East Coast insane yft bites

Discussion in 'Offshore Fishing Reports' started by ksong, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. ksong

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    Canyon tuna chunking at night this year is regarded as one of the best in years. I landed 7 yellowfin tuna unto 70 lbs on jigs on an overnight party boat trip at Toms canyon on my 09-29/30 trip. My friend did better by landing 10 yft upto 80 lbs all on jigs on an overnight party boat trip on 10-01/02 trip. He said he saw tuna chasing squid on the surface all night, which is very rare on the East Coast. I am going back for an overnight trip on one of the Canyon Runner's boats tomorrow. I might catch a tuna on my poppers here before I go to Chinco trip in late Oct. :)
     
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  3. Gunsmoke

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    Damn Kil, you fish more than me. Must be nice to have big bucks and time. Us poor guys down here in Texas can't compete with you up east wall street guys. Good luck on your next tuna trip. I hammered a couple of tunas myself this Saturday. I had one come up with only the head left after a shark attack. From the size of the head it was at least 175 pounds. I spent 30 minutes on it with 50 lbs of drag on a tiagra 80W before the shark decided to have dinner.
     
  4. ksong

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    Damn Kil, you fish more than me. Must be nice to have big bucks and time. Us poor guys down here in Texas can't compete with you up east wall street guys. Good luck on your next tuna trip. I hammered a couple of tunas myself this Saturday. I had one come up with only the head left after a shark attack. From the size of the head it was at least 175 pounds. I spent 30 minutes on it with 50 lbs of drag on a tiagra 80W before the shark decided to have dinner.
    I don't have money because I spent all my money for fishing. :) Keeping a boat cost lots of money and gives lots of headache.
    I got rid of my boat long time ago as I realized that I don't need a boat, but I need good friends who have boats. :) Fortunately I have many good friends who invite me. :)
    Swordfishing here is also unbelievable this year. It seems most boats hook up 1 - 4 swordfish while tuna fishing at night. I'll try again jigging for swordfish tomorrow night. :)
     
  5. Bret

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    Nice Report Kilsong! Go back out there and get you some more!!!
     
  6. bellyup

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    Good luck on the Swords and tuna!!
     
  7. mcgolfer

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    keep us posted on what's happening in your neck of the woods..see you at the end of the month...rick
     
  8. ksong

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    This is the first trip I touched baits for tuna since I fished on the Qualifier 105 last fall as everybody wanted to jig and someone had to use bait rigs.
    It was strange that tuna didn't respond to jigs very well while I had bites constantly whenever I let my baited lines out without weight.
    From time to time I jigged deep with glow jigs for swordfish, but I didn't get any bite. We hooked up two swordfish, but we failed to land them.
    Nationally known fisherman and writer, Al Ristori joined the trip.
    He is also excellent surf fisherman and loves to throw poppers. He had 170 lbs yellowfin on Yoziri's Surface Cruiser and a Stella reel out of Panama years ago.

    I had a trip planned for mainly swordfishing this weekend, but weather doesn't look good.

    Al Ristori with 170 lbs yellowfin tuna he caught on Yozuri Surface Cruiser and Stella 10000 in Panama
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    70 years old Al showed he still can fish yesterday.
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    My yellowfin tuna on a jig
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    Not a bad catch
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  9. Ragman

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    Excellent report and thanks for posting!

    Looks like the 6:1 gears on the 10K didn't keep Al from horsing that fish in!