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Title: Tuna booked
Post by: asmith on July 11, 2019, 08:13:25 AM
Well, I had so much fun with all rivers charters for salmon and rockfish that I just booked a tuna trip for a buddy and myself for August 1st.  Let's hope the tuna show up by then.  Been wanting to do this for a few years now and finally decided it's time! 
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Post by: dilleytech on July 11, 2019, 09:08:21 AM
Good call, assuming the boat your on finds the fish it will likely be the funnest fishing you have ever done. Those fish are crazy powerful for there size.
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Post by: bearpaw on July 11, 2019, 09:14:23 AM
Good call, assuming the boat your on finds the fish it will likely be the funnest fishing you have ever done. Those fish are crazy powerful for there size.

 :yeah: they are amazing fighters
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Post by: Stein on July 11, 2019, 09:17:55 AM
Nice, I have been threatening to go tuna fishing for two decades.
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Post by: Hilltophustler on July 11, 2019, 09:26:45 AM
Just about the most fun you can have with your clothes on
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Post by: fishngamereaper on July 11, 2019, 10:17:30 AM
Hopefully they show up by then, they are still a long ways out. Definitely a fun day if you get into them.
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Post by: Skyvalhunter on July 11, 2019, 11:43:37 AM
You look like your wore out!!!
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Post by: Hilltophustler on July 12, 2019, 01:35:01 PM
121 that day...4.5 hours of wide open bait stop...skip was running a jack pole half the time
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Post by: Alchase on July 12, 2019, 02:57:32 PM
What do those average in size?
The ones in your pic look pretty hefty!
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Post by: doyourtime89 on July 12, 2019, 03:54:14 PM
Who was that trip with?  Charter/guide??

121 that day...4.5 hours of wide open bait stop...skip was running a jack pole half the time
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Post by: plugger on July 13, 2019, 04:42:35 AM
Im booked for aug 31
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Post by: Hilltophustler on July 15, 2019, 07:11:39 AM
What do those average in size?
The ones in your pic look pretty hefty!

Those were average 30-35 if i remember correctly

Who was that trip with?  Charter/guide??

121 that day...4.5 hours of wide open bait stop...skip was running a jack pole half the time

Im tapped in with a rod and reel commercial guy. Very lucky to be a part of it
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Post by: Alchase on July 15, 2019, 07:23:29 AM
Dang, that many 30-35 would wear me out, LOL
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Post by: Randonee on July 15, 2019, 09:44:15 AM
I need to get out and do this!
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Post by: Hilltophustler on July 15, 2019, 11:05:46 AM
BE WARNED!!!! It will sink its claws in you and you will be a tuna hoe for life. We did 75 fish my first trip out and the next year I had a custom live bait rod and all the gear to go with it. It can be a very intense experience depending what type of fishing your doing. Trolling them up can get kinda boring but running and gunning watching for birds and jumpers gets a little crazy.
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Post by: WSU on July 15, 2019, 11:10:26 AM
Hopefully they show soon.  Still hundreds of miles out.
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Post by: Hilltophustler on July 15, 2019, 12:53:30 PM
Hopefully they show soon.  Still hundreds of miles out.

Yes sir...gear is packed... just waiting on that phone call :chuckle:
Title: Re: Tuna booked
Post by: asmith on July 15, 2019, 06:44:33 PM
water temps are not looking so go for an early August trip.  Still keeping my fingers crossed
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Post by: elkrack on July 16, 2019, 06:35:47 AM
Not sure if you’ve been told or not but plan on throwing your clothes away after the day is done!
Title: Re: Tuna booked
Post by: syoungs on July 16, 2019, 10:04:57 AM
water temps are not looking so go for an early August trip.  Still keeping my fingers crossed

Ive got a trip planned for the middle of August. Where can I track water temps? ive been looking here and on Bloody decks forum waiting to start seeing some catches, looks like a slow start this year though....
Title: Re: Tuna booked
Post by: WSU on July 16, 2019, 10:08:05 AM
Water temps are plenty warm.  Just no fish.  Tempbreak.com is easy to use and good enough for what you are looking for.  Images aren't great right now because of cloud cover.
Title: Re: Tuna booked
Post by: syoungs on July 16, 2019, 10:23:47 AM
Water temps are plenty warm.  Just no fish.  Tempbreak.com is easy to use and good enough for what you are looking for.  Images aren't great right now because of cloud cover.

Thanks for the info!
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Post by: dilleytech on July 16, 2019, 10:25:57 AM
water temps are not looking so go for an early August trip.  Still keeping my fingers crossed

Ive got a trip planned for the middle of August. Where can I track water temps? ive been looking here and on Bloody decks forum waiting to start seeing some catches, looks like a slow start this year though....

There’s reports of fish being caught withing range for sporties. Might not be the best year for aug 1st but they will be out there.
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Post by: Mark Youngblood Sportfishing on July 16, 2019, 07:23:33 PM
I would not loose hope yet...some good reports coming from the commercial fleet and tuna move fast.  The full moon will be gone and looks like a north blow is coming so Aug 1st could be money for sure.  I am fishing in Alaska and return next week to start Aug 1st myself and I feel really confident fish will be within range...I am not nervous at all at this point...... but I am damn glad I did not book any July trips this year as well!
Title: Re: Tuna booked
Post by: asmith on July 16, 2019, 08:52:21 PM
water temps are not looking so go for an early August trip.  Still keeping my fingers crossed

Ive got a trip planned for the middle of August. Where can I track water temps? ive been looking here and on Bloody decks forum waiting to start seeing some catches, looks like a slow start this year though....

I go here http://pacificalbacore.com/wfoa/fish-reports/
Title: Re: Tuna booked
Post by: asmith on July 16, 2019, 08:52:55 PM
I would not loose hope yet...some good reports coming from the commercial fleet and tuna move fast.  The full moon will be gone and looks like a north blow is coming so Aug 1st could be money for sure.  I am fishing in Alaska and return next week to start Aug 1st myself and I feel really confident fish will be within range...I am not nervous at all at this point...... but I am damn glad I did not book any July trips this year as well!

I sure hope so.  Thanks for the info Mark!
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Post by: JakeLand on July 16, 2019, 09:22:16 PM
I would not loose hope yet...some good reports coming from the commercial fleet and tuna move fast.  The full moon will be gone and looks like a north blow is coming so Aug 1st could be money for sure.  I am fishing in Alaska and return next week to start Aug 1st myself and I feel really confident fish will be within range...I am not nervous at all at this point...... but I am damn glad I did not book any July trips this year as well!
whats the pricing per person for tuna ?
Title: Re: Tuna booked
Post by: Mark Youngblood Sportfishing on July 17, 2019, 07:49:53 AM
I only book tuna by the boat so its the same price for 1 as it would be for a full boat of 6...I do not book single seats sorry.....  you can check out my website if interested in more details...thanks... Mark
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Post by: WSU on July 22, 2019, 10:57:21 AM
Sounds like tuna are getting caught today out of Westport.  Hopefully they keep moving in and you slay them!
Title: Re: Tuna booked
Post by: asmith on July 29, 2019, 09:50:43 PM
3 more days!!  Man I'm stoked, cant wait.  Just got my new grunden gear in the mail today.  Got that great deal on camofire.  Hope the tuna stay close!
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Post by: fishngamereaper on July 30, 2019, 04:49:32 AM
35-40 miles is what I'm hearing .. which is better than the 60-70 I was running last year...it should be good fishing for awhile. Good luck.
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Post by: plugger on July 30, 2019, 05:38:13 AM
I still have a month and i'm getting pretty stoked. Let us know how the trip goes, and if anyone gets any reports, I would love to hear them. Good luck on your trip, hope you whack um.
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Post by: Hilltophustler on July 30, 2019, 03:08:21 PM
Heading out tomorrow...78 out of westport on saturday :IBCOOL:
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Post by: WSU on July 30, 2019, 03:21:24 PM
I'd appreciate coords from anyone that is willing.  We're looking at heading out Sunday if the wind cooperates.
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Post by: Hilltophustler on August 01, 2019, 09:41:50 AM
Long day...18 all on the troll...fish were deep and not wanting chovies...bait was bad...2/3 died within the first 2 hours...radio chatter across the board was the same
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Post by: WSU on August 01, 2019, 09:43:30 AM
46/125 or thereabouts?
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Post by: asmith on August 01, 2019, 06:26:30 PM
Very slow day today.  11 total for our boat.  Found one bait ball that we pulled 7 of the 11 off of.  Rough waters too.  I nor.ally dont get sea sick when I do my dramamine routine, but still got sick today in the afternoon
Title: Re: Tuna booked
Post by: plugger on August 02, 2019, 05:20:21 AM
Not great numbers, but you got fish, cant complain about that. Sounds like they are just a little late this year. I am hoping for a bait bite. How far out did you have to run?