Senor Tuna Pacific Star 2 Day "Slug Fest" 6/19-6/21

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  1. OZ

    OZ Well-Known Member

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    Had been waiting for June to come around so I could jump on another Senior Tuna Charter. Love fishing with a great group Anglers/Friends with no drama. When it became an offshore tuna trip got even more excited because it was my 1st chance to get on the BFT action.

    Got to the landing around 4:30pm to see George already there waiting for a spot like myself. Leonard showed up some time later and we all chatted til around 6:30 or so til we finally got a spot in the 25 spaces so we didnt have to make that long trek to the overflow lot. We all got our gear out earlier and loaded it in a cart to make it easier on our backs and made our way back down to the docks. Waited a awhile and decided we were hungry so a few of us headed to Outback to grub. Indeed we did :thumb:

    We made it back to the Dock just in time to see the 976 charter coming off the boat. Hard to say how they did but heard from a few that they had a bunch of Lings. Waited for them to clean up a bit so we could headed down to get our gear and stuff on board. Took care of that, signed in and headed off around 10pm. We all decided we wanted to get on in the action at Tanner Bank for the BFT action. Some of us stayed up watching movies and myself hit the bunk cause i was tired.

    Day 1

    I noticed half way the grounds the boat stopped but didnt pay much mind to it because maybe they had seen something to check out. So i went back to sleep. Come to find out in the morning the Coast Guard had stopped the boat to inspect it. Was told it took about hour and half to 2 hrs til we started up again.

    I finally got up around 7 or so and some guys where trolling. Not much was happening. We did run into a lil bit of a bonito bite here and there but not much else. We got to the grounds an hour or so later and boy it was some rough seas. For the most part i just wasnt having it so i took a few naps lolll Missed a lil yellowtail bite. some smaller grade ones. Still Yellows though. Through out the day we picked away at Bonito and some bottom critters til around 3ish til we decided it was enough with no BFT bite and headed toward SCI to see if we get into YT and Bass bite. No YT but a mixed bag of all others.

    We all had dinner which was great. Tri tip with potato gratin and Salad. The Encore presentation of the night was "Zombie Beavers". WOW!!! What a movie :lol:


    Day 2

    While all of us were asleep the crew worked there butt off to make a bunch of squid on top of what we already had. I got up allot earlier this day so i could get in on the morning bite in case there was a WSB bite and definitely YT. At right around 6am it started. a couple people hooked up and landed quality size YT. Then it was my turn. I had just thrown out my bait out the back of the boat. Not more than 15-20 second....SLAMMMMM!!!! Started peeling line off my reel like nothing. I was like boy im in trouble if this keeps happening. so i put the reel all way up and gear and started to reel in. It didnt like that so it decided to take me all the way up to the Bow where i would stay. It took about 5 minutes or with Tanner one of the deckhands giving me encouragement that we are gonna kill this fish and we did. He gaffed my 33# YT which is now my personal best. I got a couple more bite but nothing more for myself. The rest of the guys picked away slowly at them til 8am til the bite just shut off completely. On another note we did land and safely release 2 100lb plus BSB. From there we dicided to go look around for a couple more hours to find some YT but they didnt want to play. So for the rest of the day til around 3:30 we picked away at bottom critter to fill the sacks.

    Overall it was another AWESOME trip aboard The Pacific Star on The Senor Tuna Charter. Thanks You George for letting me be apart of this adventure. The Pacific Star Crew for doing a great job on putting us on fish and making sure all our needs are taken care of. Cant forget the great food. Looking forward to my next adventure with you guys.
     

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  2. thatsharkguy

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    Great report. Sounds like fun. Also thank you for the food porn.
     
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    LOL SQUID?! What are those!!

    Nice report, Oz....!!
     
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    :rockon:Great report OZ
     
  7. dalton boys

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    Nice fishing....what's with the masks??
     
  8. OZ

    OZ Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Food Porn is always a must lolll

    Thanks

    Thanks Pam

    Thanks Andy. See you on the Mirage Trips

    Thanks Man

    Thanks. Nothing at all. Their Fishing Buffs from http://safishing.com/ Keeps you from getting Burnt.
     
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  10. OZ

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    Thanks AL :cool2:
     
  11. Yakman

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    GREAT REPORT and pics and nice fish everyone! Glad you had great time
    with Mike on the Star. LOL
     

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