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|🗺️ Location||LAKE MAUMELLE|
|⏰ Fast Updates||Every day|
|🐟 Species||All Species|
|🗓️ Next Update||Tomorrow|
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Good evening folks and welcome to the last July 31 of 2015 ever aboard the Polaris Supreme. The water we fished today just didn't have that right feel to it if you know what I mean. The whole set up changed since we were there 2 days ago. It was 2 degrees cooler for one thing. Maybe we weren't in the right zone , but I don't think so. I think things were off as far as the tuna and Dorado goes. We were finding bull kelp areas instead of nice bushy kelps and catching only dinker tuna. I only saw one tuna over 10 pounds today and 10 pounds was a lunker. Needless to say we let every single one of them go. So at 7:00 pm, it was looking like we were going to chalk this one up as a travel day. I was just about ready to shower. I mean I literally had all my clothes on the floor with the shower water running when I heard the call. "We have a real nice kelp up ahead". I thought about it and decided I better suit up again just in case and it was the right move. Easily the best kelp of the year. Until well after sunset things were busy and exciting aboard the Polaris Supreme. The whole boat was bit. Every single person. Wide open 14-25 pound yellowtails. It was good. 4 fish per rod that stop. Uh huh. Dinner was much more satisfying than it was flling like it was going to be.
Another reason dinner was so lovely would be a fella, my friend Herb Yamanaka. Very possibly the nicest man in the world. At least tied for the nicest man in the world. Every year he spends I don't even know how much time behind the lathe machine, making everyone on board an original wooden bowl or things like it, and they're wonderful. He works for the Oregon Ducks origination so go Ducks!!!
Tomorrow we'll be arriving to Cedros at about 7 in the am. We're going to plan on wind, and we're going to plan on some good tailing to go along with a good time.
Sien On and his charter group got a quick shot in the bottom of the ninth. They landed 31 yellowfin 8 yellowtail 2 bonito. A small hook and 20lb fluorocarbon got most of the bites.
22 yellowtail 16 barracuda 5 bass. Flyline baits on 25 pound line worked best.
We kicked the you know what out of the yellowfin today. We engaged in battle and we won. We started our drift at 6:30 this morning and drove away from them biting at lunch. The fish were from 22-35 pounds and were snapping. I don't think I've seen that good of fishing on that good of a grade since the albacore days. Hopefully this lasts for some time to come. The weather was great today but the further north we go now the more choppy it's getting. Just in time for dinner.
We've just been traveling up since our only needed stop this morning setting us up for our last day in the bluefin grounds. It sounded slow up there today but maybe they're just waiting for captain Drew to get up there. Rent rod Ryan donated a 40 pound bluefin yesterday to the galley and we were planning on eating it for dinner tonight but in the middle of the mayhem today we lost it buried under the yellowfin so he donated a few yellowfin so we're having seared Ahi instead. Mmmmm.
We had a good morning today. We managed to be the lucky boat and found a school of bluefin that stuck with the boat and we were able to scratch at them for several hours before having to move. The grade of fish was all mixed up from 15 pounds up to 40 pounds. After that we searched a lot of water and only found 1 school that wouldn't have anything to do with us. It just swam away. There were a few other schools in the area for other boats that did the same thing.
The weather today was OK in the morning then breezed up pretty good in the afternoon and then it backed off at dark. The forecast was down graded from what it was calling for and is now showing pretty good weather for the next few days so we're stoked about that. We hope they're right this time.
We're currently heading for the yellowfin grounds due to the poor reports in the yellowtail grounds. There will be a few of us looking around there tomorrow so hopefully we'll be able to get them located.
Drew doo di doo doo doo
Fishing reports for lake maumelle 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.