Salty met Elvis...epic day

Discussion in 'Southern California Offshore Fishing Reports' started by Spearo4Life, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. Spearo4Life

    Spearo4Life Member

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    Derek
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    Headed out west of mission bay yesterday about 15 miles. Spotted what looked like a 2 finner early on. Around 10:30am there was about a 5 mile block of busting bluefin. Absolutely incredible to see and we were able to drive right up to the foamers they swam around us exploding. We went one for 5 on the 45-60lb class bluefin and the first two were a double. The one we got was 45-50ish. Others lost due to light line. All on irons. It was all over by noon. Didn’t see another tuna the rest of the day.

    About 12:45 or so is when it happened on a long soaked bait. We just got done grilling some buffalo chicken wings, and dealing with a hell of a tangle. Fight was about an hour on some heavier tackle. First pass by the boat and my buddy Julian is able to stick the gaff right in the top of the head. He went back to the rod and I took over the gaff. About a minute of sword crashing madness went on and it popped off the gaff but left a gaping hole in its head. We were able to fight it for approximately 20 minutes more before we stuck the flyer in it. 10 more minutes of getting our asses kicked, and a couple new scratches on the side of salty, we get the tail rope on the fish and get it bleeding. I turned its neck into a Pezz dispenser, still took another 15 minutes to feel comfortable enough to pull in the boat. The fish finally settled down and we are able to take its head off. Back to the dock by 2:45 or so. Fish was 96lbs no head and dressed. Not the biggest sword, but definitely the most bad ass fish in the ocean. I’ve had the opportunity to catch more than one and I feel extremely lucky to have had another experience.

    What a year. No cow for me yet this year but still an awesome season.

    And on the way home on interstate eight I saw a bay runner with an absolutely huge marlin tail sticking out of it. They said it was a blue. Looked huge if it was a stripy.

    Tight lines BD

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  2. 45king

    45king Tuna smasher

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    Elvis is dead! Fuck yeah fellas. Congrats and happy fucking Friday man!
     
  3. aguachico

    aguachico I've posted enough I should edit this section

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  4. sdrepairman

    sdrepairman Well-Known "Member"

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  5. Jay1

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    What a day! What a boat! What a capt! Crazy to think that 4 yrs ago i was putting my name in for this boat trying to get a shot at being a boat hoe. BD has brought two fisherman together to create amazing memories on the water. Thanks BD!! Can’t wait for the next one. #teamsaltydream.
     
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  6. madrugador

    madrugador I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Badass nice work
     
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  7. Steve Francis

    Steve Francis Well-Known "Member"

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  8. mhanson59hb

    mhanson59hb Fear No Fish

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    Team America! Fuck Ya! Excellent work and congrats!
     
  9. ElLoboDelMar

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    Yewww! Badass!!
     
  10. surfkast

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    Amazing, epic trip!
     
  11. Ali

    Ali Master of Nothing Admin

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    Trophy of a lifetime. Congrats!
     
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  12. Billy L

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    The dressed length looks longer than those 150 and 135 that I caught in Cabo San Lucas.
     
  13. ReelWhite

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    Congrats!
     
  14. Tedtaylor

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    Congrats.
    Deep drop?
     
  15. Spearo4Life

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    Thanks everyone for the congrats! This is a dues paid fish in my opinion. Enough time on the water, maybe someday I’ll see an opah.


    It might have made or been over 130. It was pretty fat. They have a big head and it was plugged full of squid and lanternfish. Blood, guts, head and stomach maybe 30lbs or over. We were thinking 125ish. Hard to tell dressed.
     
  16. the SLIDER

    the SLIDER https://multimediabylj.com

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    One of the best one liners this year.

    Nasty fish, deserves much respect.
     
  17. lougio

    lougio Capt Lou

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    Whoa, do we even need to run south anymore. Congrats!
     
  18. b-reel

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    So, Elvis really was a slobpig:. Good job guys.
     
  19. scubasmith

    scubasmith scubasmith

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    I trade a bluefin out any day for that broad bill. Congrats!
     
  20. jdmanowar

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    WOW WEE WOW WOW WOW!!! Very nice:appl:
     

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