BFT and ETA 7/2/2018
Jeff called in with this updated report. Starting with yesterday’s travels, very good sign of yellowfin tuna…they spent ½ day and pulled in some nice beauties, averaging 18-20#. We now know where they are for the future. Today we spent the entire day honing in on Bluefin tuna, that averaged 25-35#..Great day everyone had fun fishing.. Gorgeous weather, prospects looking good for BFT.. our ETA 7/2 is 5:30am..anyone going on tomorrows trip, don’t forget your passport…Jeff & Indy Crew.
Seeker 8 day returns
Seeker 8 day returns
1 st place Anthony Westrup 43lb bluefin
2nd place Joe Armstead 40 lb. bluefin
3rd place Justin Westrup 48 lb. grouper
Many thanks to everyone who made the trip this year , a great time was had by all. We look forward to the next adventure, Jeff and the Indy crew
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trip 1810 Gary, 5 day Izorline/Turners-open
The beauties are here
Well today we had epic fishing for yellowfin tuna and these fish are beauties! It seems like things are definitely on the upswing and we are stoked to get in on some biting fish. These fish were very eager to bite the hook and several times the whole boat was bent over! We are hoping for another banner day to celebrate the 4th with a bang. Wish us luck. Matt and Independence crew.
From the Helm of the Independence
Late report from Matt yesterday….We saw good sign of the same yellowfin today. Breezers and bird schools were bountiful but hooking them was a little harder than yesterday. Nevertheless we managed to scratch away at these beautiful specimen. Lots of life as well as bait down here and I think they were just a little more keyed in on their grub today. The yellowtail made a little showing today on the kelps. Tomorrow’s agenda: more tuna! Happy Independence Day Matt and Independence crew.
wow a cow
A cow on a 5 day...wow..terrrific,
Couple bites this morning and we got a cow! Way to go Mike!
Another cow! Teamwork makes the dream work. Theresa and John Brown.
trip 1810 Happy Anglers
We are all so happy tonight.
WHAT A SHOW
We had another amazing show of these Bluefin. Lots of show and no go. Absolutely beautiful weather with jumping fish to 200 pounds is how we ended our trip. We slid into a spot late in the day of straight big ones and we were a little under gunned. We managed to land one more right at 200 pounds and had a few heartbreaks. Nevertheless we gave it our all throughout the day to get a bite. Lots of patience involved here. Hope this stuff starts to react the right way soon. Until then we will take the beauties we got. Matt and Indy crew
Photos for 7-06-2018
IZORLINE/TURNERS JACKPOT WINNERS
1st place Thomas Crevier 198.3 Bluefin Tuna
2nd place John and Theresa Brown 192 Bluefin Tuna
3rd place Mike Hakala 185 Bluefin Tuna
HALF MOON BAY ON THEIR WAY
Technical difficulties will require the office to post reports during this trip.
The annual Half Moon Bay Sportfishing trip got underway Saturday morning. After making a stop at the live bait receivers and picking up a great load of Sardines the Indy headed for points South. After Jeff gave his safety seminar, Bob & Sherri Ingles, our hosts, passed out some great giveaways.
The boat arrived at its first destination early this afternoon and were greeted by some very hungry Yellowtail. The majority were 20-25 lbs. with some smaller and some larger. During the bite one lucky angler picked off a stray Wahoo. Their plan is to stay put for the night and try for more Yellowtail tomorrow before heading to their next destination Wish them luck.
GOOD FISHING/GREAT WEATHER
Just got a report from the boat.
Yesterday they spent the day fishing Yellowtail at a couple of areas and had very good fishing on 20-30# Yellows. After a good day of fishing the boat proceeded out to Alijos Rocks. Upon arriving this morning they were able to pick up 18 Wahoo with many missed opportunities. They also picked up some more Yellowtail. The plan for tomorrow is to fish offshore and look for kelps or anything else that might be floating. Everyone on board is having a great time and the weather is spectacular. Jeff said he will call in tomorrow night with another report. Wish them luck
OFFSHORE KELPING & ETA
Just talked to Jeff and he reported good fishing offshore yesterday on good grade Yellowtail 18-25#. Today while traveling up the line they passed through another kelp area which were holding Dorado. They managed to get a couple of handfuls before running out time. They are presently headed home and expect to arrive at 0530.
Judy will start sign-in at about 0600. When you come up to sign-in make sure to bring your passport with you. See you tomorrow.
HALF MOON BAY RETURNS
The boat returned this morning wit a great catch of Yellowtail,Wahoo, and Dorado. Great group to have on the boat. Many thanks to Bob & Sherry Ingles for their effort to make this a very enjoyable adventure. Hope to see you all again next year.
The following is our JP winners
1st Mickeal Corcoran 54# Wahoo
2nd Doal Miller 47# Wahoo
3rd Sherry Ingles & Benton Deane 40# Wahoo
Congratulations to all for a job well done
We arrived on scene today and got busy pretty quick. Everyone enjoyed the show and the action on these quality tuna. Great weather was a bonus and we are sitting tight and see what happens tomorrow. Here are a few pics from today. Jeff & Indy crew
Photos for 7-15-2018
Another nice day for us today as the sign was good again for fish. Everyone had a few chances and enjoyed the day. We will keep trying and let you know how it turns out. Jeff & Indy crew
Photos for 7-16-2018
GREAT QUALITY TODAY
Things are rolling right along out here as the fishing today for 80 to 125 lb. tuna was good. We had many opportunities and some worked out and some didnât. Throw in some Yellowtail and call it another great day on the Independence. Thanks for checking in. Jeff & Indy crew
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Photos for 7-17-2018
ENDED ON A HIGH NOTE & ETA
Just heard from the boat and here's what's happening
Regulation long range style fishing for the past 2 days has been as good as it can get. Yellowfin Tuna 40#-120# along with quality Yellowtail 30#-40#. Everyone on board is stoked not only with the great fishing but the weather was sensational. The comment of the day was " the folks really had some chances". As many of you know Guadalupe can be quite challenging at times. It does not seem to be the case at this time.
The independence will dock at 0530 Saturday morning. Judy will start sign in 0600. Be sure to bring your passport with you when you come up to sign in.
SHERMANS' JACKPOT RESULTS
1st place Ryan Raglan 143 lbYellowfin
2nd place Pete Skibba 127 lb Yellowfin
3rd place Dana Lockhart 126 lb Yellowfin
Thanks again Sherman and everyone that made the trip this year. What a great time we had. Look forward to the next adventure. Jeff & Indy crew
Hello again everyone we started fishing today with our Avet reels Graftech rods Raider jigs open. Rick Ozaki had plenty of great fishing tackle giveaways and everyone was a winner. We arrived to the grounds and put together a nice afternoon of Yellowfin Tuna fishing and a few Yellowtail. We are just getting started, so stay tuned. Jeff & crew
Photos for 7-22-2018
We encountered poor conditions for most of the day till afternoon which made it tuff to get something going. We did however get situated and salvaged our day. Hopefully things are better tomorrow. Everyone is having a great time. Wish us luck. Jeff & Indy crew
Photos for 7-24-2018
Tahoe Tuna Club
Hello Everyone! We left with great weather on our Tahoe Tuna charter. Lots of familiar faces to go around. We will arrive at our destination around noon and hope to have a fish report for you. Matt and Independence crew.
trip 1814 Alex
Alex showing off what’s going on around here.
trip 1814 Greg
Greg’s gettin some nice fish
Dan bringing home
Dan has something to be proud of. Nice one!
Whopper for Jason
Epic day, Epic fishing
What a wonderful day we had today. Besides the epic weather and beautiful scenery there was great fishing to go along with it. A few personal bests to go around. We found ourselves busy throughout the day and we are stoked. Nice grade of fish around and we are hoping for more tomorrow. Matt and Independence crew
How bout a Mother Daughter duo! Nicole and Lauri Tran. Nice ladies
trip 1814 Don
Way to go Don!