JRI Vagabond 8Day (late) Report

Johnny J

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May 10, 2008
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Returned last week from our annual 8day. We had an amazing trip with a great group, all but two were repeat anglers.
Capt. Mike asked what were most anglers interested in targeting and the usual answer is always the Wahoo. The Intrepid pulled 22 from the Rocks a few day earlier so the decision was to make a straight run there.
After the 2day run the trollers went in and the game was on, the Hoo wanted to play. As the day progressed I would say half of the fish came on bombs (Colors,,Lime Green and Dark green bombs seemed to work best). Later in the day the tax man showed up and took his share but everybody was able to tag at least one. Mike decided to remain there for another day of fun. After our two days of playing the total take ended up being 60 skinnies. Some had more luck than others and Whitey showed up earlier the second day. I lost 4 to him. Chad caught the biggest fish of the trip (#55) on the JRI Hooicide Lime Green Bomb. It was an amazing time for us, now it’s time to run to the ridge.
Arrived early the next morning with a expectation to tag some Yellowfin, Yellowtail and Grouper. We scratched YFT with an averaged 15-35 and a couple yellows. The skippies were thick. Capt. Mike spoke with the Rooster who said the yft really start to feed about 2am. Well sure enough my bunk mate woke about 1:30 then 2am I could hear the pitter-patter of tails on the deck. We had a wide open bite till about 8-9 on a good grade of fish.
Then we pulled up the anchor (literally). When you attach a 100 ton boat the earth sometimes it doesn’t let go. I guess it was 45 minutes to an hour before we were finally free. That little roundy thing on the bow was bent at about a 30 degree angle. So a conga line was formed and up she came (old school).. Spent the rest of the day trolling around gradually moving up hill to the Jugs and picked up another 28 skinnies.
We then headed north towards San Pablo looking for some quality yellow action. Capt. found a few nice balls of yellowtail which we made 4 or 5 good drifts on. These were a good quality fish between 18-30 pounds. Yo-yo JRI66 scrambled egg, mint/white, mint/gold were the best producers and the KO6j blue/white and egg did well too. Mikey pulled 8 nice quality fish with the Scrambled Egg JRI66.
A Special Thank You to Jerry for once again sponsoring an Awesome trip and providing some awesome products which put fish in the box. Thank you also to others who also provided goodies to giveaway and share, Blue Pacific Tackle, Five Star Fish Processing, Jeff (Sticker Boy) and our award winning Brew Master from the Bay Area who always brings a couple kegs of his prime blends. Almost forgot to thank Jim Ahuhead for wrapping the Phenix sticks (Todd (FJ) and Fireman Mike) loved them.
Looking forward to next year, I know most have already booked and paid, some are already buying gear and tackle for next year. Very Sorry for the late report.

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Mar 26, 2003
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Greg
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Nice report! Looks like a few of the usual suspects on board. Good job on the skinnies, some good eats!
 
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ripped

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  • Dec 5, 2007
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    Nice write up John, and as always you're a great chartermaster. I just checked the Vagabond's schedule and trip 34-22 is full... I wonder why?? See you next year!
     
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    Steve K

    Hey, I'm gettin' bit...
    Jan 2, 2005
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    18' Bayrunner, but I like the American Angler and the Red Rooster III
    On a side note, I did notice a difference in the new hooks on the Hooicide bombs. The Owners have a much better penetration rate. The crew were having to dig the bombs out. I did not see any Hoo dropping them as they hit the deck.
    John, looks like a great trip, good bunch of guys. Let us know when Jerry restocks you. I see a couple of colors out of stock on Blue Pacific Tackle

     
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    Johnny J

    Formally INOXicated
    May 10, 2008
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    Idyllwild, CA USA
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    John
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    John, looks like a great trip, good bunch of guys. Let us know when Jerry restocks you. I see a couple of colors out of stock on Blue Pacific Tackle

    I have an order in, should have them soon.
     
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    jiggermyster

    Goin' out...
    Dec 12, 2003
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    Clay
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    Quality skin there!

    We farmed two anchors one trip on the RRIII (ed: maybe it was the Q105?) down at the ridge. That hull made a resounding BONG! when the line parted.
     
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