Overnight on Pacific Queen

Discussion in 'Southern California Offshore Fishing Reports' started by [email protected], Aug 6, 2016.

  1. stacydl@sce.com

    [email protected] Tight Lines

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    Wow, is all I can say. 8 Blue-fin(1 @ 75, 4 between 100-200, one at 208, ad one at 250). I caught 1 @ 139. I had one BIG one get away, he bent the hook on a Shimano Flat fall after fighting him for an hour and a half.!! Has anyone ever heard of that? Early morning bite was only on flat fall, Afternoon bit was all on kite with the Flying fish lure. Will post pictures soon. This was the overnight trip of a lifetime for me!!! Awesome boat, awesome crew, (OK, well the cook is a little weird), but the best $250 bucks ever spent!!!!
     
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  2. fly liner

    fly liner I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Most people swap the hooks for something a bit bigger.

    Thanks for the report sound like good times
     
  3. kdrouet

    kdrouet Well-Known "Member"

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    Was there a kite rotation on the boat? Nice quick report and much appreciated.
     
  4. FlotillaKilla

    FlotillaKilla Member

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    I will be catching mine next week on the 9th

    Any one else booked on the 2 day?
     
  5. 4bruce

    4bruce Member

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    US or Mexican water?
     
  6. bkoo29

    bkoo29 Newbie

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    Awesome report!!! What size was the flat fall and color?


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  7. stacydl@sce.com

    [email protected] Tight Lines

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    Boat crew would get fish set on kite, Captain would randomly select a number and crew would hand you the rod. A little weird, but, it worked. 40 miles straight out. I guess I thought since the flat fall Shimano hooks were rated at 250 lbs, I was safe. I did swap out all my treble for owner gorilla hooks.

    139 lbs.jpg
     
  8. stacydl@sce.com

    [email protected] Tight Lines

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    It was a smaller flat fall, all they had in glow in the dark, we started fishing really early, maybe 4 am/

    Pac Queen.jpg
     
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  9. viti

    viti Newbie

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    Nice fish. What set up were you using with your flat fall?


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  10. Al B.Fishing

    Al B.Fishing Newbie

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    Eddie McEwen has been smiling from from above a lot this season,great job PQ crew,historical !!
     
  11. Mojo1

    Mojo1 Well-Known "Member"

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  12. vegasandre

    vegasandre I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Great report and awesome trip! Congrats on your big bluefin. I always swap out the hooks on the flat falls. You only need 7/0-10/0(depending on lure size) assist hook rigged to the front of the jig . Here is a pic on how to swap out and right the flat falls.

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  13. fishfish

    fishfish I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Nice catch Darryl. And time to update that dorado avatar huh ?
    Congrats...you killed it BIGTIME !!!
     
  14. mike a.

    mike a. Newbie

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    was it a personal fishing trip for the crew? how long did they fight the fish on kite before handing it off? who would want a handed off fish and not hook it them self? thats why we pay good money no?
     
  15. ReelTight

    ReelTight Reeltard

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    Pac queen is a top notch crew and they have one awesome cook!! Definitely the number one boat in the fleet, thus far!!

    Tight Lines!!
     
  16. makairaa

    makairaa I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Combination of reasons. Most guys do not know how to "fish" the kite and then do not get bites. They also miss lots of bites not knowing how to set the hook. Rarely do the crews fight the fish any longer than absolutely neccessary. If you do not want a hand off, just do not take a turn on the kite.
     
  17. So Cal Adventure

    So Cal Adventure Well-Known "Member"

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    Agree. When your number is chosen for the kite fish, just say "I pass" and keep working your flatfall.
     
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  18. freegaff2

    freegaff2 Well-Known "Member"

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    again, while the crew that knows how works the kite, you have a bait or jig in the water...kite isn't an easy thing to learn...crew just making the best of limited hours for the passengers. Nobody says you have to take the handoff, but I really doubt many actually turn it down ;)
     
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  19. get some

    get some So Cal Editor BD Writer

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    He would have loved this!
     
  20. saltwaterfish

    saltwaterfish Well-Known "Member"

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    someone always has to try to put a spin on something.
     
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