8/20 Mid-week Catalina report-YT

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by PacificPredator, Aug 20, 2014.

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Best braid to fluoro knot?

  1. Uni to uni

    36.6%
  2. Tony Pena

    19.5%
  3. Other (specify)

    43.9%
  1. PacificPredator

    PacificPredator Captain

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    Brad
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    Left LB around 05:30 with sardines from Nacho; my two sons, and two brothers-in-law...skipping work and celebrating my BD (was yesterday but couldn't get out until today).
    Was worried about the NOAA weather and heavy lightning in the east...but we determined the storm was heading NE away from us and the crossing was one of the smoothest ever…no wind, no swell.

    Front side, middle. (props to my friend G Lev for the good intel!) 70 deg blue water. Hooked 4 YT within the first 45 minutes. Landed 3. Then it slowed and we ran out of good bait. Dines were uncured I think, and most of them rolled…and the ones that were still alive were weak swimmers. We had mini macs but nothing would touch them.

    Lots of Calico / Bones. No cuda.

    On the way home I found a nice big paddy with 2 hungry YT on it (and a HUGE Mola Mola). 73.5 deg beautiful water. I threw a (weak/beat-up) mini-mac and they would circle around it but would not eat it. Then I threw a Wild Eye sardine swimbait and got him to take it….fought him for 5 seconds…and my f-ing knot broke at the leader to braid connection. I’ve been having bad luck with knots lately…uni to uni knots have been breaking on me for some reason...

    The ride home was the smoothest ever…so calm. No wind. 25kt cruise. Great day, love mid-week fishing, like we had the whole ocean to ourselves!

    Brother in Law with a schoolie YT
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    Other bro with small one 20140820_074739.jpg
    Austin with a good calico (released)
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    Cam with another calico (released)
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    Glassy goodness on the ride home
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  2. neversink2

    neversink2 Here fishy fishy fishy...

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    Good job! You could always cruise down to Avalon and get some squirts from the squid boat if you're bait rolls to keep fishing. Thanks for the report!
     
  3. Katmandu

    Katmandu Semper Fi 0311

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    Congrats. Sounds like a nice trip. That water looks like a lake in comparison to Sunday when it was snotty. Sardines we got also rolled by the time we got to the island. Thanks for the report. Gotta make it out during the mid week.
     
  4. Frijolez

    Frijolez Member

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    John Collins knot has NEVER failed me I have caught everything from 100 pound bluefin to massive kelps, and that knot has never failed me! It's also the easiest knot I've ever tied.
     
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  5. stevefwolfe

    stevefwolfe Member

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    I had the same issue with the uni to uni. I tie the Tony Penya and it has never failed me. Nice haul on the yt. I leave in about 20 minutes with the daughter for her annual b day trip to cat. Nothing better than a trip with the kid!!!
     
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  6. slydawg

    slydawg Always wishin' I was fishin'

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    Nice! Modified Albright. Simple/effective.
     
  7. g791

    g791 Newbie

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    John Collins ^^ or Alberto is the way to go.
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  8. spize909

    spize909 Well-Known "Member"

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    Looks like the modified alright to me.............which is what I use.
     
  9. jeffdalton

    jeffdalton "Well Known" Member

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    I'm leaving tomorrow for the weekend....see you there!
     
  10. Century2200

    Century2200 Newbie

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    Hey Brad,
    Thanks for recognition! Glad you got some. Always happy to share what little I know about the ocean with a good friend! We've been on that spot for 2 weekends in a row. Not sure why there are so many fish in that kelp but they don't seem to move very far. Let's get the Pacific Predator and the Black Pearl out there together in the next few weeks!
     
  11. finsane

    finsane I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I was told this knot is called the RP Knot, regardless what it's called. I used it with 5 turns up and 5 turns down. I caught an 80lb bluefin, that took that knot off my reel more times than I can count.
    Fish died, knot held up.
     
  12. godo

    godo Member

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  13. bassmeister

    bassmeister Member

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    I've been having pretty good luck with the Seagur knot. Other than that one I was using either a triple Surgeons knot or modified Albright.
    Great job getting the kid on the fish.
     

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