AA 3-Day Report - 6/21/-6/24

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  1. Baller

    Baller Jig Chucker

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    Hi Guys,

    Got off the Angler on my annual 3 day trip. Wow, what a fun time as always..!! An amazing crew all the way around. Always limits of FUN on that boat.
    Ray drove the bus with Brad, Justin, Rocco and Austin on deck while Josh and Action kept us fed well in the galley.

    SHORT REPORT:

    Not much to choose from so we got the early jump and fished the Coronados along with 5 other long range boats from Thursday afternoon until Friday after lunch. Then blasted offshore to chase the Bluefin.
    The fishing at the 'Nados has been good the last few weeks. Most of the fish came on sonar marks where you spin the boat on 'em and let the live bait and jigs go. Very similar in style to Colonet fishing. I will say the bait soakers had the easiest time. It was almost guaranteed on the bait.
    The jigs (Which I fished almost exclusively) were a little tougher to get bites. Pro Tip: the fish right now at the islands show a real preference for smaller jigs.. JRI 1, Tady C, Caivo 2.2. Got a couple on full size jigs but WAY more once I switched over to the smaller jigs. On the initial spinning of the boat you can get them on the surface as they respond to the chum and rush the surface. Otherwise, let them sink out to a count of 10 or 15 and then retrieve. 6x Jr sizes for yoyo fishing worked as well.
    If one likes to fish bait, all you need is a 25# setup and some 2/0 hooks and you are golden.
    Once offshore we chased the Bluefin for one fish. Highlight of that was getting 2 fish to roll on my surface iron about 30 ft from the boat. Ray and Rocco were on the upper deck and saw the show. Foamer after foamer for nothing as is typical of that dumb fish. Even a lazy roll on the double trouble rig but no takers.
    No pics as the grade isn't really photo worthy (Although any jig fish is a good one..!!). Just wanted to post something in hopes it helps anyone going out soon. Tight lines and good luck out there.
     
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  2. tunacraze

    tunacraze Well-Known "Member"

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    Nice report Bill! I leave Friday for a 5 day. Hoping Lori gets the permit for Guadalupe to give us another option. Thanks for posting!
     
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    jeffkaiser Newbie

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    Thanks for the report. Gold info!
     
  4. RockHopperNCKA

    RockHopperNCKA Well-Known "Member"

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    Thanks for the report!
     
  5. mkfriedrich

    mkfriedrich Well-Known "Member"

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    Excellent report bill.
    P.S. I always check out Jim’s craftsmanship on your rods. You got some killer sticks!
     
  6. Baller

    Baller Jig Chucker

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    I know the guys were hoping to get that permit to go there on your 5 day. Were supposed to get the permit this week (Hoping). Fingers crossed for you man..!!!
     
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  7. Baller

    Baller Jig Chucker

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    Thanks brotha..!!!
     
  8. SouthBayKiller

    SouthBayKiller I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Nice report as per usual.

    What jig seemed to work best for bluefin? Same small jigs the yellows wanted?

    Really need something else to develop soon as this Bluefin fish watching is going to lead to some serious depression...
     
  9. Baller

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    Those Bluefin rolled on a JRI 3 in the purple anchovy color. I let the crew on the boat pick it out and they said purples had been the best at getting bit. So probably anything on the medium to smaller side in purple should get you in the game...
     
  10. ROSSOLY

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    approximately how far south did you go? a few weeks back, i was on a 2.5 dayer, ran about 200 miles south, really really tough fishing
     
  11. tunacraze

    tunacraze Well-Known "Member"

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    Thanks Bill! I really have no desire to fish these BFT with 100 other boats this weekend. I'd rather take my chances at the Island. Either way, I will have a great time and Ray will put us on some fish I am sure!
     
  12. Baller

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    We anchored for the night and fished around the 43 with a bazillion other boats, both Sportfishing and private. Whole fleet is there. No secret where the fish are, they just won't bite..
     
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    Nice report man sounds like a lot of fun on the jigs.
     
  14. Blue Frontier

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    Thanks for the tips and report.
     
  15. coastalwerks

    coastalwerks Well-Known "Member"

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    Thanks for the report and tip Bill!
     

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