8/10/22 A job fell through and we had time to take the 14’ western eagle skill out, we checked the Surfline cams and it looked like light breeze with little to no wind swell so we headed to shelter island. Launched, got a 1/2 scoop of big sardines and headed out to the N. 9 mile around 12:30pm. About 5 miles out the water color turned light blue and around 73, started seeing terns working, picking at the surface. Right along the same temp break we found our first kelp, easily spotted nice dorados under the kelp and making big circles, partner and I went to pin on some fresh live baits and heart break, when we stopped the live well pump had lost its prime and it killed off 3/4’s of the bait. Oh well prime it again and pin on some swimmers and he’s on, heartbreak again, find out he tied on a 15lb leader and buttoned his drag up too tight. Oh well, we do some more long soaks, 5 long passes and slow trolled dines with no bites. Threw everything at the fish including crocs and micro jigs, chummed chunk and flylined chunks. No avail. We kept heading west and found 3 more paddy’s some with dozens of females one with some big bulls and one larger school in open water that some terns alerted us too. Jumping, multicolored all in amazing clear warm water. Trust me we did it all besides troll a buck tail or a bonitia feather (heard on let’s talk hook up) but insane. I’ve never heard of or seen so much life in the coastal waters. also to the kooks in huge fancy boats who drove right up into our paddy while we were taking our first pass; check yourselves. It’s insane we sit 10” above the water you suck that bad at spotting fish or paddy’s and you have to follow a tiny *** boat like ours to find fish. Embarrassing lastly we tried again out of Oceanside the next afternoon but the ocean was to whipped up so we motored around the harbor. Met a private charter skipper on his boat in the back bay and he said he hooked two dorado 2 miles out of the harbor on slow trolled sardines. find your own fish. We got skunked but at least I’ll never poach someone else’s spot.