Trolling for spanish mackerel

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Re: Trolling for spanish mackerel

Post by fallguy1000 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:24 pm

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Well, that was a bust. 15mph stead winds with gusts to 30. Made for spirited sailing but not so much fishing. Because the wind and current were all going south, I could not make headway north (took 60min on a single tack to make 1/4mi with beam wind... I need to get a water speed gauge) so called it. Took me 3min to get "close to dock" then after 20min of not being able to maneuver thanks to the shadow of the pier head, I de-masted myself underway then rowed back to launch. The minute I dumped my bait the damn mackerel busted on a ball right where I had been rowing.

Some day I wonder if God is bored and I'm the ant he finds first.
My experience is fish nose to current. Bait has more time in their face. Course, you gotta get back to port.


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Re: Trolling for spanish mackerel

Post by Dougster » Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:00 pm

If they're busting a bait ball, anything shiny. Getting back to port, well...yes.

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Re: Trolling for spanish mackerel

Post by fallguy1000 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:55 am

Jaysen wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:20 pm
Well, that was a bust. 15mph stead winds with gusts to 30. Made for spirited sailing but not so much fishing. Because the wind and current were all going south, I could not make headway north (took 60min on a single tack to make 1/4mi with beam wind... I need to get a water speed gauge) so called it. Took me 3min to get "close to dock" then after 20min of not being able to maneuver thanks to the shadow of the pier head, I de-masted myself underway then rowed back to launch. The minute I dumped my bait the damn mackerel busted on a ball right where I had been rowing.

Some day I wonder if God is bored and I'm the ant he finds first.
When I was planning the catamaran, sailing was considered, the boat could go anywhere on no fuel! But I would be limited on fishing, so engines won. No kicker?
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Re: Trolling for spanish mackerel

Post by Jaysen » Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:32 am

Fg1k, Lil Bit’s kicker is the pair of oars. A 12’ dinghy is much different than say a 16’ stay sailer. I just got caught in the “acceptable compromises” zone. That and the tides were a bit higher than normal resulting it fast water.

Really not a problem with Lil Bit. More a reminder to me about paying attention to all the factors of the day.
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Re: Trolling for spanish mackerel

Post by fallguy1000 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:10 am

Jaysen wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:32 am
Fg1k, Lil Bit’s kicker is the pair of oars. A 12’ dinghy is much different than say a 16’ stay sailer. I just got caught in the “acceptable compromises” zone. That and the tides were a bit higher than normal resulting it fast water.

Really not a problem with Lil Bit. More a reminder to me about paying attention to all the factors of the day.
Ah. I know tides also affect fishing. But not sure how so well since we do not worry about them here.
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Re: Trolling for spanish mackerel

Post by Fuzz » Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:12 pm

With around 30 foot of tide they tend to control our boating life. At times you can not get a 16oz lead sinker to bottom when halibut fishing. Salmon are far more active with big tides also.

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