3/9 WFO at SCI--On The Fabulous Thunderbird

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peteking

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Short Report with long report to follow tomorrow:

My buddy T.A. and I got the skinny through the jungle drums that the Yellowtail were there for the taking at San Clemente Island. We found a cheap ride leaving Sunday night on the Thunderbird out of Newport and we were off!

I will post a couple of pictures tomorrow, Wednesday, but you can see them on 97six-TUNA.com. 88 Yellowtail for the 21 guys on the boat and T.A. and I accounted for almost a quarter of the 88. We gave our over limit fish to other guys on the boat who did not fare as well, and made some new friends.

Bob was at the helm and did a stellar job, with Kevin on deck working harder than any deck hand I have ever seen. We could have easily put 300 fish on the deck if we had just another 2 hours and another tank of bait.

YT started out the day as rats. Some as small as 4 pounds. As the day wore on, the fish got bigger and bigger with the rats turning into 12-15 pounders, and then turning into 15-25 pounders. It got really stupid as the fish got bigger. They would eat the bait on the 12 oz. dropper while on the drop. You did not wait more than 10 seconds once you hit bottom and gave the reel 4 turns.

Virtually no iron fish!!! Tony and I wasted the morning grinding and grinding with ZERO success. Only a few fish on the boat were iron fish. The YT wanted live bait so much that every fish that hit the deck had the hook WAAAAY down their throats.

GET OUT THERE AND GET THESE FISH!!! I highly recommend the Skipper and Crew of the Thunderbird!

CHECK OUT THE PICTURES ON 97SIX-TUNA.COM. T.A. is the guy in the bottom right hand picture.

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For Pete's sake! You actually got out there! Good timing, Pete. Glad you got some.

I recognize a guy with a mouth that does not stop. :oinker: Know who I'm talking about?
 
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Bullshit without pictures and I checked their schedule. Guess what, they did not go out that night...
 
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peteking

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Pictures are on 9seven6 tuna until late tonight when they will be archived. I will try to post pictures tomorrow when I give you more details. Now drink your Thorazine cocktail, Robert and go to your room. I have sashimi to pig out on. :D

(scroll way down to see the pictures on the site because they are slowly drifting off the page)
 
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peteking

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For Pete's sake! You actually got out there! Good timing, Pete. Glad you got some.

I recognize a guy with a mouth that does not stop. :oinker: Know who I'm talking about?

Yeah, I only get out about 3 days a month...

As usual, 80% of the boat was cool. The other 20% of redneck, racist tattooed, ignorant jackasses had to be schooled on how to fish and how to behave when fishing. They shut the F up and called me "sir" by the end of the trip. Same old cattle boat idiots who got their asses beat and whatever else when they were in prison last. Good times! :D
 
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Was thinking of trying for rockfish at the box since the yellows dropped out...looks like they went to SCI based on your report!
 
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peteking

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Lol so you ran the deck like the yard? Traded yt for protection? Jk

Yeah, Luke.

The only protection I need is when I'm partying with the hookers in Ensenada. LOL

I apologize if I offended any redneck, racist tattooed, ignorant jackasses in the posting of this report. I wish nothing but the very best vermin and puke filled Tijuana jail cells for them and especially their offspring. I broke one of my Cardinal Rules when I warned them before killing them. That was only out of courtesy for the captain. He knows me.

We have to go out there on Mark's boat when he gets back from Puerto Vallarta! We'll let you know when we're going. :D
 
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Pictures are on 9seven6 tuna until late tonight when they will be archived. I will try to post pictures tomorrow when I give you more details. Now drink your Thorazine cocktail, Robert and go to your room. I have sashimi to pig out on. :D

(scroll way down to see the pictures on the site because they are slowly drifting off the page)
Hey Pete: was that the bait or the rats yellowtail we been hearing about?
 
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peteking

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nice job on the yellows must of got your intell from that king pete guy

Thank you.

Actually got the word through a skipper who got it from another skipper who has been running a certain boat that is the best boat in So. CA and N. Baja. That skipper was running the boat because the primary skipper and boat owner has been working the Fred Hall Show.

I hope that this clears things up...o_O LOL
 
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peteking

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Lol so you ran the deck like the yard? Traded yt for protection? Jk

Mark leaves tomorrow for a 3 1/2 day out of Puerto Vallarta on the Apollo. They got 2 300+ pounders and a ton of 250 pounders. Pretty sick.

We'll go on his boat to SCI when he gets back. :D
 
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