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MosslandingJoe posted 07-12-2009 10:47 AM ET (US)   Profile for MosslandingJoe   Send Email to MosslandingJoe  
My daughter is a student as HSU. She has,since she got there been trying to get me to drive the 400 miles to visit her. With the Whaler of course! I have been somewhat reluctant esp. as it is a 20 minute trip to launch by where I live(Monterey Bay). But last year she aqquired a small boat that she and her boyfriend launch at Trinidad (through the surf). When she showed me the photos of the lings and blacks they have been catching and discribed the "un-fished reefs" in the area, well it was too much for me so off I went. Forth of July road trip! The launch at Trinidad is pretty cool.The fishing out of Trinidad was fantastic!We only fished for about 4 hours before the three of us nearly wiped out my jig supply and had more than enough fish in the cooler. The water was beautiful and being with my girl again was , well you dads know...I just sat back and let them have the wheel, they took us right up to the wash rocks, kinda scarry! The next day we fished Humbolt bay. Not realizing that we needed live bait, we were catching Batrays and Leopard sharks until some very nice folks came up to us and gave us a bucketful of live 'chovies! then we started on the halibut action! So over 2 days of fishing we caught Lingcod, vermillion (gigantic) cabazon, blacks, blues, batrays, leopard sharks, halibut and one mighty sculpin! The fish were quality, and we sent many back home as we were only keeping "the big'uns" and we were only fishing in 15-50 feet of water! Yes I will be going back! By the way the locals are catching Pacific Halibut to 100lbs there, but they will have to wait for next trip I take. Ohh yeah, the kids are all biology students and good friends so I got a pretty cool eco-tour of the area including latin names of all fish landed!
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K Albus posted 07-12-2009 03:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for K Albus  Send Email to K Albus     
Nice pictures. It looks like you guys were very busy reeling in fish.
Swellmonster posted 07-22-2009 09:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
Neat way to launch the boat. Sweet trip!! Definately different fish on your coast.
How cold was it there?
MosslandingJoe posted 07-23-2009 12:24 AM ET (US)     Profile for MosslandingJoe  Send Email to MosslandingJoe     
At Humbolt it is always foggy or rainy. That weekend the fog was high and the temps in the high 60's.All in all very nice for there.
andygere posted 07-25-2009 10:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
Very cool story and photos. Nice to see places like that are still around. Glad to see a great father-daughter fishing trip as well. Thanks for sharing.

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