150 DODO it's true. Skipjack to boot!

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StagecoachHB

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Sep 15, 2011
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Brent
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Ranger TUG 21ec Arsenal ...sold: STAGECOACH 27' Boston Whaler
Just crossed to Avalon from HB Harbor. Trolled blue and white feather and purple and black cedar plug. Straight heading out 132 feet of water just before the 150 west of the rigs. ZZZZZZZZZ fish on! DODO goes airborne! Must have jumped 10 times flipping. One hell of a show. Im solo on the boat so my hearts racing. Got to land this thing. Noone will believe it.. took me 4 passes by the boat to finially gaff it. Made 3 or 4 good runs with more aireals .... 1st Dorado on the boat ever.

I reset and keep going. 6 miles out of Avalon i get slammed on the plug. Fought it to barley color and it pops off. Idk what but it was 30-40lb range.

Reset. Instant zzzzzzzz another fish on. less fight than before but still has to be something good. Just fucking wow. First ever Skipjack! Not to big but IDGAF. This crosssing had been epic. Got a bunch of sizeable bonita as well. Im off to try to end the day with a yellowtail. Im at Catalina till monday so I think I can make it happen. Tight lines and Go Buckeyes!

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jim isbell

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Jim Isbell
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19' Campion/115 4 stroke Yamaha
Just crossed to Avalon from HB Harbor. Trolled blue and white feather and purple and black cedar plug. Straight heading out 132 feet of water just before the 150 west of the rigs. ZZZZZZZZZ fish on! DODO goes airborne! Must have jumped 10 times flipping. One hell of a show. Im solo on the boat so my hearts racing. Got to land this thing. Noone will believe it.. took me 4 passes by the boat to finially gaff it. Made 3 or 4 good runs with more aireals .... 1st Dorado on the boat ever.

I reset and keep going. 6 miles out of Avalon i get slammed on the plug. Fought it to barley color and it pops off. Idk what but it was 30-40lb range.

Reset. Instant zzzzzzzz another fish on. less fight than before but still has to be something good. Just fucking wow. First ever Skipjack! Not to big but IDGAF. This crosssing had been epic. Got a bunch of sizeable bonita as well. Im off to try to end the day with a yellowtail. Im at Catalina till monday so I think I can make it happen. Tight lines and Go Buckeyes!

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Nothin wrong with that--and I KNOW the feeling--all alone, OF COURSE you hook something no one will believe--and even if they DO believe you, it isn't the same. Which of the two rigs did the Dorado hit?
 
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Aug 2, 2009
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Nice job Brent, you earned your DoDo flag for sure! I can tell how stoked you where when you sent that text......you have a long weekend ahead of you, I'm sure i'll be getting more.
 
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c-goat

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That dorado looks huge in the first pic compared to the last pic.Just goes to show ya.
 
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ssrmr2

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Nice aku! Sweet flat!

Now the crowd will be at the 150 while I chase yellows inside! Perfect!
 
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StagecoachHB

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Sep 15, 2011
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Brent
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Ranger TUG 21ec Arsenal ...sold: STAGECOACH 27' Boston Whaler
Update. Just trolled 4 rappallas 10 miles from avalon to v's and around. Not one damn strike. Where the fuck are these catalina yellows. The quarry had been a hot spot. O'well time for a cocktail. Tomorrow is another day. Ill try the other direction. O, yea the water was green out to 300 feet as well.
 
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7raptor

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yup
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Update. Just trolled 4 rappallas 10 miles from avalon to v's and around. Not one damn strike. Where the fuck are these catalina yellows. The quarry had been a hot spot. O'well time for a cocktail. Tomorrow is another day. Ill try the other direction. O, yea the water was green out to 300 feet as well.

Cat yellows like it clean. congrats on the dodo of a lifetime!
 
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Auggie

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Nice job solo Brent, I,m leaving HB in a few hours on the Lucky Strike 2. I'll give ya call on the radio tomorrow.
 
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Ripnsumlip

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Paul
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Update. Just trolled 4 rappallas 10 miles from avalon to v's and around. Not one damn strike. Where the fuck are these catalina yellows. The quarry had been a hot spot. O'well time for a cocktail. Tomorrow is another day. Ill try the other direction. O, yea the water was green out to 300 feet as well.
I went the other day. We trolled the backside between West Cove and just beyond Whale Rock. We ran into a breezing school. We picked up 4 and farmed 2. Not to big, between 8-12lbs. We caught all on the troll. The hot ticket seemed to be the Rapala X-raps Sardine pattern 15 and 20 ft.
 
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