This post is to let all of the newcomers to the “New Chark Boards” that there is a lot of good info and posts on the “Old Chark Boards”. I found an old post of mine from August of 2003. Man I NEED to go fishing and yes my name is Mark and I am a Tunaholic. Check out the old boards.
"I got back sat. the 23rd from a trip on the Spirit Of Adventure. We had a fantastic trip with plenty of sore arms and backs. Day one I woke a 5:00 o’clock and talked the captain Mike Keating. Mike said at about 3:30 he had metered fish but headed further west and didn’t see anything so he returned to the original area. The weather had lain down with a light breeze and only a two foot swell. Mike said that he was metering fish so at 5:30 a few others and myself started fishing with no takers. We stayed on the drift and Mike said that the fish on past trips didn’t go on the chew till 6:30. Just like clock work at 6:30 bent poles and screaming drags. Yeah baby and shortly there after fish start hitting the deck! Can you say blue fin. We had a few newbies on our charter this year and with brain lock on the more experienced anglers we had quite a few tangles at first. The crew Brian, Jimmy, Scott and J.P. did a great job of striating us out with only a few casualties. We had a steady pick on the fish for a couple hours then they sank out. We start our troll team rotations only stop one or two times on jig fish and with only one or two bait fish on the albies. In the after noon Mike meters more fish and with the crew throwing chum we have boils at the stern, then at the bow, no we have boils all around the boat! The blue fin are back. On this stop the anglers do a much better job of the tuna shuffle, staying out of tangles and following their fish. We got plenty of fish on this stop and a lot of smiling faces on the boat. The troll teams start up with the same results as before. We stop for the night and enjoy some more of Dan’s wonderful cooking with the assistance of his helper which I have forgotten his name sorry. While on the stern enjoying a cold beverage I look over into the water and see Humboldt squid 1.5 to 2 feet long shooting around the boat. We break out the squid jigs and in short order a few of us make enough for some bait then a few more catch and release. The kids onboard had a great time catching the squirts. My son got inked right in the head and it looked like the Mike Tyson tattoo on his face. What a blast. The next morning started the same as the other with fish under the boat but this time we only got a few before they sank out. Troll teams start for nothing in a few hours. Just when I was thinking that it would be nice to catch just one more fish even though I can not complain with what I got I hear (over the speaker) start a chum line. Again boils all around the boat. Back to the bait sticks and bent poles and screaming drags all around. We stay on the school of blue fin for an hour or so before they vanish. We troll all the way back up the line for nada. We see lots of kelps with only one holding yellows but they sink out with biters. Final count 270 blue fin, 17 albies and 1 loan dodo. the JP was a 107.5lb blue fin and we had few around the 100lb range most 40-60 pound range.Thanks again to Mike and crew for another great trip."
How may days was this trip? What time of year?
Thats a 3 day trip that I go on every year. This trip is a charter that my father and I are the chartermasters on. This year is the 25th year and I have been on about 22 of the trips.
Edit: Last year we fished the Lupe, yeah thats right the Lupe on a three day with a stop at San Martin on the way home.This message has been edited. Last edited by: SoCalAngler,
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