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|🗺️ Location||FRASER ISLAND|
|⏰ Fast Updates||Every day|
|🐟 Species||All Species|
|🗓️ Next Update||Tomorrow|
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July 18 We couldn't get in our groove today. Stops for 1,1,1,1,1. Saw plenty of fish. Nothing I would call a school but descent balls of fish that just wouldn't react for us. And that's all I have to say about that. Arrive depart tomorrow on another 5 day. July 17 We made awful time coming up the line from Cedros last night then all day we got tied up with all the tons of bluefin schools we passed along the way. 60 miles of the fish. We also scratched yellows on the kelps we went by. The albacore evening area moved up 20 miles and we didn't get to the grounds until 3:15.
We did manage to find a couple hungry biting schools of albacore before dark and put some more meat on the boat currently chilling at a comfortable 30 degrees. Weather is fine and we're going to enjoy some delicious lamb chop for dinner and hit the rack. We'll be here tomorrow to finish up the trip. We are far away from home but we'll stay as long as the fish are biting. Sorry Tommy, we might be getting home late on Monday. July 16 For the past 2 weeks if you were a long range boat at Cedros you just rolled up to a certain spot on the island, shut down and made a day of it. Not today, that certain spot was not happening today. We had to fish. It took a while to locate them but around 11:30 we did. 6 schools up at a time. Unfortunately they were not biting fish. We'd stop on a big school for 6, stop on one for 3,1,0,6,12, like that. At 5:30 we stopped on the mother load school and had them almost jumping in the boat they were so thick but yet again, it didn't bite like advertised. We did get quite a few there and hit a couple more schools before dark where we caught some fish. Perfect weather today and should remain that way for at least a couple more days. We're going to take advantage of the glassy sea and head back offshore for the remainder of the trip. Good night. Drew and the famous crew of the Polaris Supreme. July 15 We started off at the night before hot evening bite area with the fleet. We drove 20 miles to far before light. A code boat who had a later jump passed through that area at daylight and found some biting albacore. So the fleet slides up 20 miles. When we got up there we had time for a couple of stops before the door slammed shut. From then until we left, SLOW. We started to slide down. 20 miles later we're back where we started and we see the fish. 1 good stop, 3 short stops and 1 great stop later, we're headed down to the Island for some great yellowtail fishing and sun block wearing weather. Oh yeah, the weather today was just fine. Drew and the crew. July 14 Good afternoon viewers. We arrived at the dock early this morning and weighed up jackpot. 1st was Tim Ryan with a 36.6 albacore. Second was Kirk Kirkpatrick with his 34.6 pounder and bringing up third was Dennis Mc Neely with one at 33.6. We are now rolling down in beautiful much overdue sunny weather. We have a full load of fantastic sardine and passengers eager to use them. I'm just sitting in the wheelhouse starring at my water charts and listening to my code boats trying to figure out where to be tomorrow. We're going to start somewhere offshore tuna fishing. The reports don't sound to great so we might have to do some fishing tomorrow and try and relocate these albacore. The weather forecast looks great so we have that going for us. It's almost seminar time and shortly there after dinner time.
We are continuing to see impressive schools. It seems everyday we are getting better responses out of them. Our last trip we had a good opportunity on the 60-90 pound fish, keeping 1 to 5 fish hooked for the better part of 4 hours. Getting a bite wasn’t the hard part but because we were forced to use our “finesse” gear we had to work very hard to land them. Hopefully the trend continues !
Captain Mike Pritchard checked in tonight with an update from the Tribute out of Seaforth Sportfishing in Mission Bay. We had a nice day of fishing for our group of 33 passengers today. We caught 4 Bluefin and 165 yellowtail (mexican limits). We had to go almost 80 miles to go get some today. We go again tonight.
Today was awesome. We woke up drifting catching fish and that's about what we did until dark. I'm not kidding you. We moved the boat just a handful of times but never for more then 10 minutes. It was drifting with always at least one on the hook. In the morning until after lunch it was mostly bluefin in the 30-45 pound range with the occasional 60-80 pounder. I have to tell you that that's a much more manageable grade. It's a much better fish to start off on than those 60-80 pounders. Don't get me wrong, you know I love catching those beauts but they make a much better cherry than ice cream if you know what I mean. We had that kind of day where if we catch them tomorrow it will be the cherry on top. The rest of the day we got into yellowfin tuna mode and it was game on for those fish. Tommy decided to save our sardine on board it being they were feeding on the anchovy that went over the side so that's what we used. Chovy baby. I can't ever remember fishing anchovy for tuna on this boat. I have to go back to my mission bay days to remember that but I didn't forget how to do it. I wrote this in the beginning of the season and I'll write about it again. If you're coming on a future trip, please remember to bring the lost art of anchovy fishing skills. A big part of that is an anchovy rod and reel. Something light that's meant for 20-25 pound test with a nice free spool to help you toss those anchovies away from the boat. I hate to say it but if that means you need to bring your coffee grinder so be it.
The weather is still good! Man I hope this can hold up for at least my buds on the upcoming Heil 5 day trip leaving the day after tomorrow. We're staying put right here for our last day fishing tomorrow. We're hoping we can get more of the 60-80 pounders tomorrow but we will be stoked with the 30-45's as well.
Good evening Polaris Supreme family. Today was our first full day of fishing at the tuna grounds. We got here about 0800 and went straight into wahoo mode. The skinny's didn't wait too long to show themselves. Getting a troll fish here and there, they sure seemed to like the live bait when we stopped on the jig strikes. Things change from day to day, wherther it be bait, bombs raiders...this morning, live sardines looked to be the bait of choice. After tagging a few dozen of the toothy critters, we got anchored up and went into big tuna mode. Kites out, lines in the water, time to try and chum up the big boys. It wasn't too long before Chuck hooked into something real nice. On his first long trip, he wound up putting a 145 on the deck for a new personal best. The afternoon showed to be pretty slow which can be pretty typical. The guys fished hard though. Eventually the sharks got on us, but not too bad. Could be a lot worse. We hooked a couple more throughout the afternoon and lost them, but that's why they call it fishing, not catching. After snack time, Bill hooked into a cow that took him into sundown that he ended up losing right at color. That's just part of the game though, and we have many more days of fishing time. Shake it off and tomorrow is a new day. The guys all hit the rack right after Chef Mike's amazing veal chop dinner to recharge the batteries because 0400 is going to be coming pretty early. Speaking of that, it's time for me to do the same. Thanks for checking in, till tomorrow friends.
Jed and the Supreme crew
Alright everyone. As I promised, July 10th has come and we are now out for the summer/fall so be prepared for a wonderful trip report like I have always brought, every night now. After finishing a few things boat work style, and saying goodbye to the friends and family, we were ready to get out here for the long haul and that's just what we're doing.
We showed up bright and early, put on some gas, loaded the herms(passengers) and left for the bait receivers. We cant complain about the bait. A bit on the larger side so we don't get as many but it's nice and healthy so we know they won't die and we'll catch fish with them. Reports sound pretty good for the most part. Pretty good local action for the tunas with some better grade yellows showing up under the kelps. The medium range yellowfin schools disappeared in the last few days but we know they'll show up somewhere soon. You can still at least make a day of it yellowtailing at the islands, and the ridge and rocks produce steady numbers of tuna, tail, and wahoo. Speaking of wahoo, our 9 day in September has room. Don't miss the trip of a lifetime. Light load, lots of fish. Come on, come on, come on. Don't make me beg here.
Anyways we're going to start out fishing offshore tomorrow and I don't know why I say start out because we'll be doing it all day. We'll be hunting tuna and tails. Pretty good reports in the zone we'll be rolling through the last couple days and we'd like to get in on that. Tails and tuna baby, tails and tuna.
On a sad note, we don't have one of our soldiers out with us this trip and we're not sure how long we'll be missing him at the moment. Our dog Tommie "Gunny" Miles had some health issues he needed to handle. I'm not going to go into the details but he's doing better and we hope to have him back as soon as possible. Health comes first though. I'm sure he's reading so maybe shoot him out a little "get better Guns" on FB. We love you bud.
I'll check in tomorrow night and tell you all how things went for us. So sweet dreams and happy booking on the Polaris Supreme.
P.S. I still haven't figured out the spell check yet so I hope I'm not embarrassing myself.
Fishing reports for fraser island are updated each week, usually by Thursday morning. The reports are compiled by an outside contractor who receives the information from bait shops, marinas and fishing guides.