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Dear Polaris Supreme Anglers,
I hope this letter finds all of you well. As summer fast approaches we have gotten final Guadalupe questions answered. And below I have done my best to try to convey them all to you.
Not all trips will go to Guadalupe. Last year there was already excellent fishing at Guadalupe mid July. In a normal water temperature year like we have now, we start to see Guadalupe produce good yellowfin by mid August. So mid July, mid August is the time slot we may start fishing Guadalupe. Your guess is probably as good as mine. But we do know if the yellowfin do show, they will be there in full force by September and October. Either way we want to be to be prepared for any scenario.
Passports, Visas, Mexican Permits, and Guadalupe Permits (one bracelet for each day of fishing at Guadalupe) will be required by all passengers on all trips four days and longer from July 18th on that may go to Guadalupe. This is a Homeland Security US and Mexico Customs and Immigration requirement to go to Guadalupe Island.
I realize the logistics seem very complex, but all you, as a passenger will need to acquire, will be a passport. We will acquire all other documents.
The decision to go to Guadalupe will be made four to five days prior to departure. This will give us time to prepare our forms, and notify our customs brokers, (Us and Mexican), Department of Homeland Security, Customs, Immigration, Agriculture, and Coast Guard.
We need your passport information now!
Our decision to go to Guadalupe will be made on the basis of whether there is good fishing or not at the Island, weather, input from charter heads and passengers as to their desire to go. The Captain and owner will make the final decision based on the above-mentioned and any other issues that may come up.
A typical route on a five-day trip would be as follows:
Day 0 – Board 9:00am * Depart Landing11:00am * Depart Bait Receivers 1:00 pm
It is 60 miles from San Diego to Ensenada * Arrive Ensenada 7:00 pm *
Two hours to clear * Depart Ensenada 9:00 pm
Day 1 – Fish day light until dark off shore for albacore, bluefin, and yellowtail on
kelps. It is 182 miles from Ensenada to the North end of Guadalupe and 196
miles to the south end. 217 miles from San Diego to north end of Guadalupe.
237 miles to south end.
Day 2 – Fish Guadalupe daylight and on into the night for yellowtail and tuna.
Day 3 – Fish Guadalupe until dark. You could also go back off shore at the end of the
Previous day to fish albacore, bluefin, and yellowtail on kelps this day.
Day 4 – Fish off shore for albacore, bluefin, and yellowtail on kelps. We must be within
60 miles of Ensenada by 4 pm to be into Ensenada by 10 pm to clear out of
Mexico. Depart Ensenada midnight.
Day 5 – Arrive San Diego customs 6:00 am. One hour to clear. Arrive back to the
dock 7:30 am.
The typical scenario for a four-day trip would be one day less at Guadalupe. If indeed the Island was the main destination. The time involved to target Guadalupe on four and five day trips will not allow us to have time to fish Cedros or Benitos. Six or seven day trips will.
This is the longest expected clearing times. We are hoping to keep Ensenada down to one hour and San Diego down to a half hour. There is no scheduled check in into Guadalupe, but we expect to be inspected by Conapesca and/or the Mexican Navy.
Only on trips going to Guadalupe requiring clearance there will be a clearance fee of approximately $3260.00 divided up amongst the passengers on board. This will cover the cost we will be required to pay in and out of San Diego and Ensenada for customs, Immigration and Agriculture. Other cost will include the following
Cost 5-Day: (carrying 24 people)
Mexican Fishing Permit $ 87.00 (cost incurred on all trips to Mexico)
Mexican Visa $25.00
Daily Guadalupe Bracelet $ 5.00 (per day) times 3= $15
Clearance Fee $135.00
Approximate total $257.00
Our bait dying in Ensenada Harbor has been a question brought up and will not be an issue. Ensenada Harbor is very clean, if not cleaner than San Diego Bay in the summer when there is no runoff. It is also cooler than San Diego Bay and chance of red tide is slim in both bays this year with no El Nino.
Thank you all for your patronage. If you have any questions or concerns please call me or Susan at the Polaris Supreme office. 619-390-7890
Here's what went down today. Breakfast, then American Hustle(movie), then a whole lot of tuna leader making, then the Charger game. Listen to this. Our goofball crew member Mark Clark, well he claims to be a Raider fan but the only time he seems to care what they do is when they play the Chargers. Myself and the rest of the crew usually bet 20 dollars on each game. Well today couldn't have played out better. Prior to the start of the game he assumed we were betting and to rub it in that the Raiders are no good, I claimed I didn't want to bet because I'd feel I was taking money out of his sons pocket. He insisted we bet so we did. I still had it planned out to give him his money back if the Chargers blew them out as the ultimate rub in. So if you didn't know, it was a nail biter. Mark missed the last couple minutes of the game and everyone on board made him think that the Raiders won. He immediately came down to the galley and just absolutely let me have it. I don't know
how but I managed to keep a straight enough face to still have him think the Raiders won. Ever since then he's been on cloud 9. I don't know how and when I'll break the news and bring his reality crashing down to a major low. I'm sure looking forward to it though. He thinks he's up 120 bucks but more importantly to him he gets to talk all that smack.
Anyways, moving on. It's cocktail hour now and soon we will be feasting on a veal chop. One more day. The weather is fantastic right now. A beautiful sunset too.
Tuesday Dec 4 looks to be the best weather window for those folks looking to fish with us. If yellowtail are unavailable we will target cod in 180-400 ft. Before anyone freaks out, this picture was taken a long time ago and was on a Comercial boat fishing in legal US waters. Come prepared for yellowtail and bottom fish.
Wednesday, July 10th, 2013
Hi friends. Absolutely gorgeous weather out here today; it couldn't be beat. It was flat calm, it was windless, it was sunny. We liked it. We're currently en route to the bait/Yellowtail grounds and our ride is motionless. Chef Schooler and Chef Shawn our downstairs kicking out Scallop/Shrimp Alfredo and strawberry milkshakes and root beer floats for dessert. We like that too. Anyhow, here is our day went.
The Mustache put us on one school in the mid-morning and we had a really nice go-around on some 25-40 pounders but as soon as they came, they vanished. No rhyme or reason why but they did. We had a few "filler stops" on smaller grade Bluefin and also some school-sized Yellowfin tuna as well but it wasn't enough to keep us from calling it a slow day. It wasn't for lack of effort and wasn't because of lack of fish, by the way. We saw multiple breezers of Bluefin today but they didn't react or if they did, they gave us the slip. Very frustrating to say the least. But, we managed to put a few on the boat before we began our descent to do some inshore activities.
So that is all. We'll be into the zone at 0400 hours and we'll be trying for some carnada. Wish us luck and we'll hit y'all up tomorrow. Happy Hump Day, y'all.
-The Supreme Team
Hands down the best fishing the AZTEC has ever seen!! Our standouts were a 321lb, 298lb, & 292lb. We also had 48 more Bluefin from 50-120lbs and 407 Yellowfin!!
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