Sunday, September 25, 2011

Canyon Mixed Bag with the Bill Scott Charter

Hosted Bill with brothers Bob, Roger, and nephew Joe. Bill had booked me wanting to give his brother Roger his 50th Birthday Gift. He told me they were experienced boat owners but have never fished the canyon, landed a tuna or overnighted. Felt this would be a challenging yet rewarding trip. Decided to try this weekend due the latest forecast based off of the small weather window, our overnight runs coming to a close shortly,and the good vibes on the water I was going to fish. Due to weather and other issues we got to the canyon too late to be able to put in a good troll effort. Decided to drift the deep due to the comfortable conditions and the guys really wanted to see a sword. Once we set up and turned on the hydro-glow and threw the meat the life began to build. Had squid, lots of bait, and swords swimming through the lights. Bill landed our first pup, then released it. A bigger sword showed up but would not commit. Wrestled half a dozen Blue Sharks to 10 feet but no tuna till morning. Had our first and only flurry going 2-4 on a yellow and a 60lb Longfin. Went on the troll and had instant action all of the guys landed their first tuna with Roger (Birthday Boy) also landing his first mahi, landed another half dozen Longfin in less than hour and crew had enough and made the run for home being at the dock before lunch. Really enjoyed this trip, for a couple of reasons, Popped 4 guys tuna cherries, landed 5 different species, had good weather and guys wanting more of canyon fishing!

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