Recent content by bajapaddyhopper

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    Orange County BFT Foamers 8/3

    Ha ha. Snapping back at internet trolls is fun! But finding biting bft in your own backyard that wanna eat the plugs tops that.
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    School is back in

    Marvel, Dodgers, and kids with fish! That's a Win!
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    Grace of God.....

    Could that go any more perfect? Outstanding, Aden and Chris!
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    7/3 Coronados on the "Liberty"

    You're still badass Ray! Great to see a report from you.
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    Shogun 6/19-6/27 First Wahoo of the season

    Great fun! And good to see the wahoo starting to show at the rocks.
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    My first White Seabass...seriously!

    Obviously you were saving yourself for that one. Fantastic!
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    4 a healthy mental state

    Just stay away from certain toxic threads. That kind of back and forth doesn't help this situation what so ever.
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    Best of BD Offshore / Inshore videos.....

    While fishing for local calicos on light line, I hook into a TANKER and get towed. A few years ago in Newport Harbor, the giant zebras went WIDE. The bite was so crazy I was laughing out loud to myself.
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    Post your last fishing Pic!

    Donkeys are delicious!
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    New gear for CHRISTMAS!!

    Absolutely incredible generosity in this place! Wow! I'm sure your actions will almost ensure this young man stays on the right track. Hopefully Dylan, as you get older or even now, you understand the meaning of "pay it forward."
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    How to Crimp Properly

    Very informative Ali. Best of all, you speak clearly.
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    new lo ann 3/13/20

    Just understand that March is early spring where the water temp is very low and the weather very unpredictable. Is booking a trip so far in advance worth the risk? And why go all the way to SD to fish Cortez or SCI when you live in Seal Beach? Just something to consider.
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    pictures from bay bass to yellowtails

    OK, Dylan I'm going to try to match your studliness of yellows, wahoo, and bay bass. 30 lb yellowtail on the Pursuit also. 2 recent donkey spotties. And my first wahoo ever years ago on my first long range trip on the Islander. Not the biggest fish but certainly got my stoke on!
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    Best On board fish handling??

    Here's an example of a large yellowfin being gill and gutted aboard my trip on the Independence last year. I assume all long range boats do this. It's a lot of labor for the crew that really go out of their way for every big fish.
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    And also a friendly and genuine likeable person.