The Fortune teams up with 976-TUNA for a 2 day trip leaves from Fisherman's Landing Departing on Sun Aug 31, 09:00 PM . Cost is $450. This will be a freelance trip heading offshore for tuna, dorado, Yellowtail and more. Join 976-TUNA on this on for good times and good fishing. Call 310-328-8426 for reservations.
The Gail Force out of L.A. Harbor teams up with 976-Tuna for a full day 5 to 5 trip leaving On Sunday September 21 and trip is limited to 22 anglers. Cost is just $65. Group rates available.
They will be on the hunt for seabass, yellowtail, calicos, and more.
Join 976-TUNA on this one for good times and good fishing with lot's of give a ways.
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This morning when we began filtering out on deck around 3AMish there were dozens of small but hungry sharks swimming around the boat. It made it impossible to fish with a skipjack until they dissipated unless you wanted to try it with only half a bait which of course we did not. Eventually they departed but only Eddy Sisom was successfully able to catch both a whole skipjack and a tuna around 150 pounds. That was the entire morning bite. During the course of the day the bait bite as well as the kite failed to live up to yesterday's standards number wise, but the fish we landed were very nice quality 60 to 150 pounds with more of the bigger size than the smaller. Aki Higashi scored his personal best tuna of around 160 pounds. By late afternoon every thing had gone completely dead and nothing had been hooked for a few hours. The fat lady was on the first verse,the crew was beginning to clean the battle area, and the showers were doing a brisk business. Ed Delaney who continues to be red hot, had been on a kite just shy of forever and just killing time until they brought him in, soaking two dead baits on a double trouble rig. You can no doubt see where this is heading so cutting to the chase, he wound up landing a 208 in the bottom of the ninth for the sole cow of the day. Wind was stronger today than it was yesterday, and we had rain on and off most of the day. Last night when the crew was catching flyers, it rained very hard, at least that's what they told us. All we passengers know was it was nice and dry down in our bunks while they were hard at work. We will try it again here tomorrow.
POEM OF THE DAY
So many fish it made you cry
No biters, don't even try
They hadn't come
To eat our chum
Just to mooch the boats wi-fi.
For a complete season schedule on the Royal PolarisCLICK HERE then call 619-226-8030 for more information and to book your trip.
There is plenty to chew on as we cruise south in continuing calm. So calm, so relaxing and pleasant for one and all - easy going to the exact standard one perpetually longs for. A sea abounding in life was the highlight today - thousands of common dolphins, a few handfuls of Baird's beaked whales, numerous larger rorqual whales and a clutch of humpbacks, bunches of Guadalupe fur seals comically displaying their penchant for head stands with their butt's and hind flippers high in the air - everyone was up and active today enjoying the calm spell as it was meant to be.
A couple more travel days ahead, excepting a short pit stop tomorrow to supplement the larder with perhaps a few "skin", are presently holding the building stress on the bridge at bay. The high stakes of these endeavors, from so many perspectives, have a tendency to suffuse the atmosphere with a nervous tension consistent with any intense, action oriented pursuit. Managing such intensity is an art form mighty challenging to perfect, especially when news of what we seek, how we seek it, is five hundred miles on the bow. A lot of pacing accompanies such endeavors, from daylight to dark.
But down below the atmosphere is far more aloof; as it should be when what will be is so far ahead. The festive tenor is driven by tales and memories of past triumphs and the eternal fisherman's optimism. Such confidence drives success, and makes for good company and good times. On the road such grace and seasoned perspective well serves the common cause. And rest assured the cause is always common out here. We are all in the same boat.
John on the Pursuit checking in from 22nd Street with anothether day fo great action. Good signs on the yellwotail at Catalina and they picked up 17 big ones to 30 pounds with great rockfishing to go with it.
Trips go daily to Catalina leaving at 6 am. Call 22nd street Landing at 310-832-8304 for reservations.
Aaron checking in from the Monte Carlo 1/2 day run out of 22nd Street Landing with good fishing and fishing with live squid. The 20 anglers picked up 14 bass, 23 sheephead, 28 sculpin, 50 plus on the perch, and one 25 pound halibut.
Trips go daily. Call 310-832-8304 for trip information and reservations.
22nd Street Landing checking in this afternoon for the Pursuit as they are on the yellowtail again today. They are fishing Catalina on a full day trip with 15 fat yellowtail to 30 pounds on deck so far and still fishing.
Trips go daily leaving at 6 am. The first boat off the dock. Call 310-832-8304 for info and reservations.
MarDiosa Hoop Net Lobster open party are looking good as the bugs are on the move and Tony has the hot dope to put you on them. The trips includes nets,bait,hot dogs,chips,soda and water. Get on the Water this weekend and enjoy some fresh lobster the next day with a max of 6 anglers.
Tursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Nights
6 person max[need 5 to go]
$85.00 per person [ r] Not included [lobster report card and fishing license]
More Open Party Dates on Nov.Open Party dates/ 15th,16th,17th,18th,21st 22nd,23rd,24th,25th,29th,30th,
Thursday and Monday nite trips depart 6pm return midnight.
Fri, Sat, and Sunday trips depart at 530 return 1130.
To book a spot call  402- 0852 or  305- 0165 also available for Charter.
The skipjack were a little harder to find this morning and the dark catch went proportionately down because of it. Ed Delaney and Niel Campbell each scored tuna approaching cow status on skippies before the sun came up and there wasn't a whole lot else going on in the pre sun up bite, Later in the morning Niel got a 224 off the kite which ended up being the only cow for the day. There were several others as the day wore on that challenged the mark, and bait as well as kite fishing was improved over yesterday though still no wide open bite by any stretch of the imagination. Nick Didovic was the hot stick of the day catching a limit of wahoo by every means possible, bait,jig and kite. In addition he landed two nice tuna also. Weather was a bit overcast and it rained lightly for about five minutes. Wind was moderate and again it was a pleasant day over all. We'll keep at it and hope these fish turn on full speed one of these days, and keep picking at them until that happens. Yours truly hooked and released a marlin also today, but on these trips that gets you more jeers than cheers.
POEM OF THE DAY
The fish thought the idea was cool
But in truth he's an absolute fool
He spent all his pay
And his 401K
To put in a backyard pool.
For a complete season schedule on the Royal PolarisCLICK HERE then call 619-226-8030 for more information and to book your trip.
The Cobra out of Channel Island Sportfishing has a couple of trips lined up for you this weekend. They got Friday night December 13 on your lucky day for a hoop net trip. Then again on Saturday morning for a full day trip. Don't forget just a couple weeks left to get in on the rockfish.
Call 805-382-1612 for reservations. For all charter information call 310-403-9969.
Fishing on the World Famous EL BUDSTER. The Brian Lalonde party from Summerstown Ontario, CAN catches and releases two STRIPED MARLIN ( 120 lb. and 140 lb. ) They were attracted by the Black Bart Lures ( TAITHIAN PROWLER / Green / Blue ) and ( SUPER PRO JET / Blue / Pink ) and caught on the live Pacific Mackeral. The fighting time were 40 and 45 minutes. They also caught six DORADO ( 25 lb. to 30 lb. ) All the fish were caught 12 to 16 miles from Cabo The water temp. was 78 degrees.
We only had a few hours to fish this morning and the guys made the most of it I am sure. The jig guys were out in force and Dane Barriault got things going early on with a 240 lb. tuna caught on a salsa super 6x lite glow jig with heavy line. From there we got busy with some more heavies. When all was done we had 13 tuna and 16 Wahoo for the morning. The other stand outs are Joe Solomon with a 240 lb. tuna, Ken Buzzel with a 230 lb. tuna, and Don Klahs with a 210 lb. tuna this morning. The rest of the fish were 140 to 190 lbs for the lucky ones. The weather is on the fence, as there is some wind here and there, but the ride is ok here on the big boat. Thanks for checking in on us, Jeff and the Indy crew
We spent the day ditching the wind and trying to get situated and just when we thought it wasn’t going to be in the cards, we had a stop for 80 yellowtail. The wind came down for a nice evening in the lee and we are headed your way.
Mark checking in from Seaforth Landing with more good 1/2 day fishing. They am run with 17 anglers with good rockfishing with 73 rockfish, 1 ling, and 21 fat reds. The afternoon also had good action with 11 reds, 11 sheephead, 75 rockfish, and more.
Great 1/2 day action and Seaforth Landing has trips going daily and don't forget about lobster trips on line nightly.
Call 619-224-3383 for trip information and reservations.
John on the Pursuit full day boat out of 22nd Street Landing checking in as they are heading home from great fishing at Catalina. Lots of rockfish to fill the sacks and a good look at the yellowtail. They put at least 7 big yellows on the boat today to 25 plus pounds.
Trips leave every day at 6 am with very lite loads during the week.
Call 310-832-8304 for more infortation and reservations and we will see you on the Pursuit.
Aaron is live with a report from John on the Pursuit full day trip out of 22nd street landing. John found some nice 25 pound yellowtail over at Catalina today and has 7 on the boat so far. They are looking at some more fish so stay tuned. Listen in live to Aaron below for the full scoop.
Trips go daily at 6 am. Call 310-832-8304 for trip info and reservations.
The Gail Force departs Pierpoint Landing in Long Beach at 6pm and returns around 11pm. No tricks or gimmicks to get you on the boat! Just $65 will get aboard the proven 55ft Gail Force.We provide allPromar Ambush Hoop Nets and gear.
Open part trips just added for Monday and Tuesday Night
Check [link] click "BOOK NOW" to view the entire schedule. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling Ryan at(310) 844-3814
We began fishing about 3 AM this morning and it didn't take too long for some of the guys to start catching very nice 5 and 6 pound skipjack. To the uninitiated who may be tuning in, on these trips that's also known as bait! Craig Drummond and Ed Delaney were the first to put them to good use hooking up about the same time. Craig's hit the deck first and what a trip starter, a 255 pound tuna. That's getting so big it almost approached the size of the pastrami sandwiches we had for lunch. But I digress, and back to the fishing. Ed's went 223 so we had a pair of deuces to start the trip off. The skippies kind of disappeared and a few more popped up just around day break. Matt Walenta and Greg De Felice (the East Coat Connection) proved they could catch fish other than wahoo and Greg got a personal best 231 and Matt landed a 213. All the above mentioned fish were skipjack baitfish and as you can imagine,everyone will be trying to catch and subsequently put out a skippie tomorrow morning. Once the early morning smoke cleared it became very hard but scratchingly productive for the rest of the day and evening. There was success with both kite and bait fishing but it was hard to come by. All the cows came in the early morning bite but the day produced several honorable mentions that didn't come up to that mark but reached as high as 180. Of course there were some smaller ones mixed in also. All in all it was an outstanding first day of fishing, and the weather is basically outstanding also. Wind which had been bad here lately was quite manageable, and it was sunny and warm. Let's hope we get even better with practice and we'll do it all over again tomorrow.
With the 2014 season fast approaching it's time to start thinking about your groups charter.
The Tribute is ideal for outings of 8 to 30 people.
The Tribute has a full galley preparing hot delicious food to enjoy while out on the water. Our masive freezer will store your fish until we get to the dock. This popular option is for small to Large groups and is often booked well in advance.
Call the Tribute office at 619-246-3114 for charter information and book the best dates today.
"We had a fun day yesterday with the Wahoo, then late in the day we got on a school of Tuna that went WFO. There were Tuna from 50 to 170 pounds right in the corner! We had 10 to 12 going at a time, complete chaos, we lost a couple of big-uns, but managed to boat most of what we hooked. Gary landed the day's biggest Tuna and Miles landed the biggest Wahoo for the day, but everyone was able to get some action of one sort or another. The grouper were biting pretty good for the guys trying for them with a few 40-pounders being landed and a couple fat Pargo made their way on board too. We will get all fixed up and do it again tomorrow."
The Excel reports that the tuna bites have slowed at the Banks but the quality of fish is still good Justin Feck checked in with this report for the Excel. "Tuna fishing here at the Bank has taped off. We're getting good quality fish, just not as many. We only had 13 or 14 fish yesterday, 22 or 23 the day before & a handful for today. Like I said, the quality is pretty darn good out here. The weather has been up and down with some rain. But it's been tolerable. We're still scratching at the Wahoo in between tuna bites.
"That's about it. We have 8 Cows so far. We just got a 203. Steve Lindsay got it on a kite with a Yummee Flyer. The signs are still good out here & we'll try to get a few more good ones before we head to San Diego."
Well, today was more like the way we like it, biting fish and good weather. We had really good fishing for 60 to 90 lb. tuna, and a hand full of 100 to 140 lb. fish as well. There were 2 stand outs today, as Cathy Needleman caught a giant yellow fin tuna all by her self that taped out at 355 lbs.! WAY TO GO CATHY! The other stand out today was a 290 lb. beast caught by Gary Sturney, great going. The final tally for today was 68 tuna and a couple of Wahoo for the effort. we have a little bit of time in the morning to fish before we have to get going for san Diego tomorrow, so please wish us luck, Jeff and the Indy crew
The guys checked in to let us know that today they had a lot of action on school sized tuna and added some nice yellowtail to the mix and so everyone that needed a few more fish for their family and friends at home accomplished that today. The weather cooperated much more today as well which made for an all around fun time with the boat in one place for a while.
Mark is live to tell you all about the half day fishing going on out Seaforth Sportfishing. The NEw Seaforth was out today for some good mixed action with only 9 anglers on board. They had some nice rockfish, reds, sheephead and more. Listen in live below and get the scoop.
Trips go daily Call 619-224-3383 for trip information and reservations.
Hello Chief fans here is our trip report for the WON 2-1/2 day trip to Collonett with 18 anglers. We had a great ride South and arrived at Collonett around 9am in good weather and wasted no time landing quality Reds and lings on our first drift fishing in 50 fathoms. The fishing remained good till noon when the tide went slack for a few hours then the bite was back on for the rest of the day. We had full boat limits for day one as follows 43 Lingcod, 31 Reds, 90 Salmon Grouper, 2 Sheep heads and a bunch of assorted Rock cod to fill out our catch. We had conflicting weather forecasts for Sunday and decided to stick it out and serve dinner on the bank but as the night went on the weather got worse by the hour and by 4am it was un fishable so we headed North in hopes of finding calmer seas but Mother nature gave us more wind and swell all the way home so we tossed in the towel and docked the vessel at H&M landing 8.30pm Sunday night. I gave vouchers to all the passengers for $125.00 because we did not fish on day two and they were happy and understanding that safety was an issue and customer service starts right here and really never stops on the Chief.
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Epic Hooping Aboard the Gail Force With Spots Open This Week
The best hooping of the season took place this past week aboard the Gail Force. Over 130 huge bugs hit the deck for the week! And the best part........ THE CRAWL GOES ON!!! And even better..... there is room for tonight (Monday 12/9), Wednesday (12/11) and Thursday(12/12).
These aren't just legal lobster either, the average bug is 3lbs, lots of 6-8lbers and even a few in the 10lb to 15lb range!
The Gail Force departs Pierpoint Landing in Long Beach at 6pm and returns around 11pm. Just $65 will get aboard the proven 55ft Gail Force. We provide all Promar Ambush Hoop Nets and gear. You must provide your CA fishing license and Lobster report card. Please feel free to bring your own dinner and a rod to fish plastics with if you like.
Check out [link] click "BOOK NOW" to view the entire schedule. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling Ryan at (310) 844-3814
The weather is still up out here, and today fishing was slow for the most part. The early morning hit did not happen as before. The rest of the day was one here and one there.14 tuna and 5 Wahoo for the day. we did have a couple of chances at big ones but we hosed ‘em. The weather has been annoying to say the least, and looks to stay for a while. We are hoping for a big finish, please wish us luck, Jeff and the Indy crew
We enjoyed another fun day of fishing with a variety of species being caught. Gary landed the days biggest Tuna and Miles landed the biggest Wahoo for the day, but everyone was able to get some action of one sort or another. The grouper were biting pretty good for the guys trying for them with a few 40+lbers being landed and a couple fat Pargo made their way on board too. We will get all fixed up and do it again tomorrow. Wish us Luck