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Discussion in 'Fishing Chit Chat' started by Rod Hog, Jun 6, 2014.

  1. Rod Hog

    Rod Hog Newbie

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    Interesting how the fishing dies at the same time the landings
    ran out of Sardine. Sure there are pin head chovies around but
    this lack of sardine, due to all the wrapping going on to feed the
    Bluefin in the pens, we might have tough fishing???

    Just wondering.
     
  2. Paul Ward

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

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    somthins up . Flash in the pan tuna bite two weeks ago and not much since??????
     
  3. bparker1225

    bparker1225 Ocean Addiction

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    Shades of John Steinbeck's Cannery Row. Unfortunately Doc Ricketts is no longer around to ask but here is a reference to an interesting article on Sardine and anchovies cycles from Nature:
     
  4. john e.

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    its going to be interesting relearning how to fish the anchovies, but you use whats in the tank and be glad its there
     
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  5. Hustler

    Hustler He's On Again!?!

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    That's what I thought too, but on a 2 1/2 day trip last week, the yellowfin didn't want anything to do with the chovie (maybe less than 10 fish out of the 130+ caught on the trip).
    I'm sure the bluefin will eat 'em, but doubting the yellowfin...
     
  6. Tunahead

    Tunahead Long Time Tuna Abused Member

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    Well if it's all chovies the rest of the summer, HAVE a backup plan guys!
    Get some Ahi's, Megabaits, Tady TLC's ! The tuna/yt hammer those.
    Have a Tady 9 in Blue and Chrome to go deep for big bluefin too. Single tuna hook.
    Don't let bait be the excuse for a bum trip without trying the darts! LOL
     
  7. jiggyn

    jiggyn Do you even fish?

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    fish can get picky may want to bite one thing one day and something the next. adapt change learn
     
  8. dragonem

    dragonem dragonem

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    Adapt, Persevere!!! That's Fishing. Overcome!!! Now that is Catching!!!!!
     
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  9. Can't Parker

    Can't Parker Me

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    now that's helpful, thanks
     
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  10. spize909

    spize909 Well-Known "Member"

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    They will all eat the anchovies. Y'all need to start outfitting yourselves to fish them. I learned to tuna fish with a Penn 500 and anchovies. With the gear we have now it will be easy!
    I think once the yellowfin are here a while and get on the paddies instead of straight porpoise fish they will eat the bait (whatever it is) fine.
    Maybe some enterprising bait operation in SD should try to make squid...............
     
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  11. afraser

    afraser I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    The BFT are there. The blue horizon came back with 15 at 30lb average, but lost 20+. That was with 10 anglers. And they only fishing for BFT one day. I think 30-35# fluoro and small hooks will do the trick. Looooong soak for BFT though.
     
  12. pcantonius

    pcantonius Patrick

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    Interesting, seems that when we have chovies people whine about not having sardines, and when we have sardines people blame the poor fishing on the lack of chovies....
     
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  13. Parker662120

    Parker662120 Newbie

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    Ima float a fresh dead squid back on a balloon. Same thing we did last year when the dines would roll over before the nados. Seemed to work for us.
     
  14. pmurphy

    pmurphy Member

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    Spize 909 is correct. We had ONLY anchovies in the '70s, when I learned to fish. Smaller hooks, lighter line, Jigmasters and albacore. Ships were of wood, and men were of steel....
     
  15. Tunahead

    Tunahead Long Time Tuna Abused Member

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    They're back, PQ has 12 BF this AM, couple 40's, 1 70 in snotty wind/swell.
    PV 1st day of 3 had some to 100lbs too. They're there! News at 11.
    Condor is way down on a 2.5 stay tuned. At least we know they're still here. LOL
     
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  16. lunas6

    lunas6 Newbie

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    Weather was nasty out there. Got off the condor on Wednesday from a 1 1/2. Hard to throw an anchovy facing the wind blowing @ 25. The megabait worked good. Nothing is up just the weather.
     
  17. mullet

    mullet Metal Fabricator

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    They will eat the chovies just fine.Time to start making sure you've got a pack of splitshots in your gear.
    Time to go old school.

    Mike
     

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