Offshore 10/3 tuna hunt 277 area

WaterDawg

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Jun 28, 2008
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Ladera Ranch, CA
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Kevin
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17' Whaler
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Fished with my bro' Dennis and nephew Jared today on the 17' Whaler Allison Christine. Launched out of DP, bought scoop of 4-5" chovies. Caught some macks on the way out and headed to the 14 mile bank in sloppy but not insurmountable conditions. Found paddies and micro yellowtail on the 14 but nothing else. Headed toward the 277 and saw about six sport boats and a bunch of privates fishing between 14 and 277. Stayed and played for a while, catching several small YFT and two skippers on chovies and chunks.

Got tired of guys parking on top of our baits so we left the area and went south, found some paddies about a mile away and started chumming. Pretty soon footballs were boiling and jumping out of the water. They were finicky but we caught several here over the next few hours with no other boats around us. Caught several birds, more small yellowtail, and got sawed off by a 6-7 foot hammerhead.

Headed in with 8 small YFT and a few skippies. 15-20 lb flouro leader and #4 hooks.

In honor of fall deer season, Jared went full camo and out-fished his two uncles. We taught him well!!

Good luck!!!!
 
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SEA SNIPER

#willfish4tacos
Feb 4, 2015
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CHIP
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REEL THERAPY EDGEWATER 26 CC
Yep Strong Work Water Dawg!! They seem to be pretty finicky now! Way to chase' em down and get'em in da box!!!:appl::notworthy:appl:
 
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WaterDawg

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Jun 28, 2008
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Ladera Ranch, CA
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Kevin
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17' Whaler
BTW we discovered in some, but certainly not all cases those swarms of baby yellers have tuna below them, even though we weren't marking anything. Several times the aquarium YT were eating the chum and the footballs came out of nowhere to get the bait, game on.
 
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Shark Meat

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Apr 5, 2006
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San Diego, CA
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Mike
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Glacier Bay 2670 Isle Runner - Shark Meat II
View attachment 628534 Stayed and played for a while, catching several small YFT and two skippers on chovies and chunks.

Very lucky indeed, from my experience it typically takes a foul-hooked-lure to catch a skipper, but occasionally they'll bite a sandwich, burrito, burger or even BBQ chunks work well too.

In honor of fall deer season, Jared went full camo and out-fished his two uncles. We taught him well!!

The fish were obviously drawn to Jared since he looked like kelp

Congrats!
 
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