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Well, we just finished up our last day of our last trip of 2014. We fished the coast for yellowtail and junk this morning. And remember by junk I mean the small good eaters. It was a successful morning. The sun wasn't even up yet and we were getting yellows and others. It was good fishing. The grade was small, 10-12 pounders but we didn't have more then 8 yellowtail on board prior to today so we were tagging them. For a little while anyways. We let everyone get a few along with there junk before looking for something else. We made a few drifts after that for another couple handfulls of yellows and some whitefish and stuff and then it was mid morning and we had to call it and head for home. So that's what we're doing now.
Another successfully trip I'd call it. We had some action the first couple days fishing, then we got to see the 2-300 pounders boiling around(unfortunately none would bite but they were there), and then we had some great action on wahoo and tuna, and then we finished her off up above getting action on the yellers. We'll be unloading at 6:30 tomorrow morning, and like I said, we'll be tied up for a while. So it's that time.
It's time to write this. I write this at the end of every season. I should just copy and paste it every year because it's the same, as it should be. I'd just like to thank everyone who fished with us this year and in previous years on behalf of myself, the crew, and all the way to Tommy and Susan from the bottom of our hearts. You're what keep us going year after year. You're the reason we can take care of ourselves and our families. You're why we can enjoy life off of the boat and on the boat. You make our world go round. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's been a fantastic year. We'll see you all at upcoming fishing shows and on future trips. See you around.
Saturday, July 14th, 2012
Good evening everyone. We departed earlier this evening for our second annual Optima charter with Garth and his best of buddies. We loaded up on some bait that doesn't look all that stellar but maybe after it settles down, they'll turn into some champions. Anyhow, we're on our way down to try our hand at some Bluefin tuna offshore and some Yellowtail on kelps. Apparently, the Yellowtail are growing a little bit, if you can locate the right kelp as one of our code boats did, and caught some 'tails in the 15-22 lb. range. Regardless, we'll be looking first thing tomorrow morning and we'll try to make a day of it. Our weather is beautiful and we're looking for more. Wish us luck.
I'm pretty sure I have written a report very similar to this one not too long ago but here we go anyways. We had a good morning and a good evening today. It was the in between part that stunk for us. It was a long afternoon but you always forget about the afternoon when you're pulling on fish into dark. I don't even remember anymore. Anyways we ended up with just shy of a hundred tuna for the day and we're going to drift all night and start where we end up in the morning. We will be drifting because it is fantastic weather and we don't need to put out the sea anchor or idle up and down swell all night because it's good drifting.
From 8:00 am till 4:00 pm we were either stopped on bluefin or driving towards jumping bluefin. When we pumped out the RSW we had 17 bluefin and 2 yellowtail. Flylined sardines on 25-40 lb with a size 2-2/0 bait hook was the top producer.
13 bluefin tuna from 40 to 80 lbs and 2 yellowtail. Come prepared with a 25 lb setup for kelp fish and smaller tuna. A 40 or 50 lb setup for flylining sardines at the 60-80 lb tuna and a 60 or 80 lb setup for flatfalling. Fluorocarbon is a must as well as size 1 to 2/0 circle hooks. Come take advantage of this rare opportunity to catch a true trophy fish in local waters without trolling.
Our weather is still great. Tomorrow we our on our way to do some Island fishing. Wish us luck.Thanks for checking in. Tommy and the crew
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