Breaking the new boat in....

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by connordoyle, Nov 21, 2016.

  1. connordoyle

    connordoyle Newbie

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    Connor Doyle
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    Greetings!

    Feels good to finally be able to contribute something to this thread for once! Last month two close friends and I purchased our first boat. After years of surf fishing and sport boating the right boat went up for sale and we pulled the trigger on it. For three professional musicians with little to no previous boating knowledge I think that we're off to a good start thus far.

    Some of you might have seen her on CL, here she is... 17ft Invader Reef Runner with a 115hp 2 stroke mercury completed with fish finder, live well...etc.
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    After taking her into a shop for a tune up and clean bill of health, insurance, vessel assist, new radio, dry dock in Pedro, First tried to fish the horseshoe kelp, found some GPS coordinates and proceeded to find pretty much nothing, I'm assuming I need to find some better coordinates! Then we decided to first try and hit some rocks around PV to put the first fish on the boat...

    First fish acquired! Humble little Sand dab...
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    It was nothing to write home about but I was pretty happy to break the first boat skunk...

    The next couple days we pulled in some decent rockfish and some nice sheephead all from the PV/Rocky Point Area..
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    When we got the boat we kinda realized that we missed most of the spring/summer bite at the Island and would hopefully be sea ready enough by next summer to finally take on the challenge of crossing the channel and fishing Catalina... Turns out 2 weeks later we decided to go for it! Crazy or not, we did it.. Sure as hell glad we did!

    After looking at the forecast and super high numbers of yellows in the fish counts we picked what we thought was the best day to cross over and catch fish..

    Left Pedro around 6am, averaged about 20mph due to slightly rough seas, made it to the west end in about 70 mins. Not too bad being used to the usual 2-3 hour crossing on the sport boats.

    Started fly lining a few sardines for one decent size bonito, then spotted a few yellows chasing in a dead sardine that was being dragged in to change baits.

    From that moment till about 2 hours later it was pretty much wide open on 5-10 pound yellows with bonito mixed in..
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    Called in a day after catching limits of yellows and keeping about 10 of them for 3 people...
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    Headed back to Pedro around 12:15 and made it back by 1pm! Pretty glassy conditions, averaged about 30mph at 3500 rpm... Couldn't of gone over better!

    Glory shot...
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    On behalf of my boat colleagues and myself nice to meet everyone! Looking forward to seeing some of you out on the water!

    The results....
    excellenttttttt hamachi sashimi... some of the best I've ever had..[​IMG]

    Then ended smoking the bonito and yellowtail bellys for quite an excellent dip..
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    Cheers!
     
  2. Killsfish

    Killsfish Member

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    Congratulations!:devil:
     
  3. cortezpirasea

    cortezpirasea Pangero

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  4. WaterDawg

    WaterDawg Well-Known "Member"

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    Can tell you're excited congrats!!
     
  5. Willdoggy

    Willdoggy Willing Member

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    Congrats on the boat and a great trip to Catalina!
     
  6. sea onion

    sea onion Member

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    That's the way to do it !!!!!!M
     
  7. Blackfish

    Blackfish Fishing, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.

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    Looks like a great day on the water.
     
  8. Fishin Phil

    Fishin Phil Fishin Magician

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    Congratulations. Let the adventure begin.
     
  9. FishinMcNuggets

    FishinMcNuggets Fishin fo' Nutrition!

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    Seen your reports on SCSF. Congrats on stepping up. Lotsa fun to be had out there.
     
  10. robaire

    robaire Angler

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    That's what it's all about right there Bro! :cheers:
    Robert
     
  11. Low N Slow

    Low N Slow Senior Chief

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    I've yet to cross... but I'd leave from Dana Point so the trip would be 40 miles.
     
  12. invictus

    invictus AVD

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    Awesome. And how good does success feel on your own sled!!!


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  13. pacificscout

    pacificscout Hey! You got any frozen ice?

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    Great read.
    Way to go mates.
     
  14. fishsmith

    fishsmith Captain

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    You should write a song!
     
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  15. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Now that's a sensational start on a new boat, right on guys!
     
  16. jscrib

    jscrib Whale Cock

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    Nice going on the new you guys!!!

    j
     
  17. warfrik

    warfrik Member

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    Wtg. Good job guys. Congrats on the new sled

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  18. TEAMFISH

    TEAMFISH JUST ADD WATER

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    Nice job guy's
     
  19. connordoyle

    connordoyle Newbie

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    Thanks! Thanks for showing me how to fish.. lets pray for a big perch return! Fishing will be cheap again.
     
  20. connordoyle

    connordoyle Newbie

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    Hope to see ya out there!
     

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