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Pacific Voyager 3/24/15
« on: March 27, 2015, 08:53:04 PM »


WOW!!! I can't believe I just swung this trip!  I've been wanting to catch a 20 plus pound yellowtail for a while now after being rocked one too many times so I hopped on this Pac Voy trip solo.   It was a perfect storm as my Papa let me go because I had finished all my school work and my mother was sick but somehow peeped out a "go."   :D Thank you Mom and Papa! Okay to the report.

We made it down to Seaforth around 4:45 AM and waited around a bit until they opened up the sign in station.  I picked a couple jigs and walked out the door to see the expected loooong line people after the previous trip's awesome counts :shock:.  Well 40 people is better than 58 on the San Diego right?




The morning was brisk and a slight bit windy but manageable.  Anyways after a 3+ hour ride down to past the Islands we immediately heard the sonar go crazy.  The small area we shared with the Malihini and 2 private boats was absolutely PACKED with Yellowtail.  The first few slides were unsuccessful with only a few rockfish coming over the rail along with 1 or 2 yellowtail on bait.  I opted to stay with irons as the bait was practically dead.  The sardines would swim 30 feet then just die, even small to jumbo macks swam a mere 40-50 feet at most.  Then on the bite turned on, the yellows started boiling around us.  It wasn't long until all that was heard was "FREEEASH ONE!" "BITERRRR" "GET SOMMMME!" :lol: Many were hooked on bait and 3/4 sliding egg sinker rigs but Surface iron was a producer as well.  While many boated their yellows, on every cast I watched two or three followers boil on my iron for the next half an hour and not stick a single one :x. I tried everything! Eventually later after the Malihini stormed the area and the yellows were pushed down deep.  On the next few slides I finally boated a average 12-14lb yellow, a 15lb ish, and a bruiser 25lb yellow along with 2 big cudas.  They all hit the yoyo'ed Salas 6x jr. in python but any scrambled egg/blue and white color was working. 





skunk off





good times




my PB at 25lbs




and the haul


It was a great day meeting some cool people and catching some fish too.   The final counts were 106 yellowtail, 2 rockfish, 1 bonito, and 6 barracudas.  Thank you Mom and Papa for letting me go! :lol:
Thank you for reading!

Nicky


oh yeah mission accomplished :lol:





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Re: Pacific Voyager 3/24/15
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2015, 09:38:41 PM »
Very cool 8)
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Re: Pacific Voyager 3/24/15
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2015, 06:32:56 AM »
Nicky, I'm pretty sure you passed you pops in fishing and catching by now.  LOL

We'll have to do another trip in the Boma after my surgery and recovery this year.  Worst case scenario, we target 200 fish by noon and not 100 like the last time.

Awesome fishing you had there.  Congrats!
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Re: Pacific Voyager 3/24/15
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2015, 09:38:22 AM »
Nice haul Nicky! You have the good fish juju!
It's all Tom and Don's fault! They "hooked" me on mud marlins and sharks!

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Re: Pacific Voyager 3/24/15
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2015, 10:17:59 AM »
 I would change your name to "Mr. Nicky" you have earned the respect of all of us.

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Re: Pacific Voyager 3/24/15
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2015, 06:51:43 PM »
I would change your name to "Mr. Nicky" you have earned the respect of all of us.
Roger that!
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Re: Pacific Voyager 3/24/15
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2015, 07:00:56 AM »
I see your own website and guided tours in the near future 8)

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Re: Pacific Voyager 3/24/15
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2015, 10:52:51 AM »
I take it food coma has set in more than once by now?  ;D

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Re: Pacific Voyager 3/24/15
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2015, 09:35:37 AM »
Solo ta boot??

That's pretty cool Nicky. Nice haul!  8) 8) 8) 8)

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Re: Pacific Voyager 3/24/15
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2015, 04:46:44 PM »
Nicky, I'm pretty sure you passed you pops in fishing and catching by now.  LOL

We'll have to do another trip in the Boma after my surgery and recovery this year.  Worst case scenario, we target 200 fish by noon and not 100 like the last time.

Awesome fishing you had there.  Congrats!



Thank you Mr. Tom! A Boma trip sounds awesome! Get better first though that's more important. Thank you for the news headline report! ;D




Nice haul Nicky! You have the good fish juju!




Thank you Mr. Joe!  You guys have been killing the surf critters lately!



I would change your name to "Mr. Nicky" you have earned the respect of all of us.



Thank you Mr. Steve!  I'm not at your our many other members level on here yet though. ;D



I see your own website and guided tours in the near future 8)



Thank you Mr. Tim!



I take it food coma has set in more than once by now?  ;D



Thank you Mr. Len! Maybe just a little  ;) ;D



Solo ta boot??

That's pretty cool Nicky. Nice haul!  8) 8) 8) 8)



Thank you Mr. Dave!  Those yellow you guys caught the other day were slugs!