The 2014 Bamfield Tuna Shootout!

Discussion in 'Saltwater Fishing Forum' started by kelly, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. Derby

    Derby Crew Member

    Guess it will depend on if we have mackerel around this year...there in no commercial fishery for anchovies up here and there a very few around most times
  2. Samnjoe

    Samnjoe Active Member

    I bet live needle fish would work.
    Used them lots for fall Coho.
    Should be a few bait balls around that time of year.
  3. Derby

    Derby Crew Member

    I believe the water is to warm for them..
  4. Osama Bin Hopper

    Osama Bin Hopper Active Member

    A good buddy is renting a 34 foot Silverton for the derby. He is looking for two other crew mates. The boat is $4000 for the week, will act as accomodation as well. Work out to $1000 per guy. Pm if interested.
  5. NootkaSounder

    NootkaSounder Member

    Clear your inbox, give me details deposit in hand if it sounds right.
  6. Osama Bin Hopper

    Osama Bin Hopper Active Member

    Inbox cleared.
  7. kelly

    kelly Well-Known Member

    Steady interest, with 4 more guy saying they're sending entry cheques this week. That would leave us at 11-12 spots left but we haven't seen cheques from everyone yet. Remember you're not registered until you've paid.
  8. kelly

    kelly Well-Known Member

    We will get a confirmed count next week of registered boats as we had more entries come in this week. Again cheques must be received to confirm entry, saying you're sending a cheque won't cut it. Getting pumped, 7 months and counting!
  9. tykkyt e blue

    tykkyt e blue Well-Known Member

    So when do you plan on sending tix out to paid up boats?
  10. Osama Bin Hopper

    Osama Bin Hopper Active Member

    Next week Terry. Kelly is in Hawaii swimming and Jon and I are both in northern Alberta working until Tuesday. Thanks to all who are on top of it.
  11. baddogg

    baddogg Crew Member

    Hmm, Hawaii or Northern Alberta????
  12. Killer B's

    Killer B's Member

    San Mateo is in and bring the peetz reels...
  13. kelly

    kelly Well-Known Member

    No one way drag or gear ratio.....You guy's are mad men!
  14. Sculpin

    Sculpin Well-Known Member

    Right on!!! :cool:


  15. Killer B's

    Killer B's Member

    Great pictures sculpin. That's enough to get the tuna blood flowing. I used the peetz last year and they held up pretty good. Just have to watch the knuckes.
  16. Captain Kidd

    Captain Kidd Member

  17. Osama Bin Hopper

    Osama Bin Hopper Active Member

    My boss is a smartass however...
  18. tykkyt e blue

    tykkyt e blue Well-Known Member

    More than watch knuckles... watch the reel!

    I was on an 8 day LR trip out of San Diego in Nov. - we got onto a school of lil yellowfin tuna 20-25lbers - I switched to my Trophy reel after a few fish on the boat gear. Since it was a wide open bite and I wanted to play! You must freespool a live bait and the only way to do this easily was to flip the drag knob OFF ( leaving the drag pre-set but dis-engaged ) so the sardine could swim away freely. When you felt a pick up, I would then briefly grab the reel rim for a hook set, then palm my hand HOT for the first run until the fish paused long enough to re-engage the drag knob. TOTAL Blast! I lost a few because palm pressure only, did not really slow the tuna much AND I was giggling like a school girl at her first dance!

    So... one of my fish takes off for Japan... 3 other guest were also hooked up using much heavier tackle and their fish were straight down doing the death spiral under the boat 40-50' down. Of course mine goes right between their lines and causes a potential saw off. Everyone is yelllin! One of the deck hands steps in and demands my rod to clear the line ( OK, its what they do ) but he has no sense of how my single action Trophy reel works and as I shout " the drags not ON, the drags not ON!!!" - he takes the rod
    Whappa!whappa! whappa!, bang!, bang! on every finger of his right hand!!! As the freespooling reel unloads the rod and the tuna resumes its race to Japan!!!
    HA HA HA - I'm almost on the deck laffin so hard I can barely stand.
    The fish comes off and the deckhand is dumbfounded... I don't care - it was too much fun and there's plenty more to be had ( final count was over 240 fish in 3 hour bite )
    But the posts on my reel took a beating and are bent. I kept fishing w my spare reel and the Americans were all muttering about 'crazy Canadians' and their goofy reels

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  19. kelly

    kelly Well-Known Member

    With all of the fishing and prep for summer going on it's easy to forget about the Bamfield Tuna Shootout! As always we are working behind the scenes to keep things on track and create a one of a kind event. We have already had huge support from a number of sponsors listed at the bottom of the link. There are still approximately 10 tickets available, don't wait until it's too late.
  20. eriks

    eriks Active Member

    I believe that last year you offered free ice and moorage for guys that slept aboard. I know you had fewer entries, but will that be the case for this year too?

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