Was going to go out and fish with some NCKA guys around 2pm on Sunday, but something came up that I had to take care of…wound up not being free until 3:30 and was too late to go running off after them…
So I decided to just hit up the jetty and scope it out. Haven’t been on the south jetty in months and months, figured it would be good to revisit it and brush up on my spots.
Here’s a quick video covering how to hook bait when going for eels.
Went out and fished the HMB jetty & pier on 12/15 with my brother. We started off on the half moon bay pier. Rigged up with 1/4oz leadhead jigs. I was using berkley gulp camo sandworms, my bro was using chunks of frozen anchovy.
We kept feeling something tapping around the inside corner of the L, but couldn’t get anything to commit. Whatever it was managed to snap 8lb line in a flash. My brother set the hook and then the line broke. Wasn’t even a violent set. Wonder what was going on.
I tried a little bit around him and managed to get a chunk of plastic. Anyone know if there’s like a huge chunk of plastic bag caught up down there? I’ve been multiple times and pulled up large chunks of what seems like a grey plastic bag in the same area. Always throw it away in the trash can on the pier, but odd how it always seems to be there.
I moved closer to the sink and started tossing towards the rocks and working my way back towards the pier. Eventually got a bite and set the hook. Fish on! Was up onto the pier pretty quick though…