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    Re: Road trip for Ore. Tuna

    Enjoyed the post as usual... Thanks for sharing!!

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    Re: Road trip for Ore. Tuna

    Now THAT was a great run!
    Well done Gregg!!!!!

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    Excellent trip Gregg!

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    Re: Road trip for Ore. Tuna

    Well if you want an inexperience deck hand let me know. Never worked on a boat but been on many. I wouldn’t mind helping out and learning the ropes on an experienced guys boat. Got truck, fuel, and don’t mind traveling a bit either....as long as I can get a hall pass for the “boss”. ...... yeah I mean the wife

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    Re: Road trip for Ore. Tuna

    Quote Originally Posted by brokea--boater View Post
    We ate like Royals while we were up there. Everything you may need is a walk away from the Rv park,,,gregg
    I think this whole thing was a ploy to show off the BBQ ! I have a six pac chartered in Ft Bragg next Thursday, hoping for good seas. Nice Job as usual.

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    Re: Road trip for Ore. Tuna


    Awesome post. Would love to do that one day!

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    Re: Road trip for Ore. Tuna

    The Tuna have been here off Bragg since June, its the Wx that has not been good and guys can't get out to them. 20-50 stick with 50lb mono or braid. How much is a little more involved. I use 50lb mono, mostley because on a private boat running 7-8 rods, tangles can happen very quick, depending on who is my crew, newbies or seasoned. I can't afford to respool reels because of braid being cut off to clear a tangle quickly so as to get lines back in the water ASAP. I have never fished Albi's on a cattle boat, so I don't how that goes. I have fished BF on a charter, and there I use braid because of the seasoned guys I was with. On a PB, a quad or 5 way may go off and maybe there's only 3 guys onboard, so your reels will need some capacity to let a fish or two hang while tending to the other rods. If your a private boat wanting to get into this throw a thumb out and get some experience as crew first,,,gregg

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    Re: Road trip for Ore. Tuna

    Sounds like a good time to me. I have been waiting for the tuna to make it down to the CA area. I want to go out for them this year.

    what kind of gear do you use? I have a 7’6” Phoenix 10-30lb rates rod paired with an avet reel with around 300 yards of 50# braid on it. Would that be a good setup for CA tuna on a charter boat?

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    We ate like Royals while we were up there. Everything you may need is a walk away from the Rv park,,,gregg
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    Road trip for Ore. Tuna

    I was all set for a Bragg run last week, but the Wx window kept collapsing and did not want to wait for some tuna action till next window. Called my wife at work and asked if she was down for a trip to Coos bay, if so get a couple days off. To my surprise she said lets do it and Friday night we head off to Ore. Got a really late start so made it to Corning and pulled over at one of our usual lay over spots for the night at Rolling Hills Casino. We always pull into the truck parking area in the back and climb in the camper for the night. Get up in the morning for a good breakfast in the Casino. Made Charleston and got the last postage stamp size spot at Marina RV park. Its more of a fish camp then a RV park. It was tight, they have bigger pull thru's but that's all there was left and we made the best of it. A couple more Cali boats were on the way also, so we'd have some buddy boats out there. My son lives in Eugene and he made down for a day of fishing. Soon as we pulled in the park, several locals camped there came over and told us that they have not caught any tuna, or someone caught a couple here and there. They all fished north of the harbor. I saw warm blue water west and SW, no idea why they would go north to broken up crap water. Splashed at grey light and headed on a 240 heading. 45 miles later we put in and get bit as my son is letting line out, but he never used a lever drag before and didn't know how to set the drag, farmed that one. The morning went that way for awhile, losing fish. As my crew and total newbies, Lisa and Chris struggled at first working together. But soon they were figuring it out and we start boxing fish. We ended up with 14 in the box and 9 or 10 farmed. Lot of laughs and jackassery thru out the day. My buddy boats about 5 miles north did well box good number of fish. My son had to leave for home and work the next day and Lisa was worn out and wanted a day to relax before the long drives home so I hung out with her and relaxed and BBq local Oysters and excellent clam chowder enjoyed the nice cool coastal air. The bumper mounted BBq I built has been working out awesome, really love using it on our trips. Finally got a tuna fix and I'm looking at bragg next week for another fix,,,Gregg
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