Furthest you've fished on 1-3 day trip

Mickeyfin

Mickeyfin
Jul 18, 2003
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This post is inspired by Tugboats LR question
I'll start it. Don't remember the year but will guess around 2003 BBD [before BloodyDecks]. Went out on a charter put together by myself and the legendary Dimitri. We called it Tabi Ho. This had something to do with fishing shoes. LOL, don't ask. A few of you were there. Cap't Steve tells us the albacore are 100+ miles offshore. Nothing worthy closer. Problem is we will have only 3-4 hours of fishing b4 having to head home. Everyone was down for it. Made the relaxing trek until we hit the grounds around 830am.
Immediate mayhem. Albacores charged the boat and everyone was hooked up. This went on for a solid 3 hours. Don't recall the final counts but I'm sure it was triple digits. Probably the most insane trip I've ever been on.
Mick
 

Brad I

Common Sense Isn't Common Enough
Jun 20, 2015
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Aw, Tabi Ho and the Tracer, where two people shared a shelf bunk after they slid into it like pizzas, deckhand Richard studied the trolling rigs like he was decoding the Rosetta Stone and a glove for the foot became the name of a charter.

Totally ridiculous in a good and successful kind of way. :ele:
 
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Tunahead

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  • Aug 11, 2006
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    ON a Pacific Star Overnight 1 day, Mike ran 90+ miles to the Dumper by 10am, and we caught over 300 Albacore in 1hr...and on our way back to Seaforth. So many we ran out of tags, couldn't get to the bait tank, throwing bare hooks over for instant hookup.
    Left em biting and called in 5 other boats. EPIC
     
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    Tunahead

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    Scott on condor ran down almost 130mi on a 1.5 day and found the GOLDEN PADDY, for full limits of Yellowtail and Dorado for 38.
    With only my 50lb rig left hook ready, HX5/2,Calstar 760L grabbed a big dine and threw off the Port side and KAWHEEE the JP Yellowfin in my Avatar. Crew voted that my new Tunahead Pic LOL LOL
     
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    short-range

    Independence
    Jan 3, 2010
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    Heck I think I was on half these trips with you guys in this thread lol
    Used to be the drill head southwest trolls in the water at 90 miles run and gun on Albacore jig strikes until you hit the magic school shut down and load the boat with 15-30lb albies then and head home hitting kelps on the way uphill.
    Rock cod freezer specials go 165 south to San Martin hit the rocks for the fat reds maybe some yellows if you were lucky and motor back up the line.
    150 miles of nothing run and gun to Benitos like dave said to hit the kelp bed tucked in the small cove 6 hours limited out and head back up the line.
    How crazy is this that you leave the point and are fishing in 3-5 hours when before you were not even thinking about fishing till after breakfast or the first snack.
    72 hours for 8 hours fishing gotta love it.
     
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    jayyyy

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    Oct 7, 2008
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    '04 Sea Pro 220 WA / 225 Honda
    About twenty years ago a 3.5 day fall trip on the Vagabond, fished albacore around 160 mi during the day and went to Guadalupe at night for Yellowtail. Wide open 25-35lb albi and 25-40 lb Yellowtail on giant squid made at the Lupe, great trip.
     
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    Baller

    Jig Chucker
    Nov 16, 2010
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    San Martin (When we could fish it..) on a 3 day aboard the AA. All surface iron fish for me and my homies..!! Great trip.
     
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    Oct 6, 2007
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    AA probably in the late 80’s, early june, Don Sansome was I believe owner/skipper said green water, no Albies, anywhere, soooo, we ran to Benitos and basically fished for a day. Limits of 20-35 YT and monster calico’s.
     
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    jimikinz

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    My first SOA trip, Mike took us to lupe on a 3 day. And I've been with Grabowsk to Benitos on a 3 day!
    Whatever happened to Grabowski? When I was in college I worked at Bob’s in La Mesa and he came to work with us when he left the boats. I understand he had his struggles, but he was a good guy. I hope he’s ok. I’ve always wondered about him.
     
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    bobs bait and tackle near grosmont center??

    remember seeing Gribble there too
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    JamesZ

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    My first SOA trip, Mike took us to lupe on a 3 day. And I've been with Grabowsk to Benitos on a 3 day!
    Yup! Did the same on my first 3 day on the SOA. The second trip I have no clue where we where. Way SW of SD. First day awesome paddy fishing for 15 to 30lb yt. Next two days we sat parked looking at foamers of BFT for the last two days. 2 fish landed out of it. Was pretty let down. Didn't even bother fishing the last day. Just watched everyone get sunburns and puke over the rail. Hung out in the wheelhouse with Mike Keating all day. Gave me a hoodie and a tee-shirt. Then tried to recruit me to be a pinhead. (The good ol days) sadly I was still in school in Bakersfield. Ahhh. If I had it to do over again. But yeah. 80-100 miles on a over nighter was pretty standard.
     
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    JamesZ

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    Jun 25, 2018
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    About twenty years ago a 3.5 day fall trip on the Vagabond, fished albacore around 160 mi during the day and went to Guadalupe at night for Yellowtail. Wide open 25-35lb albi and 25-40 lb Yellowtail on giant squid made at the Lupe, great trip.
    Damn. I miss those good ol days. 😕
     
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    ironchucker

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    charlie
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    Float tube. Kick boat, Jon boat
    Was on the Searcher about 25 years ago on a 3 day. Headed out 100 miles and limited out on albacore in a few hours. Took off to Guadalupe to fish 4 hours and loaded up on some big yellowtail.
     
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    dunku

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    the one i paid a spot for
    First string 190 on a 3-day. close to 3 day limits of yellows day 1 so we went searching. i remember in the middle of day2 the water in the bait well was so warm we started losing bait.
     
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    nicodemus

    Fish, he said softly, aloud. I’ll stay with you...
    Apr 10, 2012
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    1-day trip, actually 12 hours... Homer Marina to Gore Point, AK. Approximately 150 miles roundtrip (fast little six-pac boat). Limits of lingcod to 60 lbs., limits of halibut to 80 lbs., limits or rockfish including 1 yelloweye apiece to 20 lbs., and a random silver salmon here or there...

    Thread title said nothing about location! :D
     
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    A couple of days ago, did a 75 mile run each way from Anchor Point beach launch past the Barren Islands in the Gulf of AK for giant Lings/halibut/yellow eye. Capt said we were closer to Kodiak than the Kenai peninsula.
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    Aug 11, 2015
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    Pac Queen is on it's way back from Cortez right now from a 1.5 day....heard on 976-tuna 138 YT 15-30lb. 100+ miles one way is a long way for a short trip but paid off.
     
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