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sunday morning flatty mission…

photo by Al Q

photo by Al Q

photo by Al Q

photo by Al Q

After watching all the fine haibut being caught in huntington beach on saturday’s one surf fly, i really got pumped up and decided to hit one of my favorite halibut holes in the south bay early sunday morning. I had hooked a nice halibut about a month ago in torrance that I dropped at my feet so I made sure this time,  my hooks were sharp and went with straight 12 pound tippet. the fly i used was a red, orange and brown clouser tied on a #4 mustad. The hole I was fishing was almost exposed so I had to wait an hour or so, for it to fill in on the rising tide. Once It filled in I got two small halibut around 20 inches each to eat the fly, fair hooked and released. mission accomplished, one small perch later I called it quits and went home. i met a really nice guy name Mitch who watched me land one of my fish. I had heard there was a big perch landed around a month or so ago and totally by coincidence it was Mitch’s fish. It was a 17.75 inch perch that he got using a lucky craft anchovy lure. I asked Mitch if he had a pic and he sent me one on his iphone. We have had some really big fish in the surf this season, but this was the biggest perch I have seen this year! check it out!

a 17.75 inch,barred surf perch landed by Mitch Orquiola! sweet! photo by Mitch Orquiola

a 17.75 inch,barred surf perch landed by Mitch Orquiola a few months ago in the South Bay! Photo by Mitch Orquiola

 

A big Halibut unfortunately foul hooked by Bill Heard during the One Surf Fly in Huntington beach last saturday. I was very impressed how Bill played this fish and landed it without sacrificing his fly, which would have knocked him out of the event. Photo by Al Q

A big Halibut unfortunately foul hooked by Bill Heard during the One Surf Fly in Huntington beach last saturday. I was very impressed how Bill played this fish and landed it without sacrificing his fly, which would have knocked him out of the event. Photo by Al Q

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