Offshore Blue Fin Tuna in close 9-27-2021

16glaspar

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Rick
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16' Glaspar Citation
Here's the short version, Left the docks yesterday 09-27-2021 at 10:00 am. Picked up some mixed bait at the bait barge mainly 6-8" inch sardines and mackerel. Headed towards the 9 mile then towards the 302. Found a paddy with nothing picked a few marks while drifting near the paddy so dropped troll lines in and started trolling. Around 11 south west of the Coronado's I hear what sounds like a female voice in the distance and notice one of my lines is just about spooled. Starting winding in on my spool which just happened to be my oldest setup ( Penn 500 jigmaster on a ulgy stik). Thought I was caught on some kelp and when half my line was back on my reel it started to pull line out and I said right on feels like a small 10lb skipjack. Well two and a half hours later its a blue fin. I've caught blue fin before and yellowfin this size but they never fought like this before. I am sore today. There is blue fin in our local waters when I got him to the boat my fish finder went off. Huge schools of fish swimming around my boat. I have video of my sounder going off for almost an hour during the fight. Go out and get-em!

Water temp 68-70 stayed on the temp break. Trolled a 6oz. buck tail yellowish silver (Dan Hernadez) #30 braid with #30 flouro. My BFT seem to want to bite the older equipment and smaller line. Makes for long fight...

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DOGHOUSE26

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jeff meeker
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I had the same 16' Glaspar when I was 16; only mine had a wrap around 1 piece windshield and a 6 cylinder 100HP Merc Outboard. It had those back to back seats and it drank gas like no other. Converted Trash can for a bait tank and we were in business chasing yellows off LJ those were the days!
 
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kevina

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  • Sep 10, 2006
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    redondo beach
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    kev
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    25' aqua sport
    Congratulations and Thanks for the Report!

    Did the Jigmaster come with the boat when they were both new?
    You took that out to the 302 :eek:
     
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