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Old 04-20-2017, 11:26 PM   #1
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Black Rockfish on a chartreuse Zonker bunny leech thingie, from South Jetty, Yaquina Bay.
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Old 04-21-2017, 07:50 AM   #2
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Congrats looks like a great time was had and the eats look yummy !!
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:06 AM   #3
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Well done! Can you share a bit about the technique used to catch rock fish on the fly?

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Old 04-21-2017, 03:46 PM   #4
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Nice job! A few weeks ago Melissa and I hit the jetty at Barview but didn't have much luck. There were a few gear guys out too and they too got nothing so made feel at least it wasn't just me on that day.


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Old 04-21-2017, 04:20 PM   #5
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Well done! Can you share a bit about the technique used to catch rock fish on the fly?

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Sure thing! Caught these on Tue afternoon & evening when it was a pretty mild tide. Before dark, I was throwing about a 3" chartreuse rabbit leech (hoping for lings, actually). Roll-cast out, let it sink for a bit, then strip it in. Once it got dark, they were hitting on the surface, and used a black leech– not letting it sink at all once I cast. I caught 11 or 12 blacks and one copper. Kept my limit of blacks.

I have two spools for my 8wt: one loaded with Rio Outbound Short with intermediate head, and the other with a floating Wulff Ambush. On both of those I use various sink-rate 10ft Versileaders with about 18" of 12lb Ultragreen tippet.

Thats all there is to it- not very complicated, really. ;-)
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Old 04-22-2017, 06:52 AM   #6
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Ain't gonna lie. Those tacos look excellent.
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Old 04-23-2017, 03:10 PM   #7
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The best way to get Blacks to bite is to use something they've never seen before. That's why few are successful, they keep tossing the same old stuff, time after time and expect different results. It doesn't mean the fish aren't there or not biting because they are there and will bite. I would think anything that resembles a small baitfish like anchovies, would be effective. If you get desperate, a person can use a real anchovie.
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Caught these on Tue afternoon & evening when it was a pretty mild tide. Before dark, I was throwing about a 3" chartreuse rabbit leech (hoping for lings, actually). Roll-cast out, let it sink for a bit, then strip it in. Once it got dark, they were hitting on the surface, and used a black leech– not letting it sink at all once I cast. I caught 11 or 12 blacks and one copper.
Soft tides are key, along with low surf for safety. I know FF'ers who'll pick those conditions on summer nights to flyfish the jetties. They also bring lanterns out to attract bait, which attracts the predators.

I got my first ling wading from shore and working the fly around a boulder garden.
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Sure thing! Caught these on Tue afternoon & evening when it was a pretty mild tide. Before dark, I was throwing about a 3" chartreuse rabbit leech (hoping for lings, actually). Roll-cast out, let it sink for a bit, then strip it in. Once it got dark, they were hitting on the surface, and used a black leech– not letting it sink at all once I cast. I caught 11 or 12 blacks and one copper. Kept my limit of blacks.

I have two spools for my 8wt: one loaded with Rio Outbound Short with intermediate head, and the other with a floating Wulff Ambush. On both of those I use various sink-rate 10ft Versileaders with about 18" of 12lb Ultragreen tippet.

Thats all there is to it- not very complicated, really. ;-)
Thanks for the info! What sink rate Versileader would you recommend for this type of fishing?
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Old 05-03-2017, 07:28 AM   #10
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Thanks for the info! What sink rate Versileader would you recommend for this type of fishing?
During daylight when the fish are deeper, I throw either a 5ips or 7ips leader. It's really not terribly deep off the jetty though, and with the weighted fly, doesn't take much to get it into the zone. At dusk/after dark I just chuck a floating line, 'cause the bass tend to feed at or near the surface.

A buddy and I caught a ton more last night. Absolutely perfect conditions.
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Awesome! Thank you! I gotta try that...
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Old 05-12-2017, 08:00 AM   #12
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Black Rockfish on a chartreuse Zonker bunny leech thingie, from South Jetty, Yaquina Bay.
I'm just curious about where the idea of putting cabbage on tacos originated? Tacos=lettuce, so cabbage on a taco seems strange to me.

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I'm just curious about where the idea of putting cabbage on tacos originated? Tacos=lettuce, so cabbage on a taco seems strange to me.


Not sure where it originated but with fish it pairs really well. Especially if you shred it fine and use a vinaigrette dressing.


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I agree with Shane, I think fish tacos are OK but with coleslaw/cabbage they are excellent.
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Old 05-13-2017, 06:39 AM   #15
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Great subject.... I need good claw sauce recipe of fish tacos. I usually just do a quick pickle with the cabbage, white vinegar, sugar, salt, tiny pinch of caraway seed, water. Use a mandolin to cut cabbage real thin. Watch the fingers or you cut them real thin too.
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Except for the seeds that's the same recipe Melissa uses for slaw, she also shreds in some green onions. She also makes some mayo/siracha mix to put on the soft tortilla along with the slaw and top with a bit of tomatillo salsa she makes.
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Try this white sauce with shredded cabbage, I tweak it some but it's excellent on fish tacos. Limit the cayenne if you don't like much spice. Lowfat mayo is good still but make sure you use plain yogurt not flavored like vanilla.



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I'm just curious about where the idea of putting cabbage on tacos originated? Tacos=lettuce, so cabbage on a taco seems strange to me.
What I have been told is that in warmer..er, hot...regions of Mexico, where refrigeration was minimal, lettuce went limp very fast. Therefore, some people started using cabbage, as it stood up to the heat better than lettuce.

Not sure if it's true, but a local Spanish teacher who visited Mexico several times told me that one time....
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I'd believe that. Grew up w/ lettuce on beef tacos up here, but when I went to SD (going back 20-25 years now) it was all fish tacos w/ cabbage, all the time. If it's good enough for Baja...
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Y'all are making me hungry again!
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