Offshore Birthday BlueFin

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JimmH

Captain
Jun 23, 2003
191
68
Rancho Bernardo-San Diego
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Name
Jimm
Boat
98 Grady White 228; Cobra Maurader kayak
How to "celebrate" the big 6-0? Fished this morning solo West and North of La Jolla with a half scoop of Anchovies out of MB plus a few macs caught at the La Jolla South Kelp. Excellent conditions for spotting the small paddies that are out there, but the five I found were empty. Did find Boiling BFT about 15 miles out. They would not take trolled plugs or feathers, and would sink out, definitely boat shy. Next time they came up I killed the engine and coasted up to a spot of them slamming chovies and threw a Greenback Pattern surface iron to the edge of the boil and let it sink.

Hook up resulting in my first BFT of the season at 35 lbs! Had another take a fly-lined anchovy on a #1 hook later in the morning but missed the hook. Like they say loo0k for the birds and the bait.

Back to Dana Landing by 1230. Only took a photo of the fish in the cooler.
Jimm H.
 
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lamnidae

Member
Aug 25, 2008
431
192
Escondido
Name
Chris
Boat
anything I can fish from
Happy 60th, Jimm. I was wondering if you had gotten out there. Happy to read that you nailed one.
 
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AhSpray

Assistant Gaffer
Apr 25, 2003
648
120
57
Escondido
Name
Rob
Boat
AAA+++ Ho
That's a great way to celebrate such an auspicious milestone!
Congratulations and happy birthday.
 
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@-EZ

Fail, try again.
Apr 9, 2007
14,419
1,906
San Diego, CA.
Name
Max
Boat
Trophy Pro, @-EZ
Damn your old...:D

I hope to do the same on my 60th should I live that long.

Congrats, H-B day and thanks for the info..
 
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steelhead88

Marriage is not a word; it is a sentence!
Aug 18, 2008
805
466
Ventura
Name
Scott
Boat
GRAYLIGHT- Custom 23' Aluminum Pilothouse
That is outstanding, great way to celebrate your big day.
 
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MikeyLikesIt

did you say FISHING ???
Feb 24, 2003
10,295
4,035
East-a-La-Mesa, baby!
Name
starts with an "M".....
Boat
#1 boat scrubber - Team Madrugador
Nice. Happy B-day old man. :D

hope to be doing that when I get that old.....in 3 years.... :rolleyes:
 
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Reel hip

Meet my "Well known Member"
Feb 19, 2008
5,036
1,671
61
San Diego
Name
Doug
Boat
25ft Skipjack fly
There you go! A slimy fishy smelling birthday gift that 40 years earlier would have been something a little different but just as satisfying. Oh...... good job on the Blue Fin btw
 
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Second Row

You Should Have Been Here Yesterday
Aug 8, 2008
1,126
353
Newport
Name
Scott
Boat
21' Grady White - Rusty Hook
Happy B-Day
 
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Paddyman1

Wow that's a heck of a b-day! Congrats on the big 6-0 (it's the new 40 if you haven't heard) and the BFT!
 
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