Offshore La Jolla Canyun WFO - 9/4/15 - YFT, Dodo, marlin (blue???)

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Strykteam

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Craig
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It was a catching day!

Took my son (14) and a work friend out today and found them good. Slid in with two boats
32.54.846
117.29.907 (13 miles off La Jolla Cyn) and had the 20-45# YFT go full speed. It was WFO on bait, chunk, and jigs right in the corner until we ran out of bait about 1.5 hrs later. Final tally 25 YFT (10 released) and one nice dodo.

What an awesome week hanging with my son. Great dove shoot in Yuma followed up by killer fishing today! Nice way to finish off his summer!

But the highlight of the day was so f'ing cool. My friend is an accomplished blue water diver spearfisherman (briefly held original state bluefin record with a 173 pounder). He jumped in hoping to shoot a new state record yellowfin. While in, he had an estimated 400# blue marlin swim right by him and us in the boat. It was easily 13' long! He passed up on the shot and just enjoyed the memories!

He set my son up to jump in on our next paddy. It was holding also (hung YFT on flat fall) and they had a really nice striper swim around them, this time the whole thing caught on a go pro!

What a great day! Makes up for the skunk last week LOL...

Go get 'em!

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ssrmr2

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Sick!the only great problem of slaying is scrubbing the boat and fish processing!
 
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Mstonefish

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That sounds like an epic day, congrats. Any video of the blue or striper underwater?
 
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stuman

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Proud papa.... enjoy the ride while it lasts - life is great!
 
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c-goat

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The wow factor is up there....WOW!That would be a cool sight.
 
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tom cindric

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Wow great trip great experience for the young guy. This is one that will stay in both of your memory for ever. Ps killer photo of the kid and the striper in the back ground I'm gona show my 7 year old now what he has to look forward to.
 
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Jun 26, 2014
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Interesting. I just saw a pic of someone that shot a monster Blue Marlin yesterday in that same zone.
Nice work out there boys!
 
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Andrewxxx

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It was a catching day!

Took my son (14) and a work friend out today and found them good. Slid in with two boats
32.54.846
117.29.907 (13 miles off La Jolla Cyn) and had the 20-45# YFT go full speed. It was WFO on bait, chunk, and jigs right in the corner until we ran out of bait about 1.5 hrs later. Final tally 25 YFT (10 released) and one nice dodo.

What an awesome week hanging with my son. Great dove shoot in Yuma followed up by killer fishing today! Nice way to finish off his summer!

But the highlight of the day was so f'ing cool. My friend is an accomplished blue water diver spearfisherman (briefly held original state bluefin record with a 173 pounder). He jumped in hoping to shoot a new state record yellowfin. While in, he had an estimated 400# blue marlin swim right by him and us in the boat. It was easily 13' long! He passed up on the shot and just enjoyed the memories!

He set my son up to jump in on our next paddy. It was holding also (hung YFT on flat fall) and they had a really nice striper swim around them, this time the whole thing caught on a go pro!

What a great day! Makes up for the skunk last week LOL...

Go get 'em!

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Thanks for calling out the numbers. I was about 5 miles away, but said what the heck. It was a bit slower for me, but I still got three YFT and lost a nice Dorado. The boat next to me had big Skipjack boiling all around them and they were whackin-em for about 3 hours or more. I think they had some YFT mixed in.
Once again, thanks for the hook up.
 
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Strykteam

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Thanks for calling out the numbers. I was about 5 miles away, but said what the heck. It was a bit slower for me, but I still got three YFT and lost a nice Dorado. The boat next to me had big Skipjack boiling all around them and they were whackin-em for about 3 hours or more. I think they had some YFT mixed in.
Once again, thanks for the hook up.

Absolutely! Probably should've done it sooner...it's a fishing community!
 
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Lugnutimus

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Freakin epic man! Excellent day and excellent shooting! That's definitely a few days of paradise! Love seein the photos, great shots and great catchin, words can't describe it in sure! Good stuff
 
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BretFarewell

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That is one of the most epic reports I've heard all summer. Great day and amazing pics!!
 
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Too Creechin

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NICE .... How the hell do you up that day. Stories to last ....remember that day fishing when we....

Good Job!
 
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