Offshore SCI 9/28 - PB BFT x2

PENN
Apr 26, 2005
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Glendon
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Wanted to get back out to SCI to give the BFT another go. Looked at the weather for Saturday, and the morning looked fishable, and possibly as late as 3:00 pm before 20 knots of wind showed up. So me, my dad, and my friend Brad put together a game plan and gave it a go.

Left Dana Point Harbor about 5:30, and we were fishing about 9:00-9:30. First blow up was an epic show. Fish came almost all the way out of the water for it. About 16 minutes later, we put our biggest bluefin ever on the deck. Previous personal best was 130, and this one taped out at 170 pounds. We were stoked.

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Put the lines back out and hooked a second fish. But it came unbuttoned after a minute or two.

Lines back out, time running out on the day, and we hooked another fish. We could tell this one was bigger than the first. About 18-20 minutes later we put our first cow on the deck. Weighed 213 pounds after being bled.

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Always great to get to go fishing with my dad, catching fish is always there icing on top. Can't wait to do it again.

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Paddyman1

Outstanding memories made with your pop! Absolutely PRICELESS! :appl:

No fair hanging on the dorsal fin while it's being weighed...:D
 
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Billy L

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  • Jul 4, 2009
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    Wanted to get back out to SCI to give the BFT another go. Looked at the weather for Saturday, and the morning looked fishable, and possibly as late as 3:00 pm before 20 knots of wind showed up. So me, my dad, and my friend Brad put together a game plan and gave it a go.

    Left Dana Point Harbor about 5:30, and we were fishing about 9:00-9:30. First blow up was an epic show. Fish came almost all the way out of the water for it. About 16 minutes later, we put our biggest bluefin ever on the deck. Previous personal best was 130, and this one taped out at 170 pounds. We were stoked.

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    Put the lines back out and hooked a second fish. But it came unbuttoned after a minute or two.

    Lines back out, time running out on the day, and we hooked another fish. We could tell this one was bigger than the first. About 18-20 minutes later we put our first cow on the deck. Weighed 213 pounds after being bled.

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    Always great to get to go fishing with my dad, catching fish is always there icing on top. Can't wait to do it again.

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    With the photo of the fish on your shoulder, I first thought you had cut the head off and was practicing using it for your Halloween costume.
    LOL

    Wait! That is your Halloween costume. The guts were dangling
     
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    Apr 26, 2005
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    Glendon
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    Outstanding memories made with your pop! Absolutely PRICELESS! :appl:

    No fair hanging on the dorsal fin while it's being weighed...:D

    Memories that will last a lifetime for sure.

    Dang, I was hoping to one would notice is pulling down on the fish to get it over 200!!!
     
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    Apr 26, 2005
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    Beautiful grade of fish . Congratulations

    Thank you. There's definitely a wide mix of 80-90 pound to well over 300 pounds out there. Never know what size you're going to get. Very thankful to finally to the cow bite, and put it on the boat!!!
     
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    Apr 26, 2005
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    With the photo of the fish on your shoulder, I first thought you had cut the head off and was practicing using it for your Halloween costume.
    LOL

    Wait! That is your Halloween costume. The guts were dangling


    That's funny, because that's what I told my son before I showed him the photo. Want to see my happen costume!!!!
     
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    Apr 26, 2005
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    Congrats ! Now you won't want another one for at least a week ! Epic day !

    . I'm definitely ready to go again ASAP!!! On the way back my friend asked me if we would have stayed longer if the weather would have been good. Yes, definitely. Might have been catch and release at that point, but it's not ever day that you get the chance to pull on 100-300 pound tuna. Gotta take advantage of it!
     
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    Pgnracr

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    Congrats !! Super fun. Yes had many fishing days! So love catching. We hooked a monster but the hook pulled after 50 minutes. Then got one 65# tastes good though.
     
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    skinny jimmy

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    Hey man that's killer you can spend the time with your pops.
    He raised you well and sure appreciate you sharing your time on the water with us.
    Keep gettin on it with dad.
     
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    Apr 26, 2005
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    Congrats !! Super fun. Yes had many fishing days! So love catching. We hooked a monster but the hook pulled after 50 minutes. Then got one 65# tastes good though.

    Sorry to hear you pulled the hook on a monster. Sounds like you might have hooked a super cow. Congrats on the 65#! You're right, they taste just as good.
     
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    Apr 26, 2005
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    Hey man that's killer you can spend the time with your pops.
    He raised you well and sure appreciate you sharing your time on the water with us.
    Keep gettin on it with dad.

    No one I'd rather be out there with than my dad. Memories to last a lifetime! We'll keep hitting it hard for as long as he's able to!
     
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    mhanson59hb

    Fear No Fish
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    Epic day with dad. That is so awesome. Congrats!

    I foresee you guys going through a lot of soy sauce and wasabi in the near future!
     
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