How is PROWLER for 1.5 Day Big Bluefin?

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  1. geebee

    geebee My Member is Well-Known

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    haven't fished this boat in many years - thinking of going on it this week, advertised for big bluefin (don't want to fish for small school YFT)

    i know they returned early last week from a similar BBF tuna trip with pump problems

    BTW is San Clemente Island SCI considered off-shore or in-shore
     
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  2. Kerzcal

    Kerzcal Newbie

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    Jump on the Outer Limits!
     
  3. geebee

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    looks like they are going 2-day for smaller fish

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  4. duckgunner

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    Andrew and the Prowler crew are top notch. If they had boat issues last week they'd get those resolved before going out again. You'll be fine. Do it!
     
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  5. Steve K

    Steve K Hey, I'm gettin' bit...

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    On any given day, any boat can be top dog or strike out. Two weeks ago Thursday Andrew and his crew produced limits for 23 anglers on a day and a half. 46 Bluefin 40-100 lbs. He made a call to fish Tanner Bank and it paid off.
    Aztec has posted some pretty good counts recently. It’s fishing, book a trip ang go!
     
  6. Highwayman

    Highwayman Well-Known "Member"

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    If the schedule says they are fishing BFT that is what they target specifically. If it does not you probably will be fishing yft/YT/ skippies.
     
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  7. wils

    wils lazy-ass well known "member"

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    fish the reports and you will always be in the right place at the right time. :D
     
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  8. makairaa

    makairaa I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    The prowler does fine on big bluefin when they target them. They just have spent most of the season targeting the user friendly peanuts.
     
  9. dtfisherman

    dtfisherman GONE FISHING

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    Old Thunderbird Captain, only heard good things...
    I'd jump on it if I was able. Landlocked for another week :(
     
  10. geebee

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    looks like it will be a lite load if it doesn't cancel, 28 bunks, 26 spots open
    seaforth said they need 10 to go...

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    dtfisherman GONE FISHING

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    It's fishing but conditions are ideal:
    New Moon Waxing Crescent 2% Illumination 10.10.2018
    Swells a bit up at 6' but averaging 16 second intervals so easily fishable
    Light winds 2-4 mph
    7PM Departure. Lotsa time in the Bite Zone
    Cows are scattered for now but big numbers of 50-90#ers are concentrated and here to play. Good shot at limits on a lite load with the normal longshot at a trophy. Aztec just reported 29 BFT and 2 were cows/moose.
    I'd be on this boat in a heartbeat if I were able...
     
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  12. Steve K

    Steve K Hey, I'm gettin' bit...

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    So, that's funny, calling Andrew old. ;) Fished with him several years on the Angler. The Avatar picture is from a June 8 day, back in 2013. Both he and Taro were still on the crew. Lots of memories with those guys.
     
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  13. writebrian

    writebrian ... and I'm 6'5"

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    In writing 'old' I think he meant 'previous'.
     
  14. geebee

    geebee My Member is Well-Known

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    went on the prowler big bluefin 1.5 day trip, 9 spots empty, fished thursday off San Clemente Island, small sardines, good crew, no boat problems

    a few fish boated early - pretty much dead after that until sunset - that's when flat falls kicked in - we stopped on a lot of deep metered fish could't get then to bite - the largest size mentioned was the capt said a school of 40-80 was deep around the boat

    oddly i couldn't find the prowler fish reports anywhere online

    bluefin landed include a few 40-70lb - and a mixture of 8-12 pounders

    LINE ALERT (if you want to get bit on the flyline):
    • short answer - bring your 20-25lb rigs (many hookups on 20-25 pound but also a lot of lost fish on the light line)
    • also bring #4 hooks for the small bait
    the crew recommended 20-25-30lb on flyline

    however, i got zero bites fishing sardine on 30lb line and a few mackerel - i didn't want to risk hooking up on a 60lbs-plus tuna so i stayed with 30lb (and left my 20-25lb rigs at home)

    FLAT FALLS

    a lot on glow flat fall bites - including my two small BF tuna - i switched to an 80lb rig for flatfalls

    BREAKFAST

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  15. plj46

    plj46 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Tell us that's not a piece of fish on the breakfast plate.
     
  16. mullet

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    An over cooked one at that barf
     
  17. geebee

    geebee My Member is Well-Known

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    that's bluefin i caught yesterday

    i baked it in an oven set to 350 with only a little butter and lemon juice

    i used an internal probe thermometer set to alarm at 125 degrees - you stick probe in the meat and an alarm sounds when it hits your set degrees

    i don't believe 125 internal overcooks tuna and it was not dry or chewy at all, but that's what i read is the optimal temp for tuna

    if anyone is interested in not ever again over cooking fish or steaks

    thermoworks-com this "Dot" is the one i used and it never misses...

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  18. plj46

    plj46 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I assumed that was a breakfast plate from the boat.Guess not.
     
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    If you feel the need to cook it ,try it seared and rare to medium just like steak. To each his own I guess.
     
  20. SouthBayKiller

    SouthBayKiller I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    2 things totally unrelated to the report (which I appreciated):

    1) when you cook something to an internal temp, the temp rises past that temp after you remove it from heat, so hitting your finished internal temp means taking it out before it hits that temp.

    2) When I overcook tuna, i turn it into tuna salad or tuna melt and its great!
     
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