CONDOR Yellow Trifecta Trainwreck 8/2

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  1. Tunahead

    Tunahead Long Time Tuna Abused Member

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    Well gang, after a nice load hot hot 4-6" dines it was OFF with Capt. Rob,
    2nd Vinny, Matt and Tad on Deck and Christopf making awesome food!

    With only 12 onboard, this would be one of the all time kick butt, knock down
    fun days for the ages. Regulars like Richard, Justin, ex-Phlllies/Dodger pitcher
    Kevin Gross, Matt, Richard, Hito, Ted,Derek,Bob, Ron1, Ron2, Jim and
    Arizona's Skylar and dad Trevor who fished hard for limits too. Fun bunch!

    We started at first light at 60 miles after heading due south all night, and
    would paddy hop all day pretty much getting our asses kicked by mostly
    all bigger yellowtail to 28+. A big dorado around 20+ was 1 of 5, and 7
    yellowfin hit the cedar plug or Hoochies. Kevin and I both both got our
    biggest yellows, his the JP, on 20lb with a 1/0 hook and flat took a beating,
    when trying to catch the yellowfin or dorado below them. With wild yellows
    crashing, the others below had little chance. We dropped the flat falls and
    colt snipers trying to get tuna and just more yellows was the result. Insane.
    Late we chased a huge school of porpoise around but narry a jigstrike or
    metered big school, so on into the dark still looking at 80 miles. This was
    one of the trips to die for, 12 on a 90x26 big ride, and nearly non-stop
    crazy paddy fishing. ** We mostly fished 20-25-30lb all day with 1/0 hooks.
    We noted the few yellowfin tuna spitting out red crabs again, saury too.
    Several of the paddies loaded with big yellows, we could see free swimming
    dorado, yellowfin, even twice on a big baitballs between us and the paddy.
    Bottom line there's a lot of forage for these fish to eat all over out there now.

    Soon a beat up tired bunch hit the hot shower room and sat down to one
    of Christopf's killer Pork Roast, Squash, Green Bean sauce/rice & salad
    dinner to die for before hitting the rack for the 8hr ride back to the barn.
    THANKS TO ROB AND THE WHOLE CREW....WHAT A ROCKER.
    I'll let the pics do the talking, I'm beat and have lot of fish to get packed. TC.

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  2. Ocean-tendency

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    Now that's a nice trip, nice Dodo and grade YTs
     
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  3. MJB

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    Nice
     
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  4. Bottom Line

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    Headed out on the Condor tonight.
     
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  5. Paddyman1

    Paddyman1 I love pangas

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    Nice Ron! That guy in the black shirt got himself a beautiful bull!
     
  6. Paddyman1

    Paddyman1 I love pangas

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    1.5 day trip?
     
  7. Second Row

    Second Row You Should Have Been Here Yesterday

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    great report Ron
     
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    Thanks Ron.
    You didn't take a pic of Christopf?
     
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  9. bravomeister

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    Wow. Looks like a blast. Thanks for the report.
     
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    Great write up n photos Ron. I plan on being in that action tmw with them. Nice big slug Yrail there. Congrats!
     
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    Nice trip Ron
     
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  12. Tunahead

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    Yep 1.5 day. That's deckhand MATT with the dodo. We couldn't find the
    guy who caught it, must have been down below recovering??. LOL
     
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  13. Tunahead

    Tunahead Long Time Tuna Abused Member

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    OH I'm sure we can find one of him somewhere....LOL LOL

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    Getting my gear ready now....was planning on 5 rigs to cover everything but after this report I'm now down to 2 rigs - 30 & 40 lb. 2-speeds.
     
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    Excellent as always, Ron! I had to laugh at the picture of you holding the nice yellowtail sideways with a grumpy look on your face, obviously pissed that he grabbed your bait instead of the dorado that you were aiming for. Oh well. . .
     
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    Nice trip Ron! I need to get back on the big bird!
     
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  17. Tunahead

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    Bring a 20lb too....the yellowfin are biting that, with 20lb flouro 2-3ft,
    1/0 ringed Owner Flyliners working best....IF they bite. LOL LOL
     
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  18. Tunahead

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    After getting my butt kicked on 20lb on my MXL for some 20+ mins. I
    looked 10 years older most likely. Another bigger model almost spooled
    my JX with 30lb and 80lb Spectra, that was a screamer too. LOL
     
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    Great trip report. Does that party boat have refrigerated fish hold? I see a bunch of full gunny sacks...and can't fathom my fish not chilling in a cooler. I can't imagine eating nono chilled fish for sushi.
     
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    Fish are bagged during the bite - rinsed, tagged & put in the RSW hold shortly after the bite is done.
     
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