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    Bluefin Tuna Research - Carcasses needed

    Call for bluefin tuna carcasses! The Highly Migratory Species research team at NOAA’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center needs your help collecting gonads (reproductive parts), stomachs, and otoliths from locally-caught tuna. In recent years, large (130-275+ lbs) Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus...
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    5/3/17 North 9

    Launched out of Mission Bay. Grabbed a great half scoops of sardines that lasted all day. Smooth seas and no wind for the first time I've been out all season! Had to make the call and go as the weather looks to turn for the worse later this week! Started at the north 9. Worked up and down the...
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    Call for bluefin tuna carcasses AND late report from the 371

    From the 371 on Saturday 6/4/16 My buddy and I fished all weekend..... Lots of scattered fish, and lots of skiffs running them over. Went 2 for 4 on the 100 lb class bluefin. The landed fish went 112 and 107 lbs. Both popper fish on 80 lb to 80 lb on the 90J. Tons of boat pressure with all the...
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    Underwater video of yellowtsil in shallow water!

    Check this out.... this was all shot in between August and October 2015. It was all shot in less than 30 feet of water, and all shot within 1 mile of the bars in La jolla bieber <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Au7xvRncBpQ" frameborder="0"...
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    Loggerhead Sea Turtle Sightings

    Hey guys, There have been a large number of loggerheads off our coast this year. NOAA is trying to get an idea for just how many turtles are around. They will be running aerial surveys over the next month or so and could use your help! Just in case you see a turtle and want to report the...
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    basking shark sightings???

    Hey guys, I got a report from 5/2/15 that there are a dozen basking sharks hanging our near San Luis Obispo. I was wondering if any of you guys had seen them? If you have seen the sharks recently, or any time in the near future please give me a call! I would like to satellite tag a few sharks...
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    albacore and radiation

    Albacore and Opah Biological Sampling Program We need your help!!! Some current results can be found here: http://www.triplicate.com/News/Local-News/Tuna-safe-despite-Japan-radiation-leak-researchers-say · We are currently collecting samples from albacore, opah, yellowtail and anything...
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    Basking Sharks seen again off Socal

    Hey guys- Looks like a basking shark was seen off Newport last week. http://www.newportwhales.com/whalecount.html <table border="1" cellSpacing="2" cellPadding="4" width="900" align="center"><tbody><tr><td>02/17/13 </td><td>5 Fin Whales, 2 Grey Whales, 1 Basking Shark, 800 Common...
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    la bay reports?

    Any recent reports? This week? Last week?:hali_olutta:
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    outboard motor 15 hp 4 stroke Mercury 2004

    For sale: $575 obo 4 Stroke 2004 15 hp Mercury. Needs tune up. Used on 15 ft Gregor in saltwater. Beach launched. It's a pull start and it ran well until the carb clogged up and it ran really loud. It was pretty reliable, but never ran that smooth, so I'm pretty sure it's minor... but I'm...
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    bait tank: flush mount aluminum boat bench seat

    For Sale: $100 obo Removed from old skiff before sale. Fits inside the benches of any aluminum skiff: dimensions fit into benches of most Gregor or Klamath models. Simple installation: just take the bench off and remove the foam. Insert bait tank. Plumb hoses. Add bait pump...
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    Live another day: yellowtail tagging

    All: Please be aware there have been a few nice yellowtail released to fight another day. If you find them please call the number on the tag! thank you, Owyn :hali_olutta: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/p_dS2h_fAcs" frameborder="0"...
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    Albacore

    I am for albacore heads with guts! Please call me and save me any albacore stomachs you can this summer (2012)!!! Pease! thanks! :hali_olutta: http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/offshore-reports-southern-california/445887-biological-sampling-help.html
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    Albacore help!

    All- I need you help! Please see this thread (updated 8/6/2012) for all the details: http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/northern-california-reports/266610-albacore-research-i-need-your-help.html I need your help!!! · We are currently collecting samples from albacore, opah, yellowtail...
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    Biological Sampling Help!

    http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/fishing-chit-chat/240246-2010-sac-noaa-biological-sampling-program.html Anyone interested in donating samples from sport caught fish please see above link. thanks for reading!:hali_olutta: Owyn
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    Basking shark video

    http://sciencedude.ocregister.com/2012/05/07/video-huge-basking-shark-underwater/171322/ Please call me immediately if you see one of these sharks! Thanks! Owyn 858 342 6372
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    La Holla 4/6/12

    Water temp 56. No bait to be found. We were one of three boats at the northern end all day! A few tern birds on the outside in 175-220 ft of water. Lots of mammals looking around, but not much feeding going on. Most exciting part of the day was the beach launch, but we still made it out dry...
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    Albacore Research Results

    Given the current weather forecast for this weekend I thought some of you might be stuck inside and be need a little reading material. The link below will take you to the PDF of a recent paper published on Albacore Migration and behavior of juvenile North Pacific albacore (Thunnus alalunga)...
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    Billfish Foundation: Get your tags!

    Black Marlin travels over 1200 miles in less than 1/2 a year! http://billfish.org/sections/102-tag-release/posts I though there might be some people interested in learning more about a billfish tagging program that has been going on for more than 15 years! NOAA and The Billfish Foundation...
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    Billfish Foundation: Get your tags!

    Black Marlin travels over 1200 miles in less than 1/2 a year! http://billfish.org/sections/102-tag-release/posts With a recent thread on shark tagging I though there might be some people interested in learning more about a billfish tagging program that has been going on for more than 15...
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    Billfish Foundation: Get your tags!

    Black Marlin travels over 1200 miles in less than 1/2 a year! http://billfish.org/sections/102-tag-release/posts I though there might be some people interested in learning more about a billfish tagging program that has been going on for more than 15 years! NOAA and The Billfish Foundation...
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    Bahia de Los Angeles 10/9/11 - 10/16/11

    Took the skiff down to BOLA for a week of island hopping. We fished near the islands in the foregrounds just two miles from our camp. Weather was decent each morning and we were able to fish until noon the first three days. The rest of the week it stayed glassy all day long...
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    Albacore!

    Hey guys and gals! I'm sure many of you have seen the anchored thread about albacore research, but I wanted to let you know that I still need your help. Apparently the fishing is good out of Santa Cruz right now for albacore! I am picking up a few samples (albacore heads) from Kris...
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    Socal in September

    birds yaks tails
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    Small Albacore?

    Hey guys, I've been talking to a few people and have been told that it used to be common to see baby albacore offshore San Diego. When I say baby I mean 30 cm or less. I was wondering if anyone remembers catching albacore this size? I was told people would catch them towards the end of the...
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    45 tons of BFT wrapped yesterday 6/5/11

    All I know is the San Pedro Pride unloaded approx 45 tons of 40-100 pound class bluefin tuna yesterday 7/5/11. They were caught this Monday or Tuesday I believe in U.S. waters within 100 miles of Shelter Island. This is the same area the sport fleet was looking last weekend. It's only a...
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    wading boots wood n stream size 12

    NEVER USED as they were a gift and they are to big for me... wading boots wood n stream size 12 <hr style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" size="1"><!-- / icon and title --><!-- message -->size 12... 45$ obo posted on this link...
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    Albacore research: I need your help

    NOAA Fisheries and The Sportfishing Association of California Present The 2012 Albacore and Opah Biological Sampling Program We need your help!!! · We are currently collecting samples from albacore, opah, yellowtail and anything else unusual. · By donating the...
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    Catalina report with "Pretty" pictures

    Made the crossing with no trouble. Set up on a spot in the pacific ocean, threw out some bait from my freezer on a hook I tied onto my line. 15 minutes later and I was almost spooled by a 49 lber... It can be hard to see how much line is left on your reel when its dark... turned on the flash...
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    New Lo-an 1.5 7/7/10

    Well, the albies are here... we had a slower pick on troll fish all morning with a few bait fish. Light line with a little weight seemed to get bit on bait for a few stops. Fish are in US WATER! outside of the dumper... as you all know. I managed a good number of carcasses for research, but I...
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    Find the Bait: Part three.

    Wind, wind wind.... isn't that what everybody was bitchin about? El nino this, la nina that? What is actually going on out there. Who knows, all I can say, is we seem to be getting the best of both worlds. At least inshore that is. Lots of coastal pelagics have been hitting the decks the past...
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    Basking Shark Sightings/ Tagging Project

    Basking Shark: Local research <HR style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff; COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=1>Local Researchers Need Your Help: Please call 858 342 6372 to report all sighting of basking sharks to the Southwest Fisheries Science Center attention: Owyn...
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    2010 SAC/NOAA Biological Sampling Program

    2012 Sportfishing Association of California and NOAA Fisheries Biological Sampling Program 2012 Tuna, Yellowtail, Opah and Dorado We need your help!!! · We are currently collecting samples from tuna, opah, yellowtail, and dorado caught in US waters. By donating the...
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    albacore tagging link...

    Albacore Archival Tagging - SWFSC some pretty cool stuff here. there is a new publication coming out soon that will have more detailed results from some of the tags recovered by the sportfishing fleet! keep your eyes open!
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    Basking Shark Sightings/ Tagging Project

    Hi everybody, On Sunday 6/6/2010 while fishing reds on the south nine mile bank we successfully deployed a satellite tag on a 20 foot basking shark. I just wanted to say thanks and let everyone know that without Bloodydecks help we never would have been able to accomplish this feat. This...
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    Find the bait: part two!

    Well, memorial day started out like any other day of yellowtail fishing. Wake up at 4 am, walk the dog, make coffee, and head for the beach. I arrived at the launch ramp to find countless speed bumps and a few tin cans. Most headed out and spun circles around each other wondering what time they...
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    Fishing Bird Schools

    With the beautiful weather, longer days, and large bodies of fish swimming around southern California this spring there will be a lot of fun fishing to be had for everyone. Hopefully everyone works together this year and we all catch fish. These days there are more boaters on the water. That...
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    Albacore Help

    I'm sure everyone has read the anchored post about the tagged albacore that was caught in the offshore reports forum. And most of you know I have been around asking for help with my research project. I work with the same people who tagged and released that very fish. The projects are both part...
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    Blue fin!

    They're back! Check the counts tonight. Gonna be a rough ride out there tonight, but its on! Not sure where, but within 70 miles west south west.
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    Find the bait! 9/23/09

    With stories of micro sardines and mini macs floating around I decided to take the skiff out for some blood and glory. PLenty of bait if you kept looking. Travelled a lot of ground and stopped on lots of bait balls. Look for the new batch. Birds, fog, and one fat yt. I know the yft offshore...
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    US waters!

    Fished with Captn. Keith out of Dana landing today on the Blackjack. US waters trip for yellowfin tuna and dodos... http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/fishing-chit-chat/152803-research-help.html Found a kelp... rat yellow kelped me, go figure... outta there.... We got out just east of the...
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    San Quintin 9/5/09-9/6/09

    Well, I went back to San Q over the last weekend to try and redeem myself. I was there last month with an old friend. I lost a nice fish and watched him catch two nice white seabass that trip. Humbled to say the least. This trip was a quick one. Camped on the beach on Friday night. Beautiful...
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    Late LA bay post

    Went down to Bahia de los Angeles the first week of August. We were going to fish San Quintin but the wind had other plans for us. The weather in Bahia was excellent. Not too humid or hot and no wind! We started off the first day fishing kayaks north of La Gringa. I told my friend from Santa...
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    New Loan 9-2-09

    With a few boats venturing out into US waters this week and the fishing getting better and better I was finally able to get out for a 1.5 day with the New Loan. Marcus had the day off and Travis was running the boat. Fishing was steady in the morning for a mixed bag of medium grade albacore...
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    Rare Catch: Lancet Fish 8/21/09

    This was caught in US waters on The Cortez with Captain Jim... they had great fishing for a light load on a great boat. This is pretty rare catch and really weird fish. It was picked up on the troll passing a kelp paddy. The smell and slimy texture reminds me of a barracuda kinda... oh ya...
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    Morro del Santo Domingo

    Heading down to baja next week. I have been wanting to go to this place for a long time. Does anybody know if 4x4 is required? Camping nearby? Somewhere to park the car thats safe? Advice? Will post report when I return... I really would like to check this place, as I've only heard good...
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    Research Help!

    Whats up everyone For the past two years I have been working with The Sportfishing Association of Ca (SAC) and NOAA fisheries. Those of you in Oceanside may remember me from when I worked at West Marine. At SAC and NOAA we have been working to build an extensive biological database for the...
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    La Jolla 5/7 and 5/8 late repo

    http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a208/owyn12354/DSCF0024.jpg Launched at the shores mon morn about 7, easy bait everywhere. Loaded the tank and off to the races. Saw some guy straight fall of his boat head first with all his clothes on unintentionally... classic to say the least. Watched...
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    no big deal...

    http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a208/owyn12354/post.jpg Fished LJ for a quick evening session. Double hook up in 45 feet. Both bottom rigs. One 22 in butt landed, followed by a 43 inch 26lb tail... just in time for the sunset. http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a208/owyn12354/possst.jpg
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    8/15 LJ Tails

    lots of tail everywhere, you name it, theyll eat it, windy by noon. oh ya, 8lbsx2, 6 lbsx1 _________________ smaller the boat bigger the fis
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    Lj early Day 8/14

    1st fish , sardine, 7:30, 20 lbs, 12lb test spinning rod set, up 9-15 lb rig 2nD fish, sardine 8:15, 17lbs, 40 lb fluro/mono, bait casting , squider in the car by 9 am and off to work by noon, uh... manana??? _________________ smaller the boat bigger the fish