1. Northeastfshman

    Northeastfshman Moderator

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    Brett Weinberg
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    Left the slip with Ali and Clarke around 9 PM on Friday. Stopped at the bait dock for what was the best bait I've ever gotten in SD in August. Not a piece died ... not a red nose in the bunch.... amazing.

    Made plans to run down to an area Inside of the upper 500 where some really big model bluefins had been caught a few days prior. I woke Ali up and hit the sack just after 3AM after my shift and woke up at the Pens at 5 AM. Ali said he had hit a break where the water dropped from 66.5 to 64 before getting to our numbers so he decided to just start at the pens.

    One long soak with nothing and the fact that we saw 2 boats out of the 50+ hook up told us to go looking for our own. We started working west and found a few paddies right away that had some rat yellows on them enough to limit if we felt like it but declined and we kept working west. After about an hour we found a nice E/W break where the water slowly went up to 68ish.

    First paddy nothing...kept working west and trolling when we saw a C Hawk on a paddy. Not wanting to poach we kept a fair distance and kept going West but as we passed the paddy and the CHawk we got stopped by a dodo on a purple jet head. While I was getting that fish to the boat Ali and Clarke hung bait fish while I cleared the remaining lines. Once i was done I hung a bait fish as well. A look at the meter showed us that there was a good pile of bait and fish at about 60' and tuna down under those.

    After getting 4 or 5 dodo's all 10-15lbs on the first drift we slid in away way up hill and good way outside of the paddy and started another drift, (THANK YOU TO THE GUYS IN THE CHAWK!), same deal. Dodo's, dodo's and more dodo's, (we only kept 4), I had one nicer bull that was maybe slightly over 20 (you're welcome ali), but the rest were the same grade of 12-15lb hens. We also had a bait down deep for the deeper BFT and got a few short bites on the deep bait but nothing stuck. Finally after a long soak i get a bite that runs straight down and it's the right kind. In short order I put our only little BFT for the day on the boat. Glad to catch it, that makes 23 straight years I've caught a tuna and it gets that monkey off my back for the year :)

    After that a large boat slide in, they must of thrown a ton of bait as they got the BFT to come up pretty good and we think they put 6-8 on the boat in one stop. It was 3 o'clock at this point and with 60 NM to run limits of Dodo's, YT and a BFT we decided to head for the barn rather than soaking and trying to put more tuna on the boat. If we had stayed I think we would have had a few more shots at them.

    One more note on our way in on the west side of the harbor there is submerged sport fisher with just the bow sticking out of the water. It's just outside the channel and there was a police boat on it, but make sure you pay attention and look for it on your way in/out of the harbor.

    At 11:30 I have to say things were looking grim glad we were able to turn it around. Cut fish on the way home and in the car on my way by 8, 2.5 hour ride to San Clemente just flew by :rofl:

    BFT 8.10.13.jpg Dodo 8.13.12.jpg

    No food pics this week, I got lazy and made fish Tacos ... which were epic... cause they are fish tacos. Stupid East Coast people don't know what they're missing on that one.
     
  2. Tunahead

    Tunahead Long Time Tuna Abused Member

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    COOL REPORT and nice fish Brett, glad you had another great trip. LOL
     
  3. Phat Boat

    Phat Boat I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Thanks for the report. Its the time of year where your only one stop away from plugging the boat.
     
  4. @-EZ

    @-EZ Fail, try again.

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    Hold the BFT just a wee bit closer... :rofl:

    I'll take limits of Dodo any day... Thanx for the report..
     
  5. Darylfw

    Darylfw Member

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    Nice job and report. Like Max said limits any day.
     
  6. catchoftheday

    catchoftheday Newbie

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    Thanks for the good report . I Have yet to get out this summer and get any YT , BFT or dodos , So if you need Help eating your Fish i am in San Clemente as well
     
  7. Northeastfshman

    Northeastfshman Moderator

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    You could have told me to smile to :).
     
  8. Russianhook

    Russianhook Member

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    Nikolai
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    Awesome Report!! Thanks!!
     
  9. Gil Marlin

    Gil Marlin World Peace? Visualize Using Your Turn Indicator

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    Way to go taking Ali out fishing Brett, nice catch... :D
     
  10. hotrod

    hotrod El Capitan

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    Nice going Brett. Glad you guys got some fish. Hopefully the BFt will cooperate a bit bitter next time. Drop me a pm this week and lets catch up.
     
  11. @-EZ

    @-EZ Fail, try again.

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    I thought you were... :D
     
  12. HBTRANSPLANT

    HBTRANSPLANT fISH fINDER

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    Great report and nice tri fecta !!
     
  13. DawnPatrol

    DawnPatrol Cora's & Hollis' GrandPa

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    What Sport Fisher?????
    A party boat or a private boat?
     
  14. @-EZ

    @-EZ Fail, try again.

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    I believe they were on one of Ali's wifes boats... :D
     
  15. Northeastfshman

    Northeastfshman Moderator

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    I think your asking about the boat that pulled up and brailed bait. It was a huge yacht fisher dealey... I think it was a 6 pack named the Salt Shaker but I would be mistaken

    Nope The Wheez owns the boat and Ali for that mater.
     
  16. Carl

    Carl Bridesmaid,,,,,,,Again

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    'Salt Fever' maybe?......I've drooled over that boat a few times. It's a beauty.
     
  17. Northeastfshman

    Northeastfshman Moderator

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    Yup that's the one. Full blow Kate Upton type hard on! Thanks Carl!
     
  18. 26grumpy

    26grumpy who hooked who

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    Nice work Brett!!
     
  19. Ali

    Ali Master of Nothing Admin

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    I'm still pissed about that big dodo getting off the gaff.

    I suck.

    That was fun.
     
  20. JimmH

    JimmH Captain

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    Jimm
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    That's the photo style these days. You know, show me how massive your hands are! Look on the kayak fishing board and they like using fisheye lenses to make the fish look a lot bigger than it is.

    Nice job on the dorado!

    JimmH
     

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