Jackpot Bluefin - RR3 6 Day Long Range

Discussion in 'Washington Fishing Reports' started by kingfisher1, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. kingfisher1

    kingfisher1 Member

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    Just got back from my annual long range down in Baja.

    Offshore water temps were down and weather was up some but we found a couple pockets with decent grade Bluefin. I got this BFT to bite a sardine on a long soak. The fish was 73lbs and was landed with an Xrodz 40lb Stick and a Fin-Nor Marquesa 2 speed with 40lb test. Dodo's and YFT were plentiful and mostly football sized but the boat picked a few keepers. Wahoo conditions were favorable down south but we never found them on the troll.

    Turtle Bay, Baja was 72 degrees and full of birds, dolphin, whales and bait. Yellowtail fishing was wide open for 2 days. I pulled out the jigging rod and a smaller Marquesa 16 and killed many YT on a new Shimano Flat Fall butterfly jigs - I forced our bait loving deckhands to believe in the iron. Unlike the useless Waxwings these new Flat fall Jigs are the real deal. The Bluefin, Yellowfin, Dodo's and Yellowtail took them on a cast on slide and vertically jigged on bait stops.

    If you ever get weary of the same 20-30 lb albies year after year I highly recommend heading south to pull on some big yellows and BFT. :D

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  2. Peteb

    Peteb newbie my ass

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    Nice tuner. Gonna be a lot of jealous albi fisherman here wishing they were there for that.
     
  3. wdlfbio

    wdlfbio Once you go Cat, you never go back

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    You're gonna need to post up more pics.




    Puulease.
     
  4. Marlin Mike

    Marlin Mike pimpin aint cheap

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  5. hawksfan75

    hawksfan75 More questions than answers

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    Fishing's easy when you've got jacked up pirates gaffing the tuners for you ;)

    I've been jonesing for a Cabo trip lately. Good times.
     
  6. kingfisher1

    kingfisher1 Member

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    Lingcod Todd just got back from PEI. His giants make my fish look like bait - I'm sure you'll see the post soon. When I get tired of 50-120lb BFT I'm head to PEI.
     
  7. Badfish Pat

    Badfish Pat Average size "Member"

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    That looks like a blast.

    Can you post a little about travel info? Where did you fly into, stay, charter?
     
  8. hunterb

    hunterb Fish Killer

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    Looks fun. Nice fish.
     
  9. lingcod todd

    lingcod todd Member

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  10. Tyee Hunter

    Tyee Hunter Newbie

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    Nice fish. That trip is on my list.
     
  11. Johnny Dollar

    Johnny Dollar still learning

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    Yeah, what he said

    That trip looks like a blast. I'm interested in learning about trips that depart from Mexico instead of San Diego
     
  12. 2futitus

    2futitus Checks in the Mail

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    Great feesh... whats up with the masked marauder is he on AMW or the post office wall?:rofl:Can't be that cold down there this time of year!
     
  13. vinhtran

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    Glad to hear about some success with the new Shimano Butterfly flat-fall jigs! I bought some of these before my last trip but didn't end up using them.
     

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