Offshore Excalibur 2-day from July 1-3

Jul 22, 2020
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Santa Clarita, CA
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KEVIN ENG
Boat Name
Voyager
My first time on the boat. Captain Patrick was solid, deckhands were great. Food was as expected, burritos, burgers, steaks. Bunks and galley were huge. Only bad part of the boat was the PA system. It was garbled just about the entire trip so getting info from captain about what he was seeing, what to throw out, was like a foreign language.

We headed to SCI Friday night with about 28 passengers, some rough seas which caused at least a few to get sick. On Saturday morning/day, picked off a few BFT in the 30-50 lb range. Tried heading west and I had heard "Tanner" mentioned, but seas were pretty shitty. Headed back to SCI Saturday afternoon with the plan to head back out west right after dinner. We were asleep, and apparently we stayed asleep as the boat went right back to a nice calm cove at SCI with a bunch of other boats, because weather/waves were beating the crap out of us. On one occasion, while deckhand was on the bait tank tossing sardines, I believe he was airborne. Freaked him out a bit. Sunday, we fished SCI for a couple hours, made another run west, and turned right back to SCI for remainder of the morning until about 1 p.m. and started heading back in.

No limits of anything, but had probably a dozen or more YT, in the 8-14 lb range, several smaller grade bonito and a handful of decent Calicos. Two halibut but one was short so only hali went home with someone.

Here's a pic of my neighbor, first overnight trip and his FIRST YT/bonito ever. He also landed a keeper calico, another first. I was very stoked for him. I took home a couple bonito (grateful) and some pros on the boat who fish weekly, gave us their YT and bonito which we were very grateful to have. And only had to reach out for the wall across from my top bunk once to keep from rolling out!!! All in all, not a horrible trip considering the weather.

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woodfish330

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  • Aug 14, 2012
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    San Fransisco,CA USA
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    John
    Boat Name
    Fishead
    .... so Kevin... do you still fish with Marty.... from the day? Miss both of you two.... if its you. That nickname.... thats what Marty use to call you..... lol. Thats why I think it's truly you. Last question.... did you ever own a Porche Boxster?

    If not nice post and picts Brother. Can't always be "limited" out.... right? Be safe.
     
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    Jul 22, 2020
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    438
    55
    Santa Clarita, CA
    Name
    KEVIN ENG
    Boat Name
    Voyager
    .... so Kevin... do you still fish with Marty.... from the day? Miss both of you two.... if its you. That nickname.... thats what Marty use to call you..... lol. Thats why I think it's truly you. Last question.... did you ever own a Porche Boxster?

    If not nice post and picts Brother. Can't always be "limited" out.... right? Be safe.

    I think you may be thinking of someone else. Screen name comes from my old paintball nick name. Never owned a boxster. I have no issues with a couple bonito. So far this season, I've been very blessed as far as fish. Regardless, it still beats working!!!
     
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