Big Ass Bluefin on the Malahini

bajaspearo

I've posted enough I should edit this section
May 25, 2006
289
212
Corona
Name
Tanner Cortes
Boat
18' Stringari
I was on that trip with my 8 year old son. That fish weighed at the landing was #125.

The kid was on vacation from Boston. he showed up on deck with a spin rod and rent rod. He used a borrowed boat stick.

We ran into those monsters around 3pm. They did not drop down much when the skipper drifted into them. All hell broke loose when the bait was brailed. I hooked one on the flatfall and was almost spooled on the 1st run with Trinidad TN16 before getting bitten off.

Still managed to pull 3 fish out of it, biggest 40#. My son landed his 1st yellowfin, caught in the morning 30#, flatfall, in US waters, on a 3/4 day trip.

Boat crew and skipper, Mike, were top notch. Never gave up. Don't be afraid to fish this boat with 51 people. The crew held a long range type session and emphasized getting to know each other and work together. We had majority rent rodders out there and could have slayed way more monsters with the right group.

Go get em.
 

jer dog

Fishing is life
Jun 22, 2006
8,324
5,232
Garden Grove
Name
Gerry
Boat
One that floats
I was on that trip with my 8 year old son. That fish weighed at the landing was #125.

The kid was on vacation from Boston. he showed up on deck with a spin rod and rent rod. He used a borrowed boat stick.

We ran into those monsters around 3pm. They did not drop down much when the skipper drifted into them. All hell broke loose when the bait was brailed. I hooked one on the flatfall and was almost spooled on the 1st run with Trinidad TN16 before getting bitten off.

Still managed to pull 3 fish out of it, biggest 40#. My son landed his 1st yellowfin, caught in the morning 30#, flatfall, in US waters, on a 3/4 day trip.

Boat crew and skipper, Mike, were top notch. Never gave up. Don't be afraid to fish this boat with 51 people. The crew held a long range type session and emphasized getting to know each other and work together. We had majority rent rodders out there and could have slayed way more monsters with the right group.

Go get em.
nice report, that is the biggest thing getting every buddy on the same page
 

drseiler

Super-Model
Mar 19, 2006
3,563
68
47
Camp North-Star
Name
Hal Danish or Harry Tators
Boat
19' Mako
Crime in Italy that's a nice feeesh. Congrats to this kid.
 

The Dr.

I've posted enough I should edit this section
May 5, 2015
204
225
39
Name
Kenji
Boat
Ranger 521VX
wow thats a PIG! That kids got grit!!
 

Shark Meat

Diehard/Determined CAPT
Apr 5, 2006
2,041
496
San Diego, CA
Name
Mike
Boat
Glacier Bay 2670 Isle Runner - Shark Meat II
Wicked Tuna in SoCal. Just Awesome!
 

Vermonster

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Feb 26, 2003
14,179
470
48
Escondido
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Name
Sean
Boat
I'm a Ho'.....
Dude, If someone tied up the boat with a fish like that when I was on it, I wouldn't care at all. It'd be fun watching him battle that thing.....
 

palella09

Well-Known "Member"
Jul 2, 2015
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83
28
Name
Tony
Boat
12' Scrambler XT
Gnarly catch.. any guesses on the weight?
 

rg380

Member
Jul 9, 2015
27
73
San Diego
Name
ram
Boat
chasintail (friends boat)
owwwww, my back, my hernia.....just looking at this picture makes my parts hurt. Nice catch.
 

Tunahead

Long Time Tuna Abused Member
Aug 11, 2006
8,010
2,041
Costa Mesa
Name
Ron
Boat
several
PS THIS WAS IN JULY. 2015...Malahini hasn't been out since Nov.13th LOL LOL
 
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Airbike

Well-Known "Member"
Jul 23, 2015
70
108
SoCal
Name
Dan
Boat
NA
Yeah so it was last year. But just look at the rod and reel he caught it with!!!! That deserves applause. It's not like the Tanner bank guys using 80-100 lb leader on spectra.
Way to go!.
Hope you caught some this year too.