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FishPOET

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Took the TC and boat down to Oceanside on Monday night with Bill Kelly. We got a few hours of sleep and launched at 5am. We picked up a healthy scoop of sardines at the bait barge and headed SSW towards the 181 spot some 43 miles out.

We were approx 30 miles from shore when we saw a couple of birds working bait. We stopped and each put a bait in the water and I got picked up. After a short run it jumped and I knew I had a nice Dorado on. About 20 minutes later we had our first fish on board, a 25 pound Dorado. We hung around for another 15 minutes for nada before moving on.

Approx 41 miles out we found what we were looking for; Birds, Porpoise and Yellowfin Tuna all crashing bait.

For the next 6 hours we chased the tuna. We would get in front of the fish, drop bait, get hooked up, land the fish and then start the process all over again. We were using 15 lb and 20 lb test line and it would sometimes take 1/2 hour or more to land these fish. We ended up keeping 10 Yellowfin Tuna. The smallest weighed 35 pounds and the largest weighed 50 pounds.

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The boat has a 150 qt ice chest and it was full with 7 fish in it. The rest ended up on the deck until we started filleting them.

It took us almost 2 hours to clean the fish. We ended up with almost 200 pounds of filleted tuna. We were back at the launch ramp at 7pm.

We vacuum packed about 1/2 of the fish. We smoked about 50 lbs of tuna. We had fresh grilled Mahi Mahi. Fish Tacos and Seared Ahi all week.

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Added Saturday Sept 27:
We took the boat out Friday night for the lobster season opener. At 12:01am Saturday morning we set out 10 hoop nets. At 4am we made our last pull and headed for the dock and sacked out in the TC for a few hours of much needed sleep. We only got 2 legals and 2 shorts for 4 hours of hoopin. The tide was really against us.

Alive and on ice waiting for the kettle.
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Turkey friers make great lobster cookers.
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Fresh out of the cooker
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Mmmmm good
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* This post was edited 09/27/08 09:50pm by FishPOET *

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Posted: 09/19/08 04:05pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Man that looks good I love fresh caught YellowTail. My friend with a boat that could go out far for tuna passed away so I'll be getting mine at the fish market from now on. My boat is big enough but old and I would not trust it that far out.

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Posted: 09/19/08 04:19pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

...OK, that one I'd consider a Trip Report for sure!

It's added [emoticon]

I'm coming over for supper...on second thought, I'd have to get out and hunt for supper; no free lunch [emoticon]

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Posted: 09/19/08 04:21pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great fish, that is some good eating


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Why do you have to come on here and rub my nose in it?

didn't you see that I'm stuck here in the desert with a leaky camper roof?

Good job on the YFT's, I hope to kill some here in the next few weeks if I can get the roof leak fixed soon.

thanks for some motivation to hurry.


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Posted: 09/20/08 04:38pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OK, good job on the tuna but wheres the photo of the truck and camper with the water in the background?


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Posted: 09/20/08 06:16pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wow what a day!!! 41 miles out. Your boat can't be much more than 20 or so feet.

I have only been about a mile out in my 19' Triumph.


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Posted: 09/20/08 08:23pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Oh Man!!! I'd so love to do that!!!!!! [emoticon]


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