PAC Queen 7/3

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  1. Rimack

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    20318B30-8832-4ECD-9457-3503400DDE52.jpeg We loaded up with some nice dines and cleared the point around 9pm
    and headed south west cruising at around 8-9 knots.
    We got to the snotty fishing grounds around 4am ish where tangle town
    would soon begin...((it was a sold out show!)) about 15 of us put out flat falls for nada.
    If I had to guess Id say we were boxing the 425 with some of the other fleet, the tuna pens and nados were in sight for most of the trip.
    Lots of life all afternoon, breaking yellowfin,boneheads,yellowtail and of course bluefin, dolphins and birds, lots and lots of birds, the weather did lay down some after 12pm.
    A few guys were throwing snippers off the bow for zero, I dropped my snipper back on the slide a number of times with no luck.

    Fly-line and weighted fly-line (3-4oz) and a stick of butter o_O was the call for this scratchy trip.
    Most of us fished hard at all the stops...but none fished harder than my wife, she fished 100% of all the stops and got the skunk.
    Yellowtail would be the predominant catch for this trip.
    I was blessed early with this # 90, Gottem on a 3oz. weighted fly-line.
    My UC raptor 76 paired with a HX raptor, 450 yards of toro tamer (80) and 20ft of #60 blackwater with a 1/0 circle hook made short work of this pelagic...30 min. Im very impressed with this rod to say the least !

    I can't say enough about the Pac Queen, Captain Gavin and crew are top notch hard working professionals, simply the best in my book. Im happy for you guys who get to fish her often!
    Also a really good group of folks on this trip, hope to see them again.
    Thank you to my beautiful wife and best friend who sucked it up and headed out with me even though you weren't feeling well.


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  2. jughead

    jughead Well-Known "Member"

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    Congrats!!! Was that on a torpedo rubber band set up or sliding egg sinker?
     
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  3. Tuna Vic

    Tuna Vic I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Nice one for sure,congrats!
     
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  4. gettingbentwithbo

    gettingbentwithbo Get Bent!

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    Thats a nice one! Good work
     
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  5. Rimack

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    torpe with rubber band
     
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  6. stairman

    stairman ......

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    I call bs on the wife with no pics!
     
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  7. jughead

    jughead Well-Known "Member"

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    That’s a trophy!!!!! Did you use your low gear on your Avet HX?
     
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  8. Rimack

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    Touché
     
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  9. InDeepShip

    InDeepShip Well-Known "Member"

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    Any recommendations for something to bring on that trip? I'm going out on a 2.5 day trip on the 16th
     
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  10. Rimack

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    you bet ! when I got it straight up and down
     
  11. Rimack

    Rimack Old School

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    youth !!!
    We each had 4 rigs set up. 2 #40,1# 50, 1# 60
    you can always drop one of the 40's to a #30 if need be
     
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  12. AndyJ

    AndyJ Well-Known "Member"

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    Nice fish and definitely a great trip with your wife fishing hard. That's what it's all about. Next time she will probably catch the big tuna. Ask me how I know, my wife is famous for doing just that and out fishing me.
     
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  13. Rimack

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    I know what you mean!!
    She did well last November
     
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    Good job landing the fish
     
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    Nice tuna. Thanks for the report.
     
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    Thanks for the report!
     
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    dctalk523 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Fished on the same trip. Absolute mind boggling amount of fish seen. When the anchovy goes away, it may be an epic season. We had to make 30+ stops on bird schools, foamers, breezing fish, and they would just swim away. If I was heading out I would try working the slide with a small colt sniper, with different hooks (single LARGE)
    In regards to the crew on the Pacific Queen they worked their butts off
    all day. Eyes on the water glassing all day, and when there were hookups a crew member was right at your side. A buddy landed a 30LB Bluefin and it managed to get tangled with another fish at color.
    I thought for sure one was going bye, bye. Gavin and Andrew I believe stepped in and landed both fish. Truly a sight to see a well oiled crew execute.

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