Coronado Islands 8/28

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by Hustler, Aug 28, 2018.

  1. Hustler

    Hustler He's On Again!?!

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    Loaded up the bait tank with macs pretty quick this morning and made the Islands at grey light.

    Not much happening for the first hour up around the ribbon kelp, so I did a little reconnaissance down around 5 minute kelp /SKR.

    Right between the two areas, the fish finder lights up with the right species. It didn't take long to put a couple better grade yellowtail in the kill bag - slow trolling the larger macs.

    About 20 minutes later, I get another hook-up on a medium sized yellow and have him at color under the boat.

    About the same time, the bluefin decide to pop up about 50' from the boat. I quickly stick the rod in the rod holder and grab my jig stick. The popper lands on the money, and one pump later I'm on.

    Cool, I have two going...

    But it wasn't meant to be.

    As my yellow is swimming around under the boat, a dog decides it's breakfast time. Oh well, I figure I would rather loose the yellowtail than the tuna anyway.

    About the time I'm thinking this, another furbag latches onto the tuna I have hooked. A minute later I not only loose the tuna, but the knothead absconds with my new $30 popper - DAMN :mad: !

    Stay positive...

    It paid off a short time later when I ended up boating about a 20 pound tuna. And shortly thereafter, limited on yellowtail as well.

    FYI, before the wind came up, the bluefin were popping up pretty regularly. There's a lot of tuna out there - getting them to bite is a different story though.

    Not a bad way to spend a Tuesday...

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  2. jig77

    jig77 Member

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    Awesome day and that maritime patriot 23 is such a bitchin boat.
     
  3. dctalk523

    dctalk523 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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  4. mrkrabs

    mrkrabs I've posted enough I should edit this section

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  5. longboard85

    longboard85 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Nice job on the tuna and tails!
     
  6. jdmanowar

    jdmanowar Member

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    nice day right there!:jig:
     
  7. tunacraze

    tunacraze Well-Known "Member"

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    Nice job Ron! Thanks for the timely report. That's a heck of a day if you ask me!
     
  8. ?? fisherman

    ?? fisherman super Captain

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    And here I thought I heard someone accusing you of not fishing..... must have had you mixed up with me :D LOL

    The islands seem to be your place to be....... solid work dude!

    The unknown fisherman:p:
     
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  9. Hustler

    Hustler He's On Again!?!

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    Funny, huh. Wonder what that hot-shot did today?
     
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  10. lickinchickin

    lickinchickin Newbie

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  11. Paddyman1

    Paddyman1 I love pangas

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    Solo? A heck of a day!
     
  12. DaBigOno

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    Yeah, not a bad way to spend a Tuesday or any other day! Good on you!
     
  13. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Outstanding, way to go guys!
     
  14. @-EZ

    @-EZ Fail, try again.

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    Hahaha.... Great read, Ron. Thanks for the report.
     
  15. seaquinn

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    What pound test needed to hook the BFT? And was it a small hook?
    Debating on line size: light for 'hooking' vs heavier for hauling in from a [email protected]#[email protected] seal.
     
  16. Hustler

    Hustler He's On Again!?!

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    I usually fish 20# which has been sufficient for the size yellowtail roaming around the Islands this season.
    With the larger macs, a 2/0 or 3/0 light wire J hook seems to work best.
    As far as the dogs, keep a junk fish or two in the back of your boat, and if a dog shows up while you're hooked to a fish you don't want to loose, feed them one of the decoys. Works for me...
    And most importantly, don't be afraid to lay the wood to the yellows when you're hooked up - better to pull a hook than feed the dogs!
     
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  17. sueno

    sueno Go Fishing!

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    Way to stay positive and stick with it! Patience is a virtue! Nice job! Thanks for the report! See you on the water!
     
  18. STEPHEN MINOH

    STEPHEN MINOH Newbie

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    Awesome Ron and thks for the update.
     
  19. simmo13

    simmo13 Well-Known "Member"

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    The hot shot watched his mom who is battling stage 4 breast cancer. Thanks for asking
     
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  20. colemans224

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    Nicely done sir!
     

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