View Full Version : HMB Tuna 9-8

09-08-2007, 08:48 PM
One of the best days on the water for tuna in Ncal I have ever had, Freon, Silver Queen, Buoy33 and I all headed down to HMB last night and launched at 4:45AM. No wind and run out in the dark was around 20MPH headed for the Guide, saw jumpers about 7 miles short of the numbers we were heading for and put them in only to have the fish decide they didn't want to play, that was about to change :). Picked up and headed out and saw another bunch of jumpers at 13/17 and it was game on, had doubles, triples and 3 quads with some singles mixed in, stayed around in this area all day . We were running Mex flag feathers on the rods and jet heads on the meat lines, start trolling spot jumpers, swing by them and hook up. Freon did a great job staying on the fish as did Buoy33. Ended the day at 1:30 as we had a BBQ at the harbor to go to and they were still bitting. Finished with 26 in the box and it should of been 35 to 40 with the ones we farmed and the 3 that broke off, size was from peanuts to 21lbs with the average around 13lbs. Water was so nice we cleaned the fish throughout the day and on the way in at 29mph. The guys going tomorrow should have a great day.

Silver Queen and Freon with an early double

Buoy 33 hooked up on one of the quads

Silver Queen getting her fish to the gaff

Freon sticks one ::)
Enjoying a break after a bloody day ;)

Not what NOAA said it was going to be like, love it when they are wrong!

09-08-2007, 08:51 PM
* Nice job guys (and Lisa), hopefully we'll have a similar report tomorrow ;)

09-09-2007, 08:17 AM
It was a great day as Alan said. The original spot we were headed for was about 50 miles out of Half Moon, but with all of the jumper action we ended up about 7 miles short of our original numbers (14/17 to 12/17). I almost wish I had a tuna tower out there yesterday. Almost every time we spotted them, we caught them. It was really important to keep the eyes open on this trip and turn quickly to them when spotted. This time we really tried to keep all of the lures the same as we were trolling (same color, same type) with the exception of the meat lines (running jet heads) and that may have helped us get more of the doubles, triples and quads. Caught two fish on the meat lines with one hitting so hard it broke the bungee loose. The other thing we did this time was to direct tie the lines to the clones so that we had no heavy leader showing. (Just have to remember to check them regularly for abrasion :() Both tactics may have helped, but it certainly did not hurt . I think as a fishing team we had a good rhythm going, with everyone working closely together and doing things in order so that we were back on the fish quickly after a stop.

It was great seeing Lisa (aka silver queen) catch her first tuna. She told me she really liked this tuna thing (another one addicted ;D). Alan had a great day thowing the lures as we came to a stop. Just can't beat the jig fish on the lighter tackle.

09-09-2007, 10:04 AM
Nice job guys. Way to stay on them all day. Congrats to the Silver Queen on her first tuna.


09-09-2007, 10:12 AM
Here are some more pics:

Cuhogn with a nice tuna


Silver Queen and Cuhogn


Me getting a blood bath

Saw a lot of dolphin and one whale


09-09-2007, 12:01 PM
The thing I'm most impressed with is that Alan is wearing a new fishing hat ;D ;D ;D Hope you burned the old one!

09-09-2007, 12:20 PM
Alan is wearing a new fishing hat Hope you burned the old one!

Heck no, got keep it in reserve for the slooow days ;)