Late Report A Walrus and Panda Attacked The Tuna On the AZTEC

Discussion in 'Southern California Offshore Fishing Reports' started by shyliner626, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. shyliner626

    shyliner626 TOADSTOADSONLY

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Jonathan
    Boat:
    Trophy Pro 2302WA , Hobie Pro Angler 12
    • Messages:
      (276)
    • Likes Received:
      (216)
    Hopped on the Aztec on September 16th on a Terrence's website 1 1/2 day charter as I posted on the generally discussion board inviting any other FNNers but wanted to join.... Oh well we had to go without you guys ha ha. My buddy Danny and I were at the dock at 7:30pm hoping the boat will leave early since the plan was to do the long run 140mi to reach the tuna grounds. Behold we look at the clock 9...9:30....10....10:10 finally the boat shows up they had to drop off the crew of the previous trip that fished the tuna pen's and got the SKUNK. All 24 +2 deadheads finally got on board sign in, get bait we did not leave the harbor till after 11pm WTH>>>!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    I was up in the morning the captain announces that we are going chug towards the tuna grounds and if we see any fishy paddies we will stop and try our luck. Little did they know Walrus and Panda was on the prowl today and the fish had no chance. We hit a couple paddies and finally got into a ripper yellowtail everyone was bent the yellows hit any bait that hit the water. Hookup Walrus !!!!!!!! I was on a firecracker I yell gaff Deck Hand runs up and proceed to gaff my fish first try miss, second try miss, third try miss, fourth try he wrapped my fish around the gaff he finally un wraps it and I was like move Ill just bounce it up and over. I hook into another one Deckie runs over and miss twice Ugh, well up and over!!! So I decided to bounce the rest of my yellows those little guys are hard to stick with the gaff I should of bounce them from the get go. I think the final count on yellows were 68.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    We finally hit 120 mi about 2:00 put the trollers out we got stopped a couple times and picked at a couple fish. Then a little bird came and landed on our boat I knew it was a good sign. The little bird settled in between our gunny sacs.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    The captain then says reel up the troller's the boats in the 140 zone are doing good. We show up to the spot a hour or so later to see the Indian posted up in a spot the deck hand says they are out of bait so we headed towards them. Everyone thought we were handing them off some bait but that was not so we rolled up and the captain said Captain Randall is handing us off a school of fish. After my previous trip on the Indian I cannot say enough good things about the Indian Captain Chris Randall and his crew they are a class act and excellent crew and is probably one of the best boats I have been on.

    So we roll up the Walrus starts barking BArk!!! BArk!!! BArk!!! Then HOOKUP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Everyone on the Aztec was yelling the Indian was yelling. It was awesome!!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    We had a couple other stops Walrus and Panda proceeded to catch their fill.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    It ended up being another excellent trip and thanks Red from 976 for all the action shots.

    Final count

    Total boat count 68 yellows 47 yellowfin and a handfull skipjack

    Walrus 7 yellowfin 5 yellowtail

    Panda 4 yellowfin 3 yellowtail 2 skipjack


    The fish are still biting offshore

    Go get em!!!

    ToadsToadsonly

    Go Big Or Go Home

    Add my group Hunt For Big Fish on Facebook

    http://www.facebook.com/groups/114189495339212/
     
  2. The Piper Lee

    The Piper Lee Skipper In Training

    Location:
    Lemon Grove
    Name:
    Duplex Dave
    Boat:
    21' Wahoo
    • Messages:
      (1,200)
    • Likes Received:
      (95)
    Nice score! I've never fished the Aztec, but I always hear good things baout their operation.
     
  3. Fishingguy

    Fishingguy I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    Orange County
    Name:
    Billy
    Boat:
    Parker
    • Messages:
      (1,186)
    • Likes Received:
      (1,637)
    Sick fishing trip.

    Killed them... New trinis feel great dont they?

    Congrats
     
  4. spike

    spike Well-Known "Member"

    Location:
    San Clemente CA
    Name:
    Spike Ivins
    Boat:
    any chance I get
    • Messages:
      (8,600)
    • Likes Received:
      (43)
    Funny thread title, before I saw the pic's I thought you guys would be bigger. Great job on the trip.
     
  5. Pacolypse

    Pacolypse Newbie

    Location:
    San D
    Name:
    Paco
    Boat:
    In my dreams
    • Messages:
      (272)
    • Likes Received:
      (1)
    Those little birds are always good luck!
     
  6. The Sea Hag

    The Sea Hag Cookie Purveyor

    Location:
    South Bay
    Name:
    Pam
    Boat:
    Can I Fish on Yours...?
    • Messages:
      (1,128)
    • Likes Received:
      (337)
    Hahaha!

    Nice report....!
     
  7. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    Diamond Bar, Ca 91765
    Name:
    Cory Visser
    Boat:
    N/A
    • Messages:
      (20,290)
    • Likes Received:
      (5,298)
    Nice report, but almost 3 weeks late?
     
  8. biggabe

    biggabe TEAM 976-TUNA

    Location:
    there
    Name:
    BIG GABE
    Boat:
    0
    • Messages:
      (168)
    • Likes Received:
      (1)
    great report...
     
  9. Surf2Dirt

    Surf2Dirt Newbie

    Location:
    SoCal
    Name:
    Sean
    Boat:
    9' Avon
    • Messages:
      (137)
    • Likes Received:
      (1)
    You look like complete fools!
     
  10. Tunahead

    Tunahead Long Time Tuna Abused Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Ron
    Boat:
    several
    • Messages:
      (7,823)
    • Likes Received:
      (1,859)
    Nice report....glad you had a fun trip!
     
  11. Kill Bag Filler

    Kill Bag Filler Newbie

    Location:
    SD, Ca.
    Name:
    Kill Bag Filler
    Boat:
    yours
    • Messages:
      (5)
    • Likes Received:
      (0)
    X2
     

Share This Page