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  1. Here is a Baja report: fished  today out of SJDC marina north to Vinorama, trolled and hooked two decent Wahoo fairly early, sat on bait for tuna and it was dead, trolled back and had one dorado takedown that didn’t stick. As of now no fish in Bisbee’s, yesterday two marlin came in at 200ish that don’t qualify. Stoked for these fish, fishing is spotty down here right now. 



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  2. Took 4 in a few hours in an area I haven’t hunted regularly in almost a decade. Counted 17 empty shells so there was plenty of opportunity and two of the coveys I got into held 20+ birds. They played the usual run then flush out of shotgun range early-season behavior. I plan to give it a couple more hunts this season when the weather cools, it is nice to see birds in huntable numbers.



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  3. Had an awesome 2 day on the Apollo, dorado and YFT limits in one of the best wide open bites I have seen. A few nice tuna over 40# but most were 15-20#

    #2 hooks and 20# flouro was the ticket. We fished the tuna pens in MX waters. 


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  4. 49 minutes ago, PRDATR said:


    Several years ago trolling for sailfish in the Sea of Cortez we kept getting our ballyhoo baits nabbed and lines cut by something...we threw out a Maruader with wire leader...then someone got up in the crow’s nest and confirmed it was sharks not Wahoo molesting the troll:) 

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  5. If you are chucking jigs 80# spectra with 50# mono top shot should work...maybe go bigger at Guadalupe or Alijos...if you have a week to fish;) 

    It’s tough for flyline baits to tow heavy mono tho, I would go with 50# braid and 30# test with a rod that can lift and load at 8-10# of drag and a two speed to winch any fiesty YT that try to go deep and break you off on the rocky bottom. 

    I run PowerPro braid with no complaints but I am far from a pro, lucky to fish 7-10 days a year. I like to run braid to mono for stretch to flouro. Avoid the green braid if you can, It is very difficult to see at dawn and late in the day.

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  6. re: the Paria walk-in, it’s usually legit. Be very careful if you cross what looks like packed sand where the Paria dumps in,  it can turn into quicksand mud very quickly. I went thigh deep in the mud once in the winter and had to have my buddy pull me out. I’m not sure I would’ve gotten out by myself. Also in that stretch in my experience there are as many fish within 10 feet of the bank is there are if you wade out 15 to 20 yards. Fish that hard before you make your way into the wider, deeper runs. 

  7. 13 minutes ago, Swivelhead said:

    Post deleted, questions answered.

    Yep,  open party And to your point the trip was meals included and like any good angler I’m at the rail at 5 AM in the dark. We didn’t get dinner on both days until after 830pm which is not cool if you’re up fishing before dawn. The chow was acceptable but not good, And it’s not like the cook was busy helping people during a wide-open bite. He mostly sat and played solitaire by himself in the Galley from 530 until eight.

  8. 2 hours ago, Heat said:

    Siwash was Chuck the Captain or Joel? 

    Chuck. I believe his son was running the Legend  Sunday...they put 20 or so BFT on a day trip on Sunday and called our boat in on it at the tail end, we got a similar call from the Glory Hole too that day...I am not saying the capt didnt try hard I am saying his crew did not work together well on this trip. 

    BFT can be finicky, suffered similar fates on more than one trip over the years, but we were on schools all day, particularly Saturday, and a lack of quality bait (which mysteriously became awesome Sunday, they decided to break out the good stuff, WTF?) coupled with deckhands that didnt chum to keep the school engaged made a tough bite even tougher. 

    Fishing is fishing and I have done it a lot from MX to AK  with good success but along the way I’ve had plenty of days with nothing to show for it but a sore back and when I was younger a wicked hangover...low counts on the Excalibur aside the overall experience was really poor last weekend and I will probably never get back on the boat as a result of it, which is a shame because the boat rides well and at its  price point it has decent bunks, several state rooms and the heads are pretty nice, No marble sack for your nuts required.


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