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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » U.S. Post and Topics » U.S. West Region Introductions and Discussions » Fishing Reports Western Region » New Species On The FT, Sun 5-24-20, LAH

New Species On The FT, Sun 5-24-20, LAH

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1New Species On The FT, Sun 5-24-20, LAH  Empty New Species On The FT, Sun 5-24-20, LAH on Sun May 24, 2020 8:50 pm

SP Dan

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A slow day for me.
05:30 hrs (low tide) until 12:00 hrs (Low High tide)
Mostly cloudy with blue holes peaking thru.
The wind started off this morn at 0-1 mph SE and by the time I stepped out of the 63 deg water it was blowing at 9-11 mph SSW with max gusts at 14 mph.

I used 15-lb Fluorocarbon leaders on 30-lb braid and was broken off twice and one hook snapped-off at a HUGE strike today.
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I counted 20 fish photos
(1) Mackerel 11"
(2) YFC, best 10"
(1) Sculpin, "thorn" 15" legal
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(4) Sandy's, best 14" legal
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(2) Calico's, best 11 3/4"
(9) Spotty's, best 14", 15" legals
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(1) Bonito 15 1/2" (new species on the FT)
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That's all folk's!

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Sounds like a great day,how was the Bonita fight

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Sounds like a great day,how was the Bonita fight

It was really GREAT!
It fought hard for 3-minutes. It didn't give an inch!
It turned me 2 1/2 times completely around, in 360-degree turns.
It was an amazingly strong fish with long powerful drag ripping runs!

Honestly ... I didn't know  Shocked  what I had on the end of my line until I saw it. And even then ... I couldn't believe it!

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sounds like a great fight

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The best fight that I’ve had in a very long time!
Another pic of the Bonita,
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6New Species On The FT, Sun 5-24-20, LAH  Empty Re: New Species On The FT, Sun 5-24-20, LAH on Sun May 24, 2020 10:48 pm

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Used to catch lots of hard-fighting bonito in King Harbor back in the 80s.
I miss those days....

7New Species On The FT, Sun 5-24-20, LAH  Empty Re: New Species On The FT, Sun 5-24-20, LAH on Sun May 24, 2020 10:57 pm

Komori

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We used to fly fish for Bonita in the San Gabriel River near Westminster Blvd bridge. Lots of them and big Needlefish too!

8New Species On The FT, Sun 5-24-20, LAH  Empty Re: New Species On The FT, Sun 5-24-20, LAH on Sun May 24, 2020 11:10 pm

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Nice day Dan and thanks for sharing.
Bonita are great fighters for their size and that Sculpin was plenty big.


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King Harbor ya use to catch tins of those as a kid with my dad in our boat. What fun they were to catch. But man did they do a number on my line all twisted but the end of the day.


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10New Species On The FT, Sun 5-24-20, LAH  Empty Re: New Species On The FT, Sun 5-24-20, LAH on Mon May 25, 2020 8:38 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:King Harbor ya use to catch tins of those as a kid with my dad in our boat.  What fun they were to catch.  But man did they do a number on my line all twisted but the end of the day.

I could not imagine flyfishing for these guys that is crazy.


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11New Species On The FT, Sun 5-24-20, LAH  Empty Re: New Species On The FT, Sun 5-24-20, LAH on Mon May 25, 2020 2:26 pm

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Dan...Wow a Bonita in the harbor.  Amazing!

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12New Species On The FT, Sun 5-24-20, LAH  Empty Re: New Species On The FT, Sun 5-24-20, LAH on Mon May 25, 2020 8:07 pm

MarkG


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Is it Bonita or bonito? Not important—-just curious...

13New Species On The FT, Sun 5-24-20, LAH  Empty Re: New Species On The FT, Sun 5-24-20, LAH on Mon May 25, 2020 10:38 pm

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I guess that is a "SLOW" day on the water for you. I bet the Bonito put a good fight.

14New Species On The FT, Sun 5-24-20, LAH  Empty Re: New Species On The FT, Sun 5-24-20, LAH on Tue May 26, 2020 7:03 am

SP Dan

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Is it Bonita or bonito?  Not important—-just curious...

Bonito or Bonitos, you are absolutely correct Sir, pardon my slang.
SP Dan



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15New Species On The FT, Sun 5-24-20, LAH  Empty Re: New Species On The FT, Sun 5-24-20, LAH on Tue May 26, 2020 7:07 am

rjb_Skins


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I was wondering if you were able to determine if the fish was a female (hence Bonita).

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16New Species On The FT, Sun 5-24-20, LAH  Empty Re: New Species On The FT, Sun 5-24-20, LAH on Tue May 26, 2020 9:37 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I was wondering if you were able to determine if the fish was a female (hence Bonita).  

Ha ha ha! Too funny Ron!
I luv’d it! 🤣

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