Conquest on the New Lo An

Discussion in 'Southern California Offshore Fishing Reports' started by Ctony.clark, Nov 2, 2018.

  1. Ctony.clark

    Ctony.clark Well-Known "Member"

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    208.jpg Left Point Loma last Friday at noon and headed out to West of Cowtown, near the Cortez and Tanner Banks, boat started fishing that night around noon, don't recall if any of the big Blue Fin were caught then, but I do remember I was impressed with the calibre of anglers and the quality of their gear, good time ahead.
    We had great bait and an incredible breakfast and started out the day dropping the flatfalls and eventually switching to bait as daybreak came upon us. Adam and the crew had set us on a huge school, and we drifted 4 miles and did not even fire up the motors until after 2:00 PM. By that time, it was apparent, we were in the zone, big fish were being caught, the smallest was probably 55 lbs. and fish up to 150 were being landed, a steady bite.
    As we headed toward the sunset, things really started to pick up, and 200 lb fish were now hitting the deck. I had nothing at this point, and worked tirelessly at the rail to improve my odds. Shortly after darkness, things turned into a wide open Cow bite, we had six fish on that all were over 200 pounds and landed, it was insane, a hungry school of cows had come through, and they were biting. I grabbed my Makaira 16 SeA, dropped the 250 Flat Fall and ZZzzzzzz, away she went, I threw the lever up, held on tight and my Calstar 7400XH went bend o like never before, wind, wind, wind, and ohhhh sheis, all of a sudden less tension, I wound furiously, threw the drag up higher...but to no avail. Shortly thereafter, I would realize my mistake.
    Back to position, dropped the Nomad again, within 50 feet (just like the last bite and a few others that had hooked up fish) Bam....ran for 2 seconds and then PING! Lost my Flatfall and a lot of wind on leader, completely my fault. I was wearing glasses that were prescription to protect my eyes in the mayhem that were a little old, and I had wacked my drag lever down on the first fish winding, put it back to strike (or higher for the second) and fumbled my way one of the all time most epic bites I have ever witnessed. I watched some really good people put the six cows on board, worked as hard as I could at the rail, then succombed to the fact the cows had swum through. Time for Jaegermeister.
    I woke up feeling sorry for myself, I have had two stomach surgeries in the last twelve months, worked my ass at my job, and as my wife said, this was my summer camp. Well, Adam and the crew were aware, I was at that point one of three people with not a fish on the boat, all others had fish of a lifetime of something close in the fish hold, and Adam had told us Sunday morning we could only fit five more. Honestly it was very hard on me. I had also lost a cow at Sunset on the American Angler at the rail (pulled hook) back in mid July, had a tailhooked cow finally pull free on the Prowler just a few weeks before, and lost two the previous night. I was feeling sorry for myself, but refused to give up.
    I put on a bait on my Fathom 40 rigged with 60 pound, Zinnnnnnnnnnng.....just about neary spooled in about a minute, however, one (actually two) lines crossed mine and one of the hooks ended that battle very early, and realistically, with 60 lb, I was headed for eventual heartbreak.
    The Crew of the New Lo An, called my number for the kite shortly after that, we were very low on flying fish bait, they pinned one on, positioned it several times, reeled it in, swapped it out, repositioned and you know what evetually happened, FISH ON!!!!
    After Fifty minutes and lot of grinding....the dream made it to the deck, thank you so so very much Adam, Jay, Markus, Kyrie, everyone on the boat and all of the anglers, it was incredible.
     
  2. tunacraze

    tunacraze Well-Known "Member"

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    Great job Tony! way to keep after it! Congratulations! What did it weigh?
     
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  3. Ctony.clark

    Ctony.clark Well-Known "Member"

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    Two hundred eight, and half smoked, half fillets.
    Thank you as well
     
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  4. Jaysons999

    Jaysons999 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Tony Tony Tony Nice work brother. Maybe one day my boss will give me a day off work to go fishing too.
     
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  5. Ctony.clark

    Ctony.clark Well-Known "Member"

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    Tell him to come with us!
     
  6. Wandering Blues

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

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    New Lo-Ann redefining BFT fishing in SoCal! Nice job and way to keep grinding.
     
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  7. c-nut

    c-nut Fishing addict

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    Dang tony congrats! My biggest set up is a Fathom 40n with 80#. Don’t think I’d stand a chance! Maybe next year for me!
     
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  8. galen

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    Great report, nothing can beat perseverance!
     
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  9. dctalk523

    dctalk523 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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  10. Blue Frontier

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    Awesome fishing. Thanks for the report.
     
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  11. Ctony.clark

    Ctony.clark Well-Known "Member"

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    Thank you
     
  12. SaltH20Angler

    SaltH20Angler Well-Known "Member"

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    Hell yeah!! The NLA comin through in the clutch!

    Sweet success pie tastes even sweeter when you have to work harder to get a slice. You definitely worked hard and lost plenty before getting this one. Badass!! :rockin:
     
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  13. SonoranSlayer

    SonoranSlayer Newbie

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    we put the wood to 145-148# plus fish at the lupe last year on the Vagabond
    some using the penn nld 40
    it can do it
     
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  14. pacificscout

    pacificscout Hey! You got any frozen ice?

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    That was a fun read.
    Full of epic fails, disappointments, persistence, crew empathy, luck,rewards and best of all, Stupid fish.
     
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  15. Mike Barrera

    Mike Barrera Newbie

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    Awesome Tony! I was on that AA trip with you and you always keep a positive attitude regardless. Congrats on the fish.

    Mike
     
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  16. Ctony.clark

    Ctony.clark Well-Known "Member"

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    Hey Mike!
    Thanks, I have already signed up for next year’s Angler trip, tons of fun fishing with you all. Thanks,
    Tony
     
  17. afraser

    afraser I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Anyone fish the bigger squid? Considering going out and would like to know what is or isn't working.
     
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  18. Ctony.clark

    Ctony.clark Well-Known "Member"

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    One gentleman fished it multiple stops, not a bite. The Blue fin had empty bellies, the one big eye we caught was stuffed with squid, it had a gallon of it in it’s belly.
     
  19. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    It ain't over until its over, right on! Congrats.
     
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  20. jughead

    jughead Well-Known "Member"

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    Great picture Tony!! Glad to see your still puttin the wood to them!!!!!
     
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