Calico bass Fishing off of San Clemente Island California

Calico bass Fishing off of San Clemente Island California


THAT’S WILD, IT LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING
OUT OF JURASSIC PARK THOUGH YA KNOW.YES.ESPECIALLY WITH THESE LOW CLOUDS.WELL THIS IS WHAT WE’RE LOOKIN’ FOR,
LAID DOWN KELP WITH SOME WATER OVER THE TOP OF IT A LITTLE OFF COLORED WATER.THIS IS SO MUCH LIKE BASS FISHIN’
BUMPIN’ AROUND A BUNCH OF LILY PADS YA JUST GOTTA PICK A HOLE HIT IT AND THEN SWIM IT
ACROSS THE HOLE LET IT DIVE INTO IT DROP IT DOWN PULL IT UP DROP IT DOWN PULL IT UP YA
NEVER KNOW WHERE YOU’RE GONNA GET BIT BUT YPU GOTTA EXPECT A BITE ON EVERY SINGLE CAST.
NO MATTER HOW TIRED YOUR ARMS GET FROM CASTIN’. (LAUGHS). I KINDA RELATE IT TO FLATS FISHIN’
YA KNOW WHEN YOUR OUT FLATS FISHING AND YOU GOT THAT CHECKER BOARD BOTTOM WHERE YOU HAVE
GRASS AND THEN THE SAND PATCH LITTLE POT HOLES CAST OUT AS FAR AS YOU CAN BRING IT BACK OVER
ONE OF THE LITTLE HOLES AND DROP IT IN JUT LIKE FLATS FISHIN’, EXCEPT WHAT DID YOU SAY
JUSTIN JUST IN SIXTY FEET OF WATER.YEAH. YEAH SO RIGHT NOW WE’RE COMING
UP INTO THIRTY TWO FEET OF WATER COMIN’ UP TOWARDS THE BEACH.THERE’S A FISH.YEAH BLAIR.I CAN FEEL HIM OVER THERE GET OUTTA
THAT KELP. YES SIR, THAT’S A PEACOCK BASS (LAUGHS).NICE FISH BLAIR.OWH GOD I ABOUT WENT SWIMMIN’ AGAIN.
IS THAT AN AVERAGE SIZE ONE IN HERE OR DO THEY GET MONSTERS?THEY GET MONSTERS FOR SURE.WHAT WOULD BE A BIG BIG PEACOCK BA,
PFFT, PEACOCK THERE I CALLED IT A PEACOCK ‘CAUSE THEY FIGHT SO MUCH LIKE ONE BUT A FOR
A CALICO WHAT WOULD BE THE BIGGEST THAT YOU WOULD GET IN HERE?SHOOT YOU GOT A CHANCE AT ANYTHING
FROM TEN TO FOURTEEN POUNDS ON THIS ISLAND.WHEW I COULDN’T IMAGINE A FOURTEEN
POUNDER WHAT THEY PULL LIKE.I CAN’T EITHER BUT THAT’S WHY WE COME,
Y’KNOW. THE BIGGEST ONE I’VE GOT FROM HERE IS A Y’KNOW A LITTLE OVER NINE POUNDS AND
MAN THAT’S A STRONG FIGHTIN’ FISH.YOU EVER BEEN PEACOCK BASS FISHING?NO SIR BUT I’D LOVE TO IS THAT AN
INVITE?UH WELL SURE. YOU TAKE THE TICKETS
TO BRAZIL AND A I’LL COME ALONG WITH YA.RIGHT, LET’S GO.LET’S SEE IF WE CAN GET ANOTHER ONE
OF THOSE DUDES TO EAT.YEAH THERE’S GOTTA BE MORE FISH AROUND.
PRETTY INCREDIBLE PLACE MAN.THIS IS BEAUTIFUL.SO AWESOME.DIFFERENT KIND OF DUNES THAN WHAT
IM USED TO. WE’RE JUST HITTIN’ ANOTHER SPOT RIGHT HERE DOIN’ THE SAME THING FISHIN’ THE
KELP BASICALLY GOT MY A GOT MY AIRHEAD HERE RIGGED WEEDLESS RUN IT THROUGH THE KELP DROP
IT DOWN IN ALL THE LITTLE HOLES THAT YOU SEE KINDA LIKE WHAT WE WERE DOIN’ WAY OUT DEEP
AND A CATCHIN’ FISH WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS.THERE HE IS. ALRIGHT HERE WE GO.(INAUDIBLE NOISES).DOUBLE UP.NOPE.THIS GUYS DOWN IN THE KELP. OH LOOK
AT THE FOLLOWERS, THERE WAS A BUNCH WITH HIM MAN, LOOK AT THE COLOR OF THAT FISH SO GORGEOUS.THAT IS PRETTY COOL.COM’ERE BUDDY.A LOT OF FOLLOWERS DOWN THERE.LOOK HOW ORANGE HIS JAW IS.Y’ALL KEEP ‘EM AND EAT ‘EM?OH THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST EATING
FISH ON THE COAST BUT SLOW TO GROW SO LET ‘EM GO.SLOW TO GROW.SLOW TO GROW LET ‘EM GO. FOR THE MOST
PART, IF THERE’S A AN OCCASION TO CELEBRATE LIKE FISHING WITH CAPTAIN BLAIR WIGGINS SOMETIMES
WE KEEP ‘EM BUT TODAY THIS GUYS PROBABLY GONNA SWIM FREE.SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD CELEBRATION TO
ME.RIGHT?(LAUGHS). I LOVE EATING FISH.IT’S A BEAUTIFUL FISH.THAT IS A GORGEOUS FISH.YOU WANNA KEEP HIM WE CAN.YEAH I’D LIKE TO KEEP A COUPLE.OK YEAH LET’S KEEP A COUPLE THIS IS
ACTUALLY PERFECT SIZE OUR SLOT THAT’S NOT A LEGAL SLOT BUT WE TYPICALLY GO BETWEEN FOURTEEN
AND SEVENTEEN INCHES AND THIS IS PROBABLY A PERFECT SIZE FISH RIGHT HERE.NICE.YOU SHOULDN’T BE ABLE TO WIND THROUGH
ANY OF THIS WAGGIN’ A FISH IT’S PRETTY CRAZY.WHAT KIND OF BOTTOM STRUCTURE WE GOT
GOIN’ ON IN HERE?BASICALLY IT LOOKS LIKE THE BEACH
TILL ABOUT TWENTY FEET OUT THEN IT JUST GO TO SAND.HOW DEEP, HOW QUICK’S IT DROP OFF?A WITHIN LIKE FIFTY YARDS OF THE SHORELINE
IT DROPS FROM PROBABLY LIKE SIX EIGHT TEN TWELVE FOURTEEN AND WHERE WERE AT LIKE TWENTY
TWENTY TWO SOMETHING LIKE THAT.AND IN ANOTHER FIFTY YARDS IN ABOUT
TWO HUNDRED FEET.YES SIR.(LAUGHS). YOU EVER HAVE ANY TUNA SWIM
ALONG THE SHELF OUT THERE?NO BUT THERES YELLOWTAIL THAT FREQUENT
THE FRONT SIDE OF THIS ISLAND A LOT. PRETTY POPULAR AREA FOR A THE SPORTS BOATS TO COME
TARGET YELLOWTAIL.UNLIKE OUR YELLOWTAIL THEIR YELLOWTAIL
LOOK LIKE A WHAT AMBERJACK?YEAH. JUST LIKE ‘EM.AND THEY TASTE A LOT BETTER THAN AN
AMBERJACK FROM WHAT YOU SAID RIGHT?OH THEIR DELICIOUS.THEY MAKE A.PERFECT FOR CEVICHE.THEY MAKE SUSHI OUT OF IT TOO DON’T
THEY?UHM-HUH. IT’S DEFINETLY A NICE EXOTIC
BI-CATCH WHEN YOU HOOK A YELLOWTAIL.OWH THERE’S A BIG OLE HIT.NICE, NICE.ABOUT YANKED IT OUT OF MY HANDS WHILE
WE WERE TALKIN’.NICE. OH THAT’S A GOOD FISH.NOT A BAD ONE THERE HUH? HE INHAILED
IT TOO.THAT’S A TACO.THAT’S A TACO?OH YEAH THAT’S A TACO.IT’S AMAZING THEY THAT HIT JUST REMINDS
ME SO MUCH LIKE A PEACOCK BASS IT’S UNBELIEVABLE, WHICH IS JUST WHACK THAT ONE ALMOST YANKED
IT OUT OF MY HANDS. AND CAUGHT HIM ON THE AIRHEAD, NICE LITTLE FISH THOUGH BUT A I’M
GONNA RE-RIGG ANOTHER AIRHEAD Y’ALL STAY TUNED WE’RE GONNA BE RIGHT BACK WITH SOME MORE ADDICTIVE
FISHING AND SOME CALICO BASS.

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  1. our you on a 19ft wellcraft looks like my old boat minus the rails? im curious to did you run from catalina to clemente or mainland straight to clemente?

  2. capt blair have you ever been on an everglades boat. my family owns it I would like to here your feed back if you have. all so should I use a big game off shore rod with a penn fierce for black grouper, thanks

  3. Socal has some great surf fishing I wish you could come by again and make a trip on that I guarantee you you'll have fun on some light or heavy tackle

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