Whiting Grounds ? ? ?

CEShawn

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Long time bluefin fisherman, new to CC Bay.

Last year was the first year I fished CC Bay, started for bluefin in the fall doing the whole game on the whiting grounds.

This week I passed over the whiting grounds four times and was always marking bait, nice little bumps up to about 80' above the bottom.

Then yesterday morning I picked this up on my sounder. Granted this sounder is new to me on this boat, I have had the prior versions as well as know what a tuna looks like. The only thing that got me here is the V looks pretty elongated to me, not used to that, again brand new sounder just installed it...

I love the new Furuno unit, nice fairing block and reads bottom all the way to 20kts, nothing special there. I loved it though picked up bait all the way to Ptown and back. For me it was the last piece of electronics I was timid to do a full fairing block, etc. So that is over now.

The "older" looking picture is god damn for sure tuna on an old Sitex unit. See how its not elongated.

No matter what, it has me suspect and thinking... Of course its only one mark and haven't seen anyone fishing for tuna in my bay adventures this week.

I also do realize what makes the "V", the distance from the transducer when it comes into the cone and leaves the cone.

So question is when does it all start there...

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CEShawn

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Is it my computer or did something change here...

Are all these image's distorted a little?
 

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the fish will run in and out of the bay all summer long. But to answer your question early to mid fall normally, but who knows. it's been a strange year with the fish
 

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theres lots of little guys in and around the area of the whiting grounds right now, coulda been one of them. Its a tuna just not sure how big... it all depends on the gain and knowing your fishfinder. That fishing should start up in a month or so... and it looks like it might be good this year!
 

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I know that I may not get an answer on this one. But Where/what are the whiting grounds?
 

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Where it is, its where all the whiting draggers and what it is, is a hang out for whiting...

Ha, just kidding, just off Ptown on the inside I guess best way to say it...

Secondly, I will need a ride as I just sold my boat!
 

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anything new on the grounds?;)
 

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I haven't heard anything but I still have the picture of him there... soooo
 

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I check it every ten days or so for the last month. Still can't get any bait and still sit there looking at a blank screen. The bait is all hung up in other places and even though the draggers opened 9/1 no one is working it. Hopefully something changes but for now it pretty dead.
 

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monday weather was very nice.....dogfish moved onto grounds bigtime. moved twice. afternoon was ok....never marked.
 

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I was there monday too and in the afternoon a few boats got fish. There have been a few good days out there. next week looks good. we shall see. last year fish were caught out there right before thanksgiving
 

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Monday morning the dogs were as bad as i have ever seen, turned out alright if you stuck it out, we will see tomorrow brings....
 

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fished there today we hooked up at 1130 and marked fish throughout the day bite came on a whiting. we poped the leader which was 130 flouro. weight was 40 feet from hook and sixty to the ballon. go get em. ill be out thursday again. fish crazy on 69
 

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I'm going tomorrow and I feel lucky. I think I'm going to go up to 170 on the leader.
 
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