We mingled inline while getting called up for check in. Its about 5AM when I get over to the landing with my gear and treats for the crew. I am a little different than most anglers. I like to be last to check in and last to board the boat. i meet a bunch of anglers I have never fished with and the charter master Rick. After check in everything went smooth. The red shirts pushed our carts down to the Indy and I found my room downstairs and the crew helped me get everything down to the room and tackle box and rods and reels were tossed upstairs. Soon captain Matt comes on the loud speaker and says we our leaving soon. A few ticks go by on my watch and off we go. Next stop to get the bait we will need for the next 16 days. Captain welcomes everyone on board and gives the safety seminar after getting the beautiful sardines from the bait dock. Soon we clear the point and San Diego Is out of view. Most of the group have shared the rail for a few years. I am the new kid on this trip so I go meet everyone I don't know. Soon we are all having a grand old time relaxing inside the Indy and poker is in full swing. I pass as I wanted to get everything in order and take a nap. Before I know it dinner is on its way. A delicious prim rib with all the fixings is served up. The chief on the Indy ( Ed ) can cook up some incredible dishes. The next day Rick the charter master Says its time for some giveaways. Look I have been on over 60 of these long trips and I am shocked the amount of giveaways and work Rick did for everyone. 1st off everyone on the trip got a Graftect rail rod. Then out comes T-shirts - hats - sweatshirts and Raider Jigs. I thought the giveaways were over but I was wrong. Next we put our numbers in a hat and Rick is handing out the lucky angles Avet reels. 3 speed and 2 speed Avet reels now how cool is that.... next he is picking more numbers and handing out more Graftect rail rods and Avet reel bags. I want to thank Rick for all the giveaways and the endless hours he puts in on his trips making sure everyone is taken care of. The next day I wake up to smooth seas and the smell of breakfast. It will be a relaxing day for myself as I hop tables getting to know everyone on the boat. A great group of guys and I am excited to be part of the group. After breakfast captain Matt call out on the loud speaker... 9AM is our seminar. Everyone on our trip are seasoned angles but its a sellout for the info Matt is going to give us. Its about his game plan and a touch up on wahoo fishing. It lasted about 20 min. and we now know we out headed to hurricane bank and make sure your line is fresh on your reels.... Rick our charter master has free line in the galley with a line winder set up. Now the anglers on the trip are gearing up and its a frenzy out on the deck. I relax that day and wake up at 4 AM and have the deck to myself. I toss on a few reels and relax in the galley. Now we our into day 3 and I complete all my set ups and toss on some Basil wind on's and rig up some jigs for wahoo. The next day I will set my drags... arrival time is around 11AM to the bank. Soon the captain calls out... trolling team 1 your up. Soon I hear HOOK UP and I toss my wahoo jig out and after its where I want it I start to crank and boom I am hit and the Wahoo drops my jig. I keep reeling and I get hit again and he drops my jig. I take a break I see about 5 or 6 on jigs and bait coming over the rail. Next stop is about 5 min. latter and boom I get nailed on my green bomb. I crank and I crank and my first wahoo is boated. Around a 35 lbs. I end up getting 5 before we set up on the hook and try for the tuna. Soon I boated about a 60 lb tuna. I end up getting 3 small tuna in the 40-70 lb range and 5 wahoo for my 1st day. The next day we take another look around the bank around 8am but no hits on Wahoo until around 10am and its game on... the wahoo showed up in big numbers and they were big... 30-50 lbs and after the dust settled everyone had a few wahoo. I scored 9 wahoo and donated a few for lunch and dinner in the days to come. A few more tuna after sitting on the hook and now the wahoo are all around the boat. Anglers are running like mad men trying to keep up with there wahoo. A bunch more skins our boated and the wahoo leave and the tuna show up it numbers. Soon the kite is getting bit with 120-270 lb tunas putting the angler to the test. Many our boated on the kite as well on the fly lined bait. We stick it out on the bank and it payed big big time. Most anglers ended up with 10-15 wahoo and around 8-15 tuna anywhere from 40-277. All in all this was a trip the fish wanted to come out and play. We had a few heartbreaks and sharks at times were a pest but it ended up with some great fishing. My room mate Steve was a great room mate to have and a real fishing machine and a great guy. Ok what worked and what did not work.... Skip jack night fishing was a shark fest. Jig fishing or anything in the water before the sun came up was a shark. When the sun was up the sharks would move on but at times in the day a few would be around... not bad in the daylight hours. sardine fly line or with a 2 ounce weight worked very good. Wahoo fishing everything worked... bait - jigs- bombs your wahoo bombs that never had any luck worked at times. I want to thank the Indy crew for making this a fun trip and all the hard work and endless hours they work. Also a huge shout out to our charter master Rick for all the hard work he puts in making this a very special trip. I rebooked as soon as the fish sorting was complete. See some of you boys next year. Rick I will see you in July for your 7 day charter on the Indy.