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4/27 - TUNA TUNA TUNA!!! Video and pics

WOW! it's been over a month since I had a 'real' fishing trip. I was starting to get the shakes.

Boss on the Ocean Yacht finally got the window and the weather to run across yesterday and we did. Cleared Customs in West End by 10:00 and headed SE. Reached target area by 11:45 and found birds fired up as if we made reservations. Big crashes made it clear these weren't just skippies and we looked at each other like - "Uh Oh!" With just the two of us on the boat we knew our work was cut out for us.

I had originally typed up the whole story, but then I read it and realized how long it was. I'll make it short and simple.

Loads of action on the troll. Landed a few small fish, a blackfin and lots of skipjacks. Fed several nice fish to the sharks :cry. As the sun got low we hooked a double and during the fight fish came up around us. Ended up catching a total of 8 yellowfins up to 60#, the one blackfin, one gaffer dolphin and countless skippies. Fed at least 5 decent yellows to the toothy ones and chafed off a couple as well.

We had fish on lures, live bait, and jigs. If we had more anglers or more energy we could have caught twenty+. It is AWESOME! when the fish come up around the boat and eat everything you throw at them. We used less than 10 pounds of chunks yet held the school for over an hour before we wimped out from exhaustion. In the end we were releasing 40 pound fish (the one in the video I called a 50, but when I later weighed comparable fish I realized it was more like 40-42#).


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