Rough weather but still biting.

Discussion in 'Southern California Offshore Fishing Reports' started by Fishingguy, Dec 10, 2016.

  1. Fishingguy

    Fishingguy I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Had some friends fly in from Texas and wanted to take a swing at the bluefin. Decided to make this a combo trip and hoop catalina island before heading over to tanner bank.

    Only brought 5 hoops as my parker was packed with gear and extra fuel for tanner. We ended up with 9 legals for a few sets. Took us about 3 hours to get to tanner from west end of cat.

    Weather was not in our favor and there was a tiny window on Thursday, Dec 8. I was watching weather very carefully, probably checking 10 times a day. Weather called for 10 knots of wind with 3-4 foot swells. Arrived to the grounds around mid night and we were greeted with 20 knotts of wind, 4-6 feet of swell that were very close. Completely unfishable in my parker.

    I didn't know what to do besides wait it out as we were already on the bank.

    I was definitely the smallest boat out there. Waited it out till sunrise and it backed off. By 8am, it was "managble"

    We were rewarded with some more bluefin for our efforts.

    All on slider rigs with 3 ounce sinkers, glow sliders, 60lb fluoro. Live squid, 3/0 ringed circle hooks.

    Saw one fish/school on meter all day. Seemed significantly less than previous trips to tanner.

    Water temps was 58.5-59. Previous trips were mid 60s.

    Texas boys popped there bluefin cherry and really enjoyed the fight of these brutes.

    I "think" this is my last run for bluefin for the year and what an incredible year it has been. From end of march till December. Incredible.

    No clue how long they will be out there but it was extremely cold.

    Didn't take many pics. Took lobster to my friends place called "dos chinos" in Santa Ana and made us this dish.

    Great times.

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  2. robaire

    robaire Angler

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    I LOATHE YOU!!!

    Good job again Billy, getting the Texans on some bugs and BFT :cheers:

    Have a Blessed Holiday Season

    Robert
     
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  3. Gil Marlin

    Gil Marlin World Peace? Visualize Using Your Turn Indicator

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    The weather guys haven't been right for about a month... good job on the feesh!!!
     
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  4. Tunahead

    Tunahead Long Time Tuna Abused Member

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    KILLER report and nice fish Billy! Way to finish the season! LOL
     
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  5. rick rouland

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    There's just gotta something this guy wants for Christmas to get on his 'friends' list!
    Great report, pics and congrats on another great trip!
     
  6. TheGunslinger

    TheGunslinger gary

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    Billy, Billy, Billy,
    You are the man of the year!!!!!! Really enjoyed you reports. Great info. for all to use. Thanks Bro. and have a great holiday. Gary
     
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  7. chiefen

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    Awesome job man and good write up. Got a question for you. We just picked up a 2320 a few months ago too and just getting more familiar with her. Been thinking about making the run ourself a few times lately but prolly better to wait and get more comfortable than mob out 90 miles in the first few trips. How much fuel did you burn thru going to the tanner and back? You have to fill any of the spare you brought along?
     
  8. Pgnracr

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    Billy nice job as always. Looking for a window sometime this week. Lobster deep fried ??
     
  9. vipertom1970

    vipertom1970 Well-Known "Member"

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    Good question since I also got a 2320 SL couple months ago and also Like to know the same question.
     
  10. hardrider5

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    Nice job. How much extra fuel do you take for the run to Tanner ? Where do you launch/leave from ?
     
  11. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Good job guys! Lots of heuvos!
     
  12. Willdoggy

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    Billy K! Incredible! Again!
    :worship:

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  13. flyliner

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    So awesome man, congrats.
     
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    Billy the fish god!
     
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    It's been a great year but I think that when the smoke clears you'll have had one of the best years of anyone I know. Good job!
     
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  16. Blackfish

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    Outstanding report. Way to put your buddies on the blues.

    With temps that low, I am really surprised the fish are still in the area.
     
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  17. Blakeb

    Blakeb Live & Die Fishing

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    Again a very nice report! Glad your buddy's got into them
     
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  18. Bigeasy

    Bigeasy yeah, yeah!

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    Awesome!
     
  19. Northeastfshman

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    Billy you are CRAZY! Glad you got your friends their first BFT and made it back safe and sound.


    Believe it or not back East I've caught a couple of Bluefin in December in water that was in the high 40's.

    Some years they follow the herring back down the beach vs. heading offshore to the continental shelf/gulf stream eddies and in December the water is COLD inshore in NY.

    They have such an incredible tolerance for varied temperatures when compared to pretty much any other fish in the ocean.
     
  20. Ali

    Ali Master of Nothing Admin

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    Nice work brother. Glad you made it back safe. That's asking alot from a 23'er.
     
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