Offshore 7/21 - Paddy Whacked Em

Cole418

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  • Jul 18, 2019
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    Cole
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    2018 Parker 2320 - "Reel Busy"
    Hey guys short report since I’m pretty worked over from the crappy conditions today.

    Went out today hoping to repeat the epic paddy day I had last Friday with Cody in his skiff but this time on my Parker with my usual crew.

    Got 1.5 scoops of bait around 530 and off we went.

    I was a bit concerned about the short interval west swell with wind blowing all night and I was right… definitely made for a bumpy ride as we headed on an inside line towards 371.

    Played with some tuna and lots of birds, but not foamers at all, in the morning right above and inside the 371.

    After no luck on the tuna we kept going for operation paddy whack.

    As usual, paddies were hard to come by and right when we were starting to get worried… we finally found our first paddy at 5/29.

    We got lucky and it was loaded with YT and a handful of dorado.

    We ended up getting full limits for 4 of us on this paddy and then did a little catch and release before continuing on.

    We worked back up the line and found more tuna around the 425… birds and breezers all over but very boat shy… we had one very quick hit on the madmac but that was it.

    Continued on up and found a small paddy in Coronado canyon around 7 miles southwest of north island that ended up kicking out another 8 or so quality yellows between 15-20lbs and also 2 more dorado hooked (landed one).

    All in all - an awesome day on the water with my dad and buddies!

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    hucklongfin

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    It doesn't look to bad out there. It's always a good day with limits of YT!
     
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    Cole418

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  • Jul 18, 2019
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    2018 Parker 2320 - "Reel Busy"
    Great day catching fish. I guess its not the norm to share the love and call in the paddy spot over VHF since you had limits and just caught and release.

    I’m not the stingy type…. As evident by this post from 6 days prior where we got 10 other boats all hooked up


    This paddy was NOT like that one… I had 4 of us and the action was pretty much over after our 22nd fish (limits then 2 released).

    Didn’t think to call out for anyone to take a gamble on radio fish since we pretty much beat it up good and left when it quit biting.

    Did the same in the next paddy we found.

    Anyways, no need to be sarcastic about it - it was just different circumstances than the previous trips paddy which had enough biting fish to for multiple boats
     
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