Discussion in 'San Diego Long Range fishing Reports' started by walkerman, Feb 20, 2014.
What would you expect to catch on an early November 8 day trip?
How early? And it has a lot to do with which boat and who's doing the driving. Andy took us all the way to the Potato Bank in '04.
I have a 9 day scheduled on the Vagabond that departs on November 1st,and I'm expecting to fish either the Alijos Rocks, the ridge or as Steve said one or some of the lower banks for Wahoo, Yellowfin (school size up to cows), Yellowtail and probably some dorado depending on location and how this year shapes up for the fleet.
Leaves Nov. 2 American Angler
Mostly yellowtail dorado and a shot at 50-100# tuna. Wahoo have been run over, but if a fresh bunch comes in a shot on those as well. I have been on a 8 day that went to the lower banks also. That ended up with two tuna up to 150#, no bueno...
My other concern is a 90 foot boat with 24 anglers....how is that?
In my opinion 8 day trips are best spring time through October. After that get on a 10 day. If something big starts biting on the lower banks that gets the frenzy started.....it's about 3 days each way....
expect all the misc fish you normally catch in Fall. Yellowtail, Dodo, some wahoo, lots of YFT....could be schoolie size YFT or cows....that time ya never know.
If the trip associated with that load and boat fit my schedule and budget I'd take it all day long!
I agree with all that has been posted ...... But if this is your 1st long range trip.... YOU WILL CATCH A HABIT !! Have fun .
I'm on the trip with you. I'm bringing 30#-130# on various rigs. PM me if you want to talk about anything. Now's a good time to plan gear purchases.
This isn't my first LR trip....it's just my first November trip, and my 1st on the AA.
You're going to like the Angler, great group of folks, and I've fished on this boat with 24 many times. Very manageable, especially on a drift. Yellowtail somewhere / everywhere. Mixed bag of other pelagics like Dorado, Yellowfin from footballs to 100 lbs and maybe a stray Wahoo or Grouper. Limits of fun and food for sure!
Congrats you have the habit...... YF , YT , Grouper , might anchor over night around turtle Sea Bass at night is a blast . Wahoo & Dorado often swim in the same location .Last year on the RR I was shaking of bull dorado as they were hitting my raider jig came home with 2 nice wahoo .... lost more than I caught though. Have a good trip .
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