Good evening folks. Turn around day today. In and out. Unload, fuel, cherish baby, load, load and go. That's how it goes down. The bait receivers was fun. Turns out all that rain we got may have effected the sardine we get there. It's speculation but things weren't right. We got some bait though. Some good sardine and some good mackerel. Yellowtail bait. Tommy is back on board for this trip and he's decided to start off tailing tomorrow. We're going to tail our butts off. We'll see how it goes tomorrow but we most likely will get our tuna on the day after.
Getting to know your crew: I've told you Mark is trying to bring his weight down. Well Justin is in the same mode so I had an idea. They're both throwing 50 bucks down. He who loses the most weight by October 1, or the closest date we have a scale to October 1 takes the money. Now that's a battle. We have a couple of hungry crew members for sure.
My rivals are on board this trip. Many San Francisco Giant fans. Uugh. It just so happens that a 3 game series between them and my Pads start tonight. I'm actually listening to the game now. 4-2 Pads in the 7th. Now I know this is a fishing blog but it's a travel day. You love it anyways. I'll talk fishing tomorrow.
Drew and crew and go Pads!
He made the right move. Tommy that is. We came, we saw, we conquered. I told you we'd be at The Island today. It was good. We had good fishing. We arrived after breakfast, and found a little something to work with but we could tell it just wasn't it. So we looked around and we found "It". Premo's. Premiums baby and lots of them. We had one heck of an afternoon on premium grade yellowtail. When we say that we mean a mid to upper 20 average. Slug yellowtails. You never get used to it either. Every time someone brings one over the rail it's like, "dang those things are beauts"! And that's all I have to say about that. A very full hold of slugs and then some.
Once again we can not get one to bite the surface iron. The past few trips have been prime surface iron conditions. We have the Big Banana out(the long pole) but we can not get Banana crazy. Weird.
We're going to try and get our tuna on the next couple of days. If we happen to bump into some more YT's along the way then ok. That'll be alright. The fleet for the most part has been off the mexican yellowfin the last several days and we're going to try and get back on them. It's sounds like there has been an impressive amount of fish being seen up above in the U.S. It doesn't bite on a consistent basis yet but that's soon coming. It bites fairly often but I have a feeling the fleets in for some very good fishing in the near future. I'm not necessarily trying to get you to book, but come on, book. There may be a spot or two left.
drew and crew
Today was an enjoyable day out here in the old west. We didn't catch much fish, but we still had a good time. I take that back, we didn't keep much fish. We started this morning in a little zone, and it was full speed jiggin um up. Stop and go, stop and go, stop and go. Mostly small yellowfin unfortunately.. There was a sprinkling of good ones in the mix along with some nice yellowtaiil, and it sort of felt like any minute we'd find that school of good ones, but it also kind of felt like we were in the wrong zone at the same time. Funny how that works.
By mid morning we were out of there. We made a move up to the next break. The fishing wasn't very good for us up there, but the weather all day was excellent, and when you have a boat full of friends aboard, you can't miss. We did see some cool wild life. There was a pod of, must of been 10 not sure what kind of whales that swam across the bow. Nobody else saw, but I saw all of them at once breeching when they were about a mile or so off. We also ran across a couple pods of Orcas too. With these we cruised for a while along side of them and checked out the Shamus of the wild. It was some good viewing let me tell you.
About an hour before dark, only 7 miles away, a boat got on a school of the better grade tuna and caught a bunch. Unfortunately for us, we didn't connect before dark more than a half dozen of these but we know where to be tomorrow and we're confident we'll get a bunch.
Drew and crew
Well, we didn't really connect on the tuna today. Darn. I really thought it was going to happen too. Oh well. That's all we can say. Oh well. We gave it our best shot until around 2:00 this afternoon and then we had to call it. There is another trip leaving tomorrow so we have to go home. We caught a bunch of litluns today and some nice yellows on kelps but we didn't find our 100 fish stop on the 15-22 pound tuna.
World class yellowtail fishing this trip for some world class folks and I mean that. Even if they are Giants fans. We have a busy day tomorrow. There's a lot to get done prior to take off including the official weigh in.
That's right folks. You heard it here first. Justin vs. Mark. October 1stish. He who loses the most weight gets crowned Polaris Supreme's first ever Biggest Loser! I'm so excited!
Don't forget to book for the 4 day leaving in 10 days. There isn't room enough for all our readers but a few of you for sure. Don't miss out on the chance of a lifetime. You can see this action in person and root on your favorite person or just catch a bunch of fish, if that's what you're into.
See you there!
Drew and crew