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Jul, 2014

Whale off our coast tangled in net

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We have been notifying customers about this situation for the last couple of days. We hope that the whale is quickly located and proper aid can be given. Contact Captain Dave of Dolphin Safari if you happen to see anything on the water in the days to come. You can call them at (949)488-2828. Dear Dolphin Safari Friends,   If you live in Orange  or San Diego counties we are hoping that you can help us. On Thursday, this small gray whale (about 12 to 20-feet in length) was seen […]

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Jul, 2014

Great Article on Hobie Kayaks

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John Scafetta wrote a great article in the FishRap this month, outlining the different models.  Check it out! DANA POINT — Adjacent to the docks of Dana Point Jet Ski & Kayak Center, just off the channel opening of the harbor, representatives from Hobie Cat Kayak and members of FishRap recently met for a day of kayak fishing. The group ventured past Baby Beach and the seawall to put Hobie’s line of high-performance kayaks to the test. Mirage Pro Angler 14      For the business-like fisherman, reeling in legal-sized sea […]

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May, 2014

Hobie Mirage Islands:A New Way to Fish

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From Sporting Classic Daily, Vol. 329 April 30, 2014 Whoever said that sailing and hardcore offshore fishing are mutually exclusive sports? Hobie certainly did not. Enter the Hobie Mirage Tandem Island and Mirage Adventure Island. Whoever said that sailing and hardcore offshore fishing are mutually exclusive sports? Hobie certainly did not. Enter the Hobie Mirage Tandem Island and Mirage Adventure Island. Pedal, paddle or sail them…they are human powered, no motor necessary. Marlin, tuna, dorado – offshore pelagic fishing of any kind – the Island’s are a “New Way to […]

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May, 2014

Hawaiian Kayak Angler Scores Record Solo 212-Pound Black Marlin

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Devin Hallingstad, man of the crazy 176-pound ahi, does the impossible again Tuesday, April 29, 2014 // 0 Comments Incredible (again): Devin Hallingstad with the 212-pound black marlin he outlasted after an epic battle. Photo courtesy Hobie. Stunner: Hawaiian Kayak Angler Scores Solo 212-Pound Black Marlin Devin Hallingstad, man of the crazy 176-pound kayak ahi, does the impossible again By Paul Lebowitz Story updated at 3:00 pm, April 28 The black marlin was a big one, more than 200 pounds, and it was tail-walking like crazy. 60-pound test flew off […]

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May, 2014

Socal Island Club Report

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The April 26 Dana Point Island club sail was a real blowout!    What I mean is the wind was kicking up to 19 mph before we started out and was continuing to increase though out the afternoon sail.   So much fun!  First we enjoyed Dana Point Jet Ski barbeque ribs with potluck dishes provided by all.   We discussed safety and upcoming events.     Then eleven Adventure Islands and Tandem Islands headed out for a loop round the harbor and then out to the red buoy to get the feel […]

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May, 2014

Fishing the Pipe

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Fishing the pipeline   If you’ve kayak fished Dana Point very much, you’ve probably heard people talking about “the pipe”.  There’s a secondary waste water treatment plant in the San Juan Creek bed just upstream from Doheny State Beach.  The treated waste water is pumped off shore through a 10,550 foot pipe under Doheny State Beach.  The pipe runs in a SSW direction out to about a 100 foot depth and then the diffuser runs another 1272 feet in a NW direction. The majority of this pipe is buried in […]

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Apr, 2014

6 Day San Felipe Kayak Mothership Trip

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Fish Village has partnered up with Tim Boyer from Dana Point Jet Ski to offer a one of a kind kayak mothership trip out of San Felipe, Baja California for the most adventurous of kayak anglers. We will be fishing with the pioneers of Baja mothership fishing aboard the Tony Reyes of Tony Reyes Sportfishing Tours out of Orange, CA. The Tony Reyes is a 107’ steel hull boat with air conditioned staterooms. Your catch will be well taken care of using theirice hold, flash freezer and commercial vacuum packing […]

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Apr, 2014

Dana Point Sea Life Sail & Potluck

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Saturday, April 26 from 11am-4pm Our proposed itinerary for the day: 11:00am: Meet at lunch and launch site (Dana Point Jet Ski), set up Islands and go over shore side topics. Lunch will be a Potluck! Main course BBQ provided. Please bring your favorite side dish, salad or dessert. We will conduct an informational seminar on safety, discuss future sailings and chart our course for the day. 12:30-3:00pm: Group sail out of the harbor to find sea life! Captain Troy & Dave have been sailing with dolphins and whales this […]

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Apr, 2014

April FWF Tournament Winner

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The 1st Fishing with Friends (FWF) Tournament of 2014 took place April 18th.  We had a great turnout.  15 Anglers showed up primed and ready to fish.  Everyone wanting to fish live bait was a little discouraged, thinking that the only bait available was going to be the same MONSTER sardines that they’d carried for the previous week.  Luckily, there were some well cured anchovies, about 4-5″.  The sand bass loved them!  The pipeline was very productive, but the guys fishing the point and on shore off Doheny had to […]

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