Tuna Jihad at the Coronados

brantc

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Fished yesterday with Ali, Barrett, Brett and Ronson on the TJ. Plan was to chase the yellowtail around the Islands.

Left the dock about 645, arriving at South Kelp just before 8. There were a couple other boats already there looking around, so we began to do the same.

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As the sun got higher in the sky, signs of life started to show. The birds told us where the YT were going to surface and it was pretty steady run and gun action for the next two hours.

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We got on a couple spots of breaking fish and managed to land 2 of the 5 we hooked. Great grade of fish.

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Here's Brett's tutorial on how to get out a backlash using a yoyo iron :)

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After the morning bite, we took a tour of the Islands but didn't find much.

GET OUT THERE WHILE IT'S GOOD!!
 

Carl

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Nov 29, 2004
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Right on fellas.....Not bad for a bunch of internet dorks....
 

eddiefishtaco

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Jul 16, 2009
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Cool report and very nice boat indeed
That is some very nice grade "jurel de castilla"
Congrats:jig:
 

watsoncali

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Feb 3, 2008
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where is south kelp? and did you use a fish finder or just the birds to find the yellows
 

Fishbones

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where is south kelp? and did you use a fish finder or just the birds to find the yellows
North side of North Island



































Ok South end of south island
 

watsoncali

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Feb 3, 2008
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okay thanks, I am new to fishing and still learning
 

madrugador

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Jul 6, 2004
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Nice job guys
 

downtime

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Sep 12, 2006
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What in the hell is that guy doing stomping on that yeller!!:rofl:
Great day fishing with the crew!
Awesome picts!
I am ready for more!
Go get em.
Ronson
 

SeaHawk IV

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Jan 15, 2008
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So what was the biggest YT of the day? I like the color of the coaming pads; looks sharp with the white piping.
 

Northeastfshman

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Dec 20, 2008
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You do know "Tuna Jihad" is the name of the boat, not a description of the trip.
Yup I know it all to well from being at the controls at 2 AM and trying to decide what to call the boat on the radio cause I sure as hell am not calling it that.

Great pics Brant
 

sinsontekid

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Jul 17, 2008
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I think I saw those fish and cooler at the Fred Hall Show on Friday. Quality fish, and thanks for the pic's.
 
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Paddyman1

FYI - Yellowtail are jacks, not to be confused with Yellowfin tuna. Nice work.