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Mar, 2016

What to Wear When Kayak Fishing — Outfitting Matters

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Today’s topic is selecting clothing best suited for Southern California kayak fisherman. There is no set style, look, or requirement when outfitting for kayak fishing. Everyone has their own preference. Some like to dress the part and just put on some old clothes that are ratty, torn, faded and plain old ugly! In my opinion, it’s time to roll with the changes and advances in clothing and utilize them to not only keep you cool and dry in the heat, but also to help protect you from the elements. Trust […]

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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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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

Fishing with Friends Schedule

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The Fishing with Friends Tournament Series Schedule is as follows: April 12 May 17 June 21 July 12 August 9 September 13 October 11 November 8 December 6 Rules are as follows: Entry fee is $10 with largest legal fish taking all. No sharks, rays, skates, etc. Very simple Winner-Takes-All format; no sponsors, no raffles, no prizes, no points, no hassle. The Tournament starts at 7am with weigh in at 2pm. Weigh in and post tournament pot luck takes place at Dana Point Jet Ski and Kayak Center. Parking will […]

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Apr, 2014

Paddle Out Honoring Hobie Alter

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Hobie Alter was a pioneer and a legend.  In honor of his life, his close family and friends have organized a paddle out on April 18th.  The event is located at Doheny State Beach and is set to start at 4pm.  Hobie’s name will forever be remembered by his accomplishment and also within the innovated products he created. If you would like to join in on the paddle out, Dana Point Jet Ski and Kayak Center has plenty of Hobie Stand-Up Paddle Boards and Kayaks to get you out on […]

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