INDEPENDENCE???

CMY SIX

ASSHOLE #2
Feb 5, 2011
604
38
Opelika Al USA
Name
quinn
Boat
exel last, next?
not much talk on the boards about the Independence, good boat, crew, food? what's the best cabins? thinking of booking a Nov cow trip, hurricane/lower banks thanks
 

Rodman 28

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Jan 11, 2011
641
3
Millbrae Ca
Name
Mark Stephen
I really like the vessel, skipper, crew, chef.....get the "right people" aboard....You'll have a GREAT EXPERIENCE!!!!....Mark
 

saltwaterfish

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May 13, 2010
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187
Los Alamitos, CA
Name
Jason
Boat
looking for new one
there is always talk about all that. most will say its the best other will say its right up there with the best - for all that stuff
 

ambush1

Swagger Lures,
Jul 24, 2006
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35
lakewood
Name
brett bumz
Boat
23' Seaswirl Cuddy Cabin BUM N OUT
great boat great crew. get the state rooms in the stearn bunk room way smoother ride in swell. They work hard to get fish.
 

fyermn

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Sep 2, 2005
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Utah
Name
Dan
Boat
LONG RANGE fishing
In my opinion, all the LONG RANGE boats are good! It seems that some get mentioned more on this and other sites because of the people who ride them, or are the charter-masters on them, or have some other connection with the boat. That's fine with me. Everyone has a favorite boat they like to ride and fish on. It is kind of like going to your favorite watering hole. After a few trips, you learn the boat routine, and the crew recognizes you from past trips. Some like to try all the different boats each time they go, but they usually settle on a favorite.
Myself, I like the QUALIFIER 105. I have fished it for MANY years, and I am happy with it. But they are all good.
 

canyonman

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Dec 2, 2005
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372
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brooklyn
Name
joe
Boat
Independence
Great boat , great crew , great food , and Jeff works super hard to put you on fish. Seems to make all the right calls. Very spacious and a very comfortable ride . Try it you won't be sorry
 

OFN

COB
Mar 18, 2007
1,404
29
Leona Valley
Name
Nat
Boat
Striper 2150, Indie
You can't go wrong on any of the long range boats. The Independence is my favorite. Comfortable ride, I don't think there is a bad cabin. As with all the long range fleet the food is excellent (bring loose fitting pants, they will be tight by the time you get home). The captain and crew are excellent and will put you on the fish.
 

reelconcerned

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Jun 12, 2011
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78
Santa Rosa, CA
Name
Paul
Boat
n/a
I have fished the INDY since 2005, I have not had a problem with the captain or crew yet. They are top notch all the way. The boat is second to none...Paul
 

dixonrick

Team Dixon Fishing
Jan 16, 2012
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20
65
Torrance,Ca
Name
Rick Dixon
Boat
22Ft. Ranger Bay
The last 10 day trip that I took was on the Indy. Jeff was the skipper and Paul was on the boat as well. They are true professionals. Jeff did his absolute best to put us on the fish. Paul introduced himself to everyone and helped out everywhere. The food was topnotch. I have been on 6 different long range boats with different opinions in regards to the boat itself, ride, layout, ect. They are all very good. But the Indy was really special. The only better ride is the Q105.
 

bad caster

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Mar 28, 2006
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63
La Canada Ca
Name
mike mc farlane
Boat
Independence
Like they say all the boats and crew are good. If you have the chance take a trip on Indy , you will not regret it. I really like Intrepid too.
 

Loudmusic

Well-Known "Member"
Nov 15, 2011
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32
Phoenix, Az USA
Name
Ryan
Boat
Fish From Shore
I had a totally different experience than everyone else in this thread.

I loved the boat, not the crew. There was only one crew member on the trip that I went on that was extraordinary in my opinion.

I also didn't get a warm feeling from the other passengers either. I filled the last spot of a charter that didn't fill the boat on their own so they all knew each other and were generally not very friendly towards others!

I have been going on the RP ever since and will continue to because I think their crews are the most personable and skilled that I have had the pleasure to fish with.
 

davidk

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May 12, 2005
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San Diego
www.PCSportfishing.com
Name
David
Boat
Parker 18
In case you're still looking for input, count this as a vote for the Indy. Had a great time on a 10-day. Great boat, outstanding crew, excellent food. Try it, you'll like it.
 

HermosaJoe

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Jul 31, 2010
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Hermosa CA
Looks like a classic Trip Advisor 4.75 Star. Whenever I find a restaurant on Trip Advisor with 14 good reviews and 1 person who had not-so-good experience, I tag the place as a real winner and look forward to spending my money there.

There is no perfect operation. The Indy is apparently a VERY good one.
 

Yolo

Outcasts
May 30, 2006
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197
San Diego
www.sandiegofishingclub.com
Name
Mike
Boat
Relentless
+1 for the Indy. I have ridden other LR boats and will never stray from the Independence again. They set the baseline. True focus on Customer Service, talk to them at the Fred Hall Shows, ask them questions, food and accomodations are great. Boat you want to be on in rough weather. I ride this boat at least once a year and will do so from now on.
 

CMY SIX

ASSHOLE #2
Feb 5, 2011
604
38
Opelika Al USA
Name
quinn
Boat
exel last, next?
I thinl I'm going to book the nov 10th trip # 25 maybe I will see some of you there?
 

bsumoba

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Jan 14, 2009
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Morgan Hill, CA
Name
Bryan
Boat
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anyone doing the 7-day indy challenge? im really considering this trip. need to make a decision fast, i called and they only have 6 spots left.
 

reelconcerned

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Jun 12, 2011
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78
Santa Rosa, CA
Name
Paul
Boat
n/a
Cmy six, The indy on that trip will most likely fish Clarion, not HB, but fishing November at clarion should be real good for (4) day's with quality yft. Don't plan on alot of wahoo...Paul
 

CMY SIX

ASSHOLE #2
Feb 5, 2011
604
38
Opelika Al USA
Name
quinn
Boat
exel last, next?
The shed. says thay that the Nov 10 trip will be hurricane bank and the lower banks BIG tuna will be good enuff for me!
 

mike garrahan

TheSabreGuy
Sep 7, 2007
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1,605
la habra hts
Name
mike garrahan
Boat
23 ft. crestliner
My brother and I are going on a 6 day the first week of June. I talked to Judy and she said that they are going to bring the boat up to the Fred Hall show in Long Beach and you can go on the boat and check out the staterooms etc. I haven't been on the boat before and we picked out a room that we thought would be good but I'm looking forward to checking things out at the FHS.
 

reellady

I'd rather be catching TUNA
Aug 26, 2011
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fresno, ca usa
Name
donna
Boat
reel lady
The Qualifier is leaving 10/30 for 10 days.....if you go to the Sacto boat show this weekend they are there and if you sign up then, instead of 2595 for the trip it is only 2395. Have made 13-14 trips on the Q.....and I love it.........
 

backlashjack

Scallywag
May 14, 2007
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Alta Loma, CA
Name
Jackson
Boat
Sold the boat, now I just rent a stateroom on the EXCEL
I haven't fished it, but I heard it's a first class operation.