Nice Yellowfin @ the 43!!!

Discussion in 'Southern California Offshore Fishing Reports' started by chaser5539, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. chaser5539

    chaser5539 Member

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    Chase
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    We got a scoop early from Dana (3:45am) & set sail out on a line thru the 209, 181, to the 43 Fathom. Bumpy ride made paddy spotting very difficult. After stopping on a mysterious Navy metal tube bobbing in the water, quickly tossed it back in, & pushed on to the 43. Approx 30-50+ boats in the fleet spread out doing every trick in the book from kites, high speed troll, drift, low speed, green stick, the works. Majority seemd to be on the long soak. We trolled for hrs1-2 with no strikes but we were metering fish between 50 & 150ft. So we set up our drift. We set them thruout the water column, fly line tiny Mack, light sinker sardine, 8oz dropper tiny Mack set at what we guess was about 60 ft. Around 10:30am big tuna started hitting the surface but nothing we saw was biting up top. Luckily enough the fish strikes our heaviest reel with 100lb mono on the dropper. Was able to get it to the boat 20 minutes later. My best matey James & Cousin Grady stuck the slob like pro hands & tossed her in, just about 600 yards from the Intrepid. We were Stoked! 72.6lb yellowfin tuna

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  2. surfgoose

    surfgoose active geezer

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    Great report! Thanks.
     
  3. fishytaco

    fishytaco Newbie

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    WTG on sticking it out. :beerbang::beerbang::beerbang:
     
  4. Ali

    Ali Master of Nothing Admin

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    That is a local trophy! Congrats dood.
     
  5. mshsu

    mshsu Well-Known "Member"

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    Great job and awesome fish!
     
  6. Tunahead

    Tunahead Long Time Tuna Abused Member

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    NICE ONE! Solid work. Nice fish! LOL
     
  7. jdmanowar

    jdmanowar Member

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    congrats! so awesome:rockin:
     
  8. gunnyslinger

    gunnyslinger I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    That's a big local YFT! Damn will we remember these days.
     
  9. hookupfish

    hookupfish Newbie

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    nice catch!!!
     
  10. Tackleho619

    Tackleho619 Member

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    Awesome, wtg!!!
     
  11. Fishingguy

    Fishingguy I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Huge!!!! Great job!
     
  12. Paddyman1

    Paddyman1 I love pangas

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    Poki for a month! :appl:
     
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  13. dunfishin

    dunfishin Member

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    Wowsers sweet catch!
     
  14. HIGH HOOK

    HIGH HOOK Captain

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    VEEEEEEEERy NICE REPORT!!!!
     
  15. bloodfart

    bloodfart gentleman asshole

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    Looks bigger than 72# !!
     
  16. Long Beach Bob

    Long Beach Bob Member

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    When I grow up, I want to be just like you.....:)
     
  17. Second Row

    Second Row You Should Have Been Here Yesterday

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    Congrats.. and thank you for the report
     
  18. Ryan Gay

    Ryan Gay Member

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    Thanks for your report. Especially since I plan to work that same area Wed and Thur out of Oceanside. I have a ho post in trip planning. 1 of those is all I want. Gonna look for dodos and yt too.
     
  19. jiggyn

    jiggyn Do you even fish?

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    Good grade right there
     
  20. Dallas33

    Dallas33 Newbie

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    Good job show them sporty boats how it's done.
     

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