yellowtail saturday

Discussion in 'Southern California Offshore Fishing Reports' started by hankhowi, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. hankhowi

    hankhowi Newbie

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    I caught my first yellowtail on my whaler, and it's thanks to all of the killer ideas I've gotten from this forum....so thanks to all that post. I ran out of Dana Point to the 209 and back on Saturday, nailed the 22lb one at the 209 and the 12lb 9.4 miles on the last paddy outside of dana. The smaller was caught on a dead sardine after it was lured out from under the paddy on a rapala......killer day (at least for me).....oh...and my whaler will be for sale soon, I need a bigger boat.
     

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  2. hankhowi

    hankhowi Newbie

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    I forgot to explain the urgent care photo, I almost cut my thumb off fileting my fish....regardless, it was a great day! I duct taped my thumb, wrapped my hand in a plastic bag and kept fileting.
     
  3. Fishtard

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    Congrats on the nice tail. :hali_olutta:

    Maybe invest in a pair of filet gloves cuz no matter how careful you are....
     
  4. hankhowi

    hankhowi Newbie

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    My wife told me the same thing..."why didn't you buy the gloves you were looking at bass pro"...blahblahblah...anyhow, my next purchase is a left handed filet glove...damn I've been fileting fish for over twenty years and never came close to cutting off my thumb...and I was sober.
     
  5. la vida

    la vida Now I love our Prezzz!!!

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    Good job!!!
    Be careful with the knife, OUCH!!!
     
  6. hankhowi

    hankhowi Newbie

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    Thanks! I grew up in North Florida killing redfish out of a canoe, so a yellowtail in the open ocean is a really proud moment for me...I wouldn't have posted this, but it's been two days and I'm still stoked and greatful to all those that post on this forum for their great fishing ideas!
     
  7. Barry Chew

    Barry Chew Hookuuup!

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    Congrats on your first yellowtail, Hank! Lots of good info on this site. Careful with the filet knife!
     
  8. gved823

    gved823 Member

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    Congrats Hank, seeing happy fisherman perked up my day (seized motor for me), I was the guy that loaned you the scale. Nice seeing your buddy in war paint too.
     
  9. Beaner

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    congrats on the yellows! Out of curiosity, what is that cut-out for on the side of your boat?
     
  10. Ditch work

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    Nice work. Looking forward to when they come up to the SM bay.
     
  11. hankhowi

    hankhowi Newbie

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    Beaner: Thanks, my Whaler is a Guardian 22 Divemaster from Whaler's commercial line, they come from the factory with a dive door...if I ever catch something too big I plan on dragging it through the door. For now, the door is used it to get in from freediving and surfing.

    Gary: Thanks for loaning us the scale, and sorry to hear about your engine troubles, what a bummer.
     
  12. willsurf02

    willsurf02 El Guero Marinero

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    Good shit! We pulled in right behind you guys on Saturday on Parker! We ended up with 1 Dodo and farmed another one.
     
  13. kingcrab

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    Sorry about the hand injury.
    If i am fishing with someone else then we fillet offshore.
    If i am solo then I wait.
    A knife wound offshore can be deadly.
    The fillet glove is mandatory equipment.

    Been there.......
     
  14. hankhowi

    hankhowi Newbie

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    Kingcrab- Yeah, besides a bigger boat, a new glove is in my future. I went to Johnny's in Pasadena this week and they are ordering some large ones this week...I'll be first in line when they come in! Damn, I've been stitched up so many times for doing stupid things, and this time it wasn't so bad...they have this new kind of chemical/glue stitch, looked like a two part epoxy called durmabond...I'm going to get some of that too and add it to my first aid kit along with some benatine to irigate the wound. Everyone on this board is right on about being careful and wearing a glove while using a filet knife, I got lucky and didn't do any permanent damage, but I could see it happening really fast if not careful or wearing a glove.
     
  15. TheGunslinger

    TheGunslinger gary

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    Great report and post. Thanks Let me know how the bigger boat deal works in 15 yrs. Your Whaler caught them. Gary
     
  16. Tunahead

    Tunahead Long Time Tuna Abused Member

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    Good job Hank, glad ya still got yer thumb. OUCH! LOL
     
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