Tuna (lots) jumping outside Newport Harbor this morning!

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by jazbo, Jan 2, 2019.

  1. farhangs

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  2. Azarkon

    Azarkon I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    an Individual school like this could easily get scattered by any kind of pressure, expect 50 boats to be in the area tomorrow = no fish
     
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  3. makairaa

    makairaa I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    150 area, newport area, laguna area, dana pt, oceanside. Not 1 school, but boat pressure will be insane and push them down.
     
  4. SouthBayKiller

    SouthBayKiller I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I hope the meat of the bluefin finds the local squid and somehow we have Tanner or Desperation 3.0 right on our doorstep.
     
  5. rustman

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    I was on the 150 today, so was the Victory and Sport King. Saw breaking fish and swore they were dolphin. It is January and fishing all my life has taught me there are no tuna in My back yard in January. I think I remember saying something similar while catching 100lb BFT on Desparation Reef almost 4 years ago now. WTF
     
  6. Woodeneye

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    Did anyone apologize to the OP yet for not being full of shit like many of you so frequently are?
     
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    .... I totally agree with you as some of these guys here on this forum don’t really know how to fish and are just full of it and just likes to stir things up. That “OP” deserves lots of credit for sharing the accurate “Intel”.....
     
  8. Hugo Bendo

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    X2 ! EXACTLY !
     
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    Rusty it was nice meeting you yesterday in the zone. After I saw you i chased down some birds working with a whale about 2 miles further out into the channel. As soon as I got to them they sunk out. Hung out for about ten minutes and nothing. Headed back in from there and was in about 70ft of water over by the EVA rig a few miles off the beach and this bird school was going to work on some sardines. I got in front of them and the entire bait ball went under the boat with porpoise and seals all over it. I threw the surface irons and yoyo's with no love. Lots of life out there yesterday I hope we have some good reports today. By the way your Cabo Cuddy Con is Beautiful I know your going to have some good times on her. Here is the video of the bird school...



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  10. C.Bergs

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    Desperation 3.0 really has a ring to it!

    OP with the intel! Thanks for the report
     
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  11. fishsmith

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    Not Fake News! I think they are all along the beaches from CBad to Newport. Clean 61 degree water full of bait!

     
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  12. jer dog

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    Crazy shit
     
  13. Paddyman1

    Paddyman1 I love pangas

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    The past half dozen years the tuna, whether YFT or BFT, have been around during odd and normal times of the year, at least as I recall anyway. This area has become BFT hog heaven on an almost normal basis it seems.
    That's awesome, Jim! I'm not sure if BFT are or can be caught trolling, but I'd feel foolish not dropping something in! Dang! :eyepoppin
     
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  14. Paddyman1

    Paddyman1 I love pangas

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    Doubters are funny. Especially when they're trying to remove their foot from their mouth.
     
  15. Goin Fishin

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    You mean the mythical fish the old timers I hear talk about?
     
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    Just like all the people that think the earth is flat..
     
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    All these exotics in addition to the 2 skinny fin Dorahoo's taken on the Balboa Pier I'd say we got a pretty normal year going so far...yup.
     
  18. tamaoj

    tamaoj What?

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    Awesome report. Thanks for the info. A couple months ago I was on a 3/4 day fishing while the bonito were everywhere locally. Capt of the boat pointed out to me since I was the only guy sitting on the top deck at the time a marlin chilling with his fin out of the water. This was literally maybe a mile to a mile and a half from shore. I only associated marlin with long trips to mexico. Go figure. I'm not a pro fisherman so maybe they're always that close to shore locally. Anyone ever see this before? I don't own a boat so maybe this happens all the time?
     
  19. Azarkon

    Azarkon I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Marlin isn't that out of the ordinary. They're caught every year out past Catalina by the dedicated marlin guys who are out there on the troll all the time. I also see sword fish on the surface pretty common on calm days, always when I don't have any bait to throw at them.

    I wouldn't mind another 2015, though. Local wahoo and lots of dorado.
     
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    af dreamer I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    They have been seeing jumping marlin for a couple weeks around the rigs.Tom
     

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