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I was fishing in Newport Harbor Monday afternoon on August 20th when I landed this Bonefish. It was released unharmed after this photo was taken.
I caught it on a home cured salted Pinhead Anchovy.
I noticed a few other Bonefish working in the area in the shallows, so there must be a resident population of Bonefish in Newport Harbor.
Al "FIT TO BE BIT" Schneider


"You don't judge a fisherman by his gear but by how much time he spends in his laboratory"
 
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Wow, to me it is astonishing--I never heard of Bonefish caught in California!

What was the fight like? Did you know it was a bone, or did it feel like something else?
 
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There are bones in Newport, Mission Bay, and San Diego bays. They came up with the last El Nino and never left. They are a light biter-cross 'is eyes hooksets will leave you with an empty jig
 
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Wow, that is so cool. In the words of Jello Biafra, California uber alles!
 
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Yah I have caught them in Dana Harbor too while trying to make some macks a few years back. They were right at the bait docks and were caught on sakibi rigs all three swam away to see anouther day.
 
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Saltwater Sportsman did a story on bonefish in SD a number of years ago. I forget who authored the story but the angler featured (sorry, forgot his name too) was using half of a crab on a three-way. No specific location was given, though they did claim that the fish have been around for quite a while and are in numerous estuaries in and around SD.

Joe
 
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