Captain Greg was happy to report a good start to the 2021 tuna season. We started off with a 2 day trip and say mixed results on the days. We started off trolling to the longer spot and picked away on some nice mahi and yellows. We also boated a nice sized wahoo. We had a small pick at night but nothing worth staying a second day over. We trolled back to one of the closer canyons and picked some more mahi and yellows. We set up for the night and had the best fishing of the trip. A few fish and hook up on jigs but fresh squid was the best for hook ups. All nicer sized fish in the mix. We were very happy with the start and expect it only to get better
We got a quick text from one of our friends on the tuna grounds. We had a pick of yellows and mahi on the first day. This is a good sign for things to come and we will have a full report tomorrow when the boat gets in. Most trips are filling up quick so dont get left reading the reports… make them.
Captain Rich reported a decent day on the full day grounds. A few more fluke then the past few days but the scup and sea bass were the starts. Sea bass limits around the boat as well as all the scup anglers wanted. Biggest fluke was around 5 pounds. Gulp and jigs were the way to go. Sold out tomorrow.
Captain George reported good day on both half day trips. The afternoon did see better actions. Scup and sea bass were coming over the rails. Lots of short sea bass kept rods bent all trip long. We did have some slower spots but each trip did have a star drop which made the day. Some room left for tomorrow and it is our last day of half day fishing for the 2021 season.
Captain Greg and Captain Matt were very happy to get on the tuna grounds. We sailed bright and early this morning loaded with bait and ice with high hopes. They will be back Monday will a full report.
Captain Rich reported an Ok day on the grounds. Some anglers faired much better then other on all species. We worked the grounds and had a mixed bag of fluke, scup, sea bass. Biggest fluke was around5 pounds and same with the sea bass. Those who wanted to fill there coolers with scup could have had all they wanted. Sailing tomorrow at 7am
Captain George and Captain Frank reported much different days on the half day grounds. The morning saw light winds and good chip of fish all morning long. Scup and sea bass were coming over the rails of all sizes. The afternoon saw much slower action when the wind and waves picked up. Some nice sea bass to 4pounds rounded out the catches for the afternoon. Both trips tomorrow are sold out.
Captain Greg was happy to report a good day on the sea bass grounds. With the limits increasing to 7 we swapped our focus to target all seabass today. We had an easy full boat limit and plus many keepers going back to swim another day. Lots of scup in the mix and a few codfish rounded out the catch today. No trips tomorrow with the rain but the next few days looks very nice.
Plenty of room on tomorrows trips. Sailing both fullday and half day trips. Dont forget sea bass goes to 7 fish tomorrow!!!!!
Captain Greg reported a decent pick of scup and sea bass on the morning half day trip. The grounds have come back to life after the storms of the last 2 weekends. Many sea bass limits around the boat and lots of action to keep rods bent. The afternoon saw much of the same action. Plenty of room this upcoming week.
Captain Rich reported some up and down fishing the last few days. Sunday was a decent pick of a few dozen fluke and some sea bass limits. We worked the grounds hard and did what we could. Today was a much different story with a very slow day on the fluke. The sea bass and scup seemed to move in to the grounds overnight and looks like they are here to stay. Full sea bass limits and plenty of scup for those who wanted them. Dont forget Sea bass limit goes to 7 on September 1st
Captain Rich reported a slower day on the fluke grounds. It was 100% the weather playing a factor in the fishing. The wind never died down like forecasted but we made the best of it. The morning started out with drifts close to 3 kts. we moved the boat closer to the island in the rocks. We picked away on sea bass with 4-6 keepers a drift. Some limits around the boat but it was still slower over all. tomorrow is forecasted for 5-10kts and we will be back drifting and dreaming.
Captain Greg reported good fishing on the half day trips. Lots of action with the scup and sea bass. There has also been a load of chub mackerel swimming around letting anglers get a good little fight. Some fluke still in the mix as well but more scup and bass. The afternoon has been seeing slower action then the morning trips. Not sure if it is a temperature or a tide factor. Sold out tomorrow.
Captain Rich has been reporting slow fishing over all but improvement today. The water to the south is still on the dirty side. We have been going to some deeper water to find the fluke bite. Biggest fluke on the day today was a solid 9 pounder caught in the last 5 minutes of the trip. Sea bass limits around the boat as well with some good size bombers in the mix. Plenty of room this weekend.
We were back at it today after a few days off from the hurricane.
Captain Greg reported good fish on the half day grounds. The weather didnt seem to affect the fishing close to home. We had a good mixed bag of fluke, scup and sea bass. More scup then we have seen all year came over the rails on the morning trip. Captain George saw the same action in the afternoon with bent rods all trip long. Sailing both half days tomorrow on the Gail Frances
No full day trip tomorrow. Captain Rich reported a slower day on the full day grounds. The water was still very dirty from the storm unlike the inshore water. We tried here and there but over all a very long day. Some fluke,scup and sea bass rounded out the catch. The water should take another day to clean up and fishing will bounce right back
Well we made it through the storm with only a few minor things to fix. The crew was hard at work Saturday after the trips to prep the boats for the incoming storm. We put line after line on the boats and did out best. Cory went down the morning before the boats and did a last check. He stayed down checking the boat until the water crested the docks and it was time to go home. We spent all day Monday getting it back to normal and some basic house keeping.
There will be no trips tomorrow with the left over weather. The weather was more then fishable but for the everyone’s sake we are letting it settle one more day and we will be back to it on Wednesday at 7am