Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
Good afternoon. Boatwork is progressing nicely. Wrenches have been thrown, flashlights have been chucked, and the curse words have been flowing like the beer flows like wine in a little place called Assssssspppen. I personally have never heard quite so many variations of the F word in my short life. That's boatwork, though. It's like beating your head against a wall for a... month but somehow, after you think that you can't take anymore of a bashing, a beautiful new wall comes about and we're happy again. Yay!
Sorry for the rant but we're in the middle of repainting the generators and main engines and that isn't an easy task. A lot of prep work and scrubbing crud with a toothbrush, literally, but if they come out as good as Jed's compressors and motors came out, we are going to have the prettiest engine room in the fleet.
With our Coast Guard inspection on Friday, we decided to bring the reinforcements in and his name is Mark. I snapped a really awesome photo of Mark on a short break that I can't wait to share. It's like they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, and this particular photo says it all without saying a word. I promise, I'll get those photos up soon.
Anyhow, I don't mean to vent but I truly wanted to give everyone a glimpse into what goes into maintaining a vessel such as the Polaris Supreme. A lot of blood, sweat, tears (we cry tears of joy at days end), and curse words go into loving our beloved boat but we truly do love her because she loves us when we show her love. Let me tell you, we are showing her a lot of love and it's on the inside, and that's true love - it runs deeper than the eye can see.
Bye now. Keep on the watch for some photos.
- The Supreme Lovers of the Polaris Supreme
May 25, 2023 wi Fishing Report
Captain Ryan Bostian checked in tonight with an update from the San Diego. Today we had 35 anglers catch 9 Bluefin Tuna and 1 Yellowfin Tuna. We are going to stick with offshore fishing thru at least Saturday. We are keeping close tabs on the Coronado Islands but as of today the islands have been slow. Tuna fishing has been far from wide open but we believe the potential for a big hit is there. Fishing changes very fast. Don’t be a part of the “Day after” crowd. Pick a day, Pick a boat and go. No Passports required for offshore fishing.
May 24, 2023 wi Fishing Report
Skipper Drew Henderson took a look at the San Benitos Islands on a four-day Polaris Supreme trip with 24 anglers. He arrived in the afternoon to find fair to good fishing and some seals that were hungry but not ravenous. He said his anglers got yellowtail there up to 30 pounds. Next day he fished at Cedros Island.
"We got 80 big ones there," he said, "at the South End."
Eric Thomas of Palmdale won first place for a 46.8-pound yellowtail. He bagged it with a sardine on a 5/0 Eagle Claw hook and 50-pound Big Game Line. Thomas fished with a Trinidad 40 reel and a Calstar 6460 H rod. He said he got the big ‚Дтtail in 15 minutes.
Shannon Nutt of Palmdale was second for a 37.8-pounder, and Edward Agadjanian of Glendale, home of Newell reels, said he used a Newell reel to take his third place 34.8-pound yellowtail.
May 22, 2023 wi Fishing Report
Nothing to report on Oct. 13. More of the same. Though it was our last day so the cocktail hour was to a minimum. We arrived to our destination around 1:30 in the am Tuesday morning. We did a tour for flying fish (to use as bait) but we only caught a few. We kicked the anchor over and most of us got a couple more hours of sleep. Everyone got up at 0400 hours and got to work. Some faster than others. When I woke up George was the only one in the water so I thought I'd give him a hand. I threw a sinker on a rig and dropped down a sardine and 5 minutes later we had our first tuna aboard. About an 80 pounder. It was our sashimi fish. After that there was a whole lot of good shark and small tuna fishing going down so again during a time when no one was in the water (due to having to retie because of shark teeth), I dropped another bait down, this time on the rod Mark likes to call the OJ (no one knows why), and about 20-30 minutes later we had a 196 pounder aboard. While that was going on George got hooked up and brought a 218 pounder over the rail. It wasn't even light out yet. After that the sharks fully took over. It was pretty much unfishable so we didn't give it much time, we pulled anchor and got to trolling and for the next 8 hours or so it was steady striking on the wahoos. Damn. We caught about 5 per angler so I'd call that good for sure. For the last few hours we got steady strikes on one of this groups favorite fishing methods, trolling the yummy fliers. We caught a lot of tuna today on those and on the marauders and some on bait. They were all mostly in the 120 pound range.
The weather today sure was interesting. The wind never had much strength but it couldn't pick a direction. One minute it was coming out of the northeast, and the next it was coming out of the west. It did that all day so for that and the sharkies giving us grief we never tried another anchor job today and we're spending the night adrift. It also rained a whole lot this evening. I'd say it was raining cats and dogs when I went to bed but it's cleared up now at 0100 hour as I write this on my watch. One more hour and I'm going back to bed until 5 when we'll all be going back into battle. Hopefully tomorrow these dang sharks leave us alone.
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