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80 mile round trip fishing expedition
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posted 10-30-2006 10:08 PM ET (US)
Strike 3 our 19 foot Revenge is getting her fair share of use from Tony(elaelap), Matt (placerville) and me (WT). We have logged 300 hours on Strike 3 since June of this year.
Last Saturday, from Bodega Bay, I ventured north 40 miles past Stewart's Point to seek out some rock cod. The trip was a success for the my two guest and me. The coastline is beautiful.
Here's a picture of some of the fish:
I'll be giving Strike 3 a break since crab season starts November 11th and my 170 Montauk has a crab pot puller installed.
If any CW members want to make a run up north, let me know. I hope to be going up there most Saturdays until the end of the season.
posted 10-30-2006 10:52 PM ET (US)
Right on Warren! I was up as far as the Fort Ross reef (sunken reef which is toward the shore about a mile in from the buoy) on Saturday too. I took our Doran camp host out for one of his best days ever on the pond. We bagged 3 salmon to 25 lbs at the River Mouth and then ran up to the reef (with barbless hooks) and had wide open action on blues and blacks which were schooled up right under the boat. My partner made some jigs out of flies and pink beads and the fish were going wild over them.
Tony can probably tell you about one of my more embarrasing moments on the water as I was coming in. Perhaps another thread for that one..."most embarrasing moments on the water..."
Vince ran the payback out for tuna only about 45 miles or so off Bodega, so perhaps that's the trip we need to make. I'm still trying to hook up with Matt for a dive. I have most Saturdays off this month so gimme a hollar and I can run up with you.
Nice work on the fish and the boat is doing her job very nicely.
posted 10-30-2006 10:59 PM ET (US)
I would love to run for some tuna. I heard guys on the radio out at Cordell Bank but didn't hear if they got very many tuna.
I'll keep my ear to the ground.
posted 10-30-2006 11:24 PM ET (US)
They only got 6 for their 100+ mile efforts that I know about. I've never done it before so I don't know squat about trolling for tuna. Everyone that does it is usually hooked for life and can't wait to go again.
posted 10-30-2006 11:36 PM ET (US)
I'm an addict too. We got a couple last year out of Half Moon Bay. If you want to fight a fish, try to reel in a tuna.
The tuna caught last weekend were out about 52 miles according to their numbers. 45 miles offshore in my 170 Montauk is my limit. Unless I add another 12 gallons of fuel. :-)
If tuna are being caught in good numbers, I'm ready to run.
posted 10-31-2006 09:27 PM ET (US)
Weekend before last, a coworker of mine went out on a friend
of his' sportfisher from Monterey. They ran about 45 miles
SW and scored about a dozen tuna. There were two other boats
with them, they both scored about a dozen plus.
posted 10-31-2006 09:29 PM ET (US)
WT -- for the long run stuff, I got a 12 gallon Tempo, and I
lash it to the side rails so it doesn't move around (or fly
out on the trailer). I fill it on the way to the ramp, and
use it first, so I never have to deal with moving a full tank
around. I just move the hose over on the QD.
Tempos aren't my favorite tank, but they are an inexpensive
posted 10-31-2006 09:32 PM ET (US)
posted 10-31-2006 10:13 PM ET (US)
4-6 tuna is all I would want for my boat.
Thanks for the Tempo tank tip. I have my 24 gallon Pate along with my 2 6.5 gallon OEM tanks. I was thinking of replacing my 2 6.5 gallons tanks with a Tempo 24 or 27 gallon tank to be strapped down in front of my console. I was also thinking of just getting an additional 12 gallon tank but switching fuel lines (switching 4 different tanks) in rough water could be a pain in the butt.
I don't know if I want to try to make a tuna run this Friday. It might be a little too rough to go out 50 miles in my 170 Montauk.
Does anyone else want to make a tuna run this Friday?
posted 10-31-2006 11:30 PM ET (US)
I wish I could go, but I have a patient asessment skills exam. I should have my EMT certification by spring so I can save all the park visitors from drug and alcohol ODs.
The swell seems a bit lumpy even though the wind is not too bad. The long runs in that swell can be taxing on the lumbar region. Your 170 would cut through the chop much nice than my old surfboard.
posted 11-01-2006 08:40 PM ET (US)
Put switching fuel lines in perspective: It beats the heck out
of pouring gas out of Jerry cans. If your QDs are in good
shape, it just takes about two seconds. Make sure your QDs
work before leaving the house. Some of the Tempo QDs (their
Nissan knock-offs for one) use mild steel ball bearings, not
SS. I got a bag of the right size SS ball bearings from
McMaster and replaced the mild steel.
The idea of the extra tank in front of the console is a good
posted 11-02-2006 12:01 AM ET (US)
There are lots of peanuts in the Westside fish cleaning dumpster. The bite is on!
posted 11-02-2006 01:20 AM ET (US)
I would love to get some tuna on Friday but....
1) I hate wind from the south.
2) Rain clouds are approaching the next few days.
3) My Montauk isn't set up for tuna right now.
4) I need some tuna plugs.
5) I don't want to run 50 miles offshore without another buddy boat.
If the water permits, I'm planning on a run to Gualala. It's 45 miles north but near shore.
posted 11-02-2006 01:27 AM ET (US)
Tuna memories from last year.
Anyone want to run to Gualala this Friday for some rockfish?
posted 11-02-2006 04:10 PM ET (US)
You'll be boating to Oregon before long. Good job on the rockies as usual. Gualala is supposed to be awesome.
I'm planning on going out Sunday with some friends and then
maybe Monday to take Steve out diving maybe, Tony driving maybe?
Tuna does sound tempting though. I'm sure this is the last chance at them out of Bodega.
posted 11-02-2006 04:58 PM ET (US)
I remember seeing that photo when you posted it before (Have I mentioned how envious I am of the fishing you guys have access to?), and I remember thinking then as I'm thinking now, "Wow! It looks like there was a knife fight in that boat and both guys lost!" So please tell this greenhorn what is up with all that gore...
posted 11-02-2006 05:39 PM ET (US)
Sunday and Monday are OK with me. I hope you guys have a blast.
I'd love to try for tuna. It would be a bit hard to go by myself for tuna. I may have to make to run up to Gualala by myself tomorrow.
What you see in the picture are 2 rookies. We had no idea what we were doing. I thought I severed the nerve in back of the brain but I guess I missed. The tuna went nuts, so I let it bleed on my deck. Since tuna are warm blooded, if you throw them into the ice chest, they will melt the ice, so you're supposed to bleed them.
If I can catch a tuna, ANYBODY can catch a tuna. Same with any other fish.
posted 11-09-2006 12:02 PM ET (US)
"Since tuna are warm blooded,...."
WT, are you sure about that?
posted 11-09-2006 05:07 PM ET (US)
I didn't reach down and touch the blood so I'm not sure.
But check this out....
"TUNA are not cold-blooded as most fish, but have a system whereby they maintain their temperature a few degrees warmer than the water in which they find themselves. As warm blood returns to the gills to get more oxygen, it passes close to cooler blood coming from the gills. As they pass, the warmth is transferred to the cooler oxygen-rich blood."
"Tunas are fast swimmers (they have been clocked at 77 km/h (48 mph)) and include several species that are warm-blooded."
posted 11-09-2006 05:13 PM ET (US)
WT- great white sharks also maintain a body temp higher than the surrounding waters.-k
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