Fantastic catch, guys! Sashimi galore!
Thanks for the info, Josh, hope you get 'em to bite next time!
Great post, Kevin, and I appreciate your attention to detail! Nice photos! The poke, sashimi, and seared bluefin look SO tasty!
Thanks for the detailed report, Lal. I said it a year or two ago, and I'll say it again: You guys got balls going long in the Rubber Ducky,...
Nice bluefin! Thanks for the info, Jeff!
Thanks for the nice post, Steve! What a beautiful day on the water with the family catching dodos! With dodos already in OC in July, and BFT and...
Thanks for the details, I appreciate it!
Sorry you lost yours, Joe. Yeah, cedar plugs have a big hook to set if you hook the fish while retrieving the plug. I caught a 35-lb albacore on...
In which direction were they moving fast......north?
Thanks for posting even though you didn't catch any fish. We've all had those days, but the good ones make up for it. Also, like you said, it...
Entertaining read! Glad you guys got a nice bluefin!
I wonder if there is a law specifying how many miles away from the beach seiners have to be to legally wrap fish?
Wow, 2.5 miles off the beach, that's awesome, Joe! Nice grade of YFT too. Congrats on catching a 50 pounder!
We all live and learn, Joe. It was a hard day to find a good paddy, like you said. Since they pulled up properly to the paddy and didn't shut...
Great job of getting that hoo in the boat on a 15-lb topshot! Nice report and photos, Ben!
An epic day to catch 2 wahoo right here in So Cal! Nice job guys!
Wow, awesome job on the wahoo and marlin, Eric! Thanks for the report!
Great job, Robert! Your persistence finally paid off, and you wrote a really great report!
Great job, Brian! Yeah, I would have had a hard time handing that fish off the someone else, as catching a wahoo is on my bucket list. Can't get...
Another awesome report, Jonathan! You are one fish-catchin' dude! You must have a real nice camera too, your photos are always clear.
Totally awesome, Mark! Nice photos too! Thanks for the report!
Great job, Alejandro, and thanks for the report!
Nice job, Rick, on getting your girlfriend her first tuna! Thanks for the report!
Great job guys! Thanks for the report Tony!
Great job guys! Thanks for the report, Stuart!
Wow, Daniel, that is awesome! Thanks for the detailed report!
Wow, what an awesome day of fishing! It would have been awesome with just the huge marlin fight alone, but a local wahoo, too? Great job, Mark,...
Congrats on a great day of fishing, Matt! Thanks for the report!
Thanks for the report, Leonard! Was hoping to hit the Osborne in a few days, but you may have saved me and a lot of other people a lot of gas...
Congrats on a great day of fishing, Herman, especially the hoos!
Great job on focusing on your mission to catch a US waters wahoo and succeeding, Mike! That's awesome! It's even more special that it happened...
Jerry, congrats on the fish and posting a well-done report!
Great job on a personal best 'hoo right in your own back yard! Nice boat too! Thanks for the report James!
Thanks for providing the useful info, Don!
Thanks for sharing the info, Stu, hope you're successful next time!
Nice job on getting some fish, Darren!
Nice save and rescue! It looks like you guys took it in stride as just an ordinary occurrence, haha.
Thanks for the report, Scott, this is very useful info for those planning trips. It's ridiculous that people are keeping those tiny yellowtail....
Nice halibut, Ken! Seals sure do suck, don't they? Thanks for the report!
I didn't ask for pics and know you don't post BS, Lal, I wasn't suggesting that by saying I'm looking forward to Rubber Ducky reports. Cory went...
The problem is not multiple boats fishing the same paddy. If fish are biting at a paddy, and everyone keeps their distance from the paddy and...
Thanks for the report, Mike. Is the bait that bad in LA Harbor and Nacho's that they had to run all the way to Dana for bait, or were they out of...
Nice day of fishing! Thanks for the report, Lal! I hope to hear some Rubber Ducky reports soon!
Nice job, Chris, thanks for the report!
Thanks for the report and giving useful info when you didn't catch anything, Mike. A lot of guys won't do that. Hope you get 'em next time!
Nice job of getting away from the pack and getting some tuna, Kevin! Thanks for the report!
Epic season for sure! Nice job on a great catch! Thanks for the report and photos!
Yeah, sometimes the fish win. Sounds like a great boat to fish on. Thanks for the report, Harry.
Thanks for a good report, Jason, all this info is useful! Clever title, by the way!
Haha, that's some funny stuff, Tim! Did you really see a skunk early in the morning?
Congrats on a real nice marlin! The fish is almost as big as the boat, haha!
Great job on your catch, guys! Nice report and photos, Garrett!
Nice job catching a So Cal 'hoo, Michael, and thanks for the report!
Nice job catching the dodos, Creechin, despite the clueless Bozo that parked on your paddies and screwed things up! Thanks for the report!
Great job of getting that 'hoo in the boat, Mike and Todd! Thanks for the report!
Yeah, those are some awesome fish, that opah and mako! Great job, Eddie!
Thanks Foster, that's a nice pic of an awesome fish!
Thanks for reporting, Joe, even though you didn't catch anything. Most guys don't, but all info like this is useful. Your new Trophy looks nice,...
Nice job landing the 'hoo guys! Thanks for the report, Sean!
So Cal wahoo is so awesome! Great job of landing the fish, Michael, and a great job of driving the boat, Hunter to make sure that fish was...
Excellent job catching the marlin on 20-lb line, Pile! Nice dorado and great report!
Mike, thanks for the report. Most people won't bother to write a report when they don't have a good day. All such info is useful. Sorry you...
Congrats on a nice day of catching, Foster! Where's the photo of the wahoo?
Awesome story and great job landing that nice wahoo, Debi! As the ?? fisherman said, those sequence shots are amazing! Excellent report!
Great job, Garrett! You and Papa Clanner did a great landing that beast on 30-lb mono and did an excellent job of releasing him. Give me a call,...
In that state, I think we could say you would have been Shark Meat.:D
Thanks for another great report, Cory! Congrats to Jeff for putting you guys on the fish, and to Cody and Doug for their first tuna!
Congrats on getting your first tuna on your boat, Aaron! Good job on finding some more fish to catch later in the day. Thanks for the report.
Nice job, James and crew, thanks for sharing!
Great read Mike! I'm glad you were able to avoid coming back in with a big white stripe on your back: one sure beats none! Did you try using...
Where did you fish yesterday? What a difference a day makes, can be hit and miss. I have not been in the right place at the right time yet this...
Joe, did you see the article on drag settings by Mark Wisch? We now have an answer about how much drag increases from a full spool down to an...
Great job of getting tuna on the 14, Tito! Our plan was to head that way that same day, but we decided to go to the Avalon Bank instead for no...
Congrats on a nice consolation prize, Stephen, especially it being a "boat first"! Thanks for the report.
Glad you got some tuna Vinnie, thanks for the report!
Yeah, welcome to the forum, Ben. I've heard other similar reports about 3/4 day boats. If you can get on a longer trip, it will increase your...
Way to go David, that call you got for the afternoon bite made your day! Thanks for the report and pics!
Thanks for the useful information even though you had a tough day, it's much appreciated!
Awesome fish! Thanks for sharing, Lou!
The look on your kids' faces is priceless, DJ! They'll always remember this trip! Great job, and nice photos!
Yeah, it's nice just to be on the water, even if not catching. There are always those days of catching a lot of fish to make up for the slow days.
Thank you for reporting when you didn't catch much. Most people don't. This information is useful, just as wide-open fish reports are. Wish you...
Congrats on a fun trip with your new wife, Shelton! Glad you caught some fish! Thanks for the report!
Thanks for the report, Rob, looks like you had a fun day of catching!
Nice catching and a well-done report, Dan! Looks like great fun on the water with family! Nice pics, and that food spread looks tasty!
Nice job, Sydney! It's great that you got quality yellowfin so close to home! Glad you had a nice trip with your wife!
Now that is just awesome, Cory! That was such an uncommonly kind gesture for that boat to seek you out and lead you to the magic paddy! As...
Thanks. Three days apart. It was choppy when we were out there, we may have just not seen the magic paddy.
What day did you fish? We couldn't find a paddy holding fish just west of the 226 on Tuesday, found ours just inside of the 226.
That first dodo is a nice one! Thanks for the report, Richard!
Offshore fishing has been hit-and-miss this year in LA and Orange County waters: one day they're on, the next day they're off. We saw thousands...
Nice job, Randall, looks like you had a fun day! Is the top of your engine smashed, or is that an optical illusion? Thanks for the nice report...
Nice catch, Matt! And just when you were bored and thought nothing was happening...... Congrats on managing to get a video with the rod in your...
Thanks Don, that is a way cool report and photos! Looks like the hammer got your biggest tuna? Well done!
Way to go, Brian, that is awesome! It's been since the '98 El Nino since I've been in a yellowfin bite that wide open. Hopefully this year.......
I'm wondering the same thing? Splendid catch and nice photos, John! That fish weighs almost as much as Kathrine, haha! She'll never forget this...
Thanks for the detailed report and photos, Chad! You found some decent-sized fish there!
Wow, what an awesome trip! Thanks for the detailed report, Gary!
Totally awesome Craig! Your son will always remember this day! Great pic of your son with that big marlin!
Nice job on catching the fish despite the mishaps! Thanks for the report, Matt!
Congrats on your first tuna Carly! You sound like one proud dad, Will! That's what it's all about: having fun on the water with family (and...
Thanks for the useful info, Alex! Sorry you got skunked, it happens to the best of us, but most won't report it when it happens. Kudos to you for...
Well done, dude! That tuna in the first pic looks awesome with the sunlight coming through the fins.
Your reply has got me wondering how much more the drag actually is at the bottom of the spool as opposed to a full spool. Of course, the larger...
Wow, those must have been some big fish to spool you like that! Makes a person want to tighten up their drag, and then the risk of pulling hooks...
Thanks Ron! I've never tried putting crushed pineapple on a filet then putting it on the grill, sounds tasty. Mike's wife battered and fried some...
Sounds like a nice fun day on the water Braden! Congrats on the dodos and thanks for the report!
Nice marlin! Thanks for the report and info, Alex!
Sounds like you did have the magic paddy, Luke, if it were not for another "That Guy" that doesn't know how to fish and is lacking fishing...
I think Shark Meat's reports are at least equal in depth. They both give nice detailed reports. I nominate them both for an award.
Nice catch KG! Alberto looks stoked to have caught that nice tuna. That Guy sucks, hopefully he's learned something today about fishing...
Wow, Cory, what a nice, detailed report! Nice photos too! Way to make up for the recent skunks, you guys were due! 60 miles out in the Ducky is...
I see the error Travis. I had just read a thread about the Outer Limits and made a typo error, which has been corrected.
Sounds like you had a great time, Don. Limits on one stop in 2 out of 3 trips is great, the Vendetta sounds like a class act. Thanks for the report!
Wow, you are right, that thing is a beast! Congrats on an awesome catch and nice video, Will!
Thanks for a great report, e_rack! Wow, you definitely found the right paddy. We were just a little too far south Tuesday to have found that...
You're welcome K.O. I hope the report was helpful in some way.
Thanks Doug. Yeah, I love dodos too.
Awesome job and nice photos Benny! We heard you on the radio calling boats in but were 13 miles away, outside the 302, and didn't think the bite...
You speak great words of wisdom Grasshoppah!
Thanks Braden. I try to include as much helpful info as I can. Yeah, as far as taste is concerned, I prefer dorado over tuna too.
That is one nice paddy. Sorry you didn't get the fish to bite better. We found a lot of small paddies around the 226 and 302 yesterday and only...
Thank you very much Tom!
Thanks Steve. Looking forward to having fresh mahi-mahi tacos for dinner tonight, hopefully with some mango salsa.
Went fishing, Tuesday, with my friend Marty and my long-time friend Mike Clance on Marty's 22' Boston Whaler. Launched out of SI at 0400 and...
Thanks for the report Ray! The Maximus sounds like a fine operation indeed.
Well done Robert! Thanks for the report.
That is awesome fishing! Thanks for the report John. I'd like to find out what a short bill spearfish tastes like too. Where did you fish?
Crazy trip, but it sounds like you had fun! Kudos to the skipper for going 35 miles on a 3/4 day!
Haha, good question Mike.
Very cool Jeff, thanks for the report and nice photo! The last time I saw a hammerhead in person was in 1971 or '72, and I was in the water with...
Thanks for the detailed report Eric. Glad that your boat ran good and you at least got a little action with the fish. Those guys in the 26...
Nice job, Sean, thanks for the report!
There are fish all over the place, I'm sure we'll find some tomorrow.
Excellent job Paul, and nice boat too!
Now that's one ass kicking I wouldn't mind taking. Good job Simon!
This is awesome! I hope to run into some wahoo in all this really warm water we're getting!
Thanks for the report Jerry, glad you guys caught some nice fish! Kudos to Captain Ikeda for going all the way back to get more bait.
Thanks Mike. It was a tough day the last time I was out, not many people catching tuna that day, but we did manage to catch one yft on the Slide...
Awesome, Jonathan, thanks for the report!
Thanks for the report Cesar. Wahoo in So Cal waters is awesome!
Thanks for the report Mike, hope you slay 'em next time.
Nice catch Mark! I agree, going out on the water should be a time to relieve stress and have fun. Thanks for posting the thread and photo.
Nice catch Derek, thanks for the report!
Was just reading a lot of 976 reports. Looks like the school you had the bloodbath with may be gone now: seiners and spotter planes were reported...
I guess I am up to bat now, haha. We're headed out on my friend's boat Tuesday, looking at reports, trying to decide whether to go north or south...
I like lots of vacuum-sealed fish in my freezer. Let's see, the Labor Day madness will be over in only 9 days..............:lux:
You're going to take it easy? I bet your back on the Condor soon! :D
Wow, great story and nice fishing Ron! I've been reading good threads by you for several years now. It's awesome that you're still able to fish...
Nice report, as always, Mike! Glad you scored some dodos and got to play with the hammerhead a bit.
Nice catch, thanks for reporting!
Good fishing, Joe! Thanks for the report and good photos!
Thanks for posting even though you got skunked Gary. It's nice to be on the water with the kids anyway, eh? "No Whiners" doesn't have a clue...
Good job Nikolai and the Nauti Girl! Your boy has a nice smile on his face, looks like he had fun!
Nice fishing Jonathan, and thanks for a good report! I'll be out there tomorrow looking for those dodos and yellowfin.
Nice catch, thanks for posting the thread!
Cool video, Mike, thanks for sharing it.
Thanks for the info, Philip. The problem with Pacific coast commercial over-fishing is not with US boats, but Mexican boats. The Mexican...
Agreed. It is a big joke to think that limiting sport fishermen, who rarely catch 2 bluefin a day, if any at all, to begin with, is going to have...
Thanks for the report Patrick. I don't need to see a video of the boiling tuna near Catalina to believe you, I was out there on my friend's boat,...
That's some great fishing and a nice grade of tuna! Thanks for posting the thread Greg!
Nice job, Kevin, four yellowfin is a good catch! Guys I fish with have left fish to find fish several times, and in almost every case it would...
Glad you and your girls had a good trip and caught some yellowfin, Bill! Thanks for posting.
Nice catch, your girl looks happy! Thanks for the report Jack. Did you catch them on Rapalas?
Great job Eric, thanks! It's been a long time since I've been in a wide-open tuna bite like that, and they sure are fun. I expect we'll see more...
I'm glad you talked your dad into putting another engine on the Roballo, it's a nice boat. Dennis's boat has a 115 Mercury 4-stroke outboard, and...
Nice head shot Shark Meat!
Nice photos Mike, those 2 big YFT are bruisers! And you were just telling me a day or two ago that you hadn't caught any big fish this year. I...
Another awesome report from you, Mike, I could feel your excitement as if I were there! Reminded me of your report when you caught Elvis a few...
Thanks Mike, I look forward to hearing one of your good reports.
Hey Garrett, it's good to hear from you! Yeah, I think it has been about 10 years since we fished together. I didn't know you are on BD. Tell...
Good job, gf, catching that nice tuna on the rat rod! Thanks for posting a good thread and pics, Eric! Sorry you lost your gopro due to the shark...
Great job Gary, that's a real nice fish! Thanks for posting the thread and sharing the photos!
Thanks, Paul, and all the rest of you guys for your replies. I still can't believe how large that school of tuna is. I mean we saw them for about...
Wow, that's some warm water, and it would add to what is already shaping up to be an epic year if some wahoo were to show up! Thanks for the post...
Good job Ali! Great post and photos, this is going to be an epic season!
Launched out of Alamitos Bay at 5 AM with my friend, Dennis, aboard his 19' Trophy. Got a half scoop of large 'dines and went to the 14 Mile Bank...
Mike, glad to see you're getting some fish, and I'm sure you'll get some big ones before this epic season is over. No, I'm no longer in Montana,...
You're very welcome, and I hope to see more of your great videos.
Hey Mike, glad to see you're still on BD, I've been away for a while, was up in Montana and didn't want to torture myself looking at ocean fish...
I've been thinking the same thing: skippies mixed with bluefin.
I like the pig face, lol. Yucca root and fried plantains are good Central American food, also Colombian, Peruvian, etc. Ex-girlfriends from...
Very funny Al. Do I see yucca root and fried plantains on that plate?
Great report Al and awesome fishing! That food looks real tasty too!
Nice job Richard, thanks!
Thanks, the way it read the previous time, I thought you were saying there was a change in the yellowtail limit.:D
Now that's one proud dad!
Nice job Tyler, hope you win!
I wonder if anybody has ever caught 10 opah before? Sure would be nice!
Nice fish Chad, thanks for posting! Your reel matches the dorado.
Yeah, there are more big fish this El Nino than the other 2 mentioned. We did get a 50-lb yellowfin in '98 though, and there were some big eye...
Today, if you're replying to me, but I'm guessing you're replying to the guy that started the thread.
Nice fish Nikolai! Thanks for the info! The tail on that fish sure looks beat up, I wonder if that means it has been doing a lot of traveling...
Where did you find a new limit of 7 yellowtail? I just searched the DFG website, looking at the regulation changes and don't see anything about a...
Thank you for your reply Gary. I erroneously forgot about the "with not more than 10 of any one species" part of 27.60. LIMIT. (a) General. No...
Back in the '98 El Nino we left a wide open skipjack bite and found a wide open yellowfin bite with a few albies mixed in as well. Yellowfin were...
Thanks for the video Gary, it's an awesome video even though you confirmed that they are skippies.
Thanks Gary, I do see a fish out of water at 12 seconds, and it looks rather large to be a skippy, but I can't see it clear enough to identify it,...
Great job on the post and an awesome catch Todd!
Thanks for clarifying that and correcting my error Mike. Could have saved me or others from getting into a lot of trouble if we should be so...
Some cattle boat captains are total assholes, think they own the ocean and all fishing spots. If you are already anchored on the spot, he had no...
The fact that dorado have no limits listed in the DFG regs indicates that the limit on them equals the bag limit of 20 fin fish. So, if you catch...
When did the limit for bluefin in Mexico become 0? It was 5 the last time I checked, but I haven't checked for a year or two.
Wow, awesome job guys, especially on 25-lb mono! That is one amazing blood trail on the driveway! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for the detailed report Josh, sounds like an exciting day of fishing! Bluefin blood is great for first blood on your boat! Good job, and...
Thanks for the report Bruce. Sorry you didn't get any fish, but your info is helpful. Like you said, "safety first" rather than getting fried by...
Good on ya Vinnie, nice to scratch that species off your boat wish list! Only 2 gallons of gas makes it even sweeter! Whack 'em Vinnie! Haha,...
Great report Bill and nice fish! It's a lot of fun when they're hitting jigs!
Nice job Dale, sounds like a great trip! Thanks for posting.
That's awesome fishing Brian, thanks for posting! You take any photos?
Good on ya, Kevin! Thanks for the report of a nice day of fishing!
Are flat falls a new type of jig, or are they a new name for an older type of jig?
Nice work with the drone, dopp! Wow, I don't think there have been bluefin that close to shore off OC since the 1980s! Please correct me if I'm...
Way to go Mike, thanks for posting! Yeah, that is a bloody deck for one fish. My buddy used to have a Cabo 216 like yours. We had some epic trips...
Yeah, you don't have epic days on the water without some not-so-good days, but look at the bright side: at least you didn't get skunked, and...
Great catch, Eric, and I like how you bleed your fish! We bleed ours as well. Yellowtail is one of my favorites on the grill, and raw too.
Very nice fish, Jonathan! As was previously said, it's great that you have a nice boat, nice family, and your wife being able to operate the boat...
Good job on the bluefin, Lewis! Awesome boat! Thanks for posting!
Way to go, Dad, your son looks real happy!
Thanks for the post and the tips, Ray!
Looks like fun, thanks for posting!
Thanks for sharing the photo, Mike. Your boy looks real happy!
Nice fish! Thanks for the post, Yani, and thanks for the searing tips too!
Thank you very much for reporting, even though you didn't have a good day. All info helps. Hope you get 'em next time!
Nice catching, Wayne, and thanks for the report!
Yeah, I agree. Great write-up, Mike! What a great day on the water despite the engine trouble. I carry a heavy mono marlin leader and a steel...
Nice job! Kudos for the skipper of the Clemente for showing the common courtesy all sport boats should show but are so lacking in! Pooh pooh on...
Nice job, Jeff! What a great day, good karma and all!
Excellent! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for the valuable info, Larry....you may have just saved me some money and a skunk by reporting the change to cold, green water. Might go...
Nice job, Mike! Nice, flat seas to go the distance on. And yeah, that's a nice YT!
Thanks for the info, Mark! We're headed out there tomorrow...all info is helpful whether it's a report of a wide open bite, a slow bite, or none...
Glad you got some nice fish, Rob! Thanks for the report. I'm headed early tomorrow on a private boat.
Good job, Steve! Thanks for posting.
Thanks for the awesome report, Will. Would love to have been on that boat in the middle of the mayhem.
Great job, Jon, and kudos to the crew of the Pride for making limits of bluefin happen for everyone!
Nice job on multiple trips, Mike. Glad to see you're having fun out there with your sons.
Sounds like a nice day on the water with your son and limits of 'tails to boot. Nice job, JT!
Thanks for sharing your great day on the water, Rob! I'll be out later this week hoping for a great day myself.
Thanks for sharing the great time you had fishing with your son, Nikolai. I'm sure you'll both never forget it!
Glad to see you're still slayin' the fish, Cory! Nice dodo for Rascal too! Thanks for another good report.
Nice job on the bluefin, guys! Thanks for posting, Jon.
Nice yellowtail, Travis! Thanks for the report.
Awesome fishing, Dave! Those are 2 nice fish in those pics! Is La Bocana on the Pacific side of Baja at about the same latitude as Loreto on the...
Thanks, O. I would like to fish with Augustin again and try for marlin, tuna, and wahoo, but that would have to be in December. He said he...
Okay, it's starting to make more sense now.....
Sorry, I didn't mean to focus the thread on the seiners, but you guys are both right: if they (whoever that is) don't do something about allowing...
Sorry for the late report, but I didn't get back home until last night and didn't take my laptop with me. I finally got to fish the Cabos area...
Nice report, John. Looks like everyone is having fun.
Thanks for the translation...now it makes sense. Nice fish, Paul, thanks for reporting.
Nice report and congrats on the dodos, Jeff. Glad everyone cooperated and made the one boat get with the program so you could all catch fish.
Nice first post and nice first fish for Louise!
Sounds like a lot of fun! I'd like to make that trip someday and fish along the way. Have a nice trip, Julie!
A Megabait is a metal lure that is shaped like a fish and painted in various colors such as green mackerel pattern, sardine, etc. They come in...
Thanks for all the good info, Michael; it all helps. I'll be fishing out of San Jose del Cabo on Wed. and Thur. next week and hope to do well...
Much to my dismay, I have learned that many seiners are 2-3 miles off the beach in the Cabo/Los Cabos area wrapping yft causing them to be...
That's awesome bluefin fishing! Nice first post.
Nice job catching the bluefin!
Many thanks, Chris, I hope you'll continue doing your awesome reports!
Thanks for the timely report and info, Larry.
Thanks for the detailed info, Phil. Hope you find'em next time!
Good job, Marcus, sounds like a fun day!
Congrats on your first yellowtail, Hank! Lots of good info on this site. Careful with the filet knife!
Way to go, Paul! Nice!
Thanks for the info. Hope you get'em next time!
Good job, Austy! Nice of Jason to wave you in. Too bad the asshats on the other boats killed the bite.
Thanks for the detailed info, Larry. Hope you get'em next time!
Thanks for the report, Jeff. Sounds like fun with the marlin!
Well done, Mike! Thanks for the post.
Sounds like you had fun, Cody. Glad you caught some.
Nice job on the dodos, Jason! Thanks for reporting...maybe you should take your buddy to chum for you again next time:oinker:
Thanks for the link to the detailed ID info, Wade. It helps a lot.
Thanks for the report, Stan. It's all about being in the right place at the right time.....when skippers leave the pack to find their own fish,...
Thanks for sharing the info, Pete. I hope you slay'em next time.
Thanks for the comments, guys. I just read the report from the Pegasus, and my report pales in comparison. Our game plan was to go to 140 miles,...
Wow! Those are quality fish! I was on the Grande on a 1 1/2 day fishing Tuesday and our game plan was to go where you went at 140 miles, but we...
Thanks for posting this, Ali. I got the email from "Keep America Fishing" today and have already sent the email letter to my two area...
Awesome report, Ron, you guys rocked!
Looks like fun, Don, thanks for sharing!
Well done, John! Nice to see kids having so much fun fishing!
Great job, Bill, you guys killed'em! And tasty-looking bluefin on that plate..mmm!
Good job, Brandon, you guys nailed'em!
Nice! One is better than none. Thanks for sharing.
Awesome report, Shad! I wish I was there!
Nice job putting your boys on the fish, Jim! They'll always remember it.
x2 Good job, Ron. I hope it's a simple, inexpensive repair.
Yeah, I agree it would have been best to release the small ones and hope that big ones are caught later in the day. I suppose that since the...
Thanks for the timely report, Corey. Sorry you got sick from Adalbertos. I passed by there a couple days ago and almost stopped to get food...
Nice effort, Ryan. Thanks for the info, it helps to hear these reports as well as the "did good" ones. You'll get'em next time.
Well done, Mike! It's nice to hear the dodos going wide open in US waters. Your boy will always remember the day.
Thanks, O. I'm looking forward to fishing San Jose Del Cabo on your panga in 2 weeks!
Short version: WFO yellowtail and dorado fishing!
Long version: For 3 summers now, I've been trying to get my nephew, Shane, out on his first...
Does sound like fun, Matt! This is the first dodo I've seen with dark bands on it.
Awesome job, Nikolai! Your son will remember that the rest of his life!
Good job, Greg, and nice fish! Nice action in your story of fighting your fish. I'm heading out on a 1 1/2 day tomorrow.
Glad you got some! Thanks for the report.
Nice fishing, photos, and report, Ole! Your boys will always remember that day!
Way to get'em, Garrison! Thanks for the report.
Thanks for the info, Dave. Sounds like we're okay on a sportboat without a FMM. Looks like I'll have to get one for private boating though.
Well done, Rod! Nice pics, vivid color! I like the way you and the other boat coordinated to keep the bite going...and nice of you to help him...
Congrats on your catch, Sarge! That "thing" you found reminds me of another hi-tech "thing" found a few days ago, which was confiscated by...
Good job, Jack, thanks for reporting! That's great that your bait was good all day; do you have a real good bait tank, or did you just get lucky...
Good job, Zach, nice story and pics! Good times, getting to fish with your dad!
Thanks, Derek, your report is encouraging.
Thanks for explaining the mileage situation, Chuck. I wrongly assumed that 24 miles was used due to there being some international boundary...
Very cool, Jason, thanks for sharing.
I don't like that they're getting away with illegally hassling people outside of the 24 mile zone. I wonder if the US Coast Guard can do...
I'm scheduling a 1 1/2 day for the upcoming week and wonder how the Daiwa Pacific compares to the Aztec and Grande. I know the Grande has a great...
My understanding is that they instituted a requirement for a FMM visa card in 2011, but am told by guys that fish in Mexican waters out of SD that...
Thanks for reporting, Gerard, hope you kill 'em next time. Jellyfish sting and eat bait fish, so maybe there's less bait for the game fish to eat...
Great job guys, that's one nice bull! Your son will remember the day for the rest of his life. I didn't know the Coast Guard was hassling...
Nice fishing, Frank!
Nice job, Gary! The Cowboy: not cool at all.
Thanks for reporting, Mike. Better luck on Sunday!
Good job, Brandon! Thanks for reporting.
Awesome trip! Thanks for the report, Dan.
As Jack said, thanks for the timely report, Bart, and good job on the dodos. I'd like to know what a fire tiger mini knob is too.
Thanks for the report, Dale! I hope this is a sign of good things to come for US waters!
Way to get 'em, Frank! Finding "the right" paddy is always awesome! Thanks for the report.
Thanks for the info from actually being there, Carl. I hope it gets better, cuz I'm fishin' offshore on Tuesday.
Thanks for the report, Gerard. Glad you were able to do so well despite the numbnuts in the Skipjack!
Good job, Rob! Thanks for the report.
Nice job, Brandon! What a great day of fishing!
Good job, Ali, and thanks for the lure tip. That is one ugly fish!
Nice job, Steve! Thanks for posting.
Good job, Deno, and a belated happy birthday!
Great day of fishing! Thanks for the report, Jim.
Well done! Thanks for reporting.
Thanks for the info, Mike. I concur about the circle hooks.
Thanks for the info, Andrew. Glad you caught some!
Thanks for reporting, Gabe. I hope you do well next time!
Now that gets my juices flowing...nice job and thanks for the report!
Thanks for the report...hope you do well next time!
Good job, Mark! Thanks for the report.
Sounds like a fun day. Thanks for the report.
Thanks for the report and great slide show, Nikki!
Thanks for the report, Steve. All info helps. Yeah, I'll bet it's a circus at the pens this weekend.
Thanks for the info, Rod. Hope you do well tomorrow.
Nice catch! Thanks for the report.
I actually now live in Hesperia on I Ave near Bear Valley, so you might be only a mile away.
Awesome report! Gotta love the kelp that keeps on giving, as Zerg said! It's been a long time since I've experienced one of those. Kudos to the...
Nice job, guys! I am envying you right now.
Thanks, Frank! You live in Hesperia? I must be within 8 miles of you.
Thanks, John, and I will post a report when I get back!
Thanks for the good info, Ken, it helps a lot. An 8-hour offshore trip will be on the agenda...sounds like I just need to hook up with a good...
Thanks for the report, Phil. Hope you get 'em next time.
Thanks, Ali, for the great news! Time to make plans!
Thanks for the info, Ken. As far as party size goes, I'm the only one in my party who'll be fishing. I haven't learned the prices for pangas or...
Thanks, Rio, I'll check it out.
Thanks again, Eddie! I'll call them and see if they say I can get it in SJDC, but as you said, I could run into BS at the airport or something....
After many years of wanting to go to Cabo to fish, I finally got an opportunity to go in September. I would like to get some feedback from those...
Thanks for the info, Eddie! I still find it hard to believe that I have to go all the way to Tijuana just to get an FMM when I already have a...
Sounds like you're having a great time, Glenn. I've never been that far south but am going to San Jose Del Cabo the day after Labor Day. I could...
Excuse me for being ignorant, but I have been to Mexico many times, both by land and by sea, and have never heard of having to get a Visa. The...
Thanks for the report, Bill. Hope you get 'em next time!
Now that is a slightly unusual occurrence. I would have been real apprehensive about bringing that thing on board, but glad you did, so nobody...
Good job, David! That sashimi sure looks tasty!
Thanks for a quality report as always, Cory. Sorry you had an off day yourself...happens to the best of us. I'm sure you'll slay 'em next time.
Way to go, and thanks for the report, Karl. Sounds like it's starting to happen locally finally.
Thanks for the awesome report, Chris. I hope you'll continue to post them.
Congrats on your first dodo, Bob! Where were you fishing?
Thanks for the timely, encouraging report, Mike. Sounds like it's finally happening...with the hot, monsoon-type weather, and the fairly large...
Great report, Nikolai! Glad you scored a few!
Good job, Stefan! Thanks for the info!
Kudos to the skipper and crew! Thanks for the detailed info!
Thanks for the report! Congrats on the yft! I've got to hand it to the Condor's skipper for giving his all to get you guys fish. I'm going to...
When fishing is bad, the negative practices of a boat and crew become more annoying and noticeable. However, it does sound like the crew of the BG...
On Tuesday, they were reporting 67.7 on the 302 before noon, and it was cold and overcast all day. Mike said he was getting readings of 68.5 to...
Thanks for reporting, DC. All info is useful, whether fish were caught or not.
Thanks for the report, Eric. We heard you on the radio being only the second and last boat to get a tuna that day. We wanted to get up to the 302...
Glad you got some of the elusive fish, Wayne! You say they were moving south....interesting!
Good luck! Hope you kill 'em!
For a seasoned skipper like Capt. Randel to say it was the longest trip he's ever had really says a lot! I've fished the Indian 2 or 3 times since...
I wonder if the temp gauge is reading wrong on the boat I was on on Tuesday? We only got readings between 64.9 and 65.9 degrees between the...
Thanks for the info, Mike! Bad reports help as much as good ones. Great effort...go south, young man, go south! Looking forward to your report!
Didn't know that about the black birds---in the future, I'll pay more attention to what they are doing. There were pelicans and gulls out there, too.
Went looking for offshore action today with Marty (Webfoot) on his 22' cc Boston Whaler. The wind was blowing early and picked up to about 15...
Nice fishing and great report! I look forward to seeing the pictures and video.
Nice job, Bill!
Thanks for the detailed report, Brandon. Glad you got some BFT! I hope they stick around and get less skittish.
Great report, Cory! You nailed 'em again!
Nice job, Shad! The fish have been in that area for a while now. I wish they'd move into one-day range soon.
Nice job, Mike! Glad to finally see some pbers get some nice fish this year without having to travel too far.
Yeah, what Spike said.
Hope you find 'em next time, Lance. Thanks for the report.
Great job, Cory! That's a nice bluefin! That boat appears to be a class act. Maybe I should check them out?
Nice report, Jordan, glad you had a great time. Sounds like the skipper did you guys good. I fished on the Sea Adventure about 15 years ago,...
Thanks for reporting, Chuck. Hope it breaks open soon.
I need some red, white, and blue tuna myself, Mike. I just found out a couple of days ago about the Mexicans hassing people without passports. I...
Way to slay 'em, Steven! Great report! I'm looking forward to them moving north!
I sure enjoy reading your stories, Keith. And I am amazed at all of the pictures you often post of your seemingly endless arsenal of tackle and...
Great job on the quality 'tails, Eric!
I just received an email today warning of possible closure of salt water fishing areas throughout the country. This is from a site called...
I wish they would breed black sea bass too.
Nice job on the toad rockfish, Dean.
Looks like a fun trip. Good job on the video, Mike.
Nice job, Dean.
More wahoo at the Seal Beach river mouth.....
Nice job, Leonard. Were you fishing the threshers on the HB flats, and in how deep of water?
Great job, Joe and friends! The Lindsay Lohan metaphor is funny!
Sounds like great fun, Mike! I would definitely have switched to the iron in that situation.
Thanks for all your reports, Nikolai. Sounds like you'll have your boat all ready for next year, and you can get some payback on all the trips...
I don't know of another year when so many opah were caught out of San Diego. One thing's for sure: Opah are better-looking than Oprah!
If they weren't so damn slimy, I would.
Great job, Mitch, on both the fish and the tasty-looking sushi and sashimi plate!
There have been a lot of those nasty, slimy lizards all around Huntington Flats for a long time, but there seems to be more nowadays. Maybe it's...
Gotta love a job like that!
Nice job, John! Sounds like a fun day on the water with the family.
Great job and nice pics, Chris! Sounds like your wife got hooked on thresher fishing. I live in the same area as you. Sending you a PM.
Sounds like you gave it a good shot, Steve....a good day on the water with good weather and a few whitefish to boot. I'm hoping next year will be...
Yes, a fun day, Cory. You always post nice reports, and I enjoy reading them. We can still have fun on the water with friends and family, tuna...
Thanks, Dave. There doesn't seem to be many big ones out there based on what I've seen, but it sure is nice if you can get one.
Thanks, Lee. I bbq'd the goat today and was surprised at how soft it got, and it sure was tasty! It beat the heck out rockcod in my taste test.
Great job, guys! Excellent detailed report, Brandon!
Good call on the re-ride, Dean! Most people wouldn't do that after a real slow day.
Thanks for the tip, Hun. You like them for ceviche? Are goats known to be worm-free?
Great job! That was on 20 lb line? We were trying for threshers off Laguna Saturday, but no luck.
Now that's the tuna fishing I remember from once-upon-a-time!
Maybe they should have just named them goatheads, it seems to describe them better.
Good job, Travis!
Good job, guys!
Like Mako said....:rofl:
Way to go Otto! It's a lot of fun, isn't it?
Thanks again, Long. I'll have to try that spot next time.
You're right, Rich, it's a different ballgame. Tell me Rich--is there a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?
Nice job, Brando!
WTG Tim! Sounds like Capt. Chris did you good.
Thanks, Long. By "PV", do you mean Palos Verdes?
Went thresher hunting and bottom fishing:
Lauched out of Long Beach Sat morning with my nephew, Shane, on my friend Dennis' boat, with the plan...
Nice halibut Jeff.
Awesome fish, Craig! We were hoping for one of those yesterday, but got a 9 lb sheephead and some other nice fish instead, off of HB.
If you pull up the DFG regs thread at the top of the Offshore Reports page and look at pp 7, 20, and 21 you will see that the 43 is designated as...
WTG Tom! Thanks for reporting.
Hope you get 'em next time, Gary. Thanks for reporting.
I saw that you said in another post that you're going again tomorrow, Nikolai. Good luck, I hope you slay 'em!
Great job on the bluefin, Pete!...
Like they said, Mike: you good deed will reward you. Hope you get 'em next time!
Nice job on the calicos, Dave. I'm going to look for threshers on Saturday, and had already planned on fishing for bass and bottom fish...
I'm awestricken! Did I understand correctly that you caught all those fish in Puerto Vallarta?
I never knew those were good to eat. There were millions of those around Seal Beach (along with stingrays) when I was a kid. We used to throw...
My hat's off to you, Keith! You are one hardcore fisherman!
Congrats on an awesome day! It's nice to have a pretty lady that knows how to fish for a fishing partner too!
A nice day on the water for the reasons you stated, Brandon!
Nice fish! This is the year of the opah.
Yes, what Finseeker said. To sum it up: it is illegal to keep any rockfish from the 43 due to it being a Cowcod Conservation Area, and subject to...
Thanks for the report, Cory. Nice sandies! I was already planning to fish the same areas on Saturday since the tuna don't want to cooperate.
It is amazing, but it sure seems like it. Is there a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, Rich?
I don't know where you found the info for 100 boats from Newport to the 1010, Nikolai, but that makes the situation even worse than I thought. I...
Yeah, nice mixed bag!
I agree with the 3 above replies. Where were you fishing at?
I think the fat lady has a bon-bon stuck in her throat.
I feel your pain.
Good job, Mike!
Nice call, Ross! Glad you were able to fill your fish boxes. It's not too often the weather is good enough to do the Cortez in a small boat.
Yeah, I feel the same way. Once I started fishing pelagics in clear, blue water, I have never been able to get as excited about catching...
You sure tried hard, I hope you find the fish tomorrow! Thanks for the info.
Thanks for the report, Bryan---you just saved some guys a lot of money. According to a temp chart, it looks like the warm water is both north...
It is puzzling that tuna wouldn't be showing on the sonar in the warmest water area. It stands to reason those fish should have moved north with...
Sorry you struck out again. I don't know why there are no reports of tuna fishing out of Orange County. The temp break chart from 2:59 PM...
I must be lucky with DFG encounters, because I can only remember having to answer to them twice since I started fishing about 45 years ago. A few...
Nice job gettin' a few, Rob! You did better than the reports I've seen from closer to SD.
You really took one for the team, didn't you? A valiant effort it was to burn the fuel to travel to all those places looking for fish. Sorry you...
Wow, you're going out again today after "taking one for the team" yesterday? That's the spirit! I hope your luck changes without your seasick...
Wow, Billy, nice story and pictures, and great job on the fish! And nice boat, too!
Yeah, why not. After all, they caught a wahoo at the river mouth by Long Beach---I wonder if anyone trolled marauders through the harbor? lol...
Thanks, I'll be looking forward to seeing your report.
I hope it's not the beginning of the end, but sorry to say, it sure has been looking like it for 5 or 6 days now.
Well done, Markus. Obviously, there are those who will never learn, but hopefully you'll have educated many others with this posting.
Thanks for reporting, Michael. Hope you get 'em next time.
Thanks for the report, Wayne.
Nice report and pics. Good job!
Thanks for the info, Lawrence! That's encouraging!
Thanks for the heads-up, Larry!
Hope you do better next time. My theory is that most of the fish are now further north, seeing as how people have been reporting finding them...
Hope you get 'em next time. Thanks for reporting, Tommy.
Nice job on the fish and the report, Joe!
WTG Harry! One is good when most got none!
Man, Todd, that seared ahi picture is making my mouth water! Good job!
Sorry to hear the bad news, Nick. Thanks for reporting! No-fish reports are important too. Hope you slay 'em next time!
If you say you saw it alive, Leo, that's good enough for me to believe the story. What hours are Nacho's and the other barge running now? We went...
Hello? I'm not stupid, lady! The water temp is usually warmer than 64 degrees inside the river. If your story isn't a hoax to begin with, the...
Thanks for the report, Mike. Hope you kill 'em next time!
South of the 43? Yeah! The tuna are in US waters now! Good job, Aeron!
Nice job! I like the blood running down that guy's chin while he's eating the heart.
Wow, that's awesome, Dave! Great job keeping Elvis on so long, especially with a coffee grinder! Sounds like you almost had him.
This is real hard to believe, but if it was caught between Seal Beach pier and the bait barges, it could have been somewhere around the San...
Either Hoaxo or Wacko. Maybe Elvis will appear at Shelter Island next?
Thanks for the info, Marc. Hope you nail 'em next time!
I agree with the above quote. I'm guessing it's your dad that's been teaching you, Brandon. Great job!
WTG Dave! Thanks for the good info!
Nice job, Dave! Sounds like you did better than most did that day.
Yay, Kelly! Congrats on your first albie!
Great job of getting the fish to play when they're finicky, Yutaka! Thanks for the info on your chumming technique. Too bad there are low-lifes...
Sounds like fun, Andy! Thanks for the report.
Didn't see this post 'til just now. Nice of you to let the Canadian fight the only fish of the day, Mike.
Thanks for the good info,Tony. I like your fish market strategy!
Thanks for the info, Mark. One big chicken is much better than a skunk!
Thanks for reporting, Lou. At least you didn't get the stripe. Hope you kill 'em next time.
Way to slay 'em, Brando! Thanks for the info.
Thanks for the report, Dave, and the info on the Hidden as well. Sounds like the 302 will be the new parking lot this weekend. I hope you kill...
Thanks for the report, Doug! After hearing about nice water at the 302 a couple days ago, I figured it was going to happen there soon. WTG!
Wow! I'm so in love with that boat that I almost ignored the fish pictures!
Awesome fish, Ed! Makes all the boat problems worth it! I've had to fix a couple friends' boats out on the water and fortunately never had to...
I taught my ex-girlfriend how to pull on a fish the same way, in a park, and she caught 5 20-lb-class albacore when we went out. Great job on...
Steve, I'm glad to hear Joe is okay! What an ordeal to endure at sea--thank God for the Coast Guard and prayer! Hats off to the Ranger 85 crew! I...
Thanks for the info, John. Bummer about the bait pump...I've experienced that problem a couple times myself.
Thanks for the good info, Julio. Hope you kill 'em next time!
Thanks for the info, Mike. I'm glad you had a fun day even though fishin' was slow.
Nice job getting quality fish away from the fleet, guys! Thanks for the info!
WTG Kurtis! Thanks for reporting.
Awesome fish on light line! I hear they're real tasty too, but haven't got to taste it myself. Fish of a lifetime!
Well said, yellowdog. Thanks for reporting, Mack.
Glad you didn't get skunked Simon! Sounds like slim pickins in that parking lot!
Nice job, Patrick!
Thanks for the nice, detailed report, Greg! Good job on the quality fish!
Thanks for the info, Steve! Sounds like the 182 has nice water and could have fish soon!
Nice haul for one stop! I'm assuming this was previously-frozen squid you chummed? Thanks for the report, Gene!
Way to hookem Dano, and thanks for the info!
Nice report, Gary!
Nice catchin' Mike! Gotta love those GMO anti-banana bananas!
Great report, Derek! You also picked the right day for good weather!
Great fishing, Eric! That's the kind of wide open fishing I've been waiting to hear about all summer! Now, if I can only get out and catch some...
Thanks for the good report, Alan! I'm sure you're right about the parking lot at the Un-hidden Bank this weekend. Maybe some other areas will...
Yeah! Nice job, Marcus! Thanks for the video.
Nice report, Chris. I'll bet not too many skippers would make the call that Captain Brian made---he did you good! I'd love to have been there...
Nice job, Dan! Sounds like there are some good-sized fish out there.
Way to go! Nice chickens!
Glad to see you finally got out, Mike! Sorry you got no payoff. Thanks for the detailed report, especially the temps!
It's great to see Fat Albert's blood all over your decks! I want some on mine!
Nice job, Steve! I heard many guys were catching footballs there, but you got some nice-sized fish!
Ditto that. Nice size, too!
Nice to see those bloody decks! I'm surprised that coffee grinder held up on the larger yellowfin. Thanks for reporting!
Nice job getting your first YFT on your own boat! 35-40 miles? This is getting me excited!
Awesome! I hope this is just the beginning of something real good! Thanks for the report!
Where did they catch the bluefin at?
Nice job of making good of a nasty situation, Steven. Thanks for the info.
How far south are they fishing, or are they out west?
That's good, Mike! LOL
Nice job, Bayer! Gotta love catching YT! How far down is San Martin from SD?
I'm glad you gave this info because I was planning to go to San Clemente Island next week, thinking of avoiding the green, slimy water near the...
You're right about the political aspects. It's because California is run by liberal idiots like Nancy Pelosi, Diane Feinstein, Barbara Boxer,...
Thanks for the report, David. I've been planning to go to San Clemente Island the week after next, but now I'm having second thoughts.
This Ricky Bobby no go! Thanks for the info.
Great fish, Billy! Looks like all of 42 lbs. to me!
I read a fish report for the week this morning saying that the main reason the large schools of bluefin tuna and albacore are not moving northward...
Thanks, Rich! That's hilarious!
At least you tried. Thanks for the post.
Thanks for the info, Keith. I appreciate it!
I just looked at your video, Keith. That's some nasty crap on the spectra! I could see why the fish wouldn't want to be having it in their gills....
Sounds like someone is going to have an awesome day when they decide to chew! I just hope they move north into 1-day range soon!
Good job, Gary! I sure hope those schools move north and get hungry!
Congrats on the opah, Nate! You gotta be lucky to catch one of those! The only one I've had the pleasure of seeing in person is this one caught...
Thanks for the info, John! Wow, it looks like you tried everything except jump in with a speargun! I wonder why they're not biting, and where...
Thanks for the report, Freddy. I sure hope this season turns around soon! Is there some sort of dance that makes hurricanes come?
Wow! Those are some nice shark pictures, Keith. Those orcas did a number on that shark!
Thanks for the report, Brad. Amen to the hurricane!
Thanks for the detailed report, Rick. Sounds like the skipper tried real hard to get you guys some fish. I'm not sure if you can write text in...
Echo that! This has been a tough season! You say you saw a really thick school of bluefin but couldn't get 'em to bite? You were on a 3 day?...
Wild! Sounds like he wanted to chew on your outdrive, Brandon...probably a good thing you took off! Too bad I can't get the video to play.
It's great that they're on the fish again on the 1-and-a-half day boats, but the question I still have is: when are the fish going to move north...
Way to hook'em, Nikolai! And happy birthday!
I see what you mean, Mike. I wish I could unwatch it!
Really good job!
70 YFt? That's awesome! And close in too! How many people does your boat carry?
That quad hookup with 4 different fish is just freakin' awesome!
Nice job! Thanks for the report!
Now that's what I call a nice ass, I mean nice fishing, sorry I was thinking about your avatar.
Nice fishin! Thanks for the report!
Good job, Jim! Thanks for the timely report!
Great job, guys! Thanks for the prompt report!
Excellent job, Harry! How did the Admiral do?
Cory, thanks for the timely post. That must have been fun catching those nice yellowtail! They're my favorite on the grill. I know you'll soon...
Nice dorado, good catch, and yeah, I'd like to see some pics of your boat too! Judging from how nice and sturdy that ladder looks, that must be...
The 238 Fathom spot is 73 statute miles (less in nautical miles) south of Point Loma. It is one of the high spots on the ocean floor where ocean...
Excellent fishing, Jim! Nice video too!
Good job on finding them close, and posting a timely report!
That mako had that tuna in his mouth and bit off the tail when he got to the boat, then he was furtively swimming around the boat, smelling all...
Way to get 'em, Tim!
Good job! Looks like they've moved north since yesterday?
Nice job, Andrew! You're "doing your duty" well![IMG]
And thanks for the warning on the tuna pen! I sure wouldn't want to have a Senor Jefe...
My mako steaks sure are gonna taste good!
Thanks, Marcus. Looks like it might be a "here we go again" on the shark size controversy?
Awesome fishing! And I thought our trip yesterday was awesome?
Yes, we brought extra fuel in case we had to go even further, added 5 gals to the tank while down, but would have still made it back on one tank....
Opahs are awesome, and that's a huge one! You're right, Fish of a lifetime!
Good fishin' Chris!
Nice job, Jeff!
My only trip this season and we killed 'em! Thanks to reports from fellow BDers, and nice weather, we had a great day. After a delay at the SI...
Good job Meat! We killed'em today too!
Yes, I agree. Fishless reports save other guys a lot of money!
You were lucky. I've had corrupt Mexican cops take money from us several times, going back to 1971, when we were on a surfing trip at San Miguel,...
Thanks, will do!
Hey Mike! Yeah, too much schooling! But we're headed out tonight to the 238 area for what might be my only trip of the year, since school starts...
Way to go, Admiral!
Thanks for the info, Todd! We're headed down tonight! By upswelled, do you mean the Outer Limits moved right in front of you, and got in the way?
Hey guys, we're launching from SI about 3:30 Tues morning 18th headed for the same area, 238/295. Like you said, it seems like the best bet right...
Nice job, Garrett!
Hey Mike! I'm glad to see you're doing some fun fishing this year! Nice post, fish, and pics! Barry
Great job, guys! We're fishing Tuesday, I hope the fish move closer by then!
Nice fish, great report!
Thanks for the report Gregory!
Nice job, guys!
Shark Meat, great story! Good to see you're still around!
Nice fishin' Dan! What did you get in the rod and reel raffle?
Oh, and thanks for the numbers, it helps alot!
Good job, Dey! Like the other guys said, it's good to have a couple extra rods and reels just in case you run into some bigger fish, have a reel...
Thanks for the info, Clay, even though it was a bad day. I hope you kill'em next time!
Nice job on the fish, Randall! By the way, the 43 is in US waters, and the limit for yellowtail is 10, not 5 (2009 sportfishing regs page 44,...
Thanks for the info, Derik, even though it was a bad day. Hope you get 'em next time!
Sorry you got your arses kicked by the rough seas. Been there and done that many times. Better luck next time.
Excellent job on the video, Joe! Congrats on a great day!
Nice feesh! WTG!
One thing I forgot, Mike.....I'm glad you had the presence of mind to not stick the flying gaff in Elvis while standing between the rope and the...
Good job, David. Nice albie!
You all did good! Nice pics too!
Nice job getting them 2 days in a row!
Shark Meat! Shark Meat! Shark Meat!...WTG!!! Way good on you and Daniel!!! You've done what so many of us only dream about. That's one fish you...
Awesome catch! What sort of tackle did you use? That's one huge swordie!
Really nice post and excellent fishing, Stefan!
Well done, Jeff.
Mike and Katy, congrats on the nice-sized chickens!
Nice job, Ming!
Nice job. Looks like Mexican limits. US limits would be 10 each.
WTG Troy! Sure was nice of that guy to call you in. This is killing me cuz I don't know if I can get out again this year!
Well done, boys!
Nice job, Walt. Sounds like it was a dream paddy!
Congrats on the albies, Dean. You didn't happen to notice what kind of shark it was, did you?
Nice report, Mike. Straight to the point and good details.
That's one awesome mako! I'm still trying to figure out how the black sea bass got attached to that rope?
Nice job Ron & son!
The 277 Fathom spot is about 13 miles southeast of Catalina Island. The GPS coordinates are N 33 12.00' and W 118 04.80'. You can get nice...
I agree with all of the above. Nice job, Al!
Thanks, Jughead. Makes more sense now. Might have to get me one o' them contraptions. The plain ol' original cedar plug has always worked well for...
Way to slay 'em, Dave!
Glad you caught some, Wayne. A "boner-inducing paddy" that teased you and wouldn't put out? That's gotta hurt. Did you get blue-balls? We heard...
Thanks for the report, Jughead. At least you got a few. For a cedar plug to be clear wouldn't it have to be not cedar? And with a green and yellow...
Thanks for the report, Clyde. Too bad the other boats screwed it up for you. Anyone who knows how to paddy fish knows better than to park on the...
That's awesome, Lee! Quality YFT!
Way to get 'em, Ross!
Sounds like you and the boys had a good time, Mike. We had a good day ourselves Monday with a shorter run (see post.) Bluefin sure are fun, aren't...
WTG, Brett! We got ours the day before.
According to the US Border Patrol agent we talked to on our way back from San Quintin Sept '07, after Jan 1, '08 (already past) everybody going...
I like that line, Jekyl- now that's funny (and cheaper too.) But as they say, "don't try this at home"- you might turn into Mr. Hyde![IMG]...
Good job, John. Glad to hear of some bigger dodos out there.
Update. Were some of the tuna bigeye? After seeing Jigmeister's picture of a bigeye liver from 8/16, I'm wondering if some of our "YFT" are...
Excellent! WTG, Tim!
Nice feesh, bro!
Good job on the albies, Rick! Thanks for reporting.
Thanks, Benny. I was out there, thought I heard "Sea Monkey" on the radio.
2 guys went fishin', caught 5 YFT (25# class), 2 20# class YT, 1 teenage YT (released), 7 dorado up to 15 lbs.
Nice job, Ramil.
Well done, Jim!
Nice job, Harry and Admiral Lan! That one YFT is big! Please check your PMs.
Nice job, Jim.
Nice job! Nice boat!
Great report, Don! Only 5 miles from the Point? Outstanding!
Glad your paddy crashers didn't get bit- bad karma? Congrats on the fish, Matt. I feel sorry for the guy that left his stuff in the public...
Good on ya, Chris! I'll bet Zach will never forget that trip.
Nice story, Andy. What're the odds of finding the same tuna with the gaff in it? Glad you got some fish. You didn't hear what was being caught on...
WTG, Billy! The one pictured here was caught at the Cortez Bank aboard the Prowler last year on our 2 day trip. That's 100 miles out. Congrats on...
Thanks, Alan, I found that report- and an awesome one it is!
Amen. What to do with 14 bluefin? Isn't that what they make freezers and vacuum sealers for? Not to mention the BBQs, happy friends, sushi, etc....
WTG, Deno! Thanks for the report.
Nice job on the hammerhead.
Good fishin' and report, Alan! By 40-50 miles due west on the albies, are you refering to the San Salvador Knoll/East Butterfly area? Did the guys...
Good job, Steve and son! Sounds like you had a real fun day. Don't let people like Marcus that haven't a clue what they're talking about keep you...
I'd like to get a shot at Elvis too, only with heavy enough gear to land him though. Sounds like fun, J.
Arrrrh! Keel-haul the ungrateful bitches and troll 'em through a chum slick full of makos. That'll teach 'em!:starwarskid5:
Long day, eh Benny? Glad we didn't go too far south. Maybe you should try some more "Joel's Secret Chum" next time. Just kidding. Glad you finally...
Ah, the magic paddy! Well done, Jim!
Nice job, Ken.
The smile on that boy's face says it all!
Nice job, Wayniac.
We heard you on the radio. We got ours a couple miles from you. Good job. I think those may be bluefin.
Good job,guys. We did well yesterday too. Glad we missed the gay paddy-crashers!
Launched at SI about 4:30 AM planning to fish the San Salvador Knoll. Found a paddy holding dorado about 5 miles E of the 302 at 27/30. Got 1 nice...
Nice job. I sure hope to get better bait out of SI tomorrow morning.
Nice job, Mike! I'll be on the water tomorrow.
Nice job, Derek. 2-5 miles out? That's awesome! I'm heading out tonight from SI.
Thanks for the info, Nick. Sounds like you had fun. We're headed out tonight to fish Monday and maybe Tuesday. Any info is helpful. How did you...
Good job, Don.
A few other guys reported that their bait rolled too, Frank.
Nice job! Thanks for reporting, David. I'm fishin' Monday.
Congrats on the fish, Louie! And thanks for the info...goin' fishin' Monday.
It's sad, Bob, but I believe you're right about the seiners destroying the fish populations and spooking the ones that get away from them. They...
Wow! A lot of drama for one day. Glad your daughter got a dodo, albeit a small one.
Thanks for reporting.
Yeah, pretty dodo. Is that a wave runner those guys are on?
This could get interesting!
Good on ya, Mike and Daniel! Headed out Monday- hope it'll be a good day.
WTG, John! Good report.
Very nice! Thanks for the info.
Thanks for the report, Doug.
Nice-sized dodo, Harry! What size were most of the ones out there?
Great day, Cory! Nice report.
Sounds nice. Thanks for the report, J.T.
Sounds like a fun day, Clay! Sounds like your daughter and her friend had fun too.
YT on dead dines? That's pretty good.
Outstanding! Thanks for reporting. Is it often hard to get bait at the Coral?
That's good fishin' when you can fall in the water and they keep biting. I nearly went over off the bow of a large sportfisher once in cold, dark...
Nice. Is that the Admiral with the dodo?
Thanks for the scoop, Tommy.
Where's the popcorn?
Great mixed bag!
Glad you were able to get a couple despite the seiners, Mike.
Nice job, guys.
Your negative comments about Lynyrd Skynyrd suck! I've been to 8 of their concerts since 1973 and they put on an awesome show. I met the band and...
Nice job, Deno! Maybe next time Elvis will play and you will shit your pants!
Jim, I sent you a PM. Sounds like fun to me.
Nice maiden voyage! Now that is a fishing boat! It looks like everything about it was made for fishing...only if I could...I would own a boat like...
Must be a "lucky" hard hat. I'm surprised it doesn't scare away the fish.[IMG]
Thanks for posting, Jim.
WTG, Mike and Bruce! Thanks for the report.
Nice job, Frank.
Thanks, Andy. Yeah, some of those do look over 30 lbs.
Glad you all got some fish. Good on your son for the slide fish. I'll remember not to go on that boat. I've heard good things about Markus and the...
Nice job, Ted! We fished for years on my friend's old Cabo 216 until he sold it- killed lots of fish on it. Welcome to BD. I hope to get back on...
That would have been almost unbelieveable w/o the pics! Thank God for the Coast Guard! No telling what they would have done to you, or if you'd...
I wouldn't doubt it if it was before- almost every bag of Best of the West mesquite charcoal I've bought that comes from Mexico has had rocks in...
To ?? Fisherman. Last year I kept having problems with BD shutting down every time I was typing something in to post it on BD. Only on BD. I found...
I agree with you wholeheartedly Austin, Steve, Jason, and Steve M. And Steve M, thanks for the added info- it confirms the other scientific data...
The Patriots are cheaters. Screw them. Go Chargers! Seeing the lowly Giants beat the Snow Fumblers in the Super Bowl was great!
I just nominated both of them.Please note that the deadline to vote is 5PM this Friday.
Thanks, Tommy. Seiners, as I see it, are way out of control, are going to deplete the world of pelagic species in a short time, and have basically...
And nice- sized fish too!
Sorry to hear about your bad ju-ju, Bruce. We had that problem once and were fortunate enough to be able to fix it with some shark cable and fish....
Steve, thanks for the further info. In the big scope of things astronomers, geologists, and other have evidence of more than one Ice Age and...
Steve, I read the Skeptical Scientists link- it was great. I clicked on the link Return to Climate Of Bias and saw so much info on the media...
That lake sure has some big fish!
Yeah, I think Tommy said 15 kilos, which is 33 pounds. They probably pay off corrupt officials to look the other way, which has always been...
Marine grade aluminum, Neill? It must have some super corrosion-resistant alloys in it, because salt water is generally highly corrosive to...
This isn't directed at you personally, Tim, but I gotta weigh in on this one. I've always been suspicious about Global Warming, whether it's real,...
Sounds like a fun trip. Great pictures!
Yeah, nice job on the spotter, Mike!
Wow! What's that boat made out of, stainless steel?
Nice job, Pete!
Thanks for the report, Rene. Way to beat the seiners!
Thanks, I hope the dodos come in strong this year. 2nd report I've heard in 2 days!
Nice report and great pics, Jeff!
Nice fish, Mike! Well done!
There are already YFT north of the Avalon Bank? Maybe I'm missing something, but that's the first YFT I've heard of north of the 209.
Nice job, Rick. Hey Paul, that Hill-Billy picture's funny!
Sounds like further south would have been better. I've had many recurring dreams of perfect waves like the ones on that picture.
Nice trip, Jim. I love your avatar pic too.
Harry, sounds like a nice day on the water! Lan, I liked your report too!
Thanks for payin' the dues and reporting in, Max. You're due a wide-open trip soon.
Thanks, Martin. Nice details.
Yeah, what he said.
WTG! Nice mixed bag.
You caught a piece of a seine net,huh? Wow.
Thanks for the info, you'll help save some of us some gas money.
Sorry you didn't find any fish, Mark. Thanks for the report- this kind of report is important just like the success stories.
It would be unbelieveably awesome, like back in the good 'ol days in the 60's, when 25 guys on a sportie out of Norm's Landing in San Pedro caught...
Nice report, Rick. Yeah, I gotta wonder if they will?
Nice work, boys! Nice pics too. Gotta love the mystery fish!
There must be an enourmous amount of fish there for all those seiners and the sportie fleet to be fishing that same area for a week now. I wonder...
Nice fishin'... To hell with seiners!
Sorry you didn't get into a wide-open bite, Alex... but 3 albies are 3 better than 0! Thanks for the report.
Very nice, Harry! Wish I could be there right now.
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