Single diving bird last Saturday, Lesson for everyone!

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  1. Ragin Cajun

    Ragin Cajun There's no better place than on the water!

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    IMG_0025.JPG IMG_0017.JPG IMG_0020.JPG As many of you guys know I have not been fishing for a very long time. I consider myself lucky to have fished tuna 3 times this year prior to this trip.

    I was fortunate enough to fish with the Goodwin boys and Jaylynn(sp) on the Thristy. We headed out to the same area of every one else. Started trolling around 25 over 25. No reports of jumpers so it was our best option. We trolled for an hour heading NW. We ended up close to tail walker on a nice set of birds. We setup and picked up 8. We were not a well oiled machine being our first bait stop together. There was a little chaos in the stop but we quickly figured it out. Like everyone else we trolled again for a while and nothing. Again we ended up next to tailwalker. We called over so we can slide in. As he was leaving we and Blue Kai picked up a few. Now it was close to 1. With our run and gun limited by fuel we decided to troll/ look for birds heading east. We saw a few here and there, after about 30 minutes it was time for a nature break. We are just sitting there and one of the guys says (you can't tell them apart). Hey did you see that BIRD dive down? Throw a few chovies out and let's see. Well that lead us to a 11 fish stop with our biggest of 38 lbs.

    So I guess the lesson Is never under estimate the birds. I had a blast and as usual learned a bunch. I'll edit in the morning and add a few pics.
     
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  2. Sea Sport

    Sea Sport Made in Washington

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    Thanks for the report.
    And yes, even if they're sitting on the water you oughta check under neither them. Usually they are there for a reason. Waiting for the bait to come up.
    Nice results for just beginning your tuna trek!!!
     
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  3. Grady226

    Grady226 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I had dinner with them at Bennett's. They were very happy about the 38# PIG!
     
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  4. wdlfbio

    wdlfbio Once you go Cat, you never go back

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    Now you're taking. Great looking rack in the grill. What marinade/seasoning.



    Hahahaha.
     
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  5. Tuna-Tic

    Tuna-Tic Born to kill Tuna.

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    You just can't under estimate them birds huh Chuck !!
     
  6. FINATIC 21

    FINATIC 21 MAD SALMON

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    Ahem ..... My parked birds were gunna be a blank right ??

    John

    Calllng John

    @goatram ........
     
  7. tacklejacked

    tacklejacked Capt./ Ho if I get to drive

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    Our last and best stop came from 2 sitting birds. Never drive by a bird. You can drive by the giving the bird though.
     
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  8. jer dog

    jer dog Fishing is life

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    boy that's a weird looking Tuna With a Long Fin
    Boy I miss Catching Them Down Here, Nice Chicken.
     
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  9. Salmon King

    Salmon King I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Great reason to brush up on bird identification and join the Adoban society.

    Never pass a bird, unless it is a fake bird.

    Gulls are fake birds. Petrels (little dark jobbies that fly close to the surface) aren't a real bird until they turn around and hit the water. They are long range wanderers.

    Albatross are cool, also not a real bird.

    Skuas are eating the birds, not a real bird.

    What you want are the skinny pointy winged, pointy beaks ones, "tuna fairies". When you see them flying around or even rafting, stay in the area... Tuna are nearby!
     
  10. Joelsk15

    Joelsk15 Member

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    Thanks for writing up the report Pete. It was a great trip!
     
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  11. GregE

    GregE Seeking Kodak Moments

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    PIG indeed!!

    What you want are the skinny pointy winged, pointy beaks ones, "tuna fairies".

    anybody have the correct name for these?? Tern?
     
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  12. wdlfbio

    wdlfbio Once you go Cat, you never go back

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    They are called Sabine's gulls.
     
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  13. Jeffsk7

    Jeffsk7 Member

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    Pete even got to see Joel and I yell at each other, but no punches. Plus he helped my wife Jaylyn catch her first tuna!...the best part she had fun. I think i can buy a bigger boat:cheers:
     
  14. Salmon King

    Salmon King I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    A quick google images search confirms that Lawrence's name for them is more accurate.
     
  15. Reel hip

    Reel hip Meet my "Well known Member"

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    We just call them terns. Lol
     
  16. GregE

    GregE Seeking Kodak Moments

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  17. tacklejacked

    tacklejacked Capt./ Ho if I get to drive

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    What you want are the skinny pointy winged, pointy beaks ones, "tuna fairies". When you see them flying around or even rafting, stay in the area... Tuna are nearby![/QUOTE]

    I thought tuna fairies was the political correct term for Grady pricks.
     
  18. GregE

    GregE Seeking Kodak Moments

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    forsters-tern-2-helen-california-2007.jpg
    This is more like the ones I remember
    Longer beak and split tail Forsters Tern
     
  19. wdlfbio

    wdlfbio Once you go Cat, you never go back

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  20. Offshore Bellboy

    Offshore Bellboy Newbie

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    Awesome report man! I'll be out chasing tuna on the 7th of Oct
     

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