1. fullclip

    fullclip Well-Known "Member"

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    Made the trip to SCI 63 miles in my 21 ft center console. 3 hours roughly each way. Crappy weather. The fish are there. We had one shot on a live mackerel first run almost spooled us. Chased the fish just to have the line break at the braid. That was it for the day. We got to see some fish boiling and saw one boat hooked up to a Marlin. If I were to do it all over I would fish a lighter fluorocarbon leader to try and increase the number of bites. Last week on the grande they wanted the lighter line.


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  2. Steelhead1

    Steelhead1 Member

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    Great effort, that's a long run in a 21 footer!
     
  3. duyeda

    duyeda Newbie

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    Nice try and what pound leaders were you using?
     
  4. fishkilr

    fishkilr on the water

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    When I'm sport fishing in many cases if I have to go to lighter line I'll do what it takes to get bit and deal with it after but with these 70 to 280 lb bft dropping to less than 50lb causes more problems than it solves in my opinion.
    It can definitely be done on 40 but if you hook that fish we are all lookin for a huge % of the time you will be sorry..
    Staying patient and putting in your time with the right gear (60,80,100lb flouro and a 2 speed) will give you the best chance at success..
     
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  5. i snag for food

    i snag for food Well-Known "Member"

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    63 miles from where? Reason I ask is because I want to make a run from Dana point to SCI but I'm hesitant because I'm on a center console also. Btw, thanks for the report...
     
  6. Pgnracr

    Pgnracr Member

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    Dana to SCI is 61 min depending on course and where you plan to fish. The tuna spot is not all the way to the actual island. The right day with good weather it's fine. As long as you have back up systems. Trolling motor or back up?? Self bailing deck? Or back up bilge.buddy boat?? I keep my boat in the harbor. Good luck
     
  7. Vigilant32

    Vigilant32 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    The tuna are around the back side about 5 miles up on the 340-380 ledge.

    They ate the flat falls to over hundred pounds today.
     
  8. H448

    H448 member

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    I made the trip last Sunday, well Saturday night, to Clemente in my 25' center console. Left about 2:45 am from L.A. Harbor. Wasn't bad other than not sleeping. Ran up the frontside and over to Catalina in the trough. Cruised at about 28-31mph on the way back. Dana should be closer.
     
  9. wils

    wils lazy-ass well known "member"

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    Paper charts and chart plotters both can give you the miles from wherever you are to wherever you are going to.
     
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  10. Bring It On

    Bring It On Bring It On Fishing

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    long long day in a CC
     
  11. NGSD1

    NGSD1 Dreamer

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    The light line is a heartbreaker. I am not sure which is worse, no bites or a 45 min battle that breaks off. I'll stay heavy.
     
  12. rick rouland

    rick rouland Member

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    to I snag For Food
    We did it Friday from DP in 20' CC. Very long day, but worth it with 2-70/80# BFT to show for it. Make sure wind is under 15 in outer water report and waves are under 5'. It was a little rough out there, but very doable.
     
  13. So Cal Adventure

    So Cal Adventure Well-Known "Member"

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    No bites is worse.
     
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  14. fullclip

    fullclip Well-Known "Member"

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    63 miles to Dana point. That is to the super secret spot that everyone is fishing the bluefin. The funny thing is last week on the grande this same area we caught mostly yellowfin.


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  15. KnotyBuoyz

    KnotyBuoyz Not so newbie anymore

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    True, but only if you know where you are and where you want to go. If those devises don't work one can always try dead reckoning:D
     
  16. ?? fisherman

    ?? fisherman super Captain

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    I'd rather stick with Red Deckoning ;)

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    The unknown fisherman:p:
     
  17. wils

    wils lazy-ass well known "member"

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    paper chart isnt a device.

    "Are we there yet?"
    "Do you see the island?"
    "Nope"
    "Then lets just keep 'dead reckoning' until you do."

    back on topic:
    How many miles away is "dead reckoning"?:puff:
     
  18. dterrell

    dterrell Newbie

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    Ya it can also b done on 40# we went 16 for 21 on these big bf all around 100 #s 1 taped at out 160. And 2 were lost to the swim step 1 on a failed knott and the others pulling hooks at color
     
  19. dterrell

    dterrell Newbie

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  20. i snag for food

    i snag for food Well-Known "Member"

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    Awesome thanks, appreciate the info
     

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