Condor Trifecta Yellowfin, Yellows, Dodos 7/19

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  1. Yakman

    Yakman Well-Known Member

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    Well gang, tough duty fishing with only 12 on the 90ft Condor
    but someone had to do it! LOL We rolled at 9pm with Capt. Rob,
    2nd Vinny, Tad,Matt,Scott on Deck and Buddy's great food!!!

    After loading a bunch of small/medium dines it was off on a
    heading of South 160-165dg to start at 60mi to 80mi area.
    We stopped on umpteen awesome paddies, some the size
    of a garage door, all empty. Finally around 9 we found one
    with some decent grade yellowtail, then the yellowfin tuna
    came around so we shut down for a 3hr plunker for 16 tuna
    and 15 yellows. Once that stopped back on the troll. We got
    4 dorado and some bigger yellows off a few paddies the next
    few hours, but the mystery was- ZERO troll jig strikes for 13
    hours! :dunno: Running down a massive school of porpoise at 7pm,
    I took action, dropped back the plain small cedar plug and
    only minutes later KAWHEEEE, followed by two others. We got
    a bait fish too on that stop so ended up with 20 yellowfin, 20
    yellowtail and 4 dorado for 12. We tried the tackle store, but
    bait on a 1/0 flyliner on 20, 25,30 all worked. One guy got 8
    yellowfin in a row on a White/Green flatfall. Many of use tried
    the same with every other color combo flatfall for nada. Crazy.
    Only when I went down to 20 did I get one, lost the next when
    he sawed the 20 off, a 3rd just came unbuttoned. It happens.
    FULL MOON? Ha, well it was deep overcast and windy at sunrise
    so who knows. It layed down for a hot nice day, fun time for all.
    SooHoo got the big fat JP Yellow, and everyone got some fish.
    With this 12 veteran winder bunch, it could have been a slaughter.

    Soon after 14 straight hours, one very tired bunch was ready
    for the hot shower room and Buddy's killer lasagne dinner/salad.
    Straight to the rack for a good night's sleep coming home.
    See you all again soon, Thanks to Rob and crew and everyone! LOL
    Here's a few pics, I was busy fishing most of the time. Eating Ahi now!

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  2. MrPukaShell

    MrPukaShell Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like fun to me
     
  3. JR12

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    WTG NICE DAY BRO:beerbang:
     
  4. Yakman

    Yakman Well-Known Member

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    THANKS GUYS yeah with 0nly 12 on a 90x26 footer beyond fun:rockon:

    This yellowfin/dorado bite is not quite there yet but they're coming
    in bigger numbers if you find a school that will bite. A LOT of red crabs
    and chovies they're gorging on out there now. It will get better in weeks.
    Got sashimi=Mission accomplished for now. :beerbang:
     
  5. pete j

    pete j Well-Known Member

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    That had to be one of the best boat trips ever
     
  6. Yakman

    Yakman Well-Known Member

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    THANKS Pete, JR, Rob....just great to be back fishing again...LOL
    Yeahman, BACK ON next Monday night the 1st only 3 booked and DEF GO

    This time I got the magic Glow in dark White/Chartreuse Green Flat Fall a guy
    got 8 yellowfin with on the bow this trip. The yellowfin even biting 50lb line
    now and not shy, mostly biting on sardines. Come fish light load with us? :dunno:
    (it looks yellow in their pic but actually Chartreuse Green)
     

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    pete j Well-Known Member

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    Just when I start thinking Ive got every color Ill ever need in flat falls. Well back to the tackle store:)
     
  8. Yakman

    Yakman Well-Known Member

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    I know, I was dropping the 160g Silver/Blue/Gold next to the guy with the
    Glow White/Chartreuse and I got nada, he got 8 yellowfin! :dunno:
    I got the same the 100g/3.5oz they seem to love...LOL News at 11...
    we're back on Monday night fishing Tuesday again. See what shakes! :rockon:
     
  9. pete j

    pete j Well-Known Member

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    Good luck and Im going out tomorrow without the new flat fall but I do have a couple glow chartreuse mega baits
     
  10. Yakman

    Yakman Well-Known Member

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    GOOD LUCK fishing Pete, and everyone.
    We've only got 3 booked and def go:rockon:The yellowfin and bluefin BITING now!
     

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