Alan, that's awesome! Congrats on a great trip. We'll see you Sunday. Mike
Nicely done Gents!
Wait, what are we doing again?
To me this is simply a matter of respect!
Although it is merely a symbol, I will continue to respect this symbol of our great nation and honor...
You are right
DAMN! Nice haul
Why do people feel the need to completely shit on another man's post when he was once excited and merely wanted to share his report and good...
DAMN! That doesn't suck either. Congrats
Nice fish and POV video
Great story! Nicely done -- congrats
Hang on, let me write that down.
Okay got it! Thanks
Wow! Looks like a great trip!
Well, it looks like you're getting the hang of it... geez
That's just a sunburned Mola Mola?
If it spends too much time near the surface it gets really bright red as an indication that the meat has...
Nice work Cory all around.
Nicely done! Congrats
Very nice grade o'fish
Sounds like a successful trip!
Holy the COW again!
Holy the COW!
Can someone please confirm if this is true... if it is then waiting may be the best option to delay these stupid laws from taking effect and...
I know that MANY of my friends WILL sign. This is important people!
Don't think this is just an NRA thing -- this is a complete and...
Damn... Good on ya
Looks delicious! I'm in...
"Wait, what? This isn't my boat?" That's weird!
Now that's funny!
Coolio -- again nice work if you can get it.
Wow, nice one!
I am cringing sympathetically and vicariously
Well that doesn't suck! Congrats
That's awesome! Congrats
Bummer! hate to see them lost in the end.
Good deal. First trip and you are already way ahead.
Nice fish and video
Nice fish guys
Man you gotta like that!
DAMN nice catch! Congrats
Wow great story! It is all in the delivery... tune in next week to see how it all turns out... same fish time... same fish channel.
One hell of a trip from the looks of it. Congrats
What dreams are made of... congrats.
We could use a little bit of luck and good fortune as well, because all we've seen lately is flashes from their middle fins as they foam through...
Very sorry to hear of your tremendous loss. I cannot imagine losing a child -- I too have sons who are my avid fishing buddies. Heartfelt...
Thanks Mike great info
Looks like a great trip! Beats my slow day at work.
Thanks for the info -- I still have to swap out the hooks too. Any photos would help tremendously.
Coolio. Nice work
Man, you gotta like that. Great story... congrats
Pick a good weather day. Leave yourself many outs, safeties and backups. Maintain close and constant communication with other boaters...
That's an awesome pic was that yours Tony?
I need to try that recipe too -- Sounds good! Thanks
Step 1: Locate the fish! Recognize subtle signs of life:
A. Actual fish presenting themselves... Jumping, breaking, foaming, finning, puddling,...
Unfortunately, we haven't caught a damn thing this season thus far
Unfortunately, this is the best thing that we've caught this year...
Nice work all around!
Looks like one hell of a trip. Great pics!
Damn! Nice hoo... congrats
Welcome to the world of BLUEFIN insanity and frustration!
Holy Cow! Very exciting... congrats
Nice work all!
Awesome Fish! Congrats.
"It is amazing how strong these fish are!!!! They just don't want to eat any bait. I had one shot to throw a pooper at...
NICE ONE Josh. Congrats
Nice ones Ron
Bummer, nice try!
Nice outing. I like it!
Looks like a great outing
You can probably already smell it from shore right now, since it is working its way down the coast and will be off San Diego in no time.
Nice work if you can get it.
Beautiful Fish! Definitely a fish of a lifetime. Love the video of the strike too.
Good to know that you can bring a quality monster like that...
Man you gotta like that.
Nice fish! Congrats
Man that's awesome congrats!
Just fishnet ass-less chaps!
Good! They'll be in schools living off their parents until they weigh 400 lbs and they will be easier to catch with just Cheetos and Red Bull...
I feel your pain -- that really sucks HARD!
I have a neighbor who still puts notes on our and our friends vehicles threatening to have them towed...
Well that doesn't suck. Congrats
Man you gotta like Some-a-dat!
Nice ones! Congrats
Nice work and great pics to show for it too.
Bummer Cory, but don't feel singled out as the only one carrying the "White Stripe of Shame". We keep getting their middle fin too. Next time
Holy COW! Nicely done... I want one!
Wow 30 mins on 30 lbs that's incredible -- did it just jump into the boat or impale itself on a gaff? Nice work.
Nice slob yeller
Wow what a day!
She sounds like very good luck. I'd bring her more often. A very nice day indeed in flat seas too.
Well that doesn't suck. Nice work!
Nice yelle'rs Cory congrats
That's awesome congrats
DAMN! Nice work
Like I said; time to "git a rope"
Holy Cow! Congrats
Man you gotta like that! Congrats
Time to "Git a rope"
Man that's awesome! Congrats
Oh My is right! Congrats
Bummer Cory, next time.
Nope always Hornets and just for the record USS Midway never had Tomcat or S-3 squadrons as part of her airwing.
Also added a couple more to the...
Reading these has brought back some repressed memories of dangerous offshore experiences... mostly "sea-stories" really and some that I know you...
Next time better luck. Thanks for the report.
Cool nice add to the mix
NICE WORK... congrats!
Man that is awesome! Congrats
Damn Gents! I just saw this... Holy cow nice work! I still need to get out and float check my boat. Hopefully soon.
Sounds like one hell of a trip at least you guys landed one! I still need to float check my boat... looks like it's time.
Man that's awesome... you gotta like that
Awesome! Roll the flick...
Outstanding work all around. Congrats and nice photos too
Holy Cow! Nice near-December Tuna.
Coolio, nice work!
GOOD LORD! If only every trip was like this. I'm ready to go again.
Nice job all around!
See Heymon you even painted that as just another fun boat ride and another great day to be on the water without using ANY gas. If you dropped a...
Cool knot thanks
Just WOW! Mid November even.
VERY GOOD Cory. Nice haul in November.
That's awesome -- nice work!
What would these guys do if they lost their Capt's licenses? Their livelyhoods? Their esteemed professions they worked so hard to achieve? Is it...
It appears that the entire lure was repeatedly swallowed (hooks and all) during some effective internet trolling!
Cool Pic! Lucky you weren't raided by PIRATES afterward!
Looking good now get 'er wet
So does this mean that I can expect to catch opah, wahoo, cow tuna, short billed spearfish, black and blue marlin off of La Jolla Island next year...
Sounds exactly like my experience fishing for wahoo. I feel your pain. Next time
^^ Us too... for no joy.
Good gettin' out Max -- next time!
We must have been one of the boats on paddies with nothing to boast. Nice day none-the-less!
NICE! Bastards keep stealing my tackle, so you are very lucky indeed. Congrats
We heard all that and more out there yesterday. We could feel your stoke. Congrats all around -- truly an AWESOME DAY on the water. Wish we...
Nice job all around
Wow, both excited for you and bummed for you at the same time and I think we saw you out there on Monday. Congrats on your catch.
Congrats on your catches recently. I talked to you out there late in the day while working in close proximity, but with only limited success in...
I love stories with happy endings!
One hell of a day for sure. Congrats!
Congratulations that is just awesome! Nice fish!
Simply AWESOME! Scott. Very happy for you. Congrats and see you soon. Mike
That sucks, hope you get 'em back -- all of 'em.
Very sorry for your loss Bubba!
Thanks Alan, I will that would be awesome!
Thanks for that Scott, I will try it.
Awesome, Nice work!
Out best season ever for exotics!
I say get-a-rope! I hope he resists too when they find him. Good luck with its return completely intact and unharmed.
MONSTERS! Put a saddle on some of those and ride 'em back up to the surface.
Another perspective from our counterparts from the UK via BBC:
I have honestly lost...
Very nice and in realtime! Congrats. You got any numbers Skip? j/k
Nice! Those are bigger ones and they glow... probably due to the higher radiation!
Nocturnal 'HOO now in the ZOO. I may have to fish 24/7!
All the best in recovery!
Congrats nice work!
YIKES! I too have the scars, plate and screws as evidence... Be careful out there!
Wow that's awesome!
Puts life in perspective real quick! Continued positive hopes and prayers for successful treatment and cure. I too have experience,...
Wow OUTSTANDING EFFORT performed with utmost dignity and respect for a friend by a true friend. I commend you. Nothing but respect. Did I already...
On their final leg home to the states... shortly...
I signed up too! Thank you.
My son tells me there is an ARMY / NAVY surplus in El Cajon.
Great "how-to" info, thanks
... or a cyclist, or a celebrity or a Kardassian even!
Way to get 'er done out there.
Nice work Mike and crew. It was rough out there Saturday, but from the looks of CDIP Swell model, glad we weren't out yesterday! Holy cow!
We left before finding still hoping to see a report and picture posted. There is a grander out there, bring 'er in.
Thanks Alan, I may actually have one of those that I need to re-rig for wahoo! See you on Sunday.
Great info Scott, thanks. I will try that, but what wire do you use?
Very nice! Congrats
Nice work Rich and thanks for all the help. See you out there again soon. Take care, Mike
Well said Erik, and thanks.
Nice fish! Gotcha
They don't seem to like my regular sized hooks, so I'm having trouble introducing them to the Gaff sized hook. My backup is a pair of pliers,...
At least there won't be any boat pressure if you go now!
Man you gotta like that. Congrats
Wowza! Congrats we were right there too. Damn!
Joe, this is only my personal opinion, but I have STRONG feelings from both perspectives -- bottom line it is about respect, trust, and common...
That's simply awesome! Congrats
I know how you feel -- frustrating isn't it?
Nice work all. Hopefully with some real first hand experience we will participate in next year's tourney, but right now we just suck at wahoo...
Nice grade YT though.
EDITED: Added photo of the Big Blue Marlin (hope the angler doesn't mind... will remove if needed)
Very cool vid. Did you happen to find any of my lures as you were cutting it up?
Wow, nice and I was right there too. Damn! Congrats on your TWO HOO
[ATTACH] Saturday 17 October 2015
Skipped getting bait with sights set on trolling or jigging for Wahoo with newly purchased can't miss Wahoo...
Holy cow! Congrats, all I was able to bring in with that same colt sniper were tunitas.
Damn there are some hogs mixed in there
Cool, let's see it.
DAMN! I want one of those pesky wahoo!
Good to go
Holy COW! That is some scary shit! Glad everyone is okay.
My heart fell and hit my spleen the minute I saw those pictures -- it is exactly the...
Good deal congrats. Nice work all around.
I am a big fan since landing our most memorable fish and personal bests on remarkably light line:
= 45-50lbs BFT; 60-70lb YFT, and...
Nice 'HOO dere
Good on ya!
You gotta like that!
Well, that doesn't suck! Nice solo work if you can get it. Congrats
I just got mine at Discount Tire Center. Good to go!
Nice pics and the gaff actually worked!
Very very nice. I'm still trying for numero uno ono! Congrats.
Holy cow, continued success.
Awesome images to capture an awesome day on the water, congrats
Wow, nice work!
Hell yeah, I would be stoked too.
Holy cow, nice job -- very lucky indeed.
Damn, that looks painful! Glad good people were there to help you out. I too should get some bolt cutters to leave on board. Now go out and get...
Damn! Now you're just showing off... congrats on #2.
Well that doesn't suck. Congrats again.
Ha, that's funny! Go figure, huh?
Thanks -- you would think that would be a complete list yet there remain many more methods I was completely unaware of, like the one described...
Wow a nice one congrats
Very cool congrats
It DID happen to me earlier this season, but it only took my landing net with it. Like Lynndeva West Marine bought back ALL the rod holders and...
Through determination and perseverance... Congratulations, Mike on your successful effort completing the mission and more importantly you did it...
Wow that's awesome! You know that is very close to the CA State record.
Yellow Anal Fin = YFT
Silver or White Anal Fin = BFT
I will Rich and thanks again. Take care, Mike
Damn, nice job
Nice work Cory. Looks like a nice trip
Holy cow, nice one Jerry
Good grade o' fish
Nice pics... congrats
Jeff, when I bought my EZLoader trailer it arrived with an oil bath system for lubricating hubs/bearings. The system does not use grease, or...
Really nice save, still funny as hell. Nice work!
Great effort to get "the out of towners" on some fish, albeit, painful. Had a similar experience with a bearing on I-5 years ago. I echo your...
And I can see the headlines now if he did:
"Filled with bloodlust a crazed NRA fueled CCW card carrying member and gun nut shot and killed a...
Holy Cow Debi, that's awesome! Just proves that some of the most memorable fishing trips are completely unplanned. Congratulations on your feat...
Pretty damn cool
Bummer Mike. Next time...
Now we're talkin'... "ur on da rite trak"
Very nice BIG fish! Congrats to the angler. Seriously...
I too am actively seeking sponsorship; just sayin'...
Browning, Shimano, Avet,...
Very nice congrats
It won't help -- I doubt they can read! But just in case...
... in order to cover a greater percentage of the fishing community I highly...
Wow that's awesome Gents. Nice work Jerry. Big fish right there.
Nice pics, congrats on your marlin(s)
Nice Meese, uh Mooses, uh Mooseses, uh Moose.... Bulls. Congrats
Crazy! That is why I remain well offshore. I don't want the hassle -- just want to fish in peace... with the radio off if needed to find peace...
That's is fricken' awesome Scott and Pops. Congrats. Let's see the pics, when able. Take care, Mike
Well it is probably because of the boat that he has trouble coming up with the cash.
Build a thousand bridges... and then one day just by happenstance a single lonely goat walks by...
Hilarious! Wicked funny shit right 'dere
That just makes the fish spookier in October
Two at a time huh. I have enough trouble managing ONE at a time. Congrats that is just awesome.
Horrible news -- deepest heartfelt condolences go out to his friends and family.
Very nice tasty fish right there, congrats
OP See what Karma has already brought you:
1. Turned your Blue Marlin into a Striper. Congratulations on your beautiful Striper BTW.
2. The ice...
Great Pics! So all I need to do is use Opah for bait then?
Man that is just awesome! Congrats. Nice fish.
Tends to shift to an afternoon bite IMHO
Just awesome -- I like it!
Good deal and nice Dodos
Now that's a report... I like it even with the nighttime perils of boating thrown in. Yikes!
Comical lures at ridiculously high speeds are...
Holy Cow what a story!
Holy Cow TWO!
Wow that's a big one!
Very nice! Good grab
Cool pics on a nice day
Damn, that's a nice fish Ron. Congrats
Coolio looks like fun!
Pretty damn cool, congrats.
Man that's awesome! congrats.
Outstanding catch! Big one too.
Holy cow nice ones for sure.
So are you okay? I'm shocked that you were out on the water. Valiant effort especially considering...
I admire your tenacity... resulting in a much better outcome than I ever expected. Good on ya! I hate thieves and would probably get myself in a...
No shit huh! Good that they caught him and I hope that he gets hammered. Lucky the police got to him first, I pity the fool who has LYNNDEVA...
Yeah, that happens... Now did you get spooled, or was your drag set too tight? This is important!
It depends on your gear, it has to be stout...
Awesome, nice work
Cool Dodo pics. EALs work Dodos are all over it and I had a striper chase it all the way to the swim step.
Wow, I did not see that coming! A few of these parked around MCRD wouldn't even put a dent in the population.
Last trip we had ALL FOUR trollers rigged with wire with no hits and this time 50% wired and of course just our luck the flouro gets taken. If it...
Man, that's awesome congrats
Max you live! I can deal with this kind of pain -- You know real pain. How are you doing; hanging in there?
Another method that you can try:
Make some mackerel using sabiki's and then slow troll them nose hooked using a 3/0-5/0 circle hook just outside...
Holy Cow, you gotta like that! Did you go out and buy TWO lottery tickets later on as well? Congrats that will be hard to beat.
Damn! That IS a toad!
Edited: I forgot to mention that the small WIRED marauder also got tagged too -- just a quick zip and nada.
Oh thank God! ... it was all just a bad dream then? Now I feel better.
I felt exactly the same as you last trip. Must be the change in weather. Hoping for better and that there are still bigger fish willing to bite...
C'mon Man! Really... wow!
Nice report as always, Cory... and what a load of edibles to take home.
Gotta like that! Stupid WFO fishing at its finest and all the smiles tell it best. Almost forgot what albacore look like... congrats.
Very cool! Don't check out just yet many more trips to come...
Had Our Chances at Some Toothy Critters on Wednesday
Unremarkable report when compared to all the other SPECTACULAR reports from Wednesday, but...
You definitely found a good paddy looks like fun
I hear that if you prepare it correctly, it tastes just like lobster I'm told. LOL
Hilarious! Right out of "Good Fellas"
Tim Wells of ‘Relentless Pursuit’ is very fortunate that he may still have opportunities to make future videos and this was not his "final and...
Great day! Usually you have to try really hard to catch them -- These apparently wanted a boat ride.
See Mike, now aren't you glad that you made it out there after all? j/k
Dude remember when I wrote "I feel your pain" well I don't want to feel...
HOLY COW! That is one beautiful fish! Congrats on the fish of a lifetime.
Very nice; Congrats
Turned out to be a great day afterall
HOLY COW! That's a beautiful fish.
That's awesome we heard your broadcast off of Dana yesterday. Congrats!
It's funny that you should say that. Just so you know your post brought back some vivid memories: years ago (1996) my Marine buddy and I landed...
Nice grade right there congrats on your first tuna -- I'd say you did quite well. Now you'll be spoiled
Cool pictures! Now that is exactly why I always told my family to never open the door unless you know exactly who is behind it.
Atta boy! Congrats
HA! I heard that story! Now that's funny -- good job.
Thanks! Don't you just wish they would get with the PROGRAM! Stupid Fish!
Now that is an exciting day. Two weeks ago we witnessed a HUGE Marlin greyhounding about 10-12 times near Catalina and this thing was a monster!...
I like it congrats!
Zoom in on the top photo for a peek at the jig
That's awesome, congrats
Looks like it works real fine. Nice job. Unfortunately, you lose your seat to the fish the more fish you catch. I like it!
Skunks suck, sorry to hear.
Damn! that's a long day, I get it now. Thanks for clarifying and it makes perfectly good sense.
Luckily you escaped the gaff -- Too bad that you couldn't avoid being filleted once you reached shore though. How many times did you take him...
Holy Mother of God! That has got to hurt! Glad you are okay, seriously. Now I gotta ask...
How many hours/ minutes long was the fight before...
Sounds like a successful mission. Congrats. What I wouldn't have given for your trip during our last outing.
Looks like a decent trip. Straightened hooks are No fun!
Not the place that you want to be!
Oh, and it was!
I should have tried that!
I like good videos too, though
The answer was there ... staring...
Too Cool! Nice Nat Geo Video
Nope, no tortillas!
Mmmmm, makes me uncomfortable just thinking about it... just remember to cap the brain before you take a bite.
You gotta like that
It's looking better and better
Damn! Big one
We know that his right hook catches fish too!
Good luck, I'll be rooting for the fisherman.
I feel your pain, Mike.
I don't know about that since there always seems to be some big home guards that remain year round. It looks like the bigger schools (with the...
We wanted to stay local offshore and remain in US waters wired for wahoo, but hoping for a shot at any pelagic.
The problem was there was very...
That IS a great day for sure. Congrats
Well that doesn't suck!
I was thinking of getting a kite rig, but that looks like a PITA. Glad that you finally got it to fly. Congrats on the big YFT even if it was the...
Looks like fun. Nice Dodo too
I feel your pain Max, been there... and still have residual and recurring pain as a result. Totally understand if you cannot look at BD since it...
Keeps getting better all the time.
How cool is that! Congrats
Stop, I'm getting queasy. I can't handle rough seas like that!
FatBoy's got skills. Nice work! Hope it brings in many fat ones for you too.
RSW? A/C? Big Screen SAT TV's, staterooms?
Nice write-up thanks. I need to try something similar with tuna, just have to wait for a cool weekend.
Nice detailed report and great pics
Nice work, report and pics. Those are big 'uns too.
I guess other than the "play date" my wife arranged for me (e.g., the "Green Kid" story who puked under the sheets in the cabin bunk); another kid...
Well, having had years of chronic neck and back issues needing both physical therapy and chiropractic adjustments it may be a combination of...
Awesome Kman -- I like TRASHFISH, they pull hard.
Bummer on the Big'un that narrowly escaped, Eric; They always hurt. On the bright side you at least got to see it, because the NOT KNOWING bugs...
Cool picture, Damn grinners though.
Cool pictures looks like a fun tourney. Congrats on placing too
Gotta like that!
That is an awesome video of the humpback, but I have enough problems trying to keep dumbass boaters from trashing paddies out there, sheesh!
Bummer! So much for staying local.
Nice Job Cory et al
What's wrong with mackerel? You ask... Well, I'm glad you asked, I got this one....
Got some, congrats
Holy COW! VERY nice, congrats
Do mind going back out there to find some new Suburban tires for me? Or can I have those numbers, Skip? Thanks for looking out.
Wow nice work... if you can get it
We have seen "that guy" before except half the paddy was draped over the rail. Weird but we didn't see them land anything either.
Nice work on...
Very nice day love BFT
Me too two weeks ago
I'm good with that -- looking forward to reading them again. 6 YT is very respectable especially since everyone is finding tougher conditions...
Very nice first report. Good info
Lucky! Nice ones too
Well, yeah Ron everybody knows that. If only...
Stupid BASTARD Fish!
Ain't that the truth. We have had limited success with macs just not this trip. THIS SEASON HAS BEEN ABSOLUTELY AWESOME! Our BEST EVER and I do...
Awesome, you gotta like days like that.
Only admins can adjust titles ... Nice load of yellows
Where were you on Wednesday when I really could have used that kind of information? Seriously people throw me a bone here. Thanks perhaps I can...
Hey thanks Alan I may have to go check 'em out -- see you then, Mike
Oh hell no, there has got to be a limit. I gotta draw the line somewhere my smoker is way to big and bulky to put on the boat, plus it's 115 vac....
Don't I know it! Thank you.
Shit, and I had some of that in the cooler too. My Dad kicked my ass when I swore once in my youth -- but since I...
Holy cow, that looks exactly like our last trip only a little different. Congrats. Lucky the last one didn't pull you in...
How weird, because that is exactly what I was thinking while we were out there, like picking up bowling or body piercing as a new hobby maybe....
Hell Cory that's a GREAT DAY right there. Nice score!
If TLDR, don’t read it and just wait for the pictures; see hint below.
There it was in all its glory -- front and center right square in front...
That's a nice one congrats!
Maybe he's just pushing the paddy back out to where the fish were! It obviously just drifted off the fish and he's putting it back.
WTH!! Same spot / Same time (yesterday) / Same bait / Same birds / Same marks / YFT swarming the boat... No where near the same results after 15...
I'm convinced that when they are hungry, they will hit anything including a shiny bare hook, but since that happens so rarely it's not worth...
Absolutely! We chum the old and bait with new chunk, if possible, that is when you can get new. Baiting with the old chunks depends on its...
I totally agree... just playin'
Our best trip this year was 50% Greenhorns with some chunking mixed in too. "Green Kid, Green Chick and Green Dude" trips not so much, recycled...
Cool video congrats on your SOCAL SLEIGH RIDE -- looks like fun.
Coolio a nice short day! I'm obviously doing it all wrong.
Looks like you got to break in the gaff right
Nice bull there congrats on your "boat-first"
Looks like a homerun to win the game too.
Nice ones the first day anyway
I suspect that smell isn't coming from Kareem Korn then. Poor bastard
Sometimes I think my job is rough, but THAT IS A SHITTY JOB right there!
I hope someone is rich enough upstream to wipe their asses with $20's...
No wonder it put the "kelpo-flage" on -- all lit up like that, there's still no way to hide.
Man you gotta like that. Nice haul
Nice ones for sure, congrats
Nice video, I like it! I did notice something while watching it, however...
The last guy to land his fish in the video has a much...
Nice haul right there
Good grade there!
Nice payoff finally!
Nice grade too
Great day on the water right there WTG
Nice family outing
Sounds like a great day on the water
That was a nice fish too. Good work!
Just for the record it is an "Opposable" Thumb not "Disposable" Thumb. It really helps when landing fish.
One guy I used to fish with sacrificed...
Nice write-up Joe, too bad you couldn't get eyes on the freight train before it hit you. The not knowing always bugs.
Damn good grade!
Nothing like a little help from your friends to get things going, nice finish!
Very nice report for a great trip
That's awesome -- what a day! Hope to see the video too.
You're going to need more and bigger bills if that's a stripper from what I've heard.
Thanks for that Barry, but there is NO comparison! Cory's reports include complete coverage and are far more detailed and lengthy, hands down. I...
Congrats on your fine catch
Much better day!
Very nicely done. Hope it is everything you want.
Wow, looks like one hell of a trip. Congrats
Cool -- Nice work!
He better be careful! That's just the kind of bling that attracts Great White Sharks.
Nice job on the write up -- great report, Barry. Congrats on your catch and day. That's a nicer dodo too.
Eric, I work in Pt. Loma and I would like to take a look at them. I will text. Thanks, Mike
I honestly thought my wife was just bluffing when she told me she would break my leg if I went fishing on our anniversary too. Way to put your...
What a trip! Just awesome congrats
I was pre-med once.
Duuuude! Sorry to hear that Max.
I wonder if everyone had to pay their galley tab
Nice ones for sure.
Nice day of catching right there and lucky gaff save too.
Those are huge, especially on a slow week locally. Congrats
Wow, nice load!
Gunga la gunga.... which is nice!
I like turtles.
Well, that doesn't suck..... again!
It was Josh, it was... and I saw your video of the taxman on the news too. That's awesome, you're famous!
Thanks Barry -- Hope you got some the other day!
So, these are the images of the Striper from earlier that morning:[ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH]...
I just asked my son to read it out loud for the first time; but unfortunately he couldn't finish because he was already laughing so uncontrollably...
I assume you mean "thought"... though it appears from your response that you have baited many swordies. We, however, are not experts. So due to...
Bummer, it turned SLOW this week!
Yeah, NO! Only if it's worth eating; Risk vs Reward. I like keeping my bits and pieces unfettered if at all possible.
The seas were UP by...
Man that's cool Josh. I too have been doing this a long time out here and never positively ID'd one! Timing is everything.
Too bad you didn't...
Fish bigger than you are is a nice problem to have. Congrats young man.
[ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] Launched before 0400 from SD Bay. Got an awesome but light load (Scoop) of 'dines from EB's. Off to...
Great thanks for that!
Nice work! I think we heard that and you out there yesterday. Congrats
Well that trip didn't suck! Congrats, Ron and gang. Any feel for what general area you were in? Don't lose a spleen out there though. Nice work....
Awesome nice work
Congrats Sean! That's awesome -- I was the one you spoke to on the radio on Friday. Thanks for posting, I was already looking for the report....
Find the correct cable first then... depending on your access, sometimes it is easier to pull out the old connected to the new cable...
For the OP, Mario, nice work that's a LOAD! Congrats
Nope! Works great, that's how we do 95% of our bait fishing. Try it. Lever drags require...
TITLED: "One Time I Was Fishing With My Dad and I Caught A Fish That Was Just As Big As Me"
Congrats! Hooked for life.
Very nice Gents. Congrats
Can't complain about a trip like that!
Boat problems are no fun. Hopefully it gets resolved quickly
That's awesome right there!
Incredible story... "compelling and rich"
I am certain I've heard "That Guy" on the radio before too.
Now "That Guy" with the truck on the...
Maria esta en la biblioteca. Just sayin'
Great day right there directly opposite of how I interpreted your title too.
Definitely PETA queers = Fun Suppression Team of conspirators. Results from the lack of protein in the diet and close proximity to chicks with...
Nice job.... eventually. Nice fish too Josh
I don't have a SIMRAD, but it sounds like you are using an auto depth mode and have to adjust your settings to a manual depth mode instead. If...
Damn! Was it at least entered in the jackpot?
E-Bros have always done great work for us -- we should be grateful for their efforts. Sometimes it's only chunk worthy; The bait can't always be...
I too just cracked a cold one. I truly feel your pain -- years ago I found out that my Mom passed away while I was out fishing with my son. Tough...
Man, that is awesome! Nice work, Mike and crew. I sure could have used that yesterday.
Cool, you may get an IGFA line class record that way. There are some biguns out there you know. Bring in a beast and post it.
Very cool you gotta like that
I like it!
Heard you out there yesterday and we heard everything you heard on CH 72 as well. Like the dude that had issues with the VOYAGER. That shit gets...
Nice hat and good work
Very nice report and a good read.
I feel sorry for Isaac -- poor bastard... but can't help myself from cracking up too. Hilarious! My wife...
Wow! Now I know I'm old, since the last time I jumped aboard a Sporty (e.g., Prowler or Pacific Queen) I paid $75.00 for a 1.5 day tuna trip, but...
Interesting technique; glad it paid off.
I jumped in after a gaff attached to a dodo that slipped right out of my slimy hands and just missed...
Congrats. Very satisfying getting it done yourselves on your own boat
Nicely done, should have gone there instead
YIKES! What doesn't kill you makes you stronger (at least wiser) So what was the major failure that resulted in complete power loss?
We have 3 gaffs actually...
Nice first one!
Nice fish no matter what kind it is, so congratulations either way, but being a novice myself... I would like to know definitively:
Steve, I can't agree more. He is the same guy that blew by me earlier doing about 30 kts close aboard (within two boat lengths) while drifting a...
Where? Got any numbers?
Thanks Vic, we cleaned up quite a bit before taking pics. It was the BLOODY Mess that drained out the scuppers that attracted the hammer even...
Looks good to me -- congrats
WOW! Nice fish.
That we did - I can't lie. Hoping for a repeat performance this week. Best of luck to you my friend.
Nice ones for sure!
Nicely done, gents. Congrats Mike
Me too Max -- Damn thing went right between the engines... Expecting to hear "SNAP"
I don't think they had any fun at all! Nice work
Looks like a great day on the water with family
Nice one, congrats
Never thought to "Drop the Chalupa" for bait. Nice work. Congrats on the Gordito
Nice work, Gents. Glad to see that you got some.
Thanks, can you see the tuna behind the Hammer?
Look closely in the background to see all the tuna lurking in the distance. It's going to be tough to match a day like this one....
Cool, got any pics?
We lost a landing net that way too.
Nice fish, congrats
Edited: Added a few more images to original post above with the gang for scale
Nicely done Gents and congrats on Eagle too -- IT IS A BIG DEAL!
Congrats and beautiful pictures -- I almost forgot what albies look like, thanks.
Thanks Mike, you know we will keep trying. A couple images of my very grown boys posted above.
Dan = Tall & Skinny wearing the Tarawa LHA-1...
Bummer Cory. I too hate to see high quality bait go unused like that. Next time certainly.
Very nice! I like the vid
Nice sunset pic!
How do you explain common courtesy when it is SO UNCOMMON? Those that get it do; the others simply cannot, will not, or refuse to grasp the...
Edited: Added images to original post above
My son is working on it, hope to post soonest.
Son, that is true, and...
I suspect that the "Big Boy" pants that I chose to wear today are even older than you. You sound like an...
Cool vid, but now I'm feeling queasy and I never get seasick on a boat. Good stuff anyway.
Concur! BFT = white or silver anal fin // YFT = yellow
We like 2/0-4/0 circle hooks (pretty much for everything) on good sized mid-section sardine chunks; reels in free spool with or without clicker on...
Just like that, congrats
Wow, not cool at all. Total lack of respect and etiquette. Glad you got a couple.
Holy cow! Looks familiar -- we had a carbon copy trip same day just many more miles south of you.
Wow good on ya Josh. That's a great day for sure.
We've only heard about days like this... until today!
23 miles off...
No way! That's when I hide the knives....
but then again my wife doesn't fish.
They ARE young men now. It's kind of scary how quickly that happened. Many discussions centered around colleges right now. Dan is 6'3" but...
I'm glad somebody got it. Nice job Robaire
That's a piggy
Now that is just effective marketing you may even sell more than one!
Nice job -- very nice fish
Awesome, nice work Mike. Long time no hear. Were they the larger grade?
Nice work Guys
Nice grade of fish all day long. Bummer on the nice gaff too.
Good on ya. Anytime the fish are bigger than the kids is a great day they will always remember.
Wow is right
Awesome once again
What it is all about right there!
That's not mine.
That's not my bag, baby!
Nice quick work of it.
Sounds good Scott, glad you got some better models.
EDITED: Added a quick video of one of the 5 pounders that took the chunk bait.
Nicely done congrats
I like it!
When a Mako that big jumps IN the boat it saves a lot of time and effort trying to gaff it (if you wanted to keep him that is), BUT...
Did you make a tail cut? How was the fat in the majors and the minors? ...and the core sample? How much did they give you per pound? j/k
Wow, bummer on the conditions and poor catching.
That is one hell of a journey. Good luck!
B.U.F.F = Big Ugly Fat F...
So close on the big blue, bummer
Cole that there is some scary and sinister stuff soon to be featured on 48 HOURS I'm sure.
Also, no pictures taken; only GOPRO footage, so that...
Well, that doesn't suck! Congrats Ali
Ya gotta love it!
Yep, I'm sure there are, but I won't know for sure until I have my first opportunity to upload them tonight. At least a few fish were captured...
Maybe a kg scale?
Wow-za! I think we heard you on the radio if that was yesterday.
Weird Day! Everything we caught was 5lbs even the bigger ones.
North out of San Diego Bay with a scoop of great bait from EB's SD and passed Pt....
We too were listening in yesterday from the 181, but didn't hear anything more about it later in the day believing it was...
Very nice, congrats
Nice one! Congrats
Awesome! and that's what it's all about. Congrats
Holy COW! What an awesome trip! Congrats
We heard your comment regarding the divers on Friday. Plenty of Jack-Assery out on the water the last two trips that we unfortunately had to...
He has some skills. What a difference.
Nice solo work and a hockey stick gaff too, eh? Congrats
VERY NICE WORK, congrats!
Way to go
A worthwhile excursion from VEGAS BABY!
YES I DO, unless of course it is just me on it.
Ahhh at first I was slow on the pickup, but if you are referring to picture No. 10....
Thanks, but you just don't want to leave it up for very...
Bummer Eric! Great story of the one that got away. Take care, Mike
Beautiful pics! Nice work, that doesn't suck at all.
That is one gargantuan HEED! A forehead so large it should be a fivehead! Congrats.
DAMN! Awesome catch easily 5 lbs...
and you know what I'm talking about. Want to borrow my scale? Congrats Gents!
Lucky that hook didn't pull. Same thing happened to my son's YFT a couple weeks ago. Spit the hook, then re-hooked mid-body same location....
The best purchase that I have ever made was a big insulated kill bag -- I cannot recommend it enough. 40lbs of ice keeps ALL DAY!
Well Gents, I now regret that I even suggested putting him on a scale. Just call everything a FIVE pounder from now on; even the TWO pounders....
Thanks all, I do appreciate the kind remarks. Hope you enjoyed the vid. Mike
Well that doesn't suck! congrats
Nicely done, RIP
Wow, that is a nice one! Good thing you didn't try to report its weight.
That fish is every bit of 40 lbs, Kim. You know it and I know it having seeing it up close and personal. Absolutely nothing wrong with my scale...
Nice work congrats
Hey that's pretty cool you don't see that everyday.
Damn that sucks
Now that is just awesome!
Wow! Nice work gents.
Definitely a great day, nice work Joe and gang.
Just WOW! Congrats
Good on ya, JC way to stick it out
EDITED: ADDED GOPRO VIDEO TO THE ORIGINAL POST ABOVE (FINALLY!):
This was our first ever attempt at GoPro to Youtube and it took longer...
No problem, anytime
Congratulations Guys, that thing truly was a pig! Nice meeting you all at the ramp, and I'm glad that I got to see it first hand.
Congratulations on your first one!
Really nice work, congrats. I like the vid
Congratulations on an exciting catch
That's awesome nice work
Nice day on the water
Nice work on date day
Outstanding images! Now all you need is flying bait to hook up to those monsters. Very cool.
Bummer, it sounds like a brute
Very nice Congrats
The guy could be Grand Poobah or Imperial Wizard of the local chapter of PETA (whatever the title is, I'm not sure -- You have no idea how much it...
Outstanding anyway you slice it. The pending record of 183lb BFT must be for the spearos then.
Coolio, good that you came home with all your extremities.
SaWEEEET! New CA record?
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