We returned yesterday from our 21’st year on this trip. 18 passengers, 8 days, all great guys. It was awesome to say the least. Tommy drove and like always, the Riddler came thru. We started at Alijos- perfect conditions and 4 days of no fishing pressure. Expectations were high- but No- fishing sucked. Wahoo and those big yellows were not to be had. We overnighted hoping the classic Alijos night bite would materialize but nope. We fished thru the morning looking for skin and still nada. We left with 20 yellows, 3 grouper and a couple a wahoo. Good news was The fish we did catch were all tanks and we still had lots of time. We split for the ridge at lunch, wanting to be in the spot before daylight. At 3:45 the throttles pulled back and it was time to coffee up and get to fishing. We were at the 13. We immediately started hooking bomb yellows. Seriously the fish ranged from 22 to 40 lbs. Insane yellows! We made one 5 min move at 7 am and we stayed busy on yellows and a big WSB till after lunch. That afternoon the current slacked and we went from spot to spot for a handful of yellows and grouper. We fished into to dark but with no conditions, most guys hit the rack. I was dusted ! Up again the next morning at 3:30. My first drop- boom- 35 lb yellow. Next drop, 35 lb wsb. I ended up with 5 yellows and 2 wsb before 6 am. Nothing under 30 lbs. What a morning.’ We fished until 11 and got word from the Indy that Conditions 2 hours south on the 23 were wahoo’ish. So off we went. We were greeted by purple blue water and biting wahoo. Not wide open but we managed 22 more wahoo, all nice grade for our afternoon efforts. We also had a stop on the smallish yft and guys that wanted to fill a few Tuna tags did. Just a super fun afternoon with everyone getting a wahoo. We split that evening to start working our way back up the line. We were looking for kelps the entire next day and didn’t connect. The rolling poker game and constant great food/ snacks that Chef Roger and Gringo in The galley kept putting out kept us all entertained. Here are some additional details. Chef Roger and galley assistant gringo killed it. They fed us roast duck, Oso Buco, roasted pork loin, prime rib, filet mignon‘s, jambalaya, fish tacos and many more homerun meals. Captain Tommy Rothery and his crew we’re on it 100% of the time. No bullshit or pranks or that kind of stuff ever goes down on my trip. Super professional, ultra friendly. When I step onto his boat it’s like I’m going to a high-end fishing lodge. And what can I say about the guide, One of the best in the fleet and has been for decades. He does a fantastic job of keeping the group informed about our plans and what’s happening throughout the fleet. We were aware of what was happening at Guadalupe and on the ridge. He has an open bridge. Anyone is welcome to come up and chat with him. He will explain what and why he’s doing, the various electronics etc. Super open and friendly, no funky attitude ever. As far as Fishing, Alijos was a bust. We had very high hopes and they did not materialize. It cost us 2 days of fishing but we had to start outside. Conditions were prime. I would have done the same thing again. That’s fishing. We Were Dropper-loop fishing with 80 and 100 pound test. If you dropped down in line class, you would get rocked. There were a few casualties initially but once the boys got with the program and buttoned those drags down they started killing fish. The yo-yo worked well, nothing less than 50lb test and we had several incredible surface iron bites as well. The Nomad DTX definitely got bit the best trolling for wahoo. We are already set for next year and can’t say enough about the effort and hospitality put forth on Tommy Rothery’s Polaris Supreme!