eufaula Fishing Report 2024

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June 21, 2024 eufaula Fishing Report

11 Yellowfin & 145 Yellowtail. Steady November kelping, plenty of action.

June 20, 2024 eufaula Fishing Report

The guys are out at the islands with just 11 anglers this morning. They have 30+ yellowtail so far with lots of fishing time left. Capt Matt suggests a 20 or 25 lb bait rod a 40 lb yo-yo rod and your favorite jigstick and bass rod.

June 19, 2024 eufaula Fishing Report

Tom Rothery docked his Polaris Supreme July 18 after an eight-day trip with 16 anglers aboard. His group found some good fishing at Alijos Rocks and Alijos Bank.
"Yesterday we had good fishing on wahoo in the morning," he wrote Sunday July 15, "and excellent fishing on tuna in the afternoon. The average weight on the tuna ranged from 45 to 70 pounds. Our weather is still good. Chef Tommy put out some great meals again. Lunch yesterday was yellowtail served over fresh spinach, surrounded by black beans with a spicy avocado cilantro sauce. And dinner was Cornish game hens topped with a spicy apricot sauce on wild rice with grilled asparagus on the side.
"Fishing this morning has started off again with wahoo biting and this afternoon we will fish the tuna again. We still have some open spots on Sept. 8th an 8-day trip, if you want to come get some of these wahoo. Give Susan a call at 619-390-7890."
Boat builder Harold Davis fished on the trip. "It was a great group," said Harold, "and we had four guys who had been skippers on the Bongos boats in Newport Beach. The whole group was good fishermen; we didn't have many tangles or much shoulder bumping. We had excellent food, too, like prime rib, rack of lamb, Ahi steaks with wasabi. My best fish was a yellowfin tuna, but I got some wahoo on bombs; purple bombs."
Zander Rodriguez of Loveland, CO made his first long range trip with the group. Zander is entering the University of Colorado this fall as a baseball pitcher, at age 18. He also plays golf. He had the second-best yellowtail at 44.2 pounds, a wahoo, and also got a white seabass on the 13 Spot.
Skipper Rothery weighed the best fish on the certified scales at Fisherman's Landing. Daniel McCaffery of Norco won first place for a 60.8-pound yellowfin tuna. He said he fished a sardine on a 2/0 Super Mutu hook. He used 40-pound Big Game line on a TLD 20 reel and a seven-foot glass Calstar rod.

Bob Wolfson of Dana Point was second, for a 56.4-pound tuna, and Harold Davis, the boat builder from Morro Bay, won third place for his 52.4-pound Alijos yellowfin tuna.

June 18, 2024 eufaula Fishing Report

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Hi friends. Same type of scenario today just as it was yesterday; we saw tuna everywhere but could only scratch up some fish on the troll throughout the day and our weather was hot, humid, and sunny. Hard to get a fish to eat a bait with a hook in it today and it was also hard to not sweat off all of our sunscreen on our faces. Like I said, it was a difficult day as we had to troll up most of our catch with the exception of a few handfuls of quality yellowtail on the yo-yo jigs and dropper loops on one of our many anchor jobs. Maybe these fish will get with the program and bite but we won't be around to see it as we have to start making our way up the line. We'll do a little fishing on the way up tomorrow and we'll probably give it a full day on the local tuna grounds on Friday. Our weather is just dandy and we're enjoying our traveling at the moment. We'll report back to you tomorrow.

Before I go, a couple of things I'd like to address. First, Mark finally had himself some good ole' fashioned hardhat time today for being a humongous dork while winding in a yo-yo iron. Second, we'd like to issue a congrats to our good buddy and former Polaris Supreme family member Derek Waldman. Derek ran his first trip as master of the Red Rooster III and had himself a very solid first trip. For those of you who don't remember, Derek is a solid dude and has one of the biggest hearts a person could have and we're thrilled for him. Good job, Derek. Here's to many more.

 

Peace.

-The Supreme Team

June 17, 2024 eufaula Fishing Report

OTR Big Fish Wts. Greg Koonce - 379.8 lbs. and 199.4 lbs. Lon Mikkelsen - 293.4 lbs. John Esler - 280 lbs. James Zeder - 248.4 lbs. Craig Heberer - 232.6 lbs. Johnathan Musman - 227.8 lbs. Matt Kiesse - 225.4 lbs. Clint Campbell - 220.6 lbs. Ben Meyer - 219.6 lbs. Wednesday, November 17th, 2010.

 

 

 

Hello everyone. The gear is broken down, the engine room is spotless, the rails have been stripped of old teak oil, and the boat has been scrubbed from anchor to transom. Before all of that, we did have some time to catch a couple of yellowtail, some vermilion rock fish, some lingcod, and one nice cow cod. Now that we're heading up the line, due to arrive to the docks at approximately 6:00 am, we have some time to reflect on the OTR 10 day trip. We started the trip with a bang, having two days of some of the best fishing for cow yellowfin that one could ask for, we had an amazing dorado bite off a kelp, and we even managed to put together a score on some yellowtail. Pretty much the only thing missing was a nice whack on the wahoo, but we can't make them bite and if the conditions were right, I'm sure we would've caught some. Maybe next year. All of this fishing was done in flat calm weather and sunshine. Sometimes we get lucky and have nice weather for the majority of a trip but the weather on this trip was A+ for nine days straight. Thanks Mother Nature, we owe you one. We're grateful for many things on this trip and we're also grateful for many people aboard. We here on the Polaris Supreme would like to give thanks to some of the people, in detail. First, we'd like to thank Craig Heberer for handing out the Humboldt Lumberjacks hats and Sumo gear. Next, we'd like to thank Ben Meyer for once again putting together a professionally done recipe book/CD for all to take home. This book is over 200 recipes for various tuna meals and I'm sure they'll be put to use immediately by our passengers and crew alike. We'd also like to thank Jim Bostian. Jim, owner of Crystal Pier Hotel in Pacific Beach, is a pleasure for the crew to have onboard and I'm sure that he's also a pleasure to share the rail with. Not only an outstanding fisherman but an outstanding person as well. Whether it was helping serve meals, scrubbing the boat after a stop, stapling tags on dorado, or hooking and handing off a fish to a fellow angler, Jim does it with the utmost class and we hope to see him again real soon. Quickly, we'd like to thank the person who brought the book of "The 400 Facts You Didn't Know About Chuck Norris". Also, we issue thanks to Herb Yamanaka. Herb took countless hours of underwater footage/videos as his youthful enthusiasm was felt from minute one of this trip. He's going to have his hands full editing all the footage he took as he will be making a video for all to take home. Herb also gave away some of his hand-crafted wooden bowls to the folks and gave away a number of his homemade, fly-fishing inspired lures. And lastly, we'd like to thank the master of ceremonies, Mr. Lon Mikkelsen. Lon outfitted everyone with an OTR harness/plate that needed one and gave a personal seminar on how to properly use what we feel is the best stand-up harness for tackling big tuna. He handed out OTR hats, shirts, and other various goodies to everyone and from all of us, thank you Lon. You can get OTR information at OTRfish.com. I could write about everybody on this trip until I'm blue in the face but I can't so we'd just like to say that we are thankful for all the passengers we shared the boat with for the past ten days. From top to bottom, they were a joy to have onboard and we hope to see each and every last one of you real soon. So that is all. Tomorrow we'll be home and we'll see the true weight of all our big tuna. From our measurements on the boat, we have 10 tuna over 200 lbs. and the top three big fish will be Greg Koonce's 347 lber, Lon Mikkelsen's 294 lber, and John Esler's 262 lber. If you're in the area, stop by and check out the beauties we'll be hoisting on the scales at Fisherman's Landing. What's next for us on Team Supreme will be a brief lacuna as we'll be in for the Thanksgiving holiday festivities and then back out on Dec. 2nd for an 11 day trip. Thanks for reading and we'll check back with you when the time comes. Take care and have a happy Thanksgiving. Richie and Team Supreme. More Photos from OTR 10 DAY Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 Good afternoon amigos. We began our day in the very early morning hours with the hopes of catching some squid to use for bait. The early wake-up call was the boss kicking in our crew quarters door yelling "they're floating, lets crowd em' up!!!". As I walked down the stairs, still half-asleep and coughing up a lung (there is a cold that's being passed around the boat), I couldn't help but do a double-take as I've never seen anything quite like the sight I saw. In my 10 years of sportfishing, I have never once seen a squid float like I've always heard about and this one was the real deal. In a couple crowds we had all the market squid that we needed to use for bait and then some. At times, the squid were so thick under/around us that we had to move the boat as the screens that lie under the hull used for our numerous pumps were getting clogged up with squid. Quite impressive to say the least. So we were ready to fish yellowtail and had every bait, with the exception of krill, that a yellowtail would consume on a daily diet. Mackerel, sardines, and squid were used today to capture yellowtail at a not-so steady pace but we managed to put together a morning on 16-20 lb. yellowtail as we worked our way up the coast. We found ourselves on the hunt for some more yellowtail at a different area and when the conditions were unfavorable, we put ourselves in position to be right on top of the "secret grouper spot". Well, the spot was so secret that not even the grouper knew where it was but the Calico Bass found their way to our offerings and we renamed the spot the "secret Calico Bass spot". The gang had a rollicking good time pulling on 2-5 lb. Calico's in flat calm weather and true to the form of this group, almost all of the fish were released. We did have to keep a couple as mortality was imminent but I'd say 98 % of what we caught was thrown back into the Pacific. Highlight of the day was the hootin' and hollering match led by Mr. Matt Kiesse as the boys were a happy bunch playing around with some world class bass fishing. The motto of the trip is now "Cows and Calico's". So there you have it. A light-hearted day of pulling on whatever type of fish wanted to bite in beautiful weather. We're currently on course for our last stop of the trip and put a bow on the OTR 10 day trip. Good weather, good friends, good times, and good night. Richie and the Supremes' P.S. Drew says "I love you, Ma" and Mark would like to send his love to his Dad. Monday, November 15th, 2010 Hi friends. Reprehensible would be the best word to describe our day as it definitely was not one to write home about. Our group is after some variety and we gave it our most valiant effort today, but with no current comes no life and that's the story of our day. I should mention that we released quite a few fish today as most of what we caught was on the small side of things. The anglers are showing just how conservation-minded they truly are as we let the little ones go to grow. From top to bottom, all of us in the Polaris Supreme family can't show enough appreciation to that sort of practice. So that's it. The weather remains optimum as we are motoring up the line to try and locate some squid along with some yellowtail to finish out our trip. Once again, not much to report today but we remain optimistic for a full day of yanking and cranking tomorrow. We'll chat with you soon. Richie and the Family. P.S. Donna - Herb says hi and he misses/loves you very much. Go Ducks. Sunday, November 14th, 2010 Today, we set our sights on some coastal species and everything was set up perfectly. Warm water, calm weather, and an eager group of anglers ready to do battle with any and all game-fishes that the waters off Baja Sur were willing to give up. One minor problem. We didn't have any current and ninety-nine times out of one hundred, if you have no current, your not going to catch a whole lot. We did OK on some yellowtail, tuna, and some grouper but we we're left unfulfilled and wanting more action. We took off just before lunch on the hunt for some dolphin holding tuna and some kelp paddies. We found both but the fish we were targeting were bashful and we once again were left feeling unsatisfied. It was just one of those days but our chins remain high for a great full day of fishing tomorrow. It's our last day down here as we will have to begin working home towards San Diego. It's the bottom of the ninth, the score is tied, and we're up to the plate. Here we go. For this evening's festivities, Polaris Supreme passenger Mike Payne got his wish as we entered the bay to make some mackerel to supplement our sardine supply. It wasn't the best fishing for bait we've seen but we got the job done and we're currently en route to our next destination. We'll be there in a few hours and wish us luck. Richie and Crew. Saturday, November 13th, 2010. Polaris Supreme Trip Up Date. Hi friends. We began this morning with a bang as we hooked four fish right off the bat as Chef Schooler didn't even have his stove on to begin cooking breakfast. The size of the four fish we caught were between 135 and 155 lbs. As for our total on big fish today, that was it. It was a day of watching 100-250+ lb. fish boiling all around the boat and after those four fish, we never landed another big tuna. We spent some time looking around today for some biting fish but we never could locate any. Late in the day, we did locate a nice kelp paddy that was corroded with some ferocious 8-18 lb. Dorado. And that was pretty much our day in a nut shell. For tomorrow, the Polaris Supreme will be in search of wahoo, Dorado, yellowtail, pargo, grouper, and some school-size tuna to add to our stellar catch of big fish. It's a change that is welcome with open arms. This group is one of the more altruistic groups of passengers we've had and we wish to leave some big tuna for the other boats rather than stay another two days. It's time for a change of scenery and a change of pace. We saw evidence of that with our Dorado bite today as the highly stressful and physically demanding fishing for cows turned into a relaxed, fun-filled bite on one of the funniest fishes in the ocean. The laughs were loud and the smiles were contagious from passenger number 1 all the way to Chef Schooler. To top it off, the Eastern Pacific is a placid ocean today with a light breeze and flat calm weather. We're stoked. Hopefully tomorrow we can connect with something different. Have a great day and we'll chat again. Richie and crew. P.S. Finn and Terra - Papa Lon caught some Dorado for you two. p.s.s. My favorite moment in our Dorado bite was when Herb put his "under water camera on a pole" into the water to get some footage and almost couldn't get it back. They where biting that good. Tommy. Friday, November 12th, 2010 Alright, first things first. This will be a long report. Next, the original report for yesterday was the names and size in pounds of every angler from yesterday. One problem. Only one person did not catch a fish yesterday and we didn't want to single anybody out. For this evening's report, we are singling out a few people with the first person being Mr. Tim Kelley. Tim's turn on the kite didn't come until just before dark and the fish hadn't been on the chew for an hour or so. This morning, it was Tim's turn and it wasn't before long that a tuna exploded on the kite baits. After a short battle, Tim landed a 187 lb. yellowfin tuna and his fish completed the cycle. Everyone on the boat has caught a fish over 120 lbs. Congratulations to Tim and all our anglers for their accomplishments. Next, not only are we singling out Mr. Greg Koonce but also a surprise guest in this report. Here is the story. Greg's turn on the kite didn't last too long as a hole was left in the ocean by the fish that erupted on his kite baits and the battle ensued. Greg is an excellent fisherman and did everything by the book to achieve deep color on his fish. His fish was one of the more cooperative fish in recent memory as it's circles were just perfect coming up on the bow of the boat. Everything was fine as the fish was just a few feet away from gaff and then, it happened. Just when we thought it was all good, a Guadalupe Fur Seal swam by to get a closer look at an animal four times it size and the tuna spooked, took off with a burst of speed right around the anchor line. Just like that, in a matter of two seconds, the fish was wrapped in the anchor line and to make matters worse, the second hook for the double sardine rig caught the anchor line and the weight of the fish pulling on a stationary object broke the hook in the fishes mouth. No more hook and line attached to the fish and our hearts and the fish were beginning to sink. The fish was just out of gaff range in front of the anchor line, diving out of sight, and as all crew members attempted to gaff the fish, not one crew member on deck were able to sink a gaff in the fish...except for one. Galley assistant/deckhand/roving patrolman/waste management supervisor/all around nice guy and Super-Human Mark Clark was up on the cat head and reached with all his might, hands on the butt end of the gaff, fully extended and on his knees on the cathead, managed to grab on...to it's tail. Now, if this fish would've made one kick with his tail and dove out, Mark would've joined him in the water. By the grace of the Fish God's, Mark was able to pull the fish up, tail first, and four other crew members sunk their hooks in this beast. The fish finally made it on board after a struggle to get over the rail and the beast was taped out at 347 lbs. We did many tape jobs on this fish to get the perfect measurements and bottom line, fish of 300 lbs. can fluctuate 20 lbs. either way so the weight of Greg's fish will be truly told on Thursday when we arrive back in San Diego and we hang his fish on the scales at Fisherman's Landing. Congratulations to Greg and I think he owes Mark a drink when we get back in, at the least. Last but not least, I'm sure he doesn't want to be singled out, but we must talk about Mr. Jim Bostian. I could go on forever and a day about what kind of a person Jim is, just know that Jim is one of the nicest and most laid back guys in the world and he is always a pleasure to have on board. Basically, poor Jim had "one of those days" on the kite. We caught some very nice fish as Jim waited patiently for his shot from 6:00 am until 1:00 pm. Not once did he consider giving up his spot, he fished all the way through, and not once did you ever sense a lick of negativity from Jim. Finally, right after lunch, Jim got bit. He landed a beauty and when I say beauty, I mean if we were offshore on a 3 day trip in July. His fish went 35 lbs, by far the smallest we've seen in two days here. So back out for Jim and about an hour later, Jim finally had a lunker on the end of his kite rig and Jim successfully boated a 175 lb. Yellowfin tuna. Just goes to show you a couple of things. Good things happen to good people and never, EVER give up on your kite rotation. Oh yeah, once Jim put down the kite rig and picked up the fly-line rig, he hooked and captured a 172 lber and one right at 200 lbs. that we landed a little after dark. Good going, Jim. So that's it. I could tell you all about every angler and their trophy story on this boat, but I can't type anymore as pulling all these big fish over the rail have made me quite somnolent. Let me tell you, I'm not the only one. Our weather is excellent and we'll be here again tomorrow. Here is the angler list and the weight of their fish (approximately) that managed to capture a fish other than the previously mentioned anglers. Matt K. - 243 John E. - 262 Jim Z. - 226 Ben M. - 160 Clint C. - 211 Bill M. - 166 Mike P. - 169 Craig H. - 225 Have a great weekend, chat with you tomorrow. Richie and Crew Thursday, November 11th, 2010 Here is our report for our illustrious day. The numbers are the pounds in which the yellowfin tuna we caught were measured and taped out at. 177, 157, 160, 127, 124, 158, 205, 179, 145, 191, 159, 141, 216, 135, 138, 163, 174, 174, 166, and last but not least, a 294 beauty caught by our master of ceremonies, Mr. Lon Mikkelsen. We had a great day. We're going to try for squid tonight and needless to say, we'll be here tomorrow. Richie and Crew. Wednesday, November 10th, 2010 Hi friends. Not a whole lot to report today. We continued traveling to our intended destination while keeping an eye out for something tasty to stop on. We found an area of Common Dolphin that relinquished a handful of yellowfin tuna in the 22-30 lb. category to a few lucky anglers. We saw plenty of fish, but they didn't bite, so we continued on with our journey. We also managed to snag a couple wahoo to round out the day. Like I said, not a whole lot to talk about today but hopefully tomorrow will give us plenty to talk about. On that note, we'll be fishing for trophies first thing tomorrow morning and it's time for everyone onboard to get some rest. Wish us luck and happy hump day. Richie and crew. Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 Hi friends. "Tackle Day" onboard the Polaris Supreme was a great success as we got our tackle prepared to pull on some type of game fish tomorrow. We won't make it down to the Big Fish zone until the following day but tomorrow we'll be on the hunt for kelp paddies holding wahoo and porpoise schools with some school size tuna. We started this morning off with a hearty breakfast and soon thereafter, the tackle seminar commenced and let me tell you, there was nothing remotely laconic about it. We discussed every single detail that goes into to hooking and landing Yellowfin tuna in the 100-300+ lb. class. Most of our anglers have done this type of fishing before but it's always nice to refresh their memory after being off the boat for a year. After that, it was on to making up 200 lb. Monofilament leaders, double sardine leaders for the kite, and splicing on top shots to the reels. This all day affair came to an end just as the sun dipped below the horizon and now it's onto the galley for cocktails and a Seafood Alfredo dinner. It's currently the calm time before the storm. Reports from the boats still sound encouraging but with one more day of travel left, we'll have to be patient until our turn arrives. The Tiagra's are in working order, the OTR harnesses have been fitted, and all the connections have been checked multiple times. It's almost time to put all our work to the test. We're ready. Time to wet some lines. Our weather is good and we'll speak with you tomorrow. Take care. Richie and Crew. Monday, November 8th, 2010 Good evening friends. After a one week hiatus, we come back to you live, from the Polaris Supreme. We departed Fisherman's Landing first thing this morning on our annual Ocean Tackle Research 10 day expedition with Lon Mikkelsen and his closest friends. We made our way to the bait receivers, quickly loaded up on medium/large sardines, and then cleared Point Loma with our bow pointed at greater points south. Upon clearing the point, we found ourselves rolling around in a short wind chop but we managed to ride it out and our weather progressively got better throughout the day. As for our fishing game plan, we're leaning towards a straight run to the big fish area and beginning the assault on some cows. The reports from the area sound like there are some good scores to be had and the relay of information from the bridge to the passengers currently have all onboard antsy in the pantsy. With all this excitement running through our minds, we must remain vigilant to the fact that we still have two more full days of travel to the area and spending the next couple of days making sure our tackle is at optimum performance is imperative. Giant Yellowfin tuna will expose any imperfections in tackle so tomorrow we'll be hard at it in our tackle preparation. Just like this past Saturday at Fisherman's Landing, tomorrow is our own "Tackle Day". Hopefully our hard work will yield us a mighty opulence in the form of cow yellowfin tuna. We're out, we'll chat with you tomorrow. It's good to back. Richie and the Family.

June 16, 2024 eufaula Fishing Report

Sunday, December 12th, 2010 Well, here it is friends. The final report of the Polaris Supreme's 2010 fishing season. Before I get too ahead of myself, here's an update of our big fish weigh-in. John Rabinowitz - 70.0 lb. yellowfin tuna Jack Dreser - 69.6 lb. yellowfin tuna Phillip Bruce - 68.6 lb. yellowfin tuna Congrats to the big fish winners. Here is a rundown of our day yesterday as we wind down our trip. The passengers didn't do much work yesterday, they finished breaking down their tackle and enjoyed a lovely travel day in cold, overcast weather. Once the gear was broken down, the crew sprung into action.

 

 

 

Normally, our "winter cleaning" is done for the three days of travel while taking the boat from Cabo San Lucas back to our home port in San Diego. This year, we had one day to get things done and it was an all day affair. Fillet yellowtail for Schooler's fish taco lunch, scrub the rails with Trisodium Phosphate on the upper deck/main deck, scrub the boat, break down tackle, freshwater tackle, organize the upper deck/tackle storage, head cleaning, and scrub the entire engine room; including walls, ceiling, stringers, floor boards, mains and generators, hoses, pumps, and just about anything located in the engine were detailed out. Four crewmembers spent the entire day from dawn until dusk completing our tasks. Not to mention, the entire galley/salon was buffed out by Chef Schooler and Mark. All in all, a busy day for us but we did have time to eat three meals and chat with passengers during breaks. We once again would like to thank the entire group for being the excellent sports that they were during a tough fishing trip. Every single passenger we had deserved to have epic fishing, but it didn't happen and we apologize for that. With all of our technology, fish savvy, and experience, we can't make the fish bite. Plain and simple. We feel that we were in the best positions to catch quality gamefishes, but this time was not our time for a glory trip. That's why we come back year after year, because next year could be the banner trip and nobody wants to miss that. So thank you to the passengers for being great people and understanding that fishing is guaranteed, but catching isn't. Thank you. December 10th, 2010 Hi friends. After going the entire trip without very much action for a full day of fishing, we finally had a good day of fishing. Yellowtail fishing along the beach was just what we needed to end the trip and although it doesn't quite make up for the lack of tuna action, it does make us feel good that we could put these guys on some fish. They earned it. The yellowtail we caught today were in the 14-20 lb. class and our weather was the icing on the cake. Nice weather throughout the day with sunshine. So that is all. We'll be traveling up the line from now until Sunday morning when we arrive back in San Diego. We'll chat with you tomorrow and have a good Friday night to kick off your weekend. Richie and Crew. P.S. Jed says hello to his mother. Hi, Ma. More Photos from Dec. 1st. 11 day trip December 9th, 2010 Good evening, sports fans. For today's report, I'm going to go back to the report from Tuesday for a minute. Back when I was typing the report for Tuesday night, I couldn't help but have the vision of a college football coach addressing his team at halftime of the big game. The big game that they were losing I might add and if you've ever watched a good sports movie, it seems like the same scenario always plays out. The final game of the season is highly anticipated and once the game begins, they let their emotions get to them and are out-played in the first half. Back to our fishing, for the first half of our trip, it seemed that we were being out-played by the fish we were targeting. We just couldn't win as we watched the fish do whatever they wanted and the outcome was looking like a total loss. Come Tuesday, I felt that a halftime speech was something that I certainly had going through my head. Waking up on Tuesday, walking down the ladder to the deck was the same as the team coming out from the locker room and taking the field with a renewed energy/passion for the second half of the game. Wednesday morning, we hooked three fish before breakfast. I know that that's not anything special, but considering the four days prior, three fish before breakfast was wide open fishing for all we knew. From that point on, we just slowly picked away at the yellowfin tuna in the 25-50 lb. class all the way until around hors d'oeuvre time and then it shut off and that was our day. Kind of like when the team that is down at half time, comes out onto the field and plays smart football. Little screen passes and a solid run game to pick up yards and march down the field to the end zone to make the game a little bit more interesting. So the fourth quarter was about to begin, Thursday morning was upon us and with the game in reaching distance for our comeback victory. Was today to become the epic fourth quarter drive that wins us the game? Was Thursday going to be the banner day that completes our story of an epic comeback in the game of fishing? Without being to much more wordy, we lost the game of tuna fishing, bailed out of our current location around 11 am and are currently on a trek to do some yellowtail fishing to end our trip on hopefully a strong note. The gang did an admirable job and gave it their all and sometimes, that's fishing. We can't make the fish bite, sorry. So that's it, all day Friday we will be on the hunt for some yellows and we'll let you know how we end up. Our weather is a bit rolly but nothing that we can't handle. Wish us luck and have a great evening. Richie and Crew. December 8th, 2010 Good evening, friends. Well, our day was a little better today so that's the good news. The bad news is a little better still isn't very good. First thing this morning, we hooked three fish and it was looking like the story book ending that I wrote about yesterday. But, after that they shut off and our heads were starting to hang a little bit. Then, right around lunch time, the fish decided to bite a bit more steady and for a period of an hour or so, we started to hook some fish until it slowed to a very slow scratch until dark. Not a great day by any means but at this point, it was our best day of fishing and we were thrilled with it. Once again, not much to report today. We're going to give this place until tomorrow to get right and if fishing is poor, we will be taking off at noon to get set up for some yellowtail to round out the trip. If fishing is good, we'll stay. We'll see how things play out tomorrow and go from there. Our weather is OK and the passengers are still doing just fine. Good night and wish us the best. Richie and Team Supreme. December 7th, 2010 Hello friends. A while back, I was given a Thesaurus to help with writing these reports and every night, I riffle through it to try and find a big, fancy word of the day to use. Sometimes I'll look for a word just to pretend that I'm somewhat literate, sometimes I'll look for a word that describes our mindset about a day, and sometimes I'll look for a word that best describes our fishing. The past couple of nights, I've attempted to find a word that truly describes our fishing and I just can't find one that can properly express the depth of how fishing is. Without getting too verbose (Thesaurus word), fishing is tough right now. We see the fish, the conditions are fine, and we're doing everything that we possibly can without the use of firearms or explosives to capture these things and it's just not working. We're not catching fish because our anglers don't know how to fish, don't fish hard, and we're certainly not catching fish because they have bad attitudes and just don't care any more. The guys are constantly at the rail and have the mindset that the next bait they toss in the water will result in a hookup. We can't say enough about how great their attitudes have been even in the toughest of times and we can't show them our appreciation enough. All we can do at this point is chalk it up to the old motto "that's why it's called fishing - not catching" and go to sleep with the hopes that tomorrow is a new day and tomorrow, we're going to clobber them. So far, this trip has been quite the "character builder" and something has to give. Just like anything in life, this trip can now go a couple different ways. The fishing can continue to be dreadful (Thesaurus word) and we'll tell stories of "remember that 11 day trip in December of 2010?". At this point, it would be very easy to think that that might become the case. Or, things could do a complete one-eighty (Please, please, pretty please with a cherry on top) and we could have an epic ending to this trip. THAT is what would make a great story. The story would go something like "remember that 11 day trip in December of 2010? We couldn't catch a cold for five days and then, in the bottom of the ninth with no one on base, 2 strikes, 2 outs, we made a rally and made the comeback of all comebacks as the fishing went off and we completely forgot about the plaintive (Thesaurus word) days before." Now THAT would be a fishing story. Us crew members have heard hundreds of great fishing stories about how the hatches couldn't be shut because of so many fish, they begin to all sound the same after awhile. But to hear a story of a trip constantly being in the dirt and then, the stars aligned just right and the trip was salvaged at the last minute, that story doesn't get old. We're hoping that the fishing up to this point was just a cruel gap-filler in our story, leading up to the dramatic climax that sets our story right. I'm fired up. All we can do is remain positive and give em' hell in the morning. Discovery Channel moment of the day: As I look out the port side window, there are about half a dozen bottle-nose dolphin chasing flying fish about 10 feet from the boat. The poor flying fish have no chance, even with the ability of flight, they are no match for the superior hunting skills of the dolphin. On that note, good night and good riddance, please wish us luck. Richie and the Family. December 6th, 2010 Hi friends. For a while there today, things were looking REAL bleak and it was beginning to look like we were cursed or something, but we managed to get some fish to bite later in the day. The weather kicked up a bit yesterday and the fish showed some sensitivity towards the heightened weather conditions because they did not bite very well for us. The sign certainly is there for us to piece together a nice day on some quality yellowfin tuna, so we're going to camp out for the night and hope for the best tomorrow. Our weather is a little breezy with some swell but it's just fine, just a little bit chilly. Nothing more I can say about today, a slow pick on the tuna fish with a handful of yellowtail to keep things interesting and we're praying for this fish to hit the switch and start to bite for us. Maybe the fish had a long weekend and they were suffering from a case of the "Mondays". Maybe tomorrow they will be back on the program because the potential for a really banner day is certainly there. We'll see. We'll be back at it in the morning and wish us luck. On an ending note, we here at the Polaris Supreme family would like to congratulate Captain Mike Lackey and company for their historic accomplishment. 405.2 lbs??? Simply amazing, still hard to fathom that the first yellowfin tuna over 400 lbs was captured and once again, good going to Mike and the gang. Incredible. Richie and Crew. P.S. I'd like to wish my father a very happy birthday today. Without my father getting me not only sportfishing but fishing in general, who knows where I'd be this day, so thanks Dad, I love you and have a great birthday. December 5th, 2010 Hi everyone. I'm going to get right to the point, we didn't see/hook a large tuna this morning. So we pulled anchor and began looking for some mammals holding large tuna. We quickly found some mammals but we once again were unsuccessful in hooking a cow, so we made the decision to bail out of the area and begin the trek to locate some biting fish of any size in a new location. The conditions down here just don't seem right and you can blame it on what you want (current, water temp, moon phase), bottom line, the fish are in a funk and we're not in the mood to stick around and see if things change, we're ready to put some fish in the wells and that's our plan right now. During our travels today, we constantly had two mast-men scouring the horizon for common dolphin and kelps all day but our efforts went unrewarded. We looked at plenty of good water all while enjoying the nice ride to our next destination. Other than a light wind chop, the seas were calm and the sky was clear, just how we like it. Anyhow, we'll be to the area first thing tomorrow morning and we're hopeful that tomorrow will be our day for some action. We'll see. Now that I have some time to do some typing, I'd like to say a few words about a special someone that most of you might know. On this day thirty-one years ago, a life was brought into this world that changed the landscape of not only the Henderson family but the sportfishing community as well. His appetite for fishing is surpassed by few and his name is certainly synonymous with legendary. A fish-finding machine, a talented songwriter, and a loving uncle, this man sets the standard for everything that you could ask for in a crew member. He's second in command on the Supreme but first in our hearts and today, we wish Captain Drew Edmund Henderson a very, very happy 31st birthday. We didn't really celebrate his birthday very much today but Charlie M. and myself did sing a lovely duet of happy birthday to Drew and I don't know if we could've purchased any gift for Drew that could've made him smile like he smiled during the song. Job well done. We love you, Drew, and we hope to celebrate tomorrow by catching a bunch of fish. That's all, we'll chat with you tomorrow and have a great start to your work week. Richie and Crew. December 4th, 2010 Hi friends. Well, I don't have a report with weights of the fish we caught today, I don't have a titillating story to tell you about an anglers fish we boated, and I don't have much to say about today other than this; the conditions were not right, the fish were not located by anyone today, and we covered a lot of water in hopes of finding the goods. With a trip of this length, we have plenty of leeway with our options and we're going to give this big tuna fishing another full day before we decide to exercise those options. The weather is nice, the folks are in good spirits, and we're going to forget about today and focus on tomorrow. Wish us luck. Good night. Richie and Crew. Friday, December 3rd, 2010 Good evening everyone. The Polaris Supreme is just hours away from "The Promise Land" and we're currently attempting to catch a few Humboldt squid to use for tomorrow's kite baits. So far, no luck, but we'll give it a couple more shots this evening before we put the blinders on and head for the big fish area. In less than 8 hours we will be there and we'll try our hand at fishing for giant yellowfin tuna. We're pumped. As for our activities today, we put the finishing touches on our tackle in flat calm weather as we continued on our southerly trek. It's been smooth sailing all day and after lunch, the gang took the opportunity to read books, get sun tans, and just take it easy before the game of big tuna fishing begins. An emollient day for us onboard the Supreme and like I said before, we're just a wake up away from hopefully being embattled with large tunas. The reports still sound the same from the past couple of days from the boats already fishing the area. Not great numbers but the sign is there and we're hoping that our timing will be just right for the switch to turn on and have a repeat of the fishing we had last trip. We're excited and we'll check back with you tomorrow. Wish us luck, wish us luck, and wish us luck. Bye now. Richie and Crew. December 2nd, 2010 Greetings everyone. Standard travel day for us here on the Supreme. We awoke to gorgeous weather conditions, enjoyed some flapjacks for breakfast, and immediately after, we dove into our tackle seminars. With a strong emphasis on sticking with the right gear, how to conduct yourself during the fight, and going through all almost every situation one could be faced with while doing battle with giant yellowfin, we left the galley and the gang got down to business rigging tackle. The wide range of tackle we employ on a trip of this nature makes today an all day affair of making sure our gear is ready to go and in working order. Thinking about it as I type, I'd like to share with you all of the species that we target on a trip like this. Squid, Mackerel, Calico Bass, Yellowtail, Dorado, Wahoo, Grouper, Pargo, and Yellowfin tuna from 25 - 379.8+ lbs. are just a few to name. From our 25 lb. outfits used to make bait and everything in between, all the way up to out 100-130 lb. rigs for tackling giants, must be properly assembled and ready to go at a moments notice. Harnesses are properly fitted, hooks must be properly crimped, and spectra to mono/fluorocarbon connections are tied with NASA-like precision. Bottom line, I could type out a few paragraphs about what goes into a day like today but the long and short of it, there are a lot of elements that go into getting ready to begin fishing on a trip like this. Tomorrow, the gang will put the finishing touches on their gear, the crew will continue making sixty-plus double sardine leaders for the kite, and maybe, just maybe we will wet a line for a little bit to break up the travel time before we arrive at the big fish grounds on Saturday morning. On an ending note to our travel day, we've had near glass-calm sea conditions all day, sunshine, and a light breeze. With that being said, it was one of the most beautiful days of the year on the water and this evening's sunset was the icing on the cake. The scene reminded me of a painting that Bob Ross would create on the Saturday morning PBS programming from back in the day. So that's all. We're almost there and the reports once again sound OK from the area. Take care now and we'll inform you of our doings tomorrow evening. Bye-bye. Richie and Crew. Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 Good evening folks and a happy December to all of you. Hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving, all of us did, but now we're back at it as we departed this morning for an 11 day excursion. Our bait loading went smooth and our arsenal of bait is topped off and ready to go. Quite the hodgepodge of bait too; small, medium, and large sardines mixed with some small to medium mackerel. As of now our bait is happy and we hope the trend continues as we motor to greater points south. The fishing reports sound OK from the area. Not great numbers but the chance to land a 400lb yellowfin tuna is becoming more and more of a reality. Rumor has it that one of our code boats has a fish that is very, VERY close to the magic number. We'll see just how close it is in a few days when they arrive home. Anyhow, that is our story. Our weather is beautiful and tomorrow we will begin tackle seminars, tackle preparations, and some more travel time. It's good to be back and we'll check in tomorrow evening. Richie and Crew.

June 15, 2024 eufaula Fishing Report

54 yellowtail 10 barracuda 10 calico bass 1 bonito. Beautiful weather and fun surface fishing. 25lb bait rod and a box of hooks is all you need.

June 14, 2024 eufaula Fishing Report

Happy fourth of July! Well things didn't improve much, just a handful or so, so we are heading back up to finish off our excellent albacore trip with some local fishing. We will be at the dock Thursday morning at 7:30.

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