Offshore late report - 181, 7.22, GOT EM'

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slydawg

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Jul 14, 2004
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Billy
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Wanted to report on my Dana Point adventure.... Got a slip for the week, as I'm on vacation.
Fished Sat on the inside with my Pop and a buddy, ~12-15 mi outside from the domes - Oceanside for not much. Caught a Mako pup on a green Xrap for a release. Lots of bait/ponies. Did a lot of trolling...


Sunday we started at the 267 with my wife, kiddos and bro in law. Lots of life coming across the 267. Birds, ponies... Trolled all through them for a bit before winging out to the 209. Trolled for about an hour before the Orange/yellow Xrap gets slammed in the middle of the ponies. My bro in law points the troller at the fish and buttons the drag down?? WTF over? That was our only shot that day. Hummer Dude worked with us, combing the area over. He wound up with 3 YF, all trolling over the ponies. I believe he got bit on a BP feather, but will let him chime in.. Overall, great day on the pond with family and plenty of smack talking about the donkey move. :D
Had a couple of buddies come down on Monday, 7.22 for some serious fishing. After a SLOW weekend, I was over the inside BS. IE, 5 boats per paddy and metering non biting fish. Time to make a run to the 181. It worked out, as we were bit on a gold/green Yozuri within 10 minutes! I got the YF to the boat, threw some dines and boils erupted immediately! My buddy Jose got one on bait and soon Eddie and I were bit on dines too! Triples and doubles were the rule for the next 2 hours on the same drift. I chunked our mini macs from the weeked and tossed 2s and 3s periodically. The fish stuck with us. We wound up with 14 YF, 3 BF and a dodo! Fish were from 20-30lb range. The dodo was a 15 lb hen. Headed for the barn by noon. We trolled in while we cleaned fish for nada.
Paddies were dry all three days, including some LARGE models! Strange.... Didn't even see any fish on them.
I had planned on fishing the rest of the week, but the weather reports changed that. I will head back out FRI. Good luck out there!
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MikeyLikesIt

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Feb 24, 2003
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Nice! How did you get that rapala back? LOL
 
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jeffdalton

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Aug 16, 2005
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Hell yeah! I'm planning to two days this weekend...friday and Saturday. I hope we do as well!
 
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26grumpy

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Sep 24, 2006
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Awesome report, thanks!!!

Awesom'er fishing, that's a great bite you had going!!!
 
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