Mission Belle 8/13 WFO Yellowfin

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    Fished on the Mission Belle on 9/13 for some fun limits. The zone moved up 12 miles to about 34 miles from the point till we found a meatball. By meatball I mean 180 degrees of meat on the side scan at 300 feet. The moment we put chum in the water it fking erupted. I was fishing 25lb IGFA line which is like 22.5lb for some metric reason I believe, and Owner 1/0 light wire Gorilla flyline hooks. For once these hooks are perfect for the size of the bait, you don’t need circles, long shanks or any of that crap. 5 baits got me 5 Yellowfin in maybe 10 minutes.

    After that some bluefin rolled through, 3 baits and 50 minutes later I had two bluefin over 40lbs.

    Honestly all you need is a 20lb or 25lb set up. I was fishing a SS 90F with a Fathom 25n with straight 30lb mono to 40lb mono to a little over a casting length of 22.5lb. Why the different mono? I was to lazy to take off line. That’s how simple this fishing is.

    I did get a fish in the popper. One screwy Yellowfin that I caught in between when the Yellowfin were chewing hard and when The bluefin rolled through. Coltsnipers were getting them in the skip and when dropped deep. Nuking a diamond jig prolly would have killed it.

    The trick was 20-25lb mono. Screw braid, screw flouro. The braid is just going to get in the way and is more prone to tangles, it’s not going to help your bait swim better. More likely to saw off someone else then to catch a fish. Same with flouro, there is just no need for it. If you have you’re drags set correctly (if you don’t know just ask a deckhand) you can kill these fish in under 2 minutes all day.

    As of 9/14, it’s the same thing, fish are just not as balled up as hard. More scattered fish. They may come back together who knows. All I know is that most of this stuff is straight sonar schools. A couple paddies are holding yellowtail but who knows how much fish are still on it. No dope on what paddies are holding fish.

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    Dang, love the psychic prediction!!!

    Awesome hall dude
     
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    Damn man.. straight carnage.. well done
     
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    Definitely sounds like some fun!
     
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    Felt fishy that day before... something something SST.
     
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    Was a blast... I loaded another 10 or 12 after my limit.
     
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    We need to get together and fish beans... it’s another thing I have a ton of fun with that I haven’t been able to do yet this year.
     
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    Get 'em while they're hot!
    July was awesome up here in North County. This month seems a bit slower, but they are definitely still around. Fat ones, too if you can figure out how to tempt them.
    I'm going to hit you up for some September tuna intel soon.

    Cheers!
     
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    I’m isolated from TP to MB... TP and blacks are a reach.
     
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    I don't really get down past Del Mar much unless I'm bay bound, so any spots that I'm familiar with for beans are out of your reach. I haven't been down to TP since last year but I might be up to check it out. And Blacks: that hike, ugh! My eyes, ugh! (besides it scares the kids, I think they had a little PTSD about wrinkly old dudes for a while)
    We've got a thing tomorrow but might be good for Sunday say, noon to 4ish, if you want to give it a try. LMK.
     
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    Bassnbeans .. low temp in the IV Saturday night .. supposed to be 75
     
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    Whaaa........???

    Eyebrows just shot up about 3 inches! <rubs hands>
     
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    Not to hijack...

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    Hijacking mofos!

    Sooner then later I need to bring the pretty lady out to the valley
     
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    Lmk...
     
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    Thanks for the report.
     
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    Just trying to help people get settled in once they get on a boat.

    For those who look to my reports for indication of what to do I’m sorry for not posting bits of information from working more regularly, been a bit caught up in life.
     
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    Lol! I was referring to the sept 13 date in the title lol!
     
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    ... man am i sleepy
     
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