10/24 Big some big BFT on the Aztec...

Discussion in 'Southern California Offshore Fishing Reports' started by BrokenBackRebel, Oct 25, 2017.

  1. BrokenBackRebel

    BrokenBackRebel Deckhand/Fish Addict

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    ...and one really big one.

    Fished on the Aztec 1.5 for some fun BFT fishing. Right at grey we stopped on a school and I got lucky enough to start the party with a bite on the jig. 3 or 4 more fish hung, unfortunately mine was the only one that hit the deck. Right around 150. About 20 minutes from bite to deck with a UC Viper, Mak 16, 100# Blue label fluoro and drag set to "Choate" at strike. After Making windons all night I went to my rack after that drift. I woke up mid day to hear we had one more BFT in the RSW and watch them play around with the green stick and skip the yummy. No love on the rubber Jesus but we slid on a mixed breezer for some nice grade yellowfin. 3 hooked. One lost at color, 40-50lb. Spit the jig at color. A 35-40 pounder on deck and not sure what happened to the 3rd. Couple breezers later with the sky turning orange we found one that wanted to play. Good response on bait, blowing up around the boat. I flylined 6 baits on 60lb. Caught three 50-60+ pound BFT. We ended up with 18 on that stop once the smoke cleared. Bit into the dark. Looked around for another school to stop on for a while but with nothing showing up on sonar we pointed for home and sat down for some steak, potatoes and fishing stories. Great trip. Now it's time for me to go back to work.
    Same thing but I'll be trading in my rod for a gaff and a deck brush.
    Fished 10-15nm S of SCI
    Water 69-70*
    23 passengers 21bft, 1yft
    Flat no breeze
    Small and waxing
    Saw a group of 4 sleepers and a couple solos for those of you who are into that thing.
    Big thanks to Okuma, Phenix, 310, Greg and the entire crew of the Aztec.

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  2. Wandering Blues

    Wandering Blues I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Sick. Just sick!
     
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  3. lougio

    lougio Capt Lou

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    Very Nice! Looks like fun.
     
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  4. Fishingguy

    Fishingguy I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    What a great and detailed report. Such an epic day!!
     
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  5. longboard85

    longboard85 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Way to whack them nice job!!
     
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  6. mberggre

    mberggre Well-Known "Member"

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    Nice to see you get one on the jig. I spent 8 hours fishing a JRI with you in PV this year. Are you fishing the 7ft viper.
     
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  7. flyliner

    flyliner @therealflyliner

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  8. BrokenBackRebel

    BrokenBackRebel Deckhand/Fish Addict

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    8ft Viper. :-)
    Hope to see you down there again. Or come out with us on the Aztec for a mini cow trip. We got a 310 last week.
     
  9. Paddyman1

    Paddyman1 I love pangas

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    Wholy crap!
     
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  10. Rubberhook2

    Rubberhook2 Local Bluefin

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    Nice. Don't need a flat fall to get bit on the jig...
     
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  11. Auggie

    Auggie Well-Known "Member"

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    See ya Friday night.
     
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  12. pacificscout

    pacificscout Hey! You got any frozen ice?

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    Well done sir.
     
  13. the_tunaman

    the_tunaman Well-Known "Member"

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    I was crying when I saw the reports yesterday... I was booked to go on it, and Monday was my birthday, but work got in the way and I had to cancel.

    Great job... Pretty awesome trip for late October, and the big one was a beaut!

    Finally got to clear the schedule, so it going out tonight. Looks like a full or nearly full boat, but am hoping for the best.

    Taking my GoPros, so if nothing else should get some good video.

    Aztec seems to have the hot hand.
     
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  14. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Hot stick, right on and congrats!
     
  15. invictus

    invictus AVD

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    Nice Justin!! Greg gave you a little time off to smash some Tuna.

    You guys don’t screw around, and when you do, you don’t screw around!
     
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  16. SouthBayKiller

    SouthBayKiller I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Nice report!

    JRI 8?
     
  17. BrokenBackRebel

    BrokenBackRebel Deckhand/Fish Addict

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    Super 6x
     
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  18. hawkeye

    hawkeye Newbie

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    What area were the sleepers?
     
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  19. BrokenBackRebel

    BrokenBackRebel Deckhand/Fish Addict

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    ish

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  20. hawkeye

    hawkeye Newbie

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    Thanks! way to go on the tuna.
     
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