6-7-8 days; when, where and what boat?

Discussion in 'San Diego Long Range fishing Reports' started by Shimano Penn, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. Shimano Penn

    Shimano Penn Well-Known "Member"

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    So I plan to treat myself to about a week long trip this year. The longest I have done so far was a 4-1/2.
    A week is about all the time I can afford to take off work and about all the trip I can afford. My priority is action, IOW I'd rather catch three 33 pound fish than one 100 pounder. Tuna, dolfin (dorado) and wahoo are my target, being from the Caribbean I've had my fill of billfish.
    So my question(s) is(are) Spring, Summer or Fall? Destination? Boat?
    C'mon guys, help me spend my money :)
     
  2. PheasantHunter

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    If you want to catch wahoo, I would go for 8 days, as you will probably go to Alijos Rocks (it is a two day trip just to get there). I would go in the fall for the variety of fish. All trips are subject to going where the recent action has been (sometimes they go for big fish if they are available other times a variety of smaller fish are all they can find). My perspective is that all the San Diego boats that go for 8 days are great boats and you can't go wrong with any of them. Pick a trip, make a deposit and don't look back.
     
  3. wils

    wils lazy-ass well known "member"

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    any boat over 100'
     
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  4. Lake

    Lake I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I agree that fall is when you'd likely want to be out if you're hoping for wahoo and dorado. I'd suggest you look at the 8 day trips the Red Rooster III offers in that time frame. Great skipper. I love the boat. They tend to be a bit less expensive than a lot of the others.
     
  5. screamingreel

    screamingreel Long Range Fanatic

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    David, congrats on planning for a longer trip. In response to your questions:

    length - more days is better
    when - fall usually has more variety
    where - ever the fish are...Guadalupe is a bonus*

    boat - any of the 12 boats

    *Currently only some of the boats have permits to fish Guadalupe; Royal star, American Angler, Shogun, Vagabond, and Royal Polaris.

    Whatever you decide, have fun and enjoy your trip!

    - Jeff Burroughs
     
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  6. atun53

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    Spirit, Vagabond, and Rooster have permits as well. Should be an interesting time this fall at the Lupe.
     
  7. matrixx611

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    AA has lupe permits now??
     
  8. stephen campbell

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    I'm new here, have read most every word posted on BD hahahaha learned a lot but on a fall 8 day found out what I hadn't learned, and was taught a lot more. We caught literally all the species Ya hear about here. So, what happened? I am booked on a 8 day in July and my wife and I are booked on a 10 day in Dec.
     
  9. JohnnieB

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    I believe the Spirit of adventure also has a permit
     
  10. StillinScrubs

    StillinScrubs Wahoo love me

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    Longer is better. The boat is less important than the number of days. September and October would be best for your desired species, in a normal year.
     
  11. SouthBayKiller

    SouthBayKiller I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Aim for fall:

    Minimum 7 days for wahoo. 8 days better. These trips will likely target the ridge and rocks. Fishing offshore on the way down and back.

    6 days will get you down to cedros for yellowtail, tuna and dodos on the way down and back.

    Obviously if there is bluefin west like the past few years you may do that and miss out on stuff down south and spend them locally chasing tuna.
     
  12. big dog62

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    Late spring, early summer are the "best bang for your buck" trips. Usually, have good action on schoolie size tuna and yellowtail. I know the Independence (great boat) has openings for 8 day trips for this time frame.
     
  13. bajapaddyhopper

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    I have 2 spots open on my 6 day charter on the Independence July 17-23. Possible destinations are offshore Baja, Cedros Island, the Ridge, Alijos Rocks, etc.You are welcome to come join our fun and friendly group that's been going 14 years.

    Let me know.

    Sherman
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  14. fujirose

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    I would recommend going on a sponsored trip or "closed charter". If you want variety, the charter master has a greater voice on a sponsored or closed trip than on a totally open trip. The charter master can bend the ear of the captain better if there are choices of destination or species of fish.

    And remember, you are on a fishing vacation. Sit back, learn, eat, and enjoy.
     
  15. big dog62

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    David, don't think you'd go wrong with this trip. Only down side... Once you ride the Indy, lt'll ruin go'n back to those overnight boats!
     
  16. LEGENDS

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    Can anyone confirm that the AA has permits to Guadalupe?
     
  17. JohnnieB

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    call them
     
  18. lukester

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    Yes they have permits per Lori
     

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