Humbled. Grateful. Appreciative. Personal Best bluefin, twice.

Discussion in 'Southern California Offshore Fishing Reports' started by Fishingguy, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. C.H.U.D.

    C.H.U.D. Smells like fish

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    c.d chudomelka
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    Bluewater 23T CC Twin suzukis 175
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    Great job bro you are the man!!!
    That kid will never forget that day as long as he lives.
     
  2. fujirose

    fujirose Well-Known "Member"

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    Jim Fujitani
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    Very nice...a great report!
     
  3. Colorado

    Colorado Newbie

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    Great report, thanks for all the info. Looked like a memorable trip. Hope you build on it with lots more great memories.
     
  4. Fishingguy

    Fishingguy I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Youre welcome! see you soon !
     
  5. Fishingguy

    Fishingguy I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Thanks! looking forward to it !
     
  6. Fishingguy

    Fishingguy I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    youre very welcome!
     
  7. Fishingguy

    Fishingguy I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Billy
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    Youre absolutely right. 20k is a bit overkill for local waters….its only these fish that make it extremely useful.

    And as I have mentioned before, the spinning reels bring them to the boat faster.
     
  8. Fishingguy

    Fishingguy I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    As always, thanks for the kind words gentlemen!

    Yes, these spinning reels are another breed but i think there are def some lower models that can still handle the job. The ones shown are def a different breed which range from 700 to 1200 dollars each. Its just "tools" the way i look at it.

    It def gives you the capability to "pull" harder than the conventionals with heavy leaders. Nothing wrong with conventionals though,this is just another way to fish them :)


     
  9. Fishingguy

    Fishingguy I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    ;) more like "lucky" lol
     
  10. Fishingguy

    Fishingguy I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Thanks Ron!!!
     
  11. Fishingguy

    Fishingguy I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Thanks Jim!!!! Little guy said the same thing too lol….
     
  12. Fishingguy

    Fishingguy I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    No slayer… just lucky ;)

    Thanks again bud!
     
  13. Headshot

    Headshot Member

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    Lake Forest, CA.
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    Tim
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    Man Dude, you just posted one of the BEST posts that I have seen here in a very long time, I like your style and appreciate your willingness and desire to post a report with info that helps the next guy going out and you do it in a very humble way, thank you, that's what this website was all about when it first started out!
    Congrats on putting your uncle and cousin on the bluefin and catching them, Im sure your cousin is hooked for life!
    Thanks for the report and Cheers to you and your crew!
    If you are ever in the So. O.C. area, stop by and have a beer!
    Tim
     
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  14. Fishingguy

    Fishingguy I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    i sincerely appreciate the kind words and feedback. Glad to be back on the forums again.

    The kid is HOOKED! he can not stop talking about it!

    going to hold you up on that beer! tight lines and talk soon
     
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  15. Auggie

    Auggie Well-Known "Member"

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    Billy, thanks for such an awesome, informative and enjoyable to read report.
    Great pictures too.
     
  16. Rimack

    Rimack Old School

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    You are one hell of a fisherman my friend.
     
  17. 909MARIO

    909MARIO Well-Known "Member"

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    Mario
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    :appl::appl::appl::appl::appl:FINE REPORT!! CONGRATULATIONS!
     
  18. fv1500

    fv1500 Fishn' Frank

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    Bottom line you are getting the job done and putting Bluefin on your boat with spinning reels. Many guys have a boat full of convention reels on board and don't have any fish to show for it. Keep up the great work!
     
  19. LedZeppfin

    LedZeppfin Member

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    Dave
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    Awesome job on these fish! You make it look easy. The season has been great to you so far.

    A friend of mine was fishing last week and they lost 2 big tuna in the 175lb to 200lb range at gaff. The angler on board who hooked them made a couple of mistakes. They fought each fish for 1.8 hours on 60lb line as the 3 of them switched off with the rod. They were each physically whipped afterward. Both of the bigger tuna hit a live 14" slow trolled mackerel way back. They did land a 65lb and 70lber tho.

    Are ya utilizing the rail as leverage as much as possible on these big fish? Exhaustion and heat stroke is no joke.
     
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  20. Headshot

    Headshot Member

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    Tim
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    Absolutely, get a hold of me on Facebook when you want to stop by
    Tim Thomas/Facebook [email protected]
     

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