Offshore 475 5-12 bigger Yellows with a mako cherry on top!

SMYLEE

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Went out yesterday found 58 degree COLD water all the way down. 226-302-371-425. Tones of patties all dry... So we drove south till we hit the temp brake. finally found 64 degree clear blue beautiful water on the knuckle. About a mile south of the 475 proper we found a giant patty full of YT.. and I mean THOUSANDS of YT. No rats all quality fish nothing under 10lb quite a few over 15lb. Picked through the 10lbrs to get our limits of 12-18lbrs (FINALLY quality patty YT) it was a WFO BITE. All to ourselves for at least 2 hours, with no boats in site, Or within radio distance (we kept trying to call others in.) decided to call it After catching and releasing way to many to count. To head back NW in quest for BF.

Found jumping BF on the 425 as we trolled through the seiners looking for loose tuna. They were everywhere. All different sizes. Plenty of breezers tones of sonar marks. Just couldn't get one on the hook. (Tried it all) lots of fish down there in between the pins.

As we got to the 371 we ran across boiling bonito and had a quick go on them👍🏼 But they were chased out by a big breezer. Once the tuna passed. A baby mako came cursing by. It had to be no longer then a 1.5' so I threw a stick bait out just for giggles. And the baby turned on it. But what happened next was unexpected. My line came tight but not from the baby. The fish broadsided and revealed a much bigger 6' mako and I foul hooked it. Right on the inside of the pectoral fin...🤦‍♂️ Shiiiiiiiiiiit...

After a tug of war I got the beast portside. I rolled it over on its back to calm it down. And worked on putting it to sleep, Once I got the mako "zoned" I was able to handle it. I had it tail locked with my left arm. While I cleaned all the copepods off its dorsal finns with my right arm, all while keeping its head in the water. After a good cleaning, belly scratch/grooming session. We got a quick measurement at 6' on the dot. Spent a minute unzoneing it and waking it back up and hand released the little guy to live another day. After that cherry we ran home and we're back in the slip at 3:30. All in all a GREAT DAY! Hopefully get on some BF soon. But I'll take quality party YT any day! Cheers!

Anybody have a guess at what a 6' mako weights?? It was a Solid fish. It appeared to be a male and it was THICK. I'd even say it was a fat mako.

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SaltH20Angler

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    Well done! Awesome day. Good grade YT compared to the usual grade.

    Do you lose much MPG with the extra weight of your big brassies? Really cool experience with the mako... with pics to prove it. I officially call "NO Bullshit".
     

    SMYLEE

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    Well done! Awesome day. Good grade YT compared to the usual grade.

    Do you lose much MPG with the extra weight of your big brassies? Really cool experience with the mako... with pics to prove it. I officially call "NO Bullshit".
    No loss in mpg.. and to be honest i only have 2 other witnesses. Both of which did not want to get close to that side of the boat. It all happens pretty quickly once I put it to sleep. I arm locked it romoved my treble. Cleaned its dorsal and gave a quick pat after measuring it. And let it go. It all took less then 5 minutes. I've put many sharks to sleep mainly giant 7 gills a few sandys and have been there To see another mako get zoned. So I just repeated what I've always done. Trust me... I've caught and killed a few 300-400lb mako down south. I wouldn't of handled it if I knew it wasn't asleep yet. These are ballistic animals. And once asleep they Turn into calm creatures. They go limp and kinda zombied. The exact opposite of what makos normally act like.
    (Kinda like a cold snake)
     
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    MattFred1414

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    These reports are really making me wonder if I really need to replace the axle on my trailer this weekend.....
    Awesome day, thanks for the report.
     
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    Tunahead

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    Cool report and pics....reminds me of Mr. Bill on SNL. LOL LOL
    NIce load of yellows. Great intel, and bluefin being bluefin
     
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    mhanson59hb

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    Nice report and congrats! Lots of guys staying on the down low lately in these pics...
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    John S.

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    Went out yesterday found 58 degree COLD water all the way down. 226-302-371-425. Tones of patties all dry... So we drove south till we hit the temp brake. finally found 64 degree clear blue beautiful water on the knuckle. About a mile south of the 475 proper we found a giant patty full of YT.. and I mean THOUSANDS of YT. No rats all quality fish nothing under 10lb quite a few over 15lb. Picked through the 10lbrs to get our limits of 12-18lbrs (FINALLY quality patty YT) it was a WFO BITE. All to ourselves for at least 2 hours, with no boats in site, Or within radio distance (we kept trying to call others in.) decided to call it After catching and releasing way to many to count. To head back NW in quest for BF.

    Found jumping BF on the 425 as we trolled through the seiners looking for loose tuna. They were everywhere. All different sizes. Plenty of breezers tones of sonar marks. Just couldn't get one on the hook. (Tried it all) lots of fish down there in between the pins.

    As we got to the 371 we ran across boiling bonito and had a quick go on them👍🏼 But they were chased out by a big breezer. Once the tuna passed. A baby mako came cursing by. It had to be no longer then a 1.5' so I threw a stick bait out just for giggles. And the baby turned on it. But what happened next was unexpected. My line came tight but not from the baby. The fish broadsided and revealed a much bigger 6' mako and I foul hooked it. Right on the inside of the pectoral fin...🤦‍♂️ Shiiiiiiiiiiit...

    After a tug of war I got the beast portside. I rolled it over on its back to calm it down. And worked on putting it to sleep, Once I got the mako "zoned" I was able to handle it. I had it tail locked with my left arm. While I cleaned all the copepods off its dorsal finns with my right arm, all while keeping its head in the water. After a good cleaning, belly scratch/grooming session. We got a quick measurement at 6' on the dot. Spent a minute unzoneing it and waking it back up and hand released the little guy to live another day. After that cherry we ran home and we're back in the slip at 3:30. All in all a GREAT DAY! Hopefully get on some BF soon. But I'll take quality party YT any day! Cheers!

    Anybody have a guess at what a 6' mako weights?? It was a Solid fish. It appeared to be a male and it was THICK. I'd even say it was a fat mako.

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    Epic freaking report. Love the Mako story.

    John
     
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    Charlesregan

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    Guessing but maybe 125 pounds on the mako. Those yellows do look bigger than most kelp yellows this year. Thanks for the report and congrats on a good day
     
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    Yep there a lot bigger then last years patty YT that's for sure.
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