View Full Version : Anyone Fishing Palos Verdes??
05-12-2003, 09:18 PM
is there anyone on this board from Socal? fishing Palos Verdes for White Sea Bass? I went last week, wednesday, no white sea bass but lots and lots of bait in the water. vis was pretty good. i managed a nice calico on the way back in for dinner. i went the folowing day, thursday, at dawn and waited till noon for the swell to decrease so i could make a safe entry but no such luck... headed home. hopefully this thursday i will have better luck. i bumped into a couple guys that have been seeing and getting some nice sized fish. i will try to get pictures. until then... stay safe.
05-13-2003, 03:32 PM
I've been out a few times now in La Jolla but no luck. The yak fishermen have been roping whites and yellows, but I have yet to see any. Good luck.
05-14-2003, 11:01 PM
I went out in la jolla yesterday, same deal-tons of bait, I saw a guy land a 20 some pound white, the day before a friend of mine shot a 40 pounder. They are around. The vis was about ten to fifteen feet, and the water is warming up a little. Though I didn't see one either.
05-15-2003, 02:17 PM
hey guys, i have heard that yellows and whites have been taken regularly from lajolla, some of the guys that i float tube fish with have been out there with their kayaks... they have doing well (30-40lbrs!!).. but i haven't heard of anyone spearing. do you have a boat or yak that you head out to the kelp in? i am looking for spearos to hook up with to try new places/make new friends, etc.
i am getting a kayak (fish n dive from malibu kayaks) in a month or so. i am also waiting for jay riffe to get the new "pressurized foam" front wing kits for the metal techs. i am getting a MT5 with the new front kit as soon as they are ready to go. smaller, more bouyant and much less expensive then the teak ones!!!!!
lemmie know if you guys want to hook up for some spearin.
05-17-2003, 11:01 PM
What up man? Were always lookin for new people to talk to out on the water. We never see many other spearfisherman in La Jolla. We should set up a session on an upcoming weekend. My cousin and I both use MT#5's with front wings. Great guns. Havent heard of the new stuff coming ou though. What gun do you use now? Floatline/Reel? Just let me know whats up.
05-18-2003, 02:07 AM
hey rick.... i would totally love to go! i keep hearing all the stories about la jolla but never have the opportunity to try it. so please let me know. i currently use a MT3 with reel, 1000lb test line, and teak floater kit. i am waiting for jay riffe to get the new "compressed foam" front wings ready for sale... i am purchasing a MT5 within a few days....pending the front foam wing kit. again, just let me know when we can get a session going so i can request days off from my work. thanks rick. late.
05-18-2003, 08:08 PM
sounds like a good plan! I have to check out whats going on, because its finals week and I have tons of shit to do but I'll definitely let you know what day we can try for.
Just got back today from the La Jolla shores. Just went freediving with some buddies. Saw a big ass black seabass probably around 60-70 lbs. pretty sick!
05-18-2003, 08:41 PM
i have finals this week too. couple more papers to write and i am done. i have some days open now (i work at Las Brisas rest. in Laguna Beach and they moved me to dinner shifts so i have a few dyas open in the week) so i am going to try Palos Verdes on wed, thursday and friday. i have been hounding julie riffe to go (she promised me she would take me) so maybe this week i'll get lucky. you can reach me at
firstname.lastname@example.org or at cell# 949-929-6837
06-13-2003, 03:21 PM
I'm a newbie looking for halibut in PV. So far no luck. Would any be willing to share some info?
I've been trying M****a and H********s... and, I've been bumping into rays and guitar sharks but, no halibut.
I've been loooking in sandy patches between rocks and where the reef fades our into sand, in depths 15~20ft. I admit that I'm not covering very much ground because I'm moving relatively slowly, to look carefully in the ground that I actually do cover.
Should I try going a little deeper (to 30 ft)? Do I need to start covering more ground when I dive? Also, how does surge, water temp, visibiltiy factor into encountering halibut in PV? The vis around PV has been pretty bad during the last few weeks ...does this matter?
06-13-2003, 04:01 PM
all the butts that i have seen and heard taken in PV have been in pretty shallow. 0-15 feet. the guys taking the halibut were initailly looking for WSB in the shallows and just happened upon the butts. I have been in PV a few times....between the "pipes" and i have yet to see a butt.... they are in there though. just keeping checking the isolated sand spots and i am sure you will see one soon. I have relocated my fishing efforts to La Jolla. The vis is MUCH better and i have already seen B I G fish there. I missed a 40lbr a couple of weeks ago and managed a nice 17lbr last week. maybe you should give La Jolla a try, plus you may even see some Yellowtail. hope this helps.
Yo Sask, I frikin have to work all night tonight and tomorrow, and all day Sunday. I will probably be taking a few days off next week so I think you need to take me hunting! :)
PS. Im building a speargun rack for the boat.
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