Sunday, September 30, 2012

Canyon Mixed Bag with the Brothers-Gilbert Split Charter

Had Keith and his brother Dale Brothers, split the boat with Jerry Gilbert and son Ryan. Left early to try to get some trolling time in, Within the first half hour had the right bite, had the rod doubled over taking line hard-Big Eye?, wont know hook pulled due to slack in the line. Continued trolling with no bites, decided to chunk near the flleet which had a pick on the troll, wound up being the right call. Had a slow but steady pick through the night, by morning the fish bit hard at day break and we left them biting. Crew was a little rusty starting off 0-6, after some motivational words and coaching the guys rallied hard ending the trip 7-13, with fish to 85lbs, weighed on certified scale at Clarks Landing.In morning decided to top the box with mahi and tiles and slide back to the barn by lunchtime. Great trip with a great crew.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Mudhole trip with Keith Brothers

Had a small window and took advantage, had first timer Keith on board. Loaded the well with live peanuts and ran to the hole. Trolled and busted off a nice fish on a natural mini cedar in the wash. Set up with the peanuts and landed false albacore to 8lbs. Made a run to the pots and landed mahi to 15lbs. glad to get out with a great guy on board.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Open Boat Canyon Trip

Hosted a open boat trip with regulars, Art Hoover, Glen Kaufman, and Bob(Bates)Cameron. Got to the canyon in flat seas and decided to do some tilefishing to start since the troll bite had not developed yet. Landed a couple and made our way down the wall to the square, complete mob scene with boats and few hookups, pushed further off east no bites and decided to start the chunk before dark on some good readings. Read fish had squid and mahi around the boat all night with no tuna touches. finally had a sword on around 4 am that wound up breaking off,damn! Went on the troll all day and had no bites, decided to save the trip and go for light tackle mahi landing them to 10lbs, and a dozen tiles to 15lbs. Tough trip but great bunch of guys, great weather and some good grilling help me deal with the sting of no tuna.