Pac Queen 2.5 5/25

Discussion in 'Southern California Offshore Fishing Reports' started by thrasher949, May 25, 2015.

  1. thrasher949

    thrasher949 Member

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    First trip of the year..... Headed down south to San Quintin Area about 50 miles offshore. Trolled and patty hopped all day. Water was blue and 64ish. We stopped on a couple paddies and all that was there was rat YT. We finally got 1 YF on the troll with a purple halco at was about 20lb. Wind was blowing 15 and the seas were 3-4ft with white caps on top. Overall it was disappointing first day, tough conditions to spot fish and paddies. Cap was frustrated like everyone else and decided we would head to Colonet in hopes of better YT.

    Woke up on anchor and weather looked worse.... Full grey and little bit more wind. Water was cold and turned over pretty ugly at 58. We tried a couple spots but there was nothing happening. At 10 we waved the flag and headed back out offshore... Finally got to some blue water around 1230 but the seas were 5-6 I'd guess about 10 sec apart. We did a paddy stop for YT still small but there was at least 1 10lb model on the boat. About 2 hours later finally found some YF and worked a school for about and hour and half. I got a 40lb on a flatfall and another 20lb on dine fly. Cleaned up the decks and tried again on the troll. Just before sunset we hit it again. Got some more Tuna on the deck and 1 mako that was about 3ft. I got 1 25lb model on a Dino butt hook.

    Overall great trip, just required some patience, but again it's MAY!!!! Great crew, great food and had a badass time.
     
  2. jer dog

    jer dog Fishing is life

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    great report, trips in May are a coin flip, you just have to fish the weather windows mother nature gives you ,
    because with wind over 10 knots patty hopping sucks.
     
  3. eldorado

    eldorado Member

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    Thanks for the report. What color flat fall did the yet go for?
     
  4. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Wow, way to stay with it for tuna in snot conditions!
     
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  5. clintonstick

    clintonstick Well-Known "Member"

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    great report,sounds like you did good for amount of fish caught.Who was the captain?40 lb yf very nice fish,what pound line on the flyline.
     
  6. Paddyman1

    Paddyman1 I love pangas

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    Fishing and patience coincide with one another, even when frothing at the mouth. Congrats on the nice YFT. Thanks for the report.
     
  7. socalangler22

    socalangler22 Yellowtail

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    Seems as the weather was crappy for all but still managed what they could on fishing! Great report thanks for sharing!
     
  8. Tunahead

    Tunahead Long Time Tuna Abused Member

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    Way to gut it out like the rest of the fleet. Some is better than none I always say. LOL
     
  9. thrasher949

    thrasher949 Member

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    Got em on 40lb floro, they were not any more aggressive on 25lb cause I tried. Captain was Joe, and the co-cap forgot his name was on Red Rooster III.
     
  10. thrasher949

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    Sardine 130gram. I fished it unconviential though. Threw on the downwind corner at a 45 angle and reeled it up when it was veritical dead behind the boat. Tried to stay out of the flyline tangles that way, the bow was filled with people trying to land fish, or lazy retrievers. Worked good though, right where they were tossing chum out.
     
  11. clintonstick

    clintonstick Well-Known "Member"

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    where was drew,i fished 2 trips early this year one he was there and one he was not.The nicest deckhands of any boat i have been on and if nick was the cook he is cool.
     
  12. thrasher949

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    Nick was the cook, definitely did not go hungry that's for sure!!!
     
  13. fishsmith

    fishsmith Captain

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    Spring fishing, way to score in tough conditions.
     
  14. The Dr.

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    Nice report. not too shabby for May trip. Hope the tuna fill in soon!
     
  15. Steve K

    Steve K Hey, I'm gettin' bit...

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    Bet you're really glad you didn't hook that 40 lb tuna on 25, right? That would have been an "ass bleed corn hole job" You mean the co-cap currently works on the Rooster? Just subbing in for this trip?
     

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