Great tuna trip and a half on The San Diego 9/24 and 9/25...

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  1. grahams98

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    15529.jpeg 20180924_145410_resized.jpg 20180924_151005_resized.jpg 20180925_181710(0)_resized.jpg 20180925_181728_resized.jpg 15515.jpeg 15524.jpeg Sorry for the late report but we had to drive 900 miles home yesterday. We did really well on the San Diego on Monday and still caught fish on Tuesday for my Nephews 21st birthday and my brothers first post chemo trip. It was really cool on Monday as everything went right for my nephew on his day as he landed his PB yellowfin and out fished his dad and I with a combined limit for the three of us. We ran out 3 hours in really clear blue water to northwest of the Nados with a decent load of 4-7" sardines that weren't super well cured. We had 49 anglers on Monday but it was friendly group that tried to stay clear of your hooked fish even though everyone wasn't all that experienced. Capt. Ryan only needed to make three stops all day and everyone of them were productive. We caught 90% of our fish on fly-lined sardines but also hooked a few on blue and silver colt snipers. I also heard that a few were hooked on flat falls and smaller poppers as well. The crew was really great and worked hard to keep everyone clear despite the chaos at the rail at times. Boat total was 196YFT and 146 skippies. Got off the boat late with all the cleaning. headed my bros in Orange at 7:30PM, in the rack at 9:30PM, off to SD at 3:30AM.

    We ended up rebooking for Tuesday on the way in so our other brother could join the fun. He is just a few months post-chemo/surgery for lung cancer and needed to stay behind to rest on Monday as our Sunday small boat trip along with all the travel had worn him down. We had a full load of 55 as the boat filled up when the counts hit the web. The group was a little more competitive at the rail and the vibe was a bit more intense but we still met some great folks. Ryan and the crew really worked hard to find fish but needed to search more and make more moves than the day before as the fish didn't always cooperate. Mission accomplished for my brother as he landed 3 YFT and 3 Skippies eight months after he thought he might never get to fish again. We had more fish from Monday than our cooler could fit anyways so I settled for fishing away from the back rail for most of the day as their were a lot of people long soaking their baits at the end of the line. I got a YFT and a few skippies but lost a few more to the crowded boat. We ended up with 8 YFT for the four of us half which we gave away along with an equal number of skippies that we also left behind. Thanks to Capt Ryan and crew for some great memories.

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    Worth the drive for sure!
     
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  3. longboard85

    longboard85 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Awsome job!!
     
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  4. Bring It On

    Bring It On Bring It On Fishing

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    Great Report. And wow what a Drive!
     
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  5. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Way to go guys!
     
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  6. Baller

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    Nice to read something positive like this on social media..!!! Congrats all around...
     
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  7. dctalk523

    dctalk523 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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  8. DMcD

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    Nice report, Steve. As a former "Oregonism" myself, it's good to see some of you boys come down here and get sum.
     
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    Cool Report ! Great to see the Stoke in you guys !
     
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    Dude looks like Harry Potter.... congrats!
     
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  11. grahams98

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    Wow, I may use that on him. Super solid/cool kid that gives me hope for the next generation. It says a lot about him that he would want to spend his 21st birthday fishing with his Dad and Uncles...even called it his best birthday ever.
     
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  12. Blue Frontier

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    Thanks for the report.
     
  13. Ali

    Ali Master of Nothing Admin

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    That's the best therapy there is. Stoked for your bro.
     
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