On the water Excel 16 day fishing report

Steve K

Hey, I'm gettin' bit...
Jan 2, 2005
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Steve
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18' Bayrunner, but I like the American Angler and the Red Rooster III
Soda Pop. Hope you have a great trip and say hi to all the regulars for us. Is this the Petrescu monster tuna trip?
 
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richardblufin

Well-Known "Member"
Jun 23, 2009
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poway ca.usa
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Richard Jones
Boat
Bigger is Better Thats what she said
I noticed the food quality has fallen drastically in the last 2years. The chef and the server Nick need training on waiting on tables and being friendly. They never really asked, "how is the food"? In a service business which this is. They need to step it up in the Galley. The deck personnel where fine. It seems since Big Al left the boat the food has been going downhill. I won't be riding the Excel until I hear changes in the galley. And Capt Justin could use a class on being more friendly to his customers. Capt Justin is a good fisherman, but there is much more to being a good businessman.
 

Soda Pop

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Feb 12, 2011
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Fresno, CA
Name
David Rouse
Boat
Long range fishing
Update. Just finished a killer bacon burger with tatter tots. Man is was yummy. We had our tuna seminar today going over the different ways to catch tuna the PL-68 for night fishing along with fishing a sinker jig. Also went over how to fly lining a sardine and how the kite works. Now everyone is relaxing and some are taking a much needed nap after the great food the Excel has been putting out. Chef Jake is taking care of us and doing a wonderful job. More reporting as we steam south on the beautiful Excel. Destination hurricane bank. Sunday around 9AM.
 

Yellowtail Dan

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Apr 10, 2006
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Roseville Ca
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Dan
Boat
Excel, American Angler
If you have issues with the boat, crew, food etc take it up with the Captain when you settle out, not on a keyboard. If you get off the boat without addressing it you lose all credibility as far as I’m concerned.

Food has never been one of the top 3 reasons I choose a boat to spend my money on
 
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bbuck

Well-Known "Member"
Dec 20, 2005
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On the Water
Name
Buck
Boat
sunk
Been fishing the Excel since 1995 and have fished all the others too. All things considered, for me the Excel is an easy choice. That having been said, the food has slipped in recent years. That's not a shot at the cooks as they must stay within the food budget.
 

swordswizzle

Humble sort
Dec 12, 2007
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Monterey, ca
Name
chuck
Boat
SD Long Range Fleet
Dang that fresh tuna and eggs was good for breakfast!!!
That mid morning fresh tuna soup was outstanding!!!
The fresh tuna salad sandwiches for lunch were to die for!!!
The fresh maguro sashimi for afternoon snack was killer!!!
But the best of all was the fresh seared ahi for dinner!!!
 

apogee

My name is Apogee and I am a Squidaholic
Jan 29, 2009
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Bakersfield
Name
Apogee..
Boat
Boston Whaler Outrage 28 (End Game)
The food sucks on the Excel. The food did not used to suck on the Excel. The cook is a lazy cook...He was trained at 'We Be Slouches'..
Go flame yourselves frigging berserkers...Fuck em all in the left ventricle Soda..........................:oops: ........Ap
 

hilltop

lurking in the shallows
Jan 1, 2010
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sb 805
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hilltop
Boat
sold, pangas, Intrepid, and diggin the RRIII
Good Luck Soda, may there be some BIG tails up for all!
 
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woodfish330

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Aug 14, 2012
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Name
John
Boat
Fishead
Soda.....tides and current look good for AM arrival at Hurricane. Not perfect...... and the moons waining. Late moonrise Skinnys gonna eat that metal full speed. Look for tuna in the afternoon. PL68. .. on one.trip in the day.....added (slid) a 9" rubber skirt to make it look squid like. Went to the bow at twilight. ...they asked if I was.gonna.rockfish....lol. 10 minutes later.....first of 3 fish all over 100. I had 3 other PL68's.....The only "rock cod" jigs on the boat. Needless to say.....I shared. So.....burn .... yoyo..... drop....fluttering. You know. Mix it.up.....but remember what it looks like.....squid. I Got bit on the re-drop from half way up.... consistently. Watch for the tick.....line stop. Put the hammer down.... and crank it brother. Sharing what worked over and.over. Oh.....I might get rid of that stock treble hook....8/0 7691 works wonders. Saw 2 guys lose bigger fish....due to weak "rockfish" treble hooks. Kick butt brother. We're waiting with baited breath... lol. :jig:
 
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