Most of you have read Bob's reports, so you know about the great parking, attractions, food, and staff at Hubbard's Marina so I won't bore you with those details. Headed out towards the Elbow to see if we could hit the big fish for a 2nd trip in a row. Started out fishing the Pipeline in about 155' and hit a few mangos here and there. Most were of decent size, 2-4 pounds. A few 5 pounders came over the side as well. Then it happened. One of the regulars, Ritchie hooked up with a fast moving fish that turned out to be a nice Blackfin tuna that ate one of his pigfish being sent down on a knocker rig for Mangos. I was working a 1 oz jighead with live bait and got hammered about 5 feet off the bottom and ended up boating a 25 Lb Blackfin. For theose who know what I fish with for snapper out there, the old Okuma Avenger ABF-30 was up to the task and wasted little time in dispensing with the Blackfin. I baited up and tossed another over and was soon back in a fight with my 2nd tuna. I got him onboard and they started eating everything. When it was all said and down, we had 17 Blackfins on the boat.
The rest of the trip was a few AJs and some more Mangos throughout. There were a few ARS and Gags caught, but the fishing was slow by my standards. If not for the tuna I would have been upset at the lack of quanity in regards to the Mangos, but not in the quality. Pot winning AJ was 55 Lbs and the pot winning mango was 6.8 Lbs. I was surprised my Mango won it, but I think there were a few that were bigger, but their owners were not in the jackpot. Here are a few of the pics I have of that trip.