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05-09-2010, 08:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Santa Barbara Surf Fishing

Went fishing with Wingnut, Bones, Q3Fishboy and XFactor today. Don't feel like typing too much but I'll steal their pictures I guess...

We took the long drive up north. It was a bit of a gamble but it payed off. The conditions were amazing. We got there two hours before high tide and it was flat like a lake. Even during noon when the tide was significantly lower, the waves were still fairly tame. Birds were diving all around, bait was everywhere and the water was clear. Fishing was a bit slow, however, and we really had to work hard for the fish. We did end up with a couple of halibuts, a bunch of perch, a queenfish and Wingnut lost a legal WSB.

Anyway, here are the pics:

Also, all the text accompanying the pictures is written by Wingnut.

Sunrise in the Santa Barbara Surf.


Sunday S.W.A.T. roll call.


First fish of the day... bait.


First legal of the day. 24" Released.










Roy farmed something BIG, bummer!




Chris was next to nail a Flat Boy. Hey Chris, you can raise your arm in victory after you beach the fish, not before. LOL


Chris dragging the prize to shore...


Nice!




Mike gets on the board.






I haven't taken any of these underwater shots in awhile... my short Hali.








Mikey was on fire with the big Perch... this is his smallest one!






I got a Piggy too!




Finished the day with a second legal. 23"




The tail was damaged and bleeding... probably a recent encounter with a Seal. Tail rot will soon set in and the fish will die. It will not be wasted, Chris, I hope your family enjoy the Mother's Day Halibut dinner.


Chris and I used to have contests to see who can wade out into the surf the farthest. He always beat me back then... and he still does... okay, you win again Chris! :Shocked:




This wave took both of us out! lol


Chris, you look like a wet rag dude. Hahaha


Chris suffering from some "water retention". lol


Mike hangs a nice fish... but...


... Maybe when he learns how to tie a proper knot he can land more of them! Pigtail? Damn rookie. lol


Brothers from different Mothers.


Good times, always a pleasure dodging waves and sticking fish with the S.W.A.T. Crew.

Mikey, great to be sharing the sand with your again my friend. Thanks for having Plan B ready as a backup plan. Mikey was generous enough to offer us Plan B of taking all of us to fish Lake Cachuma on his boat if the surf condition were too poor. Very cool of you Mikey.


Bonus pics.










Going to the next stop... Mikey, slow down!!! :Shocked: Yikes!


Until next time... peace!
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05-09-2010, 08:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Great report and pics, Chris! Nice to see you getting out on the water again!
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05-09-2010, 09:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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WTG out there. Great report and pic's..

When you said you were going north, you really went North..lol
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05-09-2010, 09:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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cool just wandering why there is team stuff on husf? just wandering.
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05-09-2010, 09:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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cool just wandering why there is team stuff on husf? just wandering.
I'll just quote from my OP.

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Went fishing with Wingnut, Bones, Q3Fishboy and XFactor today.
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Anyway, here are the pics:

Also, all the text accompanying the pictures is written by Wingnut.
Sorry, I never realized I can only fish with people who remain exclusive to one website.
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05-10-2010, 12:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
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you know most shark attacks occur in three to five feet of water...right?
and whats the point of wearing waders if you are going to go in that deep?
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05-10-2010, 12:25 AM   #7 (permalink)
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now you know, just dont let it happen again
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05-10-2010, 06:57 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Nice trip.

I was about to wonder why Chris had a fish to rod and was still chest deep in water then you showed him treading water, LOL...I guess some things will never change.

There used to be a poster here that drove up to that area regularly for slab-sided perch.
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05-10-2010, 08:48 AM   #9 (permalink)
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you know most shark attacks occur in three to five feet of water...right?
and whats the point of wearing waders if you are going to go in that deep?
I didn't have waders on the whole day. I was about stomach deep at the first spot with the waders but I still took in some water. So, before the next stop, I removed my waders. Didn't really make sense having them on.

Although, the interesting thing was that I didn't feel bogged down by having all that water in the waders. Maybe I needed more water for it to be "dangerous?"

How much water did you have in your waders when you fell in that stream Russ?
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I didn't have waders on the whole day. I was about stomach deep at the first spot with the waders but I still took in some water. So, before the next stop, I removed my waders. Didn't really make sense having them on.

Although, the interesting thing was that I didn't feel bogged down by having all that water in the waders. Maybe I needed more water for it to be "dangerous?"

How much water did you have in your waders when you fell in that stream Russ?
The water in your waders making you sink is a myth. I wish I could find the old videos of the guys who proved it wrong.

Just think about it guys. When you see a plastic bag in the ocean which fills up with water, does it sink? It lazy floats along.

Is that water inside your waders, somehow heavier then the water outside of your waders?

Exploding the Killer Wader Myth

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Who cares! Congrats on the fishing trip, glad to see you guys had some fun. We still need to get out there on the boat.
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05-10-2010, 10:51 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Oh yeah BTW nice fish buddy! One day i'll have to get out there in the Surf.
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05-10-2010, 12:58 PM   #13 (permalink)
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How much water did you have in your waders when you fell in that stream Russ?
not that much, but when I slipped off the end of my float tube at LNL that one time they sure filled up and pulled me under.
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05-10-2010, 02:07 PM   #14 (permalink)
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thats some crazy fishing there.
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05-10-2010, 07:43 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Looks like fun by all, great pic's. and some nice fish
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