Off We Go... Excel 17-day

Discussion in 'San Diego Long Range fishing Reports' started by Rodless_Jim, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. Rodless_Jim

    Rodless_Jim I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    So I am not going to promise to send a report every day, but I'll try to keep you all posted.

    For now, we loaded up as you would expect, got a VERY nice load of bait, and headed out. The 'dines are big fat, and well-cured. With any luck, the tuna will like them.

    The weather seems pretty nice to me. The boat is rolling a LITTLE bit, but I didn't really notice. Some other folks feel like it could be smoother, but I don't see how. It's a little cool, though. My after dinner cigar on the sun deck definitely required a sweatshirt...

    This is an INTERESTING group. I like them a lot, and I think this will be a fun and fantastic trip. Still, they ARE different...

    No word yet on where we're going. Story is, the Royal Polaris had a very good night last night, and that will probably affect our decision. Guess we'll see how the conditions shape up. If I had to guess, I'd say we'll head straight for the Hurricane Bank, but it's a decision that Justin will make a little farther South.

    Yes, I am pretty pumped!

    It's late now, though, especially since I am still on Mexico City (i.e. Central) time. Even though I had a nice nap this afternoon, I'll be headed to bed soon.

    Talk to you all when there's something to tell...
     
  2. hilltop

    hilltop lurking in the shallows

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    go get um chulango!
     
  3. Fishybuzz

    Fishybuzz fishybuzz

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    Good luck Jim......hope you get your cow....
     
  4. SALTYDAWG

    SALTYDAWG Advertiser Advertiser

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    we want a report twice a day, dont be a slacker LOL
     
  5. conchydong

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    Have fun and good luck Jim.
     
  6. harddrive

    harddrive Wish I Was Fishing!

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    Have a good time Jim. Hope you win in bingo. :D
     
  7. Soda Pop

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

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    Jim soon you will be in the zone. I will look for the reports and have a fun and safe trip.
     
  8. vegasandre

    vegasandre I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    With the great fishing the RP had past two days - it seems like this trip is timed perfectly. Good luck and get your sleep now- with the current night bite happening
     
  9. fishordie

    fishordie I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Please give Pat Gallagher a kiss for me....

    Jamie
     
  10. titan05

    titan05 Pelagic Terminator

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    tight lines and screaming drags

    got cow?

    Get some Jim
     
  11. wxdunn

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    Have a great trip, Jim! You are already off to a pretty good start. Couple days to go before you get down to the bank. Enjoy the ride...
     
  12. Rodless_Jim

    Rodless_Jim I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Thanks all! Not much happening...we had a dart tournament, and I lost.

    Great group of guys, with their own "flavor." The food is good, and the reports coming from the RP are encouraging.

    I am making wind ons, wahoo bait leaders, etc. We stopped for squid, but all we managed to scare up is one damned big Humboldt. I imagine we'll stop again tomorrow

    As for me and my cow, I think we have a date for Tuesday at Hurricane!

    Bill, I am NOT slacking...there just isn't an awful lot going on yet.

    ;)
     
  13. SALTYDAWG

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    Thats OK Jim, I meant when you get down to fishing LOL
     
  14. fyermn

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    Jim, I am on the May 9th trip, so I am really interested in how you do on this trip, what gear you are using, and when(time of day) the fish bite. I am getting all my gear together right now. Thanks for the reports.
     
  15. Soda Pop

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

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    Jim looks like you will be in the zone tomorrow. Enjoy the ride down and get ready for those fat Tuna and fast Wahoo on the prowl. Keep us posted. I leave May 11 on a 15 day myself.
     
  16. kbray001

    kbray001 Well-Known "Member"

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    Sounds like fun.
     
  17. Rodless_Jim

    Rodless_Jim I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    OK, so dinner on Day 3 is in the books. Baked chicken with Pomegranate-Molasses glaze. Pretty darned good. Jason can cook, boys. I have been very moderate in my eating habits, but every meal has been tasty at the least, and couple of them have been pretty memorable. I am going to have to watch myself.

    This charter, as many have commented, is a different animal. There are events...like the dart tournament...that are distinctly different than what you find on other charters. I do not always enjoy such events, especially with people I don't know well. Even so, I am going with the flow. It does pass the time, anyway. I will be happy when we get to the fishing, though.

    I went ahead and put my reels on today. We don't start fishing until probably 10:00 Wednesday morning, but I was too impatient. Besides, we'll put on top shots and test drags tomorrow, so this afternoon was as good a time as any. I still need to make up a few more top shots and some kite leaders. Otherwise, though, I'm in good shape.

    My arsenal:

    * ATD 50W + UC Gladiator
    * Makaira 50II + GF770XXXH
    * Makaira 50II + GF770XXXH
    * Avet Pro 30W + SS6463XXXH
    * Makaira 20II SEa + GF770XXH
    * Makaira 20II SEa + SS 2x4
    * Tiagra 30W LRS + CS Troller (don't know the model)
    * Saltist 35 2-speed + UC Wahoo
    * Saltist 35 2-speed + GUSA (now UC) Predator
    * Saltist 35 2-speed + GF700XH
    * Saltiga 50 2-speed + SS6470XH
    * Saltiga 50 2-speed + OC Rods Special Jig Stick

    By God, if that won't get it done, I don't know what will.

    Justin gave his tuna seminar today. He was up front recommending smaller hooks than I expected. Truth is, he recommended smaller hooks than I have...at least I don't have a whole lot of 5/0 and 6/0 Super Mutus and Sea Demons. I do have some, though, and some 6/0 Offshores. I also have 4/0 and 5/0 Gorillas, so I may have to use those. I guess we'll see.

    Word on the boat is that Royal Polaris had a big day today. Not sure how much truth is in that, but spirits here are high. One more long day of traveling and rigging, and one short night of the last gasp. Then we fish.

    I'll let you all know when and as we can.

    One caveat: I will be Goddamned if I will stop fishing to come inside and type. A nerd I may be, but not THAT much of nerd. I'll come on when I can. That's the best I can promise.

    ;)
     
  18. Longshot_Scott

    Longshot_Scott Newbie

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    Thanks for the info, Jim and we'll wait with "baited" breath - sorry, couldn't resist. In any case, best of wishes for a stellar trip with you and the gang down there, Jim! Can't wait to hear more.

    Stay safe,
    LongShot_Scott
     
  19. Paul Dennis

    Paul Dennis Member

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    I was on the last trip. Food was awesome and I gained like 9 pounds. Was already fat. Think about asking for half portions. Good luck to you guys. The dines were very good and I caught a couple of medium tunas on the ron Z.
     
  20. mischief1

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    Thanks Jim keep us posted Ill be on the next trip May 9. Good Luck
     

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