We had fun family from New Mexico that enjoy the outdoors, fishing, and hunting. We started off with an early bite from an ono which we got into the boat. Ono estimated at 20 lbs. We then took another strike this time from a 30 lb spearfish which we also managed to get into the boat! The rest of the day we had two big crash bites from blue marlin that didn’t get hooked… all in all a good day of fishing the family had tons of fish to take home and eat!
In the morning we had Dewey Patillio and Thomas O’Neil from California and both were very lucky. First few minutes outside the harbor before our run through of the boat, we hooked into a blue marlin. Dewey had on the job training as he did a great job getting his fish to the boat estimated at 200 lbs for a good release. Not long after Thomas gets hooked into a 120 lb Ahi which he landed after 25 min.
Our second trip we had a 14yr old boy named Johnny LaRosa from Chicago step up to the plate on yet another 125 lb tuna! He did some of the best angling we have seen so it wasn’t surprising to watch this young man manhandle his tuna! We landed his fish after 15 hard minutes.
Roy Jackson from Oregon came with us by himself for a full day of fun! He had a short trip here so wanted to spend all day on the water! He was a fun mellow easy to talk to kind of a guy so it wasn’t surprising to us when we took our first hook up! Roy jumped into the chair after watching his fish eat the lure and had a very hard 25 min battle on his hands. He had a great technique with the fish we showed him and did and excellent job angling his giant! We landed his Ahi weighing it at 140 lbs! A few hours later we were bombarded by a double ahi strike big both quickly came off the hook. We spun the boat around and finally got one to stick!! Off to the races again Roy went. This time he tame his tuna within 12 min we had his fish in the boat! Estimated weight 125! Awesome day!
Shane Hoagland, Jeremy Eiler and Carlin Henderson from California joined us for a 3/4 day charter. We had a lot of fun with these guys and wanted to show them some action. That’s exactly what we got! Carlin was up first and was able to land great eating 20 lb Wahoo! Only a few minutes after that we took a big strike from a solid tuna! Jeremy was next and had his hands full with his big fish. After a very hard 20 min we landed his tuna weighing 110lbs. We were running out of time but on our way home we got hooked up to a 35 lb spearfish that Shane landed! We all we so pumped and can’t wait to see these guys again!
Brent Wilson along with his wife and two kids joined us on a 6 hour adventure. Our morning started off by missing a couple of good bites. Early on, we had a explosion bite from a tuna that didn’t get hooked. Later we had another crash bite from a blue marlin and that didn’t get hooked.. So we were wondering when we would get a hook up! Towards the end of our trip we got what we were looking for and That was a hook up from a Blue Marlin! Brent did an absolute great job in the chair. The fish caught very hard jumping everywhere then going very deep but we were able to land his fish!
Generally we take photos of the fish along side the boat before releasing, however this fish threw the hook as we were bring it along side. So a good release. Before getting pictures of the fish. Brent was happy to put his fish of a life time on the wall. Fish was estimated at 300 lbs