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Cobalt Charter Fishing Trip - San Diego 7/18

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Back from the trip.  Booked https://cobaltsportfishing.com/

We met the boat at Fisherman's Landing.  Captain Ted introduced us to the crew and fist thing gave a safety speech.  Here is the boat, AED, First Aid, fire ext, man over board etc... First 6 pack that did all that, was very comforting.   Boat was very clean and had a mini fridge for drinks, Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Sparkling canned water, bottled water.  Nice assortment of chips, cookies, mini chocolate candy, beef jerky, trail mix,  and granola bars.  Coffee was on about 5:30am and had assortment of muffins and fruit.  Breakfast was an egg dish with potatoes, sausage, cheese etc..  eat it in a burrito or a cup. Was really good.  Lunch was sandwich turkey, cheese, bacon, sprouts, ham on a large croissant. Came with an apple, potato salad and an 2 pack Oreo cookie.  Presented in a boxed lunch style.  Bunks were clean and well they are boat bunks.

We talked options on the way to bait, ie., what he and the fleet were seeing, options etc... We decided to head down just past Ensenada.  Got some killer bait at the barge and headed south.  On the way down, ran into thunderstorms with rain, thunder and some very cool lighting.  We woke up on the grounds and started the morning out trolling and looking for fish.  Picked  up a Yellowtail on the troll on a small piece of kelp, ended up fishing it and pulled out a few good sized YT.  Kept fishing and looking for the bluefin tuna, very elusive.    We kept looking for BFT but found more kelp paddies and fished them and would get some good sized YT.  The hunt for the BFT was on and ended up getting a smaller YT on the troll.  We found a kelp paddy the size of a 2.5 sized garage door and fished it with all we had, ended up killing the YT and had so much on deck it was a bloody deck and had to setp over and around fish.  The crew had a hard time keeping up. 

We chased the BFT 3 different times, each time they would sink out from under us.  We fished them and saw boils and tried to keep them around, but no luck.  Our last BF stop was on a large breezer and we ended up with 1 20 lb BFT, the guy used 20 lb line and took him about 30 minutes to bring it on deck.  There was like 9 fleet boats down with us and it was funny watching these larger boats chase the BFTs, it looked like an orchestrated circus.  We ended up with 1 BFT and a full limit of YT, we ended up with some good sized YT, broke off some fat ones too.

This boat and crew was stellar and top notch.  We had a new guy that never fished ocean before, and they helped him out.  The crew kept the deck clean between having lines out and was helpful each stop we made and worked their buts off.  We had the owner (Capt Ted), Capt Lonnie and Trey the deckhand all helping us and had had hard time keeping up.  They were on top of their game.   

The trip was an overnight 8pm to 8pm,  they change up food options to keep it interesting.  Food was great.  I would recommend this 6 pack charter!








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58 minutes ago, NewlyMinted said:

Awesome was waiting to hear about this one!

Are there just 5 bunks with one being a double or are there 6 bunks? You eat sushi on the way back in? 

The bow has 3 bunks, master has double/queen and above that a single.  A single bunk just outside master.  Sleeps 6, 6 bunks, you could do 7 in the double/queen ie GF/Wife.  We all had beds, the crew sleeps on the bridge.  No sashimi / sushi on way back, crew cleaned, we slept.  They other guys drove home (So Cal), I stayed the night, too tired to drive back to AZ.

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Great haul! That’s some good eating for a while! Thanks for sharing. 

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