Condor light hot summer sun rocker! 7/31

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  1. Tunahead

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    With a light load of only 15 we left the dock at 8pm Monday night, loaded up some small dines, (the norm now they said) and OFF we went south, starting at 65miles South Tuesday morning.Capt,Jimmy, 2nd Vince, Bryant cooking great food,a a top notch deck Crew of Scott,Matt and Luke to handle the carnage. The first of 3 paddies went nuts for 45 Yellowtail 5-25lbs. This early we thought maybe limits of 75 for 15, but ended up with 60. On seas of glass. We stopped on one paddy after another,
    some the size of 5 car garage (see pics) with nada to 1-2 fish on them all day. All of a sudden we spot a football field of 50-100lb Bluefin going crazy and zoomed in. 8-10 of us threw Poppers, Megabaits, Colt=Snipers, jigs when WHAM, 2 guys get bit, one an 82yr old father with his son along. 2nd pulls the hook, and after sharing the battle on 40lb for an hour, a fat 65# bluefin hits the deck. NICE! We metered bluefin at 120ft several times, dropping flat falls for no biters. Geez
    Although many dorado were metered or seen zooming around under the boat, only 2 were decked, a few pulled hooks jumping, the norm fishing those. Soon a LONG HOT DAY ended, and the hot shower never felt better. A Pork Tenderloin dinner and off for some zzzz's My bionic repaired shoulder held out, but pretty damn sore today, so i'll let it heal more before any more trips. It's busting loose gang, the whole 9 yards is there now.
    THANKS TO JIMMY AND THE WHOLE CREW, WE HAD BLAST WHILE IT LASTED.
    GET OUT THERE PEOPLE!

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    Thanks for the report! Sounds like a great day. How small is small for the bait? Like size 1 or 2 live bait hook? Headed out next Wednesday on a two day, cannot get here fast enough!
     
  3. Tunahead

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    3-5 inch dines
    Most used a 1/0 some #2. They bit on 25 and 30lb. Bluefin on 40lb
     
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  4. longboard85

    longboard85 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Nice job thanks for the report!
     
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    dctalk523 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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  6. DennisV

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    Good report !

    Were the YT hitting iron or mostly just bait ?
     
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  7. Reel hip

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    Hey Ron! Glad you were out. Im thinking more schools are working their way north!
     
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  8. Tunahead

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    Mostly bait, but 1 veteran angler got most of his on small blue/white Tady
     
  9. Tunahead

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    You bet they are Doug, What was at 120miles last weekend is now up more
    like 65-80 miles. Can only get better with a more normal year shaping up now.
     
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    A perfect day on the sea in Southern California.
     
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    Errrrr Make that off Baja Norte down 65-80 miles from San Diego LOL
     
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    mrkrabs I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    :food-smiley-014::appl::cheers::jig:BEAUTIFUL

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    Yes, but technically the Condor is in essence Southern California. Passport a mere formality.
     
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    Thanks for a nice report.
     
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    Very Happy for you Ron to finally see you back out on the bird. Take care of that shoulder and I'll see you out there soon.
     
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    THANKS WADE...was good to get out again and put some fish in freezer.
    Boy the arm hurts bad today, after a 14hr day on deck no wonder. LOL
    Time for some R&R and more healing before going again. Geez
     
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    Ron, thanks for the Condor report. It wouldn't be a summer season without you killing fish on the "bird". Shoulders take a long time to calm down sometimes, especially bionic ones. Heal quickly, these fish will be waiting.
     
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    Paddyman1 I love pangas

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    Great seeing a fresh report from you Ronald!!! Ice that shoulder and get ready for round 2!
     
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    What a stud the 82 year young man was that day. That 2nd pic is priceless. Funny how similar smiles on kids faces can be when compared to our older buddies when they catch one worth a story.

    That guy's son, is so lucky to have made that recent life long memory with his Pops. God bless that stud!! I need to STFU when complaining of being sore after a trip.
     
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    Thanks Tom, hurtin bad today, strained it. On the ice pack now. LOL
    I think the Titanium Replacement is healed LOL But the repaired
    Deltoid reaching in the bait scuppers up high all day did me in. I'll live. LOL
     
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