Polaris Supreme update 08-15-2012
Our day started off today in flat calm weather and high hopes that we were going to score big. We worked our water break way out to the north west away from where we have been catching most of our fish. About 20 miles away I thought "What the heck am I doing? What if they start getting them?" We made a sweeping turn out to the west and immediately found our first small paddy of the day. We were immediately rewarded with a frenzied bite of mixed yellowfin, bluefin, dorado and small yellowtail which were released. When the dust had cleared we had about 35 mixed fish. And back up to the wheelhouse and mast we all went to find another one. After about a half hour of searching and lunch time approaching , we hadn't found another one. And then of course, my worst nightmare occurred. Signs of the fish starting to bite 20 miles back where I left from. This is one of those times you wish you had a button you could push just once a trip to put you somewhere instantly.
Of course you'd probably want to push it again and go back where you
just were once you got there. That's probably why they don't make such
a devise. That and the lack of technology to do so. Anyway, off we went two hours south. Back to where we started our morning. As we arrived it turns out that only one boat had really caught much of anything and he was definitely one of those lucky guys. He had had a phenomenal day on that small grade yellowfin and bluefin. As the passengers began to break down their gear and we headed north, our day went from slow to the insane. We spent the rest of the hours until heading for home late, in a wide open bite for small yellowfin and bluefin. With the odd big yellowtail, 18 pounds or more and dorado, 15 pounds thrown in. Talk about carrying around a horseshoe and waiting until the last minute to use it. It was a fantastic topper to Eric Rogger's 28th ? or 30th long range charter with me. And also a befitting ending to Alex Crandall's last hurrah before he heads off to Afghanistan. Alex it was awesome to have you and your dad on board to spend time together. Thanks for sharing that time with us on board the
Polaris Supreme. Thanks Paula for letting them go. We will be
heading up the line and into San Diego a couple hours late tomorrow.
Somewhere around 8:00 am or so. We will report tomorrow on the jackpot fish and give you a trip wrap up.
Thanks for tuning in,
Tommy and the awesome crew of the Polaris Supreme