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Fishybuzz

fishybuzz
Apr 4, 2003
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David Tang
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I was a little nervous having my fish processed by the "new" 5 Star after my trip last month....but it was absolutely perfect...I have my fish airfreighted to Tucson and it was delivered in perfect condition and on time... 3 boxes of smoked tuna, wahoo and tuna steaks.

Thank you 5 Star.....
 
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egarratt

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Aug 11, 2005
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Eddie G
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None
I used them last summer and they were fine.

But the issue of not having fish offloaded directly to bins is an issue for me. They should try and "fix". The boats go to great lengths to deliver sushi quality product, and it gets thrown into carts that were rinsed with a hose, dumped onto concrete pad, and then dragged or carried to the Five Star table. I know others have issue with this.
 
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Fishybuzz

fishybuzz
Apr 4, 2003
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David Tang
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I used them last summer and they were fine.

But the issue of not having fish offloaded directly to bins is an issue for me. They should try and "fix". The boats go to great lengths to deliver sushi quality product, and it gets thrown into carts that were rinsed with a hose, dumped onto concrete pad, and then dragged or carried to the Five Star table. I know others have issue with this.


I am sure 5 Star would be more than happy to....but only one processor is "allowed" to do that for certain boats...don't get me started on the whys and why nots of the situation.
 
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Corndog

Landlocked
Sep 22, 2009
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Northern Colorado
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Jason Jones ( Lone Shark)
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Century 1801, Hobie PA14 & SoA
I used them last summer and they were fine.

But the issue of not having fish offloaded directly to bins is an issue for me. They should try and "fix". The boats go to great lengths to deliver sushi quality product, and it gets thrown into carts that were rinsed with a hose, dumped onto concrete pad, and then dragged or carried to the Five Star table. I know others have issue with this.
Wow. I didn't realize there are any LR boats left that "throw" fish into carts anymore...I know the boat I do go on the few times I actually make it out there carefully load them and the fish make it to the 5 star slush just fine without any car crashes along the way...nice to see the first response there to bash the company that provided the service for many years before your processor jumped into the mix
 
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hucklongfin

Deep release specialist
Jul 3, 2003
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Mission Viejo
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MarkT
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Blazer Bay 1860
We've had 5-Star take the fish off the SoA right into their bins and straight to processing.
 
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Brad I

Common Sense Isn't Common Enough
Jun 20, 2015
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San Fernando Valley
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Brad I
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Nope
I was a little nervous having my fish processed by the "new" 5 Star after my trip last month....but it was absolutely perfect...I have my fish airfreighted to Tucson and it was delivered in perfect condition and on time... 3 boxes of smoked tuna, wahoo and tuna steaks.

Thank you 5 Star.....

Glad to hear it, thanks for the update.
 
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DC61

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Dec 28, 2011
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Dana Point
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Paul L.
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33’ Blackfin
I support 5 star. Competition is good for all of us. Monopolies drive prices up for the consumer. If Frank and his boys had their way, he would have strong armed 5 star out of the business and we would all be paying a higher price for our fish cleaning.
 
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Soda Pop

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Feb 12, 2011
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David Rouse
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Long range fishing
I have had a few fish dinners from my last trip a couple of weeks ago.... 5 star still has 5 star customers service and the fish came out tasting perfect. I have to say one thing..... my wife steeped up her cooking skills...........I still burn water LOL ............ I am going back to 5 star on my next trip in a couple of weeks.
 
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dh515

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  • Sep 18, 2004
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    David
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    Intrepid, Red Rooster III, Spirit of Adventure
    I just returned from a 15 day on the 13th and had 5 Star process my fish as usual. As usual, excellent service and my fish was perfect. They also held it for me for two weeks until I could make it back down to get it. Also, their smoked fish is awesome!
     
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    fishdoggary

    I do what I want Bitch!
    Aug 23, 2007
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    Gary
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    Intrepid
    Went down on Sunday a week after our trip got back and Marco made a special trip into the shop so we could get our fish as there were no boats coming in that day.
    Cant beat that kind of service!!!
     
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    Steve K

    Hey, I'm gettin' bit...
    Jan 2, 2005
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    Steve
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    18' Bayrunner, but I like the American Angler and the Red Rooster III
    I like Five Star!
     
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    Abaco

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    Aug 5, 2009
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    Dave
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    The Organ
    I used them last summer and they were fine.

    But the issue of not having fish offloaded directly to bins is an issue for me. They should try and "fix". The boats go to great lengths to deliver sushi quality product, and it gets thrown into carts that were rinsed with a hose, dumped onto concrete pad, and then dragged or carried to the Five Star table. I know others have issue with this.
    I've gone through this process several times and the results are always fantastic. You make it sound like they treat the fish like Curly Howard preparing a turkey dinner.
     
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    Steve K

    Hey, I'm gettin' bit...
    Jan 2, 2005
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    Steve
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    18' Bayrunner, but I like the American Angler and the Red Rooster III
    Glad to hear that 5 Star is still providing exceptional service. The slush bin thing is a non-issue in my opinion. My fish has always been top quality, and I also get a chance to take a picture with my final pile.

    -Connor
    Hmm, Slush Bins next to only three boats out of Fisherman's Landing. RP, Shogun and Royal Star and why is that you may ask? Because the owners of the boats were the initial owners of Fisherman's Processing! Exactly, as Frank taught Timmy, never miss an opportunity to take your advantage. In this case, a convenience for their anglers, also a dog and pony show. ;)

    So, let's head down to Point Loma Sportfishing and then to H&M. No slush bins, all fish carefully placed in carts, pushed up to the top of the dock and carefully sorted according to number. Makes a nice display, and nobody dies. Not inconvenient for me, no problem.

    "I Like Five Star"
     
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