem helping other people out. Blurring the background is completely justified when posting pics online. Try sending a PM/email if you want advice or general locations from some of the more experienced guys on these boards. That's the best approach IMHO.

Okay....I'm done :soapbox:

Probably one of the best posts I have read in a long time. Hats off to you Seatech for catch and release and for helping out a fellow angler. I too have helped a few when they just simply send me a pm. Heck I even take them there on my boat, and yes there are many lurkers here for sure and yes you will have your spot raped if you are not careful. Chances are I may never make it to San Clemente anyways but it sure was fun to read.

Duc

HarbourAnglr
08-17-2007, 10:41 PM
Well stated Duc. I've always enjoyed your reports btw....especially the stuff from Cabo. :thumb:

Seatech
08-22-2007, 02:57 PM
Sorry for the delayed response, vacations, soccer, work; just way too busy these days!

Thanks I REALLY appreciate the positive feedback and support, it's this type of chatter that makes the site work.

...and with that said heading back to Clementes in the next few days to see if we can repeat the magic.

A good friend of mine also got this one a few weeks ago at Clemente: 10lbs 8oz!!!!


http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb37/15outrage/IMG_2433.jpg



Ed

Baseballer44
08-22-2007, 03:14 PM
Sorry for the delayed response, vacations, soccer, work; just way too busy these days!

Thanks I REALLY appreciate the positive feedback and support, it's this type of chatter that makes the site work.

...and with that said heading back to Clementes in the next few days to see if we can repeat the magic.

A good friend of mine also got this one a few weeks ago at Clemente: 10lbs 8oz!!!!





Ed

omg what a bass! you catch one of those, and it makes all the gas money, the ride, and the hassle of san clemente worth while!

BupkAngler
08-22-2007, 06:49 PM
:shock: WOW nice fish fellas!




great report! :thumb: