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Catching Rock Fish & Lingcod Aboard the Pacific Islander

Catching Rock Fish & Lingcod Aboard the Pacific Islander


– This week on Sport Fishing, we’re fishing aboard
Pacific Islander we left out of Oxnard,
California last night. And right now we’re
at Santa Rosa Island, and what we’re gonna be
fishing for today is Rockfish. Hopefully some Lingcod too,
I got a fish going right now, first drop of the morning,
and I got a fish going, see what I got, here
it comes, here’s color. Here we go. Nice little Starry eye. Thank you sir. So this is a Starry Eye, just caught that on
that B-52 Bucktail. With that single
tail grub on there. Just got it down the bottom,
bounced it, and they got that. All right, that’s it,
we’re gonna do today fish for more rockfish
hopefully a Lingcod or two. Stay tuned for this
week’s exciting episode of Sport Fishing. I’m Dan Fernandez
and I live to fish. – All right! (cheering) – I’ve been fishing along the
Pacific Coast my entire life. Whoa! Let me bring you
in in the action, and share with you some great
fishing tips along the way. (water splashing
drowns out speakers) – First Mohawk fish of the
day, thank you very much. – Nice one. – 19, it’s legal, right? (water splashing) – Oh, he’s definitely
size, all right. – Yeah, baby, there he is. – He got a bonus
hook to go with that. – Yeah.
– You see that? – Now, that’s a fish, bro. – Is that the (mumbles)? – No, that’s a Sculpin. – You got lucky… (water splashing
drowns out speakers) – Little guy. – There you go. – Oh, there you go Robbie. – Hey, there’s a Lingcod. – Bring him on over. – What we got? (groans) – Seaweed. – So you wanna just kinda
try and just straight wind, if you go up and down too much,
if you have a fish on there, sometimes it will slide out.
– Okay. – Want a nice, just
steady winding. – Yeah, (mumbles). – A double? – See, that’s how you’re
supposed to do it, two at a time, don’t
waste any time. – I just got bit, I’m fishing
a double dropper loop rigs so I have two dropper
loops with bucktails, have one ounce B-52 Bucktails
with a strip of squid, all the way in the bottom. I’m using 65 pound Spectra with 30 pound
monofilament on top. And because we’re
fishing deep like this you don’t need to
use fluorocarbon. So, I have a straight
monofilament, see what I got. I was just fishing right on
the bottom when I got bit hopefully I got two on
there, it might just be one. You can see the island behind
me there that’s Santa Rosa. See what we got going here. When you wind up on these you
don’t wanna go super fast, you don’t wanna spin them
off, just nice, easy, consistent, just
wind it straight up. That’s all I’m doing here, using the power
handle on the reel. Here comes color
now, one nice one. Oh yeah, it’s a red
Snapper, it’s what you want. – Very nice. – So that’s a B52-Bucktail. This is exactly what you wanna
catch, this is a red Snapper. Beautiful, beautiful fish,
these taste delicious. If you had to buy
that in a market, it’d cost you a lot of money. Let’s take a little
break from the action, go the tackle box,
give you a good look at the gear you need for
this type of fishing. (upbeat music) This weekend tackle box, I’m
gonna talk to you a little bit about what we’re doing today
at the Channel Islands, really concentrated
on the Rockfish, and you’re in this kind of
water 200, 300 feet of water. You don’t need super heavy gear, you can get away with
fishing 25 or 30 pounds test will work out fine
for this type of fishing, an outfit like this a nice
simple reel, 30 pounds straight mono, if you
wanna put Spectra on it. Go 65 pounds Spectra
with 30 pound mono. No need to use a fluorocarbon ’cause we’re fishing
over 200 feet deep. So save the money
on the fluorocarbon, go straight mono, work out fine. As far as artificials,
down here we’re fishing with two hook rigs
for the Rockfish. You can go with
the straight hook, but if you go with
the straight hook, and the fish pulls the bait off, you’re never gonna
catch anything, so instead of using straight
hooks, what I like to use are the B52-Bucktails,
space them far enough apart, so if you hook one big fish it
doesn’t cover both Bucktails. And what’s nice
about the Bucktail is that if your bait comes
off, your Bucktail’s still gonna pulsate in the water,
and it’s gonna attract the fish and you’re
still gonna catch fish, even without bait on it. Now if you wanna
concentrate on big fish like I’m doing in this episode. You wanna go with one
single big buck tail. And that’s what I have
here, six ounce Bucktail, with the single tail grub,
this is made by Double A. You wanna glue it on
to there together, so it works out really nice. And that way if the
fish are pulling on it they don’t pull the tail off. So just putting a
little bit of glue on there and makes
a big difference. Now this may look like
a big bait to you, but when you’re fishing
for the big Rockfish and the Lingcod, just
like a French fry too. For the Lingcod work
this off the bottom bounce it around, and the
fish will come up and eat it. They work really, really good. Well, this is the basic gear you need for this
type of fishing. Let’s get back on the
water and show you more exciting action right
here on Sport Fishing. – And Hernandez again. Here we go. (reel whirring) – Look at you man, you waited. Got the big one. – They don’t get bigger. – Lift. – A big Starry Eye. – Right here, Dan Hernandez,
Pacific Islander, as well. In combination, this
what you’re gonna catch out here you guys. – Thank you. (upbeat music) – Yeah baby, there you go. There you go champ.
– All right. (background noise
drowns out speakers) – There you go, nice job there. Nice one. – Nice! Beauty.
– Yeah, nice chuck. There you go.
– Another beauty, here on the PI, slash Dan
Hernandez fishing trip. Awesome, let’s do it again. – Lingcod. – What’s your number?
– Number five. – Bring it up. – Ready now?
– Yeah. – Nice.
– All right. – Chuck a lead.
– Chuck a lead. – Know that Bucktail. – Hell, yeah, B-52. – Be sure, you’ll slow down. – Got him on the chobie.
– Chobie. – Nice one.
– Nice. – She’s going in number nine. – On the old school.
– Need to. – There we go.
– Yeah, baby. – Thank you Dan Hernandez, thank you honey for letting
me go fishing today. – Oh, look at
their side by each. – Yeah, sweet,
it’s how we do it. – Anyone? – No I didn’t take,
I didn’t put it on. – Oh, you didn’t?
– No. – Chunky one too. – There’s color, there you go. There you go. Okay, put the rod down. No, don’t bounce
it, grab the line. You don’t wanna bounce it, you wanna grab the
line and bring it over. There, show it to the camera. You don’t wanna be
bouncing 16 ounce sinkers. There you go, pull it up. – What’s you name?
– Charles. – This is Charles, he just
got this beautiful Rockfish for the Pacific Islander
here at Santa Rosa Island nice, beautiful fish,
congratulations man, nice job. – Thank you, sir. – All right, let’s take a
little break from the action and when we return,
we’ll be back here at Santa Rosa Island
looking for more Rockfish. – Got deep, deep color. Look at that, yeah. Slack up over there, red line. – Thank you. – Look at that, nice. Wait, get his good side. Oh, he’s got both
sides are good. (laughing) – Two fish, one shot,
beautiful, two in one. Do it again. – They’re twins,
copper Rockfish. – My (mumbles) use it again. – It’s fish there. – Happy angler here.
– Happy angler. (laughing) – Another fish going here, fishing the double dropper
loop rig with 2 B-52 Buktails one ounce, they’ve
been working good on this trip, guys have been
catching some nice fish on ’em, see what I going here. Doble. So, the way to get these
in is you put the rod down, and you grab the line here,
and you just bring them up. You don’t wanna be
bouncing those sinkers. And this is the way you
do it, two Bucktails, two nice, beautiful Rockfish,
these will taste great. And again, a one
ounce B52-Bucktails with a strip of squid. That’s how you wanna
do it, you get 10 fish, two at a time, we just
gotta make five drops and you got your
limit, all right. We’re gonna take a little
break from the action here aboard the Pacific Islander
at Santa Rose Island, and go the galley and
show you how to cook up one of these delicious
fish that were captured. Beautiful, beautiful fish. (uplifting music) This week in the
galley I wanna do a simple Ceviche dish
for you with Rockfish. A lot of people were asking me, can you do Ceviche
with Rockfish? And yes you can, this
is some chuckleheads, some white fish, different
Rockfish we’ve caught. Just put it all
together mixed in here. So the first thing you wanna
do is add your citrus to it. So I’ve got some limes, lemons, this is a
traditional ingredient that goes in most
Ceviche dishes. There’s always some
limes and lemons. And you can see how
it’s already changing the color of the fish, that’s
already getting lighter from just the
juices hitting that. If I was at home and
I was gonna do this to eat later in the day,
or even here on the boat, say I was gonna eat
it this evening. I would add all this to
it, and then let it sit in the refrigerator for
like two hours or so. It really helps it
marinate and cook. Now, like to mix
this up a little bit. Most people will just
add the lemon and lime, but to change things
up a little bit what I like to do is add orange. So I got some oranges here. You wouldn’t think
adding an orange would make a big difference, but it totally changes
the flavor and taste just adding that orange
to it just really changes the whole complexion
of the fish, and the flavor of
it just gives you that extra little bite
that people aren’t used to, and I think it makes
a big difference. Let’s mix this all
up really good. Now some of the other
ingredients that I like to add, I like put bell
peppers, and chilies. So these are some
Serrano chilies. And you can just
put Serrano chilies up to as hot as you like it. This is red and green
bell peppers and tomatoes, some fresh cilantro. Gotta always put that in there. And some red onions. Like to add a little salt. And then just mix it all up. This fish is just gonna
cook in all those juices. And all those ingredients are, the flavor’s gonna go
right into the fish. And you can see how this fish
has already changed colors, just in a couple of minutes
we’ve been doing this. And this is the finished dish,
this is what it looks like. Again, if I was at home or
if I was gonna eat this later I would throw this in
refrigerator for two hours. Let all those juices
cook in there, but you can already
see how much the juices have already
penetrated the fish, how it’s changed the color
and it’s already ready to eat. Just gonna take a
little bite here. That is delicious. Just a really simple dish
you can do with your Rockfish and just make a Ceviche
dish from Rockfish add these ingredients and
you won’t be disappointed. All right, let’s get
back on the water and show you more
exciting action right here on Sport Fishing. – See what happens,
when you go on the Dan Hernandez fishing trips? This is what happens. And with the knowledge that
he shares with everybody, it’s awesome. – He’s gaining
weight on the way up. – I got a two.
– Oh, man. Oh, look at that, double.
– Double trouble. – Oh, that’s (mumbles). – Double. – Brian, what you did for me. – Wow, look at that.
– Wow, look at that. – It’s a beauty. – Look at this, you guys. Beautiful. – I wanna B-52s. – Nice, looks like
a keeper to me. (background noise
drowns out speakers) – That’s a big one and
he’s shaking the deck. – On the B-52. – I switched back to
a single Bucktail, big six ounce B52-Bucktail,
got down the bottom, skippers has been
hitting different rocks that he likes right here
at Santa Rosa Island. And this one I went
with the larger bait, and I got bit really quick so,
I don’t think it’s a Lingcod but feels like a nice
Rockfish, so see what we got. And the gear you see I’m
using, small easy gear to use. I got a level one reel
here, 65 pounds Spectra. That’s a tough, tough line. And then I just have a
piece of monofilament, no fluorocarbon, just
straight monofilament because we’re fishing
down deep 200 feet. Here comes color right here. Here we go, a nice chucklehead, nice beautiful fish. And this is all I’m
using ai a B52-Bucktail, with a large double bait
tail on there, single tail. A lot of people think
this is too big for these little Rockfish, but it
works great for the Rockfish. It also works good for
the big Lingcod too. All right, we’ll
take a little break from the action
and when we return, I’ll be giving you this
week’s tip of the week. For this week’s tip of
the week I wanna talk to you guys a little bit about how we caught all
the fish today, it was real simple fishing, it
was double dropper loop rigs. And the guys using the Bucktails and a double dropper
loop rig did really well, some of the nicest
reds and lings came on the B52-Bucktails today. All my big fish were taken
out of six ounce B52-Bucktail with the double laced single
tail on the back of it. And it worked out really good. I want to thank Captain
Steve and the whole crew aboard the Pacific Islander, we had lots of fun
fishing with them. I’m Dan Hernandez,
hoping you enjoyed this week’s episode
of Sport Fishing. And I hope you join us again
next week as we go looking for more of the best
in Sport Fishing. (upbeat music)

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