Polaris Supreme Update 08-12-2012
Just had to get a quick report out before Web Master Rolf goes to work. We have had 2 wide open crazy biting Yellowfin and bluefin tuna school's so far and the second one has turned into a plunker. Weather is great and I got to go.
Tommy and Team Supreme
Sunday, August 12th, 2012
Hi friends. Big, beautiful 25-45 lb. yellowfin with a few handfuls of those beastly bluefin is what was on our plate today. We had a couple of good drifts in fantastic weather that made our day just dandy. Everybody is really amazed by this quality grade of yellowfin and I'm personally amazed that crewmember Mark doesn't have his own television show. Networks are missing out on what a goldmine following Mark around with a camera would be, 24/7. Some people might think that they're paying a healthy sum of money to come out fishing on a long range boat but I look at it like, people are paying a lot of money to come spend a few days with Mark Clark.
Anyhow, here is a short recap of our day: good morning (0545 hours), good breakfast (French toast, sausage, and eggs), good trolling rotations, good fishing, good weather, good sunshine, good lunch (chili), good fishing, good afternoon snacks, good galley assistant/chef-in-training (Shawn), good friends, good times, good dinner (roasted turkey with all the goods), good showers, good squid making, good night. It's alllllllllllll good. We allllllll bundle.We'll chat with you tomorrow.
-The Supreme Team
P.S. Thank you to Jim Bostian for hooking us up with the San Diego merchandise. You're the man and if you're ever looking to hop on a 3/4 day boat, hop on the San Diego our risk losing us as friends forever. Thanks Jim.
Polaris Supreme Update 08-13-2012 14:14 hrs.
We are that guy, that Lucky Lucky guy. Our morning started out as a 5 way jig strike just after the crack and we are still drifting with the same fish. Yellowfin 75%, Bluefin 25%. What a great day fishing and we have 6 hrs. to go. The weather is still beautiful.
Tommy and the Polaris Supreme Crew.
Monday, August 13th, 2012
Ahhh yes. It's fitting that Sirius XM 90's on 9 is bumping Ice Cube's hit "Today Was A Good Day". Oh yes, and just like Mr. Cube, we messed around and got ourselves a triple-double. Daily limits of yellowfin in the 30-50 lb. class, 33 bluefin tuna of a mixed grade but most were 30-40 pounders, and we rounded our day out with 17 flatheads. We had a jig strike at about 0600 hours and didn't move the boat until well after lunch. Just plunkin' away with some really heavy flurries now and then to really jack things up. Excellent fishing on quality gamefish is what we do. Like Mallory, our resident 16 year old girl from last trip said to me "get on my level, bro!" Kids. Where do they come up with this stuff? Anyhow, our level right now is Sonny Jim status. Straight ballin' and if everybody was on our level right now, the world would be a much, much better place. We're pumped and Tania and the dudes are done wore out.
Good weather, good fishing. No reason not to do this again tomorrow. We'll be trying for squid tonight and see if we can't get ourselves a few and put them to good use tomorrow like we did today. Have a great night and a splendid tomorrow -- and remember: somebody on the Polaris Supreme loves you.
The team you dream about,
RE and the Supreme Team
Tuesday, August 14th, 2012
Hi friends. A lack of bigger fish was the main culprit for our day. Hard to not be spoiled with the previous two days but our weather was very pleasant and that smaller fish (12-22 lbs.) got on us, so out Tuesday was not lost. We did manage a handful of those bigger YFT's and BFT's and we'll be on the final leg of our hunt tomorrow. Oh yeah, today was also just a fine day to eat food. Sushi Schooler and Sushi Shawn kicked out some sushi, beautifully seared bluefin, yellowfin poki, and all the goods to go along with it. Not bad for a couple of round-eyes. Anyhow, Polaris Supreme and like I said, our weather was awesome and it's looking to repeat itself tomorrow. Hopefully --fishing wise-- we can repeat Sunday and Monday. Check back tomorrow and we'll hopefully finish this trip off with bang. Peace be with you, and also with you.
Oh yeah. Before I go, we're going to be giving you a brand new segment to our daily reports. It might not happen everyday but chances are it's going to happen on the reg. The new segment is called "Reasons We Make Mark Clark Wear A Hard Hat". If you've been following our reports, you'll know that last trip, we caught a big yellow hard hat and without hesitation, promptly gave it to our beloved deckhand, Mark, to wear for the duration of his career on the boat. So, without further delay, here is how our new installation will go.
Reasons We Make Clark Mark Wear A Hard Hat.
When fishing for squid, all one must do is drop the squid jig down, bounce it a little bit, raising the rod up and slowly dropping it back down while keeping the line tight. When you get a bite, the squid latches onto the jig with its tentacles and all you have to do is wind it up. That's all. But last night, history was made. While fishing side-by-each with Mark --Drew and I witnessed this with our bare eyes and still can't stop reliving this gem-- the jig was no more than five feet below the surface and as Mark was jigging, the strike came. A squid was just about to latch on to the end of the jig and all of a sudden, something we've never seen before happened. Mark set the hook. He set the hook! And I don't mean like, he gave it a little tug. He set this thing like he was Jimmy freaking Houston at the Bassmaster Classic. If we were kite fishing, we would've shown this hookset as a perfect example of how to set a hook once your kite baits have been eaten by a two hundred pound tuna. Thankfully, no one was hurt as the jig and sinker went flying into the side of the house at Mach 2, and we now have a brand new little blog baby to share with the world wide web. We hope you enjoy. You must be so proud, Chace. See ya.
-The Supreme Team
Polaris Supreme update 08-15-2012
Our day started off today in flat calm weather and high hopes that we were going to score big. We worked our water break way out to the north west away from where we have been catching most of our fish. About 20 miles away I thought "What the heck am I doing? What if they start getting them?" We made a sweeping turn out to the west and immediately found our first small paddy of the day. We were immediately rewarded with a frenzied bite of mixed yellowfin, bluefin, dorado and small yellowtail which were released. When the dust had cleared we had about 35 mixed fish. And back up to the wheelhouse and mast we all went to find another one. After about a half hour of searching and lunch time approaching , we hadn't found another one. And then of course, my worst nightmare occurred. Signs of the fish starting to bite 20 miles back where I left from. This is one of those times you wish you had a button you could push just once a trip to put you somewhere instantly.
Of course you'd probably want to push it again and go back where you
just were once you got there. That's probably why they don't make such
a devise. That and the lack of technology to do so. Anyway, off we went two hours south. Back to where we started our morning. As we arrived it turns out that only one boat had really caught much of anything and he was definitely one of those lucky guys. He had had a phenomenal day on that small grade yellowfin and bluefin. As the passengers began to break down their gear and we headed north, our day went from slow to the insane. We spent the rest of the hours until heading for home late, in a wide open bite for small yellowfin and bluefin. With the odd big yellowtail, 18 pounds or more and dorado, 15 pounds thrown in. Talk about carrying around a horseshoe and waiting until the last minute to use it. It was a fantastic topper to Eric Rogger's 28th ? or 30th long range charter with me. And also a befitting ending to Alex Crandall's last hurrah before he heads off to Afghanistan. Alex it was awesome to have you and your dad on board to spend time together. Thanks for sharing that time with us on board the
Polaris Supreme. Thanks Paula for letting them go. We will be
heading up the line and into San Diego a couple hours late tomorrow.
Somewhere around 8:00 am or so. We will report tomorrow on the jackpot fish and give you a trip wrap up.
Thanks for tuning in,
Tommy and the awesome crew of the Polaris Supreme
Thursday, August 16th, 2012
Hi friends. We dropped off Eric Rogger and friends to a dock full of curious bystanders and passengers ready to depart on various trips on other boats and the Ron Heil group looked on as well, ready to load the boat and get underway. Why wouldn't they? With the catch we unloaded, you'd have to be a fool not to go fishing right now. A fool, I say. Anyways, we completed all of our turnaround chores, loaded groceries, loaded passengers, and bid the docks farewell. Our bait loading was about as much fun as trying to hit a nail on the head but instead hitting your finger. Our bait looks okay for now but we're closely monitoring the situation. Nothing anybody can do about it. From the guys on the bait boat busting their butt to get bait to all the boats that demand, the guys on the bait receivers, or us, it is what it is.
Anyhow, Chef Shawn kicked out the prime rib, artichoke, and baked potatoes to the peeps and everyone is hitting the rack for tomorrow's wake-up call. We'll be gettin' nasty with it at 0545 hours. Real nasty. Wish us luck.
-The Supreme Team
Polaris Supreme update 08-16-2012 JP. Wrap Up.
Thank you very much Eric Rogger and gang for making it a fun filled five days. We hope you all enjoyed your time aboard as much as the crew enjoyed fishing with you. It was really a spectacular catch to see once it was all laid out on the deck this morning. The jack pot winners were again up there in the 40 pound range, with One Hour To Glory, Doug Aihara coming in first place with a 47.2 lb.
yellowfin tuna. Second place went to Robert McKlemurry with his 42.6 lb. yellowfin. And rounding it off in third place was Shely Fried with a 40.6 lb. yellowfin. All the pictures from this last trip are posted up on the Polaris Supreme website and the Polaris Supreme Facebook page for your viewing. Just click on photos, then click on 2012, then click on 08/11/2012 Eric Rogger. We hope we see you all back again next year.