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« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2019, 02:59:30 PM »

20lb outfit  for those tiny baits and Coltsnipers work. Was on a whole day last Sunday. Got 2 on a glow jig on our first stop. Majority of the people who caught a lot were on 20lb fluoro, small hooks and can cast far. Good luck and enjoy.
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« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2019, 08:10:02 PM »

Cool,
Sounds like your good to go! Have fun and keep us posted! As a side note, the new management at the cafe at Seaforth is now called the Royal Rooster. Some of the best tacos Ive ever had, and I'm pretty taco savy....If you get a chance let me know what you think Grin...also the roasted corn is out of this world....The guy knows how to make some yummy food....He and "our" Chilie should hook up...
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« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2019, 09:15:04 PM »

The only thing I like more than fishing is eating tacos ! I will check the place out when I check in tomorrow...

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« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2019, 10:42:48 AM »

Awesome dude! I'm super jealous right now! Have fun and knock em dead!
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« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2019, 11:01:49 AM »

   Wow! A trip hosted by Steve Carson? That's too cool! Can't wait to see your post on the results. I bet there will be much to be learned...you are going to have a blast! Cool
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« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2019, 10:25:37 AM »

Well, Iím back with the report... first of all , I love San Diego ! Itís just to far away from LA...(Lower Antioch)
Seaforth Sportfishing was well organized and treated me (a novice) very well. They even offered to keep my rods and gear in the back while I killed time around the city waiting for my late departure.
  Before I left for San Diego I called the Seaforth tackle shop to inquire as to the fishing conditions and what gear I should bring. Carlos hooked me up and said the fish were very line shy and to be sure and bring a #20 outfit, along with something in the middle and a heavy outfit for earning, night or early morning Flat fall work. I thought I was set with my 7.5í custom Sabre rod with a Newell S229-5 for #20 an old 20-50 Fenwick rod with a narrow 112H for #30 a Calstar 6480 with my narrow 113h for #40 and a Phoenix PHD 760X2H with an Avet HXJ Raptor filled with #80... when I got there I found out my #20 rod was not up to the task at hand (a bit to limber) so with direction from Carlos I bought a Shimano Tallus TLC-70MBBL  30-65# rod to pair with my S229-5...
  Got to the dock and met a few anglers and talked fish till it was time to board.
Day 1 /  Got aboard and all stowed away then Capitan Andrew gave us the spiel on whatís what and it was off to my Coffin like bunk. I woke up bout 4:30 ready to go. Seas were nice and flat... I ate a great breakfast burrito. Than Cap yells ď FoamersĒ we all running out to see Tuna jumping in a froth. Deckhand Tommy starts throwing scoops of the small mackerel off the back and port side. I bait up my #20 rig as directed , throw out and within seconds am the first on the boat to hook up. Nice bend on the Tallus line pealing out then SNAP!  I reeled in my line to find the hook chewed off. The end of the line was sort of abraded/ frayed. I was told the fish could have takin my bait deep then itís teeth chewed off the hook. Real fast I grab my #30 outfit and as I grabbing bait a guy at the back of the boat gets one on... around the boat over and under for over an hour. Then double gaffed at the back of the boat over the rail comes a #100 plus Bluefin ! Iím Stoked!!! And fishing my little Greenie heart out...
  Then a father and son team both hook up within 20 minutes of each other and both land nice Bluefin. The rest of the day was a blur a few more fish caught. Evening  comes and the flat falls come out . 2 guys on the bow hook up only to have the fish get off. Then a little Vietnamese kid with dreadlocks (a very experienced angler) hooks one on the flat fall ! Over, under, around and through heís kicking the big fishís butt. About the fifth time around the boat there is a 4 way tangle.. all 3 deckhands are on it, my line is one involved so deckhand X asks for my rod to help unweave the mess. I back off out of the way and watch the frenzy, then I hear a Splash... and yes itís my above mentioned 80# rig deep sixed...  now itís frenzy X2. Luckily the big tangle was still there and they were able to fish the $1000 plus outfit out of the abyss...
  The fish was landed and eventually won the pool.
Day 2 / woke up to rough seas... I bounced around the galley a bit and felt it coming... I grabbed a bottle of water and headed out to the deck to start the chum line...I donated a handful then heard Cap yell ď time to fishĒ
I rinsed my mouth, grabbed my rod and got to fishing. Tough day, a few smaller Blue fin caught and one Skippy.
Last stop before heading in saw no action.
  The first day we fished the back side of San Clemente island. Second day we were about 80 miles out from the harbor looking for the fish. This was my first foray into the world of Tuna and though I didnít land a fish, I learned a lot and will go again next year. By the way this was a Penn sponsored trip with Steve Carson on board with freebies, raffles and loaner outfits for any and all. Heck of a nice guy with a lot of knowledge. He hooked and landed a Blue fin on #15 on the last day... He saw my T4N1 reel and liked it. He really wasnít into hopped up vintage reels though. He was pushing the new Fathom series of reel... ( itís his job)
I have some pics but for the life of me canít get them to post. If one of you ďGurusĒ want to Iíll send you the pics and you could add then to the post.
  
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« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2019, 11:21:36 AM »

Sounds like a pretty good trip, with lots of action !
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« Reply #22 on: November 02, 2019, 12:01:58 PM »

CooldadE!!!!

Sounds LIKE A GREAT Trip!!!

BUTT we want photos of your trip!!!!

Send them to me, my email is under my Member List name.

I'll and post ASAP.

Thanks.

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« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2019, 12:33:34 PM »

These photos just sent to me from CooldadE!!!



 









Thanks for sending these photos!!!  Any trip is best enjoyed viewing photos!!!!!

Wayne



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« Reply #24 on: November 02, 2019, 12:44:24 PM »

Agreed ! Thanks Wayne for posting the pics for me...

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« Reply #25 on: November 02, 2019, 04:19:41 PM »

Agreed ! Thanks Wayne for posting the pics for me...
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CooldadE!

My pleasure Buddy Boy!

Keep fishing,

Wayne
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« Reply #26 on: November 04, 2019, 12:14:31 PM »

Thanks for the story on your 2 day trip.  The pictures tell a lot of story.   That Wayne is a pretty nice guy but maybe itís been awhile since he has seen blood.😝.   
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« Reply #27 on: November 04, 2019, 02:37:45 PM »

Sounds like fun. What I've learned from multi-days over the last few years is that you get better each time around. You'll have more fun next year and be an old pro the year after that.

SD is always worth it.

Good on ya
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« Reply #28 on: November 04, 2019, 03:45:49 PM »

We saw ďFoamersĒ at every stop... itís quite a sight ! Never got close enough to cast into them though...
On a side note, I only saw a couple of private  boats out there. I think the smaller boats could have swooped in on the Foamers and done well...

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« Reply #29 on: November 04, 2019, 06:25:51 PM »

Thanks for the report Cool, as Ron said you will be a step ahead next year, that Wayne bloke, not a bad fella, when he is asleep, cheers Don.
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