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Monday, August 1st, 2011
Hi friends and happy August to all of you. Our ride last night was a little bit sloppy and we made horrible speed but we checked out a couple of coastal spots anyways. They were dry but we gave it a look and the call was made to break down the gear for the final clean-up. Throughout the day, our ride progressively changed for the better but as of 1900 hours this evening, we're bouncing around a little bit. Nonetheless, the gang are downstairs enjoying their final meal aboard the 2011 Tom Chaparro/Stern Hogs five day trip. We're still making less than normal speed and we'll hopefully make up some speed up the line so that we arrive to Fisherman's Landing on-time tomorrow morning at 0700 hours.
For this evening's report, we'd like to shine the spotlight on Tom Chaparro. As I said last night, this year was his fourteenth year chartering the Polaris Supreme and for the last five years that I've been involved with the Supreme, I feel that I can sum up Tom pretty well and it's pretty simple - Tom Chaparro is the man. Not only being an outstanding fisherman, Tom makes sure that everyone on-board his trip has a great time and does it the right way, the Polaris Supreme way and nobody knows that way better than Tom. It's just Tom's vibe that makes his trip special. Yes, he wants to catch fish more than anybody on the vessel but he still wants people to do things the right way and have an outstanding time. Tom makes you feel like you've been riding his charter since day one, he gives you the respect that he wants back in return and in this day, that is hard to find in some people. Most of Tom's charters are familiar faces year in and year out, and that is a tell-tale sign of Tom's desire for fishing and his desire to make sure that everyone on-board is happy. I could go on for paragraphs about Tom but all I can say is come find out for yourself. His sister Mary is one of the sweetest people you could meet and we were sorry that Tom's son, Thomas, couldn't make it this year. Get well man and we'll see you next year.
So that's all. It's dinner time and like I said, we're trying for a 0700 ETA. Tomorrow, the gang will be departing on the Prigmore four day adventure so look for Tommy's reports to continue tomorrow evening. Take care.
Sunday, July 31st, 2011
Hi friends. We completed our tour of Yellowtail Land this evening the same way that we started this morning by landing a couple of lunkers in the 30 lb. range. Our time in the middle of our day was spent chasing breezers and color spots of Yellowtail with decent success and the size of these fish wasn't bad either with most being in the 15-18 lb. class. We would occasionally hook them on the surface jig's and yo-yo iron's but it was mostly a bait fishery. Fly-lined sardines on 30 lb. test was working with great success and our two days down here at the Yellowtail Grounds was a fine stay once again. Our weather today was awesome with the exception of a little afternoon breeze and the weather we're currently in now as I type this report. We're rockin' and rollin' up the line and depending on our speed, we'll see if we can get a couple hours of coastal fishing time in tomorrow. We'll see.
After Chef Schooler kicked out a Yellowtail dinner with his Polaris Supreme famous lemon-butter-caper sauce, charter-master Tom Chaparro extended his gratitude for 14 years of quality service by teaming up with Herb Yamanaka and presenting the crew with some of Herb's handmade exotic mahogany bowls/pepper grinders and University of Oregon merchandise. We say thank you to Tom and also a big thanks goes out to Herb. Herb normally fishes on Lon Mikkelsen's Ocean Tackle Research ten day trip in the fall but decided to hop on with Mr. Chaparro and his exceptional group. Herb took countless hours of footage on last year's ten day and made an awesome video from last year's OTR trip that is currently on our website and Herb is flat-out one of the nicest guys you will ever meet and we issue many thanks to him. He also tells Donna that he loves you and go Ducks.
Also, Joe Gigliotti, who has been riding with Tom since the beginning of his charter, has an Accurate sponsored 8-day trip leaving October 15th returning October 23rd, limited to 20 anglers, and he's informed me that there are some openings on it. This time slot is prime time Alijos Rocks and Ridge fishing for tuna and wahoo and Joe will have plenty of goodies to hand out as well. Joe is a super cool cat and if you'd like to come join up with him and Accurate, give Susan a call at 619-390-7890 and let's get in on some limited load, early Fall action at it's finest.
So that is all. As I've said before, our weather isn't ideal but we're doing just fine and not rollin' around too much. We'll hopefully get in some fishing time tomorrow and we'll check in with you tomorrow as well. Wish us luck and have a great start to the work week.
Saturday, July 30th, 2011
Hey folks. Yellowtail fishing was limits today on The Polaris Supreme. We a steller start in the morning a lull to allow everyone a chance to get rested Then back at it in the afternoon. There wasn't a whole lot of times during the day that we weren't pulling on 'tails. Our grade of fish is still very nice with a few 40 pounders to round out our day in style. We caught them using all of the methods that we employ while fishing for Yellowtail and we're hoping for a repeat tomorrow, at the least. We're hanging out in the "premium zone" where we'll hope for a some big ones in the morning. That is our plan for now, Chappy and the gang are having a simply splendid time, and Garth Kubeldis is currently in the lead for the Lizard-fish jackpot (woo-hoo). We're enjoying the goregous weather and we'll be giving it a go bright and early tomorrow morning. Wish us luck and we'll chat with y'all tomorrow.
Friday, July 29th, 2011
Hi friends. Windy offshore conditions made for a tough day but we managed to piece together a couple stops for Bluefin, Yellowfin, Yellowtail, and a couple handful's of Dorado as well. With the kelp paddy scene starting to take shape, we're excited about future ventures down this way. Throughout the day, we continued our southerly trek down to the Yellowtail grounds and we'll be fishing before the sun even rises. As a matter of fact, as of 0458 this morning, Chappy has already boated two 'tails on the dropper loop. We're off to a good start. Wish us luck and happy Friday.
P.S. To Donna - Herb says he loves and misses you and I say - Hello Donna. The Oak floors are going to look marvelous, keep up the good work! Take care.
Thursday, July 28th, 2011
Good evening friends. We arrived at 0700 this morning to unload the Costello group and their catch of beautiful Yellowtail, Bluefin, Yellowfin, Calico Bass, Vermilion Rockfish, Lingcod, and the token White Seabass. Once our turn-around chores were completed, we brought aboard Tom and Mary Chaparro for their annual Stern Hogs five day limited load charter. They've brought along quite a few familiar faces with them, except they forgot "Little Chappy", but we're looking forward to catching up with the crew on-board and catching fish. Our bait is looking OK and we'll be monitoring the situation overnight to ensure that we have healthy bait. When all of the loading, eating, rigging, napping, and seminars were complete, the gang feasted on Prime Rib and hit the racks to prepare for the activities we have planned for them tomorrow.
For tomorrow, we'll be giving the offshore scene a try with the hopes of locating some Yellowfin and Bluefin. If a kelp paddy happens to pop up, we'll try those too as there has been some kelps kicking out some nice Yellowtail. So that is our plan, the weather is quite nice, and we'll get things rolling tomorrow morning. Wish us luck.
Good evening everyone, we're back!!!! After 2 months of grueling boat work we are back on the water and couldn't be happier. What's new with the crew? Not much with most of the guys. Jed got his captains license. That's big news. And I had a beautiful baby daughter in April. That's big news too. Mark's the same enjoyable goofball, Gunny's the same fish hunting fellow. Schoolers still dishing out tasty meals and Gringo is back helping him out. We also have some new crew members joining the supreme team this year.
We departed this evening on a 1 1/2 day trip. We are pleased with the bait we got because we lucked out and got a tank of sardine to go with a couple tanks of usable anchovy if need be. Hopefully it will be because we run out of sardine with all the fish we catch. The reports are fishy. There's yellowfin and bluefin and yellowtail to catch if you find the right schools that want to bite and those are the schools we'll be looking for all day long tomorrow. Weather reports are calling for some wind tomorrow but they downsized there forecast from this morning so hopefully it won't be too bad. Time will tell.
Right now we're wrapping up our prime rib dinner and will be going to bed soon so we're all rested up for our big day tomorrow. Sweet dreams and goodnight.
Thursday, September 8th, 2011
Hi friends. We arrived in this morning from our annual Blue-White 5-day and said goodbye to Robin Gledhill and the gang. We can't say enough about the boys, they are one cool group of guys and they just flat out get it. Having a good time on the boat is a given, provide some good entertainment, a family atmosphere, and some of the best wine you can find on the west coast. Mix that with the added bonus of stellar fishing and you have the 2011 Blue-White trip. Phenomenal fishing for the guys and they went home stoked. We say thanks to the gang and we'll see you again next year.
We'll be at the docks for a few hours and then we'll be departing for a 1.5 day trip. Fishing is getting good in the old area so we'll be racing down there this evening. Wish us luck and we'll chat with you tomorrow.
Wednesday, September 7th, 2011
Hi friends. Plain and simple, the dynamics of the water conditions where we've been having great days on this tuna for the past couple of weeks has changed. The schools that were so abundant not twenty-four hours ago were nowhere to be found and we drove around all day for not a whole lot. Amazing how things can change so quickly around here and it's going to be interesting where these fish pop up next. Anyhow, with our limited time frame to try and locate something, we looked at a couple areas that looked good as far as water temperature but we never saw any life and struck out today. At 1030 hours, we made the call to break down the gear, serve lunch, and prepare for the journey home.
So that is all. The 2011 Blue-White trip is in the books and what a great trip it turned out to be. We thank Mr. Robin Gledhill for putting together quite the cast of characters and just creating a fun-loving atmosphere that is truly one-of-a-kind. An excellent charter for us to have on-board the Polaris Supreme and we look forward to seeing everyone next year. With that, our weather is great and we'll be arriving to the docks sometime around 0730 tomorrow morning. We'll be departing the same evening for a 1.5 day trip so look for reports to resume on Friday. Take care.
Tuesday, September 6th, 2011
Hello everybody. Top to bottom, a fine day of Yellowtail fishing for us on the Supreme today. Our hunt for some premium grade 'tails in the very early morning was unsuccessful but we managed to get a few once the sun was above the horizon. There was a good amount of fish but not enough action to keep us there so made a quick tour around to a different area and in the afternoon time, the Yellows got with the program and bit very well for us. Sonar schools and meter marks were what we located and once the bait/jigs hit the water, it was game on for 18-25 lbers. Just an awesome grade of fish to pull on. Surface iron fishing was hot today as the "Big Banana" was tossed around and handed off to many individuals who were willing to take their chances at wrestling a Yellowtail on a 9'3" Ulua. The weather? Excellent bronzing conditions, just how we like it.
So with all the fun in the sun we were having, we had to bail from the Yellowtail grounds at 1700 hours to make it back up to the tuna grounds. We'll be there at first light tomorrow morning and our traveling weather is calm and clear. We're hoping to finish off with some tuna for the couple of hours of fishing we have tomorrow. Wish us luck and we'll chat with you tomorrow.
Monday, September 5th, 2011
Hi friends. Another fine day of offshore fishing today for Yellowfin tuna with a sprinkling of Bluefin and Dorado for a little added color to the wells. We never had a long stop where we plunked away for hours but the fish charged the boat with reckless abandon when we did get a school located and we enjoyed ourselves a very nice day of fishing. They weren't quite eating the trolling rigs on the corner but they were biting the Sardines just fine. What made today a little bit better was the wind that has been hammering the fleet for the better part of a week started to subside and it was a pretty enjoyable day on the weather front as well. Needless to say, we have plenty of tuna for two days of fishing and in-turn, we have plenty for the galley to make all the sashimi goodies that they so expertly prepare. To say the Blue-White group, along with the crew, are stoked is an understatement. Hopefully, we can keep the good times rollin'.
At around 1500 hours, we pointed the Supreme on a southerly course to go try our hand at some Yellowtail fishing. The area we'll be trying will be exclusively for "bigguns" and we'll be there in the dark of the morning to drop some dropper loops on them. The gang is downstairs enjoying wine, cocktails, and most importantly, fillet mignon and lobster tails. We'll chat with you tomorrow and have a fine evening.
Sunday, September 4th, 2011
Hi friends. First day of the 2011 Blue-White 5-day trip was a great success. Our morning was a couple of blind jig strikes for a handful of Yellowfin and for the most part, it was a slow morning. Then, just before lunch, we got on a nice school that bit nails to start out and slowly backed off to one every now and then. When the dust had settled and ordered was restored from the chaos that had ensued, the fish settled into us and we started "plunking" away at a steady pace until Chef Schooler kicked out the carne asada tacos and we went dry for awhile. After lunch, for whatever reason, we hooked one. Then two. Then three. Then four and so on. This is how fishing would be for another few hours on the drift, we would keep one or two hooked and then we would keep four to five going for a bit and back to ones and twos. Just classic plunker fishing for Yellowfin, Bluefin, and Dorado.
The stop was the perfect pace for the gang and by the time we left our glory school and went to go find something fresh, we had a lack of rail participation as the group was either napping, showering, or enjoying cocktails in the galley. These guys know what good times are all about. Catch some fish - relax, enjoy the company of one another and enjoy a key lime margarita. Although we were bummed that we couldn't locate another school, the gang couldn't have cared less. They had a great time today and along with the ibuprofen, the wine was a flowing for the prime rib feast. Sniff-sniff. Sip-sip as they say.
So that's it. We're on the "sack" and we'll be giving the area a try tomorrow for a bit before we bail out to do some Yellowtail fishing. Our weather is still a bit windy but is forecasted to come down. We'll see. Wish us luck, have a happy Labor Day, and we'll report back to you tomorrow.
Saturday, September 3rd, 2011
Good evening everyone. The galley has been cleaned up, the Sinatra has been turned off, and the wine glasses have been washed and put away until tomorrow night. The Blue/White gang are tucked away in bed in anticipation to do battle with some Bluefin and Yellowfin tomorrow for our first day of fishing. Things are looking good as reports sound encouraging so Robin and company are itching to get after it and kick off the 2011 Blue and White 5-day trip. Before all of the festivities began today, we said good-bye to Mr. Garry Roberts and the gang from our 9-day trip.
We arrived this morning at 0700 and unloaded our colorful catch of various species. Big fish winners go as followed: Dave "Knucklehead" Rouse - 47.4 lb. Wahoo, Steve "Curls" Pistone - 43.4 lb. 'hoo, Mike Grella - 43.2 lb. 'hoo. Congrats gang. Special mention goes to Garry Roberts' Gold Spotted Sand Bass, which apparently weighed in .2 lbs. of tying the world record, word on the dock says. Good going, Garry. It truly was eye-opening seeing all the carts of fish wheeled up to the top of the docks. What variety of fish we had and that's what this 9-day is all about. Our target is big tuna and wahoo but there are plenty of other species that we target and catch on this trip as well. Our species list this year included Yellowfin tuna, Bluefin tuna, Wahoo, Dorado, Pargo, Yellowtail, Gold Spotted Sand Bass, Sheephead, Grouper, Amberjack, and we even released a Black Sea Bass. All types of species to catch and what table fare they will be for the gang. We say thank you to Garry and the entire group for being a pleasure to spend nine days on a ninety foot boat with, quite the mix of people to share the rail with. So once again, thank you and we'll see everyone next year.
So that is all. Our bait is looking good, the weather rolling down is fine, and we're hoping to get on some tuna schools tomorrow. Wish us luck and have a happy Labor Day weekend. Stay alive, don't drink and drive.
Capt Matt and the boys are engaged with a school of bluefin. They currently have 7 on deck and few more hanging. The fish they have landed so far are 25-35 lbs. I’m sure the big boys are watching and waiting for their opportunity to bite someone’s light line. Come prepared with a 25 lb setup a 40 lb setup and a setup capable of landing a fish over 100 lbs. the variety of available fish sizes creates a bit of a pickle but trust me when I tell you. You want to use heavier than needed equipment rather than the opposite.
Friday, May 4th, 2012
Hi friends. Sorry about the lack of reports lately. We've been off the past couple of days as the weather put a delay in our final coat of gloss on the hull and with a break in the weather yesterday, the final coat was applied and it looks terrific. You can shave by looking at the boat and seeing yourself in the reflection. I'll send some photos when all the scaffolding is broken down and trucked away to show you some good shots at how good it looks. As for today, we proceeded back tour normal schedule of 0700 to 1600 hours and we're back to grinding and sanding. Our final major paint projects include the "bus stop", engine room hatch, bait tank and throwing new rock and painting the deck. With all hope, we should be back in the water sometime next week. Cross your fingers!
So that is all. Seeing that we've had the past couple of days off, we'll be working tomorrow to get everything set up to have the Strontium coat applied on monday to the bait tank, bus stop, and engine room access hatch. Hopefully, it won't be too long of day and we'll be able to arrive home in time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. We'll chat with you sometime in the next couple of days and enjoy your weekend.
-Richie & Team Supreme
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