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Friday, August 17th, 2012
What's good, people. There are two kinds of Sinclairs in this world, Upton and Matthew. We had both today. Our fishing was Upton Sinclair-style, real good, and we have Matthew Sinclair and his mustache to help us on deck this trip. We caught all of the major species today and we even got our bronze on. First of the season! You farmers and your tans were no match for the Baja sun that we soaked up today. It was hot and flat out here, check the pictures if you don't believe me. Polaris Supreme. Come to think of it, ever since I took my shirt off, the fish wouldn't stop jumping into the boat until I buttoned her back up at days end. Ouch. Anyhow, awesome fishing at the Ridge today and just when we thought it was all said and done, Tommy "Black Eyes" Miles found a kelp at five miles that kicked out all the flatheads we could handle. Never underestimate the blackhawk and his powerful vision. Oh yeah baby, I done told y'all once to get on our level and I don't like to repeat myself. Ronny and the boys are so pumped right now. Big yellowfin, big bluefin, small yellowfin, small bluefin, big dorado, small dorado, big yellowtail, and small yellowtail. Oh yeah, we even hooked a really nice striped marlin today too. Abbey Wombat (the U.S. womens soccer star) couldn't be more proud of us right now. God Bless America.
So what's the plan for tomorrow? I don't know, I'm just a deckhand but I'll ask the skipper ... skipper says it's a secret. Intriguing. We'll report back tomorrow.
Polaris Supreme update 07-30-2012 11:33 AM
Drew and the boys are doing it again. Wide open fishing on both Bluefin and Yellowfin in beautiful weather. They have been stopped most of the morning. Have a great day. Tommy
Good evening folks and welcome to the last July 31 of 2015 ever aboard the Polaris Supreme. The water we fished today just didn't have that right feel to it if you know what I mean. The whole set up changed since we were there 2 days ago. It was 2 degrees cooler for one thing. Maybe we weren't in the right zone , but I don't think so. I think things were off as far as the tuna and Dorado goes. We were finding bull kelp areas instead of nice bushy kelps and catching only dinker tuna. I only saw one tuna over 10 pounds today and 10 pounds was a lunker. Needless to say we let every single one of them go. So at 7:00 pm, it was looking like we were going to chalk this one up as a travel day. I was just about ready to shower. I mean I literally had all my clothes on the floor with the shower water running when I heard the call. "We have a real nice kelp up ahead". I thought about it and decided I better suit up again just in case and it was the right move. Easily the best kelp of the year. Until well after sunset things were busy and exciting aboard the Polaris Supreme. The whole boat was bit. Every single person. Wide open 14-25 pound yellowtails. It was good. 4 fish per rod that stop. Uh huh. Dinner was much more satisfying than it was flling like it was going to be.
Another reason dinner was so lovely would be a fella, my friend Herb Yamanaka. Very possibly the nicest man in the world. At least tied for the nicest man in the world. Every year he spends I don't even know how much time behind the lathe machine, making everyone on board an original wooden bowl or things like it, and they're wonderful. He works for the Oregon Ducks origination so go Ducks!!!
Tomorrow we'll be arriving to Cedros at about 7 in the am. We're going to plan on wind, and we're going to plan on some good tailing to go along with a good time.
Good evening from the bridge. Today was yet another great day out on the water in the yellowfin tuna zone. We were blessed again with some awesome weather. The crew always loves it when we can go up into the mast from 6 am till the sun drops to look for fish and only have to wear some light long sleeves at the most, even driving straight into the wind. The fishing was pretty good for most of the day today. We were getting on some descent schools this morning and scratching away. The grade was mixed again, some spots had the smaller 15-19 lbers and other brought in the same with some tuna up wards of 30 lbs so you can't complain about that. The entire afternoon was bird schools galore, but a lot of them were just not the right kind. A lot of birds on kelp paddy's and spots of Skipjack. Instead of hitting every little school and throwing a bunch of bait, we just kept her rolling till we found the right sundowner school. Rob was sure stoked we found that one since he was able to come in in the bottom of the 9th with his daily jackpot yellowfin of just about 30 lbs. Congrats to you Rob!! All and all we were please to add today into our books as a successful day out to sea.
Right about the time we called it a day, Chef David rang the dinner bell and sat us down for the evenings cuisine. As he was dishing out the sesame seed crusted seared Ahi (yes, only 24 hours old, as fresh as it comes, so eat your heart out tuna lovers), forikake seasoned steamed rice and snow peas, Robin bust busy popping corks on the wine of the evening. 2013 Justin Sauvignon Blanc was the flavor and it smelled really good! I believe he told me it was a New Zealand white wine, but it really went great with the "catch of the day". Dessert was a warm fresh peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream sending everyone to bed with nice full bellies once again.
And for Robins personal note of the day, he wants to let all of his friends know to make some room in the freezer for some amazing already packaged yellowfin tuna fillets. "I miss you all and want you to know this has been a truly amazing trip in all respects: a bit of heaven. 5 days and nights with the coolest people on the planet. The crew is off the chart and has been very accommodating".
Thanks so much again Robin and friends for making this trip just fun working for you guys!
So till this time tomorrow everyone, this is Jed signing off.
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