Opah in Santa Monica Bay

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MalibuFrank

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Sep 15, 2003
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Frank Nielsen
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13' skiff
Saw it when buying bait sunday.
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Chad Skowron

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Sep 9, 2014
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Chad Skowron
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Catalina Eddy
I went sea bass fishing with my dad and uncle last year for 0. We slept out there woke up to end up going Lincod fishing, got 2 keepers. Mid drop my uncle hooks into something big. Turns out to be a 150lb+ opah. I have pictures to prove it
 
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Pgnracr

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Sep 3, 2014
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Jeff
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Line up
I went sea bass fishing with my dad and uncle last year for 0. We slept out there woke up to end up going Lincod fishing, got 2 keepers. Mid drop my uncle hooks into something big. Turns out to be a 150lb+ opah. I have pictures to prove it
Be cool to see that's a huge one!!! Nice. Supposed to be good luck !!!
 
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jeffdalton

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Aug 16, 2005
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Jeff Dalton
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21' Parker/Stealth Stix
I saw the carcass on sunday nice fish but didnt look 155lbs to me.
I think you're missing the point! Catching an opah of any size in that area is amazing! Congrats to the lucky angler.
 
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Reel hip

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Feb 19, 2008
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Doug
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25ft Skipjack fly
Don't forget the guys on the jet skis that got one north of me 2 weeks ago. While I haven't been fortunate to catch one I have had OPAH several times. Not my most favorite, but it is good. Not as good as Wahoo, imo but not quite as fishy as Oprah.
 
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c-goat

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May 4, 2004
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Bill
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Oprah looks way too chewy for me...
 
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