Offshore BS fish count reports

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desmonic

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Dan, I was waiting for the #'s to be posted from our trip too, as I was curious about our final count. They just showed up late.

I think we all had a damn good chance to fill the boat throughout the morning, seems like there were a lot of missed fish due to user error.

It was good fishing with you Robert! Congrats on the jackpot!
 
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ZMAN

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its really tough to make heads or tails of the fish counts from the Diego landings these days. Have you noticed the multi-day boats daily totals are counted each day and then there total for the trip is counted in the dock totals. Misleading in my book
 
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dweston

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How about we just take advantage of the epic conditions and go fishing while the season is still here....
Y'all can do all the bitching you want this winter..........
Just saying8-)
 
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GunghoSD

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THE REALITY BELOW......

So the real answer is YES!!! Some boats worldwide and right here in SD have called in false reports, some by choice and others just couldn't keep a good count (usually in a wide open bite, and were too tired during the filleting at 3 AM to recount)

DID IT HAPPEN ON YOUR TRIP?????........Go find someone who fished that boat that day!

Most San Diego skippers of legit sport-boats don't lie, most are professional, honest, hard as hell working guys!

So in this particular case, there is a really really good chance they killed it the day before and just couldn't find the school the next day.

Help me out here boys, Do you all agree?
 
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stuman

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Another consideration is the quality of anglers. On some charters, the top 3-5 anglers will put on 50% of the fish. However, some days it is just slow fishing....
 
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rowdyrosco

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Fucking glutenous puke! It's not enough that the fish, and/or opportunity are there? You have to come back with your 30 fish. What if you get limits of tunas on day one and don't stop for your limits of cods on the way in? Half you Idiots that post on this site have no business even leaving the dock, clueless.
 
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26grumpy

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When I go to Vegas I only gamble at casinos that have those big billboards on I-15 that say they have 98.5% payback.

If I fished sportboats I'd find one that NEVER reports their counts so at least I'd know I wouldn't be fishing with a bunch of pissed off meat farmers.
 
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finishright

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If your only goal is to put fish in the freezer go to see tommy their always catching in 55+ years of fishing being on the water and just enjoying the time is money well spent. Life is short enjoy it!
 
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desmonic

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Fucking glutenous puke! It's not enough that the fish, and/or opportunity are there? You have to come back with your 30 fish. What if you get limits of tunas on day one and don't stop for your limits of cods on the way in? Half you Idiots that post on this site have no business even leaving the dock, clueless.

Walter Sobchak is that you?
 
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johndtuttle

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@OP Dan,

Don't take the counts as gospel. The counts just tell you your odds are better or worse and as above say nothing of the grade. I would never use them to justify a trip unless you are simply interested in increasing the odds of success, not a guarantee. Last one to take serious is a high YT count on a local boat...I've put a hook in bigger baits and sent them back down LOL.

YES, the landings all bust their hump to get up an epic count, then maybe a little slow to report a slow day trying not to shut down their bite LOL hoping things will pick up again. That's just human nature playing to human nature.
 
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26grumpy

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So you are saying the fish counts in San Diego are as honest as the billboards in Las Vegas?

I'm saying what WAS isn't indicative of what will be.

Using fish counts could land a guy in a choke-hold on the SeaTrek....get it?
 
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Smelt_one

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I was out last Thursday on the Endeavor and we limited out by 11am, and this was a 1 1/2 day trip. the boat next ot us had 25 fish only, so we trolled around looking for paddys and found one. We turned it over to the boat that had 25 fish only and we did not even fish the paddy, a straight hand off. We were home by 8pm (1 1/2 day trip) as we decided to give the boat some time off. Maybe the other boat stayed out till the weee hours trying to catch up.
 
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rmojica33

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It was good fishing with you Robert! Congrats on the jackpot!
It was great fishing with you too.

I think your original question was sincere, and to answer your question, I think most all of the boats report accurately. What they don't report is quality of fish and sometimes you'll see huge numbers that reflect tiny fish.

The NLA is my go to boat.
 
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Saintwho

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Some days they bite, some days they don't. The sd boats usually have accurate counts. There are other landings whose counts are not always accurate. Not turning in a bad count maybe misleading, but not lying.

just got to chime in, there is lying by omission and lying by comission. they lied by omission it sounds like to me
 
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c-goat

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I went on a 1.5 day trip out of Point Loma last Saturday. We barely caught 60 fishes. The previous 1.5 days trips for that boat had 200+ fishes reported. I am looking at reports for that boat and our trip count is somehow missing...
One fish,two fish...three fish,four fish...fifty eight fish,fifty nine fish...:)
 
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Jigslinger

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It was great fishing with you too.

I think your original question was sincere, and to answer your question, I think most all of the boats report accurately. What they don't report is quality of fish and sometimes you'll see huge numbers that reflect tiny fish.

The NLA is my go to boat.

Wait...what?!? This is about the NLA? Oh hell no...OP...your count was low cuz you can't fish! :) j/k

Seems like an honest mistake. Nothing to worry about.
 
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c-goat

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Oh sorry,back to the topic of this thread.....YES!
Without a doubt the landings LIE! I know this for a fact.
 
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sulla

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I don't get your post? And by the way, I did see your original post which you have now changed quite a bit...... how come?

I'm not taking sides here, but for me and others to try and understand, then you need to clarify more.

There have been some off days recently, and like others have said, what a boat catches on one day can be completely different on the next....... it doesn't mean at all that they are/were lying.

The unknown fisherman:p:

What he is saying is that someonly post counts when they are good counts. If they don't catch fish they simply don't post anything. As if they never had a trip
 
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