SCI Bluefin 7/25 and 7/26

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  1. Larmo

    Larmo Strip it. Mend it. Hit it!

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    EDIT: dates were 7/25 and 26

    Long story short, they’re about 9 miles west of China Point and eating the Yummies.

    We left at 1 from San Diego and made a tank of small macks in short order st the bait barge before heading to the zone off the east end. Launched the Yummie south of China Point and started searching.

    Near dark we gave up finding our own and joined the fleet packed tight about 9 miles west of China Pt. Interesting water loaded with kelps some of them garage size. Obviously the current has brought coastal water out here and the fish are sitting in it.

    Plenty of marks. Radio had one guy say he arrived about 4 and immediately landed a sword and then at dark a bluefin on the flat fall. What a score.

    Another guy said when he was pulling his kite at dark his Yummie was inhaled as it sank.

    Another guy said he pulled in and was stowing the kite when he decided to drop the flat falls blind. He then hooked two on the first drop.

    No love for us on the flat falls that night but it was our first time doing this and there may be a learning curve. Looked like the sport fleet was metering all night and dropping on signal if that helps.

    We went back and anchored for the night at China Pt. Went back out pre dawn and started grinding again. Put a Mack out on the dropper and another fly lined while we dropped the jigs.

    No love so when the breeze came up at 8 we put out the kite and started looking. Headed north and came into an area about 4 miles from the fleet that had good bird sign and wham we were on. Dumped 1/2 the 80 while clearing the kite and getting in the harness. It was obviously a big fish with atrong head shakes and no problem pulling heavy drag.

    Landed him in 60 mins or so and by the time we were ready to redeploy the kite it was howling wind, 25 kts steady with gusts. Kite blew up in the wind and crashed. We decided we were better off leaving so we pointed it South. Passed another group of boats closer to China Point that looked like they were on fish.

    In addition to the Yummies these fish were also eating dead flying fish on the kite and macks on the double trouble according g to good reports.

    Plenty of fish around. Weather is a bitch. It is keeping the catches low. When this wind stops it would bite pretty well as long as too many boats don’t scatter them.

    Bring heavy gear. These fish are cow class.

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  2. bricktop27

    bricktop27 Member

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    Great report, what a trip. Great info. Assuming date is supposed to be 7/25 and 7/26 but congrats!!
     
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  3. longboard85

    longboard85 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Awsome fish thanks for the report!
     
  4. FknChristopH

    FknChristopH Well-Known "Member"

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    Nice work! Thanks for the detailed report.

    *shakka*
     
  5. Bottom Line

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    I'm guessing you meant 7/25 & 7/26...
     
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  6. C.Bergs

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    Epic. Thanks for the report
     
  7. Buttchaser

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    Nice , your gonna need a bigger fish hold :D
     
  8. Larmo

    Larmo Strip it. Mend it. Hit it!

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    Yes and the edit button is gone on mobile. Maybe the admins can catch this for me.
     
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  9. Bottom Line

    Bottom Line Village idiot

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    I was just messing with you - I'm sure we all knew what you meant!
     
  10. Ali

    Ali Master of Nothing Admin

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    Great report. Congrats boys.
     
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  11. tommyc

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    Congratulations and thank you for the report.
    If and when the wind stops I believe it will be the scene from "Dunkirk". There may be two fishermen in SoCal that are not thinking about trying for big bluefin, I just haven't met them yet.
     
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  12. Azarkon

    Azarkon I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Congratulations.

    This weekend the wind will stop. It will be a parking lot.
     
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  13. fishingsurfing

    fishingsurfing Tuna Twin

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    Great report! So it sounds like you got your yummee fish in the middle of the day? Or were all the flat fall/ yummee bites around sunset?
     
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  14. NGSD1

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    You forgot to mention that it was in threat of being lost at the boat to one of the biggest dogs I have ever encountered. He tried hard to steal it and made a few marks on it but it was too much for him to handle.
     
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    Was this on your boat Nick? If so congrats to the both of you... well done!!

    The unknown fisherman:p:
     
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    Yes Thanks, Larry and I at SCI. Larry got to break in my new Penn 80 VISWS and he got into a dog fight with it. Great to have heavy gear when you need to hustle it in.
     
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    Thanks for.the report.
     
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  18. tom cindric

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    Outstanding report, super informative. Great effort with great success! Thank you.
     
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  19. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    One giant tuna, one big step forward, very nice!
     
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  20. the_tunaman

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    Excellent report - congratulations guys!
     
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