Dana point - 267 - Barn Kelp circuit...

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Reefmo

Almost A Member
Nov 28, 2016
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Matt Skogmo
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Trout Sniffer - heavily customized 18.5 tracker targa
Did a hybrid program. Launched Dana. Went out to 267/279 and trolled-- looking for kelp and whatever... Found a blue whale -- first for me! So huge. Anyway, motored down and in heading for Barn Kelp. On the way found 3 ENORMOUS paddies -- with absolutely nothing home except for birds roosting. Stopped at a deep rockpile, got a few fish taco's to go. Got to the Barn, not much in the way of kelp. Moved up the line and found a good patch right at pattersons. Posted up outside and upcurrent (current was 'in'-- neither up nor down). Threw out the chum bucket (homemade chum) and chunked a few of the giant sardines from the dana point barge. After about 20 minutes took a look underwater with a camera -- there were only about 1,000,000 13" calico around. The rest of the afternoon was cast, catch, release, repeat ad nauseum. Fun day on the water.

 
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E1 Toro

El Toro
Jun 8, 2018
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El Toro
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Striper 2100 WA, 150HO E-Tec G2
Blue whale that's cool! Good Report.

Friday I worked all the way down to BarnKelp and back up the dropoff. Non existent current made it tough to find any fish. Stopped on over a dozen kelps with some larger marks on the outside but nothing made them go off.

Hoping this week will be different.
 
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John56434

Idk what to name dis
Aug 1, 2019
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John
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Fishing boat
1 calico and a couple of mackeral and sand dab. A couple fish hits but just chewed the plastic off..... pat kelp yt and barn kelp slowwwwwww
 
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