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I'm not sure how to write about today because I'm not sure how I feel about today. I'm definitely proud of us. We fished hard today. A lot of the boat was up before 4 trying to get a bite going and didn't let up till dark. Now that's some hardcore fishing right there.
We started in the last weeks hot spot. Us and 2 other boats. It didn't take long for the 2 other boats to leave the zone. They were both on the latter parts of there trips and needed to head north. We stuck it out as long as we could picking one here and one there along with a bounty of skipjack but most of the passengers stuck it out and stayed at the rail. Like I said, I'm proud of them. 3 hours and 30 fish later we gave up and headed to different grounds in a direction for a boat more fresh out on there trip. After lunch we arrived and again, I'm proud of these guys. Once again we were picking one tuna here and one tuna there along with more skipjack and small dorado but once again these guys kept at it and fished hard. Well the ratio got better and better until at the end it was pretty good fishing. The grade could've been one more notch up but it is what it is and we understand that.
We're on our way to try and make some mackerel and we'll be headed to cow town the following day. We're going to give it at least a day and give everyone on board an opportunity to catch a major cow tuna. Wish us luck.
Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
Hi friends. Well, our move paid off to go kelping out in right field. We hit a few kelps throughout the day and after weeding through the shaker yellowtail, we were rewarded with some quality yellowtail and dorado currently chilling in the RSW. The gang had themselves a real ball and we're hoping with the good weather forecasted, we'll be able to get on a few schools of tuna tomorrow and finish up the Joe Beck/Bob Vance trip with a bang. We're traveling up the line to hopefully drift up some squid later on tonight. Wish us luck and we'll chat with you tomorrow.
-The Supreme Team
Today was not a bad day at all. We tailed it. The yellowtail bit a little. We fished a fun little pinnacle rock most of today. Conditions weren't perfect for drifting today. For starters it was windy as heck here last night and yesterday. We didn't see any of that because we weren't here but we got some of the after effects of it. We had no wind at all yet we were rolling our pa toots off for the first couple hours of the morning. Because we had no wind we were drifting with the current so it made fishing that spot difficult. The fish wanted to be right on the edge of it and we would end up drifting right on top of the pinnacle and we were losing a lot of the fish we would hook. The simple solution would be to anchor up off the edge but we tried that and the fish wouldn't bite on the anchor. So it was really good fishing but landing them was tough but we were still able to land plenty.
After lunch things straightened out and we were able to make a few good drifts but then I watched the entire school on my meter swim to the deeps and vanish. After that we couldn't find the fish on that spot anymore. They swam away. So we looked else where and we were unsuccessful at finding any more yellers. That was fine though. We still caught plenty today. It was a good day.
Tomorrow we're going to finish the trip off looking to top off on dorado. If we can get it done early enough we may have some time to try for some more yellows. Otherwise we'll just be rolling on home after wards.
"It was really good fishing wahoo at the bank," said Rothery at the sales. "We stayed there two days and then went in to the southern banks where the big fish were." All the big fish (there were 13 tuna over 200 pounds weighed on the certified scales at Fisherman's) came from the southern banks. There were just as many from 100 to 200 pounds as there were cows, and those were found in both spots. "The Baja tuna were real steady biters," said Rothery. "There were lots of ‚Дтem around, we could see ‚Дтem at the surface and on the meter most of the time." Research biologist Chugey Sepulveda got the big one, related his pal and fellow biologist Scott ("Scootch") Aalbers of San Diego. Chugey wasn't able to be at the weigh-in. The fish weighed 306.2 pounds. Chugey had two more cows, at 220 and 201 pounds. "Scootch" said Chugey got the big one and the others on one of the boat's heavy rigs and the kite. He used two sardines on 6/0 Mustad 7691 hooks, tied to 130-pound P-Line and 130-pound Izorline Spectra, on a Tiagra 50 W reel and a Calstar 655 XXH rod. "He got it on the next to the last day," said Scootch, "about four p.m. He fought it for an hour and 15 minutes, and it wrapped him around the anchor line about 15 times. The crew helped out a lot with the fork." Tom Bass of Newport Beach won second place for a 274.8-pound tuna. He also had a 232 and a 206-pound yellowfin. Tom said he got his fish on a sardine and an 8/0 Eagle Claw hook, pm 100-pound Blackwater fluorocarbon leader of 15 feet, tied to 130-pound Izor Spectra on a Tiagra 50 reel and a Calstar 6460 XXH rod. Hack Bernstein of Valencia bagged a 269.6-pounder. He fished a sardine on an 8/0 Eagle Claw hook tied to 130-pound P-Line and 130-pound Izor Spectra on a boat rig: Tiagra 50 reel and a Calstar 655 XXH rod. Pat Jaeger of Bishop posed with his daughter Maggie, three, and the 268-pound tuna he got with a double sardine rig on the kite. He said he used 100-pound P-Line and 130-pound Izor Spectra on a Penn 50 W reel and a Baja Boomer rod. Ryan Gillette of Orange was another who used a double trouble sardine rig on the boat's rod and reel to take a 246-pounder. Robert Kalatschan found a brace of cows, at 226 and 213 pounds. There were two more cows that appeared at the scales without tags, said Susan Rothery. One weighed 214 pounds and the other went 202.
Unfortunate the weather made it very difficult to work yesterday but we did manage to get in a couple good opportunities. It the morning we got on a school of bluefin tuna right way and where able to drift for a few hours keeping multiple fish hooked. In the afternoon we found a new area of yellowfin tuna that looked very encouraging and we got a couple good chances at those as well. The weather is forecasted to be good for the next week so hopefully we can continue to get on them !!
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