Skip... Skip... They bite - SD Offshore BFT - 7.16.17

Discussion in 'Southern California Offshore Fishing Reports' started by Ali, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. bajaandy

    bajaandy Condition One

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    Andy
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    They're actually running 450# on the leaders. I get that. Bite off, tail slap, etc. I was just trying to figure out the need for the 200# main line on top of the 130# braid.

    Thanks for the clarification Brett. Yeah, I guess why not? Right? You can't argue with success.
     
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  2. Ali

    Ali Master of Nothing Admin

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    Like Brett said, it's just for the stretch and I don't like having braid near anyone's hands at the end game. It's just a short 25' shot.

    We were talking about moving from flouro to mono for the topshot for even a little more stretch.
     
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  3. bajaandy

    bajaandy Condition One

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    Got it! Thanks. I was thinking a longer top shot and using up precious spool space. Makes perfect sense now.
     
  4. finsane

    finsane I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Beats sharp stick in the eye any day.
     
  5. 2small

    2small N

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    Amazing! It is so awesome that you guys are getting this whole thing dialed in and sharing your results with everyone.

    Can you let us know about how much line you typically let out of the kite reel? I know people seem to be having better luck with it out super far but just wondering what that really means. At some point we can't even see the damn marker anymore!




     
  6. Joda

    Joda Member

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    Thanks for the amazing report !
     
  7. gonsurfn

    gonsurfn Well-Known "Member"

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    Sal
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    Dang! Very nice!
     
  8. Blackfish

    Blackfish Fishing, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.

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    Congrats on two great days of fishing for the TJ crew(s).

    You mentioned the wind was not good enough for the kite later in your trip......when I was fishing with DH, we would use a balloon with the kite....flew with little wind, and much easier to launch. Have you tried this method?
     
  9. Fishinjunkie

    Fishinjunkie Well-Known "Member"

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    Great to see you're still killing it out there Ali.
     
  10. Steelhead1

    Steelhead1 Member

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    Thanks Ali for the great report and congratulations on a great trip!
    Do you mind sharing how many pounds of drag you are fishing at strike?
     
  11. afraser

    afraser I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Have you ever rigged a balloon to your line way above your flyer to help set the hook? I have had good success with that technique as a bobber balloon, I don't see why that wouldn't improve the connect rate on take downs with the kite too. Doubles as an indicator if you aren't already using balloons as indicators.

    Are you just running perpendicular to the wind or are you doing anything to tack your kites out?
     
  12. jigfisherman

    jigfisherman Well-Known "Member"

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    Were you guys out by the 43 yesterday? If you were I gave you my bare ass salute around 5pm bc I knew you wouldn't see my finger. If not I mooned a random boat but oh well it was so wide. Feels a little like wicked tuna, you can watch these big tuna streak up on your meter then turn around and watch them blow up on the kite. You are right tho, these are the good ole days. IMG_0574.JPG
     
  13. nate

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    What a day Ali. That definitely doesn't suck!! Good on you for taking the bait guy fishing. Glad to see Justin getting a nice bluefin. He's always been way cool to us.
     
  14. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Just too good guys, way to go and congrats!
     
  15. Deno

    Deno NO SHENANIGANS....

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    Congrats dude, that is bad ass!!!
     
  16. karlow

    karlow Twins 2017

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    karl
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    How and where was the balloon attached?
    Is it full of helium or is it just to add drag?
    How far back are you running the kite?
    How big is it? We will be fling a BBG on Friday for the first time Friday.
     
  17. Vermonster

    Vermonster Well-Known "Member"

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    Awesome as usual!
     
  18. Rubberhook2

    Rubberhook2 Local Bluefin

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    I was out there on Sunday as well. We ended up going 3 for 3 until the wind shut us down as well. Meter kept lighting up with schools at 75 feet and then blowout. Everyone around us was stopped and bent as well.

    We talked about running two baits off one kite line. I am sure we could have doubled in those conditions but then what? Only three of us on the boat with one guy driving so it might get a little hectic.

    Ali, you ever think about running two baits at the same time?
     
  19. gettingbentwithbo

    gettingbentwithbo Get Bent!

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    Bo
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    Ali, you give web nerds like me hope!
     
  20. Northeastfshman

    Northeastfshman Moderator

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    Brett Weinberg
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    Ali use's a balloon in conjunction with the kite most of the time. With zero wind you can still float the kite with a balloon but it's tough to get everything to run exactly right and get the bait positioned exactly where you want it ... If you had even 2 or 3 knots it makes a difference.

    We had 3 fish so we decided to call it day vs. fighting all that stuff.
     

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