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Discussion in 'San Diego Long Range fishing Reports' started by Steve K, Sep 17, 2017.

  1. Steve K

    Steve K Hey, I'm gettin' bit...

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    Definitely some better grade Yellowfin being caught down below! Independence reporting 18-30, 20-35 lb fish. Intrepid reporting 18-25 lb fish with a few knocking on the upper 30's, maybe 40 lbs! Compared to the small ones I experienced last year on the Ridge, both on the June 8 day on the September 6 day, a welcome change. Handful of those and maybe a Wahoo or two along with some good grade Yellows and things are shaping up for this late summer / early fall run of 8-10 day trips. I like it!
     
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  2. eric harner

    eric harner Caliente Tuna

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    Yes sir Steve things are look up . Aren't you going out next week .
     
  3. Steve K

    Steve K Hey, I'm gettin' bit...

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    On the 30th for an 8 day.
     
  4. Outhouse

    Outhouse I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Steve, I'm back a week from my trip on the Excel. We caught a bunch of yft but they were smaller grade and you had to weed thru acres of skipjack to catch one. I doubt we had many, if any 30# fish.
     
  5. Steve K

    Steve K Hey, I'm gettin' bit...

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    Jon, on my two trips last year, we had spots of 8-10 lbs, 10-12 lbs, maybe the standout was around 15. This is a nice uptick, notch or two better for sure.
     
  6. Let em eat 74

    Let em eat 74 Well-Known "Member"

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    The news of better grade makes me happy too. October 29th 10 day is shaping up well so far
     
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  7. Corndog

    Corndog Landlocked

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    Steve you must be slumming. 8-10 days used to mean BIG tuna. Not giants but BIG. Enthusiasm of 20lbers scares me lol
     
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  8. Steve K

    Steve K Hey, I'm gettin' bit...

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    Corndog, I swear I tried to release some last year, but they got gaffed. I think maybe the deck guy got tired of hand lining the little bastards up to cut them off. Good case for a release stick. Some of them were sadly rejected by the processors and became lobster bait.

    I remember my first 10 day, early October 2005, catching a 97 lb Yellowfin on a 50 lb outfit and following it up the next day with a 135 on the kite at Alijos. :)
     
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  9. Corndog

    Corndog Landlocked

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    5lb weight...130lb....bridle...to the bottom lol. If u can hit it LOL
     
  10. SPENCERWASHERE

    SPENCERWASHERE Newbie

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    This is awesome if we get into some 18-30lbers, i had 2 yft last year that 5 star didn't process, gave one to my dad and made a nice batch of fresh Ahi poke with the other.
    Several schools we ran into were little footballs, most being around 10lbs or less. Catching em on light tackle made it a blast tho!
     
  11. Pangamaster

    Pangamaster Cow Town Here I come!

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    Sadly the long range boats code of ethics is simply a marketing scheme that is adhered to as convenience dictates....we don't do what the Day boats do.......unless we don't catch that much...then we do. I get it...I've been guilty of it....I just think it might be time to take those signs in the galley down....let's be honest here.

    Lately it's been 5-Star enforcing the code.....not the boats! Kudos to them for stepping up ......even at the cost of losing money.
     
  12. Steve K

    Steve K Hey, I'm gettin' bit...

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    I remember how small, a few of them would have been perfect bait at Hurricane Bank.
    Not even school size, kindergarten size, couple of pre-schoolers. ;)
     
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  13. RockHopperNCKA

    RockHopperNCKA Well-Known "Member"

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    Hell Yeah!
     
  14. RockHopperNCKA

    RockHopperNCKA Well-Known "Member"

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    Looks like a young lady on the Intrepid just landed a 228# BFT on day 2 of an 8 day.
     
  15. Lake

    Lake I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Look what Big Al caught on the Excel. Same grade.
     
  16. RockHopperNCKA

    RockHopperNCKA Well-Known "Member"

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    Yeah. Looking' good!

    I'm hopin' to take a trip on the X next year.
     
  17. Soda Pop

    Soda Pop I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I am on the Excel 16 day trip in Nov. Great boat!
     

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