This trip has been almost a year in the making. I’d never been to Colonet before and I was excited to get on a trip headed there with the Eclipse last February. Unfortunately, that trip didn’t come about when it was cancelled due to weather. As 2014 was winding down, Capt. Mark Gillette asked me if I was interested in organizing a trip. Yes, I am! ?Needless to say, there was a high level of anticipation going into the weekend. I got down to San Diego early and stayed with my friend John Anjard.
I know a lot of anglers that kind of shut down in the winter. They may have switched gears into hunting. Others switch to freshwater. For some, winter fishing doesn’t offer enough excitement so gear is put away. Winter fishing for me is characterized by a trip or two down the Mexican coast to get my fix on yoyo yellowtail and rockfishing during our closure months. A couple years back, I did the Puerto Vallarta deal to chase cow yellowfin tuna.
Last month, I noticed some very nice halibut in the Instagram feed of my fishing buddy Ty Gyotoku. The fact that he was catching halibut this time of year is notable, but not unusual. There’s a lot of squid around. Dana Wharf’s Halibut Derby is in full swing. You have to put in your time targeting them and get a little lucky, but they’re around. What intrigued me was the fact that I could tell from the pictures that he was pulling these fish off the rocks somewhere.
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