Offshore 267-209 YFT - Wife's first Tuna(s)!- Pic Heavy

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Captain Steve

USCG 100ton Licensed Capt
Jan 30, 2007
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Steve
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18ft Crestliner "Farmer's Daughter"
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It was my birthday yesterday and my wife, and planned to take the wife out in search of Tuna the next day to celebrate.

We have a new born at home so getting up and leaving on time was a chore, had to feed him and drop him off with grandparents, before we could even get going. By the time we hit DP harbor we waited another 30 min for bait, and finally at 7:15 we cleared the harbor. Headed SW towards inside edge of the of 267 towards 209, and as we were about 2 mi inside of 267 came on some terns and crashing fish. I tossed a bait out and wifey is on her first tuna!

Nice 15-18 lb grade one, we are stoked.
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Couldn't get back on those birds so kept heading on original course, another 5 mi down or so some terns working outside 2 boats so slid on the outside of them on the terns. Got ourselves in plunker mode, and after about 10 min started hooking fish. Pretty much from then on for the next few hours had one going every 15 min and even a few doubles.

Awesome birthday present to see my wife hooking and pulling in tuna by herself. She was getting the short pump down real well, and even did a nice head gaff on a fish. We put 8 in the boat most were 22-25lb variety and 2 were 15-18lb variety. We had a few LDRs as well, but no complaints I was focused on her getting as many as she wanted. We left at noon, they were still biting, and even drove over another foamer 3 miles up from there on the way home, with no one on it. We had to get back to the little guy at home.

20lb line, all flyline. 72.5 degree water.

Double
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Another Double, and the coffee grinder was supposed to for my wife to use.
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Both Dead Wells full!
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Classic Holiday weekend traffic, the radio was a nightmare. One guy was doing his own rendition of Point Break, and he does a good Keanu. Stay safe, plenty of room and plenty of fish out there, don't crowd up some ones ass.

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Aggro

Keepin my pimp hand strong!
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    Sweet, you guys picked a good day.
     
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    MikeeDaGuy

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    Congrats on the Baby and the the Wifey's first tuna, great pics report and post. . . you look like a very blessed man Steve!!
     
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    Raimond

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    What a year we have going. Great story, great catch. Thanks for the pics.
    Congrats....
     
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    fishfish

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    Sold and Gone!!!
    Looks like you guys deserve it!.....................................................................................Now quit that! That enuf fun!
     
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    mrsea

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    Great Report !
    lucky guy :appl:

    -JohnC.
     
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    26grumpy

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    Put this one on the mantle....

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    Excellent work guys!!! You both deserve it after going through the last year of baby prep!!!
     
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    Captain Steve

    USCG 100ton Licensed Capt
    Jan 30, 2007
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    Thanks guys! It was pretty rad seeing her get bendo, she's being dying to go seeing me whacking them offshore the last few months. What a year we are having! I think this is going to go all the way through October!
     
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    Blackfish

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    I like the hat your wife is wearing. Congrats on a great day on the pond.
     
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    jeffdalton

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    Fantastic way to celebrate your birthday...great job!
     
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    Captain Steve

    USCG 100ton Licensed Capt
    Jan 30, 2007
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    Pasadena, CA
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    Steve
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    18ft Crestliner "Farmer's Daughter"
    I like the hat your wife is wearing. Congrats on a great day on the pond.

    Yeah they don't make girls like her in LA, she's from Nashville. I went over there snagged her and dragged her back. I can sing Rocky Top by heart now.
     
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