RPT: 16 AUG 13 Went the Distance - BFly, Mushroom, and the Dumper. Flattest ocean!

Discussion in 'Southern California Offshore Fishing Reports' started by Shark Meat, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. Shark Meat

    Shark Meat Diehard/Determined CAPT

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    At 0520 while still driving in the dark as we are passing the E BFly at 24 kts I just happened to glance to port and see an odd dark shape in the water that turned out to be a very large kelp paddy with a bunch of birds on it. Fearing that we took it too close aboard at high speed, I wasn't sure it would still produce, but after some time it came back to life. All the YT you wanted, unfortunately we were after bigger game -- tuna... and the little YT were consuming all our bait but wouldn't take iron. We worked it for quite a while hoping that it would attract other game, but alas no joy.

    Hit some more paddies on the way to the Mushroom for only one more nice homeguard YT that may be the biggest I've seen in years. I had the first crack at it and broke my 25 lb pink ande; then Morgan finished the job with 40lb. it weighed 32.2 lbs at the dock bled.

    Made it all the way down to the Dumper in PERFECTLY FLAT Conditions -- it was awesome! 67-69 deg water. Chased multiple pods of porpi for nada, then while trolling on the way back up the line at 1430 got a double -- first on the zucchini broomtail long that broke the line; then the blue and white jethead set very short. Hearing that TIAGRA 50W LRS sing has got to be the best alarm clock known to true fishermen. Brought in one nice BFT that weighed 33.05 at the dock bled. No others showed.

    We hit several more paddies on the long trip home for nada and didn't make back to the dock until 2005 and home by 2335. Another 23 hour trip, but a great day to be on the water. Saw water temps up to 71.6 degs and the bait was the best I've seen all year and lasted all day.
     
  2. Tunahead

    Tunahead Long Time Tuna Abused Member

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    Great report and glad you scored some fish. We covered most all that and more
    for 14hrs on deck Thursday on the lake for 17BF and 1 jigstrike, 2 paddys for nada. Wierd
    out there now. Had big dines, best and hottest of season, damn BF didn't want to bite! LOL
    Hopefully will pick up again this next week or so. Time of change.

    Nice load of fish for your efforts!
     
  3. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Making up for lost times! Way to go guys!
     
  4. fishsmith

    fishsmith Captain

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    Nice paddy yt!
     
  5. Gmoyer

    Gmoyer Member

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    'Atta boy....thanks for the intel....
     
  6. hotrod

    hotrod El Capitan

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    Nice going Mike...glad you got some with the flat calm seas. :)
     
  7. @-EZ

    @-EZ Fail, try again.

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    That is the way it's done.. Congrats on the catching.

    BTW, I'm now a boat ho. Let's go!
     
  8. Sherm

    Sherm aka: The Sherminator

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    Nice quality fish. Congrats.
     
  9. c-goat

    c-goat HELL BENT FOR FEATHER

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    Nothing better than getting fish on the boat first thing.Takes the pressure off don't it?
     
  10. BD-MIKEY

    BD-MIKEY Administrator

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    thanks for the report! you made the front page

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  11. Vermonster

    Vermonster Well-Known "Member"

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    Some nice looking fish! Congrats!
     
  12. rhgusman

    rhgusman Salty Dog

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    Great post! I'm hoping the bite is back on this week, headed out tomorrow night to fish Wed. Going to try some similar areas.
    Thanks for the info!
     
  13. salmonator

    salmonator Newbie

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    looks like a great time,you bloodied up that GB deck but good ! what a beautifully flat ocean,sometimes I wish I lived down there !
     
  14. MikeeDaGuy

    MikeeDaGuy Fishin FIN-Attict

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    Fantastic and a front page look to boot!! GG and great report!
     
  15. Shark Meat

    Shark Meat Diehard/Determined CAPT

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    How cool is that! A very nice surprise to wake up to on a Monday morning. Thanks.

    All, thanks for all the kind remarks and Max what happened did you give up on your Trophy?

    Very cool, it's time to get out there again. v/r - Mike
     
  16. @-EZ

    @-EZ Fail, try again.

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    I love my Trophy, Mike. Went dead in the water 150 yds from the dock Saturday morning. Had Carl on the boat with me. I'm pretty confident one of the fuel pumps failed yet again. Looks like I'm going to have to contact Mercury directly..again.... for repairs. I may be down the remainder of the season.

    I refuse to just bend over on a recurring issue. Love the motor, but damn, something has to give and it's not going to be me.

    Did I mention I'm on the "boat ho" list? :rofl:
     
  17. Shark Meat

    Shark Meat Diehard/Determined CAPT

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    That sucks Max. Sorry to hear that. Did you get my PM. Mike
     
  18. @-EZ

    @-EZ Fail, try again.

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    I did, Mike. Thank you. Trying to understand upcoming projects to create a few "gaps" if you will. Once it's realized, I WILL be responding.
     
  19. Paddyman1

    Paddyman1 I love pangas

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    That's a TOAD tail! What a nice day on the ocean.
     
  20. Barry Chew

    Barry Chew Hookuuup!

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    Nice job, Mike! Nice, flat seas to go the distance on. And yeah, that's a nice YT!
     

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