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Old 07-06-2011, 11:15 PM   #1
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Hali hotel

Alright, you guys are prob. getting tired of seeing flatties all the time so I will start only posting when I get a toad or something differrent. I just gotta say though that its been a while since the halibut have been going off like this. I took another 3 fish today in 45 min after work, with my biggest going 33 and 32 inches, missed a shot on a free swimming fish that was prob as big and spooked 2 more.
You know its been a good day when you break out the cookie sheet for the filets.
Vis has dropped to a hazy green 8-10 feet with a bit of particulate matter in the water. There is just enough swell to stir thigs up but it is always fun!!!
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:20 PM   #2
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Very nice. Definatley no rf getting tired of the posts.
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:21 PM   #3
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nice catch...what depths are they holding at...?
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:25 PM   #4
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I seriously fckin hate you. You're just slaying em.
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:29 PM   #5
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none deeper than 10 feet.
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:30 PM   #6
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Alright, you guys are prob. getting tired of seeing flatties all the time so I will start only posting when I get a toad or something differrent. I just gotta say though that its been a while since the halibut have been going off like this. I took another 3 fish today in 45 min after work, with my biggest going 33 and 32 inches, missed a shot on a free swimming fish that was prob as big and spooked 2 more.
You know its been a good day when you break out the cookie sheet for the filets.
Vis has dropped to a hazy green 8-10 feet with a bit of particulate matter in the water. There is just enough swell to stir thigs up but it is always fun!!!
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:39 PM   #7
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NICE! I need to find those kind, tired of sticking spotfins. I need to put the new Gat-Ku to work.


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Old 07-06-2011, 11:50 PM   #8
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Jeez, beautiful filet job!!!
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:52 PM   #9
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NICE! I need to find those kind, tired of sticking spotfins. I need to put the new Gat-Ku to work.


SD, dig the Trololo sig.
First off love the picks and no I do not get sick of them just jelous haha...I put my Gat-Ku to work the past two days and boy did I get skunked. O well.
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:06 AM   #10
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Wow, Im super impressed by your consistent haul of flatties. I need to go dive Malibu soon. I've never been, and have heard so much good about it. Im stoked for you

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Old 07-07-2011, 12:59 AM   #11
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Re: Hali hotel

I dove malibu this evening as well with not so much luck. I came across a nice hali in about 6 feet of water. Grabbed onto some eel grass so the surge wouldnt take me over him. Once the sand cleared from the surge i saw he was still sitting there. I was being over-meticulous with my shot placement and as i sat there trying to aim for his head, he kicked off. I wish I had the skills you do MalibuJohn. PM if you ever want a dive buddy. I'm 20 min. away, and I'll be there in a heartbeat ! nice fish.
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:10 AM   #12
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Jeez, beautiful filet job!!!
Dude gets a lot of practice!
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:28 AM   #13
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damn dude, i kinda hate you at the moment... past several times i went out i looked... but i dunno if i'm looking in the right places or at the right times... look'n to get my first hali... one day!!!
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Old 07-07-2011, 07:34 AM   #14
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Its all about the terrain. Look for sand channels between rocks or eel grass, and when you find those areas you are literally looking inch by inch for eyes, a mouth, a tail or the outside fringe of their fins. I call it fossil hunting! Also make your drops SLOWLY and scan 360 degrees before setting off. Also, when you pull the trigger shoot at an angle for penetration. Even hard pack sand can stop a tip short if shot straight down. (very important). You will get lucky sometime and find them out on top of the sand, but even then you have to be quick with the shot cause they seem to bolt much faster if not covererd up. good luck and slow down!!!!
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:15 AM   #15
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and slow down!!!!
This part is key, I tell guys this all the time, you really have to study the sand!
Eventually after looking at enough sand you'll start to notice unusual differences, its those that will clue you in to fish. There have been many times my subconscious would see the fish and literally be screaming at my conscious. ( they don't speak to one another very well) and after staring for what seems like forever BANG! it hit me and there it is!

Slow way down guys,

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