1. pacificedge

    pacificedge Pacific Edge BD Writer

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    First “Cat Trifecta” for Team Pacific Edge in 2010

    After the big blow last week and the reports that followed, we left the dock on Sat afternoon with the freezer full of frozen and minimal expectations. Luckily, as the afternoon rolled on and reports flooded in, a more meaningful plan took shape and the feelings of optimism grew. We had a nice crossing and headed up to the West to take a look at some of the spots on the front but to no avail…no conditions worth stopping on.

    Swinging around the West End, it’s always a pleasure to be greeted with nice weather and gentle seas…as so many times that sector has anything but!!! We set up in an area that has produced many gray light bites for me in the past but it didn’t happen for us. What did happen though was a virtually miraculous squid population explosion in the tank overnight. When I laid down for a nap we had the half scoop or so we had caught…and when I got up the tank was nearly plugged!!!

    Somehow Dan had worked his magic and got two boats to stop by and pass over a few swings of live…and I don’t yet know all the details (and probably don’t want to…lol) but for whatever it took to make that all come together…thanks guys!!!

    The early AM bite was slow for us although some of the others in the area were picking away at the nicer grade yellows. We picked up and made a move to check out a favorite ledge and watched a guy get a nice one on the drift almost right on my numbers. We got the anchor down in 19 fth and got the gear deployed including last years top performer for the Innovator. Nick-named “Old School” as it’s not exactly the latest in state-of-the-art gear, my old TLD20/40 and custom CalStar cut down 800L went right back to work!!! A dropper loop setup in straight 40# deployed in the stbd (stbd, not port) fwd rod holder caught a s—tload of big yellows and seabass last season and started off 2010 just the same…with a 28# yellow…first of the season for both me and the boat!!!

    Unfortunately, it was “one and done” and it was time for a change of both tactics and location and the search for a seabass began. I hadn’t heard of any fish after the blow but I’m a strong believer in history so made a move to check the last spot I knew of that was biting. I was a bit disheartened to see another boat tucked away right where I was headed, so we stopped short for a bit and ultimately it worked out perfectly in the end for all parties concerned…good job guys!!!

    Along with Matt bearing the brunt of the load as we pushed towards a limit, I got on the board with a nice one and Brian rounded out our first trifecta of the season with a nice halibut. We didn’t quite make the grade with limits as conditions changed and we had to settle for four. But given what had been happening, I was very pleased as we headed for home enjoying the nice calm weather.

    Good Luck and Good Fishing!!!

    MarkW

    Dan fires off a long cast on the long rod
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    Bait & a cuda on the bottom...nice to see them
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    First yellows of the season for "Team PE" ...28#
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    Matt & Mark with some of our seabass
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    Mark, Matt & Brian with the first "Cat Trifecta" of the season for "Team PE"
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    Oh yeah...I forgot I'm not supposed to show the background...LOL!!!

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  2. Saluki

    Saluki .

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    Very nice job gentlemen!
    The boat looks fantastic.
     
  3. Jason

    Jason I break stuff @ BD Admin

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    Did Dan catch any fish?
     
  4. Hooops

    Hooops I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Nice score! The new rig looks great - and it seems the island fish agree.

    Island backround pictures are a bit easier to post when it's going to blow 20kts+ the next couple of days. Start-Stop-Start-Stop-Start-Stop
     
  5. seasonsfishing

    seasonsfishing Captain 100 Ton MNC

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    NICE WORK MARK! TEAM PE IS IN FULL EFFECT IN 2010 !
     
  6. PaDDy Killer'

    PaDDy Killer' Well-Known "Member"

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    Nice going Mark and crew!
     
  7. fishpelagic

    fishpelagic dan the fisherman

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    nice wsb and mossbacks and the but
     
  8. HBfisherman

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  9. Bank Robber

    Bank Robber Hyperbolist

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    LOL is that a new picture of Dan or the same one?

    Great day on the PE AGAIN! Mark you seem to always get em. Great job guys, It was fun watching you catch fish.....

    PS that first pic looks like front page material to me LOL
     
  10. Tues

    Tues Not my job...

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    Nice!

    Thank god you came in..my bro (Tim on the Parker) said the guys on his boat had a hard time killing them...LOL
     
  11. wsbkiller

    wsbkiller Newbie

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    Too funny on the background comment...oops!

    Nice trifecta gentlemen! I think you have it covered!
     
  12. Fishingguy

    Fishingguy I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Very nice as usual Mark!!!!!
     
  13. Dos Locos

    Dos Locos DC4LYFE, RIP Derelict #4

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    well done senor........
     
  14. jscrib

    jscrib Whale Cock

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    Nice job on the Tri-Fecta!

    j
     
  15. 1bigfisch

    1bigfisch Member

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    Now thats a good day fishing.
     
  16. bertram31

    bertram31 Member

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    Geez Mark, your all over BD these days. You use to hate Bloodydecks.

    Jack
     
  17. Trayscool

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    uh oh LOL

    nice work on the damn good eating. you guys live back there!
     
  18. medunn16

    medunn16 Captain blue perch!!!

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  19. GETSUM

    GETSUM Well-Known "Member"

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    NICE TRIFECTA WISCH
     
  20. pacificedge

    pacificedge Pacific Edge BD Writer

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    Thanks Guys...once again it was too much fun!!!

    But Jason...BD must have some kind of serious software drama going on...as that pic of Dan was from the last trip...and it just miraculously appeared again...lol!!!
    (And no he didn't do too much to the fish...but he did score big with the squid)

    And Dean...sorry you missed...it was a small spot...and I know how hard it is to watch!!! Did those transom pics come out???

    I just looked at the weather...ugh...gusts to 35 wed night and 40 thurs night...and some of the boats had some good fishing again today...bummer!!!

    And on a side note...I just finished a plate of panko fried yt and halibut strips ...outstanding!!!
     

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