Offshore Searching for tuna in a washing machine 5/31

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I launched out of shelter island at 5:30 In my 20’ CC knowing that it might be pretty nautical out there today. Only 1 boat in line at the bait barge. ( should of been a sign). Headed straight out to the upper hidden bank. Didn’t even see 1 boat on our way out there or on the grounds. The ocean was a big mess out there with high winds and a mixed swell. Right when we got to the grounds I metered a wolf pack of about 8 under the boat at about 150’. Threw some deans out and started to troll the yummys. No love. We trolled yummys and cedar plugs for about 4 miles for nada. It was getting really rough out there and my tiny ship was tossed so we decided to head to the lee side of north island. Took over 3 hours of getting the shit beat out of us to get there but once there the water was much calmer. Instantly started metering large schools of yellow tail under the boat. Hooked a couple and lost them to the dogs. The sea lions were very aggressive and kept taking the deans. I would set up in about 60 ‘ of water and chum some deans and would instantly meter fish under the boat. We fished there for about 2 hours and managed to get 4 yellows on the boat and a toad calico. (Tacos). Also a bunch of bonito that were released. We decided to head back because the wind was kicking back up and had a decent ride back to Sd.
Alll in all we got some meat on the deck and had a good time.
Tight lines everyone!
 
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    Seals?
    keep telling people here, get a wrist rocket and some glass marbles. The seal really don't like getting hit by this set up. They will quit bothering you!
    Or keep putting up with seal bull shit.
    I know I don't.
     
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    islandhooker

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    Seals?
    keep telling people here, get a wrist rocket and some glass marbles. The seal really don't like getting hit by this set up. They will quit bothering you!
    Or keep putting up with seal bull shit.
    I know I don't.
    Seals?
    keep telling people here, get a wrist rocket and some glass marbles. The seal really don't like getting hit by this set up. They will quit bothering you!
    Or keep putting up with seal bull shit.
    I know I don't.
    Yeah. I need to get one. Plus a little target practice could be fun.
     
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    Hookup562

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    Seals?
    keep telling people here, get a wrist rocket and some glass marbles. The seal really don't like getting hit by this set up. They will quit bothering you!
    Or keep putting up with seal bull shit.
    I know I don't.

    Ehhh I prefer the shotgun message when no ones around. Just my point of view
     
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    Hookup562

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    California Penal Code 12027 allows licensed hunters or fisherman carrying pistols, revolvers or other firearms capable of being concealed upon the person while engaged in hunting or fishing, or transporting those firearms unloaded when going to or returning from the hunting or fishing expedition.Mar 1, 2010
     
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    Nice work man.

    Keep an eye on that weather. It was downright dangerous on sunday.
     
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    watersdeep

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    Ehhh I prefer the shotgun message when no ones around. Just my point of view
    That's great and all but that's not legal my method is legal
     
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    That's great and all but that's not legal my method is legal

    You do you. And I’ll do me. You know damn right these seals over populated. Just because they are a tourist attraction during the summer for cities doesn’t mean they can ruin our fish population and fishing industry. Under the penal code I just said, I have every right to bring a gun on my boat. Now what I do with it? Is a different matter.
     
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    I loathe the sea lions as much as the next guy , maybe more.
    I would imagine getting boarded and having a firearm in Mexican waters could end bad for more than just the sea lion though.
    Just my opinion.
     
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    Did you get the part they were in Mexican waters . You get caught down there with a gun and we won't see any posts from you in a long while .

    That wasn’t my point. In American waters a lot of us carry. I read that he was against carrying any type of firearms and was using a pea shooter to get em to knock it off. That’s not how I roll. At all....
     
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    California Penal Code 12027 allows licensed hunters or fisherman carrying pistols, revolvers or other firearms capable of being concealed upon the person while engaged in hunting or fishing, or transporting those firearms unloaded when going to or returning from the hunting or fishing expedition.Mar 1, 2010
    Not in Mexican waters
     
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    I typically keep a bonito to throw out as a distraction if we see the seals coming in hot. I also keep bonito for fresh poke, but would rather catch the prized species.
     
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    You do you. And I’ll do me. You know damn right these seals over populated. Just because they are a tourist attraction during the summer for cities doesn’t mean they can ruin our fish population and fishing industry. Under the penal code I just said, I have every right to bring a gun on my boat. Now what I do with it? Is a different matter.
    I am all for it, with my luck I'd probably get caught.
    and yes perfectly legal to have a firearm in your boat.
     
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    I typically keep a bonito to throw out as a distraction if we see the seals coming in hot. I also keep bonito for fresh poke, but would rather catch the prized species.
    Please don't do that. It only exacerbates the problem when they are encouraged to associate boats with a free meal.

    edit my bad I understand what you mean. I've done that too in a desperate situation. Still maybe not the best play, ideally we shouldn't give em shit and should just try our best to get the fish and give him the finger or pop the fish off and give the seal the finger anyway
     
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    watersdeep

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    That wasn’t my point. In American waters a lot of us carry. I read that he was against carrying any type of firearms and was using a pea shooter to get em to knock it off. That’s not how I roll. At all....

    Where in this thread did ''you read'' anyone say they are against having a gun on board??

    I'll be the first mother fucker in line to cull seals with a GUN.

    And if you think a slingshot is a pee shooter you are gravely mistaken.

    Let me say this, seals no me and my boat at the island and they don't come anywhere near us.....GO FIGURE!!!
     
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    Please don't do that. It only exacerbates the problem when they are encouraged to associate boats with a free meal.

    edit my bad I understand what you mean. I've done that too in a desperate situation. Still maybe not the best play, ideally we shouldn't give em shit and should just try our best to get the fish and give him the finger or pop the fish off and give the seal the finger anyway

    I wish we didn't have to do it, but how many prized fish have you lost to the dogs? I've lost 50-pound bluefin to them! Unfortunately, they will be there waiting for the fisherman no matter what. What really needs to happen is public education on letting mother nature take its course. If a dying sea lion is on the beach, let mother nature thin out the herd by letting the weak ones die and the strong survive. Having Seaworld nurse the sick back to health and releasing them back into the wild is throwing the natural balance out of order. That's my 2 cents.
     
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    I typically keep a bonito to throw out as a distraction if we see the seals coming in hot. I also keep bonito for fresh poke, but would rather catch the prized species.

    I’ve heard just hooking a Sealion on a 50 wide with straight braid does the trick. Hook em in the mouth and keep it in clicker mode. Fight it every once and awhile. And eventually break it off. It will give you sometime to continue fishing. Never tried it. But have seen people at Catalina do it on the Seabass grounds.
     
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    I wish we didn't have to do it, but how many prized fish have you lost to the dogs? I've lost 50-pound bluefin to them! Unfortunately, they will be there waiting for the fisherman no matter what. What really needs to happen is public education on letting mother nature take its course. If a dying sea lion is on the beach, let mother nature thin out the herd by letting the weak ones die and the strong survive. Having Seaworld nurse the sick back to health and releasing them back into the wild is throwing the natural balance out of order. That's my 2 cents.

    This is the problem. They aren’t endangered anymore. Just like the stupid fucking Pelicans. I’ve lost so many fish to these seals it’s insane. And I cant even count how much money of gear I lost as well.
     
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    You do you. And I’ll do me. You know damn right these seals over populated. Just because they are a tourist attraction during the summer for cities doesn’t mean they can ruin our fish population and fishing industry. Under the penal code I just said, I have every right to bring a gun on my boat. Now what I do with it? Is a different matter.
    Not on mex
     
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