Offshore 8/7 - YFT Limits - Corner Area

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Ali

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Fished with Jason, Weasel and Tom on the Jihad out west. We fished smack dab between the 226 and the "Corner".

Got a GREAT load of 6" Sardines that were fresh outta the bait boat but they held up ALL day and we crammed 4 scoops into our 100 gallon tank. It was bait bliss.

Same story as weeks past. Saw a couple birds picking in the gyros. Changed course to check them out. Get close and a little tiny foamer erupts and sinks out. I tell Jason to throw some chum while we are trolling and he already has it going. Blow ups in the wake and it went dumb again. We dumped a TON of chum and they stuck like glue.

We landed 12 on that stop before it petered out. Of course we called in Saluki on the mega yacht "No Zilla" and just as he showed up it shut down. Handed Brandon some dines and went looking again.

We started below the fleet and moved up and outside of them. The Excel was in there fishing and there was more than a dozen boats in his chumline and maybe another dozen within 200 yards of him. If you guys see a sporty in the area GIVE HIM SOME ROOM. Floating in his chum line isn't going to help anyone catch fish. Stay at least 100 yards away and to one side or the other of the big boats.

Anyway, we moved a couple/three miles and found another little bird spot in the glasses. As we are about a quarter mile away Tom say look left! There were little yft lazily jumping and feeding on the surface. Really slow mo and lazy. Same drill, Jason poured out several scoops of bait and they came charging. Insta-quad hook up on bait fish. We quickly limited out and called in some buddies. We must have released another dozen fish after that. Just awesome bait fishing.

One good thing was these fish were larger than weeks past. We had about a 16-18# average and many over 20. A couple pushing 30# and one right at 40# (on the lightest rod and leader of course).

A few tips:

1. Trolling sucks - we have been running from spot to spot looking for life, shearwaters and terns. Once you find the life slow down and start looking/glassing hard. When you see terns flashing/diving head towards it. If you see the boils or fish, go 150 feet ahead of it and stop. Throw a couple good nets of bait and then steady ones and twos of popeyes. This will bring them to the boat.

2. Bait - Get as much as you can hold. This turns those 1-2 fish stops into 10-20 fish. Dump a lot of bait at first and then hold them around with a steady chum line.

3. Don't be a dick - If guys are hooked up or fishing a kelp, give them some room. If you want to share a kelp or bite get on 72 and ask for permission.

Another EPIC day of close to home fishing. Back at it in the AM.

Viva El Nino!

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downtime

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Absolutely SICK!!! Way to crush em!!! Thanks for the great pointers.
 
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sdfishkiller

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Will you sponsor me for a pair of gyros?
 
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sushimaster

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Ep-sic !!! Slayed it. Talkin crime scene!! Sounds like you guys know etiquette and exactly what to do out there !! Awesome!! Message me if you need someone to help pay for bait and fuel!!! Outstanding. That's how it is done folks
 
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bajaandy

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You guys killed it! We stopped a few miles inside of you and didn't get the same volume. Nicely done.
 
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Fishbones

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Great report Ali
 
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Tunahead

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Great report Ali, and way to slay em with Jason and motley crew...LOL LOL
Nice load of fish...way to go!
 
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Slater

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Nice! Water conditions look awesome in Lake Pacific, hope it holds just a bit longer....:D
 
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MikeyLikesIt

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I'm taking all bass gear tomorrow. LOL


go ahead and school me, you fukin tuna........ :D
 
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c-goat

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Good tips!
This year is going to be a record breaker for sure.Im not coming home tomorrow without limits...again.
 
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