Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Dan Bombaci Bluefin Tuna & Mahi Trip

Looking at this week's dismal forecast for an overnighter for a canyon trip and upcoming travel schedule for the next few weeks, I wanted to get a trip in on my rig. Had a small window that Dan wanted to take advantage of. His goal was to jig and pop Bluefin tuna. Got to the Princess early and the water was pea green with no signs of life, got to the Chicken and saw more life. Set up on the drift and began jigging and throwing meat. Had schools of rays under the boat no bites, just schools of Mahi that were finicky but plucked one. Worked further along the edge and got our under Bluefin when we came a across a motherlode of Skippies with nice sized yellowfin and bluefin mixed in, had 3 shots at them with fish all around the boat but no takers. Dan had an arsenal of Japanese poppers and jigs I have never seen, but sardines, butters, or lures would not work. Our small window closed and got back to the dock for lunch. Had Chef Marcus at the Clarks Landing Dockside Grill prepare the Mahi in a pineapple, sesame ginger sauce, and Key West style with coconut rum sauce. The Tuna was a sushi roll filled with crabmeat and tempura drizzled with wasabi sauce.

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