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Trip Log 10/14: Columbus Day solo (+ the dog) exploration for fall bounty. Pushed off at noon and sailed the seas that more mimicked a lake. Got 1 of what I was looking for and treated to an absolutely Nat Geo sunset show of foaming fish, dolphin, birds, and even our “beloved” seals inhaling the mass of bait at 9 mile. #seastheslay
As I wrote my most recent journal post (in bio) about swordfishing locally here in So-Cal with @pacificbillscharters I contemplated which picture/video to use here. I intentionally chose this clip and left it completely raw. My reason being is my trip, like many others’ who have been dialing in this deep-drop program on the West Coast, this is what a lot (or all) of your day looks like. Burning out your eyeballs staring at a rod trip. I went into last month’s trip fully expecting to skunk. But regardless got to spend the day learning the rigging, invaluable dropping tips and a lot of time spent chatting about the history as well as present state of our local fishery. The conditions are ripe and being a hopeless optimist, I will undoubtedly take a few more shots at a local swordy! #seastheslay
Want to give a special thank you to Jeff and the entire @hhmarinesd team. They burned the midnight oil and then Jeff personally opened up early to help launch us and get us back on the water. Grateful for the hard work and exemplary customer service! #seastheslay
From sun up to sun down. To quote the great, Snoop D-o-double g. - we “dropped it like it’s hot” with no love from Elvis. Certainly not for a lack of effort and despite no fish on the deck, learned a ton on a new to me program. #seastheslay
Stoked and grateful to be a small part of! #seastheslay #localknowledgetv #bdoutdoors
Trip Log 9/22: Summer may be over but the good times on water are not. Beautiful day on Lake Pacific and although slower overall for us - being there when someone catches their “first” is priceless. Pure stoke for Kaila on her first Yellowfin tuna. No hook and hand needed here! Overall, went 3 for 3 finding a big school that was extremely reluctant to bite hooked baits or jigs. Also had a chance to pitch a bait at a sleeper marlin with no luck. The ocean was alive today despite these yellowfin acting like their bluefin cousins. #seastheslay

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