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Sebastian 5/23 Went out for Kings and got dolphins

Well one dolphin but they were there with 5-6 knock downs and saw a few free jumping. We broke the inlet at an early time of 7 o'clock. Main objective was to stay in shallow (due to expected rough seas and needed to be back early) and fish for kings so we headed out as deep as we felt needed and wanted to work back in. Headed south east and made it to ~60 foot.

Realizing that we were 5 mile away from the Bethal Buoy, we decided that we would troll to it and drop live baits to see if anything was down on the bottom. Well on the second pass of trolling about 300 yard south of the buoy the starboard outrigger goes off and looking back there's a nice dolphin going crazy. My dad hooks up and we landed a nice 17.5 lb dolphin. We made several passes and each pass resulted in a knock down of some sort of fish. Either romaro, kings and what we thought were other dolphins as we saw several free jumping.

My friend from the Netherlands hooked up on a king and as he is fighting, the fish comes to the surface just dragging like it was dead. Well not but 2 foot behind the boat was a 5 foot shadow that just follow what was left of a half eaten king. When my buddy got the fish to the boat I was yelling at him to get what was left of the fish in the boat. Well my buddy who just wanted to catch fish just left the king in the water allowing the baracuda come up and eat the rest of the kings body, my buddies thoughts were to catch the barracuda with the king. Needless to say he got teased for the rest of the day.

All the hit were either on the starboard side outrigger or the shotgun. They hit white and red skirted bally. And all the strikes were heading south at 6 mph.

Best of luck guys and hope you have a great memorial day weekend. Thank you to all the serve and protect us.

Here is a video of our day.


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