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 Posted: Thu Apr 27th, 2017 07:33 pm
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Weather forecast opened a little bit in this area so I went to check it out.
Wind waves dropped to 2.3' on a 1.5 ' swell at 10 seconds.
Getting out the supposed to be dangerous channel was easy. On the way in it was what is described as the most dangerous:  low tide + fast outflow + east winds at 15+. This was not any worse than getting through the potato patch sometimes found at moss landing but it was 3 times longer distance. Would not want to do it in a rent a boat as found at the warf.

Ran out to the gulf stream at 45 mph with a full tank of live greenbacks. 25 miles, 30 minuets. Skipping across the tops of the wind waves was smother than going slower.
600 feet of water and the temp jumped from 75'f to 80'f. Purple blue in color and sargasim grass everywhere.
Put them in and fraught weeds for over an hour. No paddies just 6 inch pieces every 10 feet.
Slow trolled live bait at 4 mph, when the hour was up I had moved north 4 miles. In other words I was trolling strait into a 8 mile an hour current. got sick of the weeds and ran back in 5 miles to the 250' deep reefs and wrecks. About 10 boats here, one landed a 10 pound dorado. Heard of 2 more peanuts and a couple sails on the radio but only a farmed fish for me.

Moved to the Muliphin which is a world war 2 battleship sunk in 250' of water. Fish are thick and stacked up over 100'. Push the button to lock the boat on top the wreck. First bait wacked and cut in half. switch to wire and land 4 huge barracudas. Unfortunately the current here was also 8 knots. There was an actual wake at the front of the boat but the troll motor lock held tight. Still could not get down to the bottom with the normal egg sinkers. Looking back, maybe next time 3 pound weights are in order. Was real funny watching the other boats pull up, throw in a bait and wash past me in seconds, than power up, re set and 5 seconds later do it again. Gave me some funny looks as I kept hauling in the barracudas and they could not pull a fish and sped off.

Ran again to a shallower wreck in 50 feet of water and hooked what was likely a large Amber jack but busted off. Moved to a reef and fed the jacks I was catching to the cuddas, was interesting to watch the shadow following your fish, stop reeling just short of the boat and wack, the bite it in half.

Ended the day with a few small grunts for dinner and a cudda for pictures and to feed to the gators off my dock.

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 Posted: Fri Apr 28th, 2017 04:52 am
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Before it sank:

You know, it's to bad ca does not sink the mothball fleet as it would be a huge boost for rock cod fishing and salmon and halibut.

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 Posted: Sun Apr 30th, 2017 07:35 pm
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Nice Dan! love to see some pics of the gator feeding!!

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