Rat Bite in the Bay?

Rat Bite in the Bay?

Here's a quick saltwater rat report from San Diego. The weather lately has been somewhat unsteady. Some days, the sun is shining and it's 80+ degrees out. Other days, it's over cast, it's less than 60 degrees out, and the wind is blowing you off the water. Still, the fish are around and if you can find them in the right circumstances, you have a chance at getting them to bite.

I've been putting in time around the local bays in my small skiff, with a handful of fish to show for it. Recently, I got out with my buddy Jorge Bejar, and I managed to stick this halibut on the BBZ-1 Rat 50 in Chrome.

Stan Kaplun with a Halibut that was just short of legal, caught on the SPRO BBZ-1 Rat 50 in Chrome Photo Credit: Jorge Bejar

Stan Kaplun with a Halibut that was just short of legal, caught on the SPRO BBZ-1 Rat 50 in Chrome Photo Credit: Jorge Bejar

The rat is clearly effective from a boat, but it can be just as effective from the beaches and rocks as well. My buddy Preston Jones was pounding the shores of San Diego, putting in his footwork and time. He was throwing the SPRO BBZ-1 Rat 50 in Black and Red. He casted parallel to the rocks, and halfway through his slow and steady retrieve, this monster Spotted Bay Bass blew up on his rat like it owed him money! 

Preston Jones Jr. with a fat Spotted Bay Bass, caught on the SPRO BBZ-1 Rat 50 in Black and Red. Photo Credit: Jorge Bejar

Preston Jones Jr. with a fat Spotted Bay Bass, caught on the SPRO BBZ-1 Rat 50 in Black and Red. Photo Credit: Jorge Bejar

As the weather continues to heat up, so will the fishing. We are nearing the much anticipated summer bite, so make sure to stay posted for the “on the water” reports and updates!

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