9 27 12 Offshore Troll-a-thon

Bank Robber

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Apr 9, 2006
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Offshore 9 27 12 Sorry for the untimely report but we got home late and I had a lot of crap to do today :D

Crew was Martin, Simon, Bud and myself.

Left SI at around 1030pm and picked up some pretty decent dines. By morning we only had 2 dead soldiers in the tank. Sweet! Main concern #1 avoided. We putted down on about a 200 degrees heading at 6.5 mph though the night to save fuel. By the time the sun came up we were aboutt 55 miles south of PL. We put out the trollers somewhere west of the hidden and for the first couple hours we didn't see much. At some point we get a triple that turned into a double on nice albies.
Shortly after we get single dodo and then another double ablie strike.




Boxed the area but that was it for that zone. We keep heading SW the whole time finding paddies here and there with one orr 2 dodo on them.








Capture!

and another




We hear about some radio fish 6 miles away near the 378 on about the same heading we are allready on so we so we just trolled to the numbers. On the way getting another jig stop on some nice YFT and hitting a couple more paddies for another dodo.

YFT





At the radio paddy we find 2 boats hooked up on dodos and tuna and ask if we can slide in. They said come on in so we did a couple drifts for another YFT and BFT. The dorado had become skittish and would just crush the baits so we decieded to head back after the albies and leave these guys to their paddy.

YFT


BFT





We trolled quite a while for nothing when finally we get a jig stop east of the hidden for 1 nice sized albie and one more dumped on bait.




We boxed the area without any more biters. We would get 2 more jig strikes one came off. probably tuna and 1 small dodo that hit right before sunset near the 425.

We used about 100 gals of fuel and traveled 160 miles getting just over 66 miles from PL. We ended up karma releasing the last 25 baits that were still swimming when the sun went down.
Final tally 5 Albie, 6 dorado, 3 YFT, 1 BFT and 1 skipjack.

This is the kind weather we had to deal with all day......



It was really great fishing with you guys! Although Bud didn't fish much. He seeemed to prefer gaffing, gill and gutting and just stomping the shit out of the fish on deck LOL
 

Ulysses

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May 22, 2006
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Awesome. Thanks for the report.
 

Phat Boat

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Good job guys.
 

GETSUM

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Feb 22, 2007
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HELL YEAH DEAN. WAY TO KILL SOME TUNA. CONGRATS!
 

nefarious235

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Nice work guys
 

Simon Bon Bowery

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Feb 18, 2007
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Bud did seem to enjoy stomping the shit out of the fish.LOL



Thanks for the invite....
 

Bud B

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Thanks for allowing me to roll with you and yer posse. Hell of a fun trip with great guys!

I just stomped heads did'nt I. Did I get one in the wrong place?

I'll always picture Martin when I hear the prhase "He sleeps with the fishes"
 

jscrib

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Sexy!!!:hali_olutta:

Nice going Captain and crew!

j
 

Carl

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Glad you had a good trip guys! :appl:

I can picture Martin snuggling up to the kill bag...LOL
 

Bank Robber

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Apr 9, 2006
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Bud did seem to enjoy stomping the shit out of the fish.LOL



Thanks for the invite....
I enjoyed Bud enjoying stomping on those fish LOL

Anytime Simon, glad you could make it!

Thanks for allowing me to roll with you and yer posse. Hell of a fun trip with great guys!

I just stomped heads did'nt I. Did I get one in the wrong place?

I'll always picture Martin when I hear the prhase "He sleeps with the fishes"
LOL Thanks for coming Bud, great company.

Any of the albies come on bait?
We only had one jig stop on albies where a bait got picked but somebody farmed it :picknose:

Nice photos Dean. The only fish your missing is Yellowtail. What happened, did you not come across any?
Yeah Al we were waiting for one or two just to round out the offshore species list but even though we looked at 8 or 9 paddies we never saw a YT.
 

Simon Bon Bowery

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Feb 18, 2007
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I'll always picture Martin when I hear the prhase "He sleeps with the fishes"
Yep, I went down below and caught Martin spooning one of the kill bags...<label for="rb_iconid_10">
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26grumpy

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Sep 24, 2006
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Yep, I went down below and caught Martin spooning one of the kill bags...<label for="rb_iconid_10">
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BS without....on second thought....:rofl:

Way to get it done gents, freakin' awesome PB trip!!!