I am a native Oregonian and reside still in Oregon.
Most of my fishing has been with the fly rod for trout and Steelhead. five years ago I was introduced to Tuna fishing. We left Depoe Bay 1/2 hr. befor light and made our way through the hole then we were on the sea headed towards tuna town a local tuna fishing area (the locaL USCG is called the hole in the wall gang). We arrived with about 6 other Salty Dogs (the name we gave ourselves) and deployed the troll rods. With in five miunutes we had reels screeming. Our first hookup was a tripple, this went on for about four hours with doubles to quads. First trip out 30 tuna in the 20 lb. class. Back at port I had to learn the art of carking Tuna, ten of them. Our first load of Tuna for the canner, the wife was very happy.
The Next day as a novice tuna fisherman my two crew members and I headed out to join the rest of the Dogs. We spotted fish short of the pack and droped our lines and picked up 7 fish. The bite slowed so we headed to where the rest of the pack was hammering the fish and picked up another 10 fish. I had my ten from the day before so I was not interested in any more so we headed back to port. With a flat Ocean we made it back 2 hrs. later.
Now I had two show two other newbies how to cark fish. We finished in about an hour and a half. With the meat packed in the coolers we headed home happy and satisfied with an epic day.
In case you are wondering what else I do, look in the for sale forum and check out the Arches that I have been building.
Thanks for the post!! welcome aboard
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welcome aboard, cool first post!
The difference between men and boys....Is the price of their toys....
welcome aboard fly, you will have a wonderful time here.
WELOCME ABOARD TO AFC!!! ......CARKING IS A NEW WORD FOR EAST COASTERS AND WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE WHAT YOU ARE DOING TO PREPARE YOUR TUNA!!!
GREAT FIRST STORY AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEXT ADVENTURE
SFC "MEMBER "FASTWATER" IS ALSO FROM OREGON
Welcome to SFC! I assume the tuna's you are catching are longfin (albacore)? Great first post story.
Capt. Anthony Thomas
Great intro and trip! Welcome aboard.
The hole in the wall gang has been known to take some interesting rides in the RubberDuckies. I call em that because, despite being 40 plus foot, they flip those boats all the way over and bob back up like a rubber duck. The hole in the wall gang should be called the balls to the wall gang...They are nuts!
Welcome to the site...youll love it!