Fridays catch. 2.5 hours
That's awesome guys. Great pic. Any story? how was the weather out there?
Originally Posted by Fishtofino
"If you're trying to go for tuna on the cheap you are just asking for trouble. The ocean is a mean bitch that wants to kill you. My 2 cents worth."
Osama is a douche. Dont respond to him...
share the harvest
I have been watching these forms for years, but never had the inclination to post anything.
Was looking for the next round between Osama and Fogged In, but noticed Fogged In's post were no longer posted
Just wondering what happened?
I notice Osama started the Thread.
Are you telling me that because Osama started the Thread, he can "flogged out" or flush down the toilet anything he does not approve of?
We seem to have a wave of 'em this weekend. Ah well, they will run out of NICS and IP Proxies sooner or later.
Last Chance Fishing Adventures
We had hoped for an opportunity to chase the tuna this past weekend but arrived in Bamfield without much of a plan. We have been watching the weather and the SST charts and had some concerns that neither would cooperate. Through the helpful folks at the fuel dock, we managed to get in touch with one boat coming in from Vancouver and the weather on Friday looked like it would be manageable.
Left the dock at Mills Landing at 6:30AM and had an unnerving hour of travel in the dark. Especially unnerving once it was light enough to see the logs floating in the area. Would definitely wait the extra hour for daylight on the next trip as the risk seems unnecessarily high.
The trip out was rough but managed to average 20 - 25mph with a couple of rest stops and we dropped lines at 8:40AM.
First Tuna was hooked on my boat at 8:45 and the rodeo began! It seemed like non stop action with double and triple headers, busted lines, destroyed lures and blood splatter on everyone and everything. We were amazed to see 30lb tuna bend a short Hali rod 90 degrees when they hit and then peel off 100 feet of line before they even started slowing down!
We ran out of energy, ice and places to stash fish before noon and the winds looked like they were starting to come up so we headed back.
The trip back was much nicer with the following seas and we managed to average 30-35mph back to Bamfield arriving around 1:30 for some pics and a tuna filleting tutorial by Osama!
Thanks to all those who have contributed to this forum and who are willing to share their knowledge on this great fishery. Thanks to our new buddies from Vancouver for making the trek out to make the offshore trip possible. We will send you some of the photos we have of your boat launching out of the water!
An extra thanks to Jerry and Diane at Mills Landing who were incredible hosts and very accommodating with our every request.
We will definitely be back next year!