Capt. Brian Sims and I have been holding down the fort in the Royal Star office during the past couple of days. With the exception of one or two days next week we will both be available to “talk shop” and/or provide advice and opinion for any potential anglers considering a long range voyage.
After going through our books to determine availability, there are several opportunities for individuals and groups to jump on a Royal Star voyage in June, August, and November. While I suppose that many anglers are waiting to determine the status of fishing before committing to the June time frame, I want to offer my encouragement for this time of the year.
Every year is different with one season traditionally having no bearing on the next. Countless times I have seen angler confidence in a certain voyage or time of year fail due to slow fishing only to be refuted by outrageous fishing the following year. The best strategy by far is to book the voyage that best fits your schedule in advance, then let the chips fall as they may.
One can tailor the species list by season; that is about the only control over the voyage outcome anglers can exercise, but the catching itself is dictated by the Laws of Nature. That of course is the essence of fishing itself; and will never be triangulated upon or perfectly predicted. If you are considering an upcoming voyage I urge you to give Capt. Sims or yours truly a call in the Royal Star office next week. At the very least we can B.S. a little and perhaps provide some solid direction toward your decision.
Photos for the day feature first time long trip angler Bryan Sherman who performed well beyond his own expectations on the last run. First it was one over two hundred, then it was two, then it was three, then it was four! What a first trip down below! What a personal success! Fine job to Bryan all around who demonstrated that he is no Pilgrim when it comes to fishing. Because after all fishing is fishing; no matter what the target species is.