Wahoo at Guadalupe

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  1. Chrisben

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    Someone on the RP picked up a wahoo at Guadalupe, I may spend some time targeting them on my 8 day on the 27th. My first trip to the island.
    Can't wait!! How often are great whites seen by fisherman's at Guadalupe? Is it a guarantee? Would love to get some pictures.
    Chris
     
  2. Lake

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    From what people say there are almost always wahoo there, they just don't catch a lot of them. You're on an 8 day so chances are that after a few days at the island you'll head south and target wahoo.
     
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  3. MikeyLikesIt

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    Sharks? yep, you'll see um.......especially when you start catching fish.

    Ive been there 10 or 11 times, and I cannot remember a single day there where we did not see the taxman. You will have a new appreciation of "the food chain" and where we fit in. :D
     
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    Look at the bright side...taxman means less dogs to contend with lol
     
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    I dragged a maurader around for about 30 minutes a few weeks ago, and I got one knock down. Could have been anything, but who knows. Should have motivated and put it out for all of our moves and the approach to the island.
     
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    Not so sure, the check-in and check-out in Ensenada might take that out of play. I don't think the recent Norcaltunaclub 8-day got further south than Guadalupe.
     
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    CaptJgray I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    drag a marauder like said, have a bomb or Raider jig tied on for when someone gets bit off

    and you will definitely see plenty of Sharks...
     
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    My trip there last year I dragged a maurauder around between every stops for nothing. One old expert BobW had a special rig for wahoo with titanium wire and caught one on the last stop. Just one. All my trips thehe I have only every seen 1 or 2.
     
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    other than troll fish, all I have seen or caught were at anchor fishing the tuna...I went stealth with 25# line and got one each on 2 trips...got the stink eye from one deckhand "you'll saw off a tuna"...nah, if it heads that way I'll just clamp down on the spool and bust it off...lots of guys tried with bombs/jigs on 4 trips there for nada...they are around ;)
     
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    Raider jigs catch literally "everything". A bomb, not so much... but they sure catch the skin.
    cast wisely
     
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    hbouldin1216 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Did a quick google of "Guadalupe Great Whites" and jesus fucking christ look at the size of the yellow tail!
     
  12. T.O.T.W.

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    Told my friends and coworkers last year that I couldn't promise any fish, but I'd have plenty of shark pics and vids. Never even saw one the whole time!

    They were there, a handful of fish got munched, but they never showed themselves. I imagine that they'll get more conditioned to boat presence and be less camera shy this year.


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    RP picked up 2 more wahoo!!!
     
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    Last November the sharks were nothing like you used to see in years past. We only lost maybe 1 out of 20 fish to the sharks. In past years sometimes you would lose 30% or 40%. I've seen the sharks take 10 or 12 fish in a row and they would swim right past the stern of the boat only 5 or 10 feet away. In November you never saw one up close and the numbers were way down. The story I heard was that the boats doing shark tours have been feeding them at the north end of the island and most of the sharks have been staying up there. I assume that eventually they will figure out the the sportboats offer a better menu and they will move to the south end of the island.
     
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    Romo is working on the Royal Star now and he messaged me that the Sharks have been real aggressive there, so I'm expecting we'll see some.
     
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    Yep...big uns for sure. On my trip we had a consistent 35-40lb stock grade. Bigger ones pushed close to 50lbs. The Shogun was anchored close to us the they had a few larger models pushing 70+lbs. Definitely some monster yellas at Lupe. They're not super aggressive with chewing iron and poppers, but they will chomp big ol macks on the sinker rig like nobody's business.
     
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    Looks like another wahoo on the RP at Guadalupe. I wonder if they are troll fish, bait (tuna by catch) or jig fish?
    Chris
     
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    Remember this one Mikey... Warning...F-bombs a plenty...

     
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    Hi
    Three wahoo caught on marauders, 10-3/8". One lost to bite off on 275lb cable. I'll use 400lb next time. One caught on the kite. A few bites off on mono while fishing for tuna. No on threw bombs or raiders after the strikes on the troll. I would have but I was trolling. Hope this helps.
     
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    Hey Rich, how did you do there??
     

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