Quick WP tuna report 7/31

Ducky Duckworth

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Quick tuna report in case anyone is going tomorrow. We were on Duckworth Steve's boat @sgwill122

Think we have 20 in the boat. Got a good stop going at 36/56. Had to leave with fish under the boat to make the bar crossing before dark.


Steve can fill in the rest of the details.
Good luck.

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wdlfbio

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Awesome pic! Thanks for the quick report. I’m sure y’all are wiped out.
 
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dragonballs

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There are no hamachi in washington :D


Great report can’t wait to get back out there. Nice job guys
 

mrfish11

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Ducky Duckworth

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Kamania was out there with us. They helped direct us to some fish. Steve has more details on were we ran.

It was a great bunch of guys today. The closest guy in the picture is James, @Zulu on BD from Zufish. Thapp is on the bottom. I don't know his BD name. Steve is driving. It was a great crew with lots of laughs.
 

Storm1

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2nd picture says it all!
Thanks for the report. Fingers crossed for this weekend.
 

Genie Aye

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Sep 25, 2008
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Got a report from a friend that was out today also.
He got both a bluefin and a hamachi today.
Ah, you mean Buri....those we got...lol
 

sgwill122

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Feb 21, 2011
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Adding a few more details although a little late. We decided to run to the corners (46/125) as we heard there was some decent reports the day before. We stopped about 10 miles short and continued to troll that way. Within a few minutes we hooked a fish and crackered it at the boat shaking off cobwebs. We got trolling again and hooked another fish and were ready this time to convert. We had five bait lines in the water but the wind was blowing pretty good which was too many lines for conditions. Curt, now known as 'Ironman' grabbed a jig rod and got to work and hooked 3 fish one after the other but only one made it to the boat. I grabbed the other jig rod but could not hook a fish. We marked fish under the boat for 20 minutes but only had one bait rod go off which came off. We felt pretty good about the quick start. Then nothing happened for the next 7 hours. We saw the ARSC boats trolling in the distance most of the morning and early afternoon so figured we were in the right area. We could hear Oregon boats 15 miles south of us picking off sporadic fish and also could hear some Bloodydeckers about the same distance North trying to hail us but no one could hear our response. The wind died down and the water flattened out and the crew got some great naps. We figured the bite would turn back on in the afternoon but by 3:00 we decided to troll back North and were able to raise Kamania on the VHF and he told us he had 16 fish which sounded a lot better than 3 so we picked up and ran the 15 miles. We picked up 2 more troll fish and decided we would head in at 7:00pm. At 6:30 we hit a double, Curt was able to get things converted on a iron and the fish started hitting our bait lines. We put on 15 fish over the next 90 minutes. I would like to say we headed in at 8:00 to avoid running in the dark but we only stopped as we ran out of live bait. We should have had plenty but over half our bait died within a few hours, Kamania had the same bait story. We ran in at 35MPH on smooth water and pulled into the dock just as it was getting dark. We definitely had an awesome crew.
 

TimeZoned

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Apr 27, 2013
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Sucks to hear about the bait. The bait we had Saturday was amazing! Way to stick it out and make them pay. I need to learn the jig better for when the bait isn’t holding up
 

wdlfbio

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Dead bait for chum

Iron for killing alberts.

Might be time to call Thrasher for a couple jig sticks ;). This newest one one will be #5 for me. I might have a problem.

The Shimano Trevalas work quite well too, but ain’t from a local boy
 
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sgwill122

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One of the most unique parts of this trip is we heard two sonic booms mid afternoon. Most of us had never heard one before and thought a engine exploded or North Korea was launching missiles but fortunately we had a pilot on board who identified it.
 

KimH

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Sucks to hear about the bait. The bait we had Saturday was amazing! Way to stick it out and make them pay. I need to learn the jig better for when the bait isn’t holding up
I had crummy bait Friday also. It was bad enough that just to see I changed out the pump cartridge. Quick and easy the way I have set up. Probably took a minute. Put the cartridge that I pulled back in at the dock. The tank which is a Defiance 45 or whatever it is filled in 3minutes 20 seconds. Marlin Mike told me that's too fast but I've never had bait problems before so now I'm confused. Was it bad bait or my tank flow. Lance and Mike told me they had great bait Saturday.
 

wdlfbio

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That’s a lot of flow for the little choices to fight. Filling in 7-8 minutes is about right. Close your input valve down. I’m assuming you’re running an 1,100 gph pump, which is plenty for a 45 gallon tank.
 
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Sea Sport

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Agree with Laurence, 7-8 minutes to fill.
It is nice to hear reports of getting back into a tuna flow again after a couple of lean years. Hope they stick around for a while and the sharks take a break.
 
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Ducky Duckworth

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We only got sharked on one rod the entire day. Nothing like the last 2 years.
 
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