Offshore 9/27/20 Fortune 1.5 Day Trip

PENN

lougio

Capt Lou
Jul 19, 2014
2,223
2,802
57
La Mesa, CA
Name
Lou
Boat
'03 Parker 2520 Louie-Lui II
Just got back this morning from a 1.5 day on the Fortune with a couple hockey buddies. Left Saturday night, baited up and headed out. The Capt said we could either go to SCI and try our luck with the closures to fish BFT or head south for the Dorado and YFT bite. We headed south. Conditions were very good. Very little wind and a 4ft rolling swell.
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First stop was a small Dorado jig strike but the stop didn't produce. Ranger 85 called us in on a paddy and it turned out to be a wide open Dorado bite. Dorado's were being bounced everywhere.. crazy! There were some noobs on the trip but tangles weren't too bad.
We headed out looking for Yellowfin and found some on the next paddy but the Dorado soon took over. At that point we were only keeping large Dorado and was catch and release trying to limit out on YFT. That proved difficult because the Dorado bit any and everything you put in the water. Caught them on 20#, 40#, 60# and even 80# sinker rig. Yellowfin were small footballs. Limited out by noon.
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Insane bite and we fished 100mi south. I had a nice sized Dorado in the jackpot but lost out to a fat football YFT. Good boat and crew. Excellent fishing. Dorodo's had some nicer models and YFT were all small footballs. Maybe 15lb was the jackpot.
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c-nut

Fishing addict
Mar 2, 2003
536
272
Murrieta, CA
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Glenn
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TBA
Well done! Thanks for the report. I’ll take a decent dodo any day! Was there any thing that got the YFT before the dorados? Maybe a popper or colt sniper?
TY in advance
 
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lougio

Capt Lou
Jul 19, 2014
2,223
2,802
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La Mesa, CA
Name
Lou
Boat
'03 Parker 2520 Louie-Lui II
Well done! Thanks for the report. I’ll take a decent dodo any day! Was there any thing that got the YFT before the dorados? Maybe a popper or colt sniper?
TY in advance
If you got a sniper out about 20-30yds you had a better chance of hooking a Yellowfin. They didn't want poppers thrown on the dorado.. too dangerous on deck. My buddy did throw one without hooks and the dorado were nailing it.
 
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