Well handled. The handoffs will always be repaid.Vagabond Memorial Day 2.5-day 5/27-5/30
We lucked out on this trip and hit the nail on the head for the big BFT bite. It started the first night about 10 PM when we hit a school Capt. Andrew “Fluffy” originally thought was smaller fish…but, everything that bit was between 80-170 lbs. We finished that bite with 20+ fish in that range. I got two between 150-170 (whole weight), and my trip was already made the first night. That drift lasted about 2.5 hours. Stayed up until 4 am that night, but after that initial school it slowed down.
During the day on Saturday things slowed down, a few fish on Colt Snipers and a couple handfuls of kelp patty yellows until the afternoon. Caught a small one on the Sniper. I believe in the afternoon things picked back up, and a sinker rig plunker bite developed. I got one afternoon fish about 150 lbs on a small knife jig on straight tie 100 lb. A cow was also caught on a sinker rig this afternoon. Saturday night a wide size range of fish were caught on the knife jig.
Sunday was all about the sinker rig during the day and afternoon (at least for me). I planned to just hook and hand this day. Throughout the day, I was able to hook and hand two fish on the sinker rig and 80 lb line which were both in the 150 lb class. Biggest fish I’ve ever handed off, but was already 110% satisfied.
I can’t say enough good things about the entire Vagabond operation. From the Capt., all crew members worked so hard and were outstanding, none of these big fish come to the boat easily. The Chefs in gallery were also great - friendly, funny, excellent food. Just an all around phenomenal trip.
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