And the beat goes on....WOW.

Discussion in 'Southern California Offshore Fishing Reports' started by Fishingguy, Nov 14, 2016.

  1. Fishingguy

    Fishingguy I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Billy
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    To no surprise, the bluefin bite has been going off at Tanner bank. I finally decided to give it one more hoorah (*i think). Called up Vu (Svue) and made a last minute decision. Locating IMG_2570.JPG IMG_2613.JPG IMG_2626.JPG IMG_2649.JPG IMG_2576.JPG IMG_2593.JPG IMG_2588.JPG IMG_2563.JPG IMG_2640.JPG IMG_2653.JPG IMG_2570.JPG IMG_2613.JPG IMG_2626.JPG IMG_2649.JPG IMG_2576.JPG IMG_2593.JPG IMG_2588.JPG IMG_2563.JPG IMG_2640.JPG IMG_2653.JPG IMG_2598.JPG IMG_2673.JPG squid was really tough as we just got voicemails from bait barges. Nacho wanted no part in helping us at the barge at 9pm. Guess it was past his bed time. He was super pissed we even asked if he had squid. Luckily we got some from the Ultra over at Catalina.

    Smooth seas all the way to tanner. I got my first hook up at 7 am. 1 ounce glowing slider on 60lb line. And from there we just kept on picking a way. We were just a few shy for limits for the 5 of us. We had plenty by noon and decided to head in early. Took a quick look at cortez for no tuna but some nice goats and whitefish. What an amazing year for me. Bluefin fishing from end of March till now.

    Some interesting things I observed….

    1.we were chunking and chumming squid, not sure if that would work or not since fish were breezing, but after cleaning the fish, most all had our chum.

    2. Drag. Ive never scaled my drags before because i felt that i didnt need to for most fish. With fishing 60, i set drag to 20lbs on a scale. By hand, i would have never set my drag that tight. With that set, i was able to land the fish in only about 20-25 minutes compared to the long 40 plus minute battles. I even pushed past the "strike" and was surprised how the gear would hold up. Needless to say, I'm not so shy about fishing heavy drag now.

    3. go with the flow. All hook ups were on the drift. Saw lots of boats just zig zagging around out there. just shut down and drift…

    Well….i think thats the last tuna trip for me..but who knows with the year we've had. IMG_2677.JPG IMG_2672.JPG IMG_2681.JPG IMG_2688.JPG IMG_2689.JPG
     
  2. jeremyv75

    jeremyv75 Member

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    Damn Billy!! Back at it again with those BFT'S!

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  3. Blackfish

    Blackfish Fishing, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.

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    Never mind the bluefin. Those goats are beasts.

    Ha


    Congrats on another epic trip.
     
  4. SDFishingRob

    SDFishingRob Well Known "Member"

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    WOW! Nice score! And those goats.... Sick report!
     
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  5. ?? fisherman

    ?? fisherman super Captain

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    Solid as usual!!!

    Who's the dude in the white slickers........ is that longtime Bder Bogi??

    Congrats on the tuna ass kickin'!

    The unknown fisherman:p:
     
  6. Pgnracr

    Pgnracr Member

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    Great report as always!! It has been so sick on these fish. We have been by you a few times in past!! I own the boat "Line Up" We fished Friday. We had Dan with us who had no fish in freezer. We let him keep two. Then we all split a 95# that was plenty for the three of us others to eat fresh a few days. Even give a little away. We released 4 "ON PURPOSE!!!" Several not!! Lol. I want to echo this from your report!!! Us a scale to set the right drag you can rarely guess correct. And with sharks you need to get at these fish. And must on a sport boat get in before crossing. One wierd note: are biggest fish a 118# had a circle hook in other jaw and fight lines down that side!! Additionally had a treble hook in back???? Trip!!
     
  7. yo-mama

    yo-mama Member

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  8. TheGunslinger

    TheGunslinger gary

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    Great! Happy for you Billy and your crew. 2016 a year we won't forget.
     
  9. hotrail20

    hotrail20 Intrepid 200 LB Club

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    Billy you guys are Fish Killing Machines
     
  10. surfgoose

    surfgoose active geezer

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    Excellent! I can't help but suggest that you invest in a vacuum sealer. Seeing all of those great fillets in zip-lock bags made me a little sad. But maybe you give it all away? I cooked up the last of my yellowfin tuna from October of 2014 last weekend, it had been misplaced in the chest freezer and overlooked in the rotation, but it was absolutely perfect and delicious. Vacuum sealing is the way to go!
     
  11. Randy V

    Randy V Slamma Jamma

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    What's the story on the sheephead?

    ^^ and this.
     
  12. Second Row

    Second Row You Should Have Been Here Yesterday

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    2 0 1 6 . . . , not over! Way to whack it bud
     
  13. Reel hip

    Reel hip Meet my "Well known Member"

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    After pulling on the big ones you do have a tendency to say that's it for the year. That's what I say every time!

    Side note I'm going Sunday. haha (Weather permitting)
     
  14. blouie

    blouie Newbie

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    Curious... What is that black plug apparatus that's stuck in the top of one of the heads in pictures?
     
  15. fish impaler

    fish impaler Newbie

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    nice fish!
     
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  16. finishright

    finishright Well-Known "Member"

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    congrats there Bluefin billy
     
  17. Azarkon

    Azarkon I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Not an issue here, since you can only fish 20 at the banks, and I don't think they've ever published their 20 way marks for the banks. I had the same issue a while ago but found out that the laws were written such that as long as you're off shore, you can basically just use the depth limit rule.
     
  18. captainsdc

    captainsdc Well-Known "Member"

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    Yep, I too just ate a bag of yft that said 2014 from way down in the bottom of my chest. My vacuum sealer is a lifesaver.


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  19. widgeon

    widgeon Ex-Hunter and gatherer

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    Great report and excellent feedback on your observations.
    Thanks
     
  20. fish impaler

    fish impaler Newbie

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    My bad. Yeah there are no depth pts for 20 and shallower.
     

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