CONDOR 8/23 Big Tuna Trainwreck at the 43

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  1. Tunahead

    Tunahead Long Time Tuna Abused Member

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    Ha ha ha ha...OF COURSE the boat has RSW holds, 2 and the slammer.
    A 90x26 Tuna boat uses gunny sacks for the immediate bite at that time
    and cutting the gill plates BLEEDING them for the best tuna possible
    before opening the large manhole size covers and lowering into the hold.
    Boats like this that even do 2-4 day trips don't use ice. RSW holds my friend. LOL
     
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  2. Tunahead

    Tunahead Long Time Tuna Abused Member

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    THANKS MIKEE and EVERYONE....I realized at the end of yesterday, I'm
    a lot closer to 71 in December than 30 anymore. LOL Really beat up trying.
    If you want to get in the game, be a gamer I say! Having seared tuna now!
    I'll take a time out now and watch the show for awhile. See you all in a few weeks. LOL
     
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  3. Wandering Blues

    Wandering Blues I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Thanks for good info. I just ordered up enough 80# spectra to re-spool 3 reels and top with 60/50/40# top shots. Just need to get some larger circle hooks and I'll be ready for my trip next week.

    It's solid Intel like this that really helps a brother out. Cheers.
     
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  4. loosendrag

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    Sounds like you had a great time nonetheless!
    Thanks for the report, Ron. :)
     
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  5. Tuna Master

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    Great report Ron and happy birthday Norm! What a great present for him.

    Should have joined your party. The prowler did not get an afternoon bite. Ended up with 4 brutes for the boat.
     
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  6. 11Bravo

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    Great report and thank you for the Intel. Do you know what size flat falls were getting hit.?
     
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  7. Slater

    Slater cuss on Monday,pray on Sunday,dream about one day

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    Norm wants to thank you for the great pic...:D
    Dont you hate when that happens!!!
    Looks like you had some great seas Ron.
     
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  8. Tunahead

    Tunahead Long Time Tuna Abused Member

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    The 160,200, 250 all went deep, even on 60-80lb line HOWEVER
    I don't recall any fish getting caught with them this trip. We tried though. LOL
    Pretty much all nice sardines got the bites! FYI
     
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  9. Old Blue

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    That's a great report with some of the best info yet. It really sounds like pushing the drag on 40,lb is your best chance. Great report and info!
     
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  10. Auggie

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    Ron, great report and thanks for the tackle info . I'll be getting on the Big Bird Sunday night for 2 days . Report to follow .
     
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  11. Tunahead

    Tunahead Long Time Tuna Abused Member

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    LOL The birthday boy in his finest hour! What a stick!
    Actually we had some big rollers, mixed swell late, got pretty
    wild when those big yellowfin bit at sundown, ROCK & ROLL. LOL LOL
     
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  12. 11Bravo

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    I'll throw everything at them as well lol. But guess I'll start with dines lol
     
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  13. catchabigone

    catchabigone Fair is fair. Donate Life. Be an organ donor

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    Sorry for my ignorance, i see many 3/4 day boats get into tuna and was wondering if they had rsw. Not all sportboats that fish SD have it , am I correct in assuming that? For all I know The Condor could be a half day boat unless the tuna are close.
     
  14. Tunahead

    Tunahead Long Time Tuna Abused Member

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    NP= learning is something we all go through.
    Take a look at each of the 4 San Diego landing's websites and
    LOOK at the trips and boats offered, and it's pretty clear which
    boats are 1/2, 3/4, Overnight to 1.5 day or more.Lot of info.
    Most have a Boat Website, some even a virtual tour/photos, list of features!
    Go down and look around! Sometimes the crew will let you take a look
    onboard in the afternoon before a trip so you can see what boats that
    longer trips offer...like RSW's, bunkrooms, and more. Just my suggestion!
    Good Luck fishing and learning for the future. We all started on boats somewhere! LOL
     
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  15. Tar Pit

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    I can't tell what size but the RR3 is having great luck on the big tuna today on the jigs. (See their facebook page) I know some boats fishing the same area are doing well while others can't get a bite.
     
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  16. Tunahead

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    HA. We started with big bluefin down 300-400ft, and dropped a tackle store
    at them for an hour, before 1 guy got bit on a sardine with a 4oz sinker/rubber
    band rig! LOL The volume of bluefin and bait they're feeding on out there now
    around the 43 is STUNNING! Now add the big yellowfin moving in to join the
    party, and they were mostly metered around 100-150+ more their usual
    "cruising" range. Some boats on longer trips anchor up on the 43, and the
    fish are right under the boat the next morning, and sometimes you could
    drop a Snickers bar on a 3/0 circle hook and get bit. LOL LOL We had a trip
    on Condor 2 full moons ago, 1 guy got 8 schoolie yellowfin in a row with the
    160 glow white/chartruse FlatFall. Several of us had every other color and
    dropped off the bow with him and got NADA! I went back to the stern with
    my 20lb rig and got 3 in a row on 4" sardines. Go figure. Damn tuna! LOL

    I once read in an old copy of PCS "If you're not getting bit, and not trying
    something different....then you're NOT FISHING!!!" Words that stuck in my mind. LOL
     
  17. Reel hip

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    Nice report Ron. As I sit here with a broken boat Your trip seems even better!
     
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  18. al b sure

    al b sure al b sure

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    Question, Is most of the spool braid with a 100 yd top shot of mono and then fluorocarbon leader? Im peeling line off now and going to restring with fresh everything, not sure if not having stretch on the braid is a bad thing?
     
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  19. Tunahead

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    YES...spool with at least 65...80lb better braid, then a 50-100ft mono top shot
    then 3ft or so flourocarbon. Many of us use the Seagaur Knot. Braid gives little
    to no stretch. The mono acts as a shock cord, and works best in crossovers. FYI
     
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  20. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Good effort Ron, fish that size are mean as hell!
     
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