Quick report: Pacifica 5/19/22

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tunanorth

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Not a PENN Fishing University trip, I just wanted to get out and test a few things, plus put some mileage on the shiny new Carnage III "west coast" rods [factory issue]. Prior to getting them, I had been using the all-black "stealth" field-test rods.
Left at 8:00 PM Thursday 5/18, drove about 80 miles south, and started looking around at about 4:00 AM.
Running and gunning on scattered schools that did not want to co-operate, only one 50-pound bluefin caught right at sunrise on a knife jig.
Fish were scarce until after lunch, when we hooked a few on sinkered baits and various jigs. Almost all of them were 15-25 pounds, though I got lucky and got an 84-pounder.
Stopped on around 6 kelp paddies, only two had any yellowtail at all.
We worked our way north, continuing to stop on scattered schools, with the occasional bite on 15-25 pounders, mostly on sinkered baits, and I think one or two on flylined baits. I managed to get three 20-pounders using a 170 gram Williamson Kensaki jig, retrofitted with a 2/0 Owner ST66 treble.
The last hour before making the 7-hour trek home was spent with "the fleet", and got a few more schoolies on sinkered baits.
29 passengers; 21 bluefin and 3 yellowtail.
Weather was fairly flat the whole time, but there was a little bit of a chill wind, so be sure to at least bring a sweatshirt.
Captain Sandro Viola and crew of the Pacifica were exemplary as always.

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Scott McPherson

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Aug 17, 2017
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Scott
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Not a PENN Fishing University trip, I just wanted to get out and test a few things, plus put some mileage on the shiny new Carnage III "west coast" rods [factory issue]. Prior to getting them, I had been using the all-black "stealth" field-test rods.
Left at 8:00 PM Thursday 5/18, drove about 80 miles south, and started looking around at about 4:00 AM.
Running and gunning on scattered schools that did not want to co-operate, only one 50-pound bluefin caught right at sunrise on a knife jig.
Fish were scarce until after lunch, when we hooked a few on sinkered baits and various jigs. Almost all of them were 15-25 pounds, though I got lucky and got an 84-pounder.
Stopped on around 6 kelp paddies, only two had any yellowtail at all.
We worked our way north, continuing to stop on scattered schools, with the occasional bite on 15-25 pounders, mostly on sinkered baits, and I think one or two on flylined baits. I managed to get a couple of 20-pounders using a 170 gram Williamson Kensaki jig, retrofitted with a 2/0 Owner ST66 treble.
The last hour before making the 7-hour trek home was spent with "the fleet", and got a few more schoolies on sinkered baits.
29 passengers; 21 bluefin and 3 yellowtail.
Weather was fairly flat the whole time, but there was a little bit of a chill wind, so be sure to at least bring a sweatshirt.
Captain Sandro Viola and crew of the Pacifica were exemplary as always.

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Hey Steve
Thanks for the report well done. Tell us about the gear and rigging you caught that one on. Looks like direct tie.
Regards
Scott
 
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tunanorth

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Hey Steve
Thanks for the report well done. Tell us about the gear and rigging you caught that one on. Looks like direct tie.
Regards
Scott


International 16VISX w/100-pound Berkley Pro-Spec solid braid. Rod is a Carnage III "West Coast" model, a 7 foot Rail Rod rated 80-130.
Good eye!
Williamson Koika 250gr. jig w/Owner #3/0 ST-66 treble hook.
Jig was "Daytime" rigging; direct tied to a 25-foot 100-pound wind-on.
 
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tunanorth

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Williamson Koika jig in the picture, Steve?


Williamson Koika 250gr., w/ Owner #3/0 ST-66 treble hook and also Owner rings.
 
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Scott McPherson

Throw a couple of Wilson’s here
Aug 17, 2017
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Califonia
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Scott
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Shogun
International 16VISX w/100-pound Berkley Pro-Spec solid braid. Rod is a Carnage III "West Coast" model, a 7 foot Rail Rod rated 80-130.
Good eye!
Williamson Koika 250gr. jig w/Owner #3/0 ST-66 treble hook.
Jig was "Daytime" rigging; direct tied to a 25-foot 100-pound wind-on.
How were you fishing that? Sink out, burning, yo yo? Give us a good description please. It’s really appreciated Steve.
Thanks
Scott
 
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tunanorth

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How were you fishing that? Sink out, burning, yo yo? Give us a good description please. It’s really appreciated Steve.
Thanks
Scott


On this particular day, all of my jig bites came "on the sink".
From what I observed, most all of the other anglers' jig bites were also on the sink.
 
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