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Captains Mark Pisano, Jeff Debuys & Paul Strasser


STARTER KIT......

04-27-2015
- Well, we've been here a day and a half and I can honestly say I'm not super impressed by what I see , and what was going on last week down here we don't see the volume. We've scratched out a day here today, but we're gonna need more action than this. Hopefully tomorrow


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LOCK N LOADED

04-25-2015
- LOCK N LOADED Well, we are as ready as can be for the bank style fishing, and should be there tomorrow mid day. With any luck we can try for a late afternoon hit. There were some great giveaways and big raffle items provided by Sav On tackle as in okuma reels, Phenix rods, coastal American rail rods, owner hooks ,leadmaster bombs, seaguar floro, blue water bags, and thanks to Rosie and Sean fishermans processing for all the pupu platters and giveaways. We did pick up a lonesome wahoo today, way to go Max. Tune in later for more reports, sea ya then, Jeff and the Indy crew


Bleach Blond Oscar

04-23-2015
- Oscar's new hair doo


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All is well on the Indy......

04-23-2015
- All is well on the Indy...... Hello again from the Indy, we have been very busy rigging and raffling , here are a few of the luck ones with their new Makaira reels and seeker rods. Beautiful weather out here rite now, and good sign of schoolie yellowfin tuna yesterday afternoon. We should be down in the grounds Sunday , and start the process. Oscar is sporting a new look for the season. Wish us luck, Jeff and the Indy crew


Underway Sav On Tackle

04-22-2015
- Hello again from the independence. We were pleasantly surprised with our bait from Everingham Bros. Bait co. this morning; they really do a fine job for us year after year, and are headed south for 16 days with a super great group of fishermen. Sav on tackle is our sponsor this trip and big Ed Cazeres is the charter master. Beautiful weather rolling down the coast right now and looks to stay this way for a while. Tomorrow mucho give aways, along with tackle seminar and some R&R for all. On a sad note, my, our, great friend Mr. Sam Lewis passed away 2 days ago, he was a true gentleman, and always a pleasure to be around and fish with on the Independence. He will be missed greatly, and our condolences go out to his family and friends. Sam my friend rest in peace.. Jeff and the Indy crew


A Sad Day For The Independence

04-20-2015
- A Sad Day For Our Family It is with a heart full of sadness that we inform you of the passing of Sam Lewis. For those that knew Sam you know how much he will be missed. For those of you that did not know Sam it's really to bad. A true gentleman in every sense of the word. Sam made 36 long range trips on the Independence and during that time made a lot of good friends. His personality was such that you immediately wanted to be a part of every thing he did on the boat. Every time he would get bit he would let out a yell that had the boat erupt with laughter. When he would sit down for dinner every one wanted to be at his table just to hear his stories. I could go on for hours with stories about Sam. I just want to say we will all miss you and I'm sure we will all meet again. God bless you Sam.. John Collins and the entire Independence Family


Fun 3 Day

04-15-2015
- Hello again from the independence. We recently returned from a very successful 3 day adventure that included good Yellowtail fishing, as well as Calico bass and nice reds and a few lings. With great fishing, good weather and a super fun group of fisherman we had a really fun weekend. The jack pot winners are Troy Terwilliger and Jim Lanford with 26.5 lb. Yellowtail and Liping Wang got 3rd place with a 25 lb. Yellowtail. Many thanks to everyone who made it out on the trip, sea ya all soon.


ETA Sunday

04-12-2015
- The independence will dock at Point Loma Sportfishing at 6:00 AM Monday.


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Jackpot Winners

04-05-2015
- Hello everyone we are back after a very bumpy three days traveling home, we were all glad to be on a big steel boat which made the ride a lot better than it could have been. Big fish on the trip went to Paul Rubio with his 219.5 Yellowfin Tuna on the right, Rodger Long and his 214.5 Yellowfin on the far left, Paul also took third with a 205.5 Yellowfin that his brother Mike is holding in the middle, nice job guys. First time long ranger Mark Johnson landed a 202 for his personal best as well as Mike Rubio landed his best to date with a 181 pound Yellowfin tuna. Wahoo jackpot was taken by Dale Lethcoe at 47.0. A Big thanks goes out to all who made the trip, Rick Ozaki charter master who put together all the give-a-ways from our sponsors, Avet reels, Seaguar fluorocarbon, Graftech rods and Raider jigs thanks again so much.


ETA Friday 4/3/15

04-02-2015
- Our ETA for the Indy will be approximately 6;30am. See you all soon..


Finish with a Bang

03-30-2015
- We ended our final day of fishing with a good day overall, flat calm weather and great fishing conditions provided steady fishing for most of the day. We had by far the best sign of tuna of the trip with fish blowing out all over the bank all day long even when the bite was off. Hot ticket was a native bait,Pufferfish,Flying-fish, Triggerfish and Skipjack(man bait) all were getting bit better than the Sardine. Water temperature was probably part of the reason with 82.5 degree water the last day and really making the dines sluggish when fished on big hook and line. The jigs also hooked a fair amount of fish in the predawn hours and after dark, Salas PL68 and Tady 15 again stole the show,the kite with both Squid and Flyers accounted for lots of bites as well. Big fish of the day went to Paul Rubio with a 220 pound Yellowfin taken on an oceanic trigger fish. Most of the bigger fish taken were in the 130-180 pound range and there were lots of 30 to 60 pound fish filling the gaps. I will send another report on tackle observations tomorrow as we travel home. Have a great day, Mark and the Indy crew.


Picking Away

03-28-2015
- We are still here picking away. The better grade fish are running between 150-180 LBS. with some better ones in the mix. There are also some smaller grade 50-90-LB. fish mixed in along with some Wahoo. The last few days have been a carbon copy in terms of bite time. Absolutely beautiful weather and water conditions. We only have one day left to fish so wish us luck. Mark and the Indy guys


Scratching Away

03-26-2015
- Hello again from the Independence, we have been scratching away on the tuna the last couple of days, fair fishing in the early morning and again late in the afternoon on mostly 120 to 180 pound fish with a few bigger, there is also that 50-90 pound fish that we have caught, which we released some and tagged a few. The Wahoo are also nonexistent with 5-6 on the bank in 3 days out here. Weather is just perfect with just enough wind to fly the kite and calm seas. Take care, the Indy gang.


Starting the Trip

03-24-2015
- We started the trip off with scratch fishing on 130- 205 pound yellowfin tuna, 16 for the day along with a few handfuls of 50-75 pound fish, weather is a bit breezy at the moment but is forecast to become light and variable by mid week. Conditions overall look good with a nice current and super clean 80 degree water. Daytime temperatures are about 80 with sunny skies, the guys are fishing hard and this morning we have already have six fish that are 140 - 175 by 5AM. We will check back later and let you know how things are going. Wish us luck, the Indy boys.


Raffle Winners

03-23-2015
- Congratulations to Don Klahs of Valencia and Brian Kinsey of San Diego. You are the winners of an Avet LX reel. This raffle was held for the people who visited the Independence at the Long Beach Fred Hall show.


Almost There

03-21-2015
- We have been traveling for the last couple of days and will start fishing tomorrow, we did make a stop on the way and caught some Wahoo at the rocks to break up the ride a bit. The weather has been very nice with light winds and calm seas. The ocean conditions are unbelievable for this time of year, the water temps. are way above average and the water color is crystal blue everywhere, we also saw a big foamer of Yellowtail one day and ran over a good school one night offshore that looked like tuna, hard to say for sure at full cruise in the dark but one things for sure, the conditions look awesome. We will report back as fishing begins.


Another Great Beginning

03-18-2015
- Hello everyone, we back out after a six week maintenance period to keep the Independence in tip top shape, she is looking great and ready for the long season ahead. It is hard to believe this is our 12th season running out of Point Loma Sportfishing in San Diego!!! Boy does time fly!!. We have the Rick Ozaki/ Avet reels group out with us for the next 16 days; we took on a very nice looking load of bait from the receivers at Ervingham Bros. Bait Co. In San Diego, it has been very tough bait hauling lately and big thanks go out to all the crews that keep us going with plenty of bait. As a bait hauler I for San Pedro bait Co. In San Pedro and Newport it is sometimes a thankless job but one that we must have to make so. California sportfishing what it is. We are headed south in good weather and the group is in high spirits in anticipation of the upcoming days of big fish hunting. Wish us luck and we will report as the trip progresses. Take care, Mark and the Indy crew.


***New Trips Posted***

02-17-2015
- For those of you who are either new to long range fishing or cannot go on the longer trips check out our schedule. We have just added (4) new 3 day trips. 2 in April and 2 in May. It is expected with the already warmer than normal waters these will be ideal for early season fish. You will also notice they're pretty easy on the checkbook. Call the office or book on line. It is expected these trips will fill fast.


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Seeker, Brian Porter 15 Day Re

01-25-2015
- Hello folks, here are the lucky cow catchers, 1st place 264 lb. Albert Chuang , 2nd place 241 lb. Mike Montgomery, 3rd place 228 lb. Floyd Spangler, other bigguns, 226 lb. John Martini, 212 lb. Eric Justesen, 204 lb. Phil Havlicek. We want to sincerely thank Seeker rods, and Brian Porter for all the great sponsorship again this year, and to everyone who made the trip such a success. . We look forward to the next adventure. The boat is in for about 2 months doing it's annual boat work , repairs etc. We look forward to seeing everyone at the Fred Hall show in March. Sea ya all then, Jeff and the Indy crew


ETA Sunday

01-24-2015
- Good day from the Independence. Absolutely beautiful weather today traveling up the line. We will arrive back to San Diego at approx. 0530 tomorrow , sea ya then , Jeff and the Indy crew


Heading up the Line

01-23-2015
- Well we are all cleaned up, enjoying a decent ride up the line with a decent catch under our belts. This trip as every other , has been a challenge, mainly weather and conditions related, and we made the most of our time down there in the zone. We had ample chances at landing the coveted Yellowfin Tuna, and Wahoo. Many personal bests were had. What worked this trip was again rail time and in the tackle dept. the Salas PL 68's were on fire early and late as well as sinkers for the smaller baits. The larger baits we caught every nite were used early and late in the day. The weather got in the way more than once, but rain or shine the guys were out there trying, and that always makes a difference. We are shooting for an early arrival Sunday morning. We will post an ETA on Saturday afternoon. Sea ya then Jeff


A Great Ending

01-21-2015
- Well gang, we ended the trip with a bang. The early morning sign was as good as it gets down here this morning. At one point everyone had one on. Things were hot and heavy for a couple of hours and then it was over. 38 tuna for the finale; 23 of those were 90 to 220 lbs and the rest were 40 to 60 lb. fish. We did have a couple of chances at bigguns , landed 2 and released a couple. John Martini and Mike Montgomery landed 215 and 220 lb fish.We also had a couple of heart breaks. We really needed to catch a break, and today we did. Great ending, and now we are on our way up in perfect weather. Thanks for checking in, Jeff


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Sunny Weather

01-20-2015
- Well, all is good out here in the Indy, we have been scratching away every day on 40 to 60 lb. fish and 80 to 140 lb. fish with a chance at a big one here and there. We put away the rain gear and brought out the sun tan lotion. Everyone is doing well, and we have one more morning , one more chance at stardom, and then it's time to go home. We will have another report tomorrow, thanks for checking in, Jeff and the Indy crew


Made a Move

01-17-2015
- We looked over the weather picture and deemed it safe to go check out the bank for today, as that storm had passed by. The fishing wasn't what we thought it to be, as very little fish during the day, a few here and there, and the sundowner proved to be the best time. The grade today was 60 to 150 lbs and we are going to see if we can get a nite bite going tonite. Rain today off and on all day made for some challenging conditions. Thanks for checking in, Jeff


All Day Affair

01-15-2015
- Good evening everybody. We got going very early this morning catching Yellowfin Tuna, and pretty much stayed busy all day long. The bulk of the catch is 60 to 140 lbs, with some 50 lb. stuff abundant at times. Two stand outs today, Albert Chuang caught a 230 lb. tuna, and Floyd Spangler also with a 215 lb. beauty in the wee hours. It was a real mixed bag, as you didn't know if the bite was a 100 lb.er or a 50 lb. fish and everyone had a great time yanking and pulling . Great weather is on tap for the moment, and we are going to try this again tomorrow, so wish us luck, Jeff and the Indy crew


Wahoo Bonanza

01-12-2015
- Good evening everybody from the Independence. We made a stop today to try our hand at the Wahoo game, and came out a winner. 87 big fat Wahoo hit the deck for our efforts, and I think 5 or 6 guys caught their daily limit of these beauties. 40 to 55 lb. fish for the most part, and the weather was just as good as it gets out here. Lots of life, whales, birds, porpoise, fish jumping everywhere, great day all around, topped off by Ed's roasted chicken dinner. We are now headed down to the lower zone in hopes of some tuna action.The hot lures today were Capt Jimmy's bombs, and Salas 6x jr pink and black. I sent some pics on our FB page of the busy day, check em out if you get a chance, and we'll have another report in a few days, sea ya then... Jeff


On The Road Again

01-11-2015
- Hello again from the Independence. We are currently out on our annual Brian Porter -Seeker rods 15 day extravaganza with a good load of bait and eager fishermen. There were some lucky guys that won some Seeker rods , some of them new models, really great stuff I might add. Also mucho tackle and apparel for all. We are going to try the Wahoo oasis today and then keep rolling down to the promise land. So far good weather, but might get some breeze down the road. Thanks for checking in, and wish us luck, Jeff and the Indy crew