Offshore 8/9/22 The ocean is loaded

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OK going back to Monday 8/8 caught this 96 lb fish a few miles off the beach on Yozuri BONITA. 17 mph... have never trolled a lure that fast in my life, felt weird.

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Tuesday I want to talk about. Did a half day look around trying to catch a dorado. Saw dorado on kelps as close as 3 miles from shore. The fish on kelps were skittish didn't want to eat live sardines. One of the kelps at 7 miles we had the drone up looking for the dorado on the kelp. Then a marlin comes in the frame and sort of spooks the dorado. Then the dorado follow the marlin. Wow, cool! Saw greyhounding dorado everywhere. Finally got one dorado off these open water schools. Saw a swordfish too, put the Bear Flag II on it! About 130pm the tuna start to pop and boil 2-6 miles off but I don't need any more of those.

Fish count for the day: 1 Dorado

Fish SIGHTINGS: 250+ dorado, 1 marlin, 1 swordfish, 250+ bluefin tuna. This is all within a 10 mile radius of Newport Beach, that's why I am making this report. 1 to 5 years from now we will look back during the next La Nina event and remember how good we had it...because before 2015 I never saw anything like we are seeing now.

 

flyliner

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Awesome video Ryan.

The amount of fish out there right now is insane. Tuesday I was casting to foamers from my bow pulpit and looked down to see 200 pound fish just swimming directly under me ….and then pop up on bait 5 feet off my transom. With so much fish spread out everywhere it is seriously hard to pick what direction I want to run to out of the harbor.

It’s crazy, and I’m not really even thinking about all this dorado. I’m not sure there has ever been this many mahi in our local waters.
 
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    SICKNESS!!!
     
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    OK going back to Monday 8/8 caught this 96 lb fish a few miles off the beach on Yozuri BONITA. 17 mph... have never trolled a lure that fast in my life, felt weird.

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    Tuesday I want to talk about. Did a half day look around trying to catch a dorado. Saw dorado on kelps as close as 3 miles from shore. The fish on kelps were skittish didn't want to eat live sardines. One of the kelps at 7 miles we had the drone up looking for the dorado on the kelp. Then a marlin comes in the frame and sort of spooks the dorado. Then the dorado follow the marlin. Wow, cool! Saw greyhounding dorado everywhere. Finally got one dorado off these open water schools. Saw a swordfish too, put the Bear Flag II on it! About 130pm the tuna start to pop and boil 2-6 miles off but I don't need any more of those.

    Fish count for the day: 1 Dorado

    Fish SIGHTINGS: 250+ dorado, 1 marlin, 1 swordfish, 250+ bluefin tuna. This is all within a 10 mile radius of Newport Beach, that's why I am making this report. 1 to 5 years from now we will look back during the next La Nina event and remember how good we had it...because before 2015 I never saw anything like we are seeing now.

    Bro.. This footage is amazing. Mind if I share it?
     
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    OK going back to Monday 8/8 caught this 96 lb fish a few miles off the beach on Yozuri BONITA. 17 mph... have never trolled a lure that fast in my life, felt weird.

    View attachment 1412271


    Tuesday I want to talk about. Did a half day look around trying to catch a dorado. Saw dorado on kelps as close as 3 miles from shore. The fish on kelps were skittish didn't want to eat live sardines. One of the kelps at 7 miles we had the drone up looking for the dorado on the kelp. Then a marlin comes in the frame and sort of spooks the dorado. Then the dorado follow the marlin. Wow, cool! Saw greyhounding dorado everywhere. Finally got one dorado off these open water schools. Saw a swordfish too, put the Bear Flag II on it! About 130pm the tuna start to pop and boil 2-6 miles off but I don't need any more of those.

    Fish count for the day: 1 Dorado

    Fish SIGHTINGS: 250+ dorado, 1 marlin, 1 swordfish, 250+ bluefin tuna. This is all within a 10 mile radius of Newport Beach, that's why I am making this report. 1 to 5 years from now we will look back during the next La Nina event and remember how good we had it...because before 2015 I never saw anything like we are seeing now.

    I'm sure whatever boat stuck that sword would like that footage! Was that Pilikia? Awesome footage!
     
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    onehottip

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    OK going back to Monday 8/8 caught this 96 lb fish a few miles off the beach on Yozuri BONITA. 17 mph... have never trolled a lure that fast in my life, felt weird.

    View attachment 1412271


    Tuesday I want to talk about. Did a half day look around trying to catch a dorado. Saw dorado on kelps as close as 3 miles from shore. The fish on kelps were skittish didn't want to eat live sardines. One of the kelps at 7 miles we had the drone up looking for the dorado on the kelp. Then a marlin comes in the frame and sort of spooks the dorado. Then the dorado follow the marlin. Wow, cool! Saw greyhounding dorado everywhere. Finally got one dorado off these open water schools. Saw a swordfish too, put the Bear Flag II on it! About 130pm the tuna start to pop and boil 2-6 miles off but I don't need any more of those.

    Fish count for the day: 1 Dorado

    Fish SIGHTINGS: 250+ dorado, 1 marlin, 1 swordfish, 250+ bluefin tuna. This is all within a 10 mile radius of Newport Beach, that's why I am making this report. 1 to 5 years from now we will look back during the next La Nina event and remember how good we had it...because before 2015 I never saw anything like we are seeing now.

    What color BONITA were you pulling?
     
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    Looks like a microscope image of sperm . . . :rofl:
     
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