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Offline FishAddict

Westport Tuna
« on: August 10, 2019, 11:09:45 AM »
Made a run out Thursday about 45 miles SW.  The morning started out a little slow with singles and a few doubles in the troll with no conversions.  Afternoon went WFO and every troll bite converters to bait.  Good luck out there and don’t quite too early.

21ft Sea Ranger w/Yamaha F150

Offline FishAddict

Re: Westport Tuna
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2019, 11:12:13 AM »
A few fish
21ft Sea Ranger w/Yamaha F150

Offline Wiley

Re: Westport Tuna
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2019, 07:10:27 PM »
Niiiice haul there.. wow that looks like fun :food:
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96 sea explorer 15'-11" new 90 etec named (wutz wuzn cuzn)
10' Don Hill Pram
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Online Mooch

Re: Westport Tuna
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2019, 07:26:55 PM »
Niiiice haul there.. wow that looks like fun :food:
and a lot of work.  That should keep the pressure cooker busy over the weekend.  ;)
2006 Sea Ranger Skip 21, Honda 150, Honda 9.9

No longer accepting hot waypoints from WA MA 2-10

Offline GregE

Re: Westport Tuna
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2019, 07:50:57 PM »
Wow Jake  :clap:

Show us your bait tank setup.
Where did you place the slurry bucket?

Inquiring minds....
Greg
SL 22 Honda 225 Kodak II
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Sold:Osprey 26 LC Kodak;  Arima SR 19 HT, Arima SE 16 WeeBait; SH 15 WeeBoat; SR 21 NoBait;  SL 22 ReBait

Offline FishAddict

Re: Westport Tuna
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2019, 09:17:51 PM »
This last trip I put the slurry bucket in the motor well and held it in place with a few straps.  It works well you just have to set it up so you can easily move it if anyone is helpful and tangles their fish in the prop.

Bait tank is a 50 gallon defiance big salt and a 1100 gallon pump 1.5 inch outflow.  Keeps the bait perfect.  I drain the tank for the run in as I usually have a few fish and dropping the 400 pounds of water helps keep things somewhat efficient.
21ft Sea Ranger w/Yamaha F150

Offline GregE

Re: Westport Tuna
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2019, 09:28:06 PM »
36??  good grief!!  HOw many crew?

How do you carry enough ice?
Greg
SL 22 Honda 225 Kodak II
http://www.sagecreekforums.com/phpforum/index.php
Sold:Osprey 26 LC Kodak;  Arima SR 19 HT, Arima SE 16 WeeBait; SH 15 WeeBoat; SR 21 NoBait;  SL 22 ReBait

Offline BestBoats

Re: Westport Tuna
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2019, 09:38:25 PM »
Nicely done! Great fishing right now...really as good as it gets! Thanks for the report!
2007 21' Sea Ranger Hardtop "THE A-TEAM"
150 Evinrude Etec
9.9 Susuki EFI

Re: Westport Tuna
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2019, 10:17:53 PM »
I count 30 plush fish. 6 rods. Excessive, no?.
82 Sea Hunter 15. 2014 Yamaha F75

Offline FishAddict

Re: Westport Tuna
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2019, 10:29:57 PM »
I use kill bags for the ice about 400-500 pounds.  I actually had enough ice and kill bags to take care of another 15-20 fish without cutting the heads off.  I didn’t want to get too greedy so I made the crew stop fishing.  One more cast can put a bunch of fish on the deck in a hurry. I fish a 3 man crew for tuna and I have no kill bags or coolers on the deck.
21ft Sea Ranger w/Yamaha F150

Offline Crackerbox

Re: Westport Tuna
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2019, 09:58:07 AM »
That is awesome!

Joe

Online Mooch

Re: Westport Tuna
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2019, 05:19:55 PM »
Absolutely Epic, FA.   :clap:

If this picture doesn't answer questions about whether Arima's are butt heavy or not, I don't know what will.  Ice, bait tank 700# of fish and a 150 is a total mic drop and the next time we have that debate I dropping this pic on them.   :rimshot:

2006 Sea Ranger Skip 21, Honda 150, Honda 9.9

No longer accepting hot waypoints from WA MA 2-10

Offline rasslingref

Re: Westport Tuna
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2019, 10:02:05 PM »
Sweet!


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1998 19' SR HT 2019 Yamaha 115 2017 Yamaha 9.9
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Offline Arimadrifter

Re: Westport Tuna
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2019, 04:47:34 PM »
Nice Haul! Congrats!
17' Arima SC with 2017 90hp Yamaha

Offline Markshoreline

Re: Westport Tuna
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2019, 10:09:28 PM »
Awesome day fishing!!!
2002 Sea Ranger HT 21, Yamaha 150, Yamaha 9.9

Offline wedocq

Re: Westport Tuna
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2019, 09:21:45 PM »
I count 30 plush fish. 6 rods. Excessive, no?.

NO!

But seriously, we can our fish. Once canned it's good indefinitely. I feed my whole family. So absolutely not, not excessive! Some years aren't as good as others. Its great some are out there getting them!
-Shawn
2002 21' Arima Sea Ranger HT  Suzuki DF175 4-stroke.
WEDOCQ= WE DO SEKIU! It pays homage to my Uncle Jay who died of cancer.

Offline Redhawk

Re: Westport Tuna
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2019, 04:52:47 PM »
Very nice haul! What rod/reel/line combo are you using?
Sparhawk:
1983 Tiderunner 150 Cuddy
1991 Mercury 60 2-stroke
19-something Evinrude 6 2-stroke

Offline FishAddict

Re: Westport Tuna
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2019, 06:23:44 PM »
Rods and reels vary depending on their purpose. 

Troll - Rods - simple/cheap ugly tiger rods 7ft I believe they are 30-80 MH/reels are the old US Penn 4/0 and 6/0 because I had several.  I replaced the drags with carbon fiber drags and they have held up well.  It is 500 yards of 100# braid with a 50-60# mono top shot of 100-200 yards so 700 yards of line is way overkill, but if I ever hook a marlin I'll have a small chance.  We saw a Striped Marlin jump multiple times on a trip this year.  During bottom fishing time I just strip the top shot off and use them for Halibut and Lingcod.

Live Bait Rods - I haven't spent big money here on the rods just the two piece Ugly Tiger sticks in the Medium 20-50 lbs with a Avet JX reel loaded with 65 lbs braid and a 30 lbs fluorocarbon top shot about 15-20 ft.

Swim Bait Rods - 7 ft ugly stick spinning rods with 4000 or 5000 series Penn Battle reels and 50 or 65# braid with a 40lbs top shot of fluorocarbon

Iron Rods - I'm currently using the shimano butterfly trevala rods in MH 6'6" and a Shimano Torium with 65 braid to 40 lbs fluorocarbon and whatever your favorite jig is.

Trefin Jack Poles

I have about 20 rods on board each trip so the rocket launcher and every other rod holder gets put to use.  I will probably buy better gear overtime but, I have killed many fish on this budget based gear.  I'm sure everyone has their favorite setups, but I take a lot of friends that don't have any of their own gear so it hurts a little less when they break or drop one overboard.
21ft Sea Ranger w/Yamaha F150

Offline Redhawk

Re: Westport Tuna
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2019, 10:16:07 PM »
Thanks for the info! Cheap stuff can do just fine so that's what I use. I have a sturdy stick and an Okuma Magda 30DXt loaded with 80# braid.
Sparhawk:
1983 Tiderunner 150 Cuddy
1991 Mercury 60 2-stroke
19-something Evinrude 6 2-stroke