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Discussion in 'San Diego Long Range fishing Reports' started by john e., Apr 16, 2014.

  1. john e.

    john e. Member

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    In may of this year I will complete chemo and radiation therapy for throat cancer. To celebrate Im planning a longer trip this year than I usually take. Ive narrowed it down to 2 options
    a 5 day on the shogun leaving 7-28 thru 8-2
    a 6 day on the red rooster III on 9-14 thru 9-20
    costs are the same
    I would appreciate any suggestions or advice on either boat
    thanks
     
  2. OIF VET

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    An extra day of fishing on the rooster sounds good to me.
     
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  3. @-EZ

    @-EZ Fail, try again.

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    An extra day in Sept would sell me.
     
  4. Relacson

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    Can't go wrong with either boat. But for the same $$, I'd go 6 days for sure.
     
  5. rdrrm8e

    rdrrm8e Fucking Stan

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    Congrats on getting well...!
     
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    Both are top notch operations and with equal passenger load. IMO the later part of Sept has more options fish wise, water temp is at its warmest and fish still moving up the line. If the El Nino does happen, Sept trip could be really good, plus the extra day, RRII all the way.
     
  7. Fishybuzz

    Fishybuzz fishybuzz

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    Both good operations…but as stated longer is better and September is a great time for a 6 day trip……..

    and it will give you a little more time to build up your strength for all the fish you will be pulling on….
     
  8. King Halibut

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    John -

    Can't beat the RRIII, fished it great boat and better captain.
    Congrats on beating the "C"!

    KH
     
  9. Bill W

    Bill W tunaholic

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    6 days on the Rooster. I have been sold on the operation from the office to the skippers and the deck crew. The boat is one of the finest hulls that the Poole Boatyard has designed. Andy and Derick will get you all the fish you want and more. Tommy, Fernando, Matt will take care of you on the deck. Chapman will take care of you in the galley. Very person oriented crew...
     
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  10. Artois

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    Don't wait too long to decide. Better check with the offices to see how many, if any, spots are left.
     
  11. Mr GreenJeans

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    I would definitely choose September over late July/early August. Warmer water will give you a better shot at YFT and the BFT could still be around too. YT will be at the islands either timeframe and the dorado will be two months bigger.
     
  12. rkarron

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    Congrats from one throat cancer survivor to another. Smell the roses and go on both trips.
     
  13. Chris Penning

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    Congratulations. Go on the Sep trip. I leave on the Intrepid on 11 Sep. I'll post what to expect a few days before you leave.
     
  14. Jig Strike

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    Enjoy every moment.
     
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    Ditto.

    Double ditto!!!
     
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    RR 6 DAYER! Andy and Derick are awesome.
     
  17. john e.

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    Id like to thank you all for the good wishes and advice! unfortunately thr rr3 website is a mess the trip(s) I wanted are actually all sold out. other options are the american angler 5 days sept 14-19 or searcher sept 8-13 also 5 days the shogun trips around beginning of aug are still open too
     
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  18. Steve K

    Steve K Hey, I'm gettin' bit...

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    Really like Art and the crew of the Searcher, but find quarters a bit cramped for a five day with a load of 25. Angler or Shogun, more room to spread out. All good operations, and Art is a senior captain totally capable of putting you on the fish as well if not better than anybody else. The guys in the gyro binoculars on the Portuguese bridge and the ones who are finding most of the fish schools, and I remember talking with Cameron when he joined the crew of the Angler. He said, he'd never seen so much effort spent of finding fish.
     
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  19. john e.

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    and the winner is......ME lol booked a 6 day on the royal polaris sept 20 thru sept 26 a bit later but with charkbait sponsor and actually cheaper (ok a little cheaper) than rr3 I couldnt resist the last open spot...Got enough tackle to open my own shop but a little soft in the reel dept I take good care of my stuff but could use suggestions for a 40# class reel that seems to be my weak spot
     
  20. lowelld

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    Way to go. Whoever--Frank, Roy, or Jonathan-- runs that trip will make it happen. You should kill the YFY,YT & probably Dorado. I like a 6 day at that time because most likely you won't go long--by that I mean all the way to the Ridge or Alijos (a bit too far for a 6 day)--and should have fishing ops every day. If things change (politically--heard that they are really making progress on this nagging issue), you could even get to Guadalupe, and that would be very very cool in late Sept. Good luck, Man. You'll love it.
     
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