Hello all and welcome back. Or welcome me back or... you know what I mean. I'm back. 5 days off and I'm back on the water and reporting to you. I met the boat at the dock at 6:30 in the morning and was pleased to see the stern deck loaded up with tuna. A good catch they had. Well we off loaded everything and everyone, went and changed oil and put enough fuel on board to last us a while and left on our Bogart construction 2 day charter. We got a good enough jump to fish a few hours before dark in the latest hot tuna zone but hot it was not. The fishing there in the morning was good but it took a dump late morning and on. We wound up catching 3 tuna before dark. Obviously we're hoping for a good morning tomorrow and we're also hoping the bite stays on for longer then it did today.
Drew and crew
Slow morning, strong afternoon was how the fishing went down today. We had 2 fish by lunch time and I was feeling the pressure. Thankfully at noon the sonar went boom boom and we went sideways for a few hours. Let me try and give you a picture of how things looked out here. The fishing was wide open on a mixed school of skipjack and yellowfin. We had 23 passengers and basically 23 rent rods. Chaos out here on the Polaris Supreme. And by chaos I mean fun, fun, fun. At any given time we had half the passengers with fish on while the other half were tying on hooks. It was pretty funny looking at 12 people at a time in the center of the boat tying on hooks. Usually our customers have 10+ rods with hooks on them ready to go but all our anglers had one.
Here is how I describe stand up tuna fishing. It's not like freshwater angling. Freshwater angling is more like an art. It can be very peaceful and relaxing. You use light tackle and finesse. With stand up tuna fishing, we can hook 24 fish at one time with every fish swimming a different direction with every crew member screaming out directions. Gaffs are flying, reels are screaming and lines are snapping and it's some of the funnest $%^& in the world. That's what today made me want to write. We had a good time.
We're on our way in already and we leave again tomorrow for 8 days. See you then.
Drew and crew