On Saturday night we took some of our customers on our annual 1.5 day trip out of San Diego. We fished with Captain Pat Cavanaugh and crew aboard the Pacific Dawn. We headed out towards the SE corner of the dumping grounds; we never made it that far. On Sunday morning we started the day off with two albacore stops that produced ~15 albacore (nicer grade 20#) with the last bite around 11:00AM. We trolled the rest of the day in beautiful purple 70 degree water with little wind and no visible life: no birds or bait, not even a breaking fish. We stopped on several meter marks for no bites. Finally, at around 3:30pm we stopped on a meter mark and as soon as the chum hit the water we had several BFT hooked up. The first fish to hit the deck was the biggest; I would estimate it at easily over 50lbs.We stayed on these fish for over four hours. We put 38 BFT on the boat ranging from 30 to 50+ lbs for 13 guys. It sucked having to leave biting bluefin in perfect weather conditions. We also caught 4 smaller grade YFT. Great day on the water.
I ended up getting so BAC buttons on: 16, 20 & 30lb. My hats off the Pat Cavanaugh and crew on the Pacific Dawn for a great trip- these guys fish hard and are great fun.
ToddGreat Report Todd - Full Speed Bluefin