Independence Sportfishing - San Diego, CA


July 2019

Fish Report & Photo Archive

trip 1910 5 day Melton trip

Photo Credit: Matt Kaullen
by Matt Kaullen, 7-02-2019


WE left yesterday for 5 days on our Melton Tackle sponsored trip . Danny Mun is onboard as the chartermaster. We got right into some heavy action on bluefin tuna up to 90 pounds. We were pretty busy there for a bit and landed a great catch. There is a ton of tuna around right now as you all know but you really have to work at it to get a school that wants to bite. With good sign of biting fish we stuck around again today and managed to capture a few more. We are off to a good start and hope to keep em coming. Melton tackle had a great giveaway for the folks onboard and we are all hungry for some more hot action. Lets see what tomorrow brings. Pictured here is Yoshi with a nice Bluefin Tuna

Matt and independence crew.


trip 1910 scratching on fish

by Matt Kaullen, 7-04-2019


We had plenty to look at yesterday but it was really tough to get one to go. We scratched up a few yellowfin for our efforts but the fish just didn’t want to cooperate. We have good weather and we aren’t giving up just yet. The volume of fish out here is insane its just a matter of finding the right one. Wish us luck. HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!


trip 1910 Melton-Dan Mun Chartermaster

Photo Credit: Matt Kaullen
by Matt Kaullen, 7-05-2019


COUPLE BLUEFIN FOR TODAY..Nice


Photos for 7-05-2019

7-05-2019
Photo Credit: Matt Kaullen

trip 1910 Final wrap up

Photo Credit: Matt Kaullen
by Matt Kaullen, 7-06-2019


1st place Art Ng 84.2
2nd place Danny Mun 80.4
3rd place Ramon Diaz 80.1
Thanks again guys see you soon!


trip 1911 Great start

Photo Credit: Matt Kaullen
by Matt Kaullen, 7-08-2019




trip 1911 Half Moon Bay

Photo Credit: Matt Kaullen
by Matt Kaullen, 7-08-2019


Bob and Sherry from Half Moon Bay Sportfishing and Tackle shop are back with the whole gang. We motored south the last day or so to get into position for some yellowtail. The yellows were here waiting for us! We got right to business hooking fish mostly on the sardine and the surface iron. We have beautiful fishing conditions as well as hot and sunny weather. Everyone onboard was fortunate enough to land one of these beauties. We are very excited at the whopping start and we are sticking around to see what tomorrow brings. All is well out here and our group is really having a blast. Wish us luck tomorrow. Matt and Indy crew


Photos for 7-08-2019

7-08-2019
Photo Credit: Matt Kaullen

trip 1911 another great day

Photo Credit: Matt Kaullen
by Matt Kaullen, 7-09-2019


Another great day of yellowtail fishing today. The gang had a blast again tugging on these strong specimen. We were blessed with another great day of weather and fishing so we are moving up the line. We will be looking offshore in our travels and will keep you posted. Wish us luck 

 


Photos for 7-09-2019

7-09-2019
Photo Credit: Matt Kaullen

trip 1911 more yellowtail over the rail

Photo Credit: Matt Kaullen
by Matt Kaullen, 7-10-2019



TRIP 1911 yellowfin on the bite

Photo Credit: Matt Kaullen
by Matt Kaullen, 7-10-2019



Tuna time!

Photo Credit: Matt Kaullen
by Matt Kaullen, 7-11-2019


 

We had some great fishing yesterday on school size yellowfin. We checked out a new area down here and it payed off. It was great to find a biting school of tuna for a change and we took full advantage. We are working our way up now to get into position and try for a trophy bluefin for our last day. Wish us luck.

Tuna time!

We had some great fishing yesterday on school size yellowfin. We checked out a new area down here and it payed off. It was great to find a biting school of tuna for a change and we took full advantage. We are working our way up now to get into position and try for a trophy bluefin for our last day. Wish us luck.


ETA 5:15 am Saturday 7/13

by Judy Collins, 7-12-2019


Good Day Everyone, the ETA for the Indy will be 5:15am..Anyone departing tomorrow, please bring your passports to my office for verification. See you all


trip 1911 Jackpot winners

Photo Credit: Matt Kaullen
by Matt Kaullen, 7-13-2019


1 Kyle Machalowski 34.6
2 Allan Rigg 31.8
3 Matthew Moul & Richard Fishel 31.4
Thanks again guys for being such a rad group. See you guys soon


TRIP 1912 Sherman's Tuna Runners Departs

by Mark Pisano, 7-15-2019


Hello everyone, we are out on Sherman’s tuna runners 7 day trip. We are going to start fishing in an hour and will report tonight. Sherman had lots of  tackle and rods to giveaway from the sponsors of our trip. A big thanks to Salas lures, Fins fishing, Okuma/soft steel, Calstar rods, Yozuri, Batson enterprises, BD outdoors and Starbucks coffee. Thanks for checking in Mark and the entire Indy crew.

   


trip 1912 Shermans beauties

Photo Credit: Mark Pisano
by Mark Pisano, 7-16-2019


We started fishing Monday at about 9:30 and started catching good grade yellowtail as soon as the Anchor came tight. We spend the next 7 hours catching 18-30 pound yellows with very few under 18 pounds. The weather is nice and we are going to try this again and see how it goes. Wish us luck! The Indy Crew


trip 1912 todays fishing

Photo Credit: Mark Pisano
by Mark Pisano, 7-16-2019



trip 1912 white sea bass

Photo Credit: Mark Pisano
by Mark Pisano, 7-16-2019




trip 1912 Premium fishing

by Indy Crew, 7-16-2019


Hello again from the Independence, we had good yellowtail fishing again on premium grade fish in the 25-40 lb. range! We also had 6 white sea bass as a bonus today in the 20-25 pound class. Weather remains beautiful and we are heading up tonight in search of yellowfin tuna. Wish us good luck. The Indy crew


Photos for 7-16-2019

7-16-2019
Photo Credit: Mark Pisano

TRIP 1912 Yellowfin Tuna Action

by Mark Pisano, 7-18-2019


We have spent the last two days working north and have enjoyed good yellowfin tuna action at times. The  weather remains very nice and we will finish the trip in the northern tuna area in hopes of glory. Thanks for checking in. Mark and the Indy crew


trip 1913 todays yellow tail bite

Photo Credit: Matt Kaullen
by Matt Kaullen, 7-22-2019




trip 1913

Photo Credit: Matt Kaullen
by Matt Kaullen, 7-22-2019


Today we arrived at our destination and the group got right down to business. The yellowtail were hittin and we are very happy with the strong start. Beautiful weather and it looks as though there are a few yellowtail around these parts. Great group of anglers and quite a few regulars are onboard with Rick Ozaki as chartermaster representing Avet reels as well as this Graftech Rods. Lots of great giveaways as usual. We are hoping for more biting fish in the morning.
 


trip 1913 night bite

Photo Credit: Matt Kaullen
by Matt Kaullen, 7-22-2019


This is how we ended up this evening. Trying for a night bite!


Photos for 7-22-2019

7-22-2019
Photo Credit: Matt Kaullen

trip 1913 another fun day

by Matt Kaullen, 7-23-2019


Another fun day yellowtailin down here. We had a good shot in the morning and took off around noon for the next speciesism. We will be offshore tomorrow looking for yellowfin. The Weather remains absolutely calm and we are all in good spirits with high hopes for what tomorrow brings. Matt and Independence crew.