Brownfin Tuna off a paddy.

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FloMar

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Fished from 6-11 for a Sand Bass and a few rake marks.
At 11AM found this Paddy, and from 11 until 1225 we put the screws to'em, and left'em biting and called it day, we had enough to go around.
4 legals from 25 inches to 27-1/2 pounds with the 2 middle fish 10 and 11 pounds.
Enjoy, and please be safe out there as there's room for everyone.

Kelp Paddy 20180901.jpg Bryan 11# 20180901.jpg John 10# 20180901.jpg Bryan 27.5#  20180901.jpg John 25' #2 20180901.jpg
 
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SAWEEET!! Floating paddy or grove on a rock? City of origin or general location and depth always helpful.
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A free floating paddy with a Mackerel and 7 to 8 inch Sardine mix as far as you could see around it and under it halfway to the bottom, I guess the key would be a depth ehhhh, when I shut it down the meter said 86.3 feet deep, bottom contour nuthin' but hard hard sand, yes the 2 words go together, our fish were all caught on Sardines from 6 to 8 inches, very nice Sardines from Redondo Bait, that's all you get brother. Enjoy what's left of the holiday weekend.
 
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    Patty hopping? Or Flatty popping? Good work, John!
     
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    A free floating paddy with a Mackerel and 7 to 8 inch Sardine mix as far as you could see around it and under it halfway to the bottom, I guess the key would be a depth ehhhh, when I shut it down the meter said 86.3 feet deep, bottom contour nuthin' but hard hard sand, yes the 2 words go together, our fish were all caught on Sardines from 6 to 8 inches, very nice Sardines from Redondo Bait, that's all you get brother. Enjoy what's left of the holiday weekend.
    And that much info is more than fair, IMO
     
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    mhanson59hb

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    Kelp paddy fatty flatty...... You gotta love it!

    Several year ago I caught 2 halibut on a paddy off Sunset Beach in 50 feet of water that was loaded with bait. Coincidence?
     
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    I think I fished that same patty out there a few weeks ago it was loaded with halibut then too lol. Nice to see someone else getting a few too.

    Jeffrey
     
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    Congrats John! Looks like a fun day. Why didn't you teach me about kelp paddy halibut before now?
     
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    Flyline baits mostly? Nope.
    Anything on the troll? Nope.
    I could see fish pushing the bait on the meter, no idea what kind of fish was chasing it. We started a drift next to the paddy 5 different times. Drift 1 legal Halibut, drift 2 short Halibut, drift 3 legal Halibut, drift 4 legal Halibut, and drift 5 legal Halibut, and it seemed we needed to get off the paddy 100 feet and then all hell would break lose, guessing the Halibut were on the perimeter of the massive amount of bait, ohhhh and the current was raging uphill and we just by kowinkadink happened to be in the current break. 4 legals and 50+ pounds of fish was enough, have them stashed and will be paying them another visit shortly.
     
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    FloMar

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    Congrats John! Looks like a fun day. Why didn't you teach me about kelp paddy halibut before now?

    Sorry Glendon, being I can/could never gamble I always have to keep the Ace of Spades in my pocket, I hope you and your family are doing well. John.
     
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    "wide open Halibut on the 302"
     
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