Man its been a while since I wrote a fishing report. I have been fishing pretty hard the last few months since I returned from Iraq in late July. Took me a little while to run through the boat and gear up, but the Guam derby was coming up fast so that was the spark that got me going. My buddy Dustin did a great job of up keep on Kuleana while I was gone so it wasnt too hard to get her up and running. Fishing was slow around the tournament, but we did pretty well, catching more than most other reports I heard. We caught some nice fish and even placed but nothing stayed on the board through the second day. The heart breaker was hooking a 300-400 lb Marlin and doing everything right only to have her break off after about 5 mins. I think she wrapped up it the line and got past the 13 leader and broke the 100lb main line. She would have competed for the grand prize as the winner was around 360lbs. Thats fishing! The latest trips have been very productive even by Guam standards. The buoys were loaded with small Skipjack and Yellowfin Tuna for a month and if you knew what to do, you could load the boat with them. I really cant say the Wahoo season started early cause it normally starts in November with a run a small 10 lb Wahoo. There have just been good numbers of good sized fish around since August. I have been boating a few 25-35 pound fish on just about every trip. Two weeks ago I took out a bunch of fellow Chiefs from my squadron and a fishing buddy Eric who was leaving Guam the following Thursday. Eric spent like 5+ years here and really turned into a very knowledgeable local fisherman. Great guy to have on the boat and it was hard to see him go. I wanted to make it an epic day so we had a lot planned. Trolling, Jigging and spear fishing. To say we were loaded for bear was an understatement! I was going to run 25 miles south to Stu bank passing up two other banks on the way. I wanted to get farther south as the last stop was white tuna banks 40 miles south. My run took me right over a piece of the second bank(baby bank) and I couldnt pass it up and Im glad I didnt! It was steady catching for about 4 hours. We boated some nice Wahoo biggest going 34lbs, a couple Yellowfin and skipjack. It was 11 am and we almost forgot about all the other fun stuff we were supposed to be doing, so we had to make the call. We left them biting and ran 10 miles to Santa Rosa reef. There are some shallow spots on the bank that are good for spear fishing so we did about an hour of that. Eric got a nice Giant Trevally along with some Parrot and Snappers. We could have done that for a whole day, but we still had jigging to do so I reluctantly pulled everyone one from the stunning unlimited visibility waters and headed for the edge of the bank. I thought the drift would take us shallow to deep, but it was mostly parallel to the edge and since I started in 100 we were picking up some nice Lyretail Grouper. We got a few nice different Snappers and then I jigged up a sweet 15lb Wahoo in about 300. Always fun to hook one on a jigging rod. Well Eric had to be in for a going away party so we turned towards the barn and enjoyed a smooth 35 mile run in. We never made it to the two original places I wanted to fish, Stu and White tuna, but that goes to show you have to be flexible and never leave fish to find fish! We ended with 18 Wahoo in the box and a mix of just about everything else.