8-18, 150 to Avalon and along the backside

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  1. r8rs4lf

    r8rs4lf I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    With reports of Dorado in the local channel, I decided to head out on Saturday.

    Short story.........

    No bait tank, all jigs, plastics, and some frozen dead squid from a previous trip.

    Long Beach to 150, no paddies

    150 to Avalon, one huge paddy with no one home

    Avalon around the east end along the back side, caught and released short bass with cuda following jigs to the boat. Alot of bait fish and mackerel.

    West end of Catalina on the way home to Long Beach, saw maybe like 10-12 paddies. Some huge, some small, all produced nothing, but I hit everyone up that I saw. Made sure I didn't leave any doubt when I got home. Threw everything we had, stopped and looked, but nathan!

    Got to launch around 3pm.

    Notes:

    - 17' BW and Honda 90 did great. According to the hour meter, put about 8 hours on it. Did not track my ride yesterday (stupid I know), but did close to 90-95 miles according to the Navionics app.

    - Seas were nice to us, very small swell with flat, calm water most of the day. Not until we got closer to the west end of Catalina in the PM did it pick up which was to be expected. Had no idea the water was so nice on the back side.

    - Ride home was a bit rough. Didn't get wet, but wasn't comfortable.

    Didn't score any Dorado or Yellows, but you know what they say, if you don't go, you don't know.

    Be safe out there!

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  2. naldodook

    naldodook Naldodook

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    Thank you for the report!
     
  3. Tunachaser976

    Tunachaser976 Newbie

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    Hey at least you gave it a shot. My buddy went out in his boat yesterday and scored a dorado on a kelp on the backside. Guess he got lucky and was at the right place at the right time. Only one for the day though.
     
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  4. Ed Y

    Ed Y Well-Known "Member"

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    thanks for the report. Nice long run on the whaler.
     
  5. hookupfish

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    Fish or no fish.. its better to be fishing then no fishing.. better luck next time.
     
  6. RyanErb

    RyanErb Love to fish!

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    Great pics!! Thanks for the report!!
     
  7. bassmeister

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    Nice pics and thanks for the report Alex! Water looks great.
     
  8. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Good effort!
     
  9. watersdeep

    watersdeep I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    What the hell ALEX, you going to go this whole season with out a tank?
    Bite the bullet and get er done. You will be glade you did.
     
  10. r8rs4lf

    r8rs4lf I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    LOL

    I'm just trying to decide what size to get. Currently looking at a Kodiak 22 gallon. I'm in no rush really. Going without allows me to up my plastic and jig game. Plus I love the way squid makes my hands smell!

    What's more important is I do this right the first time. I don't want to have to do it over.
     
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    watersdeep I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    There are Dorado in the channel, it is very unlikely they are going to eat a squid tipped swim bait.

    But then again they did not eat my Macks, Deans or chunks today either. so take your time.
     
  12. r8rs4lf

    r8rs4lf I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Thinking of picking up a spear gun and force feeding them. That might be fun!
     
  13. Hungone

    Hungone Well-Known "Member"

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    Thanks for the report, I went out of Dana point and had the same results
     
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  14. PacificPredator

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    We had a very similar experience yesterday, except we had sardines. But they were weak baits. Saw a few small yellows on paddies, but no interest.
    The island seemed pretty dead. No current and super clear/warm water.
     
  15. the SLIDER

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    I picked up about 25 perfect size Spanish Macks (4-6") and headed out to the middle channel. Found a paddy with bait being chased. Thew the nice Macks out for nada. Then tried a fresh dead squid, fish on. Bring it up and it's a Mud Marlin. WTF.

    I find it incredibly hard to find paddies on overcast days. Traveled over 40 miles saw two outside of 6 miles. Saw lot's of boats stopped, however I don't like crowds.

    For as many boats as I saw yesterday, there should be tons of reports if they were home and hungry.
     
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  16. Trayscool

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    A guy yesterday at davies found a paddy holding dorado in the channel. Only a matter of time before they want to eat

    Also my buddies went spearfishing off PV yesterday and they said a TON of kelp broke off since last week. So we got some paddy floating out there. Should happen real soon
     

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