Offshore Bluefin Bite Continues in epic fashion...( 5/27 and 5/29)

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Fishingguy

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Apr 15, 2007
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Billy
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Parker
The Bluefin Tuna bite continues…just epic… (5/27 and 5-29)

Decided to run offshore on Friday in search of some more bluefin. Plan was not to over think things and just go fishing. Ended up metering some fish early outside Coronado islands en route to 425. Heard there was fish from hidden, 302, 371, and 425. Started seeing some activity on surface around 11am and figured I should follow the rule of "dont leave fish to find fish." Im not sure how to enter pics in the middle of my post from phone…so hopefully the pics will follow in chronological order below. I would see them cross the meter from 40 feet to 120 feet ish…. Started to slow troll some mac on 50lb fluoro way back on a talica 12 and were rewarded within 5 minutes….. First one hits the deck and we are relieved of getting the skunk off. Ended up just rinsing and repeat until the bite slowed….


As the afternoon progressed, we ventured off a little south of the islands and saw breaking fish in every direction. We fished surface irons, poppers, colts, flat fall etc… but only got a few and lost a bunch. All worked but we didnt find someitng that worked better than another. Either way…stoked for a great day of fishing and plenty of tuna to be had. Exciting to see them blow up on irons n poppers.

My dad wanted to go fishing on Sunday, so we braved the crowds and said why not…. stuck with the same strategy and it paid off again. The volume of fish we saw were amazing. Im sure theres enough to be had for everyone and thats why i write these reports. At the end of the day, it was all about my dad. The man who introduced me into this sport almost 30 years ago. He was all smiles from cheek to cheek. This is what fishing is all about. Creating priceless memories with the ones you care about. Can't wait till my son gets older to show him the ways.

Cant believe its only May… Had an amazing past 2 months catching so many of this jumbo grade bluefin… Maybe 3-4 in the 80's and the rest 50-70 but would like to catch a triple digit one day.

Of course, the foods i made with this were some simple sushi rolls, sashimi and poke bowls. Ill share a recipe with you for the poke:

I call my recipes "mancipes" which consist of 5 ingredients or less. For poke, you just need 4:

1. soy sauce
2. spicy sesame oil
3. roasted sesame seeds
4. cut green onions.

For every pound of tuna use: 5 table spoons of soy sauce, and 4 tablespoons of sesame oil (or to taste) Sprinkle sesame seeds and green onions……and thats it. Wish i could tell you its harder but its not.

Well…thanks for reading. All in all…. its a great time to go fishing. Putting new people on these fish has been absolutely priceless. Cant wait to see what the next few weeks will bring.

Tight lines….
(All my photos didn't load, so I'll try again) for some reason, it's saying "photo too large" yet all the pics are taken from my phone ? Anyone know how to fix this without having to download my pics and resize?

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Ripnsumlip

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Jul 8, 2007
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Paul
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Edgewater 265CC
The Bluefin Tuna bite continues…just epic… (5/27 and 5-29)

Decided to run offshore on Friday in search of some more bluefin. Plan was not to over think things and just go fishing. Ended up metering some fish early outside Coronado islands en route to 425. Heard there was fish from hidden, 302, 371, and 425. Started seeing some activity on surface around 11am and figured I should follow the rule of "dont leave fish to find fish." Im not sure how to enter pics in the middle of my post from phone…so hopefully the pics will follow in chronological order below. I would see them cross the meter from 40 feet to 120 feet ish…. Started to slow troll some mac on 50lb fluoro way back on a talica 12 and were rewarded within 5 minutes….. First one hits the deck and we are relieved of getting the skunk off. Ended up just rinsing and repeat until the bite slowed….


As the afternoon progressed, we ventured off a little south of the islands and saw breaking fish in every direction. We fished surface irons, poppers, colts, flat fall etc… but only got a few and lost a bunch. All worked but we didnt find someitng that worked better than another. Either way…stoked for a great day of fishing and plenty of tuna to be had. Exciting to see them blow up on irons n poppers.

My dad wanted to go fishing on Sunday, so we braved the crowds and said why not…. stuck with the same strategy and it paid off again. The volume of fish we saw were amazing. Im sure theres enough to be had for everyone and thats why i write these reports. At the end of the day, it was all about my dad. The man who introduced me into this sport almost 30 years ago. He was all smiles from cheek to cheek. This is what fishing is all about. Creating priceless memories with the ones you care about. Can't wait till my son gets older to show him the ways.

Cant believe its only May… Had an amazing past 2 months catching so many of this jumbo grade bluefin… Maybe 3-4 in the 80's and the rest 50-70 but would like to catch a triple digit one day.

Of course, the foods i made with this were some simple sushi rolls, sashimi and poke bowls. Ill share a recipe with you for the poke:

I call my recipes "mancipes" which consist of 5 ingredients or less. For poke, you just need 4:

1. soy sauce
2. spicy sesame oil
3. roasted sesame seeds
4. cut green onions.

For every pound of tuna use: 5 table spoons of soy sauce, and 4 tablespoons of sesame oil (or to taste) Sprinkle sesame seeds and green onions……and thats it. Wish i could tell you its harder but its not.

Well…thanks for reading. All in all…. its a great time to go fishing. Putting new people on these fish has been absolutely priceless. Cant wait to see what the next few weeks will bring.

Tight lines….
(All my photos didn't load, so I'll try again) for some reason, it's saying "photo too large" yet all the pics are taken from my phone ? Anyone know how to fix this without having to download my pics and resize?

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Amazing!! Good job Billy

Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk

Hey Billy,

WOW!!!!!!!

I need to take notes from you... HAHAHAHA!!!!!

Memories of a life time.

Paul
 
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kimedquid

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Awesome fishing! Luck must be with you all the time. Where were you guys again? Do you think asmall boat can go there?
 
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1fishdude1

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Thats amazing, you are on fire Billy!!
Love the wright up, great report and great photos, thanks. I think Dads and Grand dads are the reason we ALL fish.
Hoping to go tomorrow and put some BFT on The Dude, still eluding me from my boat.
The Dude
 
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The Dr.

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Kick ass! Awesome grade fish. And, the poke ans sushi look killer! My recipe is almost identical, I add a lil lemon zest on top for color and acid...
 
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Tunaslam

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Apr 25, 2003
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Quote "Putting new people on these fish has been absolutely priceless."

What about putting us old farts on the fish? Ha! Ha! A wish'n and a hope'n! Fine job Billy!
 
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collector21

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Jul 10, 2011
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Bill Achtenberg
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Great report and picts, especially the food and recipes, keep those coming.
thanks from the desert
 
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