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Old 05-01-2006, 09:18 AM   #1
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Thumbs up 4/29 king harbor bonito and bait

I took my oldest son to fish King Harbor saturday morning, we started out about 6am and headed out toward the bait barge to try for some bones. The water was a cool 60 degrees with a light wind and overcast skies. We made a couple drifts for nada. So we then tried the back of the harbor but the fur balls were everywhere so I moved us to the sport pier. We had a couple nice 6" macs but no sign of bass or bonito on the north side of the pier. I noticed that the power plant was pumping out warm water so we tried the outlet area and had a nice showing of bonito there. We got set up on the outside of the outlet where the current from the pumps was pushing us into the wind which kept us in a holding pattern on the edge. All of the sudden we had a huge foamer of bait and bonito erupt 15' from us. This was the first time my son has ever seen this happen and he was so shocked he had trouble get his lure out. Then as quick as it started it ended and the fish seamed to move back out to the canyon area outside the harbor. There is alot of nice bait size smelt at the outlet area where the water was 62 degrees and the macs are great bait size and can be found between Joe's Crab Shack and the bait barge. As soon as the water temp comes up a little it's going to blow wide open in there. We ended the day with empty sacks but my son got to see a few things he'd only seen on t.v. fishing shows. Sometimes the best day fishing doesn't include a bag of fish, but a memory of a life time.
When we got back to the hand launch dock we saw 3 or 4 fish that I can't I.D., they were about a foot long silver/tan color shaped like a corbina or bonefish and they has black tips on the pec fins. They were feeding in the sandy areas around the rocks on the bottom. If you know what they are could you post it for me.
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Old 05-01-2006, 10:03 AM   #2
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That does sound like it was a fun outing. Not sure what kind of fish that was that you saw. Thanks for sharing Mark, next time bring the camera. I want to seeeeeee!
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Old 05-01-2006, 11:10 AM   #3
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Hey Mark sounds like a relaxing time on the water with your son.

Was Charlie working at the bait barge?

Did the fish look like this?



Thanks for the report!
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Old 05-01-2006, 03:14 PM   #4
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Way to get the kid out Mark
Sounds like a great time.
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Old 05-30-2006, 03:05 PM   #5
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Have the bonita been biting in the harbor? might give it a try sometime
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Old 05-31-2006, 09:40 AM   #6
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Hey Mark sounds like a relaxing time on the water with your son.

Was Charlie working at the bait barge?

Did the fish look like this?



Thanks for the report!
Wasn't that one. I looked it up and it's a corbina.
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Old 05-31-2006, 09:45 AM   #7
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Have the bonita been biting in the harbor? might give it a try sometime
When the water is warm they go off inside there. Last year was the first good showing in a decade. They've been in the harbor for the past couple months, but not biting. With the school I fished off newport on saturday moving up the coast I think we'll see them in the harbor area this week or weekend. They are starting to feed on the surface at grey light now. I'll be in the raft saturday morning at the harbor. Show up before the sun rises to get set on the rocks. The best spot has been the corner at Joe's crab shack.
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