Pelican slams Yellowfin

Discussion in 'Pelagics' started by etan, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. etan

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    I just watched the Pelican unload. They came back early with limits of yellowfin. The trip was supposed to return at 6 AM tomorrow. They had 37 YFT. All were caught on topwaters or live flyers. The fish were solid 50# to 90# fish with most towards the higher end. They also had 13 average AJ, 6 nice dorado, and maybe 6 blackfin. Noone fished for blackfin because the YFT were thick. They had a great trip!
     
  2. jaredchasteen

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    Its late oct early nov. If you have the means to get there, they are there.
     

  3. awesum

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    I just watched the Pelican unload. They came back early with limits of yellowfin. The trip was supposed to return at 6 AM tomorrow. They had 37 YFT. All were caught on topwaters or live flyers. The fish were solid 50# to 90# fish with most towards the higher end. They also had 13 average AJ, 6 nice dorado, and maybe 6 blackfin. Noone fished for blackfin because the YFT were thick. They had a great trip!


    Hey Nate .... I was just coming on here to post about this and you beat me to it. This was Art Jippings and Cliff Holubec's trip so maybe they will chime in. I talked to Richard C. and he said this time John took them to a floater down near mexico. I'm sure it's the one I've seen some chit-chat about on these boards that is off of S.P.I.

    Richard said he was real dissappointed with the results of their trip a few days earlier. In comparison to what he's used to it was real slow.

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  4. gman

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    what is that brown looking fish at the bottom, cant make it out
     
  5. awesum

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    what is that brown looking fish at the bottom, cant make it out

    I'm guessing that it is an Almaco Jack .... sometimes they turn a little brown.:rolleyes:
     
  6. Argo

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    looks like an AJ to me.
     
  7. gman

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    if thats an AJ its a odd shaped and colored one.
     
  8. Pope

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    TJ and wacker did well too. They had 5 yft, 5 hoos, 1 dorado and 2 AJs.
     
  9. SkeeterRonnie

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    i see some worthless cudas in that mix.. LOL!! Nice catch of fisheseses!!
     
  10. STx Fisherman

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    Wow! What a great catch!
    Congrats guys....you guys hauled in some nice ones!
     
  11. Pope

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    what is that brown looking fish at the bottom, cant make it out

    Almaco Jack
     
  12. awesum

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    Wow! What a great catch!
    Congrats guys....you guys hauled in some nice ones!

    Richard .... the pic is of the trip I was trying to get bodies for ....nobody here was on that one. Cliff probably took some pics of their trip. Maybe he will post them. Sometimes he doesn't like to post pics so he may send them to me ... I'll post them for him.

    Bobby
     
  13. STx Fisherman

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    Yeah...I wish I could have gone....hope we get to see the pics.
     
  14. Angler Systems

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    Gee.....did you leave any for us!!!

    Looks like a sweet trip.
     
  15. Gunsmoke

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    he said this time John took them to a floater down near mexico.


    Do you happen to know if they hit a "Spar" or a "Semisubmersible"? I talked to a hunting buddy this afternoon that fished last night. He told me that the topwater bite was the best he had ever seen. They left out of South Padre Island. He said at times there would be 15 to 20 YF's airborne at one time. They even had a guy on board that hooked up three times on his fly rod. None were landed. The tuna's jaws were to brutal for his hand tied fly poppers. He's remaking some with stronger hooks.:) They were fishing at Noble Clyde Boudreaux. It's a semisubmersible. Very large. Sleeps 200 men.

    Shell signed a two year contract with Noble drilling for the rigs services. I believe the contract ends around this time next year. I think it cost 75 million a year to lease the semisubmersible. No wonder fuel is so high.

    Ask your buddy that went on the pelican to describe the floater to you. The typical deepwater ones like boomvang is a "Spar". Single column. The reason I am asking is because Noble Clyde Boudreaux is a long run from Port A. I didn't know that head boats out of Port A ran that far. Here's the difference. First pic is a spar. Second is a semisubmersible.
     

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  16. Mako

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    looks like an AJ to me.
    Nah, just a larger Almaco...someone was jigging up close to the rig:)
     
  17. awesum

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    Do you happen to know if they hit a "Spar" or a "Semisubmersible"?

    Ask your buddy that went on the pelican to describe the floater to you.


    I will call him later today. Depending on how many "Bud's" he'd had at the time he may not remember. ;)

    He does not attend these boards but Cliff does occasionally so maybe he'll pop in here.

    EARTH TO CLIFF, COME IN CLIFF!
     
  18. DeepBlueGulf

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    I heard from Cliff this morning, he'll be posting a report a little later. Said the trip was fantastic!! I'll leave it to him and the other anglers to tell.


    Tom - DBG
     
  19. awesum

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    Gunsmoke ....

    I spoke with my friend and he said he thought the floater had six (6) supports that extended below it into the water. If this is the case I gather it would not be a spar if I'm reading the illustration right. He said it definitely was not a single ....

    He seemd pretty confidant that this floater was located 120 miles east of SPI and 165 miles from (due south???) Port A.

    Hope this helps.

    B
     
  20. DeepBlueGulf

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    GS,

    This morning Cliff told me it was the Boudreaux, and yep, it took a long time to get there and there is very little out there. I remember he commented on how long they cruised without seeing anything but water!

    Looking forward to hearing more.

    Tom