Week three of GIANT Albies

MarkColeman

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May 20, 2010
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Mark Coleman
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16' Guide, 20' Scout, 29’ Defiance’s Elite, Ultra, Express Style, 31' Luhrs, 42’ Pilothouse
We've had an amazing grade of tuna these past few weeks with an average size of almost 30lbs. Catch counts have been strong with highliner scores like 28, 15, 26, 32, and 19. Once again all 30lb fish so even on bait stops with big volumes of fish, you're limited by how long it takes to land this grade of fish (15-30 minutes, depending on the angler).

The live bait bite is and has been very good. The bird and bait life is tremendous and we're seeing 64-65 degree water at 2-2.5 hours run time from Westport!

PM for details, happy to share.

We're about mid-season right now.

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gmille58

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Jul 27, 2017
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Mill Creek
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Greg M
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Hey Jeffery
Going out tomorrow with your company with my daughter. My first tuna trip, and her first trip out of Westport period. I cant wait. Hope for good weather, good sea conditions, and good catching!
 
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Marlin Mike

pimpin aint cheap
Dec 11, 2007
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Snohomish, WA
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Mike
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boat ho now gimme a call
Looks good for tomorrow
 

dany08fa

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Aug 5, 2008
108
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Olympia
Name
Daniel
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High Hopes
I gotta get out there asap! thanks for the report mark!
 

MarkColeman

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May 20, 2010
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Mark Coleman
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16' Guide, 20' Scout, 29’ Defiance’s Elite, Ultra, Express Style, 31' Luhrs, 42’ Pilothouse
Seems youre down south a bit, assuming shake and bake is the one out of Illwaco? Nice fish, although some of those pics are old brothero_O
We met in the middle!
 

apogee

My name is Apogee and I am a Squidaholic
Jan 29, 2009
3,046
2,015
Bakersfield
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Apogee..
Boat
Boston Whaler Outrage 28 (End Game)
Too far for me to run .............
Ap
 

Waterdog~

Just one more
Sep 1, 2009
2,762
2,104
Hollywood
Name
Brian
Boat
Tiderunner
They have been giants..... whats in store for oct. thanks Mark for willing to share intel.....
 
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Corndog

Landlocked
Sep 22, 2009
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Northern Colorado
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Jason Jones ( Lone Shark)
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Century 1801, Hobie PA14 & SoA
Are those giants in Washington? I only ask because I've seen a handful of near 50lbers in so cal when I was younger. Last one was 46lbs on the new loan in the late 2000s or there about.

I know in the early 80s.....
 
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MarkColeman

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Mark Coleman
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16' Guide, 20' Scout, 29’ Defiance’s Elite, Ultra, Express Style, 31' Luhrs, 42’ Pilothouse
Are those giants in Washington? I only ask because I've seen a handful of near 50lbers in so cal when I was younger. Last one was 46lbs on the new loan in the late 2000s or there about.

I know in the early 80s.....
Yeah this is out of Westport, WA. We see lots of fish in the 30's every season and some in the 40's. The biggest we've caught is 47. What a fish. The state record is around 52.
 
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MarkColeman

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May 20, 2010
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Westport, Snoqualmie, Los Suenos
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Mark Coleman
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16' Guide, 20' Scout, 29’ Defiance’s Elite, Ultra, Express Style, 31' Luhrs, 42’ Pilothouse
They have been giants..... whats in store for oct. thanks Mark for willing to share intel.....
I'm scared to find out . Yesterday we had big ones and little ones which is awesome to see another grade show up. Fishing was excellent yesterday
 
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talltale

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Feb 20, 2008
737
149
yucaipa
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chris
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23.5 trophy "Tonetta T"
Nice! Still no Albacore down here. Won't see any again until the South Pacific islands and Asian countries start a reasonable management program. Sad. Be safe out there, guys.That pic of you all on the one side of the boat was a red flag for me. One rogue wave gonna capsize that boat.
 

blindpig

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Aug 25, 2010
316
172
Lynden
Name
Erik
Boat
25' Kingfisher
I'm scared to find out . Yesterday we had big ones and little ones which is awesome to see another grade show up. Fishing was excellent yesterday

Figures...we hit the one day they aren't biting.:Bawling_e

As of late anyway.
 
Jun 8, 2014
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59
Forest Grove
Name
Mike
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Any Long Range Boat
Took a two day trip last week on the MS Magoo out of west port the Albie fishing was slow we only had 38 fish, no big deal fishing is fishing still had fun being out. But the Bad part of the Trip was that the RSW system was not working the why it should have been. The crew pulled the fish out of the Hold and proceeded to clean the fish you could tell that the fish just didn't look good. Long story sort by the time I got home with the fish on ice, I started to process my catch and all the fish was soft and mush, not cool. I called the boat the next day and they claimed that there system was working great and they have never had a problem. They didn't even offer to make it right, Its all about the customer service. That was a Ghetto Trip never on that boat again. FYI the fish were all 25 to 30lbs.
 

Alice1952

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Jul 17, 2015
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Alice Archer
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Real predator
Took a two day trip last week on the MS Magoo out of west port the Albie fishing was slow we only had 38 fish, no big deal fishing is fishing still had fun being out. But the Bad part of the Trip was that the RSW system was not working the why it should have been. The crew pulled the fish out of the Hold and proceeded to clean the fish you could tell that the fish just didn't look good. Long story sort by the time I got home with the fish on ice, I started to process my catch and all the fish was soft and mush, not cool. I called the boat the next day and they claimed that there system was working great and they have never had a problem. They didn't even offer to make it right, Its all about the customer service. That was a Ghetto Trip never on that boat again. FYI the fish were all 25 to 30lbs.
Oh shit, you just stepped in a pile. These assholes up here have nothing better to do than kiss each other's asses and fuck with somebody for speaking the truth. Good luck sorry to hear your trip was crappy Dave is usually a real standup guy.
 

wdlfbio

Once you go Cat, you never go back
Sep 15, 2008
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laurence
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Vacancy
Too bad you didn't speak up when you had your initial concern. Kinda tough 24 hours and 200 miles later. Nobody is perfect, but I've yet to hear anything very bad about Dave.

Bummer your flesh wasn't to your satisfaction!
 

gmille58

Newbie
Jul 27, 2017
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17
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Mill Creek
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Greg M
Boat
Hey Jeffery
We ended up going on Wednesday as planned. Trip was great, and have fish to process at home now that I am recovered from the long day on the boat then the drive home. Since I am a newbie at all this, I planned on canning some and freezing some in vacuum bags for later.

Since the fish were bagged up per fish, I can tell the difference between the top loins and bottom loins, and IIRC I saw somewhere that the bottom (belly side) loins were not as good for eating, so I planned on canning them, am I correct on that?

My daughter and I on the way back in during picture time.

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NWGuy

Kid's smiles are the best!
Jul 31, 2009
314
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Lake Tapps
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Bryan Grant
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16', ancient, money pit
Nice fish, and BIG smiles!
 

blindpig

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Aug 25, 2010
316
172
Lynden
Name
Erik
Boat
25' Kingfisher
We ended up going on Wednesday as planned. Trip was great, and have fish to process at home now that I am recovered from the long day on the boat then the drive home. Since I am a newbie at all this, I planned on canning some and freezing some in vacuum bags for later.

Since the fish were bagged up per fish, I can tell the difference between the top loins and bottom loins, and IIRC I saw somewhere that the bottom (belly side) loins were not as good for eating, so I planned on canning them, am I correct on that?

My daughter and I on the way back in during picture time.

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Depends on what you want to use them for. The belly side is much fattier and better tasting in my opinion cooked. The top loins will give you a much better presentation for sashimi and not as greasy. That being said, I've also had tuna belly sashimi and it was excellent also.;)

Depending on how much you have, i would cut yourself some nice loin pieces for meals/freezing and can the ends.