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Captains Mark Pisano, Jeff Debuys & Paul Strasser

Off To A Good Start

- Hello everyone, We have been enjoying absolutely beautiful weather the last two days, it's just been a little on the warm humid side. With hurricane Hurnan coming up the coast we opted to stay inside and fish for yellowtail to start the trip, we have had good fishing on very nice grade yellows in the 18 to 28 pound range with a few bigger and a few smaller. The surface iron was good as well as flylined sardine for the yellows. With the tropical storm well to the west we are going to try something offshore now and see what happens. The weather is still very good so wish luck!!!! The Indy crew

Anxious to Fish!!!

- Hello everyone, we are back out for 7 days of in the sun with. With a nice load of bait and good weather our hopes are high.

Finished with a BANG.......

- After yesterday's stellar all day drifting for beautiful bluefin tuna we arrived back to San Diego and unloaded the catch this morning. Bruce Dodd won 1st place for his 49 lb. bluefin, and Will Smith won 2nd place for his 40 lb. bluefin, 3rd place went to Nelson Algaze for his 39 lb. bluefin tuna. Big thanks to everyone and Sherman Lim along with Okuma, Owner, Aftco, Cousins Tackle, Cal Sheets, Bloody Decks for their sponsorship. Sea ya all next year, Jeff and the Indy crew

0530 e t a

- The last few days out here have been very good to us. Great weather and fishing. We will be in tomorrow 0530, sea ya then, Jeff and the Indy crew

ETA 7/26/14

- Good Afternoon everyone, the Indy will arrive at Point Loma Sportfishing dock at 5:30am on 7/26...Any departing tomorrow, don't forget your passports..Bring them to my office for verification. Thanks

As good as it gets

- Today was excellent fishing for 25 to 30 lb. yellowtail. Full speed on jigs and bait till we got our fill sums it up. The wahoo pulled a no show, but the yellows put on a impressive show for all to enjoy. The weather is starting to freshen, so we will see what happens tomorrow. Thanks for checking in, Jeff and the Indy crew


- Hello again from the independence. We opted to get out of the on coming weather that was predicted and spent the day behind the island fishing for calico's and halibut. We actually had a great day catching both all the while enjoying the hot sun. Included in the catch was a hand full of 18 to 30 lb. halibut out of the 13 we tagged. Bassing was off the hook for the bass guys as well. We are going to venture out to the off shore scene for the next few days, so we'll see what happens out there. Sea ya all then, Jeff and the Indy crew

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Nice day today......

- Today was a fun day on the Indy. The yellowtail bite was very good for 20 to 30 lb. fish, half caught on salas 6 x yo yo and then the sardines and surface plugs. The wahoo showed in the afternoon and we had a few bingos on them, good grade fish as well. Capt Jimmy's bombs were the hot ticket and marauders. We also found some big kelps that were vacant at present, but might be loaded in a few weeks or so. Throw in a couple of marlin we released and that was our day. Everyone got to pull and yank lots today with great weather for all. We hope there is more of this around for tomorrow. Sea ya then, Jeff and the Indy crew

Baja Paddy Hoppers

- Baja paddy hoppers departed on Saturday with a great load of sardines and lots of eager fisherman aboard. Opting to check the lower zone for toothy game fish we set a course for points south. With good weather and a few stops on school grade tuna and a few dorado we look forward to the chance at some wahoo tomorrow. Please wish us luck, Jeff and the Indy crew

Fishing license update

- Hello everyone on upcoming trips, we just returned from a great trip and I will post more on the trip later, if you are fishing with us on an upcoming trip please buy a California fishing license at you're local tackle shop if you do not already have one. You can also buy one at any of the landings in San Diego. We may be fishing U.S. waters due to the tremendous amount of nice bluefin Tuna in our waters. As of now they are not on the bite but that can change at any moment. The best buy is the yearly license and can be used for the entire year. Thanks, Your Captains

A Banner Day & ETA for 7/19/14

- We again had a banner morning bite on premium size yellowtail 18- 28pounds, the best method was the iron, both surface and yoyo, the Salas and Tady did the trick with scrambled egg and dorado colors working good. Things slowed down mid morning so we worked our way north throughout the remainder of the day to put ourselves in position for the last day of fishing. So far we have had great weather and good fishing so wish us continued success on the last day. Have a great day everyone, wish you were here. The Indy guys FYI For tomorrow's trip, I will begin sign-in at 7am or before.. INDY is scheduled for a 6am or before arrival for 7/19..anyone going on tomorrows trip Please....don't forget your passports.

Somewhat sluggish but good

- Hello everyone, the last two days have been very different for us, we traveled down the coast offshore yesterday and found very little in the way of fish we wanted to keep, we did release some small yellowtail and tuna. Today we found ourselves in a very good yellowtail bite, the fish were all 18 to 25 pounds. jigs were the hot ticket on both the surface and yoyo iron, fly lined bait also did the trick. Our weather continues to be nice, just a bit breezy this afternoon. Thanks for checking in.


- Today we had perfect weather and good offshore fishing, we are headed down to try our hand at one of the long range hot spots. All is good on the Indy, have a great day

Back out to sea

- Hello everyone today was our normal turn around day which went smooth as silk. We got a great load of Sardine and anchovy at the bait receivers and headed out to points south, that's when the day became anything but normal, at about 4 PM we started to see tuna, the first spot was 50 to 60 lb. fish up puddling on some sort of small bait, we stopped on them for no bite, then another good school for no response then another school and the ocean erupted with 30 to 40 pound bluefin and they bit until dinner time, I great way to start the trip to say the least. The weather has become flat grease so we are going camp out and try this again tomorrow. Wish us luck the Indy Crew; check our Facebook page for pictures during the trip.

Nice Bluefin

- The Indy returned this morning with a great catch of bluefin tuna, yellowfin tuna, & yellowtail. Here are the jack pot Winners, 1st place Martin McDonald with a 34lb.bluefin tuna, 2nd place les kern 33 lb. bluefin tuna, 3 rd place Brian Kinsey 31 lb. bluefin tuna. Huge thanks to everyone who made the trip a huge success. They departed again today on a 6 day 10th anniversary trip, so wish them luck, the Indy crew


- Good evening everyone, here is what we know. Again today we saw schools of bluefin tuna, yellowfin tuna, but today they wanted to play a little bit. We caught some yellowfin in the morning and the bluefin bit well in the afternoon. Beautiful 30 to 40 lb. fish for the bluefin, and we tallied up 35 and some y f t and yellowtail and a dorado. The perfect way to end our 3 days out here. Everyone had chances this trip, and they are happy with the quality they caught. We will be in tomorrow at 0700. Sea ya all then, Jeff

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Good Fishing on 3-day

- Good evening everyone from the Indy. We had another super fun day today with numerous schools we stopped on, some great visual, and some great action for everyone. Yellowfin, and bluefin tuna, and yellowtail were the main event today. Really good weather made it even better. We are going to keep at it again tomorrow, so tune in then, Jeff


- We returned from our 5 day this morning and the jack pot winners are as follows, 1st place dirk Allen with a 29 lb. yellowtail, 2nd place Ben Hyter 28 lb. yellowtail, 3 rd place. Rick Millspaugh 26 lb. yellowtail. Thanks to everyone who made the trip this year. Sea you all next year. We cleared the point at 1100 hrs today on a 3 day trip, and by sun down we caught 46 yellowfin tuna and 6 bluefin tuna for our first afternoon. What a great way to start the trip! Here is Carson with his dad Allen with a nice tuna he caught this afternoon. We are going to try this again tomorrow, please wish us luck, Jeff

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E T A 0545.....

- Fishing was tough today, as they just didn't want to bite that well. At 1600 hrs we threw in the towel, and we will be back tomorrow at 0545 , sea ya then.

ETA 5:45am 7/10/2014

- The Indy will dock at Point Loma Sportfishing at 5:45am...I start sign in at 7am for the next trip, don't forget your passports. Thanks and see you all in the AM

On our way up....

- Nothing more to report from today as the yellowtail fishing was fun again, and everyone had chances and spent the day yanking and pulling on yellows. The locals ate their share, and made things tough for everyone out there. We are going in search of tuna for tomorrow, so we will report at the end of the day again. Sea yaw then, Jeff and the Indy crew

More yellows in the sun.....

- Hello again from the independence. Today we had action from sun up to sun down on good grade yellowtail. The yo yo guys did well with salas 6x and the rest were on mackerel, a few for the surface pluggers. Again everyone was yanking today and enjoying the great weather. We plan on enjoying Michele's man cut pork chops tonight along with cherry pie ala mode. We are going to target these beauties again tomorrow, so wish us luck, Jeff and the Indy crew

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Starter kit today..........

- We hope everyone had a great 4th. We are out on a 5 day trip and today was our 1st day of fishing and we had a good sampling of yellowtail to show for the effort. Everyone got to yank and pull on fish. We are going to try this again tomorrow. Good weather also. Sea ya then, Jeff

Final Report on 4 day

- Well folks are four day trip jackpot winners goes as follow 1st place goes to Jonna Plante she caught a 28 lb yellowtail, 2nd place goes to Eric Edwards with a 27.8 lb yellowtail and 3rd goes to Randy Narramore thanks again and I hope I will see everybody again in the near future the independence crew

Steady Action Today

- Wow wow what a day we had it all started at 6:00 AM we went through four rotations before 6:30the yellowfin were biting the feathers really good and we also mixed in a few large Patties for good quantities of yellowtail throughout the day. The action on that tuna continued throughout the day to the end our last jig strike was a four way to end a beautiful day. We will be back at the dock at 7:00 AM thanks for checking in with us and have a happy Fourth of July that Indy Crew

ETA Fri 7/4/2014

- The Independence will arrive at Point Loma Sportfishing at 7am.

Great Value!!!

- trip #11, a six day adventure in the prime of the season, book one full fare adult and bring a son or daughter ages 12 -17 for half price, a savings of $1,175 dollars. Only 2 spots remain for this great value...We are always looking to get more kids out fishing and with the high cost of long range fishing this is the perfect Chance to bring you're child out for the trip of a lifetime. Please call Judy now for details, space is limited on this special, What a great Graduation Gift!! New Reso only

Steady Action Today

- Good evening fellow anglers well we started today picking at some yellowfin and a handful of yellowtail under kelp patties. And dolphin schools it was slow but steady action through out the whole day the last pattie was of course the best. We will be making a move tonight for hopefully some more good steady fishing great bait great weather and best of all what a great group to fish with talk tomorrow, Paul and the Indy Crew


- We departed this morning and are heading out on a 4 day .After picking up are beautiful bait we are out and within hours we were hooked up on yellowfin tuna . Tomorrow we will be in search for more yellowfin and maybe some bluefin stay in tune Paul, Matt, Tyler ,Kevin, Oscar, Tommy Michele and Ed

Brian porter - seeker 8 day

- Jack pot winners... the independence arrived back to port this morning with a beautiful catch, 10 day style fishing for those lucky ones on the trip. What a month of great fishing so far this year. The jackpot winners are as follows, 1st place Brian porter with a 51 lb. Wahoo, 2nd place Don Sogioka with a 49 lb. Wahoo, and 3rd place, tom Darby with a 112 lb. grouper. Much thanks to Brian porter and seeker rods and to everyone who made the trip this year such a huge success. Sea you all on the next one, Jeff and the Indy crew


- FINISHED UP IN STYLE...... Well, we managed to finish the trip with some sort of tuna today, as we caught 43 mixed fish, mostly bluefin, and some yellowfin tuna... As far as the trip goes, we have been truly blessed with great fishing for a number of species, and beautiful weather to do it in. Everyone is in high spirits this evening getting ready for New York steak dinner, and unload the boat in the morning. We will be in at 0545 tomorrow, sea ya then, Jeff

ETA Monday Jun 30, 2014 5:45am

- The Indy will arrive back at Point Loma at approximately 5:45am. Anglers going on tomorrows trip be sure to bring your passports. Will begin sign in at 7am..

Final days.....

- Hello everyone, we made a few tanks of bait yesterday, and gained some altitude today while looking for tuna. We saw a little bit of sign in one area, and caught 6 yft for the effort. We will be in a better area for our last day tomorrow. Please wish us luck, Jeff


- Hello again sports fans; here is what we know about today. We spent most of the day fishing for beautiful grade Wahoo with some success. 29 bigguns hit the deck, and are resting in the r s w tank along with the half dozen nice grouper we caught today as well. Picture perfect weather to work in today made it all that more fun. We are on the way up rite now, and will be making a bait stop tomorrow before venturing out again to the offshore scene. We are all looking forward to Chef Ed Lacombs savory yellowtail dinner tonight, Yum. Thanks for checking in, Jeff and the Indy crew


- Wow, good evening from the independence. Today was one of those days that one runs across every once in a while out here. Things got going early, 0300 yellowtail bonanza began, and we left 'em biting at 1000 hrs. 20 to 30 lb. fish full speed. Throw in a nice w s b and a few grouper and that was the morning. The after noon was equally great as we found a few kelps loaded with BULL Dorado up to 40 lbs. got all fixed up on those, and managed 26 big wahoo up to 60 lbs for the effort. All I can say is everyone on board here is totally spent, and will sleep very well after chef Ed's fabulous rack of lamb dinner he has going on. Everything was the hot ticket today; Salas 6x jr. and Capt Jimmy's Wahoo bombs were the way to go for the skinnies, and 6 xs for the yellas. Great weather was enjoyed by all as well. We are going to make a move tonight in hopes of more of this great action going on out here. Sea ya all later, Jeff


- Well we got things started today , and managed to have a pretty good time in the process. 18 to 30 lb. yellowtail were the game today. Salas yo yo jigs and the beloved 7 x for the long rod guys were the way to go. A hot mackerel cast out was pretty instant as well. I think pretty much everyone got their daily limit on these today, and we had excellent weather as well. We are going to camp out and give this a try tomorrow in hopes of a repeat day like today. Thanks for checking in on us, Jeff and the Indy crew

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- Indy Crew Keeping it High & tight, "Capt" Oscar Marroquin & Tommy Horanyi


- The independence returned this morning with a great catch of yellowtail, Wahoo, grouper, and some bluefin tuna. 1st place jack pot winner was Ed Sanders with a 65 lb. bluefin tuna, 2nd place was Mark Oliver with a 61 lb. bluefin tuna, and 3rd place was John Kehrli with a 52 lb. grouper. Always a huge thanks to everyone who made the trip this year and to Ron Hirao from big fish tackle for everything. We left Point Loma all baited up at 1200 hrs on another 8 day trip with our friend Brian Porter as our host for the trip. Again lots so rods and gear for everyone to enjoy this trip. Check back in a few days, and maybe we will have a report. Sea ya then, Jeff and the Indy crew

ITS A WRAP.......

- Good evening everyone, we spent the day again searching for bluefin tuna with some success here on the Indy. Lots of water covered today, no doubt about it. We ended the day with a dozen bluefin , 25 to 30 lb.ers and 8 yellowfin tuna 15 to 18 lb. fish, and a couple of yellas. As near perfect weather as one could want for an outing like this. Late in the day we got into an area that was loaded with fish, loaded , but not biting that well. We ended the trip on a high note anyway, and will be back to San Diego at approx 0545 tomorrow. Sea ya then Jeff

ETA 6/22/14

- The Indy will Dock at 5:45am on 6/22...Anglers departing on Sunday, be sure to bring your passports, you can adjust your arrival by the Indys arrival so you can get parking from the Indys group. see you in the Morning

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Singing the blues....

- Singing the blues.... Good evening everybody, here is what we know. By covering a lot of water today I can honestly say there is hope for the offshore scene. We had one good chance at big bluefin today, and only landed a few, and let a hand full go. Yellowtail fishing at the island yesterday was good for the amount of effort we put fourth as well. We have tomorrow to hopefully put it together , as we caught only 4 bft and a couple of yft today. Wish us luck, Jeff and the Indy crew

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Plugging away......

- Hello again from the independence. We had another stellar night bite on these beautiful 25 to 35 lb. yellowtail last night and now we are in good shape as far as yellers go. The Wahoo put on a little show for us early this morning as well. We put 13 skinnies down before breakfast was finished also. We are on the move now, and going to check a few spots on the way up the coast, as we are going to be in position to look offshore for our last 2 days of fishing. So far everyone is having a blast, fishing all day and all night. The weather is still on our side, perfect. We will report again when we get something figured out, sea ya then, Jeff


- Hello again from the independence. Here is what we know. We visited our night time yellowtail spot last night and had a fairly successful night catching premium yellowtail. 88 of those big yellas hit the deck before daylite. After daylite it was just a pick on the yellowtail, as they were not playing any more. We had a few more chances at some Wahoo, but could only tag a few. We tried a grouper hole and had a fun time as a dozen big fat grouper up to 50 lbs. kept everyone busy trying for a trophy fish. All in all it was a fun day here on the Indy, and we are going to give it another try for tonight and tomorrow. The weather has been just perfect for us out here as well. Wish us luck, Jeff and the Indy crew

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- Good evening from the independence. We departed on this big fish tackle 8 day on Saturday. We grabbed some bait on the way out and away we go. There were some great give aways including Okuma rods and reels, apparel and tackle for everyone. Our first day was pretty much a travel / fish day as we didn't see much on the offshore scene. Today on the other hand was a decent day as we scratched at good grade yellows and we had a couple of bingos on big wahoo. 75 yellowtail and 17 40 to 60 lb. wahoo for the effort today. First time long ranger Ed Glinecki had the hot hand and landed 3 of these big skin today. Capt Jimmy's wahoo bombs and Catchy 33 jigs, and Calas 6x jr.s were the hot ticket today for those who had them. The Salas 6x yo yo guys did well also. The weather is really good, and we are going to give this another try tomorrow. Everyone is doing really well. Thanks for checking in, Jeff and the Indy crew

Indy Returns

- Good afternoon. Just heard from the boat and they will arrive back at San Diego 0600 Saturday morning. For those of you going on Saturdays' trip make sure you bring your PASSPORTS. See you tomorrow.

Nice Schools

- We started our trip offshore looking for tuna hoping the beautiful weather we had to work with let us find some tuna, we caught about 45 school size yellowfin tuna for the morning with no sign of bluefin to be found. We continued the search and after running a few hours in very poor water we got on some bluefin in the 60 to 75 pound range, we ended up only landing 3 fish but it was good to see after a long day of grinding it out. Tomorrow we are going to switch it up and try for some yellowtail. Wish us luck, the Indy crew.

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Yellowtail Shoot-out

- Hello everyone, we are back out on our Yellowtail/Tuna 6 day shoot out, we have a nice load of bait and a much improved weather forecast to work with. Currently we are headed south where there has been signs of yellowfin and bluefin so wish us luck. The Indy crew.

8 day jack pot winners.....

- The Indy returned home this morning with a great catch of spring time yellowtail and bluefin tuna. The jack pot winners were 1st place Mary Hollifield with an impressive 100 and 96 lb. bluefin, 2nd place David Thomas with a 89 lb. bluefin tuna, and 3rd place William Crowthers with a 88 lb. grouper. There were some beautiful bluefin weighed in , lots of 70 to 85 lb. fish. A huge thanks to Dick Shaffer and everyone who made the trip this year a huge success. Good fishing on tap rite now, don't be left at the dock. Thanks again , Jeff and the Indy crew Don't forget out our Kids Special. Limited space, call in for details

Blue icing on the Cake

- Blue icing on the cake........ Hello everyone, here is what we know. We decided to take a peek at the offshore scene as the weather has not allowed us to venture out yet, and we had some good luck today. We had a 7 hour drift on 60 to 90 lb. bluefin tuna. While the weather was up again today, we did manage 27 of these beauties, and had some losses in the weather as well. This is just what the doctor ordered, as we have plenty of beautiful yellowtail, bass, etc.... In the holds already. Thanks for checking in, and we will be back tomorrow at 0545. Sea ya then, Jeff

ETA 6/8/2014

- Good afternoon everyone. Tried most of the morning into the afternoon to get someone to give me an ETA..Jeff said they were fishing..So as it stands right now he is looking at 5:30-5:45am. Jeff said he would shoot me off another report here later on today. so stay tuned. Thanks for checking in with us. Anyone going on tomorrows trip, don't forget your Passports!!! Thanks Judy

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Their on the bite

- They're biting a little bit today

Plugging away......

- Hello again from the Indy. We have been on the move and fishing all the while for yellowtail , bass, halibut ect..... With moderate success on some days, and tough on others. Typical springtime angling at its best. As always weather comes into play, and this trip has had a lot of wind,, and continues to blow. We would really rather be offshore hunting those bluefin tuna, but it doesn't look very promising at this point. We will see how it all goes down. Thanks for checking in. Everyone is doing just fine, Jeff and the Indy crew


- Good evening from the independence. Fabulous day fishing for beautiful grade yellowtail on the Indy. All techniques were working today. The long rod 5x and 7x pluggers had a super fun day along with the 6x yo yo guys and bait fisherman. Things were slow in the am, but around 11 it was game on till 1800 hrs. The weather has been a little bit breezy, but not completely blown out. We are going to gain some altitude tonight, so we are on the move. Thanks for checking in, Jeff and the Indy crew

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- Hello friends, the Independence is having a very limited special on trip #11, a six day adventure in the prime of the season, book one full fare adult and bring a son or daughter ages 12 -17 for half price, a savings of $1,175 dollars. We are always looking to get more kids out fishing and with the high cost of long range fishing this is the perfect Chance to bring you're child out for the trip of a lifetime. Please call Judy now for details, space is limited on this special, What a great Graduation Gift!! New Reso only

Here we go again,,,,,,,,,,

- Here we go again....... Well we departed Saturday morning on the annual dick Schaffer 8 day and after traveling for a few days we stopped today to test the waters. Not much in the offshore dept. but the yellowtail fishing was good today. Salas Yo Yo 6x and the 7x were the hot ticket for the jiggers. Throw in a couple of grouper and small tuna and that was our day. We are going to try again tomorrow, in hopes of more of this great action in the sun. Wish us luck, Jeff and the Indy crew

Our Season Begins

- We have just completed our Annual Maintenance, including Coast Guard Inspections and the boat looks pristine..Our first 8 day trip will depart on Saturday, so watch for fish reports and pictures. Bluefin and Yellowfin are on the bite. Jeff will head into them this weekend..We do have WIFI for some reason the Logo has dropped from our home page. working on it...

Trip wrap up.......

- the independence returned today with a great catch that included 18 fish over 200 lbs. and many 150 to 199 lb.ers as well. The jack pot winners were 1st place 263 lb. Steve Pettibone, and 2nd place Clarence Becker with a 262 lb., and Sam Raiter with 3rd place 258 lb beauty. We would like to thank Sav-On Tackle and Steve Vetrone for another great trip, and many, many thanks to everyone who made the trip this year such a huge success. I look forward to the next adventure with everyone. Thanks again,

Almost Home.......

- although we had pretty good success fishing down below this trip , we didn't have a very good ride home as in we payed the piper for the good fishing we had. What worked this trip is simple, time at the rail, as usual, and being able to switch gears , try different techniques. The guys had good success with capt jimmy wahoo bombs for the wahoo also. If all goes as planned we should be back to the dock at 0715 tomorrow morning. Sea ya all then, Jeff


- Hello again from the Independence. With poor fishing yesterday we were hard pressed to make the most out of our morning we had left to finish the trip. We were not disappointed, as the sign of big tuna was just awesome this a.m. We had lots of chances at bigguns and had a few heart breaks, BUT when the dust settled we had put together a beautiful catch, 36 tuna, 3 cows, another 10 were 190 to 199 lbs. and many 150 to 185 lb.ers and the rest were stock grade 80 to 100#. Big fish honors today went to Jim Poore with 225# tuna, Clarence Becker with a 230# fish, and Steve Vetrone with a 205# as well. The sign of big fish was as good as I've seen in a while, too bad we had to leave at 1100 hrs for San Diego. We will try to put some pictures up on our FB page in the next few days. Everyone caught fish this morning, and is now relaxing with the nice ride home. Sea ya later, Jeff


- Hello from the independence. The early morning hit on yellowfin lacked the numbers we were used to seeing, as there were only a few biters for the early tuna fisherman. 10 tuna was all we could muster up today. The largest tuna today was caught by Sam Raiter and weighed 240 lbs.the wahoo stepped it up today and put on a good show for us and we enjoyed fishing for them most of the day. 40 nice big wahoo for the effort was what we got today. Flat calm weather again made things really enjoyable out here. That pretty much sums it up for us, wish us luck, as we have 2 more days to fish and then we're done. Sea ya later Jeff

Early Bite Again

- good evening everybody, here is what we know about today. Things got going today around 0300 and around 1000 hrs they got lock jaw. I will say one thing, the fish we did catch and lost were mostly good ones, as we had ample chances this morning. The over all grade was 130 to 255 lbs. lots of that 140 to 190 lb. fish... The stand outs today were Steve Pettibone with a 255 lb. tuna and Rick berg's 215 and John Collins with a 205 lb tuna. The afternoon was saved by some Wahoo that kept us entertained. 17 tuna and a couple of hand full’s of skin for the day. Great weather all around. Wish us luck tomorrow, Jeff

Greener Pastures

- Well the move outside proved to be worth the time and fuel, as we were greeted with good conditions and good fishing all day long. The early bite was best for 130 to 198 lb. Tuna as after day lite the grade was mostly 80 to 125 lb. fish. When I checked the board we had tallied 50 tuna and 4 or 5 Wahoo for the effort today. Everyone had a really great time today in the warm sun trying for fish and fun. We re going to try for some bait tonight and give this another try tomorrow, I hope I works out, wish us luck, Jeff and the Indy crew


- we gave the early morning spot another try with somewhat different fishing conditions and came up with 10 tuna 80 to 160 lbs. before setting a southwest course and kicking em up to cruising speed. With plenty of fishing time left we are going to try the bank and see if we can get er done out there. Everyone is doing quite well , and he weather is outstanding. Sea ya all later Jeff


- Good evening everybody, here is what we know. Again things got going early on today as timing is everything. The cows pulled a no show, but the fish that did show up were just what we needed. Very good action on 90 to 190 lb fish today and they put on a good show until 0800 and then they went away. The rest of the day was a few fish here and there. We tallied 39 tuna and one lone Wahoo for the effort today. The weather is just perfect down here as well. Check out the pictures on F B as we put some up from the days fishing. Wish us luck for tomorrow, Jeff and the Indy crew

Day 2 Wrap Up

- DAY 2 WRAP UP.... After the morning hit we tried all sorts of areas for another 17 fish that were good grade, a couple of 170 to 180's and a standout 225 lb. caught by Vladimir Kustudic to round out the day. 37 tuna and a couple of Wahoo, 3 cows for the effort. Sea ya all mañana


- hello everyone from the independence. We started off the trip yesterday and saw a little bit of sign in the afternoon that had potential. We landed a couple of 170 - 175's and a few handful’s of 80 to 140 lb. fish topped off by a 235 lb. caught by Tom Phillips right before dark. This morning was a different story as things were in high gear early on in the game.. By 0700 we caught 20 or so tuna most being 80 to 175 lbs. and 2 fish Cathy Needleman’s 225 lb. beauty and Clarence Becker’s 240 lb. were the standouts. We did have a fair shot at these bigguns as we hosed 4 or 5 big fish, but that's fishing. That's all to report so far, we will update later tonight. Sea ya then Jeff


- Good evening everyone from the independence. We are out again on another 16 day trip, this one sponsored by Savon Tackle. We departed yesterday with a beautiful load of bait from Everingham bros. bait around 1000 hrs. We have a really great group of fisherman for this trip and we spent the past few days rigging and relaxing as well as some odd jobs here and there. The tackle raffles were a big hit as everyone was a winner for sure. There are a few pictures on FB of some of the activities on board here. We are pointed south for our destination that has yet to be determined, so check out the reports as we begin fishing on Sunday. Please wish us luck, Jeff and the Indy crew, Matt, Tyler, Kevin Oscar, Cole, Michele, and Rolf

Indy Returns

- The Indy will arrive at approximately 6am on Thursday 4/10...Thanks for checking in...


- Hello again from the Indy. We broke up the ride home and stopped by the stones to fish for yellows today and were greeted by beautiful grade, biting fish. The 22 to 35 lb. yellowtail put on a great show for us and the guys with the salas 7 x long rods killed em as well as the yo yo 6 x guys. The guys with bait were really busy as well. There were 3 tuna caught, a couple of 15 lb. and a 50 lb. stand out. Things looked good here today, and we easily caught our daily limits for all. Picture perfect weather made the day even better, as everyone had a last yanking and cranking in the warm sunshine. We are headed up he line.. Finito. Sea ya all later, Jeff and the Indy crew

Time for a change......

- After a couple of slow days of fishing we have decided to make a move to different and hopefully greener pastures. I feel the sign of tuna and Wahoo that had been around just wasn't around any more, so off we go. Don't get me wrong, we had our chances and made good on most of them. With 240 quality tuna, maybe a dozen over 200 lbs. and 123 nice Wahoo aboard we feel lucky to have a great catch all things considered. Some guys had no problem getting their limit of tuna and half limit of Wahoo this trip. That's why it's called fishing. We are going to break up the ride home and stop by the rocks for a day of yellowtail fishing. Sea ya then Jeff and the Indy crew


- Good evening again from the independence. Today we were dealt with some challenging fishing conditions, as the saying goes, every day is different, and couldn’t be more true out here today. One extreme to another we had 4 bigguns hooked and 2 liberated themselves. The sign of fish at one point today was very good but wouldn’t stick around the boat. 18 tuna and a dozen Wahoo was all we could muster today. One hopes and prays for one more crack at these beauties like we had a few days ago to even things out for today's slower fishing. So with that I will sign off with high hopes for the next few days. Sea ya then, Jeff and the Indy crew


- just checking in here from the independence. Today we awoke to some what better conditions for fishing. We made the best of what was around and put together another good day on these beauties. Three more cows and one maybe made it on the boat this morning. The rest is gorgeous grade fish as well. 32 tuna and 26 Wahoo for the effort today. The weather is as good as one could want down here. There are a few pictures on FB and you might recognize a few of he lucky anglers out here whooping it up on he Indy. We still have a few more days to fish before we gotta head back. Thanks for checking in, Jeff and the Indy crew

Rolling Right Along.

- Pictures on Facebook.... Good evening from the Indy. Today we saw a totally different set of conditions as the great fishing current from yesterday was going opposite today. We did manage to put together a day with 2 big fish and some 150 to 180 lb. fish early on. Charter master Rick Ozaki caught his second cow a 225 lb. fish this morning the other by Dane Barriult a 199 lb. beauty. 32 tuna and 17 big Wahoo for the effort today. We hope for another great day tomorrow, please wish us luck, Jeff and the Indy crew


- No April Foolin' here, Good evening everyone. Again today was really good fishing for 100 to 235lb. tuna and large Wahoo. We ended the day with 63 tuna and 39 Wahoo for the effort. We pretty much had something on our lines from 0400 till dark. The over all grade is really super good, as most everything is at least 100 lbs and with 5 fish over the 200 mark and a few that we're close we are living rite. There were lots of 150 to 190lb. errs to add to the mix as well. With 2 wells full we are headed into our 3 rd well tomorrow with 5 more days of fishing and hope things are going to keep rolling rite along. Check our FB page for some pictures of the trip so far. Wish us luck, Jeff and the Indy crew

The Buffer Zone

- Good evening everybody here is what we know about today. We made a move to the buffer zone and things were pretty lively here today starting early in the morning. The better grade fish were an early thing and being mostly 140 to 180 lbs. fish. After that we had good action all day long on stockers 80 to 130 lb. yellow fin. There was a good showing of Wahoo as well and really spiced up the day. Big fish honors goes to Paul Rubio with his 203 lb tuna. Final tally for today is 55 tuna and 25 nice Wahoo. We are going to try it again tomorrow. Great weather also. ONE opening for April 23, this is the time to jump on for great spring fishing, contact office for more GOOD info. Please wish us luck, Jeff and the Indy crew

Fishing Begins

- Good evening everyone we arrived here in the morning and made the tour around only to see very little to work with. We got situated and began hooking tuna. We scratched at the 70 to 130 lb. fish for most of the day and tallied 40 of them and a dozen wahoo for our efforts. We hope for a shot at some bigguns tonight after dinner. The weather is outstanding and everyone is doing quite well. Sea ya all later, Jeff and the Indy crew

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Not much going on

- Not too much to report except lots of rigging and lots of R & R out here on the independence. The weather has been outstanding and everyone is having a really good time sharing fish tales from past and present as well as a poker tourney here and there. Fishing begins Saturday , so stay tuned for more reports. Thanks for checking in, Jeff and the Indy crew


- good morning everyone we are fresh out after 2 months of maintenance which included complete over haul rebuild on the main engines , extensive new amenities throughout the boat, new carpet, new flat screens, toilets, a/c ducting , and paint just to name a few things. She is running like a champ and is currently out on a 16 day trip that departed yesterday. West coast marketing, Rick Ozaki is our host and there were super great give a-ways this morning with Avet reels, Seaguar Floro and spectra, raider jigs, Graf Tech Rods, and plenty of shirts, hats, and visors. Everyone was a big time winner. With a very good load of sardines and a very good group to fish with we are off and running for points south. The boat is really running well with the rebuilt engines. We will report when we can and will start the process on Saturday. Wish us luck, Jeff and the Indy crew


- Hi Anglers, Its that time of year when we start our annual maintenance gearing up for some fabulous fishing.. Come see us at the Fred Hall show Long Beach from March 5-9. Meet & Greet with Owners Mark Pisano, Paul Strasser and Our Captain Jeff Debuys, talk about what is in store for fishing in 2014.

ETA 1/27/2014

- The ETA for Monday 1/27 will be US Customs at 8am, Landing approximately 9-9:30. Thanks for checking in.


- ON OUR WAY HOME...the last morning hit consisted of a hand full of 150 to 185 lb. tuna and the cows did not show for us. The Wahoo on the other hand moved in and we caught 15 or so good grade fish for the morning. Good weather has made for a great ride up. We will be a day late getting in, due to a medical evacuation. Please check back Sunday afternoon for the most accurate ETA for the boats arrival Monday morning. sea you then, Jeff and the Indy crew


- Well the last few days out here have been fruitful for us. Good fishing has been on tap for us yesterday and today. Most of the fish is good grade 80 to 198 lbs. with a good percentage of 140 to 180 lbers along with the stocker 70 to 100 lb. fish. We had a handful or two of Wahoo as well. As far as the big fish goes we have had ample chances this morning and they did not work our. I haven’t seen bad luck on these bigguns like this in quite a while, but we have one more morning to get some redemption. Great weather is the call down here. We have racked up about 100 tuna for the past 2 days. And hope for a big hit tomorrow. Wish us luck, Jeff and the Indy crew


- Hey there sports fans; we had a good day yesterday as we had action all day long with a few breaks here and there. The grade was mixed from 60 to 205 lbs. and most being 60 to 150lbs. with 2 cows and a hand full of 150 to 185 lb. fish. 40 fish was the tally for the day. Jim bowman caught a 202 lb. fish while Jack Purtell landed the 205 lber. Today we had some decent action on 80 to 170 lb. fish and we hope to keep getting "em the rest of the day. We have windy conditions at present and hope it subsides soon... Check back with ya all later, Jeff and the Indy crew


- Things got going early on around 0430 today. It was a full ripper on 80 to 160 lb. fish that lasted till 0700, and then it was done. When tallied it up there were 41 fish down. The rest of the day was slow. The bigguns pulled a no show on us, but there is plenty of time left. The weather is gorgeous down here. Everyone is having a great time. Sea ya all later, Jeff and the Indy crew


- .. well we have been down here for 2 days now and the fishing is good for us. The grade of fish is awesome, as most everything we catch is 100 lbs. and up to 195lbs with lots of 140 to 180 lb. fish. The weather is really good as well. We had a few chances at bigguns but did not work out, maybe tomorrow. Thanks for checking in on us, and wish us luck, Jeff and the Indy crew


- Hello everyone, and a happy new year to everyone. After a month long break in the action we are currently out on the annual 15 day seeker rods fishing extravaganza... with a very good load of bait and many seasoned big fish regulars we are off and running for points south. Our host again this year is Brian porter, no stranger to this game down here, has been very generous in the swag dept. Seeker rods, 2 x 4’s and other new models have been won by lucky anglers. I don’t have the whole tackle list for give-a-ways, but all the seeker sweat shirts, shirts act... were a big hit. With a few good prospects off our bow we are eager to get to work down there. The past few days have been filled with great football games as well as the rigging process for the up coming battles we so enjoy down there. We will begin the games on wed. Please wish us luck, Jeff and the Indy crew, Matt, Kevin, Cole, Tyler Oscar, end and Rolf