Islands Catalina Bluefin

rdsox2004

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  • Apr 21, 2008
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    Bill
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    Chaser- '97 Robalo 2540
    Headed out of Redondo Beach yesterday morning straight for the temp break between Catalina and SCI. About 10 miles west of 14 Mile Bank. No exaggeration.. foamers were everywhere! Fish were skittish and wanted nothing we were offering them. Wish I had invested in a kite! Since our time was limited, after about 4 hours of chasing them we decided to surrender to the Bluefin God and headed for Catalina for the regular fare. Decided to stop at some marked fish near Seal Rocks and no sooner was I about to drop anchor this amazing foamer comes rolling through! Thought I was halluncinating! Jason, my son's fishing buddy, nailed this guy on a popper. They didn't like our sardines or irons. The boat 50 yards away nailed a 150+ at 100 feet. Happy to have landed this. Finished the day off on the frontside with a small yellowtail and countless calico and barracuda. Memorable day!

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    gettingbentwithbo

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    Mar 7, 2009
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    16' Starcraft SF SS
    Right on! Can't beat that!
     
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    watersdeep

    I CATCH IT. I KILL IT. I CLEAN IT. I DON'T DELIVER
  • Jan 19, 2016
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    Jed Venture
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    the twisted ducker
    They will eat a slow trolled mac if you can get it in front of one, don't ask me how I know.
     
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    flyliner

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    Aug 19, 2007
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    Jonathan
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    31' Cabo Express
    So Awesome.

    I think you could pretty much go North or South out of any harbor from SD to Redondo and have a pretty good shot of finding tuna within 1/2 day range for most private boats.

    We have been saying this for a few years now - but what a time to be fishing in So. Cal.

    Not too many places in the world where you can go out with a good shot at a big tuna on the popper like this so close to the coast.
     
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    mhanson59hb

    Fear No Fish
  • Apr 22, 2013
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    Mike
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    A-fuckin-mazing! Can't beat that! Congrats!

    Pretty soon the Afternoon Drinking and Boating Club members in Avalon will hooking up from their moorings!
     
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