It appears that way. Whatever there foaming on is tiny for sure. I forgot to look at stomach contents as everyone was pretty excited seeing the fish caught on light gear.Are they still on those massive balls of Anchovy?
I don't know for sure, but I have a feeling that was actually at either Cortez or Tanner Bank not SCI. The bite there has been good for yellows up to 40 pounds and the smaller ~20lb bluefin.whats really strange is the yellows at the island have been chewin good...
O 95 had 8 bft and 59 yellows to 40+....
I can GUARANTEE that I will be on another crew trip on the whale watch boat for the next 2 days at sci catchin bft ,calicos and yellows...r
We caught yellowtail at both Clemente and Cortez. Small bluefin and jumbo bonito are definitely ar Cortez but Bluefin are also only 5 miles from great yellowtail fishing at Clemente.I don't know for sure, but I have a feeling that was actually at either Cortez or Tanner Bank not SCI. The bite there has been good for yellows up to 40 pounds and the smaller ~20lb bluefin.
Another option is the Pride out of Seaforth. Sleeps 18 but the prices for charter are pretty low. If you could get 10 buddies/other cow hunters that wanna go he'll take you to SCI to strictly fish those.
I'm taking my daughter on a 3 day on the Supreme next July...not long range, but definitely the long range experience. Large staterooms, limited load, and superb food. She is a teacher, and is mother to a 3 and 6 year old...she doesn't have the time to go longer, though she wants to do an 8 day...kids gotta grow a little before that happens. It will. I am taking my brother on an 8 day this year, my son on a 10, and my SIL on an 8 next Sept...he is already aware that Katie gets an 8 too, and he will be stay at home Dad I think what counts is the experience...I could have booked a 2.5 on the PQ, Top Gun or New Lo Ann, and been perfectly happy myself. I wanted her to get a glimpse of long range.So really this brings up a different topic....What defines Long Range fishing? If you go straight West to Clemente....it’s about 60 miles....to me that is not long range...I spent 5 years of my life spending 250+ days a year in that area....it’s not long range.....Long Range means you go left for a few days....LR boats on 3 day trips....that’s not long range.....if the fishing is better at Clemente or Cortez....that’s fine...go where the fish are....but it’s not long range fishing.
I say go where the fish are.... but it’s not a LR trip if your fishing the local boat stuff....
It might be local fishing in style....that’s cool too....but it’s not long range.
Might be symantics ...maybe they should just change the name of the trips to “Fishing in Style?” Instead of Long Range? At least for these shorter trips.
Anything over 5 days.What defines Long Range fishing?
If that's the case...looks like the Royal Star is wrapping up a 7-day long range trip right now...at SCI. Quite a few bluefin, a fair number of cows, and bunch of YT to provide some variety.So it was "decided" - on the internet - that 5-day was no longer "Long Range". Now Long Range begins @ 6 days.
so you see, its not semantical; its class-ical.
I still wouldn't call it Long Range....If you can get to the same spot in 2.5 hours in your 16' Boston Whaler...that's not long range. Fishing Long Range Style in the comfort of a deluxe boat, light load, amazing food and the best of the best crew...If that's the case...looks like the Royal Star is wrapping up a 7-day long range trip right now...at SCI. Quite a few bluefin, a fair number of cows, and bunch of YT to provide some variety.
We do. One is sold out but our 2.75 day on 10/8 fishing new moon has 6 spots left.I"m wondering if anyone will still be running trips targeting big bluefin in October ?