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« on: July 12, 2021, 04:18:02 PM »

Returned yesterday from my ROYAL STAR 8-day with the Barking Spiders (Mark Mayo's group, a truly excellent bunch of veteran anglers.) We started off at Alijos where the 25-35lb YTs were on a non-stop suicidal tear. And, to everyone's great delight, the water temp was up and we started catching wahoo --what Captain Tim likes to call "the elusive speedsters". I got in on the action with this 52.6lb skinny, which heedlessly ate my green Capt. Jimmy bomb:



We left the rocks and motored back north to the tuna grounds, where we initially encountered gazillions of lockjawed BFTs, but eventually Tim drove up to San Clemente Island and found fish that would bite, leading to a respectable score that included several cows. (I already had more than enough YT and Hoo, so passed on the BFT.)

All my Avets (and Fathom) performed flawlessly, all my knots held, I stayed out of the (very few) tangles, and I've already signed up for next year's trip. Good times!  Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2021, 04:38:38 PM »

Nice!  It's always a good trip when you get Wahoo!
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2021, 04:43:26 PM »

Only thing I can see wrong with that is I wern't there with ya'll .
Nice Catch !!
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2021, 05:10:41 PM »

Great report, Lannie.!

Thanks!

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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2021, 05:49:30 PM »

Great fish and nice work. Its great when a trip all comes together.


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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2021, 05:54:25 PM »

So glad you had a great trip….it is nice when you have had your fill of fish and can sit back and enjoy watching the action…Bill
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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2021, 07:01:33 PM »

Looks like fun !!
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« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2021, 07:47:34 PM »

Has anyone ever seen a pile of wahoo that big?  Good going.
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« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2021, 08:55:32 PM »

  Sounds like a decent outing. The captain made the right call to leave a bazillion BFT that had lockjaw.

 Up here in the PNW, the saying goes, "never leave fish to find fish", but then again we don't have a pelagic biomass like So-Cal
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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2021, 09:19:03 PM »

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« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2021, 09:24:15 PM »

Great report.  I'm glad you had a good time, and caught a bunch of fish.  Dominick
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« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2021, 09:50:54 PM »

nice fish!!!!  i do cringe a little when i see opened toe footwear on the same deck as wahoo....   Grin
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« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2021, 12:13:25 PM »

Great fish! Cool
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« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2021, 04:05:36 PM »

Sounds & looks like a good time. Well done!
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« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2021, 04:57:55 PM »

nice fish!!!!  i do cringe a little when i see opened toe footwear on the same deck as wahoo....   Grin

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