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  • TOONA SHOOTOUT!! - Bamfield September 22,23,24

    Ok fellas, looks like it's getting better out there, just in time!

    We went 8 for 10 hooked yesterday and 13 for 18 today. Took a lot of time yesterday to locate the fish, didn't have a bite until 4:11 pm! Then double header and both popped off right away. Talk about fuckin' disheartening. Turned the boat around and BAM ~ QUAD!!!

    We managed to get all 4 on board, even though there were only 3 of us so that was cool.

    Flip the boat around for another double header that we board. Couple more passes for no bites.

    Keep trolling and hit another double at 7:15 which we landed. Decided it was time to head into a bit shallower water and drop the hook for the night. As we were anchoring in the dark a freighter came cruising behind us about 1/4 mile off the stern. Somewhat disconcerting. So Slivo and I decide to have a couple bevvies and listen to the big buggers cruise by for a bit. Creepy to say the least.

    Sleep a few hours and then head back out this morning.

    Lines in about 8a.m. Twenty minutes and we hit a single. Get him on board and spin.

    MAYHEM!!!

    In the next hour we got 9 out of 14 of the fish that hit into the box. That hour was ABSOLUTELY INSANE!! As a fisherman I really have got to say, that kind of action just leaves you shaking at the knees.

    The next couple passes produced nothing so we continued to troll the grids looking for them.

    We hit three more singles as we trolled which put us to 13 fish into the boat for the day. 2:30 p.m. comes and we decided to pull the pin and get back nice and early for a change.

    Anyhow, I feel great (my arms hurt like hell) and confident that anyone coming to the weekend event will catch a few fish!

    Have changed the party to the Saturday night instead of Sunday for obvious reasons...

    So let's get it on next weekend people and slay some tunas!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Gimee the gaff!!!

  • #2
    Deadly!!! Good on you guys for doing the sleep over too.

    If you ever camp out right on the grounds be sure to drop a bit of gear even before you get going. Remember what I said about flotsam? Your boat is really big flotsam; shit schools up under it. A few early morning jigs and you could really be into it!

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    • #3
      Outstanding report and adventure fella's! I don't think I could sleep at all with the freighters going by. Cool stuff for sure. Hope there are some pic's and video coming.......


      How far did you have to run?
      "You can watch things happen, you can make things happen, or you can wonder what the f*ck just happened". - Capt. Phil Harris.

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      • #4
        Is there a limit on how many you can keep?

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        • #5
          My understanding is NOPE!

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          • #6
            Tuna is listed in the regs this year.

            20 per person per day. 40 possession.

            It has always been in the regs and fell under the "all other fish" category. Now it is spelled out pretty clear. Wonder why they decided to list it this year?
            Last edited by Sculpin; 09-14-2011, 10:16 AM.
            "You can watch things happen, you can make things happen, or you can wonder what the f*ck just happened". - Capt. Phil Harris.

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            • #7
              So DFO could start cutting us back early!!! They realized there mistake with salmon and halibut. This way they can get a early start to f$#k us over earlier.
              sigpicThe four Bís of fishing: boat, bait, beer and BS. The Three Rules of Fishing 1. Bait your own hook. 2. Clean your own fish. 3. Tell your own lies.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Sculpin View Post
                Tuna is listed in the regs this year.

                20 per person per day. 40 possession.

                It has always been in the regs and fell under the "all other fish" category. Now it is spelled out pretty clear. Wonder why they decided to list it this year?
                That's a shit ton of delicious meat!!

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                • #9
                  Are these Yellowfins?
                  Regardless, must be heaven on the barbie
                  "Some could care less if there's any fish left for our kids!"

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                  • #10
                    Albacore tuna

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                    • #11
                      Jeff

                      thx for the invite , I'm out , i will be in Seattle

                      call ya soon

                      will be there for thanksgiving weekend , last outting with the Striper ,
                      Turkey Dinner hosted by my Aunt , you and Jodi are invited , Sunday evening , Oct 9th ,
                      bring ur own T.P. : )



                      Felix
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                      • #12
                        OBH or TunaDon,
                        Do you have any pictures of your last trip you guys could share?
                        Cheers,
                        Sculpin
                        "You can watch things happen, you can make things happen, or you can wonder what the f*ck just happened". - Capt. Phil Harris.

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                        • #13
                          Ha ha I found this online just now and it is so true what I am going through right now.



                          Welcome to the darkside

                          If you are looking for trolling lures for albacore tuna than it is likely you have entered or are about to enter the darkside. Let me be the first to welcome you to a sportfishing pursuit like no other. You will soon find yourself looking at expensive rods and reels and very large boats. Soon you will be scheming ideas to convince your spouse to get a second job so you can afford this affliction that is upon you. There is no cure, only the occasional fix when you load the boat.
                          Every other thing you do becomes nothing more than a way to pass the time between tuna fishing trips. You will watch countless fishing video's and bookmark websites of sport yachts you could not possibly afford. You will daily check the latest ocean forecasts looking for a window and beg online message boards for fishing reports. And every online retailer with tuna lures will become your friends.


                          http://steviedow.hubpages.com/hub/Tr...-Albacore-Tuna



                          It's all Derby's fault for giving me 10 years worth of Sportsfisherman magazines!
                          Last edited by Sculpin; 09-15-2011, 05:25 PM.
                          "You can watch things happen, you can make things happen, or you can wonder what the f*ck just happened". - Capt. Phil Harris.

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                          • #14
                            FWIW-Over they years I've done very well throwing Deadly Dicks @ Tuna of various kinds.

                            Largest model-beef up the hooks/rings and use a large Mustad 95170 or the equivalent.

                            Throw the lure out and let it sink for a count of 5 then reel it back medium fast -don't get jiggy jiggy just a steady retrieve.

                            If that doesn't work let it sink for a count of 10 then burn it back top the boat.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Dogbreath View Post
                              FWIW-Over they years I've done very well throwing Deadly Dicks @ Tuna of various kinds.

                              Largest model-beef up the hooks/rings and use a large Mustad 95170 or the equivalent.

                              Throw the lure out and let it sink for a count of 5 then reel it back medium fast -don't get jiggy jiggy just a steady retrieve.

                              If that doesn't work let it sink for a count of 10 then burn it back top the boat.
                              So let's say you got a bunch on the troll to find them so to speak. Would one stop and start start jigging or throwing swim baits etc. in the general area? We don't have access to live bait up here. What could one do to create a bait stop without live bait?
                              "You can watch things happen, you can make things happen, or you can wonder what the f*ck just happened". - Capt. Phil Harris.

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