Bloody mess on the 267!!!! 8-23-15

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  1. jeffdalton

    jeffdalton "Well Known" Member

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    My buddy Bryan has been trying to get his pro bass fisherman nephew and his kid on a good tuna bite and this year and Sunday was the day!!!

    We launched out of Dana Point early and there was only one boat in line......picked a really good scoop of medium sized sardines and made our way out to the grounds. We stumbled across our first really nice paddy about 8 miles out and it was game on for some smaller grade dodos and some bigger ones mixed in. It was pretty much wide open to ourselves until some big cruiser comes in with about 10 guys and literally parked 20' off the paddy. I kept looking for a handicapped fisherman placard, but apparently he didn't have one. Well of course our bent rods brought more boats to the party and within 20 minutes there were no less than 10 boats fishing this same patty. Oh brother!! Enough of this party....let's go find our own!!!

    About 20 minutes later, with not a boat in sight, we find the tuna!!! Fish are jumping and crashing everywhere!!! We motor up and shut down.....nothing!! Unfortunately we had little chunk...not much in the way of rolled bait, which is good thing, but very little to chunk as well. The fish would go down and pop up again....we were playing leapfrog with these fish until finally we get em to go!!! We'd hang 2 or 3 and try as best we could to keep the school in with a chunk here and there. We would lose the school, but you could see them crashing in the distance. We get on them again and put another 3 or 4 in the box.

    This went on for a bit, until we decided to round up all the bait that wasn't swimming well and chunk those as well....we still had plenty of good bait left, but we finally had enough chunk to keep these fish with the boat. Relocated the school and proceed to hammer these fish until it was time to call it a day. We had at least 2 going for the next hour, with fish crashing within feet of the boat. Tuna exploding on every chunk that hit the water. My friends son had never been tuna fishing before and they were putting on a show for him today!!! So cool to see!!!

    We called in a couple of boats including a Parker that had a first timer on board and the kid hooked up immediately. I'm sure they were as stoked as we were.

    Left em biting and back at the dock by 2pm. Another great day on the water with good friends and solid fishing!!!

    Ryan's Tuna 8-24-15.jpg

    Jeff's YFT 8-23-15.jpg

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  2. @-EZ

    @-EZ Fail, try again.

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    Congrats. Thanks for the detailed report.
     
  3. teddya2

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    wow, nice day
     
  4. jdmanowar

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    BRAVO!!! Looks like you may be turning some freshies into salties!!!!!
     
  5. KID CREOLE

    KID CREOLE I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Yikes, nice pile up
     
  6. mshsu

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    Wow! Awesome job!
     
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    Nice report and great work slaying the fish. Thanks for saying Dana Point instead of just Dana. It's sometimes confusing because there's a Dana Landing in San Diego.
    :cheers:
     
  8. jeffdalton

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    Yep!
     
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    Your having a great season Jeff, Thank you for the report. We chunk the live stuff and put on the bloody head that's still wiggling.
     
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    Awesome Jeff. We are getting so spoiled this year. I am already tired of tuna and just want to find big dodos.....lol.
     
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    kuyamonster I only wishes to catch some fishes...

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    Massacre at sea! Nice...Digging that 3rd picture with the ringed live bait hook nestled nicely in the corner of that fish's mouth...
     
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    nicely done

    HAHA so true
    It was pretty much wide open to ourselves until some big cruiser comes in with about 10 guys and literally parked 20' off the paddy. I kept looking for a handicapped fisherman placard, but apparently he didn't have one.
     
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    jeffdalton "Well Known" Member

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    Yeah, haven't seen too many big ones yet.....We still have plenty of season left!!! :D
     
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    Great day guys. I launched at 5:20 on Sunday and was the 2nd boat in line for bait. Went 12 miles off the domes for no love on 3 pattys. Saw terns sitting on the water so we chummed for 30 minutes for nada. It was a desert off the domes except for a Marlin we saw a guy hook and fight. Guess we went left when we should of gone right? What was the general direction you went?
     
  15. jeffdalton

    jeffdalton "Well Known" Member

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    We spoke to a guy at dock who hooked a marlin....probably the same guy. He had his 6 year old daughter with him...how cool is that!! We started uphill of the 267 and worked our way past the bank and found the fish within 5 miles of the 267. We purposely stayed clear of the inside Carlsbad area due to the reports this week. Honestly I hate fishing with the crowd. :D
     
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    That was the guy. Fish broke in line 10' off the boat. He said it was 400lb. on 40lb test - looked like 160-180 to me but it's his story. Real nice guy - we spoke on the water after the fight. Stoked for him and his little girl..

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  17. jeffdalton

    jeffdalton "Well Known" Member

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    Yes, that's him!!! Not really sure how he would have handled releasing a 400lb marlin on that boat....probably good that it released itself. :)
     
  18. helloween1977

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    You guys live a few doors down from me. Lets buddy boat sometime!!!

    -Tyler
     
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    jeffdalton "Well Known" Member

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    You probably live on Bryan's Street (Almada)...correct? I fish every weekend during the offshore season....let me know.
     
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    Very nice Gents. Congrats
     

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