Full moon fishing can be hit or miss.
It was slow in the AM, but picked up a bunch after lunch
Captain Piazza and Captain Craiger turned 6 people to the dark side and put 30 fat tuna on the deck.
Cpt Mike and Cpt Darrell killed it today.
I got a bunch of single digit reports from other boats that quit so I was worried the bite died.
It turns out it was a late bite (good thing they got fuel yesterday so they could stay late) and ended up with 29 tuna and lost a bunch with a crew of tuna virgins.
A great first trip for Captain Mike.
Yesterday was a little slow, but today Cpt Darrel and Cpt Craiger found them.
They ended up with 27 albacore and a 26 lb BFT!
Fishing picked up everywhere.
Lets hope we get another 2022 or better yet a 2019.
Darrel and I took some old friends out salmon fishing and had a blast.
Easy limits of fat silvers on a flat ocean.
Boats are starting to pick up more and more tuna closer in.
Krai finally found some good schools of anchovies, so live bait is now available.
We are eyeing next week for our first tuna run and can't wait.
It looks like the 2023 tuna season has started.
El Jefe out of Garibaldi and another sport boat out of Westport both caught tuna today.
The fish were near or inside the 125 line.
The water looks great and there was a lot of bait.
They should be here in good numbers within a week.
We can't wait.
SNB's shakedown trip was the salmon opener.
The chinook fishing was slow, so we switched over to silvers.
We ended up with limits on a gorgeous ocean.
Tuna are dying in good numbers 200 miles out and are headed east in a hurry.
My guess is that we will be into them in good numbers (weather permitting) by July 4th.
Shake N Bake is in the water and ready to go.
The boys are chomping at the bit, so a tuna run is in the near future for Shake N Bake.
2022 was an amazing tuna season, probably our second best ever (it is hard to beat 2019).
We are hoping for more of the same for 2023.
Booking is going live in early February, so get your crew together and be ready to book as the best dates go fast!
A great forecast and great reports from a commercial buddy made our "last" run our second to last run.
On 10/19 John, me, and crew ran 64 miles SW on a nice ocean.
It took awhile, but when we found them, all hell broke loose.
We ended the day with 31 fat tuna and left biting fish to get home before sunset.
After two brutal years, fishing is fun again.
We can't wait until next year.
Three trips in 4 days wore me out, but what a way to end the season.
Lots of birds, jumpers and biting tuna.
3 days of excellent fishing and made some new friends.