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Friday, April 27th, 2012
Hello good friends and happy Friday to all of you. A short day for us as we only had a few minor jobs to wrap up. We completed the final sanding of the hull and with a slight change of plans to the inside bulwarks, we had to sand the entire inside of the boat but only the stern section from gate to gate. So now the entire outside of the hull, the inside of the bulwarks from the boarding gates aft, and spots forward of the gates are ready to go for the gloss coat. It only took us a couple of hours to square everything away and with a much needed freshwater rinse and cleaning up, our day was complete and we started the weekend off early. Also this morning, the propellers, shafts, and rudders were put back in and on Monday, the painters will be suiting up and applying the gloss coat. Man, what a fantastic day that will be. Not only for the boat but for us as well. Painting days mean very short days for the crew, so it's pretty much a three-day weekend for us and with the NBA Playoffs starting on Saturday, the weekend is going to be a good one. With that said, it's pretty much all downhill from here (knock on wood).
Our haul-out will be about half-complete with the major sanding and painting being finished on Monday. After that, it's on to the bait tank for our next painting project. We still have to sand our mahogany rails, drill and replace the zincs, and a few other jobs to complete and hopefully, we'll be back in the water sometime next week. It's a good thing we got into the boatyard early this year as it's starting to get a little bit crowded down there. Along with a couple of naval vessels, tug boats, commercial fishing boats and some private yachts, the long-range fleet is starting to make their way onto the blocks. With the Red Rooster III splashing down this morning after their stay at Knight & Carver, the Spirit of Adventure and Qualifier 105 were hauled out as well and the Searcher expected to be with us sometime in the next few days, it'll be nice to get back home and finish things up back at the docks. Just like our longer trips in the fall/winter, it's always a relief to arrive back to our slip at Fisherman's Landing. It's also special to tie back up to the docks because that means Mitch's Seafood for lunch a few days a week. Can't beat that.
Alrighty. Well, I hope all of you enjoyed this weeks reports and we'll be back at it on Monday with some photos our freshly painted boat. She's going to look really, really good. You'll see. Enjoy your weekend and we'll chat with you on Monday.
-Richie & Team Supreme-
In addition to the great Wahoo fishing last trip JJ was able to sneak a whole skipjack down below then to pull out this nice Grouper! Hell ya JJ!
I was told second hand today that my reports make it sound like fishing was less good than it actually was and I have to say that I totaly agree. I have sat at home in the past and reminessed by reading some of my past reports and have thought to myself how much better that perticular day actually was than I was reading so I will try and be more accurate with my reports starting with today. As I write this we have just departed from a 2+ hour drift on the bigguns so I'm still pumped. Take a journey with me.
We started off our morning drifting in flat calm conditions which it remained for the rest of the day. We fired up after daylight and didn't find much to work with for a few hours but mid morning we started stringing some stops together on the yellowfin tunas for a couple of hours before they went down for pretty much the rest of the day minus a couple stops mid afternoon. In between that after lunch we bumped into a couple big balls of dorado. That's something we haven't seen yet this year. They were a bit on the smaller size for the most part but they were still fun to watch and catch. Most of them were the size that's to big to bounce over the rail without a gaff but small enough to make it very difficult to gaff so we lost our fair share. Mostly guys grabbing the line trying to swing it over on there own.
After around 4 oclock we were getting low on bait and decided to use the remainder of it trying to catch bluefin tuna. Things were looking grim for us after a couple hours driving around in the zone without seeing much but around 6:30 things got nasty. My sonar made that beautiful sound the says fish fish fish with every pulse and then it was drifting for a few hours and hooking for 2. I'm not sure how many of the 60-90 pound maybe a few over 100 pound beasts we hooked but I can tell you we landed 13 of them and when you land that many you usually lose that many too. I watched one gentleman get spooled instantly on 50 pound test. Instantly. I watched that same angler later land one on 60 pound test. Everyone on board had their chance at a biggun this evening and half the boat did get one.
We're headed for the dock now and we'll be there tomorrow around the 0700 hour. We'll have a busy little turn around but we'll get the job done. We always do. See you later from the wheel house of the Polaris Supreme.
These darn bluefin let me tell ya. This morning looked so juicy. We drifted for hours on 3 different schools and caught 9. Hours. And it's not like they weren't hanging around. I mean the boat was jugged underneath. They were under us like shishkabob. 9 fish. We lost our fair share but 9 fish? With what we saw?
Mid day wasn't that awesome. We saw some but it didn't impress me. We messed around with some small yellows while we waited for things to straighten out. At 4 things did. Not right away. We saw the school and it took a while to get things going but eventually it did. We drifted for 2 straight hours catching fish. Not wide open. But fairly steady. 1-6 going. Action. Nice ones. After that drift we did it again. Again it took a while to get things going but again, it did. We drifted until dark on that one. About an hour. Same deal. Maybe a little less. 1-4 going. So it was an afternoon thing today. I'm sure glad we hung around for it.
So we head in now. We're departing tomorrow on a 5 day. What are we going to do?
Nice bluefin making for a great starter and finisher for our 6 day trips. Next one leaves August 23rd!
Fishing reports for seaside heights 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.