Kodak's TUNA Run 9 19

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  1. GregE

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    We took Kodak out to chase Tuna for only the 2nd trip this season. On board were three seasoned fishers, one second timer Danan and newbie Gary. South winds and confused waves made for a long trip out, the rain cleared about 20 out but the chop stayed around all day.

    After one 'fire drill' stop on a sighting of something with no results we got a peanut on the pink clone for the newbie and converted to a bait stop for nearly an hour before the sharks took over.

    Here's no longer newbie Gary bringing in a good sized Albie

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    Master gaffer Darren was really dialed in with multiple head and jaw gaffs.

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    After another troll fish we got another bait stop going but really had trouble finding chovie swimmers, 3/4 of the bait was scooped out from the bottom of the tank. With weights on the line to get below the birds and some patience we were able to get some biters. Grid was 37 over 50

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    No longer semi-newbie Danan learned the gaff skills quickly

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    Buddy Mike brought in several nice ones- one was weighed at 28# and there were others larger and fatter.

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    We heard a call from a Grady White crew several miles south willing to pass of an active bait stop so headed that way and joined two other boats converging including one nice Osprey. Every one slid in nicely and got on fish. The GW crew even floated a 3 gallon bag of good swimming anchovies that we netted and really enjoyed using. I didn't get a picture of the handoff and the pictures I took of the other boats didn't take. Wish I'd written down the name of the boat... A BIG thanks to the BD crews for sharing info and opportunities.

    We headed NE at 2 PM and Mike took the helm while I rested my tweaked back.

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    Good day, good crew, great fish!!
     
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  2. GregE

    GregE Seeking Kodak Moments

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    Oh yes, a BIG thank you to Randy from Woodya who tracked down some ice Friday evening. We showed up at 4 PM Westport Seafood to ice up but they didn't have any so were going to have to load coolers at 530 AM and haul ice to the boat rather than heading out for bait.

    The fellowship is strong..... :)
     
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  3. Deviant

    Deviant I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Nice report Greg!
     
  4. lucerunner

    lucerunner I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Nice report glad you made it out there
     
  5. wdlfbio

    wdlfbio Once you go Cat, you never go back

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    Good times!
     
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    sgwill122 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    We heard you out there, the bait handoff sounded funny. our bait was big but pretty weak swimmers. You know you are in trouble when it all balls up and continuously swims head down on the bottom after settling in. Fortunately we got all the fish we wanted before we ran out of swimmers. I have been out 4 times this year and had great bait on two trips but got crap right after WTC and yesterday. I guess the key is to be done fishing by noon when you get crappy bait, just sucks if the tuna don't cooperate. Good job getting it done yesterday.
     
  7. ☆THRASHER☆

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    Gotta love the Brotherhood.:finger:
     
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    It was a good trip with a good crew. Nice to have a crew that knows what needs to be done and just does it.
    The bait was really poor with 90 % of them red nosed and 10% of them dead from the pen. I don't think there was a strong swimmer in the entire bunch. Thanks for a great trip Greg.
     
  9. zzz

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    Nice report Greg. That was me on the ZingFisher who called you in. Glad you were able to convert. We had good bait but those tuna were so aggressive that even bad bait would have worked well. I threw a dead bait out and it laid on the surface for no more than 30 seconds before being inhaled by a tuna 10 feet behind the boat! Great day for us. Plugged the boat on one stop.
     
  10. GregE

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    Thanks for linking us up Kurt, good job floating the chovies!! :) Sorry my memory was challenged trying to remember the boat name.

    We made three drifts through the area alternating with the other Osprey and picked up about 8 before calling it and heading in. The 300 Suzi was challenged a bit getting us going.
     
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    Congrats on your day of fishing, thanks for sharing and check the home page. You made headlines!
     
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    wdlfbio Once you go Cat, you never go back

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    Intentionally fishing dead bait??? Who taught you that crap? That's what swim baits or surface iron is for. Time to go to the Defiance shop or Meltons :).
     
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    Great story and great pics! Thanks guys!
     
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    Greg.
    Front page news!!! Great report
    Nice to meet you Friday
    Can't believe our luck!!!
     
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    dragonballs I'm off probation

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    great job on the tunnies nice report with awesome pics
     
  16. zzz

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    Well no I wasn't fishing with dead bait. Just getting it out of the boat. I do need to learn to fish with other gear but it's so hard to give up on the tried and true live anchovy!
     
  17. GregE

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    Darren sent a few more pictures

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    The 17# peanut on the deck seems small compared to the 28- 30#s in the bleed bucket. The Tough Can 32 gal slurry bucket on the swim step would only hold 5.

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  18. Team Tom

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    Greg we where out in the same area as you in fact as we passed by you had two rods hooked up. That area was red hot on Saturday!
     
  19. GregE

    GregE Seeking Kodak Moments

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    Yep, they seemed to be widely spread and active. We had four hooked and I told the 5th guy to leave the pole in the holder and man the gaff. It's tough keeping the lines straight out with multiple hook ups when the dance floor is full of kill bags and coolers.

    This one scaled 29#
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