Catalina report 6/14 yellows and Dad

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  1. Donkey Nick

    Donkey Nick Well-Known "Member"

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    After some time off the water and a happy baby and wife at home, my dad and I left this morning from the Cabrillo Marina at 5 AM. Called the Pacific Carnage and she was loaded with squid, so we headed to the East End of the island and picked up a healthy scoop of small to medium sized candy.

    We hit some spots, working westward with no current and not much action. Worked ourselves all the way up past the isthmus and still found below average conditions and no action. The weather was cold and overcast with a little bit of wind, so the expectations were low at that time. Dad brought lots of good food and snacks and of course that was more important than the fishing!

    We ended up anchoring just west of the Isthmus and in no time...the entire fleet decided to show up. I’m not saying we were there first, I’m just saying that every boat from Newport to Marina del Rey was there. I could write an entire post on how stupid (or ignorant) some people are when it comes to boating etiquette. In the middle of an incredible bite, boats were literally coming up through chum lines and at one time, 20 to 30 feet away from our bow and dropping their anchor. Either people just don’t understand or they are just plain ...holes. There were 3 boats on my bow within 25 yards...crazy.

    It ended up being an incredible display of yellowtail breezing in and out of all the boats. Fish were blowing up in the chum lines of the Sporties and it was such a great sight to see. It looked like most of the boats were fishing sardine, especially the cattle boats. The birds were working the entire area and the fish would be blowing up and we got bit a few different times. It wasn’t wide open, but it was definitely a solid bite.

    Long story short, we went 2 for 5 after some tackle failures and shallow structure. I went one for three and my dad landed his personal best at 15 to 20 pounds solid.

    Our first fish of the day was safely boarded ...

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    My dad went 0 for 2 and then was railroaded buy this fish. After a few laps around the boat and many scary moments, I stuck the gaff in my dad‘s personal best yellowtail

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    Not bad for an 82-year-old grandpa!

    The volume of fish really looked good, however the minute the sport boats left...so did the fish, as all the chum definitely kept them around. The bite literally turned off.

    Hope everyone gets to spend some time on the water with their family, both young and old

    Tight lines and all the best!

    - Nick
     
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  2. longboard85

    longboard85 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Nice job Nick great photo!
     
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  3. karlow

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    Thanks for the report.
    I would have expected the candy would have done a lot better than the fin bait, but I'm no yeller Tail. Great job!
     
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  4. dctalk523

    dctalk523 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Awesome pictures :appl:
     
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    Awesome job getting your dad out there. Special moments and creating great memories!
     
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  6. RodRage

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    We were in the same area around 11 AM birds going nuts, good on you spending time with your pop !
     
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  7. Ed Y

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    Congratz on getting on the fish!
     
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    Good report as usual Nick! See you out there soon.
     
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    WTG Donkey Nick n Pop!


    Write an entire thread about etiquette. Maybe some will read and get a clue. Time to enlighten . . . holes.

    Holes every where I turn in Socal. Starts with freeway driving in cars and continues in the grocery stores with shopping carts. "Give your neighbor some space".
     
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  10. mrkrabs

    mrkrabs I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Nick, wtg man!!! Awesome!!! I get to go Mon w a buddy on his Pro Line CC.....my boat is down for a bit....hope to see you out there soon again:jig::-)
     
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    Solid tails! Pops looks so stoked! Congrats!
     
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    WTG Nick!
     
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    well done!
     
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  15. MikesOcean

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    Awesome memories you will have with your father forever. Totally priceless.

    Congrats on the Fish.

    I was the guy in the CC at empire that you talked too.
     
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    Hi Mike, how did you do yesterday?
     
  17. Donkey Nick

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    Hey brother! Sorry about getting in a little too snug. Hope you did well!
     
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    No worries man. All good. We have all been guilty of doing the same. But You immediately reacted, changed your course, and apologized. Not like other ass clowns who don’t have a clue and drop anchor in your chum line.

    I have never lost so many fish because of human error. We were fishing 20lb and went 2 for 6 getting busted off. Not to mention all the farm jobs. I’m usually pretty good about not losing Fish. But me and my buddy kept trying to horse the Fish in forgetting we were using 20. Shit happens. Haha. Nonetheless we had a great time. Sure beats the hell out of working.
     
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  19. MikesOcean

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    Hey Oliver,
    2 for 6. Let me know if you are planning to go out.
    Mike
     
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