PV February 1-5

scott v

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Quick Report:

We were on the No Tuna No Chinga Feb 1-5. Weather was up which made the fishing difficult at times. Fish didn’t really want to bite though.

Day One: We had three on the kite and one on a fly line cabbie. Fish on the kite were all under 100, fly lined fish was in the 140 range. Late afternoon into dark for all the fish.

Day Two: Lost the morning of fishing as we rescued a panga that almost sank from the weather the previous night. Panga filled with water and beached itself to avoid sinking. Three guys, no life jackets, and two can not swim, what could go wrong. Life is definitely more important than fish though. Again, late afternoon/evening we had two fish on the balloon. One under 90 and one just shy of 200.

Day Three: We has two little tuna on the fly lined cabbies (20-30lbs) which were promptly released. At least something finally bit bait. Two others on the balloon, a 273 and one under 100.

Captain showed us the fish finder and pretty much ever where we fished had a solid thick line between 100-150 feet, pelagic crab. Every fish we caught was full of crab. We never saw any crab on the surface so not exactly sure if that’s what the tuna were crashing on or if they were on micro baits. Whatever it was they didn’t want cabbies.

Crew was excellent and the boat was nice. We did take a beating going out but that would of happened on any boat. We fished jigs: flat falls, pl68’s, nomads, feathers and some other creations to no avail. Trolled skippes for no takers. We saw plenty of fish in the afternoons, they just didn’t want to bite.

Wasn’t planning on posting so didn’t really take any pictures. Video clip is the weather when we pulled the panga from the beach.
 

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when we were leaving Sat. night 2/1/20 we gave the Panga crew some food as they were running low. I was not the nicest water conditions that night for sure. Glad that you got into some fish.
 
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woodfish330

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"RIPPLES".....alright not allot of fish, but you saved 3 people's lives!!! Maybe that's why "karma" ....GOD... and the Universe put you there. The circle there brother will come back around, you'll see. "The Fisher of Men". Thanks for the report and picts.
 
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karlk1125

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Seems like fishing this time of year down there is always hit or miss due to the biomass of crab and micro bait. We did a 3.5 day on the Marla IV a few years ago in February in big weather (some swells were pushing 15ft with 25kt winds) and we had 1 tuna bite in 3 days. Glad to see you guys got a pick bite at least!