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Kelp-paddy hopping anyone?

August 5, 2008 |  9:34 am


It's been a crazy season for offshore anglers, who began catching albacore and now are finding a tropical smorgasbord beneath the kelp paddies: albacore, dorado, yellowtail and some yellowfin tuna.

If you'd like to maximize your success — and get the most out of the money you're shelling out for these overnight trips — you might want to visit the National Sports Grill in Torrance at 7 p.m. Aug. 7. Capt. Art Taylor of the Searcher will discuss tackle tips and give demonstrations. Taylor also will discuss the great white shark cage-diving operation at Guadalupe Island.

A raffle, which will give away a trip to Palmas de Cortes on Baja California's East Cape, will benefit the 976-tuna.com youth fishing program. For information, call (310) 328-8426.

Photo: Dorado are welcome visitors into Southland offshore waters, found mostly beneath floating kelp paddies, making them easy targets. Credit: Searcher Sportfishing