5/29 Offshore Report - Stupid BFT Bite

Discussion in 'Southern California Offshore Fishing Reports' started by get some, May 30, 2016.

  1. Bradyxxx

    Bradyxxx Member

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    WOW! What an EPIC trip!!!
    You guys Slayed them, Congrats!!!
    Wish I was there!!!
     
  2. CC330i

    CC330i Newbie

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    THIS.DOES.NOT.SUCK. Another good year in the making!!
     
  3. Fishingguy

    Fishingguy I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Great job!!! Nice quality fish!!! And the pictures!!!! Wow!!!! taking the time to take these pics in the middle of the fight is outstanding.

    Thanks for sharing!
     
  4. makairaa

    makairaa I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Have any particular colors been hot on the poppers?
     
  5. karlow

    karlow Twins 2017

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    D-Dam!
    Too much Fish porn.
    I need to go to rehab!
    Dude thats soo nice.
    I'm not sure I'm up for 100 lb tuna, but I'm ready to find out!
    Boyz get those boats ready! Shart is happning!
    Dam good job.
     
  6. get some

    get some So Cal Editor BD Writer

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    It didn't seem to matter but I'd look for something with a white or silver belly.
     
  7. Ultimate Catch

    Ultimate Catch One life to live!!

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    I thought it was Gatorade.......whatta man!!!
     
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  8. Mike House

    Mike House Newbie

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    Great report, Thanks for the information !
     
  9. Reel hip

    Reel hip Meet my "Well known Member"

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    Great report Erik! A ton of talent on the boat!
    Did you mark them deep and get them to come up or stealthy move around and throw jigs when you saw them up?
    When they were foaming did they stay up or sink down?
    Any bait used or chumming involved? (especially after the fireball) haha Thanks
     
  10. get some

    get some So Cal Editor BD Writer

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    We marked fish deep but never got any of those to bite the yo-yo jigs. There are sheets of bait out there and all of them had bluefin scattered under them. All of the fish hooked came off bird schools or breaking fish. We used no bait or chum. The fish were popping up and sinking out in the morning, but by afternoon they stayed up the entire time.
     
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  11. Paddyman1

    Paddyman1 I love pangas

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    Great photos and beautiful fish!
     
  12. tap

    tap "The Roving Angler" BD Writer

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    It's good to see poppers being used more in Southern California.
     
  13. Reel hip

    Reel hip Meet my "Well known Member"

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    With the tide change.
    Epic!
    Bluefin being Bluefin. How nice to be on them when their cooperating. I gotta get out from this desk!
    Thanks for the comeback
     
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  14. soul troller

    soul troller HMFIC

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    Wow. You guys are animals. Thanks for all the info on the techniques / tackle.
     
  15. maxpowers

    maxpowers Well-Known "Member"

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    Erik,

    On those fish that stayed up did they come close to the boat. I am thinking that the smaller private boat is better at targeting these fish than the larger sportboats
     
  16. muledeer07

    muledeer07 Member

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    Awesome detailed report and pics. Much appreciated gentlemen.
     
  17. get some

    get some So Cal Editor BD Writer

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    They did come to the boat several times during the day. This is definitely small boat fishing. Sportboats just can't be stealthy enough to get on the fish when they're skittish.
     
  18. johndtuttle

    johndtuttle Angler/Client

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    Thanks for the awesome report. :)

    There is ZERO need to fish poppers on anything less than 100# bite leader (3-4'). Fluoro if you want even more bite resistance but it is not a stealth thing.

    Trust me, if they will hit a popper they will hit it with 400# leader if you want.

    More than a little jelly up here in Norcal. Hope you all get some. :D
     
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    tap and get some like this.
  19. tap

    tap "The Roving Angler" BD Writer

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    John is correct. Heavy leaders on poppers is the way to go. Most of the time the leader is out of the water anyways when working a popper and 100 lb. is good for abrasion resistance especially if the lure is swallowed.
     
  20. galen

    galen gfunk

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    Never could imagine feeling "lucky" about breaking off a 150lb BFT! Sounds like another hookup was just a cast away. Awesome fishing.
     

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