Even a blind squirrel, finds a nut sometimes.... Thursday Hamachi

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Ali

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Sorry for the late report, the show kick my @ss last night.

We heard about the Yellowtail biting at the Coronado Islands and Rockpile on Weds and had to get a little bit of the action before the show started.

Brant, Corky and I loaded up the Jihad for a island run on Thurs AM. We started at South Kelp Ridge and it was DEAD. We then ran down to the Rockpile which was also DEAD. So we started to run back up the line to check on the Middle Ground and Pukey Point.

When we were coming up the line we spotted some bird piles in the flats (area between South Island and the Smokestack in Rosarito). We ran over to investigate and found BIG Spots of breaking Yellowtails with Terns, Gulls and Shearwaters all over them. There were 4 to 5 nice size spots of fish up at anytime.

Three sporties and a handfull of skiffs were chasing the fish around. The fish were up and down FAST moving 100 yards at a clip.

Run and gun fishing at it's finest! Soooo much fun. We only had an hour to work it, but we managed to pull two bookend 25# Yellows out of the deal.

I got mine on a blue/white Fish Trap Iron 5oz. and Brant got his on a slow trolled bait and new Mustad Ringed Demon Circle Hook (perfect corner of the mouth shot).

GREAT way to start the exotic season.

There are a TON of fish out there and more coming up the line. Looks like we are in for a hell of a year.

The GPS numbers are available at Sea Surface Temperatures - California Fishing Reports - Fishdope.com

Get out there!
 

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Saluki

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Those fish make you look small.

I hate you.
 
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johndtuttle

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not crazy enough yet
pinche jihadists! :D
 
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brantc

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That was a fun morning on the water....

What Ali failed to mention was how it took three gaff attempts before he finally stuck my fish in the boat....

1st attempt ... swing and a miss .. total airball

2nd attempt ... stuck it in the belly, then the fished jumped off the gaff as he was trying to get it in the boat ... took a big run with my line wrapped around the gaff .. had to go to freespool while Ali unwrapped line from the gaff.

3rd attempt .... Bingo ...'bout time ... oh yeah... then he threw the fish at me with the gaff .... poor sport.

The only thing better than landing the fish woulda been to loose it after all the missed gaffs ....

Ali and I would be 80 yrs old and I could remind him of him dumping my YT at gaff ... that woulda been good.

I considered breaking it off on purpose for that reason alone.

Get out there while it's good.

BTW. The new circles from Mustad (Demon offsets) are really nice.
 
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sdfishkiller

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I love the flats.

Nice work boys.
 
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umoa

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brant i hope you didn't leave a tip....


good stuff~
 
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One_Leg

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The only thing better than landing the fish woulda been to loose it after all the missed gaffs ....

Ali and I would be 80 yrs old and I could remind him of him dumping my YT at gaff ... that woulda been good.

I considered breaking it off on purpose for that reason alone.


Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha......... :finger:
 
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MikeyLikesIt

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I heard Ali is the "master gaffer"....... LOL


Nice work boyz. They smelled good at the show. :D
 
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electric1

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3 tries to gaff a yellow? Oh that's right Ali gaffs tuna not yellows! You guys suck! :finger: Hope you're having a good show in Del Mar
 
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jscrib

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WTG you guys! Ali, you have been working your ass off so I'm glad you hooked into some nice yellow.

Be talking to you soon.

j
 
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