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Old 07-18-2015, 03:19 PM   #1
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Lightning, Thunder, Rain, Doppler Radar, Hard Boiled Eggs, and a Yellow

Woke up 3:45, coffee, and the internet, doppler radar specifically.

Showed a thunder storm south of La Jolla and another one north of LJ.

Watched for 45 minutes and decide to make the long 20 minute drive to LJ.

Get to beach to see about 10 to 20 yaks being rigged with the owners looking at the sky.

Pull off my outback and rig it.

Lighting bolts start happening all around as well as thunder. hmmm. I never have seen so many scared grown men in my life.

Go to the iPhone and get the weather channel app for doppler radar. See that s storm cell is coming toward LJ with lightning.

Let’s see I want to fish but it’s not worth my life so I unrig everything and put it all back it the truck.

Check the doppler radar again and see the the big storm is rapidly moving and LJ will be cell free in a half hour.

Re-rig the kayak and get ready to launch in the weather window. A very cool dude who was waiting out the storm and had to go to work and no longer had time to fish give me his breakfast, hard boiled eggs. He said just dip the peeled egg in the salt water. Very delicious and a great idea, thank you dude, see you out there …..

So I get out to make bait. Most out there say bait is hard to make. I make one perfect greenback and decide it’s time to fish. Ten minutes later, Fish on.

Seems like a nice sized yellowtail heading into deep water, deep water means no kelp which is so awesome. He pulls me to about 120 feet far away from the kelp, and as I am bringing him up, I hear Mr Seal coming right at me. Thoughts raced through my head and I hear a little (Yani) voice in my head to go free spool which I instantly did to let the yellow run faster than Mr Seal.

No sign of Mr Seal so I engage and start cranking him up with many runs and head shakes. Land him at 8:30 AM.

Make to more macs, Strom cloud build and troll them in to no avail. Land to more lightning, thunder, and rain. Yak after yak start coming in.

Wild, wild, fun day.
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Old 07-18-2015, 03:21 PM   #2
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LOOK OUT FOR THE SHAAAAARRRRRRKKKKKK!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-18-2015, 03:23 PM   #3
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This is the voice in your head: YOU'RE NUTS!!!!




Congrats!!
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Old 07-18-2015, 03:25 PM   #4
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This is the voice in your head: YOU'RE NUTS!!!!




Congrats!!
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Old 07-18-2015, 03:41 PM   #5
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Way to make it count. I was on the beach this morning, definitely a different weather pattern than I am used to.
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Old 07-18-2015, 03:41 PM   #6
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Congrats Chris on the Yellow inspite all the obstacles. You have BALLS dude!
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Old 07-18-2015, 04:02 PM   #7
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Damn you rock! Also cool tip on the hard boiled eggs,I gotta try that.
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Old 07-18-2015, 05:23 PM   #8
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Nice one, Chris. Paid off for you. You beat the lightning will strike you odds. Go buy a lotto ticket.
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Old 07-18-2015, 07:11 PM   #9
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He said just dip the peeled egg in the salt water. Very delicious and a great idea, thank you dude, see you out there …..

That's an old trick I do that at the sewer all the time!
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Old 07-18-2015, 07:55 PM   #10
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That's good work. Must have been the hard boiled eggs..

From deli sandwiches to hard boiled eggs to a couple cold beers you guys know how to fish and eat.
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Old 07-19-2015, 12:03 PM   #12
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That's an old trick I do that at the sewer all the time!
That is how you make Pickled Eggs, dunking in the sewer.
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Old 07-20-2015, 03:22 PM   #13
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Way to go bud !! I was the guy in the blue hat / yellow ocean kayak watching radar with you. I remember you saying "got a green back - going fishing " stoked. I only caught one green back - got mowed over by a boat and chased in by the Lightning !


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Way to go bud !! I was the guy in the blue hat / yellow ocean kayak watching radar with you. I remember you saying "got a green back - going fishing " stoked. I only caught one green back - got mowed over by a boat and chased in by the Lightning !


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Good job bro that new shiny hobie is working out !
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Old 07-21-2015, 09:26 AM   #16
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I was out there the same day except I didn't hook up..still fun though! Saw you out there
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Old 07-21-2015, 04:05 PM   #17
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If there's storms north and south of la Jolla and you paddle out you are an idiot! It takes a long time to paddle in and you are not going to out paddle/pedal any storm. No fish is worth your life!
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If there's storms north and south of la Jolla and you paddle out you are an idiot! It takes a long time to paddle in and you are not going to out paddle/pedal any storm. No fish is worth your life!
If you read through the post, you will read that I waited for the storm in the south move over. It did and the doppler radar showed a window of about three hours of no thunder cells for LJ.

I took advantage of that information to catch a yellow.

I was never in danger as I came in before the next cell came through.
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