JUL 21 - Skiff Life

Discussion in 'Southern California Offshore Fishing Reports' started by _dayday, Jul 22, 2018.

  1. _dayday

    _dayday Well-Known "Member"

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    Just woke up from a long day yesterday. Headed out with my 17ft center console and two buddies. Plan was to work from the 182 to the 43 looking for paddies and foamers. once we got to the 182 water temps dropped the farther south we went going from 69 to 66. Plans changed and we opted to start heading north along the backside ridge of the 182 towards clemente. Found our first paddy and couldnt get them to go on the lures so we hopped in and force fed them with our trusty spearguns. [​IMG]


    1 dorado and 1 yellowtail on the boat before 7am. Kept cruising that way and started to find a bit warmer waters. Found our next paddy, These guys had lock jaw but we saw a few dorado swimming around so we hopped in the water once again. This one produced a nice 20# yellow before they sank out. started heading towards clemente and as we were getting ready to hop in our next paddy, we see the foam.

    Foamers about 500 yards away from us with no one around! We shoot over there, get in front of the school, shut it down and cast. A couple casts directly into the foamer and my buddy is hooked! Fish takes off running. Buddy is having a tough time getting this fish to give back any line so we start slowly chasing his. We get to his topshot of mono and throw a diver in the water to film it. As our diver gets a visual he comes up and yells that he is foul hooked on his belly. We trade out the camera for a gun and make sure that we arent going to lose this fish. A few seconds later we are pulling a decent bluefin overboard. First one on the skiff![​IMG][​IMG]

    With the rough conditions, we decide to head back in. It was a bumpy ride back but about 8 miles off la jolla we find a paddy holding solid 20# yellows. They were chasing the lures but wouldnt go, water was green and vis was real bad so we couldnt get a shot. Heard radio chatter that there was a big paddy close to the whistler bouy holding dorado. Dont know how credible it is but if you are heading out of pt loma it might be worth a check! It started getting rough out there around 11. Before that it was decent! IMG_1239.JPG

    Bonus pics: Brother on a nice bluefin from last week [​IMG]
    Brother with the yellow off lj [​IMG]
     
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  2. longboard85

    longboard85 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Awsome job dude way to force feed them! I'll be out Wednesday hoping for some of the same!
     
  3. clevel

    clevel Captain in Learning

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    Wow, you had a exciting day! Great catches!
     
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  4. Steelhead1

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    Great job and thanks for the report!
     
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  5. mrkrabs

    mrkrabs I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    :jig::appl::appl:
     
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  6. Secutor54

    Secutor54 Well-Known "Member"

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    The 43??!!! In a 17'er?! Thats hella ballsy man! Still trying to muster the balls, especially after how bad the wind got yesterday. Thanks for the report! You guys killed it!

    No dorado in point loma... Everything is near San Clemente Island and the 43. o_O:D:D:rockin:

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  7. dctalk523

    dctalk523 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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  8. i snag for food

    i snag for food Well-Known "Member"

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    Awesome trip! How many gals does your 17 hold and what’s your mpg?
     
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  9. bjcanweld

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    Holds 3 dudes and 2 gals
     
  10. AndyJ

    AndyJ Well-Known "Member"

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    Funny
     
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  11. John S.

    John S. Well-Known "Member"

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    Smart move on the foul hooked Bluefin. Glad you guys did so well.

    John
     
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  12. Blue Frontier

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    Good job. Thanks for the report.
     
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  13. stairman

    stairman ......

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    3 dudes 2 gals sounds like a porno
     
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  14. b-reel

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    Second picture looks like a shark breaking the surface at a quick glance. That's why I haven't spearfished. I see sharks everywhere. Lol
     
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  15. NoLDR

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    NIce report will only encourage other simple minded people to try it.
     
  16. Tunahead

    Tunahead Long Time Tuna Abused Member

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    Nice fish guys...glad you had a fun day! LOL
     
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  17. Trout.com

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    Are you the guys whose dad posted a thread about his kids being missing? Not many maniacs going out to the 43 in a 17' skiff lol....good job boys!
     
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  18. _dayday

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    Thanks man. Good luck out there! You always kill it !
     
  19. _dayday

    _dayday Well-Known "Member"

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    Yeah it got a bit gnarly towards the end of the day. Thanks !
     
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  20. _dayday

    _dayday Well-Known "Member"

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    Honestly no clue. But we left out of Dana landing, ran to the 182, ran up the backside of the ridge, came in south east towards La Jolla to get back to Dana and ended the day inbetweeen 1/4 and 1/2 of gas left.
     

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