Discussion in 'Southern California Offshore Fishing Reports' started by dtfisherman, Apr 20, 2019.
Great report brother
Thanks for sharing
Well written, informative report. Thanks. Happy Easter
Yes. Great info.
A stellar day for sure with lots of company in the same area doing well too!
2-3 guys that I talked to were bit on our trip using this technique. One was a 10 crank slow retrieve, stop a few seconds, repeat until bit. Hyper Jonny used a 10 crank fast retrieve, stopped a few seconds and got bit. I've always been a slow 5-10 crank and then stop a few seconds retriever but really like your insight about "slow troll". My old technique worked 1 for 20, hoping your slow troll gets me to 1 for 10.
Ps 30 anglers on the rail all got their line in the same water but the group of guys getting bit are always doing something a "bit" different. Thanks for your "bit".
When “slow trolling” back to boat, you guys put reel at strike or below strike light drag?
My pattern is 5-10 second stop and go, I put it in freespool at stop and wait a few seconds, then crank again. I'm going to try the slow troll on my next trip and set my lever at light drag. Bluefin strike and run so the light drag will allow me to hookset my circle hook in the corner, minimize being short bit and tilt success to my favor. If you use a J hook, probably leaving it in strike will be better for jaw hooksets over gut ones.
I like that. Very noble.
Biting fish nice trip everyone
Allot of interesting styles going on. Allot of moving parts on a sport boat
So I guess I have been belly hooking my bait when after all these years, I thought I was butt hooking
I actually like to belly butt hook. Its in between the 2
Danny- Awesome detail on the report. And I’m grateful for the Easter blessing! Whether you believe now or have yet to get there, we must take care of one another. Tight lines...
That hook in the pic looks like a Charlie Brown hook form Quick Rig. I thought they are not making them anymore. Are they back in production?
Nice haul on your trip bud!!! Yeah the best bait is Definately key for getting bit on these fish. Still trying to figure out how to spot the liveliest ones in the tank. Watched one of the seasoned guys get bit time after time right when his good swimmers hit the water. I was getting a lil butt hurt watching the skill while I kept at it, ha ha. Watch and learn from the vets and don't be afraid to ask questions. Shoot who doesn't like getting asked how your doing so much better than everyone else, ha. Gotta feel good to get your ego stroked a bit!!!!
Yes, you're right, it is my favorite forged hook. And yes, Howard at Quick Rig is their only distributor in the US and has decided to market them again. Production in Japan never stopped, Quick Rig temporarily decided not to distribute them. You can order them directly from their website or give me a call and we can put a bulk order together. Young may want to jump in too. Just remember that the sizes run small, their 3/0 is really everyone's else 2/0.
Ps Sorry for the slooow reply. Caught the real nasty green goobers flu bug and been mostly in bed for a few days. Mucho better today
Hope you feel better. I still have some of them from my previous order. I like them because they are more stealthy. Small eye and thinner gauge wire yet still strong enough. No failures yet.
Hope to see you on a trip.
Great report and pics. and NICE LOAD of fish!
Hope you are feeling better. I always love reading all your posts. As usual, you're great at sharing all your knowledge and insight. It makes all of us a little better at the rail and at the tank. I couldn't agree more that bait selection is so critical for BFT. I'm going to slow troll a few baits as well! See you out there soon.
Yes, green goobers are almost gone and feeling much better. Arigato. We are all here to help.
One of the experienced anglers, Glenn, had a 150#+/- fish to color at the stern and was being yoyo'd port to star. It was a sad ending rerun of your battle though because Glenn's fish got wrapped in the prop and his line popped. While Cap Markus of the NewLoAn jumped in, freed your line from the prop and you landed a beautiful 130-150# beast. Nice to have a little longer heavy stick , 7.5' H, X or XX, and luck for the yoyo battles in the stern.
Looking forward to fishing with you my friend.
Was in Miami for work last week. Called quick rig hq, spoke with Howard. He let me come by their shop in ft lauderdale and pick up hooks. Awesome guy to meet !!!!! They are fully stocked and sell everything online on their website. These 2 gems were caught with the same Charlie Brown 1/0 hook VVV
So, something along the lines of a Gorilla 1/0 ringed? New to this.
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