Offshore Bucket list fishing day in PV!

FishPimpII

Repowering the boat..
Jul 27, 2009
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Jeff Nelson
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255 BW Conquest “Double Header”
Had heard that somehow Danny Gomez had lost a downrigger and I happened to have an extra hanging in the garage. So when I came down to PV with the family this year arranged to bring the rigger and go fishing with him and his son Daniel.
We headed offshore early and immediately checked one fish off my bucket list (pacific sailfish) with a quick picture and back into the sea.
Next was a good bite on dorado and more sailfish action.
Finally it was time to target yellowfin tuna. I’ve been out a few times with the dream of catching a tuna over 100lbs and not had it happen yet. For what seemed like forever we were marking fish deep but couldn’t get any to come up and play. Finally the live bait went off and the fight was on. Hardest fight of my fishing life on the accurate boss 600 but slow and steady won the race and about an hour later and they sunk the gaffs in on a beautiful yellowfin!
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FishPimpII

Repowering the boat..
Jul 27, 2009
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Seattle, Wa
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Jeff Nelson
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255 BW Conquest “Double Header”
I had a good trip to the Rock a few years ago in October. We caught quite a few tuna to 90 lbs. , Sailfish and Dorado. It’s a good time of year. We had some rain too.
The family planned the trip to be just after the rainy season so it’s been great weather. My wife’s aunt lives down here south of PV so lots of quality pool time too. Now at a family friends place out on the coast in litibu and catching little roosters (released) and toro (given to locals) from shore every morning on the high tide. Has been an incredible trip!

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G-Spot

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  • Mar 14, 2008
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    Where did you fish? Open water, Corbetena Rock , El Banco?
    Banco hasn’t been holding tuna these days… Pretty much Corbentenia for tuna….

    They had a three day tournament last week Nov 10,11,12, and there were some nice Marlin caught.

    We went out to Tres Maria’s and those damn Marlin and Sailfish kept hooking up! We were targeting tuna, so they were a nuisance.. 😳

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    Tunahead

    Long Time Tuna Abused Member
  • Aug 11, 2006
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    Banco hasn’t been holding tuna these days… Pretty much Corbentenia for tuna….

    They had a three day tournament last week Nov 10,11,12, and there were some nice Marlin caught.

    We went out to Tres Maria’s and those damn Marlin and Sailfish kept hooking up! We were targeting tuna, so they were a nuisance.. 😳

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    NICE ONE....nappin!!! LOL
     
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    G-Spot

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  • Mar 14, 2008
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    Oh man. We coulda met for that long overdue beer down here! Safe travels!
    Totally! What day did you fish? Maybe that was you with Gomez the morning we were getting bait and headed to the islands?!? Wednesday the 10th? Wouldn’t that be a “small world” kinda thing?!?
     
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    FishPimpII

    Repowering the boat..
    Jul 27, 2009
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    Seattle, Wa
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    Jeff Nelson
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    255 BW Conquest “Double Header”
    Totally! What day did you fish? Maybe that was you with Gomez the morning we were getting bait and headed to the islands?!? Wednesday the 10th? Wouldn’t that be a “small world” kinda thing?!?
    We fished Monday the 15th. I’ve been in town since the 11th headed north on the 21st. Every year want to stay a few day longer!
     
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    PhatAir4Me

    Quit Wishing, Go Fishing.
    Oct 30, 2011
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    Bend, Oregon USA
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    JP
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    "Skool Bus" - 2004 Calabria ProV I
    We fished Monday the 15th. I’ve been in town since the 11th headed north on the 21st. Every year want to stay a few day longer!
    Isn't that the truth! 12 years ago one week, every year since the trip grows, we just got back from 20 days and are already talking about doing a month next year! Funny I brought Danny down a Penn 625 Downrigger I scored on Ebay for him. I wondered why when I got a hold of him when we got there he said it could wait until the 18th when we fished...
     
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    PhatAir4Me

    Quit Wishing, Go Fishing.
    Oct 30, 2011
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    Bend, Oregon USA
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    JP
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    "Skool Bus" - 2004 Calabria ProV I
    Back home now but last day on the beach yesterday little jacks turned into much bigger ones. Gave my bait caster and light salmon rod all they could handle! Great way to end the trip!
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    From boat or shore that is a nice one!
     
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