Offshore East and Catalina Foamer Fest 8/8

fish&snow

lurker
May 27, 2014
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James
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Reel Freedom
What a day. Hit East Eand Cat 6:30 am. Looked for yellows. Dogs were heavy so we moved out towards the slide. First foamer spotted 1 mile off island. 3rd foamer triple hookup. One line snaps 50 lb flouro. another 50 snaps, buddy on his fish for 10 minutes going hard. SNAP!!! 3 jigs lost. Continue run and gun on additional 30 + foamers. Hook another 3, all jigs lost. 5 pm and I upgrade to 80 on jig, double hook up, one lost, and my 80lb sticks. 30 minutes and pass the rod around the 4 of us and we land a jumbo! We then head in to see multiple foamer son the way home. I’m tired, sore and on the freeway as I type. 1 for 7. All tady. pull up to foamer and land a tady smack dab center worked best.

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reel loco

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Oct 20, 2004
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Jeremy
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26' livesay cuddy
Great job!! What time did you get out to the slide? I was out looking around yesterday and nothing in that area. I think we were too early. We found foamers about 2pm below 267 area, no biters though.
 
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Findtuna

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Nov 23, 2011
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James
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1974 Blackman 20'
Congrats!
Tail whacked line imo. O/W, 60lb at a right drag should of worked just fine. I was able to gaff 4 bft (30-40lbers) on a 25 fluoro this past weekend.

Bottomline, you don't need to go down to Oceanside or even Dana Point, they are everywhere. Plain epic! Tight lines.
 
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fish&snow

lurker
May 27, 2014
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James
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Reel Freedom
Yes. Tail whacked lines from all the fish when we hooked up. we learned to keep drag loose when first getting them out of the massive amounts of fish crashing, then tighten up and hold on!!
 
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reel loco

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Oct 20, 2004
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Jeremy
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26' livesay cuddy
I was out in that area, was beautiful, flat would have been awesome to see the foamers like that out there.
 
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