CONDOR Trifecta Yellowfin, YT, Dorado 7/19

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  1. Tunahead

    Tunahead Long Time Tuna Abused Member

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    Well gang, hard to imagine jumping on 90ft Condor with only 12 in July
    But it happened! We rolled with Capt Rob, 2nd Vinny and Tad, Matt, Scott
    on deck. Buddy cooked awesome food in the galley all trip.

    After a load of hot small-medium dines it was off on a course appx. 165deg
    South to work 60-80 miles down. We started at 5:30 am, and stopped on
    a bunch of large to super sized paddies all empty! Later we found one with
    some decent yellowtail decked, then suddenly a Yellowfin came over the rail.
    Engines off and fish on the meter, let's work this awhile was the call.
    A guy on the bow with a Silver/Green 160 Flatfall got no less than 8
    yellowin in row. I and many tried with other Flatfalls for nada. Too crazy.
    After 3 hours we had about 16 Yellowfin, 15 Yellowtail, and back on the troll.
    Long afternoon, a few dorado on a paddy, a couple bigger yellowtail. The
    real stunner was ZERO Jig Strikes for 13 hours. I took action, out with the
    cedar plug a 7:10pm. Spotting a big school of porpoise it was pedal down
    until we were surrounded then KAWHEEEEEEE the WOOD goes off, and while
    unclipping 2 more get bit for a 3 strike! One more on bait up to 20 Yellowfin,
    20 Yellowtail and 4 dorado for a really hot fun day. SooHoo won the jackpot
    with a big fat yellowtal, and everyone fished hard for 14 hours for some fish.
    FULL MOON? Maybe, but it was deep overcast and windy when we woke
    up. A lot of these fish just stayed down 50-100 ft and wouldn't bite. LOL

    Tackle=again the Silver Green 160 Flatfall was hot on the bow. I didn't get
    bit until I dropped to 20lb with Owner 1/0 flyliner. Got 1, a 2nd chewed off.
    I and others fished mostly 25-30 all day, with bigger yellows on some
    paddies. Some got easily also bit on 25-30, just a hit and miss deal for the day.
    We all tried the tackle store of YT iron and Trolling jigs with little results. FYI
    I recall someone got a yellowfin or dodo on a White/Red/Blue popper too.

    Soon a beaten bunch hit the hot shower room and inhaled a killer homemade
    Lasagne Dinner and Salad and hit the bunks for long siesta back to the barn.
    THANKS to Rob and the Whole Crew, and the great people I fished with all
    day, taking abuse, getting poached=Aaron, Dino,John,MIke, Leo,Tom, Chris,
    SooHoo,Tan,Greg, Aren, and crew Scott's 8th grade daughter Piper!
    See you all again soon...another fun time on Condor!! I got Ahi to get packed!

    PS Dino and his sidekick Greg were the best POACHERS of the trip, after a vote. LOL

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  2. Iceberg

    Iceberg Jeff

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    Good stuff! How many did you personally end up with? I love that boat.
     
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  3. Paddyman1

    Paddyman1 I love pangas

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    Some nice looking tails, Ron! Where were you guys fishing?
     
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  4. jiggyn

    jiggyn Do you even fish?

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    Good stuff again
     
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  5. Tunahead

    Tunahead Long Time Tuna Abused Member

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    Got two yellowfin, lost two, 1 on a sawoff, 1 unhooked.
    The cedar plug fish was a nice one, maybe the biggest YF of trip.
    Lost 2 dorado on jumps, threw the hook
    Had a couple yellows go under the props and lost.

    As my report stated we went straight south heading 160-165
    after passing nados, started at 60 miles to about 80 miles. Have
    not have time to chart exact area yet. Got Ahi to pack. LOL
     
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  6. finsane

    finsane I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    It's surprising that the boats are having such light loads, guess everyone is waiting for another el Nino
     
  7. marcusmillo

    marcusmillo Israel Supporter

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    The Sawed off line was a Yellow color line , Correct Ron?
    I like your reports.
     
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  8. Tunahead

    Tunahead Long Time Tuna Abused Member

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    LOL NO the fish sawed off 20 lb Izorline..LOL
    The leading saw guy/tangler this trip, had RED line....HA!
     
  9. Reel hip

    Reel hip Meet my "Well known Member"

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    Must have been a toad yellow to beat out the tunas ! Glad your having fun and the shoulder is holding up!
     
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    Always great fishing with you Ron. Dino and I hope that we can grow up to be like you someday. Thanks for letting your spectra float on my mono all day, how was I supposed to get bit.
     
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  11. Tunahead

    Tunahead Long Time Tuna Abused Member

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    HA! Only when your head poacher buddy Dino wound my spectra
    back over your line to the boat....proclamation of innocence...LOL LOL
    (this is a deek for his Full Moon excuse)

    I posted Dino and Greg's Photos for future Wanted Poster use. LOL
     
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  12. Tar Pit

    Tar Pit I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Looks like you guys did okay. Any Idea why some boats are going out with less than 10 anglers?

    You lost more fish than I had hooked up on my July 5-day trip last year. :-)

    Thanks for the report.
     
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    hilarious!
     
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    There were only 3 signed up in the morning on Monday. They made it a definite go, and 9 more people signed up. Probably since all of us saw that we could have a private charter on the big bird for an open party price. Twas awesome!
     
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  15. bparker1225

    bparker1225 Ocean Addiction

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    Great report Ron! Nice to have some fresh fish. Only you could get tangles on the Condor with only twelve and I wasn't there to blame!
     
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  16. Tunahead

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    THOSE POACHERS! I'd cast or underhand a bait 10-20ft from anyone,
    they'd still wind my line back to the boat. LOL Of course I get blame.
    That poacher Dino cast over me 90% of the time with partner in crime Greg.
    I told Matt and Rob I'm the hard target. It'll never change. LOL LOL
     
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  17. bparker1225

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    Ron its just that you are always the hot stick and everyone else figures that if their bait is near yours they'll get bit too:)
     
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  18. Craig C.

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    That's the right boat. Capt'n Scotty Rob, and the boys are great. Had some fine days out there with them.
    To be on that boat with only 12 guys with 4+ apiece is heaven. Got this one last fall on a 6-8 inch Krocodile mirrored chrome. Treble hook no less. 30lb mono.
    Better to be lucky than good. Blessed is even better.
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  19. Cribbg

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    Great pics n post Ron. Glad you all caught some fish.
    I had to take a break for some dr appts. I went chasing Bfin the last two weeks for nada.
    I was on that trip Craig n caught my first wahoo also. 45 lbs.
     
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    You should be advising one of our presidential candidates. Man you can really spin a story.:D
     

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