Massacre on the Pacific Dawn 7/23/12

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  1. Joey805

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    After working 13 days in a row without a day off, I was in need of some serious fishing therapy. Been keeping an eye on the weather along with the counts and things finally aligned. There were 16 of us including Flipper and I who jumped on board the Pacific Dawn for what turned out to be one of the most epic halibut and seabass slays ever.

    The ride out until we got behind the islands was pretty bumpy but the boat handled it well. We woke up on the anchor around 5am and wandered out onto the deck. The only action so far was 3 seals and no game fish. About 6:30am things finally started coming to life. About every 10 minutes or so, we would get bit and hang either a nice seabass or halibut. The seabass were mixed grade anywhere from 12 - 45 pounds. The halibut were all monsters.

    When the dust finally settled, we ended up with limits of seabass (48) along with 18 halibut. The Mirage was right next to us as well putting the wood to them. They are on a 2 day trip right now and already have limits again this morning. I'm hoping the bite and weather holds for our trip Friday night because if it does, you guys are in for a real treat.

    Both Flipper and I ended up with easy limits of seabass and a few nice halibut to boot. My largest halibut was in the top 3 for jackpot so it was brought back to the landing whole to weigh. However I was beat by two others that came in just about 50 pounds, while mine sat at like 45. Either way, it was a personal best for me so I'm stoked.

    The Pacific Dawn is a top notch operation and I highly recommend it to everyone. Captain Mike ran the boat yesterday and did an excellent job. Also the crew and food were great as well. No complaint's whatsoever, I had a blast! :)


    Cheers! :beerbang:
     

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  2. HillTop

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    sick! epic Joey, truly epic, congrats!!!!!!
     
  3. cappo5150

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    dammmm those are some huge butts. Nice job.
     
  4. Musubi

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    truly epic!
     
  5. creekster

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    When there biting, you got to go...and you guys did just that....right on!
     
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    AWSOME JOEY, everyone, WOW what halibut and nice load for all! Way to GO! LOL
     
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    Awesome day, hope it holds for the weekend.
     
  8. bajadave

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    yes sir, lets hope!!!
     
  9. beacondawg

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    all I can say is WOW!!!!!!!!
     
  10. FISHHEAD

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    CONGRATS! NICE HAUL
     
  11. venturarodandlure

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    Wow! The fishing has been awesome lately if you are out on the right day! Good job Joey!
     
  12. Michael J

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    :appl:WOW!! Awesome Joey!
    Congrats Bro. Thats one for the memory banks for sure!

    Super stoked for you!

    The mayhem on deck musta been horrendous! LOL! How fun!

    MJ.
     
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    Beyond epic, glad the islands are spittin those babies out.
     
  14. Alibi Two

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    I'd say everything aligned well for ya.
    Epic trip for sure.
     
  15. hoober

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    you posted in the wrong forum Joey.... should have posted in the "ALASKAN" forum you dummy.
    next time the moon and stars align and you get that internal weird feeling,please call me!!!! CONGRATS!!!
     
  16. gleonking

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    Very Nice! Like you, been working a lot and about to head out on a much needs 2 day trip on the Pegasus out of San Diego. Hope we run into what you all did, only with blue fin, yellow tail, and maybe some YFT, Dorado. Send us some of that good karma! Lol
     
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    WOW!! Congrats, congrats, congrats...nothing like a well earned SLAYAGE!!


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  18. Ventura Landing

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    holy crap that was insane.. you guys need to get in on this bite before its over, and yes joey... i hope it holds for our trip this weekend!
     
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    I know there going to be alot of hot sauce and beers with you guys. Congrats.
     
  20. largecozz

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    holy crap, I hope my buddy gets his boat up and running on Friday...
     

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