Intrepid - Berutich 8 Day

Hossdave

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Nov 15, 2015
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David
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World Cat
  1. Returned Monday from an 8 day on the Intrepid. Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on how you see it, we didn't have Guadalupe permits so we headed south. Never got to the rocks due to poor reports from other boats. First day fishing was paddy hopping offshore north of the Ridge for only a handful of Dorado - long day. Second day we stopped on at the 13 for a wide open salmon grouper bite - not what we're looking for. Moved to the 23 and trolled for wahoo for nothing. Moved to the Thetis in the afternoon and finally got into a very good bite on good grade yellow tail in the 20--30 lb range, mostly on fly line or dropper, with some smallish grouper and peanut tuna mixed in. Stayed at the Thetis the next day for a scratchier bite on smaller grade yellow/grouper/tuna. The next day went back to the 23 for Wahoo and had our best day. The boat hooked about 20 wahoo, mostly on the troll with the orange Nomad doing much of the damage, and landed about 15 . I was fortunate to land 2, including the jackpot 73 pounder on bait, wire leader. We then worked north with a couple stops for peanut yellows and rockfish. The Wahoo made the trip. First trip on the Intrepid (usually on the RP) and really liked the newer boat with ice cold AC, great food and great customer service. Even get ESPN the whole time on your state room TV. o_O

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Kenny B.

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Mar 14, 2009
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Petaluma
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Kenny
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18 Boston Whaler, Intrepid
Beautiful Wahoo David, Im sure that made the trip. The Intrepid is a really nice boat for sure. I'm Looking forward to my 8day at the end of September. Congrats on a great catch again.
 
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Lake

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Mar 31, 2003
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That’s a fatty wahoo! Thanks for the report
 

dh515

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Sep 18, 2004
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Congrats on the hoo! Biggest one I’ve seen in a long time.
 

Soda Pop

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Feb 12, 2011
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Long range fishing
I am not sure that's a Wahoo brother... looks like a HUGE LOG..... Nice Wahoo... one of those we refer to as logs when they get that big... Congrats are in order...
 

GaffnLaff

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Nice skin to say the trip :)
 

FishRock

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Mar 27, 2013
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JAM
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Thunnus - 22' Koffler BayBee (1990)
I am not sure that's a Wahoo brother... looks like a HUGE LOG..... Nice Wahoo... one of those we refer to as logs when they get that big... Congrats are in order...
Come on Soda, you can do way better than calling it a log. As a long time California angler it is your duty to think up a more colorful nick name for a big hoo. It looks way more like a Bait Crushing Missile or "BCM".

A beautiful fish no matter what you call it! So cool that he caught it on a bait outfit. Makes it all that much better.
 

Hossdave

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David
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World Cat
Wow nice Hoo. Tell be that you caught it on the bass rod behind you, looks like a Tranx!!!
Thanks all, yes on the Tranx HG and a 9' Talon rod. No one else on the boat was hooked up while I tussled with the beast, and I'm sure they were anxious to get back on the troll. Glad I didn't farm it!!! :zelfmoord
 
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Cubeye

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Kub
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17' Gregor
Come on Soda, you can do way better than calling it a log. As a long time California angler it is your duty to think up a more colorful nick name for a big hoo. It looks way more like a Bait Crushing Missile or "BCM".

A beautiful fish no matter what you call it! So cool that he caught it on a bait outfit. Makes it all that much better.
"Logs" is term used for big Pacific Barracuda.
 

jonhjax

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jon
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  1. Returned Monday from an 8 day on the Intrepid. Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on how you see it, we didn't have Guadalupe permits so we headed south. Never got to the rocks due to poor reports from other boats. First day fishing was paddy hopping offshore north of the Ridge for only a handful of Dorado - long day. Second day we stopped on at the 13 for a wide open salmon grouper bite - not what we're looking for. Moved to the 23 and trolled for wahoo for nothing. Moved to the Thetis in the afternoon and finally got into a very good bite on good grade yellow tail in the 20--30 lb range, mostly on fly line or dropper, with some smallish grouper and peanut tuna mixed in. Stayed at the Thetis the next day for a scratchier bite on smaller grade yellow/grouper/tuna. The next day went back to the 23 for Wahoo and had our best day. The boat hooked about 20 wahoo, mostly on the troll with the orange Nomad doing much of the damage, and landed about 15 . I was fortunate to land 2, including the jackpot 73 pounder on bait, wire leader. We then worked north with a couple stops for peanut yellows and rockfish. The Wahoo made the trip. First trip on the Intrepid (usually on the RP) and really liked the newer boat with ice cold AC, great food and great customer service. Even get ESPN the whole time on your state room TV. o_O
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What rod and reel is that in your photo. I like the cork grips!! Looks a little like a Shimano musky rod I own!!
 

King Halibut

BigBoy
Sep 11, 2008
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Buena Park, Calif
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Dave
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none
Would someone please explain to me why all of the larger boats in SD don’t have Guadalupe permits?
I’m guessing there is a limit to the amount of permits being issued but with some forethought and a little planning boats like the Indy, Intrepid, RP, RR, Shogun, Excel, etc. would make a point every year of applying early and having them.
This is their living we’re talking about and with all the closures they are currently facing, it just makes sense! Doesn’t it?
If paying customers want 20lb. Yellowfin there are plenty of them within thirty miles of Point Loma and those day and a half trips are a shitload cheaper than a ten or fifteen day trip.
I believe a large percentage of the cost of the permits are paid for by the anglers and not the boat? So why not get them or at least make an honest effort!
Paying customers who save hard earned money to take these trips once a year as I do deserve every available option and in my humble opinion The Lupe is an option that should never ever be ignored!
I realize that an option is to ride a boat that has their permits but when you ride the same boat year after year building relationships and become friends with the regulars becoming one of those regulars it makes changing boats difficult.
Tight lines to all who find solitude on the water.
KH
 

SCHeadhunter

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May 22, 2006
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Sold to the man with $$$
Would someone please explain to me why all of the larger boats in SD don’t have Guadalupe permits?
I’m guessing there is a limit to the amount of permits being issued but with some forethought and a little planning boats like the Indy, Intrepid, RP, RR, Shogun, Excel, etc. would make a point every year of applying early and having them.
This is their living we’re talking about and with all the closures they are currently facing, it just makes sense! Doesn’t it?
If paying customers want 20lb. Yellowfin there are plenty of them within thirty miles of Point Loma and those day and a half trips are a shitload cheaper than a ten or fifteen day trip.
I believe a large percentage of the cost of the permits are paid for by the anglers and not the boat? So why not get them or at least make an honest effort!
Paying customers who save hard earned money to take these trips once a year as I do deserve every available option and in my humble opinion The Lupe is an option that should never ever be ignored!
I realize that an option is to ride a boat that has their permits but when you ride the same boat year after year building relationships and become friends with the regulars becoming one of those regulars it makes changing boats difficult.
Tight lines to all who find solitude on the water.


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SCHeadhunter

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May 22, 2006
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Sold to the man with $$$
I can say with complete certainty that all of these skippers want the very best for their passengers and every option they can have. It appears to be very complicated and nobody is deliberately not getting permits Nor are they making it a low priority to apply.