CONDOR 9/22 Yellowfin wuppin on 20lb rocker!!

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  1. Tunahead

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    We rolled at 9 with Capt Rob, 2nd Mike, Tad and Matt on Deck and
    Scotty cooking awesome food in the galley all trip. With only 15 all
    veteran winders on the big 90ft bird, this was going to be fun. After
    a load of nice 4-6" dines, we tied up at the receivers for good sleep,
    before heading out to around the 182, arriving around 5am in the dark.
    I counted 15+ stern lights and most of the fleet was there with us.

    We tried bait. I tried a glow white/chartreuse Flat Fall, Tady 4/O and
    TLD blue/chrome/glowback all for nada in the dark. We fired up about
    6am and started 3 man trolling rotations. I tried the cedar plug all day,
    and we never had a jig strike with anything so enough of that. LOL

    TACKLE=bottom line, WHAT got bit=20lb line/20lb Flouro leader and
    a #2 hook-period. A couple fish were caught on 30lb when we had
    jumpers just off the stern in a 7-11 1 stop plunker. I started with a 1/0
    flyliner and got nothing for an hour, until going to smaller #2. Then got
    3 yellowfin in a row, butt hooking dines, including my 28lb JP (to crew)!
    Some guys brought nothing but 25lb up rigs, and got none, until Capt
    Rob and cook/dh Scottie hooked and handed them one on 20lb to catch.
    Nice gesture, and everyone went home with some of the 31 nice fish.
    These were nicer grade Yellowfin 15-28lbs, fat and great eating grade!
    Ron from Arizona on his 1 trip a year got 6, totally on fire. LOL This by no
    means was a wide open day, but yo-man's work on 20lb was really fun!

    We fired up, trolled and from noon to 7 into the dark stopped on a ton
    of meter marks=big schools, jumpers, diving birds, and few would bite.
    There's a LOT of forage and these fish are feeding, moving fast. Lot
    of run and gun, lot of hit and miss..BUT that's the thrill of the hunt. LOL
    Soon it was time for a hot shower and a killer Lasagne dinner to die for
    and hit the rack for a nice down swell ride back to San Diego. Toast! LOL

    THANKS to Rob and the whole crew and everyone I fished with. FUN TIME! LOL

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  2. Ali

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    Nice work Ron!
     
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    Good job Ron, and thanks for the report/info!
     
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  4. Ryan Gay

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    No RSW or just not used for this trip?
     
  5. Tunahead

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    LOL ALWAYS,Boat has 2 large RSW holds and RSW slammer. The fish just caught
    are tagged, gill plates cut and put in gunny sacks to BLEED, then into RSW soon. LOL
    **Fish bled vertical head down in gunny sacks tend to bleed better than fish boxes!
    Bled tuna, yellowtail,etc are the best eating fish you'll ever eat, if you catch some!
     
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  6. Vermonster

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    Nice report! Congrats on some good fish!
     
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  7. Tunaslam

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    Good job Ron!

    BTW how was the weather they had small craft advisory for Thursday? Kept us at the dock?
     
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    Nice work Ron! Looks like some nice ones. Are you done for the year?
     
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  9. Tunahead

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    OK most of the day until afternoon, big swells 6-8ft and windy, 10-15 easily, got
    wild. The big bird being steel handles it better than most, and everyone of 15
    fished til we stopped. LOL Saw some smaller boats head for the barn after lunch.
     
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    Nice report Ron glad you got some!
     
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    It was nice fishing with ya Ron. It was a fun trip. I'm in the picture on the right Hammer on the left pic on the top. Nice report ! On the money!
     
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  12. Tunahead

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    THANKS GUYS...eating sashimi now w/Teriyaki and Wasabi...Ummmm good stuff! LOL
    Filled the freezer to the brim again, but room for 1/2 gallon of ice cream. LOL
     
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    Ron, thanks for the Report. Look at the pic , they are on the hunt , ( three day trip) .
    Ron, Did the boat come to the Harbor last night or today morning?

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  14. Tunahead

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    COOL...we got in to the bait receivers about midnight, tied up, came in at 5am, unloaded. Made it home to Costa Mesa by 7am...whew. Wild on the 5 early AM.
    I THOUGHT YOU WENT on the 3 day??? LOL
     
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    I am going to go the 4 day. I think Norm is on the current 3day.
     
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  16. Tunahead

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    OK Good. Yes I called Norm at 6am. LOL. Good Luck on the 4 Day. My freezer full!
    I'm still waiting to have cataract surgery, another shot in eyeball Oct. 17th. Yippee. LOL
     
  17. Tunahead

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    YOU TOO Brian, what a fun bunch to fish with....all worked well on the rail too. LOL
     
  18. Tunahead

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    Thanks Jim, well you never know. I just filled the freezer again, and
    sore all over....gonna enjoy the fruits of the labor for awhile first. LOL LOL
     
  19. 26grumpy

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    Ron killing it in the Fall??? All is right with the world :appl:
     
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  20. Tunahead

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    As KLOS Jim Ladd would say....Lord Have Mercy LOL Feel like a trainwreck tonight! LOL

    In the end, it's just 55 years of Tuna fishing, and god I love it so! LOL
    Anything you get from the 1st day of fall on is saving for winter treats!
     
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