we've changed plans and are now going to head straight out of the bay on Tuesday morning, maybe to the fingers, maybe toward the Norfolk. Any reason to stop at the fingers, or should we keep heading east?
Considering the reports as of late I would head toward the canyon and be there as early as possible. If there is a morning bite and it ends then go inshore and see what is going on, or go looking for tiles.
Seaduction will be out there departing Rudee at 4 am. Not going to the fingers but may stop at Waynes World on the way to the Canyon. I'll be on 72 and 79.
Seaduction MMSI 338-018-823
Thanks, I may ping you. Waynes World - not on my chart - how deep is that area?
There was a nice rip with some weeds on the canyon tip yesterday that had some bills, mahi and tunas. We found more tunas along the south wall vs. the north but there is a lot of bait on both sides. Also heard a report from someone who fished 30-50 fathoms east of WW and had a nice catch. Me, I'd start in 50 fathoms near the tip, work it then hit the south wall 50-100f in and out.
New plan....Rudee w/ S 5knts.....beats OI 10-15 E
I'll be behind ya'll....leave some stupid hungry ones for me
Will be on 68
20' cc Grady White
Ring 6: Wayne's World is at 26900/41400. I'll be out tomorrow also.
Originally Posted by Persistence2
Glenn - Thanks a million for your advice. It made perfect sense so I took it and had one of our best days in a while out there. South wall, 50-100f, slick calm 71.5 degree water. Between 8 and 11 AM the YFT were clobbering anything we put out, as long as it was a 7" natural squid chain or bar with a blue/white or pink/white islander or islander look-alike.
We ended up going 2 for 6 on the YF's and had lots more hard knockdowns. These fish were all 50-70lb class and seemed to have a (more than normal) mean and nasty attitude, especially boat-side. At one point I asked my crew if we were actually tuna fishing, or making a "Best of Gerald Ford" movie.
Glad it worked out for you...sounds like the same fish (school) that slammed us Sunday afternoon. We had them coming up in trip's and quad's and they were wearing us out in the rough seas but man, what FUN!!!
Nice work on the buff tunas. I hope to find them again on Saturday...but I'm thinking hard about starting in at 30f vs. 50f as I've read too many reports about fish being shallow.