BFT and Yellowtail - Father's day

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  1. Superfecta

    Superfecta Superfecta

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    I have been chasing bluefin for the past couple years with very little success. This year we have done 2 trips so far with no results. Short Story: One 35lb bluefin, 8 yellowtail.

    My son is away at camp so went with my father, my nephew, nephew's friend, and Mike Maddox who is awesome to fish with. Even though we have read that the bite has been turning on in the afternoon, we decided to leave shelter island at 4:30 am. Headed to the 425 and started trolling. Found one school deep on the meter, but lost them. Headed to the Hidden Bank. On the way around 10am we got a strike on a purple/black feather. Turned out to be a yellowtail, a little surprised it was a yellowtail as I havent caught that many on feathers. Got to hidden bank and was pretty dead. Around 2:30 we start to see birds and some small foamers. Tried to get there, but they would sink out. Around 4, we started to troll north. In between the Hidden and 425 we saw lots of bird activity and foamers, and finally got to one in time, threw the popper, and hooked up. My nephew fought it for about 20 minutes and 35lb bluefin hit the deck. He ate a piece of the heart.

    Then pulled the trollers and started to head towards the point. See a massive paddy about 40 miles from the point. We fished about 15 paddies before this, but they were all dry. Did a drift, and nothing. Then we see a little boil on some chum. And it turned pretty quickly to a really fun, multiple drift 10-15lb yellowtail bite. We ended up with about 8 and had enough.

    Really got back to the slip around 8pm. Tired, but well worth it to finally to get a BFT. And thanks to Mike for a massive assist.

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  2. Jaysons999

    Jaysons999 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Kids are stoked that’s what really matters. Good going.
     
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    dctalk523 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Right on, a great trip!
     
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    Awesome! Smiles all around.
     
  6. Ryan_J

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    Great stuff! What was the spinning set up you got on the popper?
     
  7. Red Drum

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    Great report and pics...congrats!
     
  8. Superfecta

    Superfecta Superfecta

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    It was a sargossa 8000 and a talus rod. 65lb braid with 40lb top shot. Did well.

    Thanks for all of the nodd
     
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    Way to go !
     
  10. Mean Gene

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    Outstanding!
     
  11. Tunahead

    Tunahead Long Time Tuna Abused Member

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    NICE LOAD with the boys Matt! Now THAT'S a Father's Day to Remember! LOL
     
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    Thanks Dave, always like hearing about your adventures...
     
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    Mike is the Man..Last time he was with you you guys got lucky also.
     
  15. docupat

    docupat Just one of the crew!

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    Excellent! Kids had to be stoked.

    Great to see Mike Maddox on deck - that kid fishes hard, stays positive, and will put in the long hours to get you into the bite. Love fishing with Mike.
     

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