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Feb, 2016

Catch Your First Calico Bass!

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Today we will cover the basics of catching Calico Bass on your Hobie kayak.   First, Calico Bass can be finicky. This characteristic in itself makes catching them tricky. Understanding where Calico Bass live, feed and hide are only part of being successful in catching them. Catching this fish is not an exact science, but we’ll give you a better understanding of how Calico Bass live and to lead you in the direction to catch them. After you purchase your first Hobie kayak, there is no greater reward than to […]

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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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