Bluefin monkey is off my back

Discussion in 'Southern California Offshore Fishing Reports' started by T-Tang, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. T-Tang

    T-Tang Far from newbie, but lifetime learner

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    Tyson
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    [​IMG] I recently killed my bluefin skunk on a 1.5 day trip out to the 60 mile. For 28 anglers, we were able to scratch out 41 bluefin from 15-45 lbs. I was able to hook and land a couple of the 15-20 lbers and finally felt some relief. I have not caught a bluefin since 2014 and it has been a thorn in my side seeing the potential for what can be caught out there over the last few years. I had hoped to get the 100+ lb monkey or even the 50lb monkey off of my back for that matter, but the footballs will temporarily do. Hoping to set the bar higher soon.
     
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  2. longboard85

    longboard85 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    cody
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    Nice job glad you got to pull on a couple!!
     
  3. RockyGizmo

    RockyGizmo Member

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    Awesome... still trying to get the BFT monkey off my back.
    0 for 3 this year... Gonna try again in the next few days.
     
  4. Dan Salazar

    Dan Salazar Well-Known "Member"

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    Dan Salazar
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    I have the exact same boat you have. G IMG_20171130_211604.jpg ot this 85 pounder off pyramid cove last year
     
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  5. Tunahead

    Tunahead Long Time Tuna Abused Member

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    Good job...glad the skunk's off...LOL
     
  6. robaire

    robaire Angler

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    Robert
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    Good on you Bro!

    What time did the fish start to bite?

    Thanks
     
  7. Low N Slow

    Low N Slow Senior Chief

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    Shawn
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    Congrats, man. I got my first bluefin tuna this year, too. a 17 pound baby at the Coronados, but hey... it counts because we ate it.
     
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  8. T-Tang

    T-Tang Far from newbie, but lifetime learner

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    They bit pretty much all day.
     
  9. T-Tang

    T-Tang Far from newbie, but lifetime learner

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    Nice! Catching decent-sized bluefin on my boat is definitely on my bucket list.
     
  10. Paddyman1

    Paddyman1 I love pangas

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    Monkeys suck. I'll take 15-45 pounders all day long. Enjoy the good eats!
     
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  11. T-Tang

    T-Tang Far from newbie, but lifetime learner

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    They certainly do. They can make you a little cranky. It's a form of water torture (pun intended).
     
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  12. Tailman

    Tailman Well-Known "Member"

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    glad to see you still fishing-good job !!
     
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