Discussion in 'Southern California Offshore Fishing Reports' started by PCH, Jul 24, 2015.
Thanks Cousin appreciate it. Super stoked!
Not too bad today but during the fight it almost wasnt fun anymore haha
Its a 20 foot aluminum with a 115 4 stroke yamaha. Ill try and post up a pic for you.
Nicely done Paul! I have a Graphfighter ML - I know exactly what you mean. You may want to try one of those sale rods from West Marine - I hear they are strong.
Little piggy! Job well done!
bad ass Paul!!! I'm headed out tomorrow! hope we get some!!
Haha yeah for sure. I actually looked for one the other day. Let's fish soon.
Good job on that big fish.
Beautiful Bluefin Paul, I want one bad
WHAT A SLUG....SOLID WORK!
Freaking beast, WTG!!!!
Hael yeah Paul!!
Your time on the water is paying off big!!
You can scratch the upper double digit fatty off your list now. Now it's time for the Hundy plus. I think I'd put money that you will get it done this year!!
The unknown fisherman
I got a feeling you will get yours!
Hell of a fish Paul. If you need to fill a spot next week, let me know!
Great stuff!!! Thats the intel. I finally got one on the 80 # rope. Was nice to hammer one!!
very nice looking fish u got there
Have you guys tried fishing these tuna with stickbaits and shimano Stella's? Nice setup would be a Stella 10000sw spooled with 60 lb JB hollow core with end loop and use windon leader of about 80-100 lb....The 60lb JB hollow actually has ABS over 90lbs so you can easily use 20-25lb of drag. This is how we fish the big BfT in cape cod when I was living out there, I am looking to get on a fish here this year using same technique. I know west coast fishermen make fun of coffee grinders but I've hooked and landed 200+ lb bft on this setup. I only bring this up because it seems like the fish you were on were line shy and working the stickbait/swim bait is triggering more of a reactionary bite... Can get a bit more expensive though as you have to run and gun and use more fuel. I'm hoping to get out there and catch a few on the coffee grinder this year.... Congrats on your catch, very nice fish for that line class.
It's starting to remind me of Panama around here with the quality of fish. Don't forget those poppers-you can use heavier gear with those and 100 lb. leaders (as you know). Keep it up Paul.
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