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Friday, August 17th, 2012
What's good, people. There are two kinds of Sinclairs in this world, Upton and Matthew. We had both today. Our fishing was Upton Sinclair-style, real good, and we have Matthew Sinclair and his mustache to help us on deck this trip. We caught all of the major species today and we even got our bronze on. First of the season! You farmers and your tans were no match for the Baja sun that we soaked up today. It was hot and flat out here, check the pictures if you don't believe me. Polaris Supreme. Come to think of it, ever since I took my shirt off, the fish wouldn't stop jumping into the boat until I buttoned her back up at days end. Ouch. Anyhow, awesome fishing at the Ridge today and just when we thought it was all said and done, Tommy "Black Eyes" Miles found a kelp at five miles that kicked out all the flatheads we could handle. Never underestimate the blackhawk and his powerful vision. Oh yeah baby, I done told y'all once to get on our level and I don't like to repeat myself. Ronny and the boys are so pumped right now. Big yellowfin, big bluefin, small yellowfin, small bluefin, big dorado, small dorado, big yellowtail, and small yellowtail. Oh yeah, we even hooked a really nice striped marlin today too. Abbey Wombat (the U.S. womens soccer star) couldn't be more proud of us right now. God Bless America.
So what's the plan for tomorrow? I don't know, I'm just a deckhand but I'll ask the skipper ... skipper says it's a secret. Intriguing. We'll report back tomorrow.
Today was rough.I'm not talking about the fishing. I'm talking about the weather. We were expecting this though. We knew it would be this way so we had plans all along to keep it a down swell day. We started west and moved east jigging up small tuna. We expected this as well. We must of caught 50 tuna this morning but only 10 of them wound up with tags stapled to there gills. All the rest went back into the ocean to fight another day. Right before lunch we hit a nice kelp and caught 20 nice yellows. We thought we were going to string together a few kelps after that but that was the last thing we saw all day long other than a few jig strikes on throw back tunas. So we're headed to the Island now and we'll be there before daylight. Wish us luck.
Good news. We're getting our Gunny back August 8th. I miss that well done steak eating man. If you're reading this Guns, bring another blanket. I've been using your's aqnd it's been working great. I've been putting it on top of my blanket though so if you want it back it shouldn't have my cooties on it.
Captain Ryan Bostian checked in this morning at 6:02 AM with an update from yesterday’s trip aboard the San Diego! We are on our way out Saturday morning. We had a good trip yesterday. We went out with 36 passengers and we caught 15 Bluefin Tuna. Two of the Bluefin were 60 to 65 pounders. The rest were 30 to 35 pounders. There are also some bigger ones jumping around out there. We also had a kelp for 74 Yellowtail and 26 big Bonito.
We are heading out right now there is a slight wind lump. Call Seaforth now at (619) 224-3383 to get in on the action.
Bring a flat-fall rig and a bait stick. We recommend a heavy stick for fat-fall and a 2 speed reel with 60 to 80 pound spectra and a short top shot.
San Diego Anglers Private charter enjoyed beautiful weather and excellent fishing. 1 yellowfin and limits of dorado.
Steady stop and go action with an end of the day finale. Our 30 anglers managed limits of bluefin and 12 yellowfin.
Today was a bust for us. I can't sugar coat it any. It was slow all around. We chased around fish all morning but we never really saw much volume in one area. The fish were scattered out one here two there for miles. We'd stop and maybe get one or two per drift but it wasn't enough to keep us around. We left and went to the next Island up arriving after lunch. After looking around for a while we found one spot that I think we would have done well on if there were no such things as sea lions. The yellows boiled around and we hooked seven or eight of them and they were all stolen from us by our furry little friends. After that we took off and fished offshore the rest of the day and only caught a handful of tuna.
The weather right now is good and we should have it tomorrow as well. We're going to copy our first morning out here and hopefully have similar results.
Fishing reports for tampa offshore 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.