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Forum: The Salty Dogs 09-25-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By HappyTunafisherman
Re: Siuslaw River Bar Info Please

The above is all very good advice. I will add a few of the things that we do in crossing the Florence bar.

1. Best to go out over the middle of the bar lined up with the whistle buoy and the same...
Forum: The Salty Dogs 09-21-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 814
Posted By HappyTunafisherman
Re: Charleston Tuna 9/22

We are not going to make it out on Monday.

Good Luck.

Gil
Forum: The Salty Dogs 09-21-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 814
Posted By HappyTunafisherman
Re: Charleston Tuna 9/22

Concerned that the south wind could possibly build-up before Tuesday. What do you think?

Also, have you heard on any recent tuna reports. The SST/Chlor looks great straight out of Charleston on...
Forum: The Salty Dogs 09-20-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,629
Posted By HappyTunafisherman
Re: First Tuna Trip/New Boat

Thanks for your first report. Welcome to Oregon tuna fishing. You will find a lot of friendly Salty Dogs who are always willing to help a new tuna fisherman.

There is no doubt that tuna fishing...
Forum: The Salty Dogs 09-20-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 814
Posted By HappyTunafisherman
Charleston Tuna 9/22

SST/Chlor looks good for close tuna. Any reports are appreciated. Anyone running for tuna.



Monday SSW wind 5 to 8 kt. Patchy fog before 11am. Mixed swell...W 4 to 5 ft and SSW 1 ft. Wind...
Forum: The Salty Dogs 09-16-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,360
Posted By HappyTunafisherman
Re: How to Convert a Troll stop to a Jig Stop.

Thanks for your response and the reference to the old threads.

It's obvious that jigging for tuna uses much different techniques then trolling for tuna and these techniques conflict. For example,...
Forum: The Salty Dogs 09-16-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,360
Posted By HappyTunafisherman
How to Convert a Troll stop to a Jig Stop.

Have read about Salty Dogs converting a troll stop to a successful jig stop using dead anchovies and have also participated in this very successful way to catch tuna. But when we did it we had at...
Forum: The Salty Dogs 09-14-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,937
Posted By HappyTunafisherman
Re: Windy Bay or Charleston Tuna on 9/12 and 13

We did very well on Saturday converting a single troll caught fish into many iron caught fish. However, I was on Vudo's boat which had three fisherman (including me) and an autopilot.

On Sunday I...
Forum: The Salty Dogs 09-11-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,937
Posted By HappyTunafisherman
Re: Windy Bay or Charleston Tuna on 9/12 and 13

Should have included Sunday 9/14 in the title. Right now Sunday 9/14 looks like the better day to go based on the Ocean forecast. Any one have any opinion on how bumpy NOAA's Saturday's forecast will...
Forum: The Salty Dogs 09-10-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,937
Posted By HappyTunafisherman
Re: Windy Bay or Charleston Tuna on 9/12 and 13

Thanks for the report. Glad you experienced getting bit on the iron. It's a great feeling when one is lucky to find tuna who are willing to bite the iron. Hopefully the tuna will be around this...
Forum: The Salty Dogs 09-10-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,937
Posted By HappyTunafisherman
Windy Bay or Charleston Tuna on 9/12 and 13

Planning to catch the tuna on Sat that First Water didn't take home last Sunday. Would appreciate any Friday reports and advice on whether the tuna were biting clones or one had to chum for them.
...
Forum: The Salty Dogs 09-02-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,567
Posted By HappyTunafisherman
Re: I am one lucky duck!! Newport

Congratulations on a great catch and I don't mean the fish.

Gil
Forum: The Salty Dogs 09-01-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,147
Posted By HappyTunafisherman
Re: Winchester Bay Tuna ?

Thanks for the "come clean" report. Sorry that you didn't find the tuna.

Heard the same story from a friend who also didn't find the tuna because he got tired of getting beat up.

When the...
Forum: The Salty Dogs 08-28-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,767
Posted By HappyTunafisherman
Re: Roll call for tuna out of Newport on Friday and Saturday

Big difference between 8-27-14 Fishtrack and Coastwatch. Fishtrack "cloudfree" shows 58.4 degrees F at 48/42 and 60.7 degrees at the corners vs Coastwatch 64 degrees F at the corners.

Anyone...
Forum: The Salty Dogs 08-28-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,767
Posted By HappyTunafisherman
Re: Roll call for tuna out of Newport on Friday and Saturday

Good luck. Based on yesterday's Coastwatch 48/42 looks like a good starting place to point a boat to from Newport (or in decimal 44.8 X 124.7). ...
Forum: The Salty Dogs 08-26-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,993
Posted By HappyTunafisherman
Re: Can some post a update were the water break is

Coastwatch shot yesterday. lat/long are decimal so multilply by 60 for minutes.

http://www.ifish.net/gallery/data/500/8-25-14TMWchlaS1day_20140825120000_f802_761b_8157_C50bf_a56a_1a3d.png
Forum: The Salty Dogs 08-25-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,167
Posted By HappyTunafisherman
Re: Looking for website that has marine charts and GPS number overlay

Thanks to all the Salty Dogs who answered my needs.


Gil
Forum: The Salty Dogs 08-24-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 77,976
Posted By HappyTunafisherman
Forum: The Salty Dogs 08-23-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,490
Posted By HappyTunafisherman
Re: Tuna Thursday 8-21-14 Tuna -Charleston or Newport?

Nice talking to you and your brother at the Florence launch ramp. From all the reports your boat was one of the highest on Thursday west of WB or Charleston. I had hoped that your tuna count was the...
Forum: The Salty Dogs 08-23-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,490
Posted By HappyTunafisherman
Re: Tuna Thursday 8-21-14 Tuna -Charleston or Newport?

No Doubt Newport/Depot Bay was the place to be on Thursday. Now we have to wait until the ocean lays down again. Get your swim baits and irons ready it's almost September and second half time for...
Forum: The Salty Dogs 08-21-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,513
Posted By HappyTunafisherman
Re: Newport Intel?

My friend caught his tuna around wsw of the pig. He said it was a hot bite.
Forum: The Salty Dogs 08-21-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,167
Posted By HappyTunafisherman
Looking for website that has marine charts and GPS number overlay

Geogarage is no longer operational. Is there another website that has marine charts and a GPS number overlay when you place your curser on a point? Miss Geogarage as a planning tool.

NOAA charts...
Forum: The Salty Dogs 08-21-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,513
Posted By HappyTunafisherman
Re: Newport Intel?

Thanks Ken,

I didn't make it out today, but my friend went out and I told him to try around the 61 area first. Don't know how he did, but when I find out I will report it.

Gil
Forum: The Salty Dogs 08-21-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,490
Posted By HappyTunafisherman
Re: Tuna Thursday 8-21-14 Tuna -Charleston or Newport?

Talked to a boat out of Florence at 4:15 PM (pulling out of launch ramp) they ran west to the 125 line and south to 43.43. They caught 14 tuna and reported lots of birds west of WB. Captain said...
Forum: The Salty Dogs 08-20-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,513
Posted By HappyTunafisherman
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