WFO Yellowfin on the Condor

Discussion in 'Southern California Offshore Fishing Reports' started by rnorwood, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. Charlie Gordon

    Charlie Gordon keeper of the groove

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    What a jerk. Not everyone can be as awsom as you .I personally won't keep small yellow tail but tunas are all game.
     
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  2. MJB

    MJB I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    sold it!!
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    If they eat the fish who cares
     
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  3. Pgnracr

    Pgnracr Member

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    I also say great job!!! There are limits for a reason!!! He got his limit!!! And as long as he or his family n friends are going to enjoy them by all means enjoy. Btw not all commercial small yft are destined for the chunker!!! I don't know about 8 cents a pound. I know sardines are more than that.
     
  4. Craig C.

    Craig C. Newbie

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    Condor is my go to boat. Scott, Rob, and crew da kine.
    130 miles on day and halfer makes for short time on da fish.
    Must have been great mayhem for the short time ya had.
    7-12 lb fish, ah, don't know bout that one. Hard choice.
    $360 ++ for the trip, tips, etc.
    But 7 pounder to go home?
     
  5. fishsmith

    fishsmith Captain

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    You better give your better half some better sized meat!
     
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  6. Hardcor

    Hardcor Hardcore

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    That is exactly right ! Sometimes 6c lbs
    Enjoy your fish Richard, Thank you for the report.
    I have been using little tunas for Marlin bait and have also used them to fill my chum bucket.
    Try releasing some egg layers.
     
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  7. plj46

    plj46 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I would have been embarrassed to report this trip.I see fish that cant be more than 3 or 4 lbs.
     
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  8. Charlie Gordon

    Charlie Gordon keeper of the groove

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    7# tuna= bass rod.
     
  9. Omarkayak

    Omarkayak Member

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    What I want to know is what color red they purchased to paint the deck.

    Yeah, sometimes they're nerf-footballs. Whaddya gonna do? Swing em aboard and throw em back if you like.

    Or stay home and comment via computer, my personal fave. Saved a couple hundred bucks right there, moon doggies.

    Good fishin'!
    BDC OK
     
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  10. chavid

    chavid Newbie

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    Sound like a fun trip! Enjoy the fish!
     
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  11. spongehead

    spongehead "ONE FISH AT A TIME"

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    the way this season is for most of us ie im 0 for 4 on tuna about $1500 plus spent on sporties and my own PB.... I wouldnt mine just one 7lb yft right now! Enjoy glad you got some!
     
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  12. irukandji

    irukandji Member

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    I did not see the check but thats what I have been told by several Skippers in the area.
     
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  13. Tifoso

    Tifoso Chinook,lings,bottom fish. And everything else.

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    WFO?

    Be nice. I'll write it down and won't ask again ;)
     
  14. Derby

    Derby My "Member" is Well Known.

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    That doesnt sound like fun.


    Bass rods and topwater does sound fun.

    Nice trip. Good report.
     
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  15. catchabigone

    catchabigone Fair is fair. Donate Life. Be an organ donor

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    I am glad you guys said it so I didn't have to.........
     
  16. Paddyman1

    Paddyman1 I love pangas

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    Those decks look gross! Scott should do a better job keeping things clean on that thing...
     
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  17. moezmoe

    moezmoe Dead Magic

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  18. moezmoe

    moezmoe Dead Magic

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    Captain Rob did a fine job, repeatedly saying please only take what ya need Etc. I kept 2 yellow tail (because the 2, no shit hit my flat fall and lips where all ripped and bleeding) 2 do do and 5 yft. Great trip
     
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  19. Tunahead

    Tunahead Long Time Tuna Abused Member

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  20. Azarkon

    Azarkon I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Sounds like the usual tuna we get every year. Maybe the last two years have got you confused, but 10 to 20 pound tuna is what's normal in our waters. You either decide to not target them and sit at home, or you decide to target them and kill baby fish; it's a personal choice but sport captains are going to choose the obvious, else they might as well leave the business.

    For yellowfin, a fish has to be 40 pounds to be more than a baby. That's about 1% of the yellowfin people catch in California.

    Does it suck? Yeah. Is there anything you can do about it? No, not unless you can stop the commercial boats in Mexico from wiping out all the schools at the border.
     
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