7/7 Nice one on the popper

muletrain

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Sep 9, 2006
481
332
san clemente
Name
mark
Boat
Carolina skiff for the bay / Hobie Mirage
Fish of a lifetime. Getting it on a popper truly amazing

Thanks for sharing
 

coach2686

Newbie
Nov 30, 2006
17
8
illinois
Name
Bob
Boat
25ft Trojan
Left Dana Point around 4:30am and planned on working the ridge from 43 to SCI. Never made it to the 43 before we started finding fish. Bluefin were being finicky and the first couple schools didn’t eat anything we threw at them to include poppers, colt snipers, flat falls, and irons. Finally found a foamer of big ones that wanted to eat the popper. After a few blowups I finally got one to stick. Roughly 2.5+ hours later on a Penn Fathom 25 NLD2 I got him to the boat. Came up foul hooked in the side which made it hard to get him to come up from the death spirals, thought he was hooked in the mouth first but who knows. Not really sure how much it weighs but a PB for me.

While cleaning up that fish we had schools of yellowfin around the boat that were skittish but managed 1/2 on popper and coltsnipers. Had enough meat and made the run back around noon.

All in all the bluefin were picky and only a couple schools wanted to bite, yellowfin were boat shy but if you can get a popper in range they’ll probably eat it. Got too distracted to really look at the water temp but the water was off colorView attachment 1044833 View attachment 1044836View attachment 1044837 View attachment 1044835
absolutely sold on the Penn fathom 2 speeds, smooth drags
 
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the SLIDER

https://multimediabylj.com
Jun 11, 2015
1,765
3,753
Dana Point
Name
L J
Boat
arima - the SLIDER
You need to contact Penn; let them know how your abusing their equipment.

Be fair and share this picture of you getting your ass handed to you :Beat_Them
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Talk about getting the job done, appears that the reel delivered with the help of some great angling.

Well done, she's a beast.
 
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oniedab

Fishing is there anything else?
Jul 17, 2009
207
207
visalia/ca/Tulare
Name
mike hagans
Boat
28ft Grady White Sailfish
Congrats on the fisherman, but more congrats on the hook not pulling! Better to be lucky than good! Nice fish.
 

TrixKelly

Rancho relaxo Tuna killa
Jul 31, 2007
211
79
Vista, CA
Name
CK
Boat
Royal Polaris, Ocean Odyssey, Yours with an invite
Lifetime trophy right there!
On a fathom25 to boot! Nice catch, and congratulations on the cow
 

dstinger

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Feb 18, 2009
423
55
73
San Diego, Ca and Sequim, WA. USA.
Name
Glenn with gas money for albie trips off La Push
Boat
Kayaks, sailboards, rowboats and driftboats
You need to contact Penn; let them know how your abusing their equipment.

Be fair and share this picture of you getting your ass handed to you :Beat_Them
View attachment 1045312

Talk about getting the job done, appears that the reel delivered with the help of some great angling.

Well done, she's a beast.
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