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Apr, 2016

Why We Choose Hobie Kayaks as a Fishing Platform

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I’m asked all the time why I choose Hobie for kayak fishing. Well, it’s simple. If you have a paddle in your hands you’re not fishing. Also, I’m not kayak fishing for an extra workout. A day of fishing alone is workout enough.  One of the most asked questions is how stable are they? The answer is they are incredibly stable. Another question I’m frequently asked is how far can you go and do they do well offshore. In my opinion you can utilize any of the Hobie fishing fleet to do almost […]

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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, 2015

2015 Mothership Trips Scheduled

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Dana Point Jet Ski and Fish Village teamed up this year to bring SoCal kayak anglers another opportunity at big island fish on a limited load 2.5 day kayak mothership trips aboard the Islander. This trip targets nearshore favorites such as calico bass, sand bass, halibut, sheephead, leopard shark and sometimes even yellowtail. The Islander begins loading kayaks and gear at around 5:00 PM and will leave Fisherman’s Landing in Point Loma around 7pm. From there we fuel and bait up and make a slow and steady course for San […]

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Apr, 2015

Hobie First Cast

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First cast, first fish, first kayak, the first fishing experience. Three Belles Outfitters wants to create new fishing moments for anglers of all ages and skill levels in the new Hobie® First Cast program. Don’t have a kayak? No problem! Dana Point Jet Ski will provide each participant with a Hobie Mirage® kayak and an experienced kayak fishing guide to get you jumpstarted into kayak fishing. The best part of fishing on a Hobie Mirage? Your hands are free to tend to your line. Hobie’s patented MirageDrive® system allows you […]

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Mar, 2015

2015 Saltwater Bass Series Kayak Tournament

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We’re excited. This is going to be the SBS’s first kayak only tournament and we’re hosting! • When > May 2nd • Where > Dana Point Harbor • Time > 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. (scales open at 1 p.m.) • Check in > 3:30-5:30 no later! • Cost per person / kayak > $50 basic entry • Big Fish Option > $10 • Big Odd Fish Option (any fish besides bass) > $10 • Pay Out is 1 in 4 with 1st and 2nd Big Fish paid • Artificials ONLY!!….scents […]

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Feb, 2015

New FWF Tournament Schedule 2015

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We’re ready to start off the 2015 Fishing with Friends Tournaments.  We had some amazing fish take the jackpots last year, and this year will be no different. March 21st April 18th May 16th June 13th July 18th August 15th September 12th October 10th November 14th December 12th The format is very simple: Entry fee is $10 with the largest legal fish taking all.No sharks, rays, skate’s, etc.  Very simple format: no sponsors, no raffles, no prizes, no points, NO HASSLE.  Starttime @ 7a.m. with weigh in @ 2p.m.  Weigh […]

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Sep, 2014

Dana Point Gray Whale Watching from a Kayak

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California Gray Whales are amazing creatures. They spend their summers chowing down in Alaskan seas then travel to Baja California to party and have kids in the winter, then travel back to Alaska in the spring. Subsequently, a large number of them pass within kayaking distance of Dana Point Harbor in the late fall through late spring. The Gray Whale migration has three periods: southbound (late November to late January), early northbound (late January to early April), late northbound (mid April to late May). During the southbound and early northbound […]

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Aug, 2014

Dana Point Blue Whale Watching from a Kayak

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Up to about the year 2000, a Blue Whale sighting at Dana Point was unprecedented or even unknown. these whales are thought to be the largest creatures that have ever lived on the planet. It’s to our benefit, the Blue Whales have now decided to make the Dana Point area one of their favorite summer destinations. During the 2012, 13, and 14 seasons, Blues have started passing by Dana Point in June, then settled in to feed in early July. They stay with us until about October. These whales are […]

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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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