westcoast albacore

Discussion in 'Offshore Fishing Reports' started by alantani, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. alantani

    alantani Senior Member

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    just couldn't stand it any more. a sick mother-in-law, a stressed out wife, kids starting school, short staffed at work, reels piling up. what's the answer? right! go fishing!

    i launched my boat out of half moon bay and took a 2 hour and 25 kt run to a seamount called the guide. we stuck a dozen albacore and called it a day. nice to get out on the water again. this was my first tuna ever on the new boat. it ran perfectly, right down to the new flir thermal imaging camera.


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  2. gimmedeal

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    Very nice Alan. Looks like the action got a little busy judging by all of the blood. Albacore looks very much lighter than our gulf blackfin. What were you dragging?
    And you're right, the proper response to the aforementioned situation should always be, go fishing.

    Fred
     

  3. Pope

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    Glad someone around here got in the action this albie season! You guys had another great year. Can some some and ship it to me ;)
     
  4. mcgolfer

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    great post and photo's. by the way lets all chip in and help alan purchase a wash down system for his boat....lol....rick
     
  5. shanker

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    albacore is my favorite type of tuna that comes from a can, its a great white meat
     
  6. lite-liner

    lite-liner troll enforcement Staff Member

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    Way to go, Alan! that 1st fish is a PIG! I really need to get out there
    next summer. hey wait, I will be in SoCal next summer.
    Can you get to them in late june from Morro bay pretty easily?
    tight lines
    -Brian
     
  7. Pope

    Pope Senior Member

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    That is a little early for Morro Bay. The ones from Morro are fat though. Nice 45-50lb toads.
     
  8. lite-liner

    lite-liner troll enforcement Staff Member

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    Well, I guess I'll just adjust vacation time to fit!;)
    It may be hard to beleive, but when I was growing up
    out there('70's-'80's) the Albies just didn't ever come in,
    I remember boats going 100mn out just to look for 'em.
    there were lots of el nino's back then though.
    What is the prime period for Albies off Morro/Monterey etc.
    Little story: back in the 80's out there, the currents were so fickle year to year, I saw reports of Dorado being caught in the Kelps off newport in '85,
    then in spring of '86, there was a pretty good little Chinook run on the
    Huntington flats, just 10 miles north!:eek:
    -Brian
     
  9. DeepBlueGulf

    DeepBlueGulf Senior Member

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    Wow! Great report! I did a 3-day on the Searcher once, it was non-stop Albacore for two days. Talk about hurting!

    Alan, I was wondering what the FLIR is for? Is it just to find water temp changes or is it used for more? Here at work we use them to find oil spills on the water at night!

    Did you fish the Accurates?

    Tom - DBG
     
  10. Bret

    Bret Senior Member

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    Man, looks like you had an awesome trip and got the boat good and bloody..
    I too would be interested in what you use the flir for ....
     
  11. Snagged

    Snagged Senior Member

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    Alan, looks like those decks are properly treated and fed!
     
  12. Pope

    Pope Senior Member

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    They usually don't make it to Morro until the end of July and it heats up in August. Like you said, it depends on the water temps.
     
  13. alantani

    alantani Senior Member

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    after all of these years, my favorite lure is still a 6 inch flat head zuchinni jet. it's called a 6 shooter. the flir is a thermal imaging camera that i use to see around the harbor i pitch dark. running 20 knots in the dark, the resolution could be a little better, but it's still better than nothing.

    brian, if you make it up to the san francisco bay area, get in touch with me.......