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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    Speaking of Pat, he just got a 207 on the Yummie Flyer.
     
  2. harddrive

    harddrive Wish I Was Fishing!

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    Hope you get a chance. :)
     
  3. fishordie

    fishordie I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Hi Jim,

    Yup, Pat is a dear friend and complete Knucklehead. We have a great time Long Ranging together. Glad to hear he did well but you will have to tell him for me his Cow was a hand off. I assume Jason did the Yummy's or did someone else handle the task??? Those things are a blast and Jason is the master. You are right, Pat must be on his best behavior cuz if that had been anyone he knew.... Oh my...Now stop Writing and go fish.....

    Jamie
     
  4. Fishybuzz

    Fishybuzz fishybuzz

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    Jim forget the wahoo go cow fishing.....you still have time....
     
  5. Rodless_Jim

    Rodless_Jim I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Time is up. We were going to fish until midnight before pulling the plug, but the weather is bad (the wind is blowing), and the fish did a Houdini. At 9:45, Justin called it a trip. There will be no cow for me this time around. I may have set a personal best, though.

    I caught 10 yellowfin tuna (tagged six, I believe), and if I'm counting correctly, I have six wahoo in the RSW, five of them of very nice size...all about 40lbs, I guess. The tuna I kept went, as best I can tell, 180lbs, 175lbs, 140lbs, 140lbs, 100lbs, and 60lbs. All are estimates...but not MY estimates. Each may be significantly smaller, and I don't care.

    Fishing was tough, as the bite was extremely picky. I spent countless hours at the rail not getting bit, trying all the tricks I know, and all of the new ones I've learned on this trip. That's the way it goes. I guess I'll have to go again next year, huh?

    We are on our way to Alijos. Weather and time permitting, we'll try for some yellowtail on Sunday morning. We are expected back at the dock Tuesday morning.

    For those of you getting ready to go out, tight lines and have a blast!
     
  6. widgeon

    widgeon Ex-Hunter and gatherer

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    Sounds like fun, but a long time out.
    You definitely got a freezer full of tasty fish and it sounds like it was a good time.
    Can't beat that.
    Good luck with the yella's on the way home.
     
  7. harddrive

    harddrive Wish I Was Fishing!

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    Oh well. Better then working. I'd take a 60lber any day then going to work. :D

    Hope the weather doesn't beat you guys up the next 4 days.
     
  8. mischief1

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    Thanks Jim enjoyed your reports. I got some good info for my trip departing May 9 on the big X. Safe travels home.
     
  9. Rubberhook2

    Rubberhook2 Local Bluefin

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    Sounds like a great trip and the opportunities were there...

    I think way to much emphasis is placed on getting a 200lb fish.

    I remember getting one that went 199.7 back at the dock on a PL68...should I have been disappointed? Not....

    I have had fish smaller than 200 kick my ass more than one over 200.

    My first cow came to the boat in 12 minutes on the heavy kite gear and I felt robbed of the thorough ass beating I was expecting.

    I always just felt fortunate that I was even in a position to be at a place like the NW corner of Clarion, The Hurricane, Clipperton, etc.

    Many people will never get to experience the things we see at places like that and the opportunties they present...and that always kept things in perspective for me.

    Great report Jim.
     
  10. Normmclean

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    Great reports Jim I really appreciate you taking the time out of your trip to keep us all informed and wishing we were there at the rail with you. I think I was on one of the worst trips in history so I know how slow fishing can bee but I think you scratched out a nice score. I wonder did anyone ever gut open a tuna stomach on the trip to see what the fish were on? looks like they chewed the puffers pretty hard but I know sometimes the red crab feeding is on and the poor sardine doesent look that great next to an all you can eat crab fest. Again many thanks jim great info for those of us who are about to head out.
     
  11. XL1

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    Yeah Jim....
     

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  12. hot tuna

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  13. Soda Pop

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

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    Nice skinny Jim !!!
     
  14. reellady

    reellady I'd rather be catching TUNA

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    Wahoo!!!
     
  15. chef tom

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    Wow! Three post in a row from Fresno . I knew this place had some life to it!
     
  16. screamingreel

    screamingreel Long Range Fanatic

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    Congratulations, Jim!

    It sounds like you had a great trip dispite some tough conditions. ~800 lbs. of YFT combined with over 200 lbs. of Wahoo is a great trip in my book (no pun intended). We all appreciate you taking the time and effort to write the reports.

    Thank you,

    - Jeff
     
  17. pmurphy

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    "I remember getting one that went 199.7 back at the dock on a PL68...should I have been disappointed? Not...."

    199.7 plus the PL68 is well over 200 pounds! Do the rules say you have to weigh the fish only after retrieving your bait?
     
  18. The Bushman

    The Bushman The Bushman

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    Way to go Jim.... great report... I''ll probably see you Tues am... if not I'll hear from you...
     
  19. JohnTFT

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    Jim,

    Congrats on a great trip. The tenacity is key. Rail time is always the difference.

    You had both.

    Thank you. For many things.

    Great stuff here.
     
  20. shajcl

    shajcl Well-Known "Member"

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    Congratulations on your trip. The 200#yft is just a "number". Looked like you caught lots of QUALITY yfts. I did not get a cow either during my recent trip. But you know what? I was perfectly happy with my catch. As others had pointed out, those mid to high hundred pounders are tougher to land. Besides you got a good catch of wahoos. You should look back and reflect the challenges you have overcame on this trip. Enjoy the nice ride up the line. Looking forward to fish with you in three months on the 7-day.

    Jeff
     

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