A Bunch Waholes jump on the Basshole, in search of Wahoo. 10-22-15

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  1. Blackfish

    Blackfish Fishing, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.

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    I don't think the fat lady has sung, but the fish are just really spread out. Fish are still being caught on the 150, off the domes, the 9's, Catalina, and other areas, so you really have to cover some water to find them, and a little luck doesn't hurt either.

    I took four buddies out on the Basshole, to try and get that California Wahoo blood on the boat. I was worried, after last weeks wide open fishing, that i wasn't able to get out on, and seeing the numbers drop off...I new i had my work cut out for me.

    Had three plans put together...took plan C.

    Left Huntington Harbor around 8:30 pm, got three scoops of large dines from Nacho, which didn't do real well, and headed to the back side of Cat.

    Dropped the hook in about 120 feet of water, where we messed around with some mud marlin, and lost a couple fish, one almost spooled me before it broke off...hit the sac around 3:30 am, and got up fished the gray for no love on YT or WSB.

    Headed out around 7 pm, and put our trollers.

    Youzuri Bonita's in tight on the corners, Orang and black, and Dorado. large Purple and black lead head down the middle way back, a large red/orange skirted jet head on the port rigger, 3rd wake back, and mean joe green marlin jig on the starboard rigger between the 3rd and 4th wake. Speed was 8.5 to 9.0 MPH

    We drug everything inclose from 40 feet, the third wake, the fourth wake, the fifth wake, to way back 100-150 feet, using Yozuri Bonita's, wahoo bombs, marlin jigs, big jets heads.

    What got bit was a big lead head with a long black ad purple skirt, down the middle about 100 feet at 8.5 mph. See pic beow, and look at the hook!!! HOLY shit....
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    This is where the luck came in...look at that hook. It was barely even in the flesh of the lip, and we still managed to land it. I pulled the hook by hand. It almost gave no resistance. I'm still shaking my head on how that fish didn't come undone. And of course, he hit the one rod with the least amount of line...took us down to the last 20 yards. More luck, that we didn't get spooled. LOL

    All in all, we hit all the high spots that have been kicking out fish, other then the 9's, and the San Diego offshore areas....long day for one fish, but we had a blast, and we were stoked non the less. Team effort, so we all shared in the glory.

    Water temp when we got bit, just went from 72.8 to 73.5.

    East end of the Slide, got bit at 10:50 am.

    Water never got cooler the 71.8 and as warm as 74.7.

    The sky was blue, the water was blue, and the beer was cold.

    Good luck.


    40 lbs

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    Got home just after Sunset.

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  2. MikeyLikesIt

    MikeyLikesIt did you say F I S H I N G ???

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    Congrats! amazing that did not come unbuttoned.....

    BEST photo of the year.....wow, is that thing lit up or what? :D
     
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  3. Erawk

    Erawk Get bent!

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    I think you were both lucky and good! You obviously kept the pressure on it. Thanks for the report.
     
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  4. @-EZ

    @-EZ Fail, try again.

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    Miracles are possible....

    Congrats.
     
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  5. karlow

    karlow Twins 2017

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    Hey I want one too!
    Nice job!
     
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  6. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Luck beats skill and when you have both, game on! Congrats.
     
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  7. Tunahead

    Tunahead Long Time Tuna Abused Member

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    NICE HOO Bruce...solid work guys LOL
     
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  8. Cheech

    Cheech Member

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    It looks like the hook would just about fall out on deck. Some days we are blessed with 'just enough' to get the job done. A long day turning the prop, and a just reward. Nicely done! Awesome pics too. We were in the same zone (EE/Slide/277) area for zip a few weeks ago.
     
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  9. stealth hunter

    stealth hunter Member

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    I think you meant 7 am?
     
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  10. flyliner

    flyliner @thereelflyliner

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    Awesome.
     
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  11. lougio

    lougio Capt Lou

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    Great job, nice pics!
     
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  12. BretFarewell

    BretFarewell Newbie

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    The east end of Cat seems to be the place to go! That's where we caught ours, only 1 1/2 miles out and we know quite a few other people who have been lucky in that general area.
     
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  13. Paddyman1

    Paddyman1 I love pangas

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    Like a kid who found the lost candy store!!! Congrats Mike!
     
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  14. 26grumpy

    26grumpy who hooked who

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    Nice one dude!!!
     
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  15. Paul Ward

    Paul Ward I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Best photos when they are freeesh!
     
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  16. Paul Ward

    Paul Ward I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    hook looks bent.
     
  17. Triggerfish

    Triggerfish Member

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    Sweet! Congrats to you all -- especially the Mayor. We rigged that lure together over 25 years ago. Amazing that it still works!
     
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  18. jdmanowar

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    That's a g-damn beautiful fish right there! Congrats on sticking to it and getting it done:appl::cheers:
     
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  19. downtime

    downtime I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Awesome! That looks like he was gonna take a chunk out of your ankles in the picture he is lit up and bent.
     
  20. delta 43

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    Make sure your bilge pump switches are on! Water on the outside is good.:-)
     
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