The Pacific Queen out of Fishermans Landing teams up with 976-TUNA for a 2 day trip. Trip leaves Friday June 9th at 9 pm. This trip will be heading offshore for tuna and yellowtail. Early Booking Price is $450.00, normal price is $550.00Meals and permits not included and will be collected on the boat. Simply book right on line or call for reservations at 310-328-8426. PASSPORT IS REQUID. Charter Master Earl The Pearl
Keeping it going here. Giant yellowfin are here and biting. Some days better then others. Stoked to head back out on a 3.5 tonight. Wish us luck. Capt Keith.
Contact us at E-mail, Constitutionsportfishing.com or our 877-304-5094. There are spots available on our upcoming trips. More pictures to follow this incredible trip. See you down here. Capt Keith, Capt Jesus, Capt Evaristo & deckboss Albino.
Fishermans Landing Long Range Update - The Royal Star
Same story here today. We battled our way to a fair score at best in the face of a worthy adversary. Right now this zone is not feeling kindly toward us. Aside from the weather, which today was glorious, our tormentors were abundant, and widely distributed. From a lack of fish, to a lack of fish biting that we did find, to aggressive packs of sand paper skinned locals with seemingly insatiable appetites for more than a few of those we did fool onto the lines, the deck was squarely stacked against us.
It wasn't all pain and woe however. This group is taking the drubbing in stride recognizing that we still have plenty of time, and regardless of current production, or lack thereof, the show must go on. And on it did. A mid day lunch break, that featured high (octane) spirits and a good old fashioned outdoor barbecue set the exact tone that we were looking for. In a scenic setting that can only be described as surreal we stopped the boat, took in the spectacular surroundings, whooped it up mightily, enjoyed a feast fit for a king, then set back out to the grounds after the appreciated by all, incredible respite.
No matter what we do, or how hard we try there are times when the fishing falls flat. Another card or two in the stack, only to be played in the most needful times, can go a long way toward enhancing the vacation aspect of these adventures. Today the time was right. Another day in paradise awaits us tomorrow as we continue to ply the waters waiting for conditions to repatriate the tuna to this sacred outpost. The guarantee in all this is that we will continue working toward the goal of making a worthy catch to the last minute possible. Armed now to the teeth with perfect bait and anglers ready for vengeance, say a prayer for these tuna if they get close to us with an appetite now.
Photo today features long time Royal Star veteran and friend Chip Mezin with his first “photo worthy” tuna of the voyage, a fat, 160 pound model.
Fishermans Landing Long Range ~ Royal Polaris Be Carefull What You Wish For
Now for today’s particulars: If you’ve been following you know we were fervently hoping for a back off from the wind and a decent current. We woke up this morning to a cloudless sky, a good current that ran strong all day, and zero wind. That you could be this far out in the middle of the Pacific and be grease calm all day, was astounding. We knew we were in trouble when the first beads of sweat began forming around 9 AM! Even assistance from helium balloons failed to keep the kites flying for most of the day and at times you felt like you were baking under the unrelenting sun and heat. Yes, finally you could shoot a bait straight out in nothing flat, but alas, the tuna either didn’t like the change or just took the day off. We only managed to land 4 for the day, and sadly they were not even close to the grade we have come to expect and love. Along with the strong current came some ugly tangles since this was really the first time we had to deal with such conditions, and bait fishing techniques need to adjust a little when it starts flowing hard. Wahoo, however, were a bit more cooperative and we caught 15 skinnys by sundown.
Another reel was there for the taking, but no one came close so it will roll over. By now, everyone has caught lots of big fish and it’s no pressure fishing from here on out. Even a slow day such as this did little to dampen our elevated spirits. We’re sitting tight and hoping for a repeating current tomorrow, this time accompanied by cooperative fish. A little more breeze and clouds would be appreciated also.
It seems when we fish down at the “bank” quite often the phrase “no wonder they named it “hurricane bank” comes up as being over 400 mi offshore it can quite often be choppy. Well today the “bank” could go by a name like “flat calm bank” as the weather was very nice. Fishing at times was slow and there was a mid day lull that lasted a few hours but we had some morning action and it seems like our best consistent action has been in the afternoon. At times we would have multiple fish going and the battles would be epic as these good grade 100-200lb fish take awhile to land on our sardine gear. There were guys that didn’t get a bite but there were some that landed multiple fish and when the sun went down, we had a respectable catch aboard. The guys
We started the day right with a 209 and a handful of other “stock” 80 – 90 pound fish. After that though it was a real struggle; made more so by the appearance of fish, and worthy conditions, but scant production. So goes the battle. Obviously on the down side of the cycle at present all we can do is bide our time, make the most of what we have to work with, and hope (pray) that some change for the better will occur during the next few days.
On the plus side of the equation we are living the dream in the way of weather and scenery. Every evening that blessed refuge behind the island is a heavily respite that can not be overstated. That piece of tranquility replaces the day's challenges with pure delight. But, admittedly, right dow that delight would be magnified ten times over if some stronger fishing production was part of the package. Needless to say we'll be back at it tomorrow kicking, scratching, and clawing our way along until something changes for the better; or it's time to head home...
Photo today features long time Royal Star veteran and master angler Dale Kurata with his hugely satisfying 209 picked off on the sardine right at daylight. Not without an extraordinary number of travails before triumph this success story is directly attributed solid rigging. Without question this fish would have been long gone with anything less.
Fishermans Landing Long Range ~ Royal Polaris Slowing Down
It turned out to be another very good day on big tuna, even though around 2:00 this afternoon we were stuck on 3 tuna and 3 wahoo. Late afternoon the action picked back up and we wound up landing an additional 12 Yellowfin. You must be as tired of reading about it as we are contending with it, but the total lack of current continues to plague us. It’s actually somewhat amazing that you can spot a floating object, and a half an hour later it’s pretty much in exactly the same area. No, it hasn’t been a burden on kite fishing for most of the trip, but it too saw very little action until late in the day.
Once again, there were some very impressive fish and the average remains 120 and up. Big fish honors today go to Brandon Stevens who landed a 225 off the kite. There was another Accurate reel on the line for a non-kite fish 200 or better and it would have claimed by John Collins who hit the number right on the nose (in addition to a 165 kite fish). John’s bait fish is now the largest non-kite on the boat and this was his second cow of the trip. There were a few other fish in the 190s and Dave Downs got a shower for landing a 150 personal best (beating out 2 other prior p.b.s).
The temperature here is even hotter than the fishing, but a good breeze throughout the day helped out big time. The clock has begun ticking off the number of fishing days left, and the freezers are filling with the current RSW almost full and a second fresh RSW cooling down now and being readied for tomorrow. We’ll do our best to plug that one too in the time remaining.
A fair shot in the early morning for a couple of dandies and a handful more school fish then a long lull until the early afternoon when we got to scratching again. As is so often the case in these zones time in the water, and time spent stationary rather than on the move, are the two keys to success when it comes to big fish. This go to strategy paid dividends again today when seasoned Royal Star veteran George Takenouchi picked off a fine 220 on the flylined sardine at day's end.
In the arguably most spectacular giant yellowfin tuna destination known to fishing we head into day three poised and prepared for bigger and better things to come. It's no barn burner here right now to be sure, but time is still abundant, and there is enough sign around to suggest big potential. Conditions need to straighten out and the fish will move in. A lot of patience is what it will take. Regardless we can not muster a complaint in the way of scenery or potential. This is an awfully fine place to angling for a dream fish. Photo today features George with his well earned prize!
Fishermans Landing Long Range ~ Royal Polaris The Action Continues
It was another action filled fun day of fishing on the Royal Polaris, which saw 25 quality tuna and a lone wahoo landed. It was a slow scratch most of the day until around 4 this afternoon when nearly half the day’s catch came aboard in just an hour or so. The excellent grade didn’t change and 3 more cows were landed. John Collins got big fish honors with an extremely tough 225, Andre Mc Collough and, Buddy Stevens both got 202s. I believe I may have failed to mention that Buddy also got another 202 back on the 12th. All these cows as well as every cow we’ve landed thus far have come off the kite. Greg Curry was almost there (and a scale may have put him on the mark), but the chart read 199 on his kite fish.
The only complaint anyone can have about the fishing here is the persistent lack of current which makes getting a bait out into the “zone” not impossible, but very difficult. One finds themselves hardly ever straight off the stern where the chum is constantly tossed, and you can imagine how frustrating it is to soak a bait for 20 minutes or so and still find yourself just a few yards from the boat. It certainly makes you appreciate what it was like back in “the old days” before the long range fleet flew kites. Jack downgraded the qualifications for his reel to 175 from yesterday’s 200, and since he was still unable to give it away, drew a number at dinner. Lucky angler with a brand new Accurate 600X is Dr. Peter Douglas. Congrats to Pete and to Bob Ramirez who we sang happy birthday to at dinner tonight. Weather also continues to be beyond excellent. If you’ve got to be stuck in a pattern, this is a good one to repeat. We hope to do just that tomorrow.
We had a great start to the trip as we were able to get situated at a decent spot and able to start picking away at good grade fish. It was nothing crazy but we kept a couple of fish hooked all afternoon. We certainly had our share of heartbreaks but we also enjoyed plenty of happy endings. Matt Hefflinger took big fish honors with a 234 but in addition Pete, Clyde and BS also able entered the big fish club with low twos that weighed from 204-209. The average fish was very nice as the rest were 100-195lbs.
Fishermans Landing Long Range ~ Royal Polaris Less Numerous But Even Bigger
Another great day of fishing here, which saw just a few less fish landed than yesterday. There’s a new king cow on board after today. We continue to be amazed and pleased at the great quality of fish we are catching, and if you hook up, with few exceptions you can expect a 140 to 180 pound fish. One such exception was Skip Kenison, our seniorist citizen, who with a bit of help from the crew brought in a 243 which is the current big fish of the trip. Another exception was Stan Brown’s 202. Both fish were hooked on the kite which outperformed standard bait fishing by far. Once again, the current and wind combination made getting a bait out nearly impossible. The kite is obviously immune to such adverse conditions, and the passengers find themselves biding time for the most part, until it’s their turn on the kite. That’s not to say we didn’t get a few fish on bait, but it’s a lot harder, and more frustrating to do so. If the current picks up or the wind backs off, we could quickly find ourselves with a serious case of sore muscle syndrome! There were several other tuna that also taped 190 to 199.
Jack put up another Accurate reel for the largest non-kite fish over 200 pounds, but once again it went unclaimed and will rollover until tomorrow. I overheard several of the guys commenting that this has become a very relaxing, pressure free trip, mainly because everyone has some great fish under their belt, and plenty of time to add to their totals.
The RSW hold opened up around lunch which always makes you try just a little bit harder in order to bring home the finest sushi grade Yellowfin available anywhere. We’re going nowhere else for now and look forward to repeat performances tomorrow.
We arrived back from our Soft Steel sponsored 15 day trip under clear skies. We ended up with an impressive catch of fish and we had 3 fish go over 200 pounds on the scale. Special thanks to Tony Garza and everyone on board for making this trip so awesome. Our jackpot winners are as follows: 3rd place went to Gary Grant with a 170.6 pound yellowfin tuna, 2nd place went to David Tang with a 176.4 pound yellowfin tuna, and 1st place went to Jim Odlum with a 214.7 pound yellowfin tuna. Our honorable mentions are David "Soda Pop" Rouse with a 210.5 pound yellowfin tuna and Jim Odlum with a 207 pound yellowfin tuna. Always a pleasure having this group on the boat and we are looking forward to fishing with everyone again soon. We depart on our next trip this Friday, another 15 day trip. Until then, Captain Bill Cavanaugh and the Intrepid Team.
Arrived this morning with cows onboard. The fish bit a little for us and we made the best of all the opportunities that were given to us. Giant tuna from 181 to 285lbs were landed. Water has been shifting around and we hope it settles in soon. The fish are eating mostly red crab and a little squid. Flylined cabbies and double troubles on balloons caught them. Hope to see you down here soon. The big fish are here! Capt Keith.
Contact us at E-mail, Constitutionsportfishing.com or our 877-304-5094. There are spots available on our upcoming trips. More pictures to follow this incredible trip. See you down here. Capt Keith, Capt Jesus, Capt Evaristo & deckboss Albino.
Fishing was already good, but today, it got even better! The morning bite was quite slow except for Kathy Rounds’ kite fish. I guess it took a feminine touch to bring the first cow on board as she landed a 202. For most of the day a combination of wind and no current made getting a bait out difficult and frustrating and relatively few fish were landed that way. The kite however, had no such problems and began going off in earnest just before lunch and produced steadily throughout the day. We went through the entire rotation and Kathy even caught a second fish from it eventually.
Late afternoon the current began to flow and both methods became effective. At the end of the day we had put on 34 tuna, our best number yet, and the grade was better also with the majority of fish in the 140 to 180 range. But wait, it gets even better! Bruce Wurth crushed his recent personal best with a 213 kite fish, the second cow of the day, and the new big fish on board. He was rewarded with a Royal Polaris shower for the effort. Sam Lewin, who along with Dave Downs has improved his p.b. every day of the trip landed a 199, and there was at least one other fish in the 190’s. The Wahoo Special Accurate reel qualification was downgraded to largest non-kite fish over 150 (down from 200 yesterday) and was won by Bob Ramirez with a 177. The reel apparently was destined to go to a Ramirez, because he had to knock his son, Anthony, off the bubble to claim the prize (Anthony’s was 160 something). I apologize to any one I may have missed. When there’s this many quality fish coming over, it’s hard to keep track. As you can imagine, that’s a very good thing!
Today we had another day of excellent fishing which saw 31 tuna and 4 wahoo come over the rails. The grade of Yellowfin under 100lbs are by far the exception rather than the rule. The best bite of the day was right around breakfast, and if you happened to be on the kite, your chances were excellent at scoring a great fish. Bait fishing, while tougher, also produced its share.
After that we slowly picked and scratched for the rest of the day. Still no official cows on board but we came about as close as you can get. Big fish honors for the day (and trust me, it’s been a while since I could say this) go to your’s truly, Larry Eilbott with a taped 199 off the kite. Honorable mention goes to Bob Ramirez with a 196 also off the kite. . Numerous other fish in the 170 and up class, and as I said, not much below about 120lbs. With fish of this quality we are obviously in no hurry to go anywhere else and we’ll start here early again tomorrow. Sam Lewin, and Pat Hickman both improved upon their personal bests from yesterday, and Jaime Zachea got his P.B. today. Don’t stop there guys, plenty of time left to boost those stats. even higher. We had a little more welcomed breeze today than we’ve been having, but sunshine and still gentle seas remain the main weather theme so far.
There was, and still is an Accurate reel up for grabs for the largest non-kite tuna over 200lbs caught for the day. It will roll over for now until tomorrow, when hopefully some lucky bait fisherman scores a cow. We are all having a great time so far, and with fish like this cooperating, how could we not?
The first day of fishing brought excellent results. We didn’t arrive in time for the morning bite and started off seeing if any wahoo wished to come aboard. 25 of them decided to accept our invitation and several were in the extra-large category. What a great start! When we started to target tuna, results were close to the same with 21 Yellowfin landed. The majority were in the 120 to 150 class and the big fish honors go to Andre Mc Collough who landed a taped, 183 Yellowfin, off the kite. Our official certified scale is off somewhere being repaired, so all weights this trip will be taped/estimated, until we return to Fisherman’s landing. Jack offered up a lure pack, for the first wahoo, and a pair of Accurate Piranha rigging pliers for largest tuna over 150. Both prizes were won by, John Collins, who was on fire for both species today. There are several passengers who are on their first trip of this duration and even though we had no cows for the day, Sam Lewin, Pat Hickman, and Bruce Wurth all got their personal bests today with tuna over 100lbs. Now that’s the way to start a trip and tons of time to make those P.B’s even heavier! The weather was even better than the fishing, with just enough wind to keep the kites up, and a warm sun that bordered on uncomfortably hot when it peeked through the clouds in the middle of the day. Bait fishing and kite fishing both produced and needless to say we’re in no hurry to leave here after today’s results. Tonight we’ll try and get some bigger baits for the kite and we’ll be at it long before the sun rises to test out the morning bite tomorrow. All in all it was just what the Dr. ordered to work out the nervous energy we’ve been storing up since we left. No problems, no complaints, and not even a significant tangle today. It’ll be a tough act to follow tomorrow but we’ll see if we can top it with a full day of fishing.
Day four and still chugging along in some of the calmest seas you’ll ever encounter. Add to that a cloudless sky and a bright warm sun and you’ve got everything you’d ever want from a fishing trip except actually fishing. That will change sometime after breakfast tomorrow when finally we’ll get around to the real reason we’re out here, which of course is the pursuit of tuna and other game fish. Believe it or not, it took until almost lunch today before Jonathan made his final decision as to where we will start off.
Most fishing trips anywhere else in the world would be about over by now and here we are just now figuring out where to begin! The heading (South)was a given all along but staying in touch and cooperating with other long range boats all factor in as to where our best chances lie. It’s all part of what makes these trips such a unique experience. By tomorrow this time hopefully I’ll be describing all kinds of action, you’ll just have to check back and see.
Fishermans Landing Long Range News - Royal Polaris From The Bridge
and still moving on down the line. The big weather warm up we were waiting for arrived today in full force. Somewhere along the line we changed from sweat shirts to shirts off and we’re all loving it! We had to pass by Alijos anyway, so Capt. Jonathan gave it a quick drive by, and darned if Bob Ramirez didn’t manage to find a single wahoo (aka. future fish enchilada) for the galley. Other than that, there is really nothing else to expand upon today. The ride is smooth as it can be, and thanks to a brand new system, we’ve actually still got live TV.
A quick seminar after breakfast covered tuna fishing and pertinent tackle prep, and was immediately followed by more marathon rigging sessions at galley tables. Most reels are finally on respective rods, and after another full day of running tomorrow, we will be armed and ready to do battle. I’ll be sure to let you know which side ends up victorious.
All Day Pick Hello anglers, This morning we woke to biting tuna. After the morning flurry of 60-140 pounders we were able to pick away at them for most of the day. We were fortune enough to land two cows (a 240 by Dr.Alan Hermer, 219 by Bob Buckland his second for the trip) and a handfull of 150-170 pounders in the mix. We are going to stay here and try it again tomorrow. Wish us luck Reported by:Mike Ramirez
Hey out there, this is Larry from St. Louis doing the reporting yet again! (Yeah! More poems!). We took off this morning around 8 am for the annual Accurate 18 day trip and are travelling smoothly with great, albeit slightly chilly weather headed somewhere South. The crew was up even earlier than the passengers, and was kind enough to load the boat with bait before we ever got on, so we’re already a few hours ahead of the game. Jack, the man himself, is on board and as usual, came bearing much in the way of Accurate loaner gear. After the safety orientation, he began the hand outs with T-shirts for all. That was followed by Bob Ramirez who gave everyone a care package courtesy of Hi-Seas tackle containing a few different items which we’ll all put to good use. Then there was some finger tape passed out and yet another T-shirt from Koi and friends. So, we already have more stuff than we boarded with as if we all didn’t bring enough. We had lunch, began the movie marathon and now you’re up to date. Hopefully there will be much to report on in the coming weeks, but not a darn thing more that I can think of for now. Enjoy the reports and of course, the…
We had a very good day here on the Intrepid. Our morning was busy with steady action on 60 to 90 pound tuna. Unfortunately, we did not have any fish over 100 pounds for our morning. That changed in the afternoon. After our morning shot, we located some wahoo and had good, fast paced action. The Ron Huth "Bullet Bombs" were working really good. In the afternoon we located an area of better sized tuna and kept 1 to 3 fish hook until dark. The tuna this afternoon were 80 to 160 pounds and we ended up with 8 fish between 130 and 160 pounds. A very good day of fishing. We are staying here tonight. Wish us luck, Captain Bill Cavanaugh and the Intrepid Team
Slow Start Hello anglers, We arrived at the our destination around 0900 this morning. It was not quite what we expected. There was a little sign of wahoo around and not much tuna. We worked at the wahoo for a bit picking up a dozen or so before we put the anchor down and concentrated on the tuna. We ended up with a handfull of good grade yellowfin before the sun set, one of witch was a cow. Big fish of the day goes to Bob Buckland with a 212 lb.yft on the kite. We will give it the morning and if nothing changes we will be looking at another area. Wish us luck Reported by:Mike Ramirez
Hello everyone; Weather is a bit bumpy, but traveling north is still a good thing. Most of the day was spent taking down tackle, watching movies, and telling old fishing stories. The crew did some up keep on the boat, and will clean the boat tomorrow morning. We would like to give Jerry Brown a big thank you. Even though Jerry is back at home taking care of his business, he is missed on the boat. The passengers and crew would like to thank Jerry for all he has done over the years. The things he has done for his charter’s to be successful, in fishing and having a great time. His giveaway’s over the years, (reels, spectra, mono, fluorocarbon, spectra scissors, spectra glue, tee shirts, jackets, tackle boxes, rod straps). Jerry also give’s a bonus check for the largest fish caught daily on his trips. So Jerry would like to say thank you, and you are missed. So another chapter is done, as we head for home. So until tomorrow, good luck and good fishing. Team R/p
Hello anglers, We have spent the last couple of days rigging and prepping. The anticipation is starting to biuld, we will be arriving at our destination tomorrow morning. The weather is still cooperating with us by staying nice and calm. We will keep you posted on how things go, wish us luck. Reported by:Mike Ramirez
We fished the Hurricane Bank today in hopes of having a shot at some bigger fish. We didn't catch much in the morning but we did have a decent sign of fish in the afternoon. We had 1 to 3 fish hooked for most of the afternoon and these were all 130 to 180 pound fish. Most of our fish came on the flylined sardine with a couple on the sinker rig. Big fish honors today goes to David Tang with fish that went 180 pounds. Good job Fishybuzz!! Our weather today was beautiful with less than 10 knots of breeze. We are staying here tonight. Wish us luck, Captain Bill Cavanaugh and the Intrepid Team
Fishermans Landing Long Range Update ~ Royal Polaris Headed Home
The party is over, time to clean rods and reels, and take a brake. We finished off the trip with excellent Yellowfin tuna action. With most of the fish in the 65 to 80 pound range, with a good number in the 100 pound plus category. The larger fish showed up early, then the smaller grade took over to the rest of our day. Weather could not be any better, with flat seas, clear skies, and sunny. This is what the doctor order. We had a surprise in our count today, with a few Dorado showing up. Until tomorrow, good luck, and good fishing, Team R/p.
Today was just another great day on the Royal Polaris. One passenger told me today, “It’s not all about fishing”. Well we had a fair day of fishing, with Yellowfin tuna making up the bulk of the catch. Most of the fish were in the 65 to 90 pound range, with only a few over the 100 pound mark. Weather continues to be excellent, with flat seas, partly cloudy, with lots of sunshine. Tomorrow will be our last day of fishing, and we are hoping for a good day. So until tomorrow, wish us luck. Team R/p.
Just when we thought we were lined up with the weather in our favor, the fishing conditions fell on its face. Very frustrating time at the rail today with most of it just trying to get your bait away from the boat, but for those who hung tough they managed to get a bite or two even though for the most part it was extremely tough. One of our persistent anglers, Robin Lemaster fought the conditions and managed to pick a few bites – including this 200.5lber. We are hanging in there and going to give it a try again tomorrow in hopes of more favorable conditions.
Looking for more,The guys
Fishermans Landing Long Range News ~ Royal Polaris Sushi Night
Weather continues to be excellent, with clear skies, flat seas, and sunny. After an early morning wake up to catch bait, it was right into catching Yellowfin tuna. Most of the Yellowfin were in the 75 to 90 pounds, with a close number over the hundred pound mark. It’s been a tough on the Wahoo, but it’s not because we aren’t trying. The Yellowfin were not the only thing on the bite today, it was Sushi buffet night. It’s one of the favorites on the Royal Polaris, but enough of me talking about it, check out the photos. So until fingers and keyboard meet again, wish us luck. Team R/p
After rolling down in very breezy conditions, we were very thankful to start off fishing today in much improved weather and even though we can’t say the fishing matched our weather, we went along with it and did manage to get a small sample of what we hope is more to come. Now that the weather is nice, we look forward to the fishing showing signs of improvement as well. John Metcalf picked off the his first fish of the trip hitting the scale at 161lbs.
Fingers crossed, The guys
Fishermans Landing Long Range ~ Royal Polaris Rock Steady
With the improvement of our weather, things are on the upswing. We had an excellent day today, with the Yellowfin making a great showing. The Yellowfin were in the 85 to 125 pound range, and there was plenty of action for all aboard. It was a very good day fishing the sardine, as the kite was hard to keep up. We will try to make a tank of bait tonight, and give it a try again tomorrow, so wish us luck. Team R/p
Captain Justin Fleck check in with an update from the Excel. We have finished up at the Hurricane Bank. We departed one day early due to weather conditions. We have moved up the beach to San Quentin. We are going to finish up here fishing for Yellowtail and Reds & Lingcod. The weather is flat calm.
We ended up having 6 days at the bank. We had 9 cows and everyone ended up with a couple big fish 100 pounds or better.
The Team Hoo 15 day will return to the dock at Point Loma on Monday.
Hello everyone; Weather continues to be a factor, but things are starting to look better. With some sun showing today, and the wind backing off, just a bit, it was a better day. The day started out with a few nice fish early, with one going over 200 pounds. We picked away at quality fish throughout the day, with another fish over two hundred being the highlight of our day. The rest of the Yellowfin were in the 150 to 190 pound range. We made another tank of bait, and hope for the better tomorrow. Wish us luck, team R/p.DSC09075 “BeNt RoDs 4 LiFe”
The beat goes on, as we picked away, at Yellowfin tuna in the 150 to 190 pound range. We didn’t have any over 200 pounds today. You had to work hard to get a bite, but if you put your time in at the rail, you would be rewarded with a nice fish. We did have a few Wahoo in the count today. Big fish honors today goes to Jim Springer, with a 194 pound Yellowfin tuna. Weather continue to be a bit windy, with 15 to 18 knots. We made another tank of bait, and hopefully things will pick up for us tomorrow. Team R/p.
Hello everyone; Well it was a very tough day of fishing and weather. The weather made it tuff on fishing today, with 25 to 30 knots of breeze. With a big sea, it was tough keeping hooks in the fish, so we had many loses to pulled hooks. We had two nice fish on at the bow, and both hooks pulled on those two. We had a mixed bag today, with Dorado, Wahoo and Yellowfin making the fill. Most of the Yellowfin were in the 170 to 190, with one going over 200 pounds. Lucky angler today was Don Burnside, with a 224 pound Yellowfin tuna. Parts of the day, we only had 2 anglers fishing, and they were on the kite. It was tough on our group to stay at the rail, with big seas and 25 to 30 knots on top of that. But we all survived to fish another day. We are hoping that the weather will come down tomorrow, so until then wish us luck. Team R/p.
Let’s put it this way, things on the Royal Polaris are going down, for real. We had an excellent day of Yellowfin tuna fishing, with everyone getting at least one fish over hundred pounds. Most of the Yellowfin today were in the 150 to 180 range, with a few going over 200 pounds. Lucky angler’s today, Jim Nailen with a 213 pound Yellowfin tuna, Jim Shoaf, 205 pound Yellowfin tuna, Steve George, 204 pound Yellowfin tuna, and Richard Keeley, with a 203 pound Yellowfin tuna. It’s not much I can say about today, but our weather did turn. We had rain, 20 to 25 knots of breeze, and overcast skies most of the day. But when the fish are biting you don’t realize the weather. We made a tank of bait, which came in handy for the kite. Fishing the PL68 early has been paying off. We are hoping for a change in our weather, as it’s a bit tough flying the kite and fighting a fish in the bow. So with that note, wish us luck. Team R/p
Weather continues to be good, with 12 to 15 knots and sunny. The wind is welcome, keeping it comfortable for all aboard. Wahoo fishing today, well lets say they had lock-jaw today. Yellowfin fishing continues to be on the upswing, with quality fish being landed.
Largest Yellowfin today, was caught by Sam Raiter. Sam’s fish tapped out at 219 pounds. Other notable anglers today, Joe Amagrande with two Yellowfin in the 180 to 191 range, and Steve George with two Yellowfin, one on the PL68, while the other came on the sardine.
Heartbreak today was Jim Tallerico, who lost a cow right at color after a long battle, when his top-shot gave way. Jim Nailen lost one after a long battle, due to light line (fishing for Wahoo). All in all, everyone is just having a ball. We made a tank of bait tonight, and we look forward to what tomorrow will bring.
We arrived to our destination at 06:00 hours, and started looking around. It didn’t take Roy long, before dropping the anchor. The morning started out a bit slow, but as the day went on, things started to heat up. The 10 to 15 knots breeze was welcome, keeping everyone comfortable, while waiting for a bite. The Yellowfin bite was steady, with most of the fish in the 150 to 190 pound range, with one fish going over 200 pounds. Lucky angler today, Jim Springer with a 204 pound Yellowfin tuna. Jim was the daily Jackpot winner. Other notable anglers today, Joe Amagrande, with two fish in the 180 pound category. Jim Tallerico with a 140 pound fish, caught on 40 pound test wire, while fishing for Wahoo. Bert Carlson with a nice 187 pound Yellowfin tuna, and to top off our list, Jimmy Shoaf with two Yellowfin in the 170 pound range.
Capt Justin checked in from the Excel to report that they have been at Hurricane Banks for the last 3 days, fishing started off really good and get some good shots at the big ones. Most were 175 lbs or bigger and we had 5 cows one day and a few heartbreaks, yesterday was a little slower but we still had a decent day and today has been really slow. Not sure if the conditions are changing and the weather reports have a few concerned but the swell is pretty well spaced and the winds have not reached 20 knots yet, so it hasn't been too bad. We are gonna sit tight for today and are on the anchor, if it gets worse we will make a move, we will check back in in a couple days.
Captain Justin Fleck called in last night with an update from the Hurricane Bank. We arrived at the Bank and caught 10 nice Yellowfin between 120 and 170 pounds. We lost a few bigger ones. We are going to get back at it tomorrow. We will check in later.