1st bluefin and of a lifetime!

Discussion in 'Southern California Offshore Fishing Reports' started by silvertalon, Jul 28, 2018.

  1. muletrain

    muletrain Well-Known "Member"

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    Sounds like same scenario for me. Caught my 1 st BFT on the Searcher in 1994. It was about 115 lbs. I have not broke the 100 lbs since. Lots of 80 lbs fish but none over 100.

    Congratulations on a fish of a lifetime.

    Thanks for sharing
     
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  2. DoubletroubleII

    DoubletroubleII Fish On!

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  3. Cbaldwin

    Cbaldwin A whales vagina

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    Heck yeah well done sir. You got the pressure off early first stop first fish. So fun fishing flatfalls. It just stops on the drop and you know you are not near the bottom engage the drag then game fricking on.
     
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  4. eric harner

    eric harner Caliente Tuna

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  5. Jones-White

    Jones-White Well-Known "Member"

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    He was so stoked he posted this at 2am haha. Congrats man I have yet to get mine. Hopefully this year
     
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  6. palella09

    palella09 Newbie

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    Hoping to be as lucky as you, shoot I would even be happy with an 85.. congrats!!!
     
  7. REELCLOSE

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    Fish of a lifetime! Congrats.
     
  8. Auggie

    Auggie Well-Known "Member"

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    Way to go Mike .
     
  9. Tonymontana21

    Tonymontana21 Newbie

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    Wooop wooop.... congrads.
     
  10. tunastryker25

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    Persistent pays off! Way to go... what's better is you hooked them yourself with your own set-up...
     
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  11. momaguro

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    The first fish is being held out to look bigger. LOL!

    Congratulations on both cows either of which would stoke me out for a lifetime.
     
  12. whyworry

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    Very nicely done. That memory will last forever.
     
  13. loco jigs

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    Let's see that Flat Fall..........how did you rig it?
     
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  14. geebee

    geebee My Member is Well-Known

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    HOW were you working it when it bit...
     
  15. dockrat88

    dockrat88 no fish pulling against me shall prosper

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    Wow is an understatement. Hell of a fish for your first BFT and the 2nd isn't one to frown at either. Better go but a lottery ticket (if you win i claim 5% on any winnings over $100)
     
  16. silvertalon

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    Was doing what i thought would never work. but was easier than yoyo. Was just lifting the rod high and letting it fall. when i felt the jig bottom out/take up the slack on the fall, lift again. Started higer than what the capt called out for depth. Did the lift fall about 10 times and then drop a few fathoms and repeat. Was bit both times on the fall portion of the motion. Rigged the flat fall with stock hooks and added an extra hook up top. I did have to replace 1 hook each time i landed a fish from abrasion. also saw 2 guys get stock hooks stripped off/chewed through. The swivel and ring rig would be a better choice rather than braided leads for the hooks. But stock worked for me. Ill upload some pics when i can. I used crimps and a flemish loop for the fleurocarbon connection with a big swivel for leader. I used no top shot just a bimini twist on the braid to the swivel.

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  17. hookupfish

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    Congrats.. well done
     

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