Santa Ana = WFO?

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  1. ScubaLee03

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    Short Report:

    Changing season+Santa Ana = WFO

    Get out there if you can.

    Long Report:

    Hopped on a half day (Premiere) with andrewjlasky this morning.

    Was looking to get some bonitos for the upcoming Shark n Ray event since the #s have been off the charts for the past few days.

    Also figured that maybe just maybe one of us would get lucky with a yellowtail from a half day party boat.

    Well, for whatever reason, 10/10/17 was a morning of yellowtail insanity typically observed on 3/4 day boats.

    Many many tangles and many missed opportunities. A few moments of pure frustration but through it all, a lot was learned from this trip.

    7 hook ups
    5 missed
    2 landed

    2 of the missed was due to my own inexperience and the others were factors outside of my control.

    Despite no bonito, both of us hooked up and landed our first YT for the season.

    Fish were found around 26 fathom if it's any help.

    However, per Captain Ray, the YTs won't be there when asked about PM re-ride spots/potentials.

    I guess that's how fast things are moving and changing out there, especially for pelagics.

    Until next time...
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    Well done.. Very nice.. Glad you got on em
     
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    How were u catching them ? Bait on top, yoyo ?
     
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    Great job ScubaLee03 ! Learn from the mistakes and keep on slayin......just sayin......
     
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    ~80% of boat were rod renters
    ~90% were all caught with live sardine

    Overheard just a few were caught with colt sniper.

    All of my hookups were with live sardine.

    Make sure drag was set right, dropped stra8 down to the bottom and didn't have to wait too long for a hook up.

    Had couple hook ups that happened midway down the water column.

    I think at one point, at least half the boat were all hooked up at once.

    Both Capt. Ray and Mary(the cook) had to come help out.

    It was just crazy.
     
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    So were you guys Dropper Looping Live dines vs flylining them?
     
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    I dropper looped mine.

    The rental rod I saw had something similar. I don't think it had a loop though.

    The rental had weight at the very bottom, and then 1'-1.5' up another straight line that hang down with hook at the end. Hook was almost as low as the weight.
     
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    Santa ana = calico time. Can get right up on the cliffs.
     
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    reverse dropper loop
     
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    I was on a boat this year and the deck hand was tying Dropper loops super long. As long as the weight...FYI
     
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    jeez... do they think they are at the 'lupe?
     
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