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    PRETTY WIDE OPEN ALBACORE FISHING RIGHT NOW...WHOS OUT THERE!?

    Mark, Thanks for the help on Thursday. Clark said it was WFO from the get go and they ended up plugged and then some. Fish are still being caught in good numbers 100 plus miles south of WP, so it ain't close to over. All of Ilwaco boats are shutting down, but I am pretty sure you guys have a...
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    10/3 CR tuna. 48 fish in 3 hours with newbies.

    After a slow Friday, I was not too optimistic about Saturday. We ran to 46.00 x 125.00 (The Corners) and got a bait stop going within 5 minutes. It never slowed down and around 3 hours later both our boxes and a big kill bag were full of larger tuna. The commercial guys 10 miles outside of...
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    9/30 CR tuna. WFO.

    I got a text from my guys around 2 that they had a 1.5 hour bait stop and were "beyond plugged". They were around 60 miles or a bit more NW of Ilwaco. We have had very solid fishing for a few weeks and it appears to be getting better. This could be on hell of an October. Mike C
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    CR 8/27 tuna report. WFO.

    I don't think it matters much. A buddy 40 miles south and 90 miles out said it is WFO everywhere outside the 125 line- like the 125.04 our out to the 129.
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    CR 8/27 tuna report. WFO.

    I just heard back from my captain. WFO. Jumpers everywhere. Landed 46 PIGS and lost another 90. Mark Coleman's crew killed them as well. Pretty much anywhere on the 125 line was WFO. A commercial buddy had over 1,000 at 3:30 PM when I talked to him. I can't wait for boat call tomorrow...
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    8/19 CR/WP tuna. WFO.

    Greg, We have two huge refrigerated fishboxes that are cold enough to freeze fish solid if we are not careful. Henriques boats are made for tuna, so they have huge boxes and cockpits. We are sitting out the storm, but should be running again on Monday, lets hope they moved in a little closer...
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    8/19 CR/WP tuna. WFO.

    I just heard from my captain that it was "wfo x 4" today (first time he has ever said that), and they were running in with 70 plus tuna. Fishing was as good as it ever gets at 46.10 x 126.10. Coleman had pretty much the same fishing a lot closer to home. Another buddy did 50 plus at the...
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    Ilwaco tuna 8/1-8/3. Great to decent fishing.

    Fishing is hit or miss right now. Wed we ran up to 46.50 x 125.30 and did not see a fish all day. Thursday my captain ran south to 45.20 x 125.20 and it was WFO and they plugged the boat. The good news is that fish seem to be moving up and in. Mike C
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    Ilwaco tuna 8/1-8/3. Great to decent fishing.

    There were good numbers of fish at 46.30 x 125.30 before the wind started blowing. They were hanging down at 15-25 feet and only came up for 1/2 hour when it went WFO. Running Wed and will try and post up a report. Mike C
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    Ilwaco tuna 8/1-8/3. Great to decent fishing.

    More weird fishing today. TONS of tuna and bait on sonar 15-25 feet down at 46.30 x 125.30. Today was the most bait balls I have seen in my 16 years of tuna fishing. It blew up for 1/2 hour from 1:30-2 and then died. We put 13 on the deck before it died. Mark Coleman clobbered them out of...
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    Ilwaco tuna 8/1-8/3. Great to decent fishing.

    Yesterday was more of the same, but a sloppy ocean and lots of wind made converting hard. My captain is headed to the Astoria Canyon today, as Coleman has been doing good there. Let's hope they moved up, as 80 mile runs get old real fast. Mike C
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    Ilwaco tuna 8/1-8/3. Great to decent fishing.

    The tuna are around in good numbers SW of the CR (45.20-46.10 x 125.10-40), the farther SW you go, the more fish there are. We ran into a bunch of jumpers on 7/31 and put 40 in the boat with three VERY good fishermen (one guy got 10 on iron) and a couple of guys who are still learning. We...
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    7/23 CR tuna report. WFO. It is on.

    65-80. The braid not what breaks, the topshot is, we generally run 40 lb fluoro, but my captain brought his meat stick yesterday and was getting bit better than anyone on 60 lb. We have caught tons and tons of fish tying hooks straight to braid when it is WFO. What kind of reel is that? It...
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    7/23 CR tuna report. WFO. It is on.

    Good fishing yesterday and today, despite the sloppy seas. Our crew put 36 on the deck yesterday (including a BFT) and 30 today, despite 17-22 knots of wind, which pretty much killed our bait bite, due to the 1.2-1.7 knot drift. It is only going to get better from here on out. Mike
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    7/23 CR tuna report. WFO. It is on.

    Tuna have finally shown up in good numbers. Coleman has been killing them for around a week. This week we had a 20 fish day, a 29 fish day, and then all hell broke loose and Captain Clark and our crew had a wide open bite yesterday and put 71 on the deck, most on bait. A buddy nearby got 79...