SCI BFT Tuna Hunt 9/20

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  1. MORGS

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    Little late on this report

    Made it out on one of Bight Sport Fishing Parkers out of fisherman's landing Thursday morning with Capt Bryan at the wheel. We Fished the back side of SCI, and we saw lots of breezers and metered a lot of life but, there were not having it. Bryan tried and would put us in front of the school, but they seemed to be only interested in the micro baits.

    Fished the kite most of the day with a real flyer and finished up with the flat fall later on in the night. Again, metered a lot of life but they just weren’t on the chew.

    Felt good to be out on the water again after being on hiatus for a while and can't wait to get out again!
     
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    Way to put your time in....It Will Happen.....I hope....similar trips so far this year here...:jig:
     
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    Nice effort buddy.
     
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    Good effort guys!
     
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    Good effort. I have had about 6 trips exactly like this so far this year. Still haven't been there on the right day to hook a big bluefin. Gotta keep trying I guess.
     
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    Good to hear they are still there though!
     
  7. bazzturd

    bazzturd I fish in the ocean, not the internet

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    Did you guys try dropping rigged squid or deep live baits?
     
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    No only fished the kite and flat fall. Next time I go out might give that a try.
     
  9. mattador

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    I'm gonna be out there tomorrow night and into Saturday was thinking about ringing up some squid any recommendations on rigging style
     
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    Well, you're probably on the water now. I didn't see this until now. I like the rigging style similar to deep drop method for swordfish with less titches though. It hasn't worked for me with the limited amount I've done it, but I have several friends that it works well with. They stitch a square to mount the head to the mantle and another small vertical line that goes through the eye of the hook. It's pretty hard to explain. It's not necessary to put all the stitching as for swordfish deep drop because tuna are not beating and whacking you bait with t a will.

    Check this link out for some ideas.


    Also, since you are only dropping 100-250' you can rubber band a 16-24oz torpedo 10'. Maybe lighter depending on drip. Drop that thing real slow so it doesn't twist up though. I like the presentation and set up on the hook going through the beak more than the mantle because it keeps the head an mantle in line. JD's rigs have them through the mantle and they seem pretty floppy.

    Maybe someone who has actually had BFT squid hookups can chime in. My friends that have had success are not BD'ers.
     
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    To ringed 8/0gorilla hooks at the top two 8/0 gorilla at bottom, trailing 5/0 5x owner treble
    Cut the top of the squid open attach your hook to the top use some Tie wire to attach a 24 ounce sinker and three glow sticks and then stitch the squid back up with some dental floss

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    Let me know if you’d like more details
    Pictured above is my first attempt and it did hook a 60 pound bluefin and later a 45#, but no toads
    After a couple of times I did a little cleaner job of it....

    And it’s fitting for me to add that report on this thread because it was the weekend of the 20th I was out there at SCI
     

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