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Old 01-14-2023, 07:09 AM   #1
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Kayak Fishing The Dana Point Kelp Beds | Season Ending Sheephead Trip, 12/2022

Hey guys
I finally put together another video. This one’s from mid December.
Ryan and I headed north out of Dana Point harbor to target Sheephead one last time before the season came to an end.
The weather was perfect and the kelp was laid out nicely on the surface. Fortunately I managed a nice limit of Sheep and a chunky Sculpin.

Last year the limit was 5 Sheep per angler, 12”. The limit of Sheephead for 2023 drops to only 2 per angler, 12”. We’re going to have to wait until March 1st to target them.
Rockfish in the Southern Zone the CDFW pushed the opener back a month to April 1st..

Kayak Fishing The Dana Point Kelp Beds | Season Ending Sheephead Trip, 12/2022

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Old 01-15-2023, 07:07 AM   #2
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Looks like you had a good day out there.
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Old 01-15-2023, 11:52 AM   #3
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Great stringer. Too bad for the 2023 catch numbers.
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Old 01-15-2023, 03:53 PM   #4
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Thanks Guys!
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Old 01-16-2023, 07:27 AM   #5
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Well done Glen. The Dana Point kelp beds are a beautiful area. Congratulations on getting on one last five fish limit of sheephead before the regulations changed!
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Old 01-18-2023, 07:22 PM   #6
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Thanks John, it was just being in the right place at the right time.
Hopefully this new season I could pick up where I left off. We may possibly hit the surf break for some winter Halibut.
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Thanks John, it was just being in the right place at the right time.
Hopefully this new season I could pick up where I left off. We may possibly hit the surf break for some winter Halibut.
Looking fwd to seeing your successes Glen! Keep em coming....
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I didn't know the Sheephead had an off season. Glad I saw your post but then again not so glad. Doesn't leave much to go for the next few months Guess the flatties and bass will be on all our radars.
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Old 01-24-2023, 07:33 AM   #9
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amazing vid and looks like you had a blast. I've tried chasing sheephead out of LB and newport with extremely minimal luck. I might need to drag my kayak down to Dana Point and go explore.
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Another great video, thanks for posting these as I am using them to gather confidence to take my first trip on my recently acquired Hobie.
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When bottom fishing restarts in April, I plan to get back on the water after a year off. I would like to start by targeting Sheepshead and more importantly Ling Cod.

I fish, (or at least used to fish) off La Jolla. If anyone has fishing locations and techniques that they would like to share, I would be greatly appreciative.

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Looks like you had a good day out there.
Thanks Dave 🤙
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Another great video, thanks for posting these as I am using them to gather confidence to take my first trip on my recently acquired Hobie.
Thanks Pescadormejor. Iím not sure how much kayak fishing experience you have but make sure you get used to fishing on it in the bay prior to heading out on the ocean. Get used to how it handles and you know when youíre ready for the ocean.
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When bottom fishing restarts in April, I plan to get back on the water after a year off. I would like to start by targeting Sheepshead and more importantly Ling Cod.

I fish, (or at least used to fish) off La Jolla. If anyone has fishing locations and techniques that they would like to share, I would be greatly appreciative.

Thanks,

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Iím not sure about where to fish in SD for Sheeps and Ling other than LJ.

I usually fish out of Dana Point and head north to the Salt Creek/Strand area.
You can find rockfish about two miles just southwest of Newport harbor as well as Redondo in LA.
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This is the last big sheepshead....

I will ever keep. It taste like the bottom of the bait tank.
I don't remember what the small one's taste like
It was 29ins and close to 20lbs.
I don't fish for sheepshead it was by catch and the next one would have to be gut hooked before I keep it.
But there fun to catch I had one in la Jolla one time as I was fighting it on a boron graphite bass rod snap the reel seat on the rod and it was a Fenwick rod. I got the fish.
When I got home I called Fenwick up because it had a life time guarantee and drove up to their plant and they gave me a goldwing rod even better.
They said sometimes they get an air bubble in that model when pouring the mold. Thanks for sharing cool video.
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