Good tidings from Royal Star as she steams up the line in the kind of weather that anglers who chose the easy button are glad to avoid. Capt. Brian Sims has kept the hammer down however maintaining decent speed to meet the scheduled Sunday morning 0900 ETA in San Diego. As of 1400 PST today the Royal Star ETA at Fisherman's Landing is 0945. For those anglers meeting the boat we look forward to seeing you tomorrow.
Our great weather continues as we travel up with an eta of 0600 to the Cape
tomorrow. Following is a list of anglers who boated 200lbers:
Chris Yamada 225
Dennis Dowden 205
Jan Abbott 208
Frank Argus 210
Andy Cooperman 205
Fred Uno 245
Jim Nakagawa 205
Cal Sheets 292
Ken Mushinski 228
Miguel Borromeo 263,217
John DiAngelis 203
Jerry Goldstein 233
20 mixed tuna to 100lbs and a few skin to break up the ride into the Cape today.
Our flat calm weather continues this afternoon as we cruise on up while
reflecting on a great trip.
Ken Mushinski with a 230 from the Bank is today's shot.
A school went through us at 0430 this morning and it was hot and heavy for a few
minutes. Unfortunately they didn't stick around long, but it was a nice shot for
ten fish 90-160 with one over 200. The puffers with a one ounce slider were the
key to success.
After scratching another handful of yft up to 175 by lunch, we bid a fond
farewell to the Bank and are enjoying a flat calm ride this afternoon. We will
take a look at the big C to break up the ride tomorrow.
Jim Nakagawa with his first over the mark at 205 is today's shot.
We started with a little shot in the dark for 8 fish 90-150 on the jigs but it
came to a grinding halt after daylight. It was like pulling teeth but we managed
to extract another 7yft to 180 and 10 wahoo throughout the day. Still see plenty
of good fish around so we're sitting tight hoping they've switched into night
mode like last trip. The weather is flat calm.
Miguel Borromeo is in today's shot with his first deuce at 265. He followed it
up with a 207 the next day.
We pieced together a respectable day boating 21 yft and 12 wahoo. The tuna
weren't the grade from the beginning of the trip but no complaints as the
average was 80-100 with one over 200.
We have two more days and the weather is going flat calm, hoping to finish with
Dennis Dowden with a 205 he got on a jig this morning is today's shot.
Much slower today with 14 yft landed, three of which were over 200. Stil good
sign but it was difficult to fish the big baits due to a shark problem. They
were not an issue the first day so hopefully they move back out tomorrow.
Today's shot is for Dave Hall showing Andy Cooperman with a 207 and Chris Yamada
with a 235.
Stellar day of angling on exceptional grade yft with 35 making their way into
the RSW by sundown. There were some 80-130's but the majority were bigger with
numerous 160-195's and seven over 200. The deuces were 205-265.
All methods working but they've shown a real affinity for the flyers, quite a
sight watching these big cows climbing over the top of each other in pursuit of
Needless to say we're going to sit tight as long as this continues.
Today's shot shows three personal bests from L to R, Ken Mushinski-230, Jerry
Goldstein-235, and Miguel Borromeo-265.
We got off to a good start here at the bank today with 25yft and a handfull of wahoo going in the hatch. Cal Sheets got the party started with a 292 taken on a small tuna before we settled into a steady pick. Most of the fish were 80-180 with the exception of a second deuce that went 205. Spending the night hoping for another good day tomorrow.
Cal with his 292 is today's shot.
Very little to report aside from good weather and a nice load of bait as we
travel down on our last long trip of the season. We will be arriving Wednesday
so look for reports to start on Thursday.
We did see very good conditions yesterday as we traveled through the traditional
early season bft grounds so I wouldn't be surprised if we see some good offshore
angling on the upcoming June 8-day trips. We do have openings on the trip
leaving May 31.