Offshore GOT OUT FISHED BY THE LADIES!!! Eclipse Labor Day 1.5

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Long Story Short- Good trip and got my lady her first tunas!!!

Short Story Long- Hopped on the Eclipse for the Labor Day 1.5. It was the first tuna trip for my lady so we were super excited! It was good to see JohnnyJ and Off Limits again as they are always great to fish with. I recognized a few of the other anglers but didn't really know any. Started off at check in with a $20 fuel surcharge and were told we'd only running 40-60miles. I'm not sure of the logistics nor do I care but almost everybody was complaining about the last minute added charge. It was only $20 so we paid it. Hopped on the boat around 9pm and after getting geared up and the speech by the captain we headed to bed.

Woke up at grey light and saw nice 4-6" sardines as bait and put out the trollers. Found a school of YFT that wanted to bite early around 7? It was pretty much wide open for about two hours and they seemed to bite everything people were throwing. It was the first trip for my other half so it was a few hook and hand until she knew the drill and next thing I know she is picking her own baits and swingin' hard whackin' the fish! I couldn't be happier! Once I knew she was good to go I headed to the bow and had wide open rat yellows on the jig. It was fun and I let them all go except for one that got snagged and was dead when I stepped on its head. Bite lasted about two hours and was pretty awesome. "D" was great with Marisa and helped her a bunch. After the bit ended we continued trolling.For.The.Rest.Of.The.Day..... Not one other school was found except for a few troll and paddy fish here and there. Made for a looooooong trip. But we had a pretty awesome morning so we couldn't complain at the end of the day.

I've fished the Eclipse before and have always had an AWESOME time. Maybe it was a tired crew or just the "B" team but it just didn't feel the same. Crew was good and fishing was great for us. Marisa brought home a handful of YFT and Carolyn and Megan were killin' it from what I saw. There was also a blind gentleman on the trip and I saw him land three nice grade tunas and it was pretty awesome to watch. My phone died after a while so I only got a few pics.

The only bad thing I have to say is that when collecting tabs I overheard the captain (not the notorious Captain "M" haha) talking shit to a man about not tipping enough or maybe not at all? "You need to be more prepared for a trip like this it's a service industry" is the exact quote. Then I heard him tell the cook that he was going to start telling charter masters to include the tip in the price. I don't know how many anglers would go for this but I for sure would never pay a tip for a service I have not received yet as it is commensurate with the service provided.


I only landed two YFT and I saw each of the ladies land quite a few more but I don't care because it was still a great trip for us!

Anyway, All in it was a great trip for Marisa and I and she got her first taste of the tuna shuffle, hot rail, bloodydecks, and even ate the heart of her first tuna! Eclipse is a great boat and would definitely ride again. If you haven't ridden her before try to get a side bunk on the top they are HUUUUGE!!!






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Great trip, love the pics. Lucky man to have a lady that can out fish you! Congrats!
 
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Very cool, great pics! And wow what a parking lot getting bait. Not sure I like the last minute fuel surcharge and then commenting about tipping? Priorities and service seem to be slipping a bit with this long season we're having. Still looking forward to my first Eclipse experience though, plenty of great reviews.
 
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Raimond

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In case no one noticed, the cost of fuel is going down, elections approaching, happens all the time. So the fuel surcharge is BS. Should have told the Capt, good service not talking down to people gets tips.
 
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lkatdpelicanfly

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I'm sure the crew was tired...I was on the Eclipse on a last minute day trip they added for the friday before labor day and we put 200 fish on the boat for 40 guys. We were about an hour late getting in because the crew had so much fish to clean. Left them biting because we were out of time....was really impressed by the captain....P...on the last stop he made 3 attempts to setup on a school late in the day...but they wouldn't bite...on the 4th attempt...bingo...got them biting and we left them biting...limited out. We had 3 other good stops prior to this last one. Probably the best yft bite I've been on for just a day trip.
 
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Watching pretty girls catch fish...major plus on a boat full of fisher-men.
 
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Havent heard of any other boats charging a fuel surcharge as the entire fleet is fishing within 50 miles...
My guess is the entire charter price was a bargain & they were trying to make up for it a "required fuel surcharge"

Regardless you got to fish with your lady & looks like you guys had a good time..
 
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stucktip

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Havent heard of any other boats charging a fuel surcharge as the entire fleet is fishing within 50 miles...
My guess is the entire charter price was a bargain & they were trying to make up for it a "required fuel surcharge"

Regardless you got to fish with your lady & looks like you guys had a good time..


Yeah that's what I figured but like I said I don't know the logistics nor do I care and it was only $20. And you are right about fishing with my lady! So awesome seeing her catch fish. We are on a 2day on the Pride in a few weeks and she already said she's gonna out fish me again haha
 
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ZHALVAJE

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Great trip Gabe. Those comments from the captain disturbs me.................

Who was the captain?
 
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Not to be the old guy but I remember when my old lady had an ass like that :D It changes when you get 40-something. Hopefully your bizzo/wife understands - at that age - the diifference and you keep it real. Mine did and she either reads books, fishes FW with me, or takes pics of nature when I fish FW.
 
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Of course, it's totally AWESOME that the ladies out-fished you! How exciting for your other half!!

I still remember my first Albie caught several years ago. It was the only one caught on bait, even though the 7 guys on board were all good fisherman.

Glad you enjoyed your trip.
 
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Haha if you look at this pic the old dude is staring right at her ass :rofl::rofl::rofl:




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You know you put a woman....any woman...on a boat and they get stared at. Sorry but looking at ugly, fish smelling men is not something most of us want to do. It's one of the main reasons I got my own boat.
 
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So.....who's panties did you wear? LOL


I heard that John made a good impression on her. :D
 
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