Late post, but I thought I would share it though. Seeing all the counts of Dorado and hearing that they were in close last week I decided to target them last weekend in the kayak. I had heard that surfers were seeing them under their boards at Windnsea, and my friend got a couple of nice ones off a boat off Lj. Loaded up the kayak and the sail the fins and rods and all the gear as usual. Made the drive down from the mountains and launched with a few others early right at about grey light. Went to the pier and made a fine assortment of bait. Sardines, Spanish and greenies. It was a bit breezy so I put up the sail On the Hobie outback and headed due west of the pier. Peddling and sailing I made good time out to about 4 miles off the beach. Got into the trance of peddling and trolling a small Mac. Looking for patties and birds and bait and boils. Headed out past all the boats and kayaks and kept going. Saw a small patty circled it for nothing. Saw a small bit of tuna come up but they sank out real quick. Wind died, rolled the sail up and continued to peddle out and away. The water was deep blue/ purple and super warm. Thought I saw a kelp way out in the distance and started going toward it and then the Mac got hit and line started to peel off the reel. I picked up the Avet out of the holder and felt the braid come off the reel under my thumb. Waited about 7 secs and engaged the reel. I knew it was a dorado right away; the line started going sideways across the top of the water and the fish broke the surface and went into a wild jump well above my head. Fighting an acrobatic fish off the kayak it pretty cool! Several more jumps and then it went deep for a bit then came to the kayak where I made a nice eyeball gaff shot. I was stoked, my first Mahi of the kayak. Bled it, threw towel on it put in on the bow and started for the beach. 25 floro.01 ring hook. Sounds like the bite has calmed down a bit but you never know what the day will bring. Have fun out there!