43 & SCI to Salvage Mission

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El Chiva

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Cleared NB harbor around 4am, with a scoop of sardines and pretty much 10 jig sticks with every type of jig imagineable.

Headed straight to the 43, arriving around 7/730 am. It was overcast and water was a bit cooler than expected.

Found our first school of bft jumpers around 745, but couldn’t find any takers.

We saw fish anywhere from 20lbs all the way up to 200lbs. We tried bait, irons (we landed a few flat falls / snipers literally on their heads....and couldn’t get a taker.

The volume of bft was massive, but they’re just not interested in anything beyond micro chovy/ red crab.

We chased them till approx 2pm. We personally didn’t see any other boats hooked up (maybe someone did hang one...but we didn’t see any....boat traffic was ok...but definitely busier.)

We hit a few stones outside SCI...so as to get the skunk off, and return home as conquering vermillion hero’s.

Reds were def not the target....but...after 5/6 hours chasing bluefin...anything was fair game.

FYI...we used colt snipers (all colors and sizes), flat falls (all colors and sizes), and we had divers in the water, and said that they could see a billion fish scales in the water where the bft foamer previously happened. We did not use bait...we had a Livewell malfunction....50 bucks floating dead.

Hope this helps

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Sample of our salvage mission.
 
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Cobia224

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Thank you for the report! Dues paid ! Next time will be better. How many miles was it from HH to the 43?
 
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Woodeneye

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How’d water look near the 209 / 181 if you drove near or over?
 
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El Chiva

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Thank you for the report! Dues paid ! Next time will be better. How many miles was it from HH to the 43?

We left from NB harbor, started seeing fish around the 60 mile mark. The bluefin pretty much encompassed a 5 mile block it seemed. At any one moment...there was a school foaming or putting on a gymnastics show.
 
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El Chiva

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How’d water look near the 209 / 181 if you drove near or over?

We swung north of the 209...but water looked good in between Sci and cat. Very few kelps....but water looked good north of both 209/181.

But....we didn’t see those 2 specifically.
 
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Gotta enjoy the bft show.

You have to because their jumping all around just not in the boat. At some point they're going to give up and die.
Nice report
 
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Woodeneye

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Thanks for a great report and the extra details! Nice work.
 
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