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  1. DOS BALLENAS

    More of a biology question

    The adult fish move around a lot.... even the benthic species. For example there have been multiple sebastes tagged at offshore seamounts like the 43. Several of the rock fish tagged at the 43 were later recaptured as far away as San Pedro and the Coronado Islands.... sometimes as soon as a...
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    BFT Tuna eating Salps

    Tuna are opportunistic for the most part and will eat pretty much anything that they come across. But salps are likely incidentally eaten when foraging on other stuff like the red crabs... salps don't have much energetic benefit to tuna as they are low in caloric content. But yes I have found...
  3. DOS BALLENAS

    Pacific Queen - 1.5 Day - YFT, Skipjack + 1 Bigeye

    drop off the DNA... we can run it for you
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    Pacific Queen - 1.5 Day - YFT, Skipjack + 1 Bigeye

    Yellowfin. Just with longer pectoral fins. LOOK AT THE LIVER PEOPLE! We tested the DNA on another similar fish last year and it came back yellowfin.....
  5. DOS BALLENAS

    Bluefin Tuna Research - Carcasses needed

    In case you missed it last year.... Local Knowledge stopped by for a day last year and took a tour of the NOAA lab in La Jolla!
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    New Youtube Video--Bluefin on the kite

    Nice work Billy. Glad to see you back in the mix this year.... I was out there last Saturday but we got pretty beat up in my 17ft whaler ( F U south winds ) and didn't even want to try flying the kite! If you want to help me out this season I would be stoked! I'm still looking for carcasses...
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    Basking sharks in the channel?

    Nice! They are amazing fish! Not many around these days. For many reasons their population is much lower than it was historically.... both leatherback turtles and basking sharks used to be much more common off California. That said Leatherback turtles frequent Monterrey Bay every year and are...
  8. DOS BALLENAS

    Santa Rosalia multi-species bonanza

    Looks like a fun trip! Not sure about that Dan guy though...... :D
  9. DOS BALLENAS

    Weather projections

    Wind wise yes Saturday looks better. But the left over sea state caused by the blow Thursday and Friday will be pretty sloppy. Two days of strong wind usually means the day or two after are lumpy bumpy. Looks like you have a Bahia though so I'm sure you will be safe.
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    Weather projections

    this weekend does not look good for that run..... unless you like wind and slop! But we are a long ways out so things might change http://forecast.weather.gov/shmrn.php?mz=pzz750&syn=pzz700 THU NIGHT Wind W 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft in the evening...becoming 2...
  11. DOS BALLENAS

    Tribute 4/9 Offshore

    Whoever you talked to was wrong. 50 % of bluefin reach maturity at around 150 lbs. The other 50% mature later. The fish return to the Western Pacific Ocean to mature and spawn. All the fish here are pretty much babies that havent spawned yet. Even the 200 plus lb fish.
  12. DOS BALLENAS

    Bluefin Tuna Research - Carcasses needed

    FYI http://www.sportfishingmag.com/pacific-bluefin-tuna-not-endangered-species-act The National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) has rejected a proposal to add Pacific bluefin tuna to the Endangered Species Act. The American Sportfishing Association released a statement approving the...
  13. DOS BALLENAS

    Bluefin Tuna Research - Carcasses needed

    Thanks for the reply. Everyone I know that works in the fisheries division here at NOAA loves to fish. NOAA Fisheries was created to ensure that our US fisheries and fishing interests were looked after.... both commercial and recreational. You're welcome to come by the lab in La Jolla anytime...
  14. DOS BALLENAS

    Stop the local seining of our YFT and BFT.

    Albacore are doing JUST fine. The albacore off Washington and Oregon are different from the albacore we get off San Diego. They have a different migration pattern than the albacore we see off Southern CA. Currently albacore are avoiding southern Ca right now due to oceanographic conditions, as...
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    Stop the local seining of our YFT and BFT.

    So the commercial fisheries have been closed and sardine numbers are still going down..... But you blame it on commercial fishing taking all the sardines? It is not due to radiation. Such fake news. I can point you towards some actual research if you're interested in learning?
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    Stop the local seining of our YFT and BFT.

    Well said. The commercial guys depend on fish for their living so it makes sense that they are very organized. The commercial guys are also highly invested in trying to promote sustainable fisheries through regulation and the rebuilding of fish stocks. If there are no fish they make no...
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    Stop the local seining of our YFT and BFT.

    Wrong. From a peer reviewed scientific journal: Baumgartner et al. (1992) reconstructed the history of biomass fluctuations of the sardine and northern arachovy Eragraerlis mordax since 270 AD on the basis of the deposition rate of scales onto the bottom of the Santa Barbara Basin. They...
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    Bluefin Tuna Research - Carcasses needed

    Approximately.... it varies a little bit. It was probably closer to 5 years old. Hence the ~4 years old.
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    Big Local YFT - Late Report 6/17

    My thoughts are when the fish are on balls of anchovy like that that they have a hard time seeing any other bait... when the water is black with anchovy the sardines probably blend in well... but they can see the poppers and jigs splashing around at the surface probably so they hit them as a...
  20. DOS BALLENAS

    Skip.....Skip.....Boom! - 182 Area - Weds 6/14

    Carcass was indeed donated! Thanks Ali! Nice fish! Keep them coming! The stomach on this fish was plugged with pretty digested red crab suggesting it was feeding earlier in the day on crab.... then got lazy and ate Ali's well placed flyer!
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    Cow wrangling at 182

    Nice one right there! What a great specimen! Would have been an amazing sample too!?! Was it a big boy or girl?!? Thanks for the report! hopefully I can do the same this week!
  22. DOS BALLENAS

    Bluefin Tuna Research - Carcasses needed

    The short answer is yes. I fought the MLPA process, attended meetings, and represented myself as a fishermen. Fishing for take is my passion. I eat a lot of fish and fish a lot. I covered 250 miles last weekend chasing them, to no avail sadly. I did manage a few last year though! NOAA is all...
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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...
  24. DOS BALLENAS

    YT grade from Liberty Friday, May 26?

    Are you sure that isn't a HOMEGUARD albacore? I hear they are short boiling at the butterfly this year!
  25. DOS BALLENAS

    Shogun 3 Day leaving 6/1 Roll Call

    Thanks for the report!
  26. DOS BALLENAS

    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...
  27. DOS BALLENAS

    Fun day of fishing on the Malihini yesterday

    Yes sir. Keep your eyes open for more basking sharks please! haha twoBASKO!
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    Fun day of fishing on the Malihini yesterday

    mmmmmm basking shark and bonito salad
  29. DOS BALLENAS

    Call for bluefin tuna carcasses AND late report from the 371

    Bump for science! Time to go again! Bring of the cows, and guts please!
  30. DOS BALLENAS

    Camping at BOLA

    Right on. It has also been my favorite place to camp for almost 30 years. The place will is a little somber without Tony senior, but it will always be the same and the traditions will all continue.
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    Camping at BOLA

    Campo Archelon is doing great despite the loss of Super Tony. Tony his son has the place dialed in. I was there last week and the camp is doing great. They have 4 new showers, and electricity in the cabins now... so the place is the same with a few improvements.
  32. DOS BALLENAS

    11/3 Yellowfinned Tuna

    kinda hard to tell from your picture but does not look like hake to me... the first vertebrae on lower half of hake are very unique and easy to ID... http://access.afsc.noaa.gov/REEM/SET/VertData.php?NODC=8791040102 next time save it! Hake otoliths are easy to ID as well.... here is a helpful...
  33. DOS BALLENAS

    La Jolla report today, 30+lb Yellow, White Seabass, Saved a life (200lb Black)

    That black seabass is DEAD now! 7 stabs? That is what your fisheries degree taught you? You must not have learned much while getting that degree! All you have to do is push the fish down 10 feet and the air will compress and the fish will swim off. But as you don't carry an anchor I assume you...
  34. DOS BALLENAS

    Call for bluefin tuna carcasses AND late report from the 371

    Hey guys, Thank you to those of you that have donated carcasses in the past week! Keep them coming! Here is a picture of the gonads on a 110 pound female... If you guys catch any female fish over 100 pounds please try to keep the gonads and heads for me! The gonads are tucked up and run...
  35. DOS BALLENAS

    Fish movin out!!

    The albacore that they catch in Oregon and Washington are not the same body of fish that we see off Southern California..... the theory that they swim by us and head up to Oregon is wrong. The fish off Oregon and Washington live up that way and have a different migration pattern than the fish we...
  36. DOS BALLENAS

    Call for bluefin tuna carcasses AND late report from the 371

    yeah many of the sport boats are helping me out....
  37. DOS BALLENAS

    Call for bluefin tuna carcasses AND late report from the 371

    Sorry for the delayed response... been busy chopping into bluefin heads for more otoliths... and planning my trip offshore tomorrow! Negative. In a whaler I was borrowing! When the bluefin you catch are both over 100 lbs I don't think you will be complaining about the 2 fish limit... I sure...
  38. DOS BALLENAS

    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...
  39. DOS BALLENAS

    Underwater video of yellowtsil in shallow water!

    free diving..... And I was wrong about the video... yes he was zoomed in for several shots. And it was shot with a Sony camera. Not sure which camera.... one of the new models and it has a separate underwater housing
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    Underwater video of yellowtsil in shallow water!

    This was all shot last summer between August and September... my brother is the one who took the video and did the editing... check out the other videos he has on youtube.... more good sheet there No zoom.... all shot with Replay XD video camera.... fish were not shy!
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    Underwater video of yellowtsil in shallow water!

    all shot in San Diego
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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"...
  43. DOS BALLENAS

    EASY BUG LIMITS!!!

    Actually most rock fish can be released alive.... and the data shows that they not only survive but sometimes make large migrations. All you have to do is drop them back down to the depth you caught them at..... it is simple and a no brainer if you like rock fishing.... everyone should be...
  44. DOS BALLENAS

    Blue Marlin Reports Here

    no just for billfish unfortunately. Or there is a student at Scripps tagging yellowtail you can contact..... if you want to tag and release yellowtail
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    Blue Marlin Reports Here

    Kit should be in the mail soon I hope.... James Wraith who is in charge of the tagging program will be in touch with you! If anyone else is interested in tagging NOAA will provide all the tags and a kit to build a tagging pole.... for free Send an email to : [email protected] Tagging is...
  46. DOS BALLENAS

    Blue Marlin Reports Here

    What am epic thread! If any of you guys want to tag the marlin you release let me know.... I can get you tags and a tagging kit for free.... or go to this website and contact us. You can also see all the results from previous tagging at that website...
  47. DOS BALLENAS

    Loggerhead Sea Turtle Sightings

    real time sightings emailed to that address will be killer..... helps a lot when working with limited funds!
  48. DOS BALLENAS

    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...
  49. DOS BALLENAS

    No Blue Fin but....

    I would be happy to run the DNA and figure this out for you.... If you can get a small piece of muscle tissue to me I can get the results back in a week or so..... I'm actually running DNA from another fish that the angler thinks is a blue..... I'm at NOAA in La Jolla. Owyn
  50. DOS BALLENAS

    Albacore research: I need your help

    the fish off Washington and Oregon are different fish..... the fish off Wa and Or have been there forever.... they commercially fish them up there the albies off socal are different fish.... they are 650-800 miles west of here.
  51. DOS BALLENAS

    bay of LA crazy good

    roads are as good as they have ever been.... Route? Um prob Mex 1?????
  52. DOS BALLENAS

    Help with la jolla offshore protected areas

    Actually the WHITE buoys DO NOT mark the northern reserve line anymore. Those buoys mark the line of the old reserve...... if you are fishing just outside (west of) of the white buoys then you are fishing inside the reserve. I have seen several kayakers fishing for bait in that are recently and...
  53. DOS BALLENAS

    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...
  54. DOS BALLENAS

    Basking Shark Sightings/ Tagging Project

    It's that time of year again! Two sighting off the Channel Islands in the past month..... keep me posted if you see any of these things please! Owyn
  55. DOS BALLENAS

    Red Tuna Crab?

    They are actually here all year long..... they are considered a benthic (bottom dwelling) species.... they usually are down deep on the sea floor. But during warm water events they are known to raft or swim near the surface.....
  56. DOS BALLENAS

    CALICO HEAVEN!!!!!!!!

    The point is yellowtailo spawn at two years old nice calicos original poster...... totally fine to keep a limit given that there are millions of them
  57. DOS BALLENAS

    CALICO HEAVEN!!!!!!!!

    Which is A MUCH FASTER growth rate than calicos............ which is what the previous poster was stating. Who mentioned dorado? and the published research you're quoting is old, poor science, and needs to be redone
  58. DOS BALLENAS

    Lower 9 yft/yt quick report 8-1

    Thanks skyler! Yeah that is one of my tags! I was gonna email you the release info today, but here it is as well just in case Tha fish was tagged 7-13-14 on a kelp near the 302 by a friend of mine. So it wasnt at liberty for very long and didnt move very far! Thanks for the call on the tag...
  59. DOS BALLENAS

    Basking Shark Sightings/ Tagging Project

    hahah nice whale shark Andy :) Sorry guys I don't get on this website very often anymore...... I should have updated this a few months ago. In 2014 there were a handful of basking shark sightings..... but they were short lived. We got reports of multiple sharks off Avilla beach in mid to late...
  60. DOS BALLENAS

    Bigeye ID

    David Itano is the man. He lives in Hawaii and has research tuna for his entire life....... not too mention grew up here in La Jolla and is one hell of a fish killer.... he used to fish La Jolla in a metal canoe
  61. DOS BALLENAS

    Bigeye tuna!

    yellowfin have extremely long pec fins.................. compared to bluefin
  62. DOS BALLENAS

    Bigeye tuna!

    ACTUALLLLLLLY...... the liver of a bigeye tuna will look exactly like the liver of a bluefin or albacore. see the thread Jason posted yesterday The liver of bigeye, bluefin, and albacore all have veins that run through their livers ( not grooves) which act as counter current heat...
  63. DOS BALLENAS

    K&M Sportfishing Tanker Seabass & Yellowtail

    solid work from San Q's finest! Good job Pajaro!
  64. DOS BALLENAS

    50 miles and need a fish ID

    Its a Jack Mackerel: aka spanish mac, spanish mackerel, spanish jack, or scientifically trachurus symetricus And seeing those early is a good sign????????????? That's pretty funny as they LIVE here and are available year round! The bigger jack mackerel are always found offshore in the SCB...
  65. DOS BALLENAS

    late video report: August 2013 in Bahia de los Angeles

    rained ever day, sun every day, fish all inside the bay. I would go again in August.... I like it hot and humid. Makes the beer taste better! its a 15 ft Gregor..... it was the Canadian special model, but I gutted it and made it my own... it's the yellowtail special model now!
  66. DOS BALLENAS

    Caption Contest- Win a 9" Tapered Flex Bubba Blade $54 value!

    Dissection complete. Swordfish eye muscle sample #1278. Marine biologists world wide use the Bubba.
  67. DOS BALLENAS

    El Nino in 2014???? Maybe!!

    isn't it a little early in the year to see any local response from the potential El Nino? I thought the sea surface temperatures that are monitored for predicting El Ninos were recorded from buoys that are near the equator? Mcgyver wrote: "Take note they are not as numerous as they were in...
  68. DOS BALLENAS

    As in the Lumber jacks? Craig Heberer?! Yeah i know them :)

    As in the Lumber jacks? Craig Heberer?! Yeah i know them :)
  69. DOS BALLENAS

    El Nino Coming in 2014

    Since 2007 the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) has been all over the board. Over the past few years we have had numerous El Ninos and La Ninas, sometimes within the same year. An El Nino or La Nina is defined by a 3 month average of sea surface temperatures recorded at the equator. If sea...
  70. DOS BALLENAS

    Sad News From LA Bay

    One of the best story tellers in the world. Herman lived the good life, and will be missed. Hope you find that lost vein..... RIP Herman
  71. DOS BALLENAS

    121 LOBSTERS ON THE HELENA !!

    from what I have heard the commercial guys are sucking a big fat d*c! this year..... hope things improve for you and the commercial fleet soon!
  72. DOS BALLENAS

    Help/Advise mostly help !! Travel to BOLA

    Cross at San Isidro....... totally legit. Hit it at 6 am and buy your tourist visa there....... super simple. Don't get caught in a car wreck without the visa!!
  73. DOS BALLENAS

    Lobstering at San Diego Bay and Mission Bay... is terrible. Opening Week too.

    how about a quota and limit the number of commercial traps they can fish? There is currently NO limit to the number of traps!!!! Most commercial guys are fishing over 300 traps! Not to mention that there has been a redistribution of effort with an increase in the number of commercial lobster...
  74. DOS BALLENAS

    albacore and radiation

    Yeah I get it. Read the response I made above in response to a similar question from another poster.... And I'm sure you've caught a ton of albies and looked at a lot of stomachs. I'm not surprised that albacore eat "what's available, when it's available"...... that is obvious, and exactly...
  75. DOS BALLENAS

    albacore and radiation

    Lots of results coming soon..... I will post links for those interested. - - - Updated - - - thanks, I do what I can!
  76. DOS BALLENAS

    albacore and radiation

    Wow you're right! I totally didn't expect the yellowtail I caught last week on a squid nest to have a belly full of squid! I was shocked! Maybe I wasn't clear. I was more interested with the fact that there was tonnage of anchovy around one year, and then it was gone the next. I guess It's not...
  77. DOS BALLENAS

    albacore and radiation

    I'm actually a fisherman myself thank you. And if you're a fisherman too then you know that with out regulation a lot of fish populations would be struggling. And when I speak of regulation I only talk about commercial fishing. We both know that recreational fishing with hook and line will...
  78. DOS BALLENAS

    Anybody know this guy?

    He seems like an idiot, but maybe he has a commercial license?
  79. DOS BALLENAS

    Bill fishing off of Eureka

    If you guys get into those mackerel sized albies save a few for me! I could use otoliths from those fish! I work with a reasearcher who is using the otoliths to trace migratory routes and find out where the babies are being born..... Nobody knows where the albacore are spawning...... Let me...
  80. DOS BALLENAS

    Tag Team!!

    I agree, it should have grown more. When it was released the weight was estimated and I think it was over estimated. In reality it was probably a 25-27 lb fish when tagged...... I never saw the fish. My colaborator tagged it and he only estimated the approx weight. For reference a differenty...
  81. DOS BALLENAS

    Tag Team!!

    Nice work tag team! Thanks for the call Mike! This fish makes three inshore tag recoverys in the past 12 months! Those bigger yellows are staying pretty local!! Details on the fish: It was originally tagged at the Cove in La Jolla on 1/17/13. It was estimated at around 30 lbs when tagged. So...
  82. DOS BALLENAS

    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...
  83. DOS BALLENAS

    Albacore research: I need your help

    Results from the samples YOU provided are coming in..... http://www.triplicate.com/News/Local-News/Tuna-safe-despite-Japan-radiation-leak-researchers-say
  84. DOS BALLENAS

    Albacore and Swordfish-Monterey Area

    howboutwhynot? NOAA and PIER are NOT the bad guys...... open your eyes and maybe you will LEARN something
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    Albacore research: I need your help

    Anybody interested in helping let me know..... I can use more help this year. Thanks for reading and please respond with any questions. Owyn
  86. DOS BALLENAS

    More SwordFISHING this weekend - 7/13 - Getting closer.

    What no opah? You should be setting a shallow line as well...... Very nice rig. Pretty sure it was fishing LJ Cove the morning of 7/14. They kept setting up "short drifts" inside of everyone fishing..... can you show them how to fish inshore as well:rofl::rofl::rofl:
  87. DOS BALLENAS

    Torrey Pines cluster F Bed Thread

    I was there today. Trust me you should all go back hahaha! It was WFO :rofl: Thanks for sending the donkeys that don't know how to anchor, can't catch their own squid, and almost crash their boats at the launches :rofl:
  88. DOS BALLENAS

    Bait fish species question

    Jack Makerel.... aka "spanish jack"
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    Basking Shark Sightings/ Tagging Project

    thanks for the heads up Matt! This is the time of year....... and there have been a few sightings, but nothing like a few years ago..... Fingers crossed we get a few local SD sightings.... keep the reports coming please! Owyn 858 342 6372
  90. DOS BALLENAS

    Yellows going off at Nados 5-9-13

    Red crabs can be found in SOCAL year round..... nothing to get excited about unless they show up in BIG numbers..... in 2012 there were yellows caught at the islands with red crabs in their stomachs as well.... an opah caught two weeks ago had ONE pelagic red crab in it's stomach. Spanish...
  91. DOS BALLENAS

    Coastal Kayak White Sea Bass

    :hali_olutta:Beautiful Stevooo
  92. DOS BALLENAS

    Slow Bass... Nice bycatch

    in that shallow I doubt it was an opah... prob a big old goat
  93. DOS BALLENAS

    Point Loma RF

    can you tell me the exact spot you were fishing?
  94. DOS BALLENAS

    MR RICK WOODSLEY & COMPANY IN SQ.

    nice fishing right there! wow!
  95. DOS BALLENAS

    Basking Sharks seen again off Socal

    NOAA is conducting a study to try and better understand their movements... http://swfsc.noaa.gov/textblock.aspx?ParentMenuId=123&id=982 The goal is to tag them with a pop off satelite tagging device to help us better understand their migration patterns and biology.... They are the second...
  96. DOS BALLENAS

    Basking Sharks seen again off Socal

    They re pretty impreswsive in person.... the first one we saw circled the boat and was not scared! Super cool! Thanks for the report! :hali_olutta:
  97. DOS BALLENAS

    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...
  98. DOS BALLENAS

    Dana Halibut 2.6.13 The Window Opened

    I'm thinking angel shark....:hali_olutta:
  99. DOS BALLENAS

    BOLA Help

    If the wind isn't blowing too bad you can kayak from La Gringa out to the islands... but I would be very careful if you do that! In terms of pangas I always hire Marcos from Marcos Sportfishing. Marcos has a nice super panga and knows the area well. He is located at Campo Archelon which is just...
  100. DOS BALLENAS

    roadtrip $$$

    SICK! Looks like so much fun! NIce job Kelly! Now get back to the yellows!:hali_olutta: ps:You better tell people which spot it is quick or the BD police will fry you! :rofl:
  101. DOS BALLENAS

    2013 Baja Part 1

    Exactly. John and a few of the other guys here seem to understand. :hali_olutta: It's not about the spot. It's about the friends, the memories, and the adventure. I could have added more detail, but I think the pictures said enough? NO Derek it's not a secret spot. Speaking of pictures I...
  102. DOS BALLENAS

    San Quintin Yellowtail...on the iron!

    sick! sick! sick! :hali_olutta:
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    2013 Baja Part 1

    You "guys" that NEED the spots make me sad. I don't think you get it. Spot Spot Spot??? Turk Turk Turkey! Why people judge other peoples posts is beyond me! WTF guy?
  104. DOS BALLENAS

    2013 Baja Part 1

    Baja.... There are thousands of spots just like it! It's not about the spot... i'ts about the adventure and exploring! :hali_olutta:
  105. DOS BALLENAS

    Surf fishing in Cabo in Feb

    Wesley Brough is one of the guys that Jansen's may refer you too. Local kid that just flat out knows how and where to surf fish in Los Cabos. Kid can play a mean acoustic guitar as well. Here's his website in case you want to get in touch X2.... this guy Wes is on fire... look him up on...
  106. DOS BALLENAS

    Basking Shark Sightings/ Tagging Project

    Better get a bigger boat! :rofl::hali_olutta:
  107. DOS BALLENAS

    Asuncion Yellowtail get bigger every week

    RIP Stan. Saddened to hear the news. Stan was a very kind guy that worked hard to help everyone. You will be missed Stan :hali_olutta:
  108. DOS BALLENAS

    San Quintin Yellowtail "240"Slugs

    NIce work Kelly! Let the good times roll...every day counts!
  109. DOS BALLENAS

    la bay reports?

    thanks guys! Hope to be there in less than a week! Report to follow!
  110. DOS BALLENAS

    la bay reports?

    Any recent reports? This week? Last week?:hali_olutta:
  111. DOS BALLENAS

    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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    Albacore

    haha yeap, I think I got those fish! Stoked! Who knows about the way that fish acted... sometimes they just give up. Was it gut hooked?
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    Limits of Blue Fin Tuna on The Pride 2 Day Charter

    Rick! Call me buddy! I have your reward!
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    Looking for a Good fishing guide in BOLA

    what is your price range? Igor is the best, but also costs the most! If you want a cheaper nice panga with a good local captain check out Marcos Sportfishing at Campo Archelon.... just north of town on the paved road to La Gringa... Marcos will put you on the fish. He has a killer super...
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    Suprise on the 14

    First off: Congrats on an amazing local fish! I am green with envy!!! after seeing several dozen gaffed in the past few years I don't think it would be a problem... the bony plate refered to above is actually pretty deep below the exterior pectoral muscle... and it's pretty small and can be...
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    Suprise on the 14

    Such a SICK fish! NICE work!!!!!!!! recent article on opah: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/aug/19/opah-seen-more-often-off-southern-california/?print&page=all
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    Albacore

    bump! they are biting hahahaha!
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    2010 SAC/NOAA Biological Sampling Program

    bump they are around!!!!
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    K&M Tagging WSB with PIER

    professionals! :notworthy
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    Live another day: yellowtail tagging

    def not wide open... only thing I went home with yesterday was a sun burn!
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    Albacore help!

    Trust me I have been thinking aboutdoing just that.... BUT! I live in San Diego.... which is a 16 hour drive round trip. What if they don't bite? Then what do I do? Sit there all week and wait? There are TOO many variables.... what if the fish don't bite, will the weather cooperate, will...
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    Albacore help!

    Hey Karl, If you can bag the guts up after you remove them that would be perfect! If you can keep the heads also that would be ideal! Either way if you can help that would be killer! Kris who responded below has been dworking hard and keeping me guts! He fishes up ther a lot... as he said...
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    Albacore help!

    I stll need some help guys! Im begging here! Please!!!!
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    Albacore research: I need your help

    I still need some help guys! PPPPPPPlease!!!:hali_olutta:
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    Live another day: yellowtail tagging

    No data yet... very early stages of the project! Yes, the theory is that the smaller fish from kelp paddies move inshore and stock our local kelp beds&#8230;??? <font size="3">As far as circle hooks....I&#8217;ve seen plenty of fish with swallowed circlehooks.<!--?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...
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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

    good call! Sounds like the tourney this year should be pretty exciting!
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    Albacore

    Nice! Yeah no scales really... I do keep them when I get a whole carcass, but the otoliths and the stomach are the most important! Let me know when you get em!:hali_olutta:
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    Albacore

    yeap! got that one for sure! STOKED! :hali_olutta:
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    Albacore

    just missed that one... but I should be getting fish off the Pacific Star tonight! thanks guys... these reports are helping out a lot! Call me directly if you get a chance because it's hard for me to keep checking BD... 858 342 6372 :hali_olutta:
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    Sunday Aug 19 - Daytime Deep Drop fishing for Swords with Team Booby Trap.

    most fish are SHALLOW at night.... tagging data shows that most fish have diurnal patterns and stay deep during the day and then swim up to the surface, or close to the surface, at night. They are following the forage.... or the deep scattering layer (DSL). Sword fish feed day or night. They...
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    Limits of Blue Fin Tuna on The Pride 2 Day Charter

    Hey Rick! nice work! I remember you from last year on the New LO-An! Call me about that tag..... I can handle it for you :hali_olutta: 858 342 6372
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    Albacore

    I'm on it and thanks!:hali_olutta:
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    Albacore

    I'm pretty much just interested in the otoliths... but I need to take a measurement of the head so I know the size of the fish. If you record the fork length of the fish and then remove the otoliths then that would work!:hali_olutta:
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    Albacore Research Results

    you never know unless you try. Honestly, if the fish aren't hunbgry they won't bite...
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    Albacore Research Results

    bump!
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    Sunday Aug 19 - Daytime Deep Drop fishing for Swords with Team Booby Trap.

    WOW! EPIC! Keet at it and you WILL get one..... not too mention there is other bycatch down there...
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    Albacore

    bump! pleeeease save em for me guys!
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    ALBACORE AT THE E. BUTTERFLY. ?

    Hey if you guys hear of any more albacore caught can you put me in touch with the boats that got em??? I could really use a few albacore carcasees and stomachs to help me out.... thanks! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/northern-california-reports/446931-albacore-help.html
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    channel bouys salmon and thresher

    eat it... its fine... mercury level is no big deal it taste great! just dont eat ten pounds of it every week!
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    San Quintin 240 Slugs still chewin!

    any tuna yet?????!!!!? Paddy fish?
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    Albacore Research Results

    bump! so wher are the albies???? http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/northern-california-reports/
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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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    San Quintin yellows

    sock sicck sicccck
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    Moss tuna - again

    Small fish are better than no fish!
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    23 Albacore and some amazing video

    speechless. video is amazing!
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    Albacore help!

    Just sent you a pm... classic! wow! Sounds like it was WFO! That's a great idea! Only problem is that I live in San Diego... but from the sounds of it, I think i need to make a drive up there!
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    Albacore help!

    I just want to say thank you to everyone that has stepped up and saved me some heads! I owe you guys!
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    2010 SAC/NOAA Biological Sampling Program

    Thanks for the bump :rofl: So what are you saying? Fisheries managment is fishy? I'm just an honest guy trying to do honest work. I've been around here for a while: http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/search.php?searchid=13708720 But hey, if you don't believe me that's fine with me...
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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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    Moss Tuna

    Nice work! And so it begins!
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    sunday. perfect tuna conditions

    Honestly? you hear this every year: "fish with frayed tails are on the move" From what I have gathered, this is just an old wives tale...every one has their own theory. Show me a study to prove it. Until then IMO, frayed and splintered tails, are simply a result of fish beating...
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    Albacore

    albacore? what albacore? you might as well forget about albacore for another coupla years guys.... not gonna happen!
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    2010 SAC/NOAA Biological Sampling Program

    yeah I'm in touch with the CPFV captains.... and they are helping. I'm trying to reach out to the private boaters more than sport boat guys and see if there is any interset. Sport boat guys: if you want you can ask the deckhands save your stomachs I'm sure they would do it!
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    2010 SAC/NOAA Biological Sampling Program

    Yes! Any and every samples helps. Ideally the whole carcass is best, but just the head with the guts still intact and attached would be great! Call me... 858 342 6372 Or if you fillet them at home I can meet you there...
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    2010 SAC/NOAA Biological Sampling Program

    good question... with all the bad press that science gets I'm glad you asked. For the past 5 years I've been working with recreational anglers to develop an extensive biological database which includes a range of samples from a range of species. The problem with a lot of research projects...
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    Biological Sampling Help!

    hahahahaha yeap! :finger: Too bad for the extremists... so far the closures have had little effect on the number of fish I kill! :rofl: LJ sampling is like shooting fish in a barrel... speaking of barrels, I might have to put a few on the skiff soon! Kelps!:2gunsfiring_v1: US or Mex...
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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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    2010 SAC/NOAA Biological Sampling Program

    bump! I still need help...:2gunsfiring_v1: :hali_olutta:
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    7/31 local banks

    watch and learn :hali_olutta:
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    Shark fishing Question

    forgett the threshers... go straight out and chum... there are lots of makos around this year!
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    Heres the Skinny.........San Quintin

    time to go make a tank of squid and spend the night! Looks like SC is on the up and up!!!!
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    avalon bank sharking ...not

    we get them every year on the juvenile shark abundance survey.... not a lot of them, but they are always there
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    Whats Down Deeep

    just feed it to your friends hahahahaha! :rofl: Seriously though, I hear it tastes great, but don't eat a lot of it!
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    Bahia De Los Angeles Memorial Wknd

    EPIC!!! Joel is the man down there! nice fish!
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    Whats Down Deeep

    If you can successfully fish at depth there are all kinds of potential bycatch species, given that you're in a productive area. Some of them are ,tasty, some aren't~ opah, tuna, louvar, escolar all tasty. The rest not so much!
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    K&M SCORE!!!

    words do not describe
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    Most productive Baja Norte Yellowtail fishing Memorial Day Weekend

    do not do a three day to LA bay.... especially if it's your first trip there. 8 hours is do able, but if this is your first drive there expect it to take more like ten hours! I think your odds are against you.... too much wind in LA BAy right now, and the YT fishing won't heat up until later...
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    My first WSB

    Nice fish Bart! Got a new pup too huh?
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    Basking shark video

    Keep your eyes peeled boys and girls! I will be on the water all weekend hoping for your calls! Tight lines and Bloody Decks!
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    Albacore Research Results

    bump
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    Basking shark video

    Thanks Travis! That video is pretty cool! I would love to get in the water with one!
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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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    A thousand words

    Fish are all over... keep the right attitude and good things will happen!
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    A thousand words

    Lets go fish! :2gunsfiring_v1:
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    A thousand words

    hahahahahahahaha:waglleybooty:
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    A thousand words

    woops, sorry :rofl: don't worry, it was released from the blanket in a timely manner :hali_olutta:
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    Basking shark video La Jolla

    Right on! thanks for the heads up! Keeps me motivated... I'm back out tomorrow morning... these guys are pretty ridiculous to target!
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    Basking Shark Sightings/ Tagging Project

    http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/inshore-islands-fishing-reports-southern-california/424218-basking-shark-video-la-jolla.html this is what they look like if you wanted to know! Great video!!!
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    Sea of Cortez - Yellowtail & Grouper 4/21 w-pics

    EIPC!!!! Looks like a lot of fun!:hali_olutta:
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    RE: great white at La Jolla

    pectoral fins on a blue that size should be longer....this is another photo that you can only speculate on the ID. That said, it's an EPCI photo! Beautiful work!
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    20 foot white likely a white not a Basking Shark

    Duh, It's much more exciting to say you saw a white shark! Basking sharks are boring! Yes they're easy to tell apart when you're right on top of them and its a clear, calm day. But the untrained eye, in rough conditions, will almost always think white shark.
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    Threshers are here on the east cape.

    Nice work in a tin can! I hooked a few from my grego, but never landed them! If you catch another one can you save me a small piece of muscle for DNA analysis? I would like to know if it's big eye or pelagic also! Awesome fish!
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    20 foot+ great white shark La Jolla

    I'm not blaming him dude.... just messing around, thanks for your concern :rofl:
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    New Lo-An

    great crew, great boat, amazing fishermen!
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    Basking Shark Sightings/ Tagging Project

    I was in La JOlla ALL day yesterday and didn't see any sharks.... PLEASE call me if you see one! thanks, Owyn
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    20 foot+ great white shark La Jolla

    PLEASE program my number into your phone and call me when you see a basking shark. I work in La Jolla and have been tracking them for the past three years.... FYI, there are LOCAL researchers in La Jolla at the Southwest Fisheries Science Center that are actively working on these...
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    20 foot white likely a white not a Basking Shark

    Maybe try contacting LOCAL researchers next time. Researchers at the Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla conduct work on highly migratory species such as basking sharks. http://www.petethomasoutdoors.com/2012/04/basking-shark-sightings-on-the-rise-off-southern-california.html...
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    20 foot white likely a white not a Basking Shark

    tha photo is TERRIBLE and from a bad angle.... it WAS NOT a WHITE shark.
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    20 foot+ great white shark La Jolla

    I will be out there this week looking everyday.... please call my cell if you see one. I will be on the water and ready. 858 342 6372 -Owyn
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    20 foot+ great white shark La Jolla

    PLEASE CALL me with basking sharks sighting info!!!!! I'm locked and loaded with two more tags to put out this year! Lets go team. Stop calling each other names and lets work together people!:_diarrhea_:
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    20 foot+ great white shark La Jolla

    The angle that the photo was taken from can make a BIG difference.......unless you're right on top of them it can be very difficult to ID. The tagging data suggest white sharks should be concentrated up north right now... but there are no fences in the ocean so who knows!
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    20 foot+ great white shark La Jolla

    hmmmmmmmn thats what I was thinking... need better pics!
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    Basking Shark Sightings/ Tagging Project

    Keep your eyes peeled boys and girls!
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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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    good nina news

    They said the same thing last year at about this time.... and we all know how that turned out! Fact is that it has been COLD for YEARS now. Don't expect this year to be any different... although that doesn't mean there won't be really GOOD fishing to be had... it just means most of you won't...
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    Albacore Research Results

    The long range boats were seeing bluefin jumpers in February of this year off San Quintin...! They only saw them up top on the good weather days though... and they had to drive right through to get ot he yellowfin grounds further south. I think the fish are usually too far offshore and no one...
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    Albacore Research Results

    Some of the opah I have looked at are eating juvenile flat fish... apparently the baby sole and other flat fish can be found in the upper water column feeding on small larvae. They start to settle out around 45 mm standard length. I find lots of pipe fish in yellowfin and other tuna caught...
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    Albacore Research Results

    2007 was the last year they were on anchovy.... it was a good year for albies!
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    Yellowtail and Yellowfin in Loreto - March 24

    EPIC none the less! Forget about those YFT ... they're are boring anyways hahaha
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    Albacore Research Results

    I remember in 2007 when the albacore were on anchovy there were fish boiling up on top all over... every stomach that year was FULL of anchovy. Recent year there have been NO anchovy and lots of small squid and crustaceans... which are usually associated with deeper water than anchovies. I'm...
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    Bite is on Loreto castnreel

    fish have tails.... there are no fences in the ocean (at least permanent ones!)!!! Hard not to believe!
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    Hardcore Fishing Opportunity In Northeast

    Sweet! More info on the Sat tagging!?!? What species?
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    Albacore Research Results

    as far as albacore you have a point! With any luck they will stop by and say hi this year! Did you google the paper and read it? There is some interesting information in there if you can weed through all the jargon. As far as the down rigger question I was thinking about it in regards to all...
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    Albacore Research Results

    Efficiency is key... great post Mikey! Has anybody ever used down riggers in Socal for tuna?
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    Albacore Research Results

    you may have to google search for the paper yourself and then open the pdf and download it... the site is kind of slow! <!-- Start Wiley Web Analytics--><!-- SiteCatalyst code version: H.20.3. --><NOSCRIPT></NOSCRIPT><!--/DO NOT REMOVE/--><!-- End SiteCatalyst code version: H.20.3. --><!-- End...
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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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    Tagged albacore travels 14,582 miles in 380 days

    Yeap: to find the depth and temperature results from YEARS of tagging in both Washington and Socal is available on-line: GOOGLE: albacore, Childers, Kohin, Snyder Then clickon the links until you're taken to Migration and behavior of juvenile North Pacific albacore (Thunnus alalunga) read...
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    Old Yellar

    EPIC YELLOW!!!!!
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    Moon & Stars Align at Gordo Banks

    Beautiful pics! Killing it! They should be able to if you ask them...
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    BOLA; Daggetts or Archelon?

    huh good to know... I guess I never checked for outlets in the cabins... I know I have seen people plugging in things at Archelon but maybe they asked and had that set up specifically... it could be arranged possibly... but yeah, Archelon for style, Daggets for ammenities... Archelon also...
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    BOLA; Daggetts or Archelon?

    I go to Archelon... the ramp there is OK... I launched my 15 fter there last October no problem... the ramp is much like Daggets. You should really go in October one year. I've been going down in spring every year since I was a kid. Last year was one of the only times I've been in October and...
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    K&M FEB Special 250.....yep!

    Bump! This was my FIRST trip to San Martin Island with Kelly... thanks for the photo and good times Kelly!
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    Billfish Foundation: Get your tags!

    If you guys can fill out this survey it would be awesome... I can get you tags for free if you want them. Shoot me a pm... http://swfsc.noaa.gov/uploadedFiles/Divisions/FRD/Large_Pelagics/Billfish/Billfish%20Tagging%20Report-88-10--07-11.pdf
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    Lots of Swell !!! San Quintin

    San Quintin SUCKS! DOn't go! I mean, Kelly would go!
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    Basking Shark Sightings/ Tagging Project

    http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/feb/13/sharks-journey-first-science/
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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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    Basking Shark Sightings/ Tagging Project

    Seriously! This just goes to show that we still know very little about the oceans of the world. The ocean is a complicated place and it is always changing. Basking sharks definetely like colder upwelling areas... but it has been shown with tagging in the atlantic that they frequent the...
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    Basking Shark Sightings/ Tagging Project

    yes, this tag does suggest trans-pacific migration and the potential that basking sharks utilize the entire pacific ocean. This does make their potential management much more complicated. Their availability to fishing vessels may be limited in offshore waters depending on their behavior...
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    Basking Shark Sightings/ Tagging Project

    Yeap! We are all working together with similar entities in Mexcio and Canada... there are LOTS of questions about basking sharks. They used to be very common along the US West coast... The fact that people aren't seeing the sharks at the surface "basking" doesn't mean that they aren't there...
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    Basking Shark Sightings/ Tagging Project

    hahaha yeah Keith and I have been talking! Where are you Keith? I have some swordfish info to share with you! As far as basking sharks go: The third satellite tag we deployed popped off last week near Hawaii! We tagged the third shark last June off point Loma. The tag remaind on the fish...
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    Tagged albacore travels 14,582 miles in 380 days

    the return rate for tagged albacore is VERY low... which could be due to many factors. Tag returns from yellowfin and bluefin tagged along the US west coast are much higher. It is thought that yellow and blue fin are most robust and survive longer. That and the fact that albacore have a muge...
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    SEASONS *LIMITS OF BIG REDS* 1/27/12

    Good luck up north this season Jamie! CBASS!
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    GOOD NEWS ABOUT VISAS!!!

    the story changes daily... stupid Visa! Glad you got out Kelly! Hopefully I can get back out to San Martin with you this year! That fishery is so SICK!
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    Calico San Martin 2011

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    Yellowtail Fishing California and Baja (picture thread)

    one more just for fun! 5.31.10 46.2 lbs North County San Diego...
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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...
  249. DOS BALLENAS

    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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    Shark Tagging Programs?!?!?!

    Sorry I should have been more specific. I meant there is no program for the pacific ocean. I don't know anyone involved with the project in the atlantic. I'm sure there is someone you can talk to about this but I don't know who you would want to contact. I would start with contacting someone...
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    Shark Tagging Programs?!?!?!

    The tags are not NMFS. Unfortunately NMFS doesn't have a program where the public can tag fish. It is too complicated with government restrictions and safety regulations... NMFS does tag sharks along the U.S. West Coast. They have tagged many sharks in rcent years. Should you catch a...
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    SNOWYBAJA...checkitout

    Bloodyslopes! bust out the snowboard! I
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    Thanksgiving weekend K&M

    Nice yellow! More pics! Wish I was there! Happy Holidays Catian family!
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    K&M San Quintin 240 yellowtail

    nice fish! wish I was there!
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    Bahia de Los Angeles 10/9/11 - 10/16/11

    thanks! There are bigger yellows there right now too! Its just a little to far out of the bay for my 15 ft skiff... the day I left I heard of a spot that produced a dozen or more yellows to 35 lbs on bait and iron.... not to mention a 30 lb wsb!
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    Bahia de Los Angeles 10/9/11 - 10/16/11

    Campo Archelon... it has 8 pallapas and two cabins... mellow kind of a quiet family camp atmosphere. Its located north of town off the road to La Gringa... just look for the big signs with sea turtles on them
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    oldman picts from sea of cortez

    where did you stay? it was pretty perfect down there for small boat slaying!
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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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    Morro Bay Dorado???

    Amazingly they even catch dorado in Oregon!! Albacore eat squid in San Diego too... they will eat what ever is available... and the past few years there has been lots of squid up everywhere! But yes, albacore do act differently depending on where they are and what they are eating. The...
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    BOLA Yellowtail

    they are biting right now down there full speed... I was there last week and it was WFO on 4-7 lb models everywhere inside the bay... it was by far the best YT fishing I have seen in the bay. And there are bigger models being caught at spots outside of the bay... LOTS of fish
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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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    Santa Cruz - great day on water

    Nice job on the albies! Were there a lot of boats out there?!? See you tonight to pick up those albacore heads for research! thanks Owyn
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    YFT big-uns!

    on the rapala, so cool! great pics!
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    Bloody Deck TODAY......solo

    nice fish Tommy! Solo rules :hali_olutta:
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    Link to my 8-day report on the Excel-09-23-11

    nice third post... I'm sure you have lots to share:rofl: Great report TunaSlam! You have been killing it this year!
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    Socal in September

    Did you mean hell of a fish? Try posting when your not wasted. It might be easier for the rest of us to understand what you're trying to say.
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    Socal in September

    Whats up Tommy! How is your new boat? I have been busy working and killing things! Sold the 12ft and moved up to a 15! So far she is very fishy! The fish in this "report" went 39.7 lbs bled out after two days on ice. She was caught on a Salas 7X dirty green acid white surface plug. Water...
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    Socal in September

    Sorry. Does this help? :rofl: I thought people only wanted to see pictures these days anyways? I did a quick search and it seems to me that your past reports also include very few details. http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/search.php?searchid=11168368 In fact your last couple of posts...
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    SEASONS * 2 DAY BFT REPORT* 9/15 - 9/16

    FAD fishing at its finest! Nice job Seasons!
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    Socal in September

    birds yaks tails
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    BOLA - Best place to stay / Best Guide?

    depending on your budget, for $200 you can always charter Marcos from Marcos Sportfishing at Campo Archelon just northof town on the right side of the road... he has lived there for 30 years and knows the area well, he has a 200 hp tiller model 26 ft super panga I think
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    K&M inshore paddys!!!

    diablo blanco! you guys are slaying it?!
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    Small Albacore?

    bump
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    K&M San Quintin Yellowfin & Yellowtail!!!

    looks nice out there! now lets see some biscuits to go with that gravy!
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    San Quintin "BIG YELLOWTAIL"

    :2gunsfiring_v1:Kill :2gunsfiring_v1:Kill :2gunsfiring_v1:Kill The Tuna For Me Kelly! Nice jurel!
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    20110724 302

    what kind of fin bait? Chunks? Were you chunking? Nice fish and thanks for the report!
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    Pride-7/20-7/21 WSB

    maybe because they got the helmet last night?!? seriously guys, keep this :shithappens: off the internet. :_diarrhea_:
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    Live Squid at Isla! WSB,Calico,Huge Goats

    Sweet white meat! Squid=WSB I hear they got em good in the dark! Nice job K&M!
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    San Martin Yellowtail....Live Squid!

    :2gunsfiring_v1:Nice work Kelly! Things have been pretty fun all over! I hear they picked a few cbass in the dark there too!
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    solo mission 7/13

    huh? If you are refering to me I never asked where you caught em and could care less...? Nice fish by the way... its nice to know at least one private boater has his shit together enough to go catch some fish. I don't think he can read. Either that or he thinks they only catch tuna in Cabo :rofl:
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    solo mission 7/13

    Crusty Rod: you are CLUELESS and making an ass out of yourself. You do realise that pic you are talking shit about is part of his "signature" ......it shows up in every post he posts.... much like your signature line Crusty: "__________________ <!-- google_ad_section_start(weight=ignore)...
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    Albacore Intel

    Migration and behavior of juvenile North Pacific albacore (Thunnus alalunga): see below! http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2419.2011.00575.x/full If you guys want to read something about albacore migrations please click on the above link. This paper in the result of a lot of...
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    45 tons of BFT wrapped yesterday 6/5/11

    You guys can argue over commercial fisheries all day long. Very few responses in this thread have been accurate or informed. The point of this thread was that there are a lot of fish within range of U.S. fishermen (commerical, sport boats, and private boaters). That is a good thing. All...
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    Offshore to 371-182 July 8th

    How big was it? Smaller ( 3-12 in) Jack Mackerel are common inshore and offshore of San Diego. Larger models not so much. Thanks for the report. Hopefully things turn on soon!
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    La Jolla WSB 7-9-11

    that looks more like shadows from the rods n the rocket launcher to me :rofl: males also can display the "stripes" fwiw nice fish btw
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    Small Albacore?

    yea they get much bigger fish out in Hawaii for sure... that is where the smaller fish in the picture is from. They have found albacore larvae near the big island, but its all still up in the air.
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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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    SD Sportfish Sweet Teresa report for 7/7/11 BLUEFIN AT THE 182!!!!

    So close! Damn sharks! Nice job finding the fish closer to home! I think trying a small fly in a krill pattern may potentially yeild a bite? There are a lot of sauries around though so that may be what they are boiling on? Next time!
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    yellows in San Quintin

    Solid work Oscar! So what ever happened to that sea gull :rofl:
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    Basking Shark Sightings/ Tagging Project

    I think that happened last year. The shark was caught in one of the fishing nets. They didn't mean to catch it and made I'm sure that nothing went to waste. These things do happen. Fish get caught in nets. Its inevitable. But these kind of events are rare and can provide unique opportunities to...
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    45 tons of BFT wrapped yesterday 6/5/11

    all I know is that if one boat can wrap 45 tons of tuna 77 miles from the point there has to be a lot of tuna within private boat range... So where are all the reports?
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    45 tons of BFT wrapped yesterday 6/5/11

    duh. I was talking about a sport boat scoring... yes they wrapped a lot of fish, but that doesn't mean they got them all!
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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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    SEASONS *PADDY YELLOWS* 7/2/2011

    Those are nice! Good size too! You're killing it this year!
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    4th July Yellows on the Iron K&M

    Thats what I like to see! Nice fish captain!
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    Basking Shark Sightings/ Tagging Project

    http://137.110.142.7/uploadedFiles/Divisions/FRD/Large_Pelagics/Sharks/BaskingSharkTag-LANst.mov?n=7650 this link should work for the second video... if anyone has seen one recently please give me a call! Thanks again. With out the help of everyone here contributing we wouldn't have been able...
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    Bluefin Stomach Contents? What are the eating?

    If any of you guys can keep the stomachs for me I can identify the contents to species and gladly report the findings... last few years they have been eating a mixed bag, but when they are picky like this it seems they are keyed in on small squid or fish... like 30-60 mm small... Please contact...
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    Basking Shark Sightings/ Tagging Project

    haha sorry guys... I finally pushed to get it approved but have been in Mexcio and very busy since. http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/bass-club/336689-baja-trippin-sq-6-11-jooowwwwww.html Thanks for putting that up Ryan! more video to come... yes that is me tagging the shark.
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    BAJA TRIPPIN' SQ - 6/11 - JOOOWWWWWW!

    If you have never been, San Martin in a skiff should def be on the list! Thanks for organizing the whole thing Duane and Kelly! You guys are f'n slayers! Until next time, bass out!
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    Wine,Dine and Pull on Swine! K&M part 1

    Thanks for the killer trip Kelly! Good food, good people, and good fishing... with a few beers and lots of laughs mixed in for good measure... Always a good time in San Quintin. Can't wait until the next time! To be continued!
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    Big Seabass and

    Great report! Nothing like leaving late and getting it done! Very nice job!:hali_olutta:
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    Basking Shark Sightings/ Tagging Project

    Wow! Nice job! When you saw them were they close together or spread out? I saw the netter too... I believe he is fishing smaller mesh gear and the sharks shouldn't have a problem with it... so they say... Please call me right away if you see one! I need on the water reports... I have been...
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    Fish ID? Here is a better photo

    Scad, Horse Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Spanish Jack, and Pacific Jack Mackerel are all common names or local slang for Trachurus symetricus... and that is nice sized one for the cold water right now. They are common in warmer El Nino years like stated above...
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    Fished the conditions, not the crowd.

    TOAD Jack Mac right there! Good job out there...
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    San Quintin K&M

    Thanks for the update! The wind has to stop some day! See you soon!
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    Basking Shark Sightings/ Tagging Project

    awesome pics! those could definitely help in identifying those fish down the line... this is very cool! Nice job and many thanks... they look like mini submarines, so cool!
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    Chubasco Friday Yellows

    solid day of fishing! nice job... I love the Chubby
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    Launched the boat and headed for the islands...

    Does this help :rofl: if you fish, they will bite! :2gunsfiring_v1:
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    What fish are eating/ Stomach contents

    tuna and other pelagics are fairliy opportunistic... that being said they do have preferences. this is species specific a lot of the time... tuna for the most part will eat what ever they can get. they need to eat a lot to support their growth, movement, and reproduction. Sometimes it seems they...
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    Basking Shark Sightings/ Tagging Project

    We went looking today... didn't see shiat! Oh well... the weather was nice and the run down to the Islands looked easy. Hopefully there are pulling on a few down there right now! Keep your eyes peeled. These sharks are rare, but they are around! Take a pic if you see one...
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    Basking Shark Sightings/ Tagging Project

    Nice! They're crazy animals aren't they... so slow and lazy, but so big and strong. The one we tagged was pretty exciting. It circled the boat a few times just below the surface... it looked like a mini submarine as it went under the bow... simply an amazing fish! To think they get that big...
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    EPIC DAY ON THE APOLLO

    What a score! Nice job! Must be the new Second! Way to wack em Travis et al.!:2gunsfiring_v1::2gunsfiring_v1::2gunsfiring_v1:
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    EPIC DAY ON THE APOLLO

    my god! what a slay fest!
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    11 Pound Calico

    nice fish! F the haters!
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    BIG YELLOW

    Don't worry Don! Long time no see... I miss the good old days at the west marine (not)... If those guys that flamed you cant figure it out they dont need to know! :rofl: http://www.fishtaxi.com/SanDiegoFishing/displayimage.php?pid=389&fullsize=1 Nice fish... I heard it ate something...
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    Basking Shark Sightings/ Tagging Project

    What can I say?!? You guys are AWESOME!!!!!!! At this point I can't provide many details, but I can confrim that with the help from anglers here on BD that we successfully tagged a large basking shark off Del Mar on Sunday the 15th! As more developes I may be able to link the video up and...
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    Excel metered Albacore ?

    oh they will show! but will you be there?:rofl:
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    Basking Shark Sightings/ Tagging Project

    Wow! Awesome!!! Thanks for the response... very appreciated! It's good to know they're showing up locally! Hopefully I can get out this weekend and take a look! Can you tell me how big the animal was? Was it feeding?
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    Cuda's in La Jolla

    actually there were barracuda caught in La Jolla today...
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    SD Sportfish Sweet Teresa report for 5/6-5/7

    another week in the books! Those yellows will get going here sooner than later! Keep at it!
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    SCI SEABASS!!!!!

    best catch of the weekend! nicely done!
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    Basking Shark Sightings/ Tagging Project

    Hey Kevin, Thanks for the interest. Yes, there are always opportunities for the public to get involved. We love and need your help! Are you in Colorado currently? It will be difficult for you to help unless you can make it to San Diego on a regular basis. Thee are several volunteers here...
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    Basking Shark Sightings/ Tagging Project

    Got a call on Saturday from Davey's Locker Sportfishing! Apparently their whale wacthing boat sighted a basking shark about half a mile off the beach one mile north of the harbor. We mobilized and were in the area by 7 am Sunday ready to tag the animal, unfortunately it had moved on... go...
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    Santa Rosa 5/7/11

    nicely done! must have been beautiful out there!
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    COASTAL YELLOW - 4/6/11

    Straight local super tail right there! Those fish are not to be fucked with. Very very nice fish Duane!
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    Low Budget 55.6 pound bass!!!

    SICK SICK SICK!
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    ???prediction/opinion for SQ 2011

    very well put and thanks for the attached link! Can't wait to see if the models hold!
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    SEASONS * CATALINA REPORT* 4/19/11

    Thanks for the report. Those reds sure are tasty! Are you guys going to run rock cod trips south of the border again this year?
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    Where to for White Seabass this season????

    go to San Quintin, call Kelly at K&M... they got a few 70 plus wsb last year... San Quintin is the shizzznit!
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    White Sea Bass off the rocks

    stoked! nice story and fish!
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    This is no April fools! Yellowtail local.

    solid fish! many more coming to a island near you soon!
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    Basking Shark Sightings/ Tagging Project

    data is still being analyzed... lots of sea surface temps to adjust before we have a good track. When its ready I will post it up! Any day now! Keep your eyes peeled.... heard there may have been a sighting off Oside!
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    What type of fish is this

    Chromis punctipinus... aka Blacksmith http://www.google.com/search?q=chromis+punctipinnis&hl=en&prmd=ivns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=WO6MTb2tJoS8sQOgk-yMCQ&ved=0CEUQsAQ&biw=981&bih=612
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    Basking Shark Sightings/ Tagging Project

    I think I can do that. Nothing has been published yet and I'm not sure if the data was corrected for errors in lat/ long, but I will see what I can do! Pretty crazy sharks. The fish was tagged off SD and traveled up to the Morro bay area over the course of about 4 months! We really don't know...
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    Basking Shark Sightings/ Tagging Project

    watch for a bump in inshore water temps if this weather pattern holds!
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    Pics of Fish Co Tackle Shop San Quintin

    wow! I'm impressed... lots of nice tackle and gear! Can't wait to see it in person! Best of luck to you Oscar! Owyn
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    bola

    Joel is a great guy. I have known him for about 6 years, very nice boat and he love to fish. He should be easy to find and will put you on the fish. If not go see Marcos at Campo Archelon which is just north of town about a mile near the abandoned RV park.
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    Seasons Sportfishing CAT Report 3/5/11

    The squid went somewhere. It will be back! Looks like some great weather. You guys will get em next time!
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    K&M short report

    thanks for the report! whats the water temp at MFPTB?
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    mexico rookie

    everyone on your boat will need a mexican fishing license and that means everyone, regardless of whether they are fishing or not. If there is fishing gear on board you all need to have fishing licesnses for everyone... your wife is right to be worried. If you drive down in a RV with a boat in...
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    mexico rookie

    I agree with baadly bent that the BOLA is one of the coolest places in the world to be a private boater. I have towed my 12 ft gregor there a dozen times. There are numerous islands and fishing spots starting less than 2 miles out of town. The snorkeling is great and the water is often flat like...
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    4 Legals and a ton of shorts

    Glad you got a few... nice work for a baby killer :rofl:
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    Kellygirl's Butt

    Really?!? Are you sad about a few legal calicos that went to the dinner table? What about that baby thresher shark in your avatar?:rofl: Oh yea, nice butt and thanks for the report!
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    Danger removed / Epic day Catalina

    cool thanks for that! I was hoping you were goning to say Basking sharks! Next time maybe!
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    mexico rookie

    get pesos as it will save you money in the long run... but it never hurts to stash a hundred dollars in 20's in the truck somewhere... I would leave your boat at home if this is your first trip. If you've never driven that road I recomend doing it for the first time without a trailer. The...
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    Punta Banda Baja C. Mexico

    Nice fish! sick! any pics of the jigs? trolling, casting, or yoyo jigs? thanks!
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    Danger removed / Epic day Catalina

    What kind of sharks? How big were the fins? thanks for the report...
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    World-Record Bigeye

    how many barrels is that?:rofl:epic fish!
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    K&M "rip to rosario"

    wow... my post was going to say "thats a long ride around the check point" but I guess they have check points everywhere these days! Thats freaking crazy... You guys are living the life! Looking forward to making it down there more this year!
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    Basking Shark Sightings/ Tagging Project

    good ideas... Im sure Keith has seen them! They used to be much more common around here and on the west coast... free diving with them would be awesome no doubt! I had a friend jump in with them a few years back and he says that he saw yellowfin down below it swimming together... he jumped...
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    outboard motor carrier/ anchor/ dive weights/ rod holder

    carrier sold, anchor still available
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    Basking Shark Sightings/ Tagging Project

    awesome... great pic and thanks for the info... I will look them up! THat seems to be a small guy... pretty cool photo, thanks for sharing! this is exactly what we are looking for... there are lots of people and places that these pics and sighting get reported and its difficult to compile all...
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    Basking Shark Sightings/ Tagging Project

    Very good questions... yes they are often mistaken for big white sharks. They will be moving slow and on the surface with a large dorsal fin sticking out of the water... you will probably also see their caudal fin trailing behind the dorsal fin. They will be big and dosile animals... easy to see...
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    K&M YELLOWTAIL!!! Sac Reef Trip

    nice! looks like things are lining up for another great season!
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    New Tackle Shop in San Quintin

    yea Oscar! You guys gonna stock surf wax? Best of luck to you and the fam! See you MFPTB soon!
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    Voyager coastal 2-4-11

    Nice fish... and report! aren't you the guy who caught the world record Opah last year??? I was that guy on the New Loan collecting tuna guts...
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    Basking Shark Sightings/ Tagging Project

    We are also asking people who have seen basking sharks in the past to contact us... any information about them will be helpful. If you've seen one of these fish we want to know!
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    No More Nets?!

    its about time! please keep us informed as things develop! this is great news...
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    2011 Baja Spearfishing trip

    simply amazing :notworthy
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    La Paz Manta Ray Slaughter

    This has been going on for decades. I remember seeing piles and piles of fish carcasses every time I went to baja as a kid... and sadly, the piles got smaller and smaller every year...the fishing today in baja is nothing like it was 30 years ago. The fact that the fishing is still pretty...
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    wading boots wood n stream size 12

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    outboard motor carrier/ anchor/ dive weights/ rod holder

    bump... please send me a pm if you're interested... I foget to check this thread...
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    Military Check Points?

    exactly... I've never had anything stolen or out of place... but there are always the stories of missing head lamps and stuff... nothing major, like Surfdoc said... common sense... its not like you have to be worried about them jacking your shit and trying to rip you off... Keep and eye on em is...
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    Military Check Points?

    good advice above... remember: the guys at the check points are mostly kids... they are young and usually nice. That being said, make sure to watch your stuff as they search you. I used to try and speak spanish with them, but I have learned that if you only speak in English and pretend not to...
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    Basking Shark Sightings/ Tagging Project

    If you want to see video of the tagging last year follow this link... News - SWFSC
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    K&M San Quintin Jan 2011

    Sounds like you're really getting to know the back country down there... looks like a lot of fun. now go get those jurelitos!
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    Great start to the New Year from Asuncion

    solid fish tight there! sounds like a blast!
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    Let the shit talking begin

    Am I the only one concerned about the sick pilot house hobie skiff thats rolling around on the sea floor??? Damn, glad you're okay... bummer about the skiff! That thing looked sick!
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    Feliz Navidad!!!! From K&M San Quintin

    Feliz Navidad K&M and Familia! How was 4's? Tried to hail ya as we drove through town.. was in bahia de los angeles for a few days... it was nice... wfo spotties!
  406. DOS BALLENAS

    December Huge WSB and Dungeness 12-23

    thats a good day right there! nice december cbass...
  407. DOS BALLENAS

    San Diego butt slapping bonanza!

    sweet butts... and nice report!
  408. DOS BALLENAS

    New Potential World Record Yellowfin Tuna - 405.2#!!!!!

    fatty!!! would love to see this fish on the end of my line!
  409. DOS BALLENAS

    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...
  410. DOS BALLENAS

    K&M Sportfishing San Quintin

    wow, trees in baja, who woulda known... looks fun guys! See you next south fingers crossed!
  411. DOS BALLENAS

    11-17/18 ANACAPA SLUGS!

    very nice, very nice indeed
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    San Quintin Yellows!!!

    looks good! damn I need some baja in my life!
  413. DOS BALLENAS

    Yellowtail encore

    wow, sick boat, sick fish, sick pics, awesome.
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    SQ Offshore Report 10/17

    Sick Pic! Those kelp yellows sure are fun to pull on. Nice offshore run! I miss San Q!
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    NLIO

    solid work there tommy! Ive used very similar buoys... they work great. Nice job!
  416. DOS BALLENAS

    PIER WSB reaserch trip wt K&M in SQ

    Very nice! If PIER can't find em, no one can! Weather looks great... and so does the forecast!
  417. DOS BALLENAS

    San Quintin Yellowtail..on the iron

    So you're running day 1.5 day trips now? sounds good to me! The fish count looks better than most 1.5 day boats up north recently!:2gunsfiring_v1:
  418. DOS BALLENAS

    Spectra Sportfishing First Offshore Trip 9-20 to 9-22 Excellent Fishing

    saw the boat yesterday at the docks... nicest rig in the LBC for sure!
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    GREAT BOAT, GREAT CREW, AWESOME WEATHER...

    Tough weekend all around... sounds like the will was there, just wish the way showed up too! Damn tuna feesh!
  420. DOS BALLENAS

    1010-390-471-EBF-WBF-SSK-SCI-43-182-9MB-268 miles for nada

    nice meeting you at the fuel dock... a lot of boats wearing the helmet this weekend... Hope you get em tomorrow! Cant ask for better weather!
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    La Bocana Labor day week

    nice pics Art. Looks like a great trip... did you get to pull on a few yellows yourself? Nice boat btw!!!
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    Mag Bay Report

    thanks for the report! wish I could have made the tourney last month... next year! Owyn
  423. DOS BALLENAS

    Reelhard Tuna Slaughter part II

    solid fishing! vey nice job!
  424. DOS BALLENAS

    SEASONS YFT * BFT REPORT 9/10 - 9/12

    solid tunas there! nicely done as usual!
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    FINALLY.

    those are nice!!! best report of the 2010 season to date, nice fish Seasons!:urno1:
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    K&M San Quintin aug 29

    Thanks for the report!?! Hows the wind? Why aren't you camping out right now?!? I hope the warming trend continues for you guys.... quite a lul in the action for a while! Stupid nw winds are back here... its time for a baja trip!!!
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    $10 saved, $40,000 lost!

    wow! now that would make a lot of chowder! Very nice work... Any more pics?????
  428. DOS BALLENAS

    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...
  429. DOS BALLENAS

    CARLSBAD............

    nice one Tommy! solid local fish there!
  430. DOS BALLENAS

    San Quintin Yellows-WSB better by the day!

    looks good! keep on em! wish I was there...
  431. DOS BALLENAS

    K&M San Quintin

    sounds like its gonna go wfo any day now.... next sunny week its on!:hali_olutta:
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    1.5 day trip New Lo An 8/7

    Alright guys and gals. I'm currently in the process of going through about 100 albacore stomahcs that I collected with the help of Markus and the New Loan. All stomachs are from July- August 2010. On one of the days we had "good" fishing... at around 80 fish for the boat... the other days were...
  433. DOS BALLENAS

    Tuna Must Eat

    Alright guys and gals. I'm currently in the process of going through about 100 albacore stomahcs that I collected with the help of Markus and the New Loan. All stomachs are from July- August 2010. On one of the days we had "good" fishing... at around 80 fish for the boat... the other days were...
  434. DOS BALLENAS

    K&M White Seabass on Live Squid!

    oh shit, there go my plans again! damn it san q!?!
  435. DOS BALLENAS

    BOLA 7/29 : DORADOS AQUI !

    thanks for the report.... looks like fun! any idea on the water temp inside the bay? nice fish...
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    Catalina report with "Pretty" pictures

    thanks everybody... fishing has been very good to me this year... memorial day was a day I will never forget as well. trust, me we would never cross to Catalina in a 12 fter:rofl:
  437. DOS BALLENAS

    Catalina report with "Pretty" pictures

    trust me, this is a very very very late report... I wish they were still biting. The hook was silver if I can remember :hali_olutta:...
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    "Pretty"picture fish report are BORING

    true, but we don't want to get crazy now do we, please don't change your avatar Hawaiian
  439. DOS BALLENAS

    "Pretty"picture fish report are BORING

    somebody needs to get on the water more... I would be crazy too it I was you!
  440. DOS BALLENAS

    SMB twilight trip 7/27 w-pics

    sweet.... next time on the tin can though!
  441. DOS BALLENAS

    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...
  442. DOS BALLENAS

    K&M Sportfishing San Quintin

    Congrats Team "Sea Esta"... water looks nice! how are the beach kelps?
  443. DOS BALLENAS

    SWEET TERESA SCI report for 7/20-7/21

    Nice job out there... we hit SCI twice over the past two days to shelter for the night and conduct a juvenile mako and blue shark longline study... I was out there on a commercial rig The "Ventura II" We were mainly doing a research thing... but we found a paddy on the nine TODAY that was...
  444. DOS BALLENAS

    SEASONS 'CATCH OF A LIFETIME' 7/20/10

    Congrats!!! Hope to see you otw soon!
  445. DOS BALLENAS

    K&M "TANKER SEABASS TIME" San Quintin

    killing it! a little la jolla candy making it happen south of the border... classic shiat... give us our cbass back!
  446. DOS BALLENAS

    K&M inshore session wt "Candy"

    PIER rules... those guys slay it!
  447. DOS BALLENAS

    K&M San Quintin July Albacore

    nice job skipper. The SD fleet had tough fishing past few days as well, fish are in the mud, next week it is game on!
  448. DOS BALLENAS

    Barndoor

    Chowder time! Great catch, congrats!
  449. DOS BALLENAS

    177 pound OPAH

    oh my god. that is some good work there gentlemen. get some!
  450. DOS BALLENAS

    New Lo-an 1.5 7/7/10

    here you go... just ask for a ticket on the New Lo-an and they will set you up. From the North: Take I-5 South, or I-15 South to I-8 west, to the Rosecrans exit. Rosecrans only goes one direction. Take Rosecrans 3 miles to N. Harbor Drive (traffic signal at Winchells Donuts). Turn left...
  451. DOS BALLENAS

    new lo-an 1.5 day 7-7-2010

    good fishing with ya HUgh, hope to see you out there again soon! Next time even more blood and chaos!
  452. DOS BALLENAS

    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...
  453. DOS BALLENAS

    2010 SAC/NOAA Biological Sampling Program

    bump they're here!!!! New Loan fishing in US waters. 70 plus fish yesterday! Outside the dumper...
  454. DOS BALLENAS

    Anyone hear of The Long Run?

    Kevin and the Long run will put you on the fish... great local operation. Give em a call and go get sum!
  455. DOS BALLENAS

    2010 SAC/NOAA Biological Sampling Program

    bump here they come!
  456. DOS BALLENAS

    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...
  457. DOS BALLENAS

    Good four or six pack

    Seasons sportfishing, par none
  458. DOS BALLENAS

    La Jolla WSB/Yellowtail Frenzy 6-26-2010

    no fish in del mar! Oh wait, this is a La Jolla report! Nevermind! Nice haul!!!
  459. DOS BALLENAS

    nice home grown yellow

    wow! I was the guy that cut all my lines when you got that bat ray.... you still owe me an iron... kidding! Nice fish!
  460. DOS BALLENAS

    Pullin Halibut Off Patties 6/20

    see I knew the paddies were holding! Nice butt!
  461. DOS BALLENAS

    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...
  462. DOS BALLENAS

    Coronado Islands BFT

    Sick! Did you by chance see what was in their stomachs???
  463. DOS BALLENAS

    SEASONS WSB * YT ACTION S.D. JUNE 19th / 20th

    Nice Ghost! That yellow pic is sick! Hope to see you guys get into the tuna real soon! Looks like you guys are picking up right where you left off last year! Killing it!
  464. DOS BALLENAS

    06-18-10 WSB FINALLY!!!

    Nice job! Those cbass will cause you to lose many a nights sleep! Congrats!
  465. DOS BALLENAS

    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!
  467. DOS BALLENAS

    K&M....Ok heres the skinny:

    no shit... I love San Quintin... and even if the fish don't bite you can't beat the company and a few good days south of the border. No surf... we split early. We should stayed a few extra days. You guys slayed the checkers! I wish I could have made it out there in the 12 fter! Maybe next...
  468. DOS BALLENAS

    Old Report, fresh Stoke

    so killer... what time of year you were there, August? Very nice trip. Hope you are going this year!
  469. DOS BALLENAS

    Good BFT action

    Go get em boys!!!
  470. DOS BALLENAS

    Tanker Seabass with K&M Day2!!!

    Hook up! Solid work there Captain... now go get another one!
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    K&M is on the TOAD CBASS in SQ!!!

    looks like my plans just changed!!!! kelly pick up yer phone!!!!
  472. Yellow Tail 036

    Yellow Tail 036

  473. life

    life

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    Basking Shark Sightings/ Tagging Project

    hahaha, yes there is a reward... but I think basking sharks are prohibited! If you find it floating though, we would love it back : farmer : Damn the news... it wasn't on today at five. I may have the time, date, or both wrong... update to follow. And, unfortunately, the tag needs to come...
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    Basking Shark Sightings/ Tagging Project

    seriously... I hope not...:2gunsfiring_v1:
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    Basking Shark Sightings/ Tagging Project

    thanks guys! It was a pretty crazy moment... big shark! Hopefully there will be a video up shortly that will show the tagging, and a website that will show the movements of the fish is currently under development. You should be able to follow the fish everyday if the sat tag is working...
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    Bloodydecks/Intrepid 3-day Trip Report

    Nice haul!!! Those look like some nice fish! Bring em up the line already!!!
  478. DOS BALLENAS

    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...
  479. DOS BALLENAS

    LA Bay off the wall for yellows over Memorial Day Weekend

    nice haul... gotta love the gregor... wish I was down there right now! What kind of squid? the big ones? thanks,
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    "WHAT'S on "THE MENU"

    WOW! What a day, who says red tide sucks?!?!?!?!? Nice fish and congrats on an amzAZING DAY... BIG FISH!!!
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    Orca's, Swordfish and chickens..oh my!

    it HAS been a stellar season, and even if the models are saying la nina... the effects from the el nino earlier this winter will be felt for the rest of the year. It may be switcing to a cold pattern right now. But that doesn't mean that we won't see any effects from the el nino that we DID...
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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...
  483. California Yellowtail, Seriola lalandi, 46.2 lbs, 5.31.2010

    California Yellowtail, Seriola lalandi, 46.2 lbs, 5.31.2010

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    South Nine 5/26 Whale Shark?

    wow... what next, big eye tuna from a pier?!? This year has been crazy. If anybody out there has been seeing these sharks consistently I would love to know. NOAA is trying to put a sateltie tag on one of these guys... no one rally knows where they go or what they do... please contact me if...
  486. DOS BALLENAS

    Just got back from........Epic!!!!

    wow, looks just a little fun out there... nicely done! Barrels for breaky!
  487. DOS BALLENAS

    Best way in to Scorp

    pics!!! ya lucky basstird!
  488. DOS BALLENAS

    K&M San Quintin fish/surf

    fish!!!! SUrf!!! the life!!!
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    SC SLAYERS

    sure was a good bite going on there for a while... give us our cbass back! Too bad you guys had to run so FAR outta the harbour!
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    40LB CLUB

    nice feesh... some times the party doesnt get stArted until almost dark.....
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    No love for us in LJ on sunday

    really guys? it honestly DOES NOT matter that the water rolled... keep trying and you will find them. They are here now... wait a few weeks if you want, or just keep trying until you find out what works...
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    paddys sunday

    no there are never fish in the ocean, or US waters for that matters :rofl:
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    Tough fishin below & around the pile on the "AJ" 4.26.10

    nice pics... great color on that tail... at least you got one :2gunsfiring_v1:
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    Fishing Bird Schools

    thanks, no hassle, its xxxxxxxx... last legal beach launch in socal... I can probably take a half scoop... its about 14 gallons... 15 hp 4 stroke outboard... I think I burn about a gallon per trip. This kind of fishing is not easy, although it can be very rewarding.
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    Catalina Island on The NoZilla.........

    so your saying I can make it in my 12 fter!?! Nice job getting out there! Sick rig...
  496. DOS BALLENAS

    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...
  497. DOS BALLENAS

    04-24-2010

    nice fish, hopefully the wind we are expected to get this week doesnt push the temps back down anymore then this last storm.
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    LJ 4/24

    pretty much any place in LJ is a good place to make macs... use your meter, start near the kelp, looking in between 60- 95 feet... try inside the condo, near the inside corner of the kelp beds... you may see see them on the surface puddling or hanging out. Macs tend to be harder to find during...
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  508. DOS BALLENAS

    Cen Cal Ghosts

    thats not a wsb! nice shit eating grin ya bastird!
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    Tagged albacore travels 14,582 miles in 380 days

    if anyone is interested in participating in this project please private message me. this is a project spearheaded by the South West Fisheries Science Center here in La Jolla. We need the help of all recreational anglers fishing for albacore this year. This tagging project is part of a...
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    CONWAY,may be part aztec.

    nice olive there Juan... me likes those!
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    sad news from noaa

    the part to focuss on in the link that you posted is the fact that there is a significant amount of warm water anomaly going on...
  512. DOS BALLENAS

    sad news from noaa

    http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/enso_advisory/ensodisc.pdf sad news??? read this one... its happening.
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    WIDE OPEN WINTER YELLOWS IN SQ.

    The Bird is the word! F ya!:jig:
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    Bluefin Tuna in the surf!

    I want to know how many people were down there today! This is one of the coolest things to every wash up in socal if you ask me! I'm trying to contact the guys who own the pens to see if anymore broke free!
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    K&M Sportfishing San Quintin Baja. Jan 15 2010

    Hey Kelly, Nice feesh! How was the fishin down there in past el nino years? I mean the good el nino years... this year is shaping up real fast.... flash FLOOD! Hope to make it down there next month! Its gonna be an epic season on the tails no doubt, especially if they're biting now...
  516. DOS BALLENAS

    Jan El Nino Report Now "Strong"

    If you don't think the surf has been good so far this winter... then you obviously know nothing about surfing, at least in southern california. And if your wondering where the rain is... talk to me next week... the surf is here... and has been for weeks... January saw only a handful of days...
  517. DOS BALLENAS

    Updated "Still Growing" El Nino Report 12/10/09

    the surf is here... now get ready for the rain... seriously, time to fill some sand bags! Get ready. This is what the emergency response community is saying (courtesy of Ken Coale - Oceanographer, Moss Landing Marine Lab ): Currently, the strong El Nino is reaching its peak in the Eastern...
  518. DOS BALLENAS

    El Nino this year?

    the surf is here... now get ready for the rain... seriously, time to fill some sand bags! Get ready. This is what the emergency response community is saying (courtesy of Ken Coale - Oceanographer, Moss Landing Marine Lab ): Currently, the strong El Nino is reaching its peak in the Eastern...
  519. DOS BALLENAS

    Jan El Nino Report Now "Strong"

    Climate Prediction Center - Monitoring & Data: ENSO Impacts on the U.S. - Previous Events take a look... pretty good signs!!! Get ready... tuna on my twelve footer coming to a post new year soon!:Pelvic_Thrust:
  520. DOS BALLENAS

    K&M San Quintin "found a cool spot"

    looks pristine... bet you didn't see another soul! Nice work.... must be tons of killer spots like that! Holding water all year though?
  521. DOS BALLENAS

    K&M Winter Specials! San Quintin

    Big? Its gonna be GRINDing! Wish I could make it some time soon, scrap into a few for me!!! Surfin the rock???
  522. DOS BALLENAS

    K&M Winter Specials! San Quintin

    The Catians definitely have San Quintin dialed... did I mention they charge too? Kelly on a heavy one circa earlier this year!
  523. DOS BALLENAS

    Fishing KM 94

    pics of the girls?
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    LJ Homeguard on the plastic!

    gotta love the kelp cutter rig... wish I had that spectra so many times in the past... nice one! its always nice to have the pond all to your self... there are some bigger grade fish around if you put in the time!
  525. DOS BALLENAS

    very early El Nino report

    check this page... there have been a lot of minor fluctuations over the past few years... stronger events cycle every 6-8 years or so... we are due for a big el nino... Climate Prediction Center - Monitoring & Data: ENSO Impacts on the U.S. - Previous Events
  526. DOS BALLENAS

    Chicken for Thanksgiving! 11-17-09

    Sick one Robert... nice fish! Keep up the solid work and I'm sure theres a December tuna in your near future!
  527. DOS BALLENAS

    very early El Nino report

    pffffffffffffft :smoking33:
  528. DOS BALLENAS

    Happy november

    sick! did you check the stomachs???
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    10/26/09: Albacore, YFT & Dorado

    right on, thanks for that... yep, bled spiked and gutted asap is the best way to preserve the meat quality... Those little fish the dodos were eating were probably juvenile spanish macs... they have been grinding tons of them. Its amazing how much these guys can eat. Tuna have a very high...
  530. DOS BALLENAS

    10/26/09: Albacore, YFT & Dorado

    That stomach contents look like small lancet fiah... did you keep it? That carcass would have been pretty valuable to me. Pictures are awesome! I found some big pelagic octopi in some other recently caught albacore... they can have a very diverse die, feeding on lots of critters from down deep...
  531. DOS BALLENAS

    K&M Sportfishing, San Quintin

    how far out are the yft? may be heading your way next month... when is the race?
  532. DOS BALLENAS

    Offshore Prediction report: Weather/Swell Tailwalker

    Don't forget the dorado out there as well... I was on the New Loan Tuesday, shitty weather but we managed about 20 dodo's on smaller kelps, and 21 albies to 30 lbs or more on jig strikes and a few bait fish... This weekend looks very nice, By now everyone knows I need some help collecting...
  533. DOS BALLENAS

    Albies in the fog 10-17-09

    NICE fish! Did you soak any big baits on that bigger boil? I was on the New Loan and there were some NICE BFT caught... up to 50 lbs... the biggest fish was on a fish trap on the slide way back 150 yrds. A few good albies were caught this way too. If you guys are going back out, or anyone...
  534. DOS BALLENAS

    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...
  535. DOS BALLENAS

    Baja Trip - Good Fishing 10/3 - 10/10 w-pics

    SICK! BAja is the life! I can't wait to take my 12fter down next month... going a little farther, but that place looks nice. Any wind?
  536. DOS BALLENAS

    Tagged albacore travels 14,582 miles in 380 days

    Albacore are some pretty amazing fish, and we are only just begining to learn about them. All this information is available to the public, including all the research I have done to date to help with this project. Thats why I have been asking all you guys for your help with collecting fish...
  537. DOS BALLENAS

    Dolphin II 2 -day report

    agreed, Its just that all these reports bashing skippers that are doing their best to get fish are getting old... its fishing guys, and sometimes its not easy, remember that.
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    Dolphin II 2 -day report

    actually, they killed em this last weekend... but the pressure drop and weather shift made it hard to find fish monday and tuesday. And when they did find them they just didn't want to play. Theres a good tonage of fish there. You just have to get lucky and pick off the right school. Its not...
  539. DOS BALLENAS

    Dolphin II 2 -day report

    Not to be harsh on your very unflatering report, but did you check the counts? Fish Counts almost NO blue fin were caught on Monday, the first day of your two day... and tuesday was very very poor fishing for tuna. If you had waited until later today and checked the counts you would once...
  540. DOS BALLENAS

    10-11-09 It's not over yet...

    Amazing conditions! 50 mph is so so nice! That has to be the nicest ride on BD!
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    Blue fin!

    rock fish is off limits at the 60. and yes there are almost always blue fin out there... year round in fact. But getting them to chew is another story. fishing slowed yesterday as the counts show. But yes, there are sport boats out there looking as we speak, I mean type. The New Loan will be...
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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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    quality YF still here...........

    the amigo got 5 fish, check the counts....
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    They are watching!!!!!!!!!!

    would you rather they just close the thresher shark fishery all together??? THey were seriously thinking about doing so this year. Do you realize that these new gear regulation changes are indirectly related to the increase in recreational fishing for threshers over the past few years? With...
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    Research Help!

    Its not like telling people that tuna eat squid is going to change anything, but if I can link fishing declines to polution then we aren't the bad guys anymore.
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    Radio Fish 10-1

    DID you realize that some of the people on this board might have gone all the way from SAN diego to THE OC to go fishing because of Ironmans Radio reports... I aggree its kinda lame to post this shit, but... I read his last Radio report. And What did I do? I got in my car and went and bought...
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    west butterfly for tuna? YEP!

    nice fish! any sporties working the area! Sick ride!
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    Find the bait! 9/23/09

    http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/fishing-chit-chat/152803-research-help.html yep, drifting. The 15 ft version must be nice... I would be looking at the 9 mile bank with that one! Went 33 and change. I bring the remains back out with me for burial at sea. No fun in the trash can for a week.
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    Research Help!

    http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/inshore-islands-fishing-reports-southern-california-usa/162655-find-bait-9-23-09-a.html
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    Research Help!

    I'm pretty sure they didn't need your input to figure out where fishermen like to fish. Any idiot can find out that La Jolla, and other areas are fishing "hot spots"... by simply counting the boats and watching where they go everyday.
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    Research Help!

    :rolleyes: hey there buddy. did I see you at the mlpa meeting? I was there and filled out the forms to SAVE the fishing in socal. you sound butt hurt. are you doing anything about it? I live to fish, and fish to live. "we" fishermen have a bad rap for obvious reasons. The only way to...
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    K&M San Quintin, Quality size YF part two

    Eating Good in the neighborhood! Nicely done!
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    K&M San Quintin Tuna...Quality SIZE!

    Those are nice! Coupla fattys!
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    FAMOUS"ONE THUM JOE"IN SQ.

    Nice fish! Fix your cooler now already!
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    Find the bait! 9/23/09

    Thanks everyone! Been hurting for a tail over 20 this year... plenty of rats though. Finally got this guy on 25 lb on my seeker inshore! Not the rod in the pic! Micro sardine, on the birds and near a reef! Super fun fish and awesome day. Saw a huge mola inshore and got chased by a dolphin...
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    I know the YFT fishing is good BUTT! 9/23/09

    Damn! Inshore is on fire! Good clear water