Offshore Oceanside to Lower SCI Ridge out 45m ( BFT Tonnage)

PENN

Capt Devo

Fish Hard
Mar 14, 2010
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Oceanside Bait at 7am great cured Dines
2 Hour run due South Flat Calm and OC
10am 1 boat on the Horizon The Lower Ridge
As I closed in to many schools too choose from all BFT
Went to huge Foamer of 30lb-40lb fish
Tossed out Dine and dropped in in the rod holder
Grabbed the Stella 80 fl launched Shim Anchovy FF instant bite
Got it halfway in and the Bait Rod screams out goes half the line gone
I am Solo !
Get the drag set on the bait stick then Bit Off (swallowed the hook)
5 more pumps on the FF deep color and it comes off comes off (O Well)
No problem there is a 3 mile area of breaking schools
Big problem the numerous schools went line shy (But Never Boat Shy)
Schools ate the paint off all of the Ten Boats that showed up
12 Noon the fish mostly moved off to the North then all gone
Lot of running and gunning pulling right on top or stopping way ahead
The way in was very wet and uncomfortable for my 20 ft CC
Not sure who caught what but it was a 3 hour morning bite
Water warm and a bit off color

I wanted to get one BFT on the boat before I went GoPro but just imagine huge schools of non boat shy 40lb BTF Crashing and Foaming 10 feet away for up to 5 minutes a pop. So..... tired I need a hug.
 
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rick rouland

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Jul 29, 2015
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rick rouland
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We found them halfway between 14 mile bank and 277.
First small school was best, but ours were not interested.
We tried bait, FF and colt snipers.
Next 4-5 schools up and down before we could get to them.
 
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finsane

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Kman

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Robalo R180 Trailer Trash
This is why I like bluefin (like WSB) as a bycatch. We’ve caught a half dozen or so to 60# in the last two trips.
 
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