Pacific Queen 10/4 Quick Report

Discussion in 'Southern California Offshore Fishing Reports' started by bajaspearo, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. bajaspearo

    bajaspearo Member

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    Went out on the Pacific Queen, fished Wednesday, behind SCI.
    6 am, skipper metered a school of tuna, couple of scoops, and we started hooking them on a plunker bite.
    This school had fish from 25 to 60 lbs. Bait not very good, but if you took the time/effort to find the right croid, would pretty much get bit every time.

    I hooked and landed 2 from this school, both over 50. School stayed with the boat for a couple of hours, I think we took 15 or so of the bigger models from this stop.

    Later in the morning, we anchored up closer to the island and got into solid 10-25lb yellowtail, plus smaller grade bluefin, 12-25lb size.

    What works for the bluefin:
    I was fishing 25# fluoro (pink Seaguar) with a Size 1/0 Owner Gorilla light J hook. Couple folks got bit on 30 and 40 but I was able to get bit instantly with the lighter outfit. I'm using over 120 yards of mono top shot over braid, and then connecting 4 feet of fluoro leader. During the passenger meeting, they called it out that most guys were getting more bites for some reason with this setup. You also get more stretch, play with the mono and helps from tearing a hole, pulling the hook. (IMHO, plus others who limited on the boat as well). So it also means you can fish a pretty tight drag without breaking your line or full stress testing your knots:), which you'll want to do as these fish will rejuvenate if you don't keep enough pressure to break their will. Nose hook the dine. All fish caught zzon bait. We tried flatfalls, etc, but no success.

    Yellows ate bait.

    Nice volume of fish, great weather. Good luck out there.

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  2. bassmeister

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    Nice grade of fish. I hope our boat can find some of those tomorrow.
     
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  3. bajaspearo

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    you will, just be ready to go early in the morning.
     
  4. bajaspearo

    bajaspearo Member

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    Almost finished with the storage...doh, so much work.

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  5. thefishcatcher

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    Awesome job, thanks for the report.
     
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  6. Triggerfish

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    Excellent. Congrats!
     
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  7. Pgnracr

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    Great job on storage
     
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  8. RockyGizmo

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    Awesome fishy tale... thanks for sharing pics, experience and tips.
    Damn, those shrink wrapped fillets look really good.
    Really nice quality fish too.
     
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  9. loco jigs

    loco jigs Newbie

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    Was your trip a 1.5?
     
  10. Tunahead

    Tunahead Long Time Tuna Abused Member

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    Good job...best eating grade of tuna there!
     
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  11. bajaspearo

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    one day
     
  12. bajaspearo

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    thanks for the words, they are really tasty, so are those yellows by the way. panko lil strips and all of a sudden all the neighborhood kids are in our kitchen.

    Deckies did a solid job cutting the loins, collars and bellies. flesh never touched water, gut removal was careful, fish cored after being gaffed, left to finish on deck before being dropped into the hold.
     
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  13. Blue Frontier

    Blue Frontier Well-Known "Member"

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    Good job. Thanks for the report.
     
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  14. Cubeye

    Cubeye I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    When you say Owner light, are you referring to the Owner Mutu Light? Circle hook or J hook?
     
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  15. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Not easy landing 50 pound Tuna on 25, fine job!
     
  16. bajaspearo

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    Owner Gorilla Light j-hook.
     
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  17. bajaspearo

    bajaspearo Member

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    thanks Cory. I know you know!
    but a lot of fun and pain rolled up together
     

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