Bluefin near the 182

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  1. getusum

    getusum Well-Known "Member"

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    Been out 3 times in 3 weeks for 1 yellowtail, but couldn't give up. Got two buddy's to roll with and we were on our way by 445 out of mission bay with a mixed scoop of sardines and anchovy. Made it to the 43 by 7 and found the fleet further west. Chased schools of fish till 230 with only a short bite on a long soaked sardine that came off.
    Started the trek home and just west of the 182 we seen the birds working. 1st foamed my buddy is on with a flat fall cast in the middle of the foamer. All day we had been trying to sneak in on them slowly with no luck as they would sink out to fast . This time I ran right up within casting distance and we let it rip. 50 lb. Bluefin on the deck. Back at it we hit foamers again and 3rd 1 same tactic I am on. Another 50 pounder landed this one on the small chovie colored colt sniper right in the boil.
    Great day , good weather and friends. Go fishing!
     
  2. i snag for food

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    Thanks for the detailed report. It’ll help some of us save gas...
     
  3. mrkrabs

    mrkrabs I've posted enough I should edit this section

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  4. FishAcquisition

    FishAcquisition I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I think that is the tactic!!! Was on 2.5 Yesterday and we saw 100s of formers,
    Boils and marks, for 3 fish. Seeing no problem hooking up, different thing . Only from 2am to about 8am. Think you are onto something.
     
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  5. getusum

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    I know it's not the proper way to approach a school, but when that is not working. What do you do? Change it up . I did not just plow through the foamer, like many we watched, we waited for our shot then made the move quickly. But it only worked 2 out of 10 times so who knows??? By the way this was Tue July 3rd
     
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    The people who yell loudest about not running up hard on the fish are always the ones that I see running up hard on the fish...and they usually do pretty well. Bent rods don't lie!
     
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    Great job adapting to the conditions! Just curious, I love those Colt Snipers to death, did you pick up the 50lbr using the stock hooks on your Sniper? Sometimes I wonder what they can handle..
     
  8. DrewA

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    It's true. Only boil I got yesterday was running up to the bird schools and getting one cast off before they would scatter. I did however get a 50 pounder trolling a small blue &black cedar plug rigged with 80 floro WAY back while eating lunch. And the fish are a lot closer then west of the 43. I was alone with bird schools and marks all day just North of the 302 on the temp break. I have no idea why I didn't see any boats. Maybe fishdope told everyone to go way out there.
     
  9. getusum

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    Stock hooks held up fine. It was the little tiny one to I think 40 grams and about 3 in. Long. Using a lexa 400 HD and an 8'6 teramar. Had it in the boat in 20 minutes. Needed to cast long.......
     
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    Nice work , way to get it done !
     
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    50# bluefin on a bass setup and a 1 ounce jig! Amazing.
     
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    GREAT Report and solid intel for all. LOL
     
  13. getusum

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    Thanks guys headed out Sunday and Monday to see if I can get back on them. Post the results when I get in.
     
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