no tuna, but but but........

MikeyLikesIt

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Fished with Harry and Ed today, my son is out for a visit from Arizona, and I wanted to put him on some good tuna fishing.

Should have been there yesterday, went out west to a spot where Harry whacked um yesterday......out near the border a bit southwest of the 182.

8 miles of so west of the 9, the water turned cold and lifeless so we came back into the 67degree water. Stopped near a paddy and soaked some baits for a long time, Jonathan picks up the jig stick with the Blue and chrome Tady 9 and lets it sink out a few thousand feet. He is standing there talking to Harry about how cool it would be to hook an opah, as he has never caught one.
I have. Harry has.

Guess what? YES! HOOKUP! on the 900H! This thing ran like a tuna more than a few times, and when it came up we just couldnt believe it!

WoW!

We hung in there for the afternoon bite, but , they just werent there today. OH WELL! :D
 

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ConSeaMate

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Very Cool!......
 

patnrex

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Awesome, I've only seen an Opah in pics. One day I hope to get lucky. Maybe Monday if I can get out there.
 

?? fisherman

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Gawd I hate you :D

I believe one was caught yesterday as well.

The fact that you were just talking about it and then hook-up.......... incredible!

Congrats!

The unknown fisherman:p:
 

Headshot

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Congrats on a nice Opah!
They're heavier than they look arent they!
Try some sahimi style, its awesome!
Thanks for the report and pic's!
Tim
 

SeaDawg

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Just another killer day on the pond :)

Congrats Jonathan :cheers:

Hope your last day in San Diego was a good one for you :)
 

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Like father like son.................................how cool is that!


Nice job guys :rockin:
 

sdangler

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Mikey is an Opah magnet...
 

exfactor

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Nice fish.... A picture started to load of the fish coming up to gaff, then went away. Could you post that shot please? Very cool picture. Mikey
 

Az.monkey

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Which one ?
Looks like the apple didn't fall to far from the tree Mikey.....Congrats Johnathan !
 

makohunterz

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Do you think you could spare some meat never tried opah before?:supergay:
 

5150dude

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That thing looks like Mr. Limpit with a beer budda!
Very tasty I hear.
Big congrats!
 

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One of these days,I swear to god,Im gonna get me one of those:).
Today was a scratchy day for sure,my worst day this season,only managed 2 28 lbers and a football albi between me and my bro...this seasons been good to me.
 

Big Skin

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Dude I want to go Opah fishing with you. You guys kill them. Great job!
 

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Nice! About 5 weeks ago my buddy Rob Perry(on the slide) nailed a 95 pounder,we were soaking baits on little Bluefin and what do you know,after 45 minutes,20 lb,and some stick I'd fish bass with!What a surprize,and I must say,such a unique beautiful fish,it never felt so good to sink a gaff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Skip Jackson

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Harry,

Quit your day job!