Out of bait just as we found Blue Fin school

Discussion in 'Southern California Offshore Fishing Reports' started by bill lau, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. Billy L

    Billy L USCG licensed Captain

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    Fished North of 1010 where everybody was. Very fishy area. A lot of boats were just doing long soaks. We didn't arrive the 1010 area and missed the early Albie bite that some got because we could only do 10 knots on the way down. My normal 2 am launch and doing 15 knots to arrive 1010 at grey light did not happen because it was rough heading down. We were getting bait in the harbor when the wind was at maybe 13 knots. I was actually considering call it off.

    Of yeah, that lovely bait. More than half of them rolled by the time we arrived to the area.

    We had a couple of blind strike on YF and BF early on and some decent yellows and dodos. Just when we had a blind strike at about noon, we were out of bait. We landed the 15#. BFs were mugging the dead bait that we chummed around the boat but would not eat chunk bait. Bummer! If we had live sardines to use for bait and chum, we probably would have stayed there a couple of hours.

    Ocean Oddyssey drove by and I called the captain to trade BF for bait but he didn't copy. Too bad because I would have invited them to the school also and they did not have BF in their count today.
    We ended up with 1 YF, 4 BF, 2 dodos and 2 YT.

    The condition died down and I was able to cruise back at 24 knots.

    We fished with Cory, tunaslam. Very nice gentleman and very good fisherman. He has 6500 posts. He helped with drivingthe boat both ways and helped clean the blood and filet the fish. It was nice fishing with him.
     

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  2. krazy karl

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    Sounds like a great trip, minus the bait situation. Thanks for the report!
     
  3. SeaHawk IV

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    Bummer about the bait but you still managed to come home with the right kind. Thanks for the report.
     
  4. 26grumpy

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    Looks like a load of nice eats!!!
     
  5. Tunahead

    Tunahead Long Time Tuna Abused Member

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    way to go Cory and Bill...hey SOME is mo=betta than none for damn sure! Nice!
     
  6. The Sea Hag

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    Sorry... yah, we ran out of bait yesterday just we found a school of 35# class albies jumping... : (

    It was heartbreaking...!
     
  7. Foss

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    Nice pix and thanks for posting.
    Great that the weather laid down as the day progressed but it's been a tough year for keeping bait alive.
     
  8. MobilHomey

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    All the right kind... my God...! Right on...!
     
  9. PUDDLER

    PUDDLER John

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    Good report guys. Question, if they were eating the dead bait full speed why did you put a chunk on ? Why didn't you just put a hook in the dead and tos out more dead ?
     
  10. Billy L

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    Heartbreaking it was for us too.

    Where was the school and what time?

    We might be back out tomorrow, likely to leave even earlier.
     
  11. Billy L

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    We did, and with mega bait also. They just like them with 'no string attached'.
     
  12. Paul Ward

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    we fished saturday ran out of bait early the Constitution handed off a couple dips from their supply.The extra bait helped us add another BFT and a DODO to our already full ice chest.We ran into La Salina for cocktails,fresh MAHI dinner prepared for only $4 and beds.Sunday morning we made bait consisting of green and spainish makarel.The spanish mac worked great on YT and DODO, I wonder if tuna would bite them as well.We came back with a mixed bag of about 35 fish.
     
  13. freddyloan

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    All in all, sounds like a great day, nice report/pictures. Good job
     
  14. Darylfw

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    Great report and pics.
     
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    Corey
    I can see your eyes with the baseball cap on........
     
  16. ben88888

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    Great job Bill and gang. Despite bad weather and bait, you guys still managed to pull on the right stuff.
     
  17. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Yep a blast of a trip, thanks again Bill. I think if you look closely at the Tuna, you will notice the small fin on the BFT and longer fins on the YFT, pretty darn sure we had 4 YFT and 1BFT, also when cleaning the fish the BFt is so much redder in color. However, Tuna is Tuna and all are fun to catch and eat. Sashimi tonight!

    Cory
     
  18. ajon

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    good Job. Cory is great to fish with, forgot more than I know
     

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