Tough 2.5 day trip on Sea Adv 80 this weekend

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  1. afraser

    afraser I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Had high expectations. We ran 200 miles south in an attempt to get in on the bft schools that were being targeted by 3 long range boats, but by the time we got down there the fish turned off. Bluefin, go figure. Lots of schools, none wanted to play. So after 4 hours of fishing and only 1 bft, captain made the run back up overnight. We did see a lot of fish the next day as well, mostly on tern birds. Even had a few jumpers. I casted toward the jumpers and I hooked up on a stickbait, but the fish ran at the boat the whole time and I never got a good hook set. 4-5 of his friends were all around him. Came off 15' from the boat. 2 people brought in bft on bait, about 20-25# each. One was using 20# line, don't know about the other. People were bit off on 40# line, so I would use a circle hook. We even trolled the yummy flyer for some 5 hours for no action. Total 3 bft and 2 bonita, ran over 400 miles total, so kudos to the crew for trying and putting in all the time in the tower. If any of the schools had turned on it would have been a great trip. There is just so much whale bait out there that the bft are not keying on the sardines. Oh, and all 3 fish were hooked on smaller sardines. The highlight of the trip for me was fishing the bait barge. While getting bait, I got 5 minutes to make 3 drops and hooked a halibut on a 7" sardine, but was using too small of a hook and he got a way. On way back, we docked at bait barge again and fished from 1:30 -4am. About 8 anglers came out to fish. One got a 5lb sandbass and another got a keeper size halibut. Plenty of smaller sand and spotted bass. I caught and released 5 sandbass, so I guess I could say I wasn't skunked technically, but I'm still not putting it into the win column.
     
  2. RockHopperNCKA

    RockHopperNCKA Well-Known "Member"

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    Thanks for the report!
     
  3. c sick

    c sick "IF YA DON'T GO YA DON'T KNOW"

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    That's fishing....."IF YA DON'T GO YA DON'T KNOW"
     
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  4. SaltH20Angler

    SaltH20Angler Well-Known "Member"

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    Woulda...Coulda....Shoulda!

    Better luck next time. Just consider this trip a deposit on your dues and believe that you're paid up now.

    You'll get em next time!!
     
  5. wahoo_92606

    wahoo_92606 Newbie

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    Good luck next times, that’s fishing “you can’t catch unless you are out there.”
     
  6. tresbien

    tresbien No.... But Willing To Learn

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    Hi Aaron my name is Matt I fished with you on the trip. Yeah super tough fishing and really thought the 2 stops with fish were going to kick out a couple more bites... I was the lucky SOB to get 2 of the tuna. I was fishing smaller circle hooks on 30# with larger sardines. Hope to see you out there again!
     
  7. FishAcquisition

    FishAcquisition I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Heading out on a 2.5 on the Sea Adventure July 1st.. Bunk and tackle storage advice if you have any. Thanks for the tip on Smaller Sardines. Food not included, how did that go?
     
  8. C-4 Fishing

    C-4 Fishing Well-Known "Member"

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    Tough trip brother
    Thanks for posting
     
  9. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Bummer on that, the weather forecast was ugly, guess it was not that big an issue if you ran 200 miles south? Better luck next time out.
     
  10. ROSSOLY

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    I was on this past trip and will be on the July 1st trip. Food is good-ish;) and moderately priced. Large galley, sits 25-30, three heads, one with urinal only, the other two w showers, ample tackle bag space, 10 staterooms with 2 bunks each, bring flashlight cuz its dark below away from the stairs. Excellent capt and crew. Roomy bow.
     
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  11. Killerskiff

    Killerskiff The end is near

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    Sometimes you get lucky but more often you don't, tough luck. Better luck next time so how much did the whole trip cost when it's all said and done?
     
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  13. Hugo Bendo

    Hugo Bendo Hugo Bendo

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    Yup ! Same thing on the N.L.A. Except ours was a 1 1/2

    day. One Bluefin on bait. Another on believe it or not a

    FUCKIN popper ! And this fish went 35-40 lbs. Another

    caught on 80 lb. LOST after 30 minute battle. BIT OFF !
     
  14. Blue Frontier

    Blue Frontier Well-Known "Member"

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    Thanks for the report.
     
  15. FishAcquisition

    FishAcquisition I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Sea Adventure 80 2.5 Day 27 23 Bluefin Tuna, 2 Yellowtail

    Looks like they got on some Yesterday.
     
  16. Jiggermeister

    Jiggermeister Well-Known "Member"

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    What type of stickbait?
     

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