Bodega Tuna...we found em!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Northern California Fishing Reports' started by karlk1125, Aug 24, 2018.

  1. karlk1125

    karlk1125 Well-Known "Member"

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    Pushed off at 430 followed by Napa Mike and Deadly Dave and headed towards 27/20. We stopped short at 27/13 on the warm side of a break and within a half hour put in 3. I circled south and east to try to hit the break again, and found a much better grade fish on the inside at 23/9. I kept trying to find the break and ended up too far east, and had to run back to the outside after hours of nothing.
    We got back out to 31/13 and heard the boys doing well on the radio but couldn't buy a bite. At this point, I was questioning every decision I'd made all day...tuna anxiety apparently is a real condition!!!
    We pushed further west and got a single at 31/19 at 230. Then, all hell broke loose. Within an hour we got 10 stops and put in 11 fish. It got to the point that we'd put the boat back to trolling speed and couldn't get the rigs back out without getting another hit immediately. It was one of those epic hours of fishing that we all dream of!
    Strangely, 9/10 were singles, even though I run the weak buffalo spread. We had a crew member that needed to be in by 6, so we took off at 345 with 15 fish in the box and blasted the 60 miles home at 27kts in flat calm seas.
    It's been at least 5 years since we've had a good shot at tuna out of Bodega. It seems surreal to not have a 4 hour tow after killing tuna. Hopefully this water keeps pushing in!

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  2. Crash

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    Mice work men!
     
  3. apogee

    apogee My name is Apogee and I am a Squidaholic

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    360 miles one way to Bodega Bay for me........Ap
     
  4. BluefinCurly

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    The elusive Albacore!
    Outstanding guys. I'm a bit envious.

    yea, and all we have down here are these pesky Bluefin.
     
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  5. 266cat

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    Should've went....
     
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  6. karlk1125

    karlk1125 Well-Known "Member"

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    Go this week! Weather looks great Wednesday and Thursday
     
  7. 266cat

    266cat Newbie

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    I have a boat full of eager friends chomping at the bit, but we have to wait for the weekend-(stupid thing call Work) some of us might make a run to pro shop and load up on gear Friday...
     
  8. pries

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    Wh
     
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    pries Newbie

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    Where did you launch from?
     
  11. SoCoGerman

    SoCoGerman Newbie

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    Any of you guys planning to run this coming week? Wednesday or Thursday. We are still debating whether to tow to bragg or launch outta bodega.
     
  12. 266cat

    266cat Newbie

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    I’d also be game to go out but it have to be the weekend. I could easily tow up to bodega
     
  13. jigsaurus

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    Congrats bro, your the man!!!
     
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  14. karlk1125

    karlk1125 Well-Known "Member"

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    Launch out of Bodega. It's so much less effort than Bragg. You're saving yourself about 5 hours of total time by launching out of bodega.
     
  15. Rabid Fish

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    Made the trip from Bako to Mendo myself this week, payed off with 65 fish over 2 days for 2 guys, 4 fish over 20 biggest at 27 but majority 8-12 with a handful of peanuts to give away at Albion campground. WORTH IT
     
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  16. apogee

    apogee My name is Apogee and I am a Squidaholic

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    Nice. Fresh Albacore. My favorite of the tuna's, but that is just me I guess. How were the sea conditions? How far offshore did you have to run? Was there live bait or was it all lures? .....Ap
     
  17. RockHopperNCKA

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    Sick. Thanks for the report.
     
  18. spinnkaer37

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    Did anyone do good out of bodega today 8/29 we were thinking of going Thursday last weather window for a while
     
  19. Fish Asassin

    Fish Asassin one cast = one kill

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    Damn boys, dats longfins !!
     
  20. Marlinman10

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    525 miles for me.
     

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