MB 11/15/19 Fookin Kill em' All

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  1. Fat Spottie

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    Freakkkkkkin stoked.

    By far, the best trip I ever had in local waters on a sportboat. Period. What ever you believe to be your style, what ever belief you have in fishing, today was the day. Anything you wanted to fish, got bit. 50lb flyline, sub-walks, poppers, the surface iron... if it could be done, it was done.

    First patty:
    The day started off by spotting a patty with a decent amount of yellowtail on it. It was your average stop... 2-4lb yellowtail that just wanted to die. Caught them on a subwalk and on the surface iron... limited out on 5 casts. The entire boat was maybe 12 fish short of limits when we continued the hunt for the tunas.

    Second Patty, AKA THE ONE:
    A little over a mile out Tony found our second patty. From a distance... you could see yellow under the patty. That's how many yellowtail were underneath it. The water was ******** yellow. Then the sonar starts making it's sweet chukin' sound.. and we saw the tuna. This patty was loaded.. I mean the amount of meat on this patty far outweighed anything I've seen this year so far. I will admit I messed up initially though. I thought.. well these fish might be picky.. I'm going to do 20lb on a Newell 229. Long story short... there was regrets. I had forgotten why I loved my Fathoms so much. I had truly forgotten. The 229 is a improved jigmaster. It's not an upgrade. I can't fish it as hard as a Fathom. So I proceeded to attempt and fish this reel as hard as possible on 20lb. Which I hated. But alas, the fish hit the deck. Second fish.. 40lb time. Quick heads up for people who like light drags.. 40lb can be fished really, really, really hard. I button it down on a Fathom 30 which puts out about 26lbs when you button it down with fresh drags that are lubed with a thick grease like Cal's brown stuff. Pinned down my drags on Fathom 30 paired up with the trusty HAX-909H and 4/0 hooks. Landed 2 20lb models in under a minute each. Seeing how fired up these fish where.. I decided it was time for the 50lb. Took out the Super Ulua and the Baja Special 113HN. Buttoned down the drags... and oh my I always forget how capable that reel is buttoned down. These fish didn't get an inch on me. Landed 3 in rapid succession without a fish pulling an inch of line. Couple times where heads had to be turned but between my Ulua and my 113HN it was no problem. After those fish were landed. It was hardbait time. Took the Fathom 30 back out, Tied on a popper, got a 4 yellowfin in 4 casts. At that point the Grande had pulled up to us stern to stern and both boats were bent over. Used the madscad for a bit with 3 fish in 4 casts. Then I pulled out the surface iron... got another 3 in 3 casts.

    That day, that day was the finest of what Southern California Sportfishing can offer. Fish willing to feed on everything, people having fun in what ever manner they want, and a loads of meat for everyone. It was truly, a spectacular day.

    I did have a couple takeaways from today. For the most part, I think I have all my gear set. I little reminder I had for myself later that day was that when Carl Newell built Newells, the numbering on the reel was a refined decision in what line should be fished on a reel. For the case of a 454, 40lb. 533 5.5, there should be 50lb. On a 229, 20lb... Modern reels can be fished much harder... If people are fishing 40lb on a 15 size reel that is equivalent to a 229.. and it's doing the job perfectly.. it makes a statement.

    The biggest thing for me.. I want another Super Ulua. Glass rods today are not made the same way they once were. You have lighter materials and it seems is a tighter wrap to the glass. Why? No idea. All I know is that glass typically loads up the best and is the superior rod for fighting fish hard... only issue is that the glass is a bit heavy. The Super Ulua I have right now is one of those older EX blanks. It had 6inches trimmed from the butt and 6 inches trimmed from the tip, yet the balance is perfect with a 113HN on it. Now I'm looking to make another, but I can't quite figure out what I would do to it. I like amount of beef in the EX blank.. but I want more tip. Right now the blank loads up with about 4oz of weight. So I'm thinking... If I add two inches from the tip, should I add an inch to the butt? I dunno, just rambling at this point.

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    Wow looks like some serious carnage!!!!!
     
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    Damn son... That 113hn will serve you well, possibly forever... Lol
     
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    If it ever dies... if... I’m just getting another.
     
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    I was going to bring out 100lb the next time with a reel that has 50lbs of drag on a 5x4in spool.
     
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    Dude that's killer.. Hell of a trip.
     
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    Awesome. Gotta love when you can tie on anything in the box and still know you’re gonna get bit.
     
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    I wanna make a popper out of an old 12 gauge shell and use that during a bite like that. I have a hunch someone has done that for bass before..
     
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    Nice dude bloody decks are the best!
     
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    Love the smell of dead tuna in the morning.
     
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    Nice!!!
     
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    And this is why I kick myself for having lived in San Diego for a good portion of my life and yet haven't utilized our sport fishing boats as much.

    Thanks for the awesome report!
     
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    YIKES !
     
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    That’s a great report Mr. Spottie, one of those days to remember, for sure.
     
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    It looks like the Grande is right on top of you guys
     
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    Our leg was being humped hard...
     
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    Those captains agree on such?
     
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    Damnit...that's it....im putting my fathom 30 on my 100J....The 332 will have to live on my BH89 from now on, which ive already found to be a killer 30# bait setup anyway, so not much of a loss.

    Just need a 113HN for my TNT....
     
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    Seriously! Are they from the same outfit? Is it like being on a good shad-busting bite and inviting another boat in on the fun?
     
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