Travis from northern California came fishing his two sons, father and a friend. Travis has fish with us before but was unable to catch any fish. He had a great time with us last time so he was eager to be with us again. First thing in the morning we missed a nice fish and continue heading south. As we reached our area we hooked into a very nice 30 pound Ono. Travis was first and was able to land his fish after a big fight. After the fish landed on the deck everybody was extremely happy.
We then headed offshore in hopes to find better life but spent most of our morning with a little luck. We did manage to get two strikes from to Spearfish but missed them both. Not long after losing those fish we got a hot tip from a dive boat that found floating debris with mahi-mahi on it. We reached the floating debris. There we managed to catch a 30 pound bull mahi-mahi. It was a massive fight on the light tackle but we managed to get the monster. There were a few small yellow fin tuna so we were able to catch the two sons a couple of small tuna as well. That really made the trip for everyone everybody! Having lots of fish to eat, we headed home. Grateful that we were able to get a good action with Travis aboard.
Nate, Judy, Nancy, and Mitch Teskey from Chicago came with us on a six hour adventure. We headed up north to try some live baiting.On our way up north we caught two Wahoo called Ono in Hawaii. 14-year-old Mitch was first up to bat and catching a Wahoo was his main goal and he was able to land a 20 pound Ono. It put up a big fight but he was able to land his fish. He is in avid fisherman so he was ecstatic. Next up was Nancy and she was able to land a solid 25 pound Ono while live baiting
Live baiting was very tough but we were able to land Nate A solid 30 pound tuna. It put up a huge fight but we managed to finally get it. The rest of the day was a little slow but enjoyed each other’s company. Great day!
We had an awesome family from Alaska join us on a full day of fun. We had a very hard time with bait again but managed to catch a few. On our way down south we took a big strike from a big Marlin! Gene jumped in the chair and had a massive fight on his hands! This fish was incredibly tough it refused to come up from the depths but we eventually got her up! After a very hard 45 minutes we landed his giant! We estimated her at 550-600 lbs! This type of fish is very hard to come by and we were all in awe when we let her go to fight another day!
Brandon Brown along with a couple of family members came with us for 6 hrs. All day long we dealt with rough water and lots of rain. In between the rain we were happily interrupted with a big strike from a nice blue marlin! The marlin peeled off a ton of line and made a handful of jumps! 15 kin later were able to tag our fish and let it go to fight another day. Estimated weight about 90lbs. Towards the end our trip we were able to land a few 20 lb tuna for dinner! Each one of them got to catch fish but was very hard dealing with bad weather.
We had Neil, Brendan, and Joey from California join us for a 6 hour fishing trip. The bait has been very hard to catch lately. And today, we struggled with bait again. It took us 3 hrs to catch 7 baits!!…. it was worth the extra effort because when we arrived to our zone we were greeting with a few fish! Neil, Brendan and Joey all got to catch a couple fish each! All these fish were caught on live bait using light tackle, so every fish the boys caught, fought like hell and gave them all a crazy fight! Joey was fighting one tuna about 25 lbs when a big shark took a whack at his fish and bit it in half! All in all we had a great time with one another we had a great day catching fish and laughing.