First String Pacific Dawn tandem BFT KILL

Discussion in 'Southern California Offshore Fishing Reports' started by apple harbor, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. apple harbor

    apple harbor PINCHE GUERO

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    Fished First String out of H&M 9/6/16 landed 90lber,so what, I saw some cool shit.Another guy was on and the fish was kicking his ass,one of the deck hands told the skipper his fish was wrapped on the anchor line of the Pacific Dawn,about 300 yards out from us.Skipper got on the radio spoke with Pacific Dawn ,I coud see the crew long gaff both sides of anchor line,pulling up the line that was from our boat.Before that PD told our skipper to have our guy back off his drag.The line was wrapped ,so what they did was cut it .They walked down each side of the boat holding the line.One guy was holding the anglers line ,other guy the blue fin line.They tied it back together at the stern,released it.About 45 minutes the fish was landed on our boat.I told the skipper that was one of the baddest things I have ever seen to land a fish.The skipper explained to me what they did on the PD to get our guy back on,I only post on Baja forums.I hope this is the right forum to post this thread.For what it's worth the guy came home with a nice fish,Maybe this is normal procedure for these crews.But it takes knowledge and skill to pull something like that off.GOOD JOB GUY'S!!!
     
  2. carbonbass

    carbonbass Newbie

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    So awesome! Oh and your 90lb fish is pretty cool too :p
     
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  3. mberggre

    mberggre Well-Known "Member"

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    Lol, I was on the Dawn and this definitely did happen. I've never seen it happen before and I think it speaks volumes about the crew on the Pacific Dawn.
     
  4. lamnidae

    lamnidae Member

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    That is awesome stuff. The crews and skippers working together is epic. Overall Kudos.
     
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  5. watersdeep

    watersdeep I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    KICK ASS SHIT RIGHT THERE. VERY COO.
     
  6. solid72

    solid72 "Fishhard"

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    That's awesome, been a long while since I have seen it or heard about it. I seen it at Clarion twice, one time when a guys line got wrapped up and another when an anglers reel locked up, so they cut and spliced another rod and reel.
     
  7. Low N Slow

    Low N Slow Senior Chief

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    Been on the First String a few times. Always caught fish. Great captain and crew.
     
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  8. Munnster

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    That is very cool and as you said, that requires some skills there!
     
  9. Paddyman1

    Paddyman1 I love pangas

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    :appl:Congrats! Hope you tipped both crews.
     
  10. Pgnracr

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    Excellent !!
     
  11. Hardcor

    Hardcor Hardcore

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    That's a great story. The captain of the Pacific Dawn Is Pat Cavanaugh. He has the top boat every year. I have known him for a long time. 1997 the Excel was the first to fish Clarion Island after Mexico closed it. Pat was a deckhand on the Excel and he did something wild then too. We were on a nice Wahoo bite for about an hour and the Brown sharks started to show. My buddy had a 80 pound Wahoo wrapped on the stabilizer and couldn't move it. Pat dove in and untangle the mess and the fish was saved.

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  12. stickandstay

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    Talk about a heads up play. Nice work men

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  13. Reel hip

    Reel hip Meet my "Well known Member"

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    Haha look at that kid's skinny legs. He's a good guy then and now!
     
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    Pat runs a great operation. His deckhands are some of the best in the business. Very friendly, professional and POLITE. These guys know how to fish and work very hard. If you have the chance to fish with Pacific Dawn take it. They are a great group of guys to fish with.
     
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  15. apple harbor

    apple harbor PINCHE GUERO

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    Wow got a lot of feed back on this post,Pacific Dawn did kick ass ,but the crew on First string was right there with the guy,and the skipper giving step by step procedure on our boat...After the fish was released the original guy worked it then one of the crew worked it,and then another guy on the crew worked it,fish was mean, they would pass by me every so often with another guy on the stick.When they landed it she was big,had to be real close to a hundy,or maybe a tab over.
     
  16. JFFISHING

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    Great story.
     
  17. mberggre

    mberggre Well-Known "Member"

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    I have another story from this trip.

    It's 3:30 pm on day 2 and we already have 40 tuna for 14 anglers. The tuna are 70-90 lbs and everyone has plenty of fish. It's the best big fish trip of our lives.

    Pat decides to position us on the edge of Desperation Reef and anchor in 600 feet of water because the fish moved to the edge of the reef. He pushed the limits of his anchor gear knowing that anchor could get stuck. It took 1.5 hrs to get the anchor back. We got 6 more BFT from 80-90 lbs. We had 6 fish going at the same time.

    Pat was willing to sacrifice his anchor for 6 fish after we already had the trip of a lifetime.
     
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  18. Tunahead

    Tunahead Long Time Tuna Abused Member

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    THAT ROCKS! LOL Good job both crews!
     
  19. jollanes

    jollanes Farming Specialist

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    That is awesome! Last week in the O95 the deckhands cut me out of a 5-fish tangle and spliced my line back. I got the fish and I was so amazed. But this story is even better!
     
  20. kevin81002

    kevin81002 Newbie

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    John's fish? I talked to John a couple days ago and he told me they had to splice his line on a bluefin he caught. He didn't mention anything about being caught up on the anchor of another boat though. I'll have to ask him about it on Monday. Glad you guys had a great trip Tony. Sorry I missed it this year!

    Kevin S.
     

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