2009-06-27 - Yellowfin Tuna Fishing
Wow what a great week, plenty of yellowfin tuna for everybody!! The first of the week started out great lots of bites and plenty of small tunas ranging anywhere from 15lb to 60lb. Lots of throw backs but nobody seemed to mind the action was pretty steady throughout the day. We started out fishing in the Poormans from the 000 to the 900 and continued to move down the line with the fish, by the end of the week the fish had us in the Washington. Most of the action took place in 100 to 400 fathoms, as the week went by we found ourselves fishing from 50 to 200 fathoms. However as the week has come to an end the bites began to get tough to come by, for example the week started out with 20 to 30 fish mostly throw backs and by the end of the week we more like 6 to 15 fish a day, so over all it has been a lot of fun this week. We did manage to lose a real nice Wahoo one day about 70lb’s, hard to get them on that mono, cut us off right at the boat. Not 10 minutes later we get jumped by a 200lb Mako on a long rigger. Fought him for about 15 minutes until he broke us off bumper, next time! The water also began to change towards the end of the week. In the beginning it was green with patches of dirty and clean by the end there began to be a blue tint to it. Seems the belly of water that is inshore 30 fathoms has begun to mix with the offshore water so hopefully it will continue to be productive. The 30 fathom water is holding plenty of bait, sand eels and squid. There has also been lots of whale and bird life but No fish,Hmmmmmm. We’ve been fishing a 12 line spread 6 ballyhoo and 6 bars/chains and the bigger fish have been eating the meat pretty good as the little ones jumping on the plastic.