JUST A TASTE--EXCEL PHENIX RODS 2016 10 DAY

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NaplesJohn

Never Forget 343
Jun 9, 2010
694
756
Port Aransas, TX, USA
Name
John
Boat
Wilderness Systems T-160...and just sold the boat!!!
Though we got back in on the 5th of October, I am just getting back home and have begun the photo editing process that will bring the report to life, both for those that were not on the trip, as well as the gang of misfits that again made the trip special. To think that last year the trip was seemingly dominated by wahoo with 160 or so caught...

Cliff Notes version, we had great wahoo fishing, both at Alijos and the ridge. After putting on a great load of smaller but super healthy sardines we started heading south, opting for Alijos as the entire fleet was at, or enroute to the Ridge. Arriving in the afternoon we quickly got to work on the wahoo, putting 70 in the hatch in near glassy weather. We spent the night, and got at it again, ultimately tagging another 100 wahoo, with an additional 107 caught on the ridge. These fish ate bait, jigs, bombs, surface jigs for buddy Ed, Marauders and the Cowbell on the troll, and even the popper for me. We also caught trip near limits of school grade tuna, a good whack on the grouper, around 75 yellowtail, and the stray amberjack--read the full report for the details once I get it posted up (hopefully over the weekend). Interestingly what was hot last year was not hot this year. Last year pink and black 6X jrs were the ticket...this year raiders and bombs were the hotter choice. Unfortunately the yellows continued to be hard to find, though reading reports on trips leaving after ours, there seemed to be a few more on the chew. Two years for us without any long-rod yellows to play with.
 
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backlashjack

Scallywag
May 14, 2007
1,830
759
Alta Loma, CA
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Jackson
Boat
Sold the boat, now I just rent a stateroom on the EXCEL
Glad to see you guys had a fruitful and safe trip
 
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NaplesJohn

Never Forget 343
Jun 9, 2010
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Port Aransas, TX, USA
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John
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Wilderness Systems T-160...and just sold the boat!!!
Trust me...if you read my previous 3 reports on the Intrepid, and the last 2 on the Excel...it will be worth the wait. Probably a three beer report. So, here is a question...installments or one full report???
 
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dinko

Almost A Member
Jul 13, 2009
207
95
long beach, calif
Name
danny
Boat
excel
Trust me...if you read my previous 3 reports on the Intrepid, and the last 2 on the Excel...it will be worth the wait. Probably a three beer report. So, here is a question...installments or one full report???
one.. very, very, very, long report .. at least a six pack worth
 
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Steve K

Hey, I'm gettin' bit...
Jan 2, 2005
11,560
7,336
Bishop
Name
Steve
Boat
18' Bayrunner, but I like the American Angler and the Red Rooster III
Trust me...if you read my previous 3 reports on the Intrepid, and the last 2 on the Excel...it will be worth the wait. Probably a three beer report. So, here is a question...installments or one full report???

Day One: Sunday, September 25th......
 
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NaplesJohn

Never Forget 343
Jun 9, 2010
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Port Aransas, TX, USA
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John
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Wilderness Systems T-160...and just sold the boat!!!
Well two for a long report...and one for the daily grind. Sorry Steve, I will stick with my "normal" epic read! Day One...we got bait and traveled...and ate...and slept until we were hungry, and then ate again until we were sleepy:-)

Hoping to get it published this weekend!
 
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lee337

ahuntnfisherman
Apr 19, 2014
326
173
Name
larry lee
Boat
bass boat
One day at a time. It gives me something to look forward to every day!!! Thank you in advance.
 
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Steve K

Hey, I'm gettin' bit...
Jan 2, 2005
11,560
7,336
Bishop
Name
Steve
Boat
18' Bayrunner, but I like the American Angler and the Red Rooster III
Well two for a long report...and one for the daily grind. Sorry Steve, I will stick with my "normal" epic read! Day One...we got bait and traveled...and ate...and slept until we were hungry, and then ate again until we were sleepy:-)

Hoping to get it published this weekend!

"And later, we get to eat some more." :)
 
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hucklongfin

Deep release specialist
Jul 3, 2003
9,393
7,623
Mission Viejo
Name
MarkT
Boat
Blazer Bay 1860
Make it three for the long report! We've waited a week, we can wait a few more days.
 
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NaplesJohn

Never Forget 343
Jun 9, 2010
694
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Port Aransas, TX, USA
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John
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Wilderness Systems T-160...and just sold the boat!!!
Something is wrong, weigh-in pre trip 180.2 ---- post trip 179.8. Last year I gained 7 pounds that took me a year to shed! Maybe the 22 laps to a mile deck walks paid off...didn't need the treadmill:-) Still waiting for additional photos from Ed...blame delay on Ed!!! Just sayin'
 
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dinko

Almost A Member
Jul 13, 2009
207
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long beach, calif
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danny
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excel
Something is wrong, weigh-in pre trip 180.2 ---- post trip 179.8. Last year I gained 7 pounds that took me a year to shed! Maybe the 22 laps to a mile deck walks paid off...didn't need the treadmill:-) Still waiting for additional photos from Ed...blame delay on Ed!!! Just sayin'
your in deep shit Gonzalez !!
 
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sierraed

Long rods and big boats
Oct 10, 2011
232
145
Ventura, CA
Name
Ed
Boat
Royal Polaris and Intrepid
It will be well worth the wait.....

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