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Chitown-Angler

Joined: 12:35pm - Feb 12,03
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Location: San Diego

Post Posted: 05:48pm - Jul 16,14 
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The Navy brought me out to San Diego in 2012, so for the past couple years I've been fishing the San Diego Bay for Spotted Bay Bass, Sand Bass, Calico Bass, Halibut, Sculpin, etc...

I'm coming back to Illinois 28 July - 1 Aug and I'm going to try and fish the river as much as possible. It's been a while, so hopefully I get into some smallmouth bass. I'm only bringing one rod, one reel, and an assortment of Swim Jigs, Jigs, Swim Baits, Spinnerbaits...standard arsenal.

If anyone wants to meet up, shoot me a message. I'll be fishing in Wisconsin for 1 or 2 days with a buddy of mine, but besides that, I'm going to try and get out every morning or every evening. My parents are about a 15 minute drive from the state park, so that's probably where I'll be fishing. I'm not opposed to meeting up elsewhere though.

For your viewing pleasure, here's a picture of a decent spotted bay bass and a California Halibut:
3/8th oz Big Hammer Jig Head and 4" Big Hammer Swim Bait
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3/4oz Warbait Slayer Head and 5" MC Viejo's Swimbait
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Joined: 10:29am - Mar 18,12
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Location: Chicago

Post Posted: 06:02pm - Jul 16,14 
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Oh how I miss living in Cali.
Very nice halibut.
Shy creatures they are.

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Chitown-Angler

Joined: 04:09pm - Jun 4,11
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Location: Romeoville

Post Posted: 07:09pm - Jul 16,14 
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Welcome Home ; and thank you for your service .
bill

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Joined: 06:47pm - Feb 10,03
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Location: West Burbs

Post Posted: 07:17pm - Jul 16,14 
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derviking wrote:
Welcome Home ; and thank you for your service .
bill


+1

Welcome back Joe!

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Joined: 08:42pm - Feb 15,06
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Location: Knoxville TN

Post Posted: 08:46pm - Jul 16,14 
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Dude nice bay bass..... nothing pulls harder than a bay bass !

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Joined: 09:45am - Oct 25,04
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Location: Plainfield

Post Posted: 05:40am - Jul 17,14 
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Welcome home Vet. Thank You. Now get in the water... 8)~ 8)~

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Post Posted: 12:04pm - Jul 17,14 
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Thanks for your service!!

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Chitown-Angler

Joined: 12:35pm - Feb 12,03
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Location: San Diego

Post Posted: 12:42pm - Jul 20,14 
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Thanks for the comments guys!

Musky Man, you actually gave me the inside scoop on San Diego Bay Bass fishing a couple years ago. So thanks for that!

Also, since I started this post, I went out and smashed my Personal Best Halibut! Caught on a 5" MC Viejos swim bait. I caught three legals yesterday, all released. Here's the biggest:
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Hopefully I'll have some nice smallmouths to post after next week so I can stop polluting this board with fish from the Salt!

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