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San Diego regular Amanda Cervallos with 1 of the 213 yellowfin we landed today. Having your own pair of pliers definitely helps when we are in a hot and heavy bite.
So for the last few days, I was either too busy to write a report or just too tired. I knew these blogs wouldn't be making it out here until tomorrow anyway so I figured I would just do a 4 day report to explain the remainder of our trip down below so here it goes.
When I left off, the sharks backed off and allowed us to have a great afternoon and we were hoping the sharks would do the same thing they did last year after the first couple of days which is leave. That didn't happen. It was a sharky trip for sure. Brown Reef Sharks were in the picture for the remainder of the time we were down there. Sometimes they were relentless and we'd have to pull anchor and go trolling for wahoo and other times they would back off just enough to allow us to scratch at the tunas and then other times they would back off completely. They weren't tuna eaters though. They let us wind in what we hooked, but they loved our kite baits.
Anyways, we still had an excellent trip down there sharks or no sharks. There were a lot of windows of opportunity and there were some slow windows as well. There was almost always a window where we would get at least two cows before sunrise, and after that it never stayed consistent. If we didn't need to sleep it would've been convenient. I know we missed plenty of tuna bites in the dark hours through out the night but that's when we would sleep. Like I said though we had an excellent trip and here are the numbers to prove it.
130 yellowfin tuna and 60 wahoo for 8 guys for 6 days. 54 tuna kept. 11 over 200 lb's, 5 that may go when we weigh them on the dock scale, 6 between 170-180 and the rest were 100-150 pounds with much fish being in the 120-130 pound class. We also released 76 of those too! One release estimated to be around 200 pounds and several in the 150 pound range and like I said, many in the 120-130 pound range. Our largest was 240 and next in line was a 234 pounder kept.
Here are the team jackpot totals: 1st place goes to Charlie and Craig with 2 fish totaling 453 pounds. 2nd went to George and Scott with 2 totaling 414. George also had 5 tuna over 200 pounds by the way. One per day besides the last day. 3rd place went to the Jer-bear and JC with 399 pounds, and Brian and Bernie finished just behind them with 396 pounds. None of this is official. We still need to weigh them oin land.
And that's basically how fishing was down there. Here are some things that stand out to me while we were down there. First of all I'd like to talk about KC. I'm not saying he was scared, he just didn't seem too pumped on fighting one of these fish we call cows. He wasn't the first or fifth for that matter to jump on a spot on the kite for example when one was available. On the third day it couldn't be avoided. He got up on that kite and when he did this particular time he hooked a big one and he handled it as well as anyone. I mean he kicked that fishes @$$. He came to battle and he won. It taped out as a 193 pounder. After that it wasn't hard to get KC up on the kite when a spot was presented. It went from where the heck is KC, to him not leaving the rail at all.
I let Mark know the Raiders lost. I did it in a mean way too. His birthday was the 16th I believe, and Chef Mike baked him a cake and we all sang happy birthday and when it was over, I gave him my birthday present which is spilling the beans on lying about the Raiders beating the Chargers. Ha ha Mark.
The weather was a lot less steamy the last few days down there. It was still hot, but once the clouds went away it didn't feel like a sauna there anymore. Although myself and a few others got the worse case of burnt lips we ever had. I did it in a dumb way too. I knew I should go get my chap stick from my room on the first day down there but my lips did;t feel like they were getting chapped so I thought, because of the humidity my lips weren't drying out and I didn't need protection. Dumb, stupid and idiotic. My lips may not have dried out but they still got as burnt as ever.
So that's it. We now travel for a few days. The crew has plenty to do. Clean, clean clean and sleep. The passengers will be sleeping and celebrating a wonderful trip. We'll be trying to break up the ride on our last day of travel by looking for a dorado kelp but that's still not for a couple more days.
Friday, April 27th, 2012
Hello good friends and happy Friday to all of you. A short day for us as we only had a few minor jobs to wrap up. We completed the final sanding of the hull and with a slight change of plans to the inside bulwarks, we had to sand the entire inside of the boat but only the stern section from gate to gate. So now the entire outside of the hull, the inside of the bulwarks from the boarding gates aft, and spots forward of the gates are ready to go for the gloss coat. It only took us a couple of hours to square everything away and with a much needed freshwater rinse and cleaning up, our day was complete and we started the weekend off early. Also this morning, the propellers, shafts, and rudders were put back in and on Monday, the painters will be suiting up and applying the gloss coat. Man, what a fantastic day that will be. Not only for the boat but for us as well. Painting days mean very short days for the crew, so it's pretty much a three-day weekend for us and with the NBA Playoffs starting on Saturday, the weekend is going to be a good one. With that said, it's pretty much all downhill from here (knock on wood).
Our haul-out will be about half-complete with the major sanding and painting being finished on Monday. After that, it's on to the bait tank for our next painting project. We still have to sand our mahogany rails, drill and replace the zincs, and a few other jobs to complete and hopefully, we'll be back in the water sometime next week. It's a good thing we got into the boatyard early this year as it's starting to get a little bit crowded down there. Along with a couple of naval vessels, tug boats, commercial fishing boats and some private yachts, the long-range fleet is starting to make their way onto the blocks. With the Red Rooster III splashing down this morning after their stay at Knight & Carver, the Spirit of Adventure and Qualifier 105 were hauled out as well and the Searcher expected to be with us sometime in the next few days, it'll be nice to get back home and finish things up back at the docks. Just like our longer trips in the fall/winter, it's always a relief to arrive back to our slip at Fisherman's Landing. It's also special to tie back up to the docks because that means Mitch's Seafood for lunch a few days a week. Can't beat that.
Alrighty. Well, I hope all of you enjoyed this weeks reports and we'll be back at it on Monday with some photos our freshly painted boat. She's going to look really, really good. You'll see. Enjoy your weekend and we'll chat with you on Monday.
-Richie & Team Supreme-
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