Oceanside to the Domes 7-17

Discussion in 'Southern California Offshore Fishing Reports' started by "Shoe", Jul 17, 2017.

  1. "Shoe"

    "Shoe" Boats and Camaros (and fishing in between)

    Location:
    Fallbrook, CA
    Name:
    Jeff Schumacher
    Boat:
    20' Skipjack open, 30’ flybridge
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    Trying to sell a boat for my friend so we took it for a sea trial today. By the way, if anyone needs a 21 SeaRay with crazy electronics....

    Left Oceanside at 9a and picked up a light mix of sardines and anchovies from Buck. Headed north in 75 water, stopping on a number of paddies with no luck. There were at least 20 huge bait schools on the way up, so no wonder we can't get bit. Metered barracuda just south of the domes but no takers. Had huge schools of mackerel to deal with everywhere we stopped. Fished the kelps in 3 different areas but no real success. Only a few other boats around and didn't see anyone doing any good. Strange day; flat calm, super humid, and the calicos wouldn't touch a good bait or plastics. Even when we anchored up in a few spots and chummed like crazy we couldn't get bit, though 2 weeks ago in the same spot the action was non-stop. Ran west about 10 miles until the water color changed to blue and the temps read 76 but no paddies, no birds, and more friggin bait balls. Watched the Marines play hovercraft on the way in, home by 3.

    Oh well, it's fishing not catching and it always beats working.

    -shoe
     
  2. rick rouland

    rick rouland Well-Known "Member"

    Location:
    mission viejo
    Name:
    rick rouland
    Boat:
    12' SUP
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    We had a very similar day but started north-267 and went south to 209.
    More life in close than outside at the high spots.
    Found calico and cuda that bit stick baits and crankbaits for us off the domes.
    Great bait(greenbacks) made early and off domes.
    Never saw a tuna or YT today.
     
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  3. Pgnracr

    Pgnracr Member

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Jeff
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    Line up
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    Good intel!! We are going to take a portable sea temp gauge trying to see areas of high surface temp how far down it goes. This was key last year at desperation!!
     
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  4. PelagicExplorer

    PelagicExplorer Newbie

    Location:
    Fountain Valley, CA
    Name:
    Jared
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    Boston Whaler 17'
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    Way to give it a try. Thanks for the report.
     

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