Night Time Variety

this report is going to look a little different than my usual format. more of a lessons/observations learned and/or questions answered for the newer folks.

place:  sd bay
time:  5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

observation 1:  hardbaits - $15 vs <$5

i've got a few lc's, which run in the $15-$20 range. some people ask about alternatives, and if they catch just as well as the lc's.  well, from my experience, i've caught more fish on a less than $5 hardbait than the lc.  i picked it up on a closeout sale at sport chalet (there might be some left). apparently, this hardbait caught me a few bass, a nice short halibut, and a couple smelt. retrieval was a very slow crank.

if it looks fishy, its worth a buy and try.

observation 2:  halibut at night?


this was literally my 3rd halibut at night. they're definitely on the chew at night, just gotta be at the right place at the right time.

observation 3:   beans at night?

alright. this one caught me by surprise. literally. caught him really close in shore as i was pretty much done with my retrieval. caught him at night, and on a swimmy. whouda thunk? btw, this guy had some meat to it! pulled my tightened down drag i had for bass!

still had some life, thats why he's so sandy...

all in all, had a blast in sd bay. as they say, variety is the spice of life, and sd bay tops mbay for that very reason. thanks for looking!

bonus pic: