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Discussion in 'Charter Boat & Party Boat' started by Capt.matt, Jul 11, 2020.
Sorry, I meant pilchard, not sardine...its blue anyway.
I was supposed to be on the Sept 29/30 trip which got cancelled for weather as well. Just signed up for the 56 hour trip in November and was wondering if there's anything in particular that I should bring over and above the gear for a 30 hour?
If it's calm conditions, what are the possibilities of deep dropping for queen snapper, tilefish, etc?
We did that on the last 56 hour. You may want to bring an electric reel and a trolling rod. Depending on where Matt bottom fishes the second day he may slow boat to the bottom fishing spot
"slow boat"? Something like backtrolling?
Do you know if there are electrical outlets in the cabin? It's been a few years since I've been on the boat and can't remember. Have a Tanacom 1000 that I use for deep dropping for sablefish in Alaska (1,200 to 2,000 feet down), and a portable battery for it. But it helps to be able to recharge it during a multi-day trip.
There are a couple by the galley
I used a pilchard the whole night. I loaned a pink and chrome to my buddy who didn't bring any and he caught 2 huge yellows with it. My other friends were using a white and red and a yellowfin, they both caught loads of blackfin. The only real pattern I could identify was those who cast the longest hit yellows more often.
Oliver, it was a pleasure meeting you as well. I hope to fish with you again on one of these. We are going to try and book something after the New Buc gets back into service next year.
Capt Matt, do you know when you could add weekend trips for fall?
What time does the boat depart on 30 hour trips?
I think they all depart at 7:30 AM.
They all leave at 730. The office opens at 530. It will say it on your ticket
But...rumor has it if everyone gets there early enough to get signed in and loaded, they may depart earlier than 7:30. Just sayin.....
We had another great trip.
Bottom fishing on the way out was short but sweet. Our first stop we caught a pile of nice Rainbow Runners and a couple AJs and the second stop produced some nice Beeliners and a few Scamps and YellowEdge.
Tuna fishing started out terrible. We went right back to where we smashed them 7 days ago and it was crickets. We only landed two BFT by 9:30. After that we ran a hour and a half to the next rig and caught three YFT right off the bat but we wouldn’t see any more there. Our third rig was awful as well. We finally reached the fourth rig of the night at 2 am, and from 2am until sunrise it was wide open. The last few hours of the trip we landed over 30 yellows and 200 more Blackfin. It turned out to be a great night but we set a new boat record for most miles traveled in a 30 hour trip with a 410 mile round trip.
We landed our first 100 pounder of the fall and it was a good mixed bite between Halcos, Chunks, and artificial Flyers.
Awesome Matt, way to put the boat on the meat. No one works harder than you and your crew to make a successful trip happen!
Well done Capt. Matt.!! Thata way to grind it out to put the crowd on fish. I have to say...that is a lot of miles traveled. Nonetheless, you're putting us on fish!. Keep up the superb job.
Wow! Nice trip! Great catch!
I just noticed the Dec 10th trip is not on the booking calendar. I hope it is just a glitch. It is the only trip I was able to book.
And that report shows why GPB is the best tuna fishing boat in the GOM. Capt. Matt will always put in the effort to catch fish. While they cannot guarantee fish, they can guarantee maximum effort, which is all one can ask for!
I’ve been looking to see if any spots opened up I. The previously sold out trips and what I’ve noticed is that a lot of times not all the trips load. I’m not sure of the reason but this is when I use my phone. I’m not sure if it’s the same on the desktop. But yes I’m pretty sure it’s just a glitch