Thresher Fishing

Tin Pangas

Skipper
Aug 28, 2010
327
649
Norwalk, Ca U.S.A.
Name
Kevin
Boat
37 Tollycraft
Got down to the marina late, 7 AM. MondoMan calls and asks if I'm on the water. I tell him were just pulling out of the slip, and he says that he got a big one hooked up on his little Gregor and needs help.
I tell my daughters about his call and Ally says " I like this guy."
We run out there and sure enough, he's got a big one. He had been fighting it for about 20 minutes prior to our arrival and for about 20 minutes after. Two hours later, we had our own.
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Thanks again, MondoMan
All your help was appreciated
 

c-goat

HELL BENT FOR FEATHER
May 4, 2004
4,294
402
56
santee ca.
Name
Bill
Boat
08 DEFIANCE 220 ex Sheri-Moon
Dont be surprised if someone photo shops a caption of the fish burping in the second photo.Even dicks can be funny.
 

Tin Pangas

Skipper
Aug 28, 2010
327
649
Norwalk, Ca U.S.A.
Name
Kevin
Boat
37 Tollycraft
Given the way I'm holding it...that 'would' be a funny caption and I can take a joke. I know what you mean and how these guys on this board can be. I also think that those are the guys that don't get out there and put in days and hours to finally catch one. They are the ones that 'theoretically' know you could stay out there longer and 'maybe' catch a bigger one. That's easy to theorize from a computer chair in the comfort of one's home. My kids and I agreed that if we caught a really small one, we would let it go. We fought this one for some time and decided to keep it as we knew we were not going to get another chance for some time.
 

dploc

Member
Jul 14, 2007
291
112
dp
Name
chris
Boat
GRADY WHITE
wheres the pics of the BIG one the other guy had? Dont worry about the haters, there the guys that SAY the just keep 200+ pounders ,but let all the meat go to waste anyways!!
 

Tin Pangas

Skipper
Aug 28, 2010
327
649
Norwalk, Ca U.S.A.
Name
Kevin
Boat
37 Tollycraft
Unfortunately, it was hooked in the dorsal fin. Even though we set up with chumbucket and bait and wait...when it finally came, it got foul hooked. This made the fight harder and no jumps. My daughters kept asking "Are you sure it's a thresher?" I was disappointed as we were ready to video the jumps...oh well, next time.

Yeah...that was a trip, getting Mondo's call and rushing out to help him gaff his. He had a much bigger one. It made for an exciting morning from the moment we left the dock.
 

Tin Pangas

Skipper
Aug 28, 2010
327
649
Norwalk, Ca U.S.A.
Name
Kevin
Boat
37 Tollycraft
we got to put you on again,Tony! Let me know when your ready.

Is Tony the one we were with on Friday?

I'm heading out on a 3 day on the pacific Voyager leaving this Thursday night. The tuna counts have shot up just in time. This is a private charter and there are a couple of spots left if your interested. I will want to get back out after the T's after that...if they are still around.
 

ryatothen

Almost A Member
Jul 11, 2008
173
159
Cypress/CA/USA
Name
Ryan Chester
Boat
26 Skipjack
Nice job! On Saturday, my dad and I were fishing around the LB Wall and saw one smackin bait. All we had were plastics which we through at it but couldn't snag it or get him to eat.
 

polfishski

I Should Upgrade My Account
Oct 5, 2008
2,005
422
Descanso
Name
Tom
Boat
20 SkipJack (Tail Chaser)
I would much rather eat a baby. Why eat mom or dad when they can have the potential of creating thousands of offspring. Hello. Thanks for the report and enjoy the eats.