View Full Version : Saturday 2/22/2014 - Orange County

02-24-2014, 11:29 AM
After attending a seminar at Sav On Tackle, I couldn't wait until this weekend to try out what I learned.

Started around 6am at my weekend AO all by myself, with nice weather, hardly any wind, outgoing tide, 1-2ft waves.

Started with my usual C-rig and MORF and right away got a small perch...
http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b495/BigTabo/Fishing%202014/20140222_061457_zpsf97b6518.jpg (http://s1288.photobucket.com/user/BigTabo/media/Fishing%202014/20140222_061457_zpsf97b6518.jpg.html)

I then got nothing for like 30 minutes and started getting discouraged, so decided to try the LC imitation I bought - nothing. Walked far away from where I started and tried a different hardbait, something I learned form the seminar and BAM!! Caught a very ambitious little guy.

http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b495/BigTabo/Fishing%202014/20140222_072004_zps9b771749.jpg (http://s1288.photobucket.com/user/BigTabo/media/Fishing%202014/20140222_072004_zps9b771749.jpg.html)

After that, however, I found a very deep piece of structure and had the most fun I have ever had all year for the next 30 minutes, no joke. Look what I caught. All these species are a FIRST for me (except the perch) and were really exciting to fight.

http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b495/BigTabo/Fishing%202014/20140222_072629_zps00d5774f.jpg (http://s1288.photobucket.com/user/BigTabo/media/Fishing%202014/20140222_072629_zps00d5774f.jpg.html)
http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b495/BigTabo/Fishing%202014/20140222_073443_zps1e73f6ca.jpg (http://s1288.photobucket.com/user/BigTabo/media/Fishing%202014/20140222_073443_zps1e73f6ca.jpg.html)
http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b495/BigTabo/Fishing%202014/20140222_074403_zpsab3ba850.jpg (http://s1288.photobucket.com/user/BigTabo/media/Fishing%202014/20140222_074403_zpsab3ba850.jpg.html)
http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b495/BigTabo/Fishing%202014/20140222_075409_zps65eddeb3.jpg (http://s1288.photobucket.com/user/BigTabo/media/Fishing%202014/20140222_075409_zps65eddeb3.jpg.html)
http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b495/BigTabo/Fishing%202014/20140222_075743_zps1108024d.jpg (http://s1288.photobucket.com/user/BigTabo/media/Fishing%202014/20140222_075743_zps1108024d.jpg.html)

Ahh what a rush. I love the surf for sure. Thanks everyone for this awesome site and the information contained within it.

02-24-2014, 01:19 PM
Everything is Awesome!

Thanks for the great report Isda,

We are glad to have you as a member of our growing community.

Thanks for Awesome pics and what a great range of Species! Keep it up!! FISH ON!


02-24-2014, 05:37 PM
that skate makes me excited for my trip down there in about a week, nice catch!!!!