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Friday, September 9th, 2011
Good evening everyone. We raced down throughout the night and into the morning time to arrive to our desired location in the late morning. It took us a while to get things figured out and at around 1030 hours, we saw them, stopped the boat, and like a light-switch (get it San Diego?), things lit up and the corner came alive. Bluefin tuna rushed the stern getting so close that Jed was mere inches from free-gaffing one. They were as hungry as we've ever seen Bluefin and for the short time frame that the fish popped up, we took full advantage of it as our group did work on the Bluefin, a few handfuls of Yellowfin, and a Dorado. For a while there, the whole boat was bent over on tuna. Every bait on the corner resulted in a tuna, easy fishing. We picked away at them one, two at a time after our rush until things dried up, and that was pretty much our day as we drove around trying to locate something fresh. The fish seemed to get lock-jaw towards the end of the day for us but we were still beaming about our mid-morning stop. Other boats in the area had the same type of deals, some more than others, but all in all, it was a good day down here at the trusty Bluefin/Yellowfin grounds. No shortage of fish around here, that is for certain.
So we're headed up the line in nice weather. A little bit of swell but the wind that slapped us in the faces this morning has vanished. Hardly a white-cap out here, beautiful weather and the forecast shows more of the same coming up for out 2 day trip leaving tomorrow afternoon. There are a couple spots still open so call Susan at (619) 390-7890 to book a spot. We'll be departing at 1:00 pm, traveling all day and night to the tuna grounds to arrive in the very early morning hours, fish all day until dark, and then arrive the next morning. The general opinion on this fish is that they will float this evening so we'll have a full day down here to get them located. We're excited about the prospects so give Susan a call ASAP. We'll arrive to the docks tomorrow morning around 0800 hours. Take care.
The Tribute out of Seaforth Sportfishing in San Diego, CA returned from a 2.5 day Pelagic sponsored trip on September 2nd.
today we finished up fishing for these big blue fin tuna. It was an amazing finish. Everyone on the boat landed a fish 130 pounds or bigger up to 220. Incredible fishing for these big blue fin and enough to go around for everyone we will be in the dock tomorrow to get a final weight on these things.
Pictured here is Sandie with her giant.
Will report again tomorrow,
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.
Good evening folks. We departed today after a very fast turn around on an 8 day trip. I'm back after 2 nights rest and ready to get back at it with Tommy at the helm. Good weather today along with good food, company, seminars, naps and just good old fashion relaxation mixed with anticipation. We're ready to go here. We're ready to get into battle mode. What we'll be battling is yet to be determined at this point in the night. We're still figuring out where we want to start this journey of long range sportfishing.
Fishing reports for lake erie western basin 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.