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|🗺️ Location||LAKE SAM RAYBURN|
|⏰ Fast Updates||Every day|
|🐟 Species||All Species|
|🗓️ Next Update||Tomorrow|
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As I write this, it's the morning of the 14th. When I was awakened for my watch and day at 3:05 this morning I couldn't tell if we were running or if we were anchored up in the bay. You can't really hear the engines from where I sleep but I couldn't tell from the ride because it was so nice going up last night. I seriously asked Tommy as he was still up reading.
The fishing slowed down for us today as fishing does from time to time. The bluefin didn't bite as well this morning nor did the yellowfin. There was still yellowfin to catch this morning and there were some good scores had in the afternoon away from the bluefin zone but we caught enough yellowfin yesterday and hung out in the bluefin zone for a chance at some more of those trophies in the afternoon/evening. We still had a decent morning. I mean we still caught 14 nice bluefin and some yellowfin, but the bf's never made it back around for the afternoon snack fest. We had a great trip and will be off loading a nice catch tomorrow morning at 6:00 and turning right back around shortly after that for 5 days.
One thing I forgot to mention yesterday was the amount of these toad bluefin being caught on jigs. More then I have ever seen ratio wise but that could also be because more people were doing it but that could be because it was working well. The shimano butterfly jig is the jig that caught most of our jig fish. But that could be because that's what most people were using but that could be because it was working so well. And 90+ percent of those were caught on the sink. No retrieve necessary except to bring it up to sink back down. They loved it. So if I were coming out this year I would throw a couple of those in my box.
PS- Shimano gave me nothing to write that last paragraph. It just worked.
Started where we found fish yesterday, it had slid up and out. Found big Bluefin right away, hooked one and lost is 15' from the gaff. Chased Yellowfin most of the day, managed only 2, but we were happy to capture those. Offshore again tommorrow and it's a new day!!
Slow morning, strong afternoon was how the fishing went down today. We had 2 fish by lunch time and I was feeling the pressure. Thankfully at noon the sonar went boom boom and we went sideways for a few hours. Let me try and give you a picture of how things looked out here. The fishing was wide open on a mixed school of skipjack and yellowfin. We had 23 passengers and basically 23 rent rods. Chaos out here on the Polaris Supreme. And by chaos I mean fun, fun, fun. At any given time we had half the passengers with fish on while the other half were tying on hooks. It was pretty funny looking at 12 people at a time in the center of the boat tying on hooks. Usually our customers have 10+ rods with hooks on them ready to go but all our anglers had one.
Here is how I describe stand up tuna fishing. It's not like freshwater angling. Freshwater angling is more like an art. It can be very peaceful and relaxing. You use light tackle and finesse. With stand up tuna fishing, we can hook 24 fish at one time with every fish swimming a different direction with every crew member screaming out directions. Gaffs are flying, reels are screaming and lines are snapping and it's some of the funnest $%^& in the world. That's what today made me want to write. We had a good time.
We're on our way in already and we leave again tomorrow for 8 days. See you then.
Fishing is very technical now. Lots of Tuna but mainly being hooked with a well placed cast in a Tuna foamer.
They are mainly biting surface lures.
Colt sniper stick baits
Colt sniper jigs
Tady 45 or Salas 7x surface irons
Be ready to cast and be ready for action.
Fishing reports for lake sam rayburn 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.