Offshore 2.5 Ultra Limited Load on the Islander 09/05 to 09/08

Nov 24, 2011
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Fullerton
Name
Mike
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First time on the Islander and it won’t be my last. Had a great time with a fantastic crew and great anglers. Food was absolutely delicious.

09/05 1900: Left the dock with 20 eager anglers.

While getting bait at the receiver the captain gave us the safety speech and told us his game plan. We would be targeting bluefin, dorado and yellowtail.

09/06 0001-0430: We started fishing for bluefin. The bluefin averaged between 30-40 lbs. Didn’t matter what color of flatfall/knifejigs you used, everything got bit. Most anglers were using jigs that were at least 300 grams or heavier. The bite stopped after 0430. Most anglers took a quick nap before continuing the hunt.

0730-2000: We drifted for the entire day for bluefin and yellowfin in the mix. These fish were all about the same size(30-40lbs) Most fish were caught by flylining sardines. By the end of the night, we had boat limits of bluefin.

09/07 0700-1000: We we’re on the hunt for Dorado. We were able to catch some dorado near a medium size kelp patty. Then the thick fog rolled in and made it very difficult to find any more kelp patties. Captain decided to make a run to the Coronado islands for some yellowtail.

1330-2000: Arrived at the Coronado islands. Captain metered some yellowtail and dropped the anchor. Caught some nice grade yellowtails between 15-25 lbs. All caught on fly line sardines.

09/08 0600: Returned to Fishermans Landing. Made my reservations with a fish processor 3 months in advance.

Notes:
This was an open party trip. Sponsored by Fishermans Access. Fun group of anglers. Deckhands were always on point when you needed assistance. Can’t rave enough about the food, it was absolutely delicious. The presentation and taste were fantastic. If you get a chance to get on the Islander, DO IT.

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woodfish330

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  • Aug 14, 2012
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    Name
    John
    Boat Name
    Fishead
    "LIMITED LOAD" Happiness is always a good thing. Nice post and picts Brother. When the fishing is all the same.... FOOD is important... lol. Made me hungry for sure. Nice size fish as well. YT at the Coranados... to round out the trip....who could ask for more!
     
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    stp

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  • Oct 12, 2003
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    Name
    Shawn
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    Best first mate on your boat
    Sounds like our trip, the labor day trip. Was Alex or Mike the Chef?
     
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