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Captains Mark Pisano, Jeff Debuys & Paul Strasser

Sav On Tackle Returns

- The Independence returned with a beautiful haul of giant yellowfin tuna and some spring time yellowtail. 1st place jack pot John Garrard 277 lb. 2nd and 3rd Ernie Antonini and Tom Phillips with 233 lb. identical fish. A big thanks to everyone who made the trip an outstanding event again this year, and to Sav On Tackle, great job everyone. Jeff and the Indy crew T

ETA 5/7/2016

- Hello Friends and Family...The ETA for tomorrows arrival of the Indy will be approximately 5:30am


- Hello again everyone, we made a few stops today to wet a line and try our luck at yellowtail. We had an awesome day catching 18 to 30 lb. Yellas with a few bigger and a few smaller. Excellent action pretty much sums it up, with daily limits easily obtained by all. It was a great way to break up the ride, and the weather was a bonus as well. We are experiencing a great ride home , and we will post an E T A on Friday. Sea ya then , Jeff

Changing again

- Well, all good things never last forever and while we experienced a stretch of decent , good fishing , things are looking like they are on the downward trend again. Not to say they won't bounce back but we don't have the time to hang around and we elected to make the move upward and try a few spots on the way home. We have a great catch of quality yellowfin tuna aboard and a change of scenery was unanimous ..the last shot I sent was of Tom Phillips with his 235 beast he landed this morning. We will send another report when we have something to share, wish us luck, Jeff S

Things are good

- Good evening everyone we are still experiencing good fishing down here, as we had 23 fish for the day. Most all of them are that excellent grade we have been catching 130 to 195 lbs. with a few bigger and a few smaller. Big fish today 214 for Dane Barriault and great weather to go along with all this great fishing. We have a few days left till we have to start for home, so wish us luck, Jeff

piecing it together

- Hello again everyone, we had another excellent day out on the grounds fishing for these beauties. Pretty much an all day affair with some busy times here n there. Most everyone got to pull on one and the highlight of the day was John Garrard' 277 lb. monster that kept everyone at the rail trying for one. 29 of these beauties are now joining the rest of em in our RSW tanks. Also our friend Jerry Watkins landed a nice 203 to round out the day. We've got a little bit of room in our second well, and are going for a third , as we have lots of time left, sea ya later , Jeff

Good Living

- We are really enjoying the past few days out here , as the grade is really good and evenly spread out amongst everyone. There are chances at big ones every day and today we got 3 cows and 25 of the stock 125 to 235 lb. fish . We hope to keep things rolling rite along and we have plenty of time left to fill another well. Sea ya all later, Jeff

Rolling rite along

- We had another great day on board here as we had steady fishing for 125 to 190 lb yellowfin tuna. Everyone got to pull on a fish or two, and when we were done we tallied 33 fish for the efforts. Great weather as well down here and we have a bunch of time down here to enjoy it. No cows today but maybe tomorrow, wish us luck, Jeff


- Things looked good here today as we managed to piece together a decent day on these beautiful , excellent grade yellowfin. We had a handful of 190 to 195 fish , and most were 150 to 225 lbs. great average. 20 fish for the day, with plenty of chances had by all. We are going to sit tight and hope for more of this action. Wish us luck, Jeff

Sav On Tackle

- Hello again everyone, yesterday we departed on Sav On Tackle 17 day extravaganza with a stellar group of fishermen and a very nice load of sardine from E B bait co. We saw some sign of B F T but not the volume necessary to warrant a stop. Tons of awesome tackle rods reels hooks line hats shirts were well received by all before Ed's famous prime rib dinner was devoured by everyone. Really nice water conditions rolling down outside here, gonna be another ripper season. Steve and Charlie are our hosts from the store and have been quite generous with all the swag. We will report anything worth mentioning , wish us luck, Jeff and the Indy crew


- Good morning anglers, I just want all of our passengers, family and friends to know the boat will be open on Sunday for Day @ The Docks..Free to all..Fun activities for Children. Family time is important..Please come to the boat and visit with the Skippers-Jeff & Matt and crew, they will be there to answer your tackle questions and Yes, I will also be there..The upcoming season on the Indy...See you Sunday...Judy

ETA 4/14/2016

- The Independence will arrive back at Point Loma Sportfishing Thursday 6:00 AM.


- We are on our way home and ended the trip with a full speed Wahoo bite. Everyone had a chance for one. What a great group of anglers to share this experience with. Thanks to Seaguar and Avet reels as well as Rick Ozaki with Raider jigs and Graftech rods. We have good weather for the ride up and plenty of stories to talk about.


- We had good fishing today with a pretty steady pick. I'd say it's still going our way. The grade of fish is definitely getting better with a lot more 170- 200+ fish showing up and making themselves seen. The weather has been great and we are happy. Matt and Indy crew


- Hello INDEPENDENCE FANS..JUST to let you all know that due to illness and job changing schedules there have been a few openings to our 2016 schedule, you may call in to reserve your spots or book on line..If you see a trip that would interest you and its currently sold out, call in or email us and we will put you on standby...I usually call standbys first, without your info you cannot be contacted..Again check our schedule we have a few openings now..


- Today started out well for us with a little morning hit. Unfortunately it didn't stick for long. We ended up trolling up a few Wahoo throughout the day. The wind was up a bit for us in the afternoon and we waited it out for a evening bite. We managed to scratch a few but never got the numbers we hoped for. Tomorrow is another day and we are very eager to get busy pulling on some big ones. We will let you know how it goes for us tomorrow. Wish us luck.


- Our day started out early getting set up hoping for the fish to arrive. We had a good show of better grade tuna today the largest going 196. As the morning progressed we ended up looking around for more fish and had a good show on the 80-100 pounders as well as few handfuls of Wahoo. We are all very happy with our catch so far and hope there is more to come. Matt and Indy crew.

Great start

- We are off to a great start here on the Independence. We started fishing early this morning and have a great catch already. Photos are soon to follow. Check in with us a little later.


- Hey everyone! We left yesterday with a great load of bait on our annual Avet Reels/Seguar/Raider Lures 16 day adventure. We have another great group of passengers on board itching to get some good fishing in. The next few days we will be gearing up for battle on our travels down. Rick Ozaki handed out some stellar giveaways this morning and the people are hyped! We will keep you posted on our doings and hope to have some great photos to follow. Over and out... Matt Paul Oscar Roman Justin Brian Ed and Frenchy

Reservations 2016

- Good Morning Anglers, If you interested in booking a trip with us and you notice it is sold out or few spots remain, don't hesitate to call in to get on our standby listing. We always get cancellations, and I always call standbys before I open the trip to the public- Judy

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- The Independence returned this morning with another great catch from down below. Lots of beautiful grade YellowfinTuna and Wahoo from the RSW tanks. Here are the jack pot winners, 1st place Ivan Fujinaka with a 244 lb. tuna, 2nd Bob Cross with a 230 lb. tuna, and 3rd Lynn True with a 218 lb. yellowfin. Other cow catchers , John Timmerman 203 lb, Jim Breckennridge 203 lb.Steve Mastagni 216 lb. Eric Maulhardt 208 & 206 lb. tuna.A huge thanks to Eric and everyone who made the trip such a fun adventure this year, well done everyone and sea you all next year . We are going into annual maintenance period and the Fred Hall show sea you up there, Jeff and the Indy crew


- We have not only enjoyed 7 beautiful days of fishing, but all the travel days required to get there and back. We will be docking at 0600 tomorrow, sea ya then, Jeff

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- I would call it 5 kts of wind tonite. Epic for sure .


- We are on our way up the line now, but not after a early morning hit that produced a couple of hand fulls of these beauties down here. Big fish honors went to Eric Maulhardt with his 207 and the rest were the stock 130 to 185 lb. fish. With a couple of brimming wells of gorgeous RSW tuna and Wahoo we start the trek north fat and happy. A great time was had by all. As for the weather it too is as good as it gets. Sea ya later , Jeff and the Indy crew


- Things are going well for us as we had another good day catching these beauties down here. Today was an all day affair, with the early and late times being the best. We've been doing the 30 fish a day average thing for the past 4 days and today was rite on target. Again , most everything is over 100 lbs. with most being 130 to 170 today. We had 2 bigguns get away , so all we have left is a morning shot tomorrow, wish us luck, Jeff

Great Quality

- We had another great day today, fishing for that beautiful grade tuna. Most fish were again 130 to 190 lbs. with an additional 3 cows today. Lynn True got a 225 , Bob Cross 245 , and Ivan Fujinaka got a 257 lb. beast. Things look to be on the up swing and we hope to keep the ball rolling for the next 2 days before calling it quits. Wish us luck , Jeff


- We hope everyone had as good a day as we did out here. Gooood fishing again for 130 to 215 lb tuna , a good average, 150 lbs. I would guess. A good morning hit and a good afternoon hit for us. A few nice Wahoo were around as well. The topper was a 150 lb. kamikaze fish caught by Lynn True in the dark tonight . Everyone is doing great, and the weather is as good as one could imagine. We are going to keep at it, sea yal later, Jeff


- The fishing today was regulation biting fish , good fishing conditions. Most fish today were of the 140 to 180 lb. grade with a few bigger and a few smaller. One 215 lb. fish made its way on the boat and 2 other bigguns escaped. Everyone got to yank on a fish or two today, so we are going to sit tight and try again tomorrow. lots of photos today but they wouldn't send. Great weather, sea ya tomorrow, Jeff

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- Today was like we were really fishing. Good scratching at 120 to 185 lb. tuna with a good showing on 140 to 170 lb. grade. Excellent weather and some more Wahoo in the mix as well. I feel we had a lot of chances today, but the ball didn't roll our way, maybe tomorrow. Sea ya then , Jeff


- Today was a little bit better catching for us as conditions were better for the most part. There were Wahoo around biting, and some tuna up to 160 lbs. we are going to keep trying, so wish us luck, the weather is outstanding as well , sea ya later, Jeff


- Today we started off scratching Wahoo, and then a slow pick on tuna. Good weather is abound and we are just getting going so wish us luck for tomorrow please. Sea ya then Jeff


- One of our stellar crewmen , Romolino Ghio very recently lost the love of his life Jenny Jimenez. It was a sudden tragic loss, and there is no simple reason or justification for it . Sadness for Romolino and Jenny's family is forever going to be felt. The entire Independence organization and all the people that know Romo, and Jenny wish their condolences to them. Please say a prayer or two for them, and God bless them, Jeff, Mark, Paul and the Indy crew....When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. Judy

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- Several of the guys showing off what they won in the raffle.


- Seeker Limited 15 day.... We have enjoyed a couple of really outstanding travel days out here, grease calm conditions, a well meshed super friendly group on board, and some great football yesterday. Everingham bros. provided a good load of bait , and we've been rigging up full speed under warm sunny skies. With a couple more travel days to go we have yet more rigging and final touches before the process begins. We welcome our charter master Eric Maulhardt, mr. Seeker himself aboard, and there were many lucky recipients that now have another new seeker rod to add to their arsenal. We will report any and all when we have something to share, so until then , tight lines, Jeff and the Indy crew

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- The Independence returned yesterday with a fine catch of Yellowfin and Wahoo. 6 tuna over the 200 lb. mark made their way onboard and the bulk of the rest were all beauties. A big congrats to everyone for putting together a fine trip and many thanks to all as well. Bryan Porter was as always the great host he is. Jack pot winners are as follows: 1st place Able Saldana 235# Yellowfin; 2nd place Bryan Porter 225 lb Yellowfin; 3rd place Sergio Perez 215 lb Yellowfin. as well as the other lucky cow catchers ...Robert Claproth 214, Gregory Williams 207, and Niphon Wongrassamee... Thanks again to everyone and we'll sea you all next year, Jeff and the Indy crew

ETA 1/31/16

- ETA 5:45 am on Sunday 1/31/16..

ARRIVAL DATE...1/31/2016

- Hi Anglers, the arrival date for the Indy is 1/31/2016..Watch for ETA. Jeff will inform me Saturday sometime..Thanks

Going Home

- Good traveling lately , lots of fish stories, movies and R & R. Here is a few more pics from the trip. Looking forward to heading back down next trip.

Good scratching today

- We had another great day catching 100 to 185 lb. tuna. The chances were available for those who put in the time. Over all grade is a solid 125 to 170 lbs. with a few bigger and a few smaller. Perfect conditions for he most part, so we are pleased with the results . Check out the pics on FB . We are done fishing and on our way up. We'll post more pics tomorrow or the next day, sea ya then, Jeff

All is well... GREAT

- Hello again everyone, the past few days have been good as far as production goes. Really good fishing for 125 to 210 lb. yellowfin tuna, with the majority being that 130 to 180 lb fish. Just a beautiful grade. We have managed around 65 of those and a couple dozen wahoo the past two days. Clean fishing, not many sharks or junk , so most bites are the real deal. We picked up 3 cows today and hope to keep the ball rolling for tomorrow. Great weather is on tap , so wish us luck for our last day tomorrow, sea ya then, Jeff


- While we deal with less than ideal conditions down here we are opening the hatch on a fairly regular basis, scratch fishing on 70 to 150 lb. fish and sum wahoo in the mix. With lots of time left we are biding our time in hopes of connecting with some of the trophy's that are around here. As is always the case , the full moon has altered things down here, and rite now not in our favor, or so it seems. We are going to keep at it, as everyone is still in the game, having a great time. Let's hope for a few banner days in the near future, sea ya then, Jeff

Great start

- Good evening everyone, we had a great start to the trip today as we had good fishing for yellowfin tuna in the 140 to 220 lb. range with a good showing on the 160 to 190's. 2 fish made the 200 lb. mark and a hand full of wahoo for the day. Really good weather down here rite now. We are just getting going so things look favorable for us. Check back tomorrow, sea ya then, Jeff

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Final prep

- We've been busy rigging and prepping everyone the past few days along with lots of R & R and movies , ect....we are all ready to go, and look forward to starting the process tomorrow. We made a brief stop for our wahoo dinner and chef Ed knocked it out of the park. Wish us luck, and we will try to keep up the reports. Good weather looks to be the trend as well. Sea ya, Jeff and the Indy crew

Internet & phone

- Hello anglers and friends my ATT service is down. Tech will be here in the morning to repair. I can get emails but cannot send from my iPad . Hold all calls . If you want to book a trip do so online. I will get with you tomorrow. No additional payments online accepted .

Seeker 15 day out...

- Hello everyone , Brian Porter / Seeker 15 day departed yesterday with a nice load of bait and lots of eager Indy regulars and sum new soon to be regulars. Lots of great giveaways along with a few super giveaways were received by all. With a few good looking prospects off our bow we start the long journey down to the grounds. We were busy the past few weeks installing some new refrigeration equipment for our fish holds, and things look really good down there, we can't wait to put them to test. Good weather looks to be on tap for a while at least and we will keep ya all informed as we sea how the trip goes. Wish us luck, Jeff and the Indy crew

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- The Indy docked early Dec. 31st with a happy group of anglers and a nice catch of Yellowtail and lots of assorted bottom grabbers. Here is young Josh with a sample of the beautiful Yellows we caught.Jackpot winners from the Xmas 5 day are as follows: 1st Jeffery Mcintosh 26.4lb Yellowtail; 2nd Shawn McBride 25.8lb. Yellowtail; 3rd Jeremy Campbell 25.4lb Yellowtail. Honorable mention Kevin Joshua Atkinson 29.7lb Yellowtail. Congratulations to all. Thanks to everyone who made the trip and a very HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone and all our passengers, we look forward to another great year out on the Independence.