I have fished with Keith before on his previous boat with my 12 yr old son. Keith and crew couldn’t have been more accommodating in making sure my...
You might want a lighter setup with 15-20 lb on it. Definitely bring 15-20 lb floro and #1 and 2 hooks. This is of course assuming you are fishing...
I was on the Tribute on Mon and it's a great boat and crew.
I like your obsession.....I mean passion!
Maybe we should try and team up so we only have to take one boat out. Obviously since we both own we know what goes into a day of fishing. I'm...
We were west and just slightly south of the Coronados. Could see them easily, maybe 10-15 miles off
Thanks Jerry. You would think it wouldn't be too hard but I guess with work and responsibilities it can make it tough...
Have had my eye on fishing this boat for awhile so since I couldn't get any friends to join me on my 30' Proline I decided to hop on Sunday night...
Looks like a terrible day, really rough, no fish!
Great job guys!
Hey Surg, you say "expert marine electronics", do you happen to work on them? I need some fine tuning and fixing!
Nice job! Looks like it could be a great Oct!
I agree but I like Mahi better! Great job!
Great job on quality dodos! What grade were the tuna?
Sounds like a well run operation! Thanks for the info
Love those bites that come out of nowhere! How did you like the boat and crew? I've been thinking of jumping on and it sounds like Rick goes the...
Nice job and way to just go for it! Eddie would go!
Were you guys using squid?
I think you're going to need a bigger truck! Way to slay!!
LOL! Tell her that jet skis suck, there were two bad injuries from two women colliding in MB. We saw them being loaded into the ambulance. On...
Hang in there, I was 0 for the freakin year until yesterday. They're out there and you will find them biting! You're due!
We were nearby and couldn't see a soul. We thought we were the only ones out there catching! LOL
Great day, well done! Sounds like our day. We were in same area. Threw a few live ones for chum along with your bait and they would just go nuts...
Yes it did. It's been a strange year so far. I hadn't been able to get out due to work, bad weather, kids soccer games, etc but saw a nice wear...
Ha ha, I've been on one of those bloody decks before!
Left MB at 5:45. Nice scoop and half of dines. Headed towards the 181. Came across some dolphin but no tuna. Turned toward the 312, then out to...
Thanks for the Intel!
Thanks Billy! I'll post tomorrow after I'm done feeding the fish.
Great job again! You are blessed and having a great year!! Looks like easy end, or was front or backside? Was it off the paddy, sonar, birds or...
As a father of three boys, one who played baseball into high school and all who fish with me, this hit too close to home. My prayers go out to you...
I love the Islander! Took my 10 year old son on an over nighter and the crew couldn't have been any more helpful! Great attitude and a great time!
The problem is the guys on here know that, or at least should, by now and it's all the yahoos that think they know everything and drive around...
Great job! Did you find them on dolphin, paddies or trolling?
Wrong....I do guarantee you that I would have put a bait on a HOOK and tried to catch it with a rod, reel and LINE! Aren't we supposed to be...
Way to get them guys! Do you remember How far west from the 9 was the paddy?
Hey randy, how'd you do today?
Couldn't agree more about the Maximus! Fished it earlier this month and we killed the nicer grade YFT. Keith was doing the same thing -hooking and...
Thanks. We always chunk our dead but I noticed you were tossing quite a bit of live.
Epic day and great video! Hey Paul, how much bait did you carry?
Thanks Mike! The little guy in my avatar is my 13 year old and loves to ish and gaff! No better feeling then watching your son catch fish and...
No, I don't think they're bothering anyone out there.
Left MB at 6:30 with scoop of mackerel. Ran to the 213, 302, 371 and a little SW of the 371. Found a paddy with dodos. Caught a couple and called...
Great job! No issues with Mex navy?
Great catch and nice report - welcome! Is that McSorley on the left?
Way to plug the boat? Was it off a paddy, birds or ?
X2 I agree with Al! Islander is the sizzle! Plus my name is Al also so we must be right!!LOL
Nice freakin YFT!! I have to ask - American or Mex waters?
I brought my 11 year old son on his first 1 1/2 trip and the crew couldn't have been better. They went out of their way to make sure he had a good...
I agree, just wanted to see what others saw and maybe start a "ya I saw them too, no you didn't" argument. Sorry, I digress.... :D
I have all different brands of reels but my 6/0 always gets bit!!
Cool video! Loved the shot of the bait ball under your boat. Could swear I saw some long skinny fish swimming through.... :)
X2 If your buddy does something stupid and you can't laugh at him and make him pay then he's not a true friend! Way to make him pay!!
Anyone have an update this am?
Nice catch and nice report! Heading that way tomorrow!
Thanks Mike I thought I was speaking a foreign language! Or he was!! :eek:
Fished the Maximus on a 1 day on Monday. It is a first class crew that knows customer service and a capt that is second to none. Way classy...
He also said he stopped about 8 miles short but never made mex waters.....? Oh well, 8, 11 miles close enough. Nice job!
I'm confused. Isn't the 302 more then 8 miles south of the mex border?
Thanks for the post Chad! Sounds like a nice day! Was thinking of heading out to those same areas tomorrow-which area was best or was it just all...
Great minds think alike! :) I'm launching out of MB on Mon - anyone up for some paddy searching?
x2 keyboard muscles plus beer muscles = new generation of knobhead!
Does anyone know if this is just going to be enforced within 12 miles of land? Will I need to carry my passport if I'm fishing the 302?
Looks like a blast! Do you know what area you guys were fishing?
Now this is the way to point out something you see in a posted pic/video and have a civil conversation without name calling and someone getting...
I have a lot of those same memories! Some of my best!! Good luck, keep a good attitude and you'll have one of those days when you can't keep them...
Did you get them to bite?
Hey Frazier, I grew up fishing the MB pier in the 70s. We couldn't wait for summer to catch the Bonita on a splasher and feather. The big game was...
Great job! Going out Friday, what area were you in?
Saw two on fri inside the 302
Chris, I was out Friday and saw two. The tax man is here!
I'm heading out tomorrow also but plan on heading a little south towards the 425/371 and then working north. Off Da Hook on 72, hit me up if you...
Thanks! I used to fish out of MDR on a 18' panga in the 80s and 90s with only a compass and we did well. Now I'm in SD and trying to figure out...
Awesome catch/release! Thanks for any info - what port are you leaving from?
Nice frickin fish! Do tell....
Hey Tom, when filling out form for payment of passengers what do you put in License and Document Number?
Never mind, found it
Tom, so I'm figuring this out for the first time. Appears we have to create or own excel spread sheet for Data Entry Form For Passengers and crew,...
Bud, thank you for sharing your knowledge, I do appreciate it! I'm guessing either a barracuda or a lizard fish...?
I would love to buddy boat...
Do tell more.....Swords and T's - drifting or trolling? Night, day? Other then bait or temp break what other signs do you look for out there? Thanks
Sorry you didn't get any but nice report anyways!
Jack, I enjoyed the video and the fact you released it at all is fine with me. Don't let the drama queens ruin a good story. Or just post on your...
I couldn't agree more!
Thanks! It was just one of those days we all dream about. It's funny too cause last wed when we went out there was wind waves in the harbor...
I understand your frustration but it shouldn't be pointed in the capts direction. You ask what could have happened? We'll you could have caught no...
Thank you. Congrats on a great catch! What area was the paddy with the wahoo?
Unbelievable! Great catch, you are a lucky man!!
Hey Jeff, he is 12. I got the smallest braid lightweight model, then we just shortened the strap with duct tape by folding the strap on top of...
I saw that when you joined us on that paddy with the tuna! Sorry about the foul language earlier. We obviously have our priorities straight...
Hey Stephen, it was a sardine colored single hook model with a lot of the paint already missing. I did try a popper and surface iron but the mega...
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I couldn't agree more. It felt like earthquake weather! Thanks for that last paddy Joe, that's where I hooked the bull on the mega before he spit...
x2. Same for us but a few paddys we hooked 4-6 but most 1-2. If you try a paddy and do not get bit within a few minutes go find a new one with fish!
Head out that way and you'll know when your there, lots of paddys. Don't be afraid of the desert before you get to the Oasis!
Oh, I would be remiss not to thank Fish Killer for calling us in and to Clyde and Joe who helped in finding the fish!! Thanks everyone for a great...
Nice! We used straight mono and 20lb floro. They bit the floro on first pass and then we dropped down. Even hooked a couple on 6lb but that didn't...
Yes, saw a tailer and jumper near the 302
Sorry, making up for lost time at work. Have pictures on my sons phone but I post from my iPad and need to download, tired last night.
It was a...
Quick report. Left MB and headed towards 302. Couple miles short found paddy with dorado. Continued west past 302 and about 2 miles short of the...
Cool, I'll reach out in the morning, good luck!
Hey joe, I'll be out in that area tomorrow also. Call me on 72 and let's see what we can find. Boat is Off Da Hook
Awesome fishing....uh, I mean catching day!! Do you know what areas you were fishing....uh, I mean catching? :D
Nice job! Awesome day!!
What were you trolling
Can you say mental hospital?? Funny shit right there!!
Thanks! Ya I'm heading out on wed and I'm still trying to figure out an area to fish.....
Not a bad weekend, congrats!
Did you go 14 miles south or west of the 302? Thanks
X2. Going We'd and now I'm not sure where to go
How did you do?
Boat is Off Da Hook
Hey Chris, I'm going Friday, probably around the 390, Hidden Bank area. I'll give you a hollar....
Nice job! How far from the 302 were you?
Hey mike I just pm'd you
I'm in! Going next Fri if anyone else wants to join. How far south-50 miles?
Where were you
That is so [email protected]$king cool!! I was waiting for someone crazy enough to spear one! Great job!!
I'm guessing last stop at 6 was probably 40-60 miles south....thanks!
Great job. I love a capt that works till the end! Looks like the years not over yet! What was the area of your last stop? Thanks
Lol, ya it was tough on one of the kids...:drool:
Hey Randy, the weather was horrible on the way out. I could only do 15 mph in my 30. It laid down some from 10-2 and was fine coming in but...
Thanks Gary. Ya I have three boys and my youngest is 12. He loves to fish. Damn spoiled kid has caught Mako, blues and a hammerhead, bluefin, yft,...
Left mission bay at 6 with nice deans. Had newbies and their kids so I wanted to keep it simple. Headed across the upper 9, out to the corner and...
All I know is that boat smells like fish!! LOL
Great job, no guts no glory! Was it a paddy or birds or??
Those are some tiny yellows. Guess we're going to have to wait awhile for those ones! Going out on Sunday, let me know if you're out there.
That boat rocks! What area were you fishing
Great job Rich, sounds like fun! Any numbers or direction? I'm taking some newbies and their kids out and I'd love to find something a little...
Great job! How far out?
Nice, you should have c&r that one also. Would have been one hell of a ride!
Nice catch! How large was the mako?
Thanks, we took the 182 to 43 and out west then north a little and back east. We hooked 2 under birds, both came unbuttoned but my son who is 12...
Where were you guys at?
Great job, nice fish! You need to start marketing that lure! :D
Is that SCI in background?
Where were you guys fishing?
Thanks guys, I'll post tomorrow
Ya, looks a little mixed. Might run a little south, west of the 302
Going out tomorrow, wondering if anyone has fished this area lately?
Please post tomorrow on your trip for those of us going on Sunday
Is that knoll out towards the butterfly, west of the 302?
Nice fish! What was the size?
Sorry, I saw that, thanks
Thanks Clyde. How did you do today?
Ok, thanks everyone!
Planning on heading out of MB tomorrow and was wondering if anyone has an update on the bait situation?
Good job! Where did you find them?
Where did you get bait at
Please take me with you!!
Nice fish! What area were you fishing? Thanks
Nick, I've got boat envy - that 35 is my dream boat! I'll trade you? :)
Left out of MB, nice dines and some choveys. Headed toward the 302, never made it. About 3.5 miles SE of spot we spotted a bunch of birds just...
Way to go dad! I agree nothing like fishing with your children!! What pnd line were the bft biting? Any hooked on jigs? Do you know where you were...
Can anyone else not see the vid? Can you please repost?
Great story! I too lost a monster back in the late 80's after 6 hours and have been obsessed ever since. Unfortunately life got in the way but I'm...
Hey Oscar I was out on the 9 on Sat and ran across a nice swordy around a patty tried to bait him but no luck....I'm guessing they're around also...
Nice fish! Any details -how big, where caught, water temp, etc. thanks
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