Tomahawk bluefin limits

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  1. Tomahawk Sportfishing

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    DSC_0045.JPG DSC_0047.JPG Went on a fun 2.75 day trip that returned this morning. Started first morning at about 4:30am on a sonar school at the Cortez Bank and had our first 5-6 fish before grey light on jigs. Nice 40-50# fish. Fished the zone all day with a few dozen other boats and plunked away steadily on 25-75# fish on fly-lined baits. Butt hooked baits definitely worked best. It seamed the smaller fish were staying in the upper layer of the water column while the chunkier ones bit a little deeper.

    Drifted all night as the sea conditions were flat calm and beautiful the entire trip. Day 2 was much slower in the morning, so by late morning we began to venture off by ourselves....and Capt. Jeff found them. Believe it or not, we actually had a couple jig stops on smaller grade 20# bluefin before we found the school that wanted to stick with the boat. Trolled feathers and diving jigs had not worked well all season, but they did today! We think these fish are getting hungrier and hungrier, getting more aggressive for food.

    We did finally find that sonar school all that wanted to play and they stuck with the boat for several hours picking away at 25-65# grade until we hit limits. All by ourselves! They were biting 30-50# line no problem with various hook sizes. We had a 25# fish eat an 8" mack on 60# test and 3/0 circle hook.

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  2. SouthBayKiller

    SouthBayKiller I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Those conditions ----> :boobies:
     
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    nice!
     
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    dctalk523 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    swami 805 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Great shot of the sunset over the bow with the angler yarding on that fish. Classic
     
  6. Bottom Line

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    I see a few familiar faces in there. Nice job!
     
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    Nice. Thanks for the report.
     
  8. ZZZZZ

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    Stellar. Great fishing and nice finding. Not a tuna scientist. But they could be fattening up before travel and going stupid. Or not :)

    Sunset pic. Takes a seasoned angler for thier shins and knees not to hurt in that position. Clearing the hull
     
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    I think travel, as they are known to do.
     
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  10. Tomahawk Sportfishing

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    Thanks for the report. Nice bunch of bluefin. Mid November got to love this! Again
     
  12. ZZZZZ

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    Or new grade fattening up to park it. Pretty darn close to 12 months a year fishery

    I used to go out to the Cortez for a slight chance at a tombo albacore in Nov. Reports the day before 20 anglers 15 albacore. Lets go. Aboard the legend. Would had been in over froth if the fish were bft and kind of easy to locate and land on proper gear. You dudes are getting so spoiled. The meat alone is worth the price of admission

    Good luck all
     
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    My favorite; a two way ass kicking. Hurt goes both ways with that stick.
     

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