Bluefin Bonanza

Discussion in 'West Coast - Saltwater Off-Shore & Island Reports' started by sfrjohn, August 11, 2013.

  1. sfrjohn

    sfrjohn Well-Known Member

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    Just got back from a 2 day on the Pacific Dawn down south and the Bluefin wanted to play. I had 4 from 30 - 45 lbs and also 2 hand offs. Our total count for the 2 days was 92 Bluefin from 15 to 70 lbs. Half the folks were newbys to tuna fishing, so we had many mishaps due to rookie mistakes. I had 2 at color and got sawed off, not complaining, 4 bluefin was plenty for me. I got 3 on day 1 and 1 on day 2 and then retired my rods and watched everyone else struggle with these bruisers. These guys ate the wheaties for breakfast and put up awesome fights for us. We were using straight 40lb line with no flouro and getting bit just as much as those who were using the flouro. All in all it was a great trip with 92 Bluefin for 17 anglers.
     

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  2. SDDave

    SDDave Dave Horst Guide Service

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    Nice job, looks like the weather laid down a bit, hey is the guy in your second picture named Pat, looks like I guy I knew in HS
     
  3. miller_time

    miller_time Well-Known Member

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    It was an awesome trip John, thanks for hosting. I'm glad I was able to get a last minute spot. My arms were sore for a few days, those fish were brutes!
     
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    spartan44 Well-Known Member

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    Awesome report and pics John
    Congrats :)
    I am pumped now as I have a 3dayer next week !!!
     
  5. Yakman

    Yakman Well-Known Member

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    NICE JOB JOHN and NICE FISH, love those bloody decks. Glad ya had a great trip.
    I'm foamin to get back on these again thursday. Thanks for the heart pill....LOL
     
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    Looks like a great time, we will be on fri-sat on the PAC dawn too!
     
  7. Torrn

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    Good deal John! Those are beautiful looking fish. The Smiles say it all!
     
  8. "KNOT HOME"

    "KNOT HOME" Well-Known Member

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    Quality fish on a quality boat!
     
  9. MikeeDaGuy

    MikeeDaGuy Well-Known Member

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    Awesome John, nice to see ya got out there and boated a few for consumption!

    Thanks for the report and pics!!
     
  10. beacondawg

    beacondawg Well-Known Member

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    good job brada john.loved the pic's.
     

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