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#41 Leibs

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 07:35 PM

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#42 Enoch

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 01:49 PM

Aki will fish with anybody ;)
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#43 Doc Watson

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 05:33 PM

Aki will fish with anybody ;)

But you get the impression that the girls didn't know the real shark was in the boat with them.  Circling. :D

#44 Aki

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 11:15 AM

Went out on Sagami Bay for first time this year on my friends boat.  Marked some fish, so we started light jigging on 240 feet of water using 2oz jig.  The jig couldn't fall any deeper than 15' due to super aggressive school of mackerel.  Had fun catching them on EVERY drop for about 30min.  They were so aggressive that I even caught two on one jig.  These mackerels were in 14"~20".

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We were marking some bigger fish near the bottom (most likely amberjacks) on fish finder, so I tried 5oz~8oz jigs, but those mackerels didn't even allow those big size jigs to get through.  It did get through few times, but no luck.  After being harrassed by mackerels, we decided to move away from macks.

We went further off shore and started following birds looking for yellowtails, and smaller tunas, but they didn't want our boat to get close.  They were there but just too fast to follow, too tricky to go around.  We did made few good casts to the boil, but they didn't want to hit our topwater plugs.  Tried jigging as well with no luck.

We did saw some mahi mahis swimming near surface.  Summer is here! 
We didn't catch any decent fish, but had fun catching mackerel for a while and it felt nice on my arms to use those hevier jigs. 
Can't wait to get out there again for topwater tuna and mahi mahi.
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#45 Doc Watson

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 07:39 AM

As always, great report Aki !!!  8)

#46 Aki

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 08:48 AM

Went out on Sagami bay on my friend's boat.  Mackerels were busting sardines on the surface.  Did enjoy catching them on topwater for a while and went further off shore.  Saw some random mahi mahi swimming near the surface, so we stopped and started casting.  I had hit on popper but no hook ups.  They lost interest after 1st cast, so we moved on.  Fund a huge drifting weed with lots of baitfish around with some mahi mahi.  I hooked up one but lost it near the boat.  Swicthed to jerk bait and kept casting and got my first mahi mahi of the year.  It wasn't a huge one, but just over 40".  Good enough for the first one.
We moved on and started jigging but got too tired after couple hours of jigging at 400' of water, so we called it a day.
We did catch countless macks and sardines (for bait) as well.

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#47 Romo

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 10:23 AM

Awesome!
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#48 The Don

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 11:06 AM

Nice!!!.....That is some good eats popcorn
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#49 Tom

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 11:17 AM

Awesome!! Nicely done Aki!!!

#50 GC

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 12:38 PM

Very cool Aki! Well done.

#51 Doc Watson

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 03:40 PM

Nice bull mahi !!!  Did you have any sashimi at sea ?? 8)

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 07:53 PM

Nice mahi Aki!  Congrats man.
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#53 Aki

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 03:56 AM

Fished Sagami bay on my friends boat.  We had tuna in our mind but stopped at one of the bouy at the middle of the bay. 

There were 100s of mahi mahi swimming around and we started casting.  On the first cast, they were all over the lure and followed it to the boat, but not touching it.  On the second cast, only few followed the lure for few yards.  Third cast, they lost interest on lure.  Some people call them the most pressured mahi mahi on earth.  Every day there's 10~20 mahi boat on the bay, casting lures at them and they were there for couple month already.  I guess they've seen most of the lures on the market...  Well, we switch around lures hoping to hook one up and I finally did on Saltiga Dorado Slider.

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This one was about 32" at the bottom of the forked tail.

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We left the bouy and ran around and found some bird activity here and there.  We saw some YFT and BFT crushing on surface and I get the chance to cast at them but couldn't hook up with any ...  Part of the reason was... I left my off shore tackle box in my car and was using whatever I had in my inshore box...

I hooked up with another mahi mahi later on and I was using heavier gear, #50 braid and 100lb leader, so I tried to yank it up to the boat, and broke my rod in three piece.  40"(at the botom of the forked tail) mahi mahi was little too heavy to yank up with rod.  haha ;D  I did successfully C&R the fish though.  No pics since I wanted to release asap to fight another day.

Can't wait to go out there again for tuna casting game.  Biggest I saw was a bout 60lb or so.  Pretty big for local off shore fish.  Now I have reasonable reason to buy another rod...  especially after breaking three rods in past 3 weeks. :o  And I need to bring the right tackle box onto the boat.
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#54 Esquired

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 05:05 AM

Nice report - those Mahi can get spooky around here as well.  Really frustrating when you see a huge school of flashy fish that do everything but eat the bait.

I have even had them "bump" it without biting

#55 GC

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 06:47 AM

Thanks for the report Aki... It fascinates me the way fish adjust to certain lures especially when they are being pressured.

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 08:40 AM

The above two mahi photos are some of the coolest I have seen this summer.  Great stuff Aki.

My fish monger recently had fresh caught mahi on special, and they normally don't carry it.  I forgot how good mahi flesh is, and how well it holds up to grilling.

#57 Jesse

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 08:50 AM

its always weird how quick they lose their dark green color when theyre in the boat. Definitely one of my favorite fish to catch.

#58 Esquired

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 10:40 AM

My fish monger recently had fresh caught mahi on special, and they normally don't carry it.  I forgot how good mahi flesh is, and how well it holds up to grilling.


Matt - get in touch with me Sunday  - I will likely have way too much Mahi (again) ;D

#59 Aki

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 07:06 AM

Thanks everyone.  Going again this wednesday, hoping for tuna.  Hope I get at least few good casts at them.
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Posted 16 August 2010 - 07:31 PM

Good luck!!
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