April Three, Still Free

blufin10

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Dec 8, 2005
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Jay invited me to join him on a friends 20' Whaler on Saturday. We were going to head to Penguin for Ono, until I heard the reports of Ahi out west, and saw the temp break setup between CO and the Pinnacle. Predicted bite was between 1000-1200hrs, so we took our time getting to the launch. Me and Jay supplied all of the bait, ice, and gear.

We rigged up some makeshift outriggers, and ballyhoo dinks and islander pin rigs on 150lb mason line, dropped the boat in at 0645hrs, and ran 14nm @ 300deg.

Arrived on scene set a 5 bait spread ballyhoo and worked a group of small kine Aku and Short-finned Pilot whales before heading up to CO.

Found more Aku outside CO, worked 500 west for 4 miles, 1000 fa back, then turned S towards pinnacle. Caught/released a Kaku on longrigger.

At around 1100, as we approached Pinnacle found a small kine bird pile and bang the planer rod went off, less than 1 minute later, I saw a silver flash and the long center went off. After 15 minutes and a little musical rods we landed 2 nice 60-70lb class Shibis.

We worked the area for another 90 minutes with no more love, then headed in towards 500fa, which we trolled north, then back to the dock by 330pm.

All in all a great day on the water.
 

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patfishhi

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John, Jay and Jay's buddy... Way to make it work, riggers and baits. Good goin' on the very nice shibis.

Cheers
Pat
 
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