Went over the limit on pics… here’s a few more and maybe Grant will post up a few as well.
We both used Five Star, having had good success with them in the past.That looks like an awesome haul! Who did your processing? I did a four day trip on the Poseidon last August, and i've done a handful of 36 hour trips when i was going to college at SDSU. The level of care and service you get on some of those west coast boats is just second to none. Were most of the bluefin on knife jigs? I caught most of mine on 400g pontchartrain speed jigs on 300lb mono test leaders.
Lol yeah the big jigs suck to work with, I literally just drop them til i'm 50' below where fish are marking then just burn it back without pumping. I tried to speed jig with one once and lasted about 3 seconds. We had too heavy of current to use anything lighter, but the other advantage to the big jigs is just getting down faster. I remember last year a lot of folks started using just plain sinkers with a hook attached with surprisingly good success.We both used Five Star, having had good success with them in the past.
Was my first time on a true long range boat and I would concur that it is an amazing tier of experience.
My first two bites came on a shout strobe 250g, but I got sawed off on the second one. I got 5 bites on the shout flash 250g in the 2nd photo. I also tried a Daiwa SK 300g but the fish that bit it was the smallest one I caught, so I went back to the flash. Was using 3-4’ of 200# mono bite leader. Fortunately the wind/current was pretty mellow so lighter, low profile jigs were getting down. I cranked up a few 400-500g jigs to start and that sucked!
I was hopeful that was going to happen, and asked something along those lines but my timing was poor. The basic response I got was 31 people is too many to do sashimi for on a trip this short. FWIW we didn’t get consistently biting YT stops until the 3rd day. I will have to wait for my shipment to have my belated hamachi feast!Y'all chop up any of those paddy yellows for sashimi?