Offshore 7•29•16 Dodo

PENN

sickwithit

Viejo
Sep 28, 2009
242
115
La Mirada, CA
Name
ENER562
Boat
07' GRADY WHITE
Launched out of Dana Point at 2:30am. Picked up a half scoop of deans and began searching outside the harbor for maks. Took us well over an hour but finally made 20 pieces of beautiful maks. Came out prepared this time for big bft equipped with the afco kite, double trouble rig, helium tank, balloons, 130# & 100# wind ons, tiagra 50 loaded with 130 mono for the kite, a tac ii 16 loaded with 80# spectra with a 100# flouro wind on, poppers, colt snippers, flat falls, etc. Of course along with a ton of other rod and reels for the smaller grade bft. We got out to 209 by gray and proceeded west for another 6 miles. Nada but scattered birds. Temp was 70.6 @ the 209. Weather was a bit sloppy but not to bad. Looked at the 181, 312, and everything in between for nada. Saw one small foamer east of the 209 that sank out quick. Went back West of the 209 where the birds were thick and flew the kite with the double trouble rig with 2 big maks over killer meter marks for zero results. Seemed to me like the bft were just off on Friday in that zone. Looked out towards the 277 and my boy spotted a killer paddy. Pitched a big mak on it and it got inhaled by this dodo (see pic). We got one more dodo just a little smaller. Saw more under paddy but they were all lock jaw. Not the big bft we were looking for but I'll take it any day of the week! Searched for the toad bft till about 5pm for no love. Next time! 20160730_122150.jpg
 
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knotapc

Newbie
Dec 28, 2004
85
0
OC CA
Name
Mark
Boat
Robalo 235
Congrats! I did a big circle out to the 209 today and couldn't find a kelp. Looking forward to an awesome August.
 
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Shark Meat

Diehard/Determined CAPT
Apr 5, 2006
2,040
496
San Diego, CA
Name
Mike
Boat
Glacier Bay 2670 Isle Runner - Shark Meat II
NICE Dodo!
 
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oh da shiz

did you say go pheeesh
Jun 13, 2006
908
187
Escondido
Name
Jason
Boat
Ranger Z21
That's a pig dodo. I might have missed the weight but what did that bull weigh? Gotta be 45-50 I'd guess
 
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Blackfish

Marble collector.
Sep 20, 2005
6,372
4,809
My Backyard
Name
.
Boat
toy
That's a pig dodo. I might have missed the weight but what did that bull weigh? Gotta be 45-50 I'd guess


It's nice Dodo for sure, but I would guess 25 max.
 
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