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We had some good tailing today. We were a little slow out of the gates. We didn't get on them until a few hours after daylight but when we did it was good fishing on the 18-25 pound fish. We had one of those good old long drifts where we were gettin um. Of course after a while we had a lull so we went searching and found some mixed grade yellowtails eager to bite. They were mostly 10-14 pounds with a few 16-18 pounders in the mix but it was still fun and they were biting. We did that for a couple hours and left them biting to find the bigger grade of fish we were fishing in the morning and wouldn't you know it, we got an evening whack. A sun setter. Now this fish seemed to be even bigger than the morning grade. I'm talking 22-28 pounders this time. Maybe a few bigger. At dark we decided we had enough yellowtail and we'd like to top off with some more yellowfin and try for some bluefin in a couple of days so we'll be running up tonight. The weather for us was good
and the forecast for the future looks tasty. 5 knots of wind makes my mouth water. Everyone on board here is fat and happy. What I mean by that is they're being fed well and are having a good time.
Friday, August 8th, 2013
Hi friends. Different day for us here on the Supreme. After thumping and bumping our way up the line last night, we were pleasantly surprised to find decent weather when we put the lines in the water. Our weather just got progressively better and better throughout the day. Super good feelings about that, especially after yesterdays beating. Anyhow, the Bluefin tuna cooperated for us this morning and we produced on multiple drifts all the way until after lunch. The grade of fish was dandy; a lot of 25-40 pounders with a few bigger and few smaller in the mix, but for the most part, it was a nice quality of tuna that the gang threw aboard today and we deserved it.
Although we would've liked more to make up for yesterday, we're happy that the gang had some action and we're happy with the quality. We're also happy with Chef Schoolers Fillet Oscar that we haven't had in a few weeks. With that, we've put a bow on this 3-day adventure and are currently en route back to San Diego. Our ETA is looking like around 06:30 hours tomorrow. The boat turns around for Mr. Eric Roggers 5-day party cruise. Look for Captain Drew to man the helm and the keyboard. Take care, y'all.
-The Supreme Team
So for the last few days, I was either too busy to write a report or just too tired. I knew these blogs wouldn't be making it out here until tomorrow anyway so I figured I would just do a 4 day report to explain the remainder of our trip down below so here it goes.
When I left off, the sharks backed off and allowed us to have a great afternoon and we were hoping the sharks would do the same thing they did last year after the first couple of days which is leave. That didn't happen. It was a sharky trip for sure. Brown Reef Sharks were in the picture for the remainder of the time we were down there. Sometimes they were relentless and we'd have to pull anchor and go trolling for wahoo and other times they would back off just enough to allow us to scratch at the tunas and then other times they would back off completely. They weren't tuna eaters though. They let us wind in what we hooked, but they loved our kite baits.
Anyways, we still had an excellent trip down there sharks or no sharks. There were a lot of windows of opportunity and there were some slow windows as well. There was almost always a window where we would get at least two cows before sunrise, and after that it never stayed consistent. If we didn't need to sleep it would've been convenient. I know we missed plenty of tuna bites in the dark hours through out the night but that's when we would sleep. Like I said though we had an excellent trip and here are the numbers to prove it.
130 yellowfin tuna and 60 wahoo for 8 guys for 6 days. 54 tuna kept. 11 over 200 lb's, 5 that may go when we weigh them on the dock scale, 6 between 170-180 and the rest were 100-150 pounds with much fish being in the 120-130 pound class. We also released 76 of those too! One release estimated to be around 200 pounds and several in the 150 pound range and like I said, many in the 120-130 pound range. Our largest was 240 and next in line was a 234 pounder kept.
Here are the team jackpot totals: 1st place goes to Charlie and Craig with 2 fish totaling 453 pounds. 2nd went to George and Scott with 2 totaling 414. George also had 5 tuna over 200 pounds by the way. One per day besides the last day. 3rd place went to the Jer-bear and JC with 399 pounds, and Brian and Bernie finished just behind them with 396 pounds. None of this is official. We still need to weigh them oin land.
And that's basically how fishing was down there. Here are some things that stand out to me while we were down there. First of all I'd like to talk about KC. I'm not saying he was scared, he just didn't seem too pumped on fighting one of these fish we call cows. He wasn't the first or fifth for that matter to jump on a spot on the kite for example when one was available. On the third day it couldn't be avoided. He got up on that kite and when he did this particular time he hooked a big one and he handled it as well as anyone. I mean he kicked that fishes @$$. He came to battle and he won. It taped out as a 193 pounder. After that it wasn't hard to get KC up on the kite when a spot was presented. It went from where the heck is KC, to him not leaving the rail at all.
I let Mark know the Raiders lost. I did it in a mean way too. His birthday was the 16th I believe, and Chef Mike baked him a cake and we all sang happy birthday and when it was over, I gave him my birthday present which is spilling the beans on lying about the Raiders beating the Chargers. Ha ha Mark.
The weather was a lot less steamy the last few days down there. It was still hot, but once the clouds went away it didn't feel like a sauna there anymore. Although myself and a few others got the worse case of burnt lips we ever had. I did it in a dumb way too. I knew I should go get my chap stick from my room on the first day down there but my lips did;t feel like they were getting chapped so I thought, because of the humidity my lips weren't drying out and I didn't need protection. Dumb, stupid and idiotic. My lips may not have dried out but they still got as burnt as ever.
So that's it. We now travel for a few days. The crew has plenty to do. Clean, clean clean and sleep. The passengers will be sleeping and celebrating a wonderful trip. We'll be trying to break up the ride on our last day of travel by looking for a dorado kelp but that's still not for a couple more days.
Rosemont Media private charter brought out 21 passengers and they “made them pay”. They landed limits of yellowfin before noon. We recommend having a rod to fish 30-50lb test when the tuna are eating everything in the water.
6 Bluefin Tuna and 8 Yellowtail. Amazing opportunity to catch a fish of a lifetime. Trips are $175 per person(starting Monday) and limited to 44 pass. Please bring a 25 lb bait rod, a 40 or 50 lb bait rod and a flatfall outfit. No passport required.
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