The Chief teams up with 976-TUNA for a 2 day trip leaves from HM Landing San Diego on Friday Feb 17th. This will be a freelance trip heading down the Baja coast for yellowtail and rockfish. Price is $350.00, normal price is $450.00Meals 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
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.
FINAL FISH REPORT 1W17-15 Days FROM: RED ROOSTER III CAPTAIN: ANDY CATES DATE OF TRIP: 01/04-01/19/2017 LENGTH OF TRIP: 15 DAYS TOTAL FISH COUNT FOR: 14 Anglers 101 YELLOWFIN TUNA 50 WAHOO AREAS FISHED: Clarion & Hurricane Bank TRIP/CHARTER MASTERS: TRIP 1W17 -Loftus/Martin-Sponsor 1st Place goes to Earl Sandefur takes with a 202 # Yellowfin 2nd Place Brian Lubec use with a 172# Yellowfin tuna Trolling Jack Pot Goes to Jonathon Jeffers with a 45.0 pound Wahoo.
We had very good fishing today on a beautiful grade of tuna. We had fish ranging from 90 to 230 pounds, with a high percentage of fish around 150. A sardine on 100 or 130 Blackwater was the most productive rig. Tony Vultaggio gets the honors today with our first fish of the day, a fat 230.
Point Loma Sportfishing Long Range News From The Independence
Today we had an all day pick on these beautiful grade bank Tuna. We picked up another cow and the rest were 100 to 175 lbs for the most part. The weather is still up, but not too noticeable when you are catching fish. We are stoked with the results fish wise, as it was no easy task , but we put it together with a great catch. We are headed up in choppy weather.
Point Loma Sportfishing Long Range Update - The Indy
Good evening from the Indy , we had another good day today on 100 to 175 lb.Tuna and with one more day left to fish we are in pretty good shape. The weather is still up but forecast to come down a bit. A few Wahoo made it on the boat today as well. Sea ya later.
Fishermans Landing Long Range Update - The Royal Star
We had a little tougher day today. Both the lack of current and the increasing sea state had an adverse effect on the fish. We did manage to scratch up some wahoo and a few nice tuna. Every day is different. Mike Carlson was one of our lucky anglers who scored a nice tuna today.
Fishermans Landing Long Range News - Royal Polaris From The Bridge
We started the year with a good note. Final fish count 174 Yellowfin and 34 Wahoo. The Yellowfin were in the 70 to 240 pounds. Big fish honors goes to Craig Ito. This group has been fishing together for 22nd year, and Taka said this would be his last, but only time will tell.
Our weather was a bit bumpy last night, but by the morning, it was beautiful once again. We are making good speed. It’s not much more I can say about the trip, just good times for all aboard. They all look forward to next year’s trip. So in closing, just a few photos from our trip.
01-14-2017 - Today started early again and ended with another great sun downer bite. The middle of the day was slower with a fish here and there until late in the day. No cows today but plenty of that beautiful grade 90 to 160 lb. fish available to all. The Wahoo pulled a no show, but maybe tomorrow. Wish us luck please.
Fishermans Landing Long Range Update - The Royal Star
You won't hear any complaints from us out here, as things are rolling rite along. We had another great day on that excellent bank grade Yellowfin Tuna. Pretty much like yesterday's fishing except today we had a regulation sundown ripper that included Steve Penley's cow. We are going to keep working at it for tomorrow's plan, 37 Tuna and a few Wahoo for the effort today. Sea ya later
Fishermans Landing Long Range - Royal Polaris What A Difference A Day Makes
Hello everyone; Weather continues to be excellent, with overcast skies, a slight breeze (8 to 12 knots), and warm. After yesterdays tough day, today was just the opposite. We had a good day of fishing Yellowfin, which were in the 70 to 140 pound range, with a handful of larger one’s. The Wahoo also made a brief showing in the midday. So all in all it was a good day. We will fish until 12:00 hours tomorrow, then we will head for home. It’s a very nice way to start the year off, catching Yellowfin tuna and Wahoo. So until tomorrow, wish us luck. Team R/p
Things got going early today and then slowed mid day and then steady all afternoon till dark. Beautiful grade bank fish , 100 to 228 lbs. today. We are going to try it again tomorrow , great weather, 37 Tuna and a hand full of Wahoo. Everyone is doing just fine
Hello everyone; Weather continues to be excellent, with slight overcast skies, 8 to 10 knots of breeze, and warm. It was a very tough day of fishing, with the Yellowfin playing hard to get. The Yellowfin we did land were in the 100 to 130 range. As far as Wahoo fishing, they made a brief showing for the passengers that were not taking a nap. That was a good thing, it was the prefect day for a nap. DSC08757We tried to make a tank of bait last night, but with the full moon, that didn’t happen. So we will try again tonight, as tomorrow will be our last full day of fishing, before we call it a trip. So wish us luck and we will keep you updated on our daily events. Team R/p. “BeNt RoDs 4 LiFe”
All show no go 1/12/17 Hey folks- It seems like more and more fish are showing up everyday. The amount of fish we saw today was absolutely incredible. Definitely it what you would expect this time of year. Unfortunately, the fish did not want to bite what we had to offer. We would literally be sitting in the middle of an acre of breaking fish and have one going. We did manage to scrape up 10 fish, all nice quality. We are going to give it tomorrow morning and if they don't want it most likely move into the beach and give it our last effort there. Wish us luck. -Shogun Crew
Hello everyone; Our weather continues to be excellent, with a slight breeze, clear skies, and warm. Our fishing day was about the same, our numbers were down a bit, but the quality was a bit better today, with most of the fish in the 140 to 180 range, with the largest fish going 187 pounds. We also had a handful of Wahoo to go with our count. We will try to make a tank of bait tonight, and give it the old collage try tomorrow. So until then wish us luck. Team R/p BeNt RoDs 4 LiFe”
Hello everyone; Well today was our best day by far. It was a good day on Yellowfin tuna in the 65 to 90 pound range, with a few over the century mark, and one fish over 200 pounds. We also added a handful of Wahoo. Big fish honors goes to Melvin Tanaka, with a 220 pound (personnel best) Yellowfin tuna. Our morning started out a bit slow, but as the day went, so did the tuna fishing. This afternoon, we kept a fish going until 17:00 hours. We will try to make a tank of bait, but with the moon almost full, it might be a bit tough. So until tomorrow, wish us luck. Team R/p.
Hello everyone; The action on the Royal Polaris is picking up, and that’s a good thing. Our morning started out with a few fish coming in on the sinker rigs, then the kite started picking up, and it was game on. Most of the fish today were in the 50 to 70 pound range, and another school was in the 120 to 180 range. To our surprise, the Wahoo started picking up, and we did get a few on the troll, live bait, and the Iron.
Lucky anglers today to get fish over the century mark, Jim Gilpin (personnel best), Ron Watanabe, Ron Kusumi, and Melvin Tanaka.
So we will do this again tomorrow, and hope that the bite continues. So until tomorrow, wish us luck. Team R/p.
Hello everyone; Well our day started on the slow side, but by late afternoon, things started to change. With lack of current and life, it was a very tough morning. We started drifting around 14:00 hours and we started seeing a few fish on the meter. We started hooking nice Yellowfin tuna.
Largest fish today was a 194 pound Yellowfin caught by Ron Kusumi, with Craig Ito and Paul Boggs coming in a close second with a pair of 185 pound Yellowfin. We did have a spot of fish in the 50 to 70 pound range (Yellowfin tuna), and a handful of Wahoo to top off our catch for the day. We will try to make some bait tonight, to fish on the kite. So until tomorrow, wish us luck. Team R/p
Hello everyone; Today was not a good day, but the weather continues to be excellent. Our morning started out with the sharks taking control. Around 06:00 hours, we would hook our first fish. Craig Ito would be the luck anglers, and after a long battle, he would bring this giant to color,, and minutes later, the fish would top the scales at 240 pounds. A personnel best for Craig, and yes it was shower time. The only other fish we would land today was caught by Wayne Tanimine, and it would tap out at 175 pounds. After the morning fish, it was a long hard day of looking and fishing. We would hook a fish after lunch, but it would win it’s freedom. All I can say, things are tough all over. So until tomorrow, wish us luck. Team R/p.
Fishermans Landing Long Range Update - Royal Polaris Tough Day
Hello everyone; We had a tough day at the bank today. Our weather is excellent, with sunny skies, 10 to 12 knots of breeze, and warm. The fish were in the 150 to 215 pound range, with the largest one going to Bill Gilpin. Bill was using a 770 H, with a Accurate ATD 50, on 130 pound test.
We landed a handful of Wahoo today, but the signs were just not there today. We went looking for some flying fish, but just like fishing, it was tough. We are anchored up and will give it another try tomorrow, so wish us luck. Team R/p.
Hi Everyone, We ended up having a very similar day as we had yesterday. Steady action on 20 to 200 pound fish. Late in the afternoon, Dale Lethcoe hooked a monster that would not stop. As his outfit got spooled, we dumped his rod and reel over the side with a backup, dumped that back up over the side with another back up, and dumped a second back up over the side so we had three outfits in the water, all spooled. At this point we pulled the anchor and chased the fish. About an hour and a half later we had the fish at color, one more half circle and we had the fish at gaff. The fish made one last direction change, chaffed the 100# fluorocarbon, and it broke off. Right there. About 2 feet from gaff. It was a heartbreaking loss. I estimate that fish to be in the mid 200 pound range. Everyone did their part. No mistakes were made. It was just one of those fish that would not give up. We will be here again tomorrow. We have one more day before we have to start heading for home. The attached picture is of Shauna Barton with one of the bigger fish we boated today, about a 180. Good work Shauna!
Fishermans Landing Long Range News - Royal Polaris In The Beginning
Hello everyone; We arrived to our destination at 11:00 hours, made a quick tour of the area. We didn’t see much of Wahoo, but the signs for Yellowfin were good. We dropped the anchor, and started fishing. It didn’t take long for us to hook our first Yellowfin.
Bill Gilpin was the luck angler, as his fish tapped out at 185 pounds.
Most of the Yellowfin landed today were in the 175 to 185 pound range. We did have a few smaller Yellowfin in the 110 to 135 pound range. Other lucky angler, Taka Tanaka, Duane Gray, Richard Quaid, and Melvin Tanaka, all landed quality Yellowfin. We are anchored up for the night, and we will give this a try in the morning. So with that note, wish us luck, and we will keep you posted on our daily events. Team R/p.
Excel Has Good Fishing In The Lower Zone Capt Justin checked in from the Excel as they are fishing the lower zone and reports that the fishing is pretty good. The fishing is a little different that the last trip, last time most of the bites were at night. Now they are biting during daylight and we have had a pick at some nicer grade tuna from 80 to 200 lbs. Most of the bite are coming from fly lined sardines on 100 lb flourocarbon and we are getting a couple bite on the kites. We are also getting a few Wahoo, so good weather, good fishing. We are going to stick around a couple more days and see if we can get a few more cows. We will check in again in a couple days. Reported by:Justin Fleck
Today we traveled up through some wind and a little bit of rain. Most of the weather had blown through by lunch time and we had a nice ride the rest of the way to Ensenada and on up to San Diego. We will be at the dock at 06:30 after clearing customs to unload these quality fish. Today’s shot is from the first day of fishing. Mike Boquet with a 30# plus iron caught yellowtail.
Happy New Year Everyone, Today was our first fishing day of this trip. We fished bird schools in the Buffer Zone today. Although we never landed a fish over 100 pounds today, we had very good action on mid grade fish in the 30 to 65 pound range. Our first school was very impressive and bit extremely good for well over an hour. This fish was in the 30 to 50 pound range. It was every bait on 100# tackle. We did get on a school late in the day that was a little better grade of fish in the 45 to 65 pound range. Very good action today, and a good warm up for the rest of the trip. We enjoyed nice weather and we'll try our luck here again tomorrow. Wish us luck, Captain Bill Cavanaugh and the Intrepid Team
We finished up with a nice hit on quality tuna before bidding farewell to the island. The tuna weighed 75 to 130 pounds. We will be clearing customs in Ensenada in the morning followed U.S. customs in the afternoon before arriving to the dock. Our weather remains beautiful and our crossing is epic. RP CREW (Jonathan, Ed, Greg, Deron, Kyle, Dillon, Mark and Joe)
We had a very nice day of tuna fishing today. We had good action in the morning and found them again in the late afternoon. We did some searching in the mid day and only came up with a couple of handfuls of 30-35# yellowtail. We left the island last night after dinner and will be traveling tomorrow. We will arrive in San Diego on Monday morning at approximately 06:30. Ron Chaing gets the honors today with his late afternoon 117.
Fishermans Landing Long Range Report - Royal Polaris From The Bridge
We finished up with a nice hit on quality tuna before bidding farewell to the island. The tuna weighed 75 to 130 pounds. We will be clearing customs in Ensenada in the morning followed U.S. customs in the afternoon before arriving to the dock. Our weather remains beautiful and our crossing is epic.
We enjoyed another good day of yellowfin tuna fishing in beautiful weather. The majority of the fish weighed 75-90 pounds with a few going over the one hundred pound mark. We spent a little time fishing for yellowtail and hooked a bunch but only managed to land a handful.
We have till around lunch time to fish tomorrow before we need to call it a trip and get headed towards Ensenada.
Hopefully we can keep the ball rolling and finish with a bang.
Today we saw much better sign of tuna, and put together a decent day on nice grade fish. The yellowtail didn’t show as well but we managed to put a few more of them on board. Scott Brickell got our day started with this 120# yellowfin.
Point Loma Sportfishing Long Range News From The Independence
Had some good action today on Yellowtail. We gave it all day and ended up with a decent catch of Yellows. There is a ton of life down here and lots of different fish to pull on. We are going to give it another shot in the morning. Matt and Indy crew.
Fishermans Landing Long Range Royal Polaris With An Awesome Day
We enjoyed an excellent day of yellowfin tuna fishing in beautiful weather. We were able to keep one to six tuna going most of the day. The tuna weighed 75-90 pounds with a handful going over the 100 pound mark. We also tagged some nice yellowtail that weighed 20-40 pounds. We are going to try and top off our bait supply and hopefully do it all over again tomorrow.
We got off to a quick start yesterday once we reached our destination. Both Tuna and yellowtail bit just enough to keep things fun. The bite slowed down throughout the afternoon, but the quality was exceptional. All of our tuna were over 100 pounds and our yellowtail were between 25 and 35 pounds. We will be here again tomorrow. Jim Felder started off the tuna bite today with this 109# fish. Brian
We left yesterday on our annual Christmas special 5 day trip. We started off this afternoon at our first spot and got a few handfuls of nice grade Yellowtail. We had a ton of action on those pesky Bonito and got a nice taste of Yellowtail. We are going to give the Yellowtail another try tomorrow. We have great weather and we are ready for action! Matt and Indy crew
Our first day of angling consisted of scratch fishing on yellowfin tuna in the 60-90 pound range and yellowtail in the 20-30 pound range. We saw pretty good sign and hooked a fair amount of fish we just didn't fair so well in the landing department. Hopefully we can make a couple tanks of bait tonight and be able to put it to good use tomorrow.
We arrived in San Diego yesterday with a great catch. First place jackpot was Richard Hodges of Fairbanks Alaska going 221 Second place Dave Klein at 215. Third place Bob Hager at 203. Honorable mention went to Bob Cartier with his monster at 349.6. Thanks again to Aftco and everyone who came out. See you next year.
It was a little bit windy but we managed to catch a few Yellowtail. The hot ticket was the yo-yo jig. Everyone was a grinding in the wind and we got a good start on our Yellowtail catch. We moved up a bit and we are gonna try for more yellow tomorrow. The weather is forecasted to come down a bit and we have all day to give it a whack. The nights are a bit colder than down south! Wish us luck guys! Matt and Indy crew.
Roy roused the troops around 1:30 this morning to come out and make some bait. As you would guess, we were all bright eyed and eager to get out of our comfy bunks and do our part. The good news is they came over hot, heavy, and quick. The bad news is virtually no tuna were interested in our offerings. We did get treated to many shows of boiling fish near the boat, but almost anything with a hook and line attached to it was ignored. When we hung it up for the day we had almost nothing to show for our hard efforts. It comes down to one simple fact, sometimes no matter how hard you try, fish just don’t want to bite. We can only hope it was a temporary one day fast and we’ll get back down to business tomorrow. Until today, the weather has been warm, but that changed. Flat out hot and calm is the only way to describe it. I wish I had better news to report but I just can’t sugar coat today’s action. Of one thing you can be sure, it wasn’t for lack of trying as everyone has been giving 100% every day at the rail and will no doubt do so again tomorrow.
Well we have finally made it to our destination this afternoon and we got a little taste of what's around. We landed our first fish of the trip and it taped out at 339 pounds! I hope this is the start of good things to come. Way to go Bob Cartier of Oxnard. The hard work paid off. We hooked a few more larger fish and ended up with one at 150#. Tomorrow is another day and we are gonna give it hell trying to land some more. Wish us luck. Matt and Indy crew.