Surprise, surprise Blue Fin Tuna jumpers at SCI

Discussion in 'Southern California Offshore Fishing Reports' started by Abusaade, Oct 10, 2016.

  1. Abusaade

    Abusaade Member

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    Boat: O95 out of Ocean Side for a day and half. Left Saturday night with 29 scarred looking fishermen wanted nothing but BF or bust.
    Captain Rick was upbeat , gave us a real positive outlook to the day ahead . BF has been sited around the island and has been biting primarily squids.
    We got to the island about 3:30 am . Crew started the hard work of scooping squids few here and few there. They spent an hour and half and managed close to 70 or so.
    With the early gray bite chances, he found a school and game on. Minimum 50 lb and half ounce sliding sinker with a circular hook size 2-0 was the best set up . Jigs did not work at that time . Long soak demanded patience i had to learn.
    3 hours , we landed 7 and lost just about the same. Bite died down and started to look for another school, in the distance to the west , there were jumpers all over the horizon . BF jumping out of the water and put on a show I will never forget . We tried to get close or entice them to bite , nope they were feasting on something much better I gues.
    Captain Rick had a radio tip to move west of the island about an hour and half boat ride. Sure enough , Toronado was there and another San Diego boat , few private boat . Fish were boiling on the Toronado, we passed them about a mile, found a school. Immediate biters. Then came the famous sundowner . Most fun I have had . Epic bites till dark.
    We ended up with 25 fish nothing less than 50 lb with one just about 100. At sundown , jigs were the ticket Glow in the dark 250 grams bit nicely .
    First time on the O95 but will be on it for years to come . Short drive from LA, free parking , really nice boat and certainly great captain and crew. IMG_3074.JPG
     
  2. capt.lewdachris

    capt.lewdachris Newbie

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    Very nice report. Good job on the Tuna's.
     
  3. kdrouet

    kdrouet Well-Known "Member"

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    Oceanside 95 has been doing well this year at SCI. Nice report
     
  4. JFFISHING

    JFFISHING Newbie

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    great info
     
  5. gregory

    gregory Member

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    I was on a 2.5 day aboard the Aztec this weekend fishing SCI on Saturday. We boated 30 BFT all around #60. Most were caught on #40 fluoro and size 2 circle hook with a butt hooked sardine. After the sun went down, I got one on a 250 gram chartreuse Flat Fall.
     
  6. KingPesca

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    great boat and crew for sure , ricks been on em all year! love that boat! good job
     
  7. Tunahead

    Tunahead Long Time Tuna Abused Member

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    Great Report, and glad the boat got some. Rick's a tuna hunter,
    and we go back to the years when he owned Seahawk. Great guy! LOL
     
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  8. RyanErb

    RyanErb Love to fish!

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    I assume this would have been the 381 then?

    Nice report, glad you guys got into them, amazing these bluefin are lasting so long!
     
  9. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Very nice!
     
  10. MDC

    MDC Member

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    Not not the 381. West part of the island.
     
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  11. jollanes

    jollanes Farming Specialist

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    I had an awesome trip on the o95 about a month and a half ago. Great boat and great crew. I hope Rick makes enough money this year to put in an RSW!
     
  12. Mickdick

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  13. Randy V

    Randy V Slamma Jamma

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    Good on ya!

    What's the price for that 1.5 dayer?
     
  14. IrieMitch

    IrieMitch Waterman

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    Wow, sick trip! How long can this last?
     
  15. Pgnracr

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    Even though they do not have RSW they do ice fish. We pulled guts through the gill plate then stuffed with ice!! Stayed nice.
     
  16. jollanes

    jollanes Farming Specialist

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    Yes, I wasn't implying with my earlier comment that they don't take care of the fish--they absolutely do plug the holds with ice. It's Just much easier with an RSW
     

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