Yellow Fin Tuna are here!!

Discussion in 'Southern California Offshore Fishing Reports' started by Zerg, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. Zerg

    Zerg Hot Stick

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    Markus just KILLED IT! :2gunsfiring_v1:
    Now people will actually be excited to be on the trolling rotations! :hali_olutta:
    Hopefully they are slugs

    I hope we get a report from one of the anglers.

    Hell yeah!

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  2. c-goat

    c-goat HELL BENT FOR FEATHER

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    WOW!
    They will be coming up the line...sooon(fingers crossed)
     
  3. gregg6653

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    i was on the trip and killed it is an understatement. The fish ranged from 15-45 pounds. We started chumming bait when he metered fish under the dolphin, then all hell broke loose and it was wide open for 2 hours. i have been cleaning fish and vacumm sealing for the last 5 hours.

    We were also headed home and had a triple jig strike (Only three trollers out) on the smaller grade yellowfin.

    I am sure their will be a post or two on the trip. I got very few photos but plenty were taken along with some video.

    Sorry for the short report. Its time for some sleep.
     
  4. Saluki

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    That's a killer trip!!!!!!!!
     
  5. FINADDICT*

    FINADDICT* SKIPPER

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    C mon YF.....THIS TIME I CAN KEEP UP WITH THEM!!!!!
     
  6. morfius

    morfius I think, therefore I fish

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    Epic trip Gregg. Great fishing with ya. Epic, just epic, no more words.
     
  8. HBfisherman

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    Wow, I would pay triple the cost to guarantee a trip like that. Wishful thinking!
     
  9. Ctony.clark

    Ctony.clark Well-Known "Member"

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    Yep, I was on that trip too, one stop, approx. three hours of mayhem. We pulled in 350 plus fish, full limits of YFT for all on board. I also picked up a nice dodo, 3 bluefin, a small yellow, even a skipjack. Markus and the the crew did a fantastic job, I had two other neighbors BBQing fillets last night, and I am still sore from that WFO bite.
     
  10. wils

    wils lazy-ass well known "member"

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    how many times over the past month have how many skippers announced:
    "we just have to find that ONE school that wants to bite..."

    Hopefully, some of those schools have finally made it past the seiners.
     
  11. Can't Parker

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    Thats great news, way to go. Hopefully its headed up the line. Q- any idea how far off the point you were?

    also, photos please
     
  12. Zerg

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    Wow! 3 hours WFO!

    Anything specific as far as plugs/troll, lures, hooks, and flouro # that worked when it wasn't WFO?

    How was he bait/dines on the trip?

    My trip leaves in a week and I'm gonna be dying until then! :hali_parkutuli:
     
  13. tuna macker

    tuna macker Newbie

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    On the Fortune 9-16. Looking good.
     
  14. gregg6653

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    It was so wide open that after a couple fish and no more flouro leader i tied a hook straight to my spectra and it didn't make a difference, bit within 5 seconds of the bait hitting the water.

    I also caught fish on the iron, megabait, and plastic swimbait, the irion could be dangled off the rail half in the water and you would hook up.

    So as far as specifics... anything that you have in your tackle bag/box worked like a charm.
     
  15. Zerg

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    Damn. That's definitely the definition of WFO.
     
  16. galen

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    I was also on board. Light line and small hooks were not an issue. In fact I fished half the bite with 50lb fluoro and got bit on most baits that would get down. The sardines were great, but yoyo with megabaits, tadys, etc. was working very well also. I would recommend rigging the irons with single hooks as I saw several sprung treble hooks come up. Trolling didn't produce any of the larger fish and the mother lode was associated with the porpoise as mentioned.
     
  17. fly liner

    fly liner I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    good job on the slay fest
     
  18. Seame Reelme

    Seame Reelme Newbie

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    x2 Any idea where you were, Generally. Little boat (28) range?
     
  19. makairaa

    makairaa I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    They have been fishing 140 miles
     

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