Offshore Took my son fishing for his b-day at the 182

PENN
Jun 10, 2004
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I don't fish much anymore, but I was glad my son asked to go on his birthday! My son was one around 10 years old for the last El Nino and I remember him smoking yellowtail till his arms fell off.

Left the slip around 7:00 and got a full scoop of horse 10" dines and good mackerel. Headed out toward the 182/43 in search of tuna. The tuna were puddling from the upper nine all the way out but just like the one other trip I went on this year they would sink out anytime I got the boat close. found a lot of paddies with 2" bait on them, but no fish holding. We finally came across the right paddy and my 10" dine and my sons got picked up within 2 seconds of each other. We were both fishing 30 pound and the same fish ate them both that fast. It was pretty cool to have 2 sets of arms pulling on that fish! We whipped him in no time flat! We took home 5 each and left them biting. Since this is bloody decks I will call them 5 pounds each. :) There were tuna boiling about 100 yards from the paddy and we tried chumming them up as well as slow trolling the macs thru them, but the anti tuna stink I have been using this year still proved its worth. One cool bonus was cutting my fish at home in the pouring rain, first time for that, it sure beats August and 100 degrees with yellowjackets all over you.
Happy birthday son!!

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bassmeister

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Now that's the way to spend your birthday!!! Way to bloody the decks gents, looks like you guys are fishing a fresh water lake it's so calm.
 
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MikeyLikesIt

did you say FISHING ???
Feb 24, 2003
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awesomeness. :)

good job Dad.
 
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Jun 10, 2004
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Jamul
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One other funny add to the story is that 1 of my fish was hooked right above and behind the eye, like a collar hook. I was swearing that thing was a 40# er the way it fought. Huge difference in not being able to turn its head. I don't normally use circle hooks, b
 
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jaw1970

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Sep 6, 2008
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I think your scale is a little off. But what do I know? Looks like a hell of a day. And love the part about cleaning fish in the rain. Looks like a lake.
 
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ranchero

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Apr 29, 2004
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sat I presume. I see sun and was out 182 that day. Can t remember sun though. Good job. Finding right parts not easy
 
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Shark Meat

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Lucky you didn't get spooled, too embarrassing to explain how you got spooled by 5lb YT. The shame. Nice ones.
 
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