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Title: 2.5 day on the New Lo-Ann
Post by: alantani on November 15, 2019, 05:36:46 PM
I actually got to concentrate on fishing this time!


Title: Re: 2.5 day on the New Lo-Ann
Post by: alantani on November 15, 2019, 05:38:09 PM
The guys from iFish.net!


Title: Re: 2.5 day on the New Lo-Ann
Post by: pjstevko on November 15, 2019, 06:17:13 PM
Looks like some great sized fish!

What'd you think of the NLA? Was the food good, what about the bunks, was there lots of room at the rails and stern ??? ???

Give me the run down as I'm very interested in fishing that boat   ;D


Title: Re: 2.5 day on the New Lo-Ann
Post by: swill88 on November 15, 2019, 06:48:05 PM
My first offshore trip was in the early 80's out of San Diego on the New Lo Ann.
Buzz Brisentine was the skipper as I recall.
We killed the albacore.
I wish I could remember more but back then there were lots of distractions on board.

Looks like a good trip Alan.

Steve


Title: Re: 2.5 day on the New Lo-Ann
Post by: alantani on November 16, 2019, 05:39:47 AM
For a guy like me who's favorite restaurant is Burger King and sleeps just fine in his clothes,  the food was fine, the bunks were comfortable enough.  The deckhands were good enough and the boat fished just fine. One thing that I was impressed with?  Really good skipper.


Title: Re: 2.5 day on the New Lo-Ann
Post by: Crow on November 16, 2019, 06:19:57 AM
Looks to be a good time !


Title: Re: 2.5 day on the New Lo-Ann
Post by: Fishy247 on November 16, 2019, 09:36:49 AM
I've fished the NLA since the late 80's, back when Nick Cates(I think that was his name) owned it. No RSW tank and we fished 49 guys....All that being said, we caught A LOT of fish on her. It's always been a very fishy boat, and in the past several years, she's been one of the top Bluefin boats in SD. They definitely have it down. It's not like fishing the Shogun, amenities-wise, but a darn good boat nonetheless!

How did the boat do overall?


Title: Re: 2.5 day on the New Lo-Ann
Post by: Alans Buddy on November 18, 2019, 04:55:16 AM
35 bluefin, 93 yellowfin for 22 anglers.
A 190 and 330 bluefin on the kite, day 2.
First day was a 10+ hour drift with constant hookups.
Day 2 was searching and I think less than 10 fish boated that day.


Title: Re: 2.5 day on the New Lo-Ann
Post by: Alans Buddy on November 18, 2019, 05:16:29 AM
(https://alantani.com/gallery/30/7348_18_11_19_6_06_56_306131022.jpeg)

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(https://alantani.com/gallery/30/7348_18_11_19_6_06_19_30612723.jpeg)

(https://alantani.com/gallery/30/7348_18_11_19_6_07_28_306131672.jpeg)

(https://alantani.com/gallery/30/7348_18_11_19_6_09_10_306162204.jpeg)


Title: Re: 2.5 day on the New Lo-Ann
Post by: jon_elc on November 18, 2019, 05:55:18 AM
Nice catch, Ben!!  Hard to read the scale in the pic... oh 190# - i saw it in Alan's other post.   :o


Title: Re: 2.5 day on the New Lo-Ann
Post by: Keta on November 18, 2019, 07:43:28 AM
It was a fun trip with a bunch of friends that I mostly have never fished with.  Pete, the big fish killer is over 6' tall.

Ben, "Alan's Buddy" is a great guy and I realy had fun fishing and riding up and down with him and Alan.

In my opinion the NLA fishes 22 perfectly, more might be crowded.


Title: Re: 2.5 day on the New Lo-Ann
Post by: Rivverrat on April 11, 2020, 06:47:15 PM
 I may have rods coming up that will be used on this boat. For some of you that have been out on this boat, is the rail lower than some of the other boats leaving the same area ?  How far can it travel ? ... Jeff


Title: Re: 2.5 day on the New Lo-Ann
Post by: Rocket Dog on April 11, 2020, 07:16:28 PM
That's a.fishy boat.. I can't wait to.get back on the water, that for sharing Alan.


Title: Re: 2.5 day on the New Lo-Ann
Post by: sabaman1 on April 11, 2020, 07:23:35 PM
New Lo-An rails are pretty much the same height as most sportfishers in its class. But I do know that the boat sits low in the water and is wide across the stern which makes it a fishy boat on the drift and troll. IMO! Also I believe she can handle up to 2 1/2 to 3 days.


Title: Re: 2.5 day on the New Lo-Ann
Post by: Rivverrat on April 12, 2020, 07:06:14 AM
New Lo-An rails are pretty much the same height as most sportfishers in its class. But I do know that the boat sits low in the water and is wide across the stern which makes it a fishy boat on the drift and troll. IMO! Also I believe she can handle up to 2 1/2 to 3 days.

    Thanks for the answer. Never been on any of them at this point. I always like seeing pics of the front & rear deck from the boats out of San Diego... Jeff


Title: Re: 2.5 day on the New Lo-Ann
Post by: SoCalAngler on April 12, 2020, 10:23:26 AM
All the rails are pretty much the same on the sport boats here. If you have seen one like in the pics above then you know what to expect on other boats. They all sit right around the same height and are around the same width until you start to get up to the bow. Then the rails get higher and wider. Many are a what I call a open rail, like the pic above, and a few boats are solid from the deck to the top of the rail. If you want to see what I call a solid rail look at pics for the Spirit of Adventure. Also boats rails can transition from open at the stern to solid as they move up towards the bow.

Edit: Here is a pic of what a bow rail looks like, of course the larger the boat the larger the rail at the bow.


Title: Re: 2.5 day on the New Lo-Ann
Post by: Rivverrat on April 12, 2020, 12:14:41 PM
Thanks SoCal. I hear different things for rods depending on the boat fellas fish them. Not concerned about rods for my self but ones I build for others. Most of what I'm hearing is I believe personal preference & not so much the boat being fished... Jeff