CONDOR SCI backside Tuna 10/22 rocker!

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  1. Yakman

    Yakman Well-Known Member

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    Thinking I'd called it a season, then seeing bigger model yellowfin as well
    as bluefin now biting on 30-50lb line got my attention, as well as 16 other
    Condor regulars Friday night. We rolled at 9 with Capt.Rob, 2nd Vinny,
    Scottie & Miguel on deck and Mike cooking great food all trip.
    After a load of nice 4-6" dines and meeting it was
    OFF to the backside of San Clemente Island.

    We pulled in still dark around 5:30am and a few us started the glow flatfalls
    up and down for a few metered bluefin. After an hour, 3 of us left on the bow,
    the guy in middle rocks a 50lb Bluefin. LOL Luck of the draw, go figure.
    Soon no bluefin to be found we started the hunt for yellowfin, boxing a wide area all day.
    We stopped on many meter marks, jumpers, porpoise schools all day,
    but only 1 school stuck with us awhile around noon. One guy got bit on 40,
    but 30, even down to 25, 20 was needed to even get bit. #2,,1/0,2/0 hooks too.
    OK season winding down, some Blow by Blow! LOL My 1st hard hit biter
    screamed line off my JX/700MH then WHAP broke off. After retying another Owner 2/0
    ringed circle hook, I underhanded a butt hooked dine on a big boil off the stern and
    KAWHEEE off to the races. This was a beast, ran me up to the bow 90ft, with 2 other
    guys in a 3 way battle back around the anchor sprint umteem times, to die for.
    Pinned to the rail, making inches, the fight was soon to end, one way or another.
    Rob gaffed 1 guys fish on stb. side, and I yelled I saw my beast at color (he was for me!)
    and a few winds away, here he came with the gaff, then POOF, hook pulled.!! OUCH
    Oh well, for damn sure my biggest battle with the new bionic shoulder and fun while
    it lasted. Many more had carnage due to bad knots, pulled hooks etc.
    The 3rd guy on the bow, a former fly fisherman he said, was on 20lb a good
    2hrs before landing his 40+ brute yellowfin=Good Job! This ended up the JP I believe.
    We found lots of big schools all afternoon into the dark for few more biters.
    We ended up with 18 Yellowfin 25-40+ 1 Bluefin 50lbs for 17 winders. Not bad for October.
    Who can complain fishing with 17 on a 90x26 big boat in shorts in October? LOL
    Soon it was time to lick the wounds and hit the hot shower and Chinese
    Egg Roll/Veggie/Rice Dinner and hit the rack for a smooth ride back to San Diego.
    THANKS to Rob and Crew. We had a blast! Also Thanks to all the fine people
    I fished with Saturday, and all season on Condor. YOU ROCK! LOL

    Here's a few pics. I think this is it for me with Cataract Surgery 11/15
    so HAPPY HOLIDAYS ALL AND EVERYONE AT GET BENT SPORTFISHING!!

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    MikeeDaGuy Well-Known Member

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    You and Norm are die hards Ron, good to see you got out on the water.

    Good luck with the surgery!
     
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    Right on Ron, looks like another fun trip on the big bird. Thanks for the report.

    It'll be interesting to see whats left after this storm we are suppose to get on Thursday though. I'm going next week if it's still around next week. I had a friend who whacked them today on a private boat down there.
     
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    THANKS guys, man I got rocked by a brute. Least I know
    the bionic shoulder can take bigger stuff no problem.
    Yeah Joey, wait and see. I stripped my topshots, cleaned
    up my reels/rods, brought everything in now. Unless some
    tropical weather and they bite on 50lb I'm done. LOL
     
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    Went WFO today. Time to go! ;)
     
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    SAW THAT! Go figure. Got cataract surgery finally 11/15, got preops, etc to get done.
    See if anything left at end of month. LOL
     
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    HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO EVERYONE AT GET BENT SPORTFISHING!!

    "Sometimes I Think, Life is just a Rodeo. The Trick is to ride, and make it to the Bell"

    John Fogerty
     
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    HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO EVERYONE AT GET BENT SPORTFISHING ! SEE YA IN 2017
     
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    Conditions looked great. A little late in the season for me. Days are short, nights are long and cold. Nice to hear we have some fish hanging around for next year.....Ap
     
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    Well gang after dodging a bimbo texting on my bike and slamming a tree branch, I WON"T
    be on the 4 day leaving the 25th. Looks like more surgery ahead. Look for a report from
    Surfgoose Gary next week maybe. Hope to be out in a couple months or so.
    Ended up in the ER Friday for minor outside surgery. see about the inside next. LOL
    GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE THIS SEASON!!
     
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    Dam Yak,good to see you still up and posting on life... Be safe brada
     
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