SUCCESS Speaks For Itself

Discussion in 'Mainland Mexico Fishing Reports and Discussion' started by KodiakMike, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. KodiakMike

    KodiakMike Kodiakmike

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    Had a chance this week to try a 2.5 day trip on the SUCCESS. After four PV tuna trips last year with two different operators, I jumped on a last minute opportunity to try a new boat and skipper. It was a really good decision. The boat is well set up with large, comfortable bunks for every angler. Top quality Avet 30s and 50s and Seeker rods. Six guests and five crew, including Sandra producing non-stop delicious meals and snacks.

    The trip out to the islands and the first day were a challenge with some nasty wind and waves. Good reminder of why I gave up commercial fishing in winter. By the end of the first day, the seas calmed down just in time for some hot squid jigging action. The baits were live and waiting for the morning bite. Just after sunrise, it didn't take long. Within 1/2 hour, four of the six of us had hooked up to nice quality fish in the 100-150 lb range. After a short break, it was game on again. Louis took us up to lunch time battling his first yellowfin. I'm not sure where he goes from here after his first one ever weighed in at 235 lbs. It was a long battle and Louis looked like a veteran.

    We waited through a slow afternoon. Tuna jumping everywhere but not much love. Even the kite rig was suffering from drive-bys. Then just at sunset, things lit up again. Quite a bit of fun watching guys circling the boat in the dark hooked up to 100 lb plus tuna trying to keep lines from crossing. Incredible job by the crew using deck lights and flashlights to keep everyone in their own space and to get those fish onboard. We really appreciated Cary letting everyone fish into the dark just to give folks a chance to whack another fish or two.

    I distributed a cooler of fresh ahi and dorado when I got home and everyone commented it was some of the best quality fish they had eaten. The crew of the SUCCESS does a GREAT job taking care of fish. After the fish came aboard, a quick brain spike and they went into the RSW tanks. After cooling the fish, the crew pulled them back out, filleted and chunked them and immediately vacuum packed them in a top quality Koch chamber vacuum packer before loading them into freezers to supercool them. All of this is included at no extra cost as part of the charter and produces a really great product. All of us were so impressed that we each took home two cooler loads. I am already planning my next trip on the SUCCESS. Thanks Cary and crew for an awesome trip. IMG_0867.JPG IMG_0844.JPG IMG_0828.JPG IMG_0863.JPG
     
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  2. MikeyLikesIt

    MikeyLikesIt did you say F I S H I N G ???

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    Hell of a fishery down there.......

    thanks for the pics! Look at the sickles on that piggie! :appl:
     
  3. Crashburn

    Crashburn Executive Board Member

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    Nice fish! Glad I got in on this fishery when I did, if everyone treats it with respect it deserves we may get a few more years before to much pressure is applied.
     
  4. Fishybuzz

    Fishybuzz fishybuzz

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    Nice!!
     
  5. dweston

    dweston Well-Known "Member"

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    Nice report.
     
  6. dhamarsportfish

    dhamarsportfish Captain Danny Gomez

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    good job MIKE hope to see ya on my boat again for more super panga acction as well ok
     
  7. Now Voyager

    Now Voyager Newbie

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    Been a great year for YFT, had a great trip in October and the fish are still biting. Good work to you and team and good to have another operator in the area in this solid fishery. I like that there are a limited number of commercial guys and they tend to be in small boats which limits catch. If the Mexican gov keeps it tight on the commercial side, we sporties will have lots of tuna to catch for a long time to come. Love to see some beasts coming over the rail!
     
  8. Croation

    Croation Newbie

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    396304-386f24fae4790e6d6109f4624d0b1752.jpg Mike told the story well! Great trip with a bunch of great people. I learned a lot and had a great time! Not to be left out of the story, I'll add a selfie :)
     
  9. Ruben Zuniga

    Ruben Zuniga PHAT PHUC

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    Looks like a great Trip!
    Congrats to all!
    Those Big Ones are like Crack! Real addictive!
    But if U R going to develop a Habit,This is one we can Live with!
    On that giving the catch away,the recipients also become addicted to the Quality and freshness,
    Be careful!
    You will have people politely asking,
    have you planned another trip?
    that fish was great!
    Let Me know if you get any More!
    My fishing Partner and I run a F"ing milk route every return Trip
    Again Great pics, You got Me counting my Days til the 16th!
     
  10. caserock

    caserock Student of life ....

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    way to go mike.
     
  11. Ruben Zuniga

    Ruben Zuniga PHAT PHUC

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    Hey Peter,
    We fly down on 16th,fish 17-19,maybe 20th,back 21st.
    hope they hold til Then,
    There's always room for 1 More!
    Its Matt & Me That's it
    Call if Ur up for it
    760-815-2613
     
  12. Ffiisshh0

    Ffiisshh0 Newbie

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    They are purse seining tuna down there 365 days a year with commercial boats from all over the world. I watched 1 boat last year lay a net around a school over a mile long and close it up tight! That particular boat had 2 helicopters on it, fish don't have a chance !! Amazing the fishing is still as good as it is
     
  13. Croation

    Croation Newbie

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    Kodiak Mike, I was just looking at the Success sport fishing blog, and you and Duncan are famous over there!
     
  14. Ruben Zuniga

    Ruben Zuniga PHAT PHUC

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    Well ok, No go this trip,We have the 30th of March and 15 th May arrival dates scheduled
    let me know.
    Yes on The Mav. & Juan.
    I am hoping they are still around in 10 Days.
    We have landed our share of Cows over the yrs,
    but Matt hasnt broke 300#
    Hoping he can this trip!
    Damn Days seem like they got more than 24 hrs lately!
     
  15. Unforgiven1

    Unforgiven1 It's All About The Tuna Advertiser

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    Lmao, typical internet malarkey, I don't think this statement has a single truth included in it
     
  16. gringofrijolero

    gringofrijolero gringofrijolero

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    Actually very true, I fished there for 12 years and saw a lot of seiners scooping and wrapping boats. Just got a report from my good friend Picha who is a panga captain there. They were fishing 40 to hundred lbers outside the corbetena and a seiner came in and basically scooped everything. Believe it.
     
  17. Crashburn

    Crashburn Executive Board Member

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    I can't believe people are posting Islands, GPS numbers, Chart Plotters, Routes Taken about this fishery on the Interweb "COME ON MAN !" Give some respect ! Several threads with this info lately ! :imdumb:
     
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  18. wdlfbio

    wdlfbio Once you go Cat, you never go back

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    Damn Mike. Nice porn, but where's the video??? If you can handle the $$$ for 4 trips in a year, kick down another $189 for a GoPro and a few 64gig memory cards. Share the love bro:cheers:
     
  19. Ffiisshh0

    Ffiisshh0 Newbie

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    This is off the tres marias. 2 helos on top, 1 of 2 skiffs working the nets. The schools of yft incredible!! No internet BS here Rich Cranium!! IMG_0218.jpg
     
  20. mrhoneydo

    mrhoneydo Member

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    the times you wish you had a torpedo!!!
     

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