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  • Posted by Poseidon
  • Fri May 24th 9:32 PM

Opted to try a little anchor fishing to start day 2. Consistent reports of 20-40 lb Bluefin that actually bites a bit during the daylight hours sounded very pleasant. Found ourselves a parking spot and right away saw good sign. Slow pick at best throughout the morning hours with a dozen or so to show for, we decided to pull it and get back on the big fish hunt. To our unpleasant surprise; the Bluefin decided that they were going to teleport to another dimension again. We drove around all afternoon and few after dark without stopping the boat. Not exactly the way we wanted to finish the trip. That's Bluefin Tuna fishing for ya! Thank you David Hilton for putting together a fantastic group of anglers! See you next year.

  • Posted by Poseidon
  • Fri May 24th 5:34 PM

Quality over quantity the last few days. Still seeing plenty of Bluefin, just waiting for a little attitude adjustment. 

  • Posted by Lauren
  • Fri May 24th 8:42 AM

The Polaris Supreme returned from their 3-day with 35 bluefin tuna. 

  • Posted by Poseidon
  • Thu May 23rd 9:15 PM

We departed yesterday morning on the annual David Hilton trip. David's group always brings the good vibes and great times. After a nice topper of sardine we cleared Point Loma and pointed the bow west. With colleagues out on the grounds feeding us intel all the time, we had a pretty good idea where to be. Arrived to said "X" and did not take long to locate the fish. Couple bites & a couple mishaps to start the trip on a high note. Great signal during the day almost always equates to good night time fishing..... last night was no different. Opportunity presented itself and we tried to capitalize every chance we had, walking away with a couple dozen 100-200 lb fish for the nights effort! We plan to keep our foot on the pedal into day 2. Let's see what the day brings. 

  • Posted by Lauren
  • Thu May 23rd 8:59 AM

A relaxing morning on the anchor scratching a few school-size bluefin before venturing off in search mode for the afternoon. Seeing an abundance of fish previously thought absent one can certainly venture the belief now that it's only a matter of time. Lots of fish in multiple size classes were spread across fifteen to twenty miles. And plenty were big ones in the 120-200 pound class. Still a bit reluctant to bite much time was spent drifting along looking at machines brimming with fish unable to hook even one. Maddening! Were it not for one, odds-defying evening hit where they dropped their guard we would have closed out the trip a little jaded. As it turned out we had a good shot in the old school way when one school blew up biting well-presented fly lined sardines on the corner. Ah, how refreshing and restorative. A sign of good things to come Captain Alex Natipadab, who has had the hot hand lately, is poised to get it done on the sole two-day voyage of the season departing tomorrow. The final voyage photo features long-time Royal Star angler and friend Bryan Cortez with this dandy, 80-pound class bluefin nabbed daytime on the trusty Colt Sniper.

  • Posted by Poseidon
  • Thu May 23rd 8:47 AM

Good action this afternoon on smaller fish. Mercy landed this beautiful grade bluefin on a sinker rig. She's been smiling ever since. Had a few opportunities in the dark with Dan pulling this nice bluefin as well. We are heading home. 0500 eta. Thank you Tom and everyone with Tahoe Tuna for coming out. See you all in a month

  • Posted by Lauren
  • Thu May 23rd 8:02 AM

Hello Anglers, It’s a beautiful spring night, and the full moon lights up the sky. We’re ready to rumble. As Napoleon Hill said, “Patience, persistence, and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” Captain Mike and The Boys

  • Posted by Lauren
  • Wed May 22nd 10:55 AM

The Polaris Supreme called in with 5 Bluefin tuna from 100-160 lbs!

  • Posted by Poseidon
  • Tue May 21st 8:52 PM

Following the night time grind was an incredibly satisfying morning of anchor fishing for 20-40 pound bluefin. A few larger models cleaned our clocks on the lighter gear but the challenge was welcomed with humor. The opportunity to sit and fish, the visual of fish crashing around, and the comfort of a smooth ride on the anchor made for a fine day. After dark we took another swing at the big boys with limited success. Not from a lack of fish, once again coaxing a bite out of the boomer schools proved to be the real challenge. Bastards. Settled into this zone we take another shot at them tomorrow. Today’s image features Royal Star veteran and friend Gary Vincent with the big fish of the day honors yet again. At 203 this dandy was a trip maker to be sure!

  • Posted by Poseidon
  • Tue May 21st 5:09 PM

The Polaris Supreme returned from their 2-Day trip with 14 Bluefin tuna.

  • Posted by Poseidon
  • Tue May 21st 7:48 AM

The bluefin are ranging anywhere from 25-200+ pounds. A prepared angler should have their favorite knife jigs in multiple sizes. Some nights they are definitely showing a preference for the smaller sized jigs in the 100-180 gram size. Other nights they are hanging down deep and an angler needs the extra weight of the 300-500 gram jigs. Reels filled to the top with braid and a very short topshot makes a big difference as well. There have been a few opportunities during the daytime lately with those bites coming on a flylined sardine with light line or a sardine on a sinker rig with a heavier set up. If you have any questions, always check with the crew.

  • Posted by Poseidon
  • Mon May 20th 8:01 PM

Following a successful conclusion to the annual Larry Brown "ultra limited" three day run we ventured forth to the area of big fish rediscovered on the final day. Very good sign of big ones over a wide swath welcomed our early evening arrival. Though showing little interest in our offerings optimism was high for the night to come. Still reluctant to bite there was plenty to fish for. One stop was right for awhile producing ample opportunity and a couple of handfuls of trophies. In good weather, hosting a fantastic group of anglers we are in the saddle making progress. Today's image features Royal Star friend and angling legend Wayne Passafiume and his Grand Daughter Kendall De Rivel with one of two beauties she landed in the night time hours. What a start!

  • Posted by Poseidon
  • Sun May 19th 4:34 PM

Thank you Jessica and Rich for putting together this excellent group. First day the group had decent fishing on the fly line and then onto bottom grabbers for fish tacos. Bottom of the 9th hit the bigger boys Appreciate you all!

  • Posted by Poseidon
  • Sun May 19th 8:31 AM

This is Kate. She is one of our newest members of the Intrepid family. She had never caught a Bluefin prior to this trip.  Now she is going home with a 200+ pounder she caught last night!

  • Posted by Lauren
  • Sun May 19th 8:10 AM

We put an exclamation point on our 3 Day last night with some solid action on the big Bluefin. We ended up with 25 fish from 100-160lbs for the trip. Make sure you're ready to take advantage of opportunities when they present themselves. The bite window can be small and you don't want to miss out on the fish of a lifetime.

  • Posted by Poseidon
  • Sat May 18th 8:08 PM

Kyle Landford’s Charter set out on Friday afternoon, eager for some action. After a long night with no schools in sight, we finally spotted one at 5 a.m. There had been promising opportunities before we arrived, and we encountered several good schools throughout the night. It was all about being in the right place at the right time. Just before sunrise, we had an excellent chance and landed a 100-pounder.

  • Posted by Poseidon
  • Sat May 18th 8:34 AM

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  • Posted by Lauren
  • Sat May 18th 8:10 AM

We are continuing to pick away at the Bluefin on our 3-Day. We had a few opportunities last night and we are up to 100 Bluefin for our 24 anglers. There are still some nicer grade mixed in. We have 11 fish over 100 lbs.

  • Posted by Jenn
  • Fri May 17th 7:23 PM

We departed yesterday on the second Larry Brown ultra limited load 3 day. We took care of our rigging in the late morning and prepared for night time bluefin fishing. We got off to a good start with a cooperative school right at dark, then found more dabs that didn’t want to play. We ground it out through the night and ended with a respectable number of mostly 40-69# bluefin. Our photo today is of the meter during one of our nighttime stops. 

  • Posted by Lauren
  • Fri May 17th 9:15 AM

The Polaris Supreme checked in on their 2nd day of a 3-day long-range trip and they are off to a great start with 81 Bluefin Tuna on the boat!! A handful of the bft range from 100-140 lbs, and the rest of them range from 20-60 lbs. As far as tackle, 200g and 100g jigs were the hot options for the guys!

  • Posted by Lauren
  • Fri May 17th 8:11 AM

Good Morning Anglers! John Waggoner’s Charter had some good action Wednesday night! It took a while to get a good one, but it was worth the wait! We caught bluefin ranging from 30 to 70 lbs. Captain Mike and The Boys

  • Posted by Jenn
  • Thu May 16th 6:40 PM

0800 of day 2 til 0930 of day 3 was spent scouring what seemed like the entire Pacific Ocean. Bluefin game of hide and seek with the entire fleet also playing. Never ceases to amaze me how such a big volume of fish can just go poof and vanish. The beautiful thing about a multi day trip is that, well there's more time. Day 3, totally opposite of day 2, was spent going from spots to spots. Anxiety and stress soothed. Hard work for every school from the boys in the gyros, and hard earned from the anglers for every bite. When it's all said and done we achieved our daily limits. We are headed in, Brian will be taking out the next group of anglers for Larry's second of his back to back trip. Sure to be great! Today's photo goes to Chef Oat displaying his world famous Oat Boat Poke!

  • Posted by Poseidon
  • Thu May 16th 10:13 AM

Roy and the guys left yesterday morning on a 2 Day Open Trip. They topped off the tanks with some nice sardines and headed out looking for these bluefin. Roy called a said theirs no shortage of fish. He said they're some really nice schools around but was hard to get bites last night. Make sure you have multiple style jigs with you on these 1-3 day trips.  Smaller jigs are a must with these smaller grade bluefin 150, 200, 250, 300 gram jigs. You may also want in your tackle box some 300, 320, 350, 400, and 450 gram jigs. You just never know what your gonna need so be prepared.

  • Posted by Lauren
  • Thu May 16th 8:04 AM

The Polaris Supreme returned from their 2-Day trip with 41 Bluefin tuna.

  • Posted by Poseidon
  • Wed May 15th 9:33 PM

Trip #2 with John Waggoner’s Charter set out Tuesday morning, and after a 30-hour search, we finally found the fish late this afternoon! We’re now seeing promising signs with a mixed grade, mostly ranging from 30 to 80 lbs. We’ve had a few bites and landed a couple, and we’re hopeful for tonight.