Forum: WHALER
  ContinuousWave
  Whaler
  Moderated Discussion Areas
  ContinuousWave: Trips and Rendezvous
  80 mile round trip fishing expedition

Post New Topic  Post Reply
search | FAQ | profile | register | author help

Author Topic:   80 mile round trip fishing expedition
WT posted 10-30-2006 10:08 PM ET (US)   Profile for WT   Send Email to WT  
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:

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v665/warrent/Misc/?action=view& current=DSC_3216.jpg&refPage=&imgAnch=imgAnch7


Our 140 hp Suzuki 4 stroke only consumed 20 gallons of fuel for our 80 mile run. 4 mpg is about as good as it gets for our setup.

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.

Warren

17 bodega posted 10-30-2006 10:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for 17 bodega  Send Email to 17 bodega     
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.

Steve

WT posted 10-30-2006 10:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for WT  Send Email to WT     
Steve:

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.

Waren

17 bodega posted 10-30-2006 11:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for 17 bodega  Send Email to 17 bodega     
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.

Steve

WT posted 10-30-2006 11:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for WT  Send Email to WT     
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.

Warren

Chuck Tribolet posted 10-31-2006 09:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
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.


Chuck

Chuck Tribolet posted 10-31-2006 09:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
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
solution to the problem.


Chuck

Chuck Tribolet posted 10-31-2006 09:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
OTOH:

SAT
W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT
AND S 2 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.

SUN
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 6 TO 8
FT AND S 2 FT.


Chuck

WT posted 10-31-2006 10:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for WT  Send Email to WT     
Hi Chuck:

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?

Warren

17 bodega posted 10-31-2006 11:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for 17 bodega  Send Email to 17 bodega     
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.

Chuck Tribolet posted 11-01-2006 08:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
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
one. The reason I don't do that is that I already have tanks
up there. You do have to consider hose reach. I'd just
build up an "extension cord" with QDs on each end, or you
could put a hose about three feet long on the Tempo to reach
the normal fuel hose.


Chuck

17 bodega posted 11-02-2006 12:01 AM ET (US)     Profile for 17 bodega  Send Email to 17 bodega     
Warren,

There are lots of peanuts in the Westside fish cleaning dumpster. The bite is on!

WT posted 11-02-2006 01:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for WT  Send Email to WT     
Steve:

I would love to get some tuna on Friday but....

1) I hate wind from the south.

FRI
S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 4 TO 6
FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.

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.

Warren

WT posted 11-02-2006 01:27 AM ET (US)     Profile for WT  Send Email to WT     
Tuna memories from last year.

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v665/warrent/ First%20Tuna%20Run%208-05/?action=view¤t=DSCN1596.jpg&refPage=& imgAnch=imgAnch1

Anyone want to run to Gualala this Friday for some rockfish?

Warren

placerville posted 11-02-2006 04:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for placerville  Send Email to placerville     
Hey Warren,
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.
Matt
kingfish posted 11-02-2006 04:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
Warren-

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...

John

WT posted 11-02-2006 05:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for WT  Send Email to WT     
Matt:

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.

John:

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.

Warren

capnrik posted 11-09-2006 12:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for capnrik  Send Email to capnrik     
"Since tuna are warm blooded,...."

WT, are you sure about that?

WT posted 11-09-2006 05:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for WT  Send Email to WT     
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."

http://bumblebee.com/tuna_life.jsp

"Tunas are fast swimmers (they have been clocked at 77 km/h (48 mph)) and include several species that are warm-blooded."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuna

Warren

minitauk85 posted 11-09-2006 05:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for minitauk85  Send Email to minitauk85     
WT- great white sharks also maintain a body temp higher than the surrounding waters.-k

Post New Topic  Post Reply
Hop to:


Contact Us | RETURN to ContinuousWave Top Page

Powered by: Ultimate Bulletin Board, Freeware Version 2000
Purchase our Licensed Version- which adds many more features!
© Infopop Corporation (formerly Madrona Park, Inc.), 1998 - 2000.