3 species day 9-12 Thursday

Discussion in 'Southern California Offshore Fishing Reports' started by surfkast, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. surfkast

    surfkast Well-Known "Member"

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    We departed the slip on one of the club’s Cobia 22 center consoles at Dana Landing about 6:45 AM this morning. Got a full scoop of bait (some went into a bucket) and off we went towards and 302.

    We picked up 3 yellowtail on a paddy halfway to our destination and then settled in near the 302 drifting and soaking baits. Finally got some yellowfin busting around the boat and hooked and landed one decent 15 pounder. That was it for most of the day.

    Around 3:00 we headed for home and as we were crossing the 9 mile bank we came across a big foamer of tuna. We had a good approach and were able to get 4 or 5 good casts off with the poppers and colt snipers for nothing. One of the other guys threw out a sardine on 20 pound test and got hooked up. It was a long battle but we finally were able to get the fish up. Turned out to be a nice sized bluefin tuna. Those bluefin are close! Best part, step off the boat and no boat cleaning.

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  2. surfgoose

    surfgoose active geezer

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    Congrats on some nice fish! But I sure hope that you at least flushed that blood off on the way back! It's a club boat, but still . . .
     
  3. One_Leg

    One_Leg Ret. Comm. Diver/Medic

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    Good for you.


    Did you get wet?
     
  4. Marine Electrican

    Marine Electrican If it has a wire i work on it!

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    Is that some kind of Harpoon?
     
  5. namotuman

    namotuman Afflicted with Boat Envy

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    A little off topic...but how does that cobia ride? Congrats on whacking the tuna!
     
  6. lougio

    lougio Capt Lou

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    Good news on the fish being close. That sure is a weird hookset for a sardine fish. What test is that, you guys wear wetsuits fishing?
     
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  7. surfkast

    surfkast Well-Known "Member"

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    Haha, yea we washed down the deck.
     
  8. Reel hip

    Reel hip Meet my "Well known Member"

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    Ya . but the boots at the bottom of the picture look a little like high heels. ?!

    Good job on the trifecta. Bft on 20 pound did it get a steel shaft too?
     
  9. surfkast

    surfkast Well-Known "Member"

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    We were doing a fishing and diving combination trip.
     
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  10. Ctony.clark

    Ctony.clark Well-Known "Member"

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    Great job, glad you could pull a trifecta, nothing like a great day with Freedom Boats. I do wish they would add a deck brush. Have found a bucket and fresh water wash down hose a little insufficient at times. Tight lines!
     
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  11. dctalk523

    dctalk523 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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  12. surfkast

    surfkast Well-Known "Member"

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    The Cobia hull rides nice. I don't have any complaints. I still prefer the club's Key West 24's due to the bigger bait tank and it's just a bigger boat.
     
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  13. surfkast

    surfkast Well-Known "Member"

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    Thanks Tony, yeah the washdown wasn't working so we had to do the bucket trick to clean the decks. After owning a boat for 10 years, it's hard for me not to run around cleaning the boat.
     
  14. reeladventure

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    Nice fishing Miles:jig:What about Pete:D
     
  15. surfkast

    surfkast Well-Known "Member"

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    For sure, let's get you and TC out there.
     
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  16. Long Beach Bob

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    Any diving attempts and what was the vis? I am arming my Parker....
     
  17. surfkast

    surfkast Well-Known "Member"

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    Bob, yes one yellowtail speared and viz about 20 feet. That bluefin foamer stayed up a long time and would have been very divable. If we weren’t hooked up right away on 20 pound we could have had a good shot at them diving.
     
  18. fish&snow

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    The freedom boats in SD do not have trim tabs. Up in Huntington and LA they have trim tabs, cut boards and deck brush. Trim tabs make for a better ride.

    Congrats on the trifecta!
    I have a boat scheduled next Friday out of SD.
     
  19. Depresfish

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    Great fish on 20
     
  20. surfkast

    surfkast Well-Known "Member"

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    The Key Wests and the Defiance boats have trim tabs which I agree do help smooth out the ride. Cutting boards and deck brushes on every boat? You guys are spoiled up there. That would be great down here.
     
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