great fishing around bay/jetty!

Kevinb5688
i took my little 14 ft boat out in yaquina bay in newport to do some fishing and crabbing yesterday. during slack tide i went out and anchored around the jetty. caught nice fish on sandshrimp, and one really big rock bass on a 2oz white curly tail jig. when the tide got to much i headed in and fished around the sea wall and anywhere in the bay there were rocks, caught a few greenling that way as wellit was a good day, even stopped and got 6 trout on the way home! (women of the house were having a baby shower so i was told not to come home until its over) which worked for me because fishing was hot and got 16 big rock crab ontop of these fish!
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RunWithSasquatch
That's a pretty sweet catch
 
Kevinb5688
RunWithSasquatch said:
That's a pretty sweet catch
ya it wasn't bad for poor mans fishing inshore. i didn't even use a gallon of gas on my 8hp
 
Drew9870
How'd the Staghorns cut up :lol:, gross.

You said it was just you out there? Looks like you got 8 Greenling (Sea Trout) and 2 Sea Bass, I didn't know they made exceptions to that 7 rockfish limit :D, I want to assume Stags count against that as well, considering on the regs it says that Rockfish count as other fish not listed on pages 102-103 of the regs, so that would be two peoples limits ;).

P.S. Fillet those Trout and leave the skin, try it for bait next time you are out, you will/should never eat Stockers again. 6 Trout?
 
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daehleets
Congrates, good day on the bay fer sure!
 
Coastaldweller
Nice catch! I hope you're using the staghorns for crab bait though.
 
Kevinb5688
Ya staghorns are crab bait, and there was 3 of us fishing. Trout were a time killer and my gf's dad wanted them.
 
Drew9870
Just throw one Stag in the smoker and try it, come on, it can't hurt...... Well, maybe your smoker. Nonetheless, that is a damn healthy Greenling next to that big Bass.
 
Kevinb5688
Drew9870 said:
Just throw one Stag in the smoker and try it, come on, it can't hurt...... Well, maybe your smoker. Nonetheless, that is a damn healthy Greenling next to that big Bass.
Ya i caught that big greenling:) i started to cut a stag just to see what there meat looks like, and i found out what little meat is in there tail area is really dark. So crab meat it is.
 
C_Run
Ages ago, I and my kid fishing buddies mistakenly thought cabezon were just another form of "bullhead" (as in closely related to those staghorns) so we just threw them back. Ever since I found out they were good to eat, I've never caught another one. That looks like a fine pile of fish. Way to go.
 
CoastieFlo
regardless if you use them for crab bait or whatever, those staghorns will indeed count in a persons rockfish limit
 
Kevinb5688
CoastieFlo said:
regardless if you use them for crab bait or whatever, those staghorns will indeed count in a persons rockfish limit

Yep i know, but with theree guys and an hour left to fish when we caught them figured good time to get crab bait. We had a lot of room left for 3person limits
 
Thuggin4Life
Nice man, way to go!
 
christopherbeebe
man i cannot wait to get back out that way and get back fishing in the saltwater. saltwater runs through my veins I've been deprived far too long lol
 
Kevinb5688
Well i took the boat out around the jetty again today. Me,my dad, and father in law. We caught probably 40 rock bass, some nice size some small we let go. I caught a lincod 1 inch shy of keeper size on a 1oz white jig. I also caught a greenling and had a lingcod latch on to it as i was reeling it it, he let go right before we got him netted. Caught a nice cabezon and threw back about 20 bull head. I will post pics tomorow but im tired now.
I think i am going to buy stock in berkly, there gulp alive shrimp killed the bass, couldnt catch one on a real sandshrimp or shrimp. Had a gulp on one hook and the real deal on the other, the fish always ate the gulp shrimp!
 
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