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Old 02-22-2013, 05:41 AM   #21
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While the new size regulations for Bass go into effect March 1st, the new size for them is already 14" for Kayak Wars submittal which is what I was going after. Sorry for the confusion.
The permit is for use of the lagoon. You can buy a yearly permit which I did years ago when I lived on the water there. I don't know what it costs today though.
The daily permit last year was around $13. You would buy it where they rent the jet skis. With that permit you could launch and land all day at the little jet ski beach. They have picnic tables and a parking lot.
BY LAW YOU SHOULD HAVE A PERMIT!!!
I never use a permit and neither does most of the kayakers.
The place to launch is down a small street off of Park Drive. If you look at a map it's easy to find. It's on the North East end of the lagoon. There is a beach there. Just park on the street and walk passed the PERMIT REQUIRED sign down to the beach and go.
During the off season no one will bother you about a permit BUT during the summer there is usually a police boat on the water and they will stop you and ask questions.
While I've caught fish all throughout the lagoon most fishing is done near the 5 freeway overpass. During tide changes there is a strong current there.
You can fish on both sides of the overpass. That is to say that you can kayak fish in the back 2 lagoons. The front lagoon on 101 is definitely off limits to kayaks, tubes, and anything else except fishing from the shore line.
Just a heads up..... The DFW does patrol the front lagoon all the time so if you going to fish from the shore make sure you have your license with you.
I have personally launched from the back lagoon, went under 5, went under the train bridge, over the barricade in the water, across the front lagoon, and shot out between the jetties into the ocean during an out going tide. The ride back in on the incoming tide after fishing was FAST and fun.

Mike
Thanks Mike, just the info I was looking for
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:13 AM   #22
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J mo, the hatchery in Hedionda is the Hubbs Seaworld Research institutes white seabass hatchery. Its on the north bank of the outer lagoon as is accessable from Garfield Street. They still offer tours, I think. The info should be on www.hswri.org It's a fun place to check out. Your kid will love it. Mike
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:03 PM   #23
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Awesome info! I'm gonna take my boy out as well. This seems perfect.
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:31 AM   #24
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it looks like no kayaks re allowed by the 5 if you look at the map on their web site it says kayaks can only use the small back part of the lagoon unless I am reading this totally wrong. If not how heavily is this enforced?

http://www.carlsbadca.gov/services/d..._map-11.09.pdf
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People kayak and paddle board under the bridge to the middle lagoon all the time. I know what you read is the law but I've never seen it enforced. I'm not saying that it won't, will or, can't.
If your going to kayak fish in the lagoon :
1. Your supposed to have a permit. (Read posts above)
2. Stay in the passive area and out of the boating area. The areas are clearly marked by buoys.
3. Do not tie your kayak to a buoy while fishing.
4. Enforcement in winter is very rare. Enforcement in summer on weekends is a given.
5. If you happen to be out there and have the police boat come up to you you better have your fishing license or your screwed. Other than that they will MOST LIKELY tell you your breaking the rules and not write you a ticket.

I have (and so have a lot of other people) fished there for years and never had a problem.

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Old 02-25-2013, 06:27 AM   #26
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I live on the lagoon. You need a permit. They do check. I've been checked twice this winter. DFG will meet you at the different points of launch so be legal. Watch out for the ski boats, some don't like kayakers/paddleboards. Watch out for the jet skis, seems they like to get as close as they can in the hour they have it rented. Try to fish areas you don't see anyone fishing. It will pay off. There's a lane you'll see the kayakers fish in. It's picked over.

Please C&R (cept a legal halibut )
Please turn in poachers along the shoreline. Take their pictures of them. They hate that.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:20 AM   #27
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J mo, the hatchery in Hedionda is the Hubbs Seaworld Research institutes white seabass hatchery. Its on the north bank of the outer lagoon as is accessable from Garfield Street. They still offer tours, I think. The info should be on www.hswri.org It's a fun place to check out. Your kid will love it. Mike
Thanks thats what I thought. Yep Ive been there wth my son to drop a few heads off before it was cool.

Last time I took him there he was 3 and I didnt know anything about bass fishing. Now hes 5 and I still no nothing about bass fishing but we will give it a go...
Seems like ghost shrimp are the way to go?
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:19 AM   #28
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Also since 9/11 they (the power plant, oyster farms, and white seabass hatchery) are more strict. Don't get caught on that lagoon side. Lot's of different kinds of fines they can hit you with.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:49 AM   #29
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People kayak and paddle board under the bridge to the middle lagoon all the time. I know what you read is the law but I've never seen it enforced. I'm not saying that it won't, will or, can't.
If your going to kayak fish in the lagoon :
1. Your supposed to have a permit. (Read posts above)
2. Stay in the passive area and out of the boating area. The areas are clearly marked by buoys.
3. Do not tie your kayak to a buoy while fishing.
4. Enforcement in winter is very rare. Enforcement in summer on weekends is a given.
5. If you happen to be out there and have the police boat come up to you you better have your fishing license or your screwed. Other than that they will MOST LIKELY tell you your breaking the rules and not write you a ticket.

I have (and so have a lot of other people) fished there for years and never had a problem.

Mike
Thanks for the info its much appreciated. May check it out sometime just not sure if its worth my time to deal with all that and pay 13 bucks, but i have a couple buddies that are newer to kayaking than i am and they dont feel comfortable in the open ocean yet so we may go there.
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