New Lo-An 1.5 report (4/20 - 4/22)

Discussion in 'Southern California Offshore Fishing Reports' started by "all-in", Apr 23, 2018.

  1. "all-in"

    "all-in" Member

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    Just finished up an incredible April 1.5 on the New Lo-An. The final count of 16 BFT in no way reflects the actual trip. The captain and crew were outstanding as always.

    My buddy and I booked this trip 3 weeks out and Friday couldn't come soon enough. Due to traffic and a slightly late start we didn't get down to San Diego until 5:15. 27 out of the 32 were already on board. All 32 of us eventually arrived and we headed out around 7 for a 70 mile south/west run. Captain did the usual safety and game plan speech. He was straight with us and said the fish were MIA and we going to look at some new water in hopes of finding a new batch of fish. I personally booked the trip with low expectations since the fishing was very spotting and it is only April.

    Saturday morning came and the waters were void of life. We made one stop for nothing. Captain got some Intel on a bite that was probably 20 - 30 miles south of us. We started headed that way trolling. Around 1 we circled on a couple marks that did not produce. It seemed that most of fleet was struggling as well. All the while the crew continued looking for fish and hanging out chatting with us anglers. At 2, the captain found a big school. He circled the boat putting out a good chum line. We all got our lines in the water. A few minutes later we hear the beautiful screen "FRESH ONE". Then the waters started to erupt with boils of hungry tuna. Soon there were 4 guys hooked up. We drifted on this school until dark. There was always between 2 to 6 fish hanging. Casualties were many. Some occurred after a 2-3 hour fight. Guys were fishing 30lb line and just got man handled. All fish were between 50 and 75lbs except for 1. I was lucky enough to hook up on a big boy on the kite. The truly lucky part was that the hook was buried in the tail. After several long runs the fish ended up drowning from being reeled in backwards. We guessed the weight to 120-140 but once back at the dock it turned out to be 150 on the scale. This was gutted and gilled weight so the actual weight was about 170.

    What was truly amazing was the care and detail the crew puts into each fish that was caught. As soon as the fish hit the deck, they bled, gilled and gutted each fish giving us the best possible quality of fish. It was very impressive. Finally some fish porn.


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  2. RockHopperNCKA

    RockHopperNCKA Well-Known "Member"

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    Nice, dude. Congrats!
     
  3. kookfarmer

    kookfarmer Newbie

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    thanks for the report. that boat is killer
     
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  4. pacificscout

    pacificscout Hey! You got any frozen ice?

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    Nice report
    Sounds like a great April trip with a kite fish to boot
     
  5. DPevin

    DPevin Well-Known "Member"

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    way to go!
     
  6. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Way to hang in there and get the job done. Fine job.
     
  7. tom cindric

    tom cindric Tom-broke-off

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    Wow...super cool. Thanks for the report.
     
  8. dannykl1957

    dannykl1957 Well-Known "Member"

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    Seriously great catch. Anyone who ventures offshore at this time of year deserves a reward. Congrats to you,your fellow anglers,and captain and crew of New. Lo-An.

    Dan
     
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  9. rdrblck66

    rdrblck66 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Nice Report!!
     
  10. ZZZZZ

    ZZZZZ natural born jig slingers

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    New Lo An. The cream rises to the top.Epic consistent track record and pro style.

    Congrats on a 170ish that's the real deal . :chestram2and has set your new bar high. Stoked for you and all involved
     
  11. Billy L

    Billy L Tuna, lobster, Alaskan Halibut killing specialist

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    It’s only April and they’re getting bigger and bigger. Awesome.
     
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  12. Rocco F.

    Rocco F. Newbie

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    nice report & even nicer fish, congrats!
     
  13. skipjackrobert

    skipjackrobert I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    did any fish come on 40?
     
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  14. skipjackrobert

    skipjackrobert I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    oh yea good for you..nice fish..
     
  15. "all-in"

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    Yes. Most of us were using 40 to start. My second fish was on 50 and kicked my butt. It weighed 65 pounds dressed.
     
  16. Whalebreath

    Whalebreath Well-Known "Member"

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  17. Gouryella

    Gouryella [email protected]#$%^&*()

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    What reel were they using?
     
  18. skipjackrobert

    skipjackrobert I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    nice! they were eating 40 two weeks ago..adam is an awesome captain..
     
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    I want to see pics
     
  20. "all-in"

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