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Captains Mark Pisano, Jeff Debuys & Paul Strasser


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REGULATION BANK WITHDRAWEL

12-04-2016
- Good evening folks we made a change of scenery and were very pleasantly pleased with the results when we got set up on the spot. From 2 am till dark it was goooood fishing for 150 to 270 lb. Tuna. There were some smaller fish in the 70 to 125 class , but for the most part it was all,bigguns. 40 fish for the day and 8 nice cows to round things out. We are going to camp out and do this again for our last day, sea ya then , Jeff


PLUGGING AWAY

12-02-2016
- Sounds like a broken record but it's the truth, pretty poor conditions but there are some beautiful tuna to be had. We had another great day on that 70 to 150 lb. fish with a few bigger and a few smaller ones to round things out. It seemed like we always had one hooked up, sometimes 2 or 3 all day long. We are going to keep working at it , thanks for checking in on us, Jeff and the Indy crew


ROLLING RITE ALONG

12-01-2016
- We had another great day down here despite sub par conditions, you really had to leave no stone unturned, scour this place. The end result was a few cows and plenty of those 70 to 140 lb. fish with a few bigger and a few smaller ones. One wants to be around when things get straightened out down here for sure, one thing for certain is we'll keep trying. With one bulging well of beautiful RSW fish we are working on another one. Big fish honors went to Felix Alejandro with a 247 and Daniel Blalock with a 215. Great weather, sea ya later, Jeff


NICE STARTER KIT

11-30-2016
- Hello everyone we got down here and got rite to work yesterday even though conditions were not the premium conditions to work with. Despite all that , we have had a great few days down here and with a bunch of time left I feel we will prevail. Again good sign of 75 to 140 lb. fish and shots at premium grade also, as Sal Proetto scored a nice 247 this afternoon. We had sum real yanking and cranking this morning in the dark, pure chaos. Wish us luck, Jeff


READY TO FISH

11-28-2016
- We made a brief stop at the Wahoo zone and due to the super windy conditions we mustered up a hand full of skin before continuing south. We still have lots of breeze and will start the fishing process tomorrow, wish us luck, Jeff


SAV-ON TACKLE

11-26-2016
- Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, we departed on our annual 15 day extravaganza with high hopes and some great fishermen onboard. Loaded with sardines we hope the fish gods are on our side and the weather cooperates. Roger Eckhardt Mr. Sav On himself is out with us and proceeded to spoil everyone with tons of great tackle and fish wear. We will report anything of interest throughout the trip so stay tuned in and wish us luck, Jeff and the Indy crew


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STAN VANDERBERG 13 DAY RETURNS

11-22-2016
- The Independence returned this morning with an awesome catch of Yellowfin Tuna and Wahoo. Jack pots 1st 251 lb. Tuna David Echeverria 2nd 230 lb.Tuna Pat Miller 3rd 211 lb. Tuna Art Preston Thanks to Stan for everything and to everyone who made the trip a success again this year. Sea ya all on the next one , Jeff and the Indy crew


Homeward Bound. ETA 5am

11-20-2016
- We will be arriving back to port Tuesday at 0500. We've had an awesome fishing trip with excellent results and a great time with all of our friends onboard. We would like to thank all the great sponsors Stan has accumulated, and look forward to the next adventure. Sea ya. Jeff and the Indy crew AVET, HONEYWELL, Okuma, Gamakatsu, Maxima, Ballyhood, Lead Masters, Booyaa, Cousins Rods, Aftco, Fishworks, Sol, ZipFiz, Knott2Kinky, Tady, Sabiki, Catchy Tackle, Tim Bailey & Assoc. Fish and Fame, Get Sum, Smitty’s Belt, All Fishing Reel Speed, Sportsman’s Seafood Processing.


NICE FINISH

11-18-2016
- We positioned ourselves for a morning hit and a morning hit we got. We picked up 27 fish up to 170 lbs. in a couple of hours. Everyone had a chance to tag a few more fish before calling it quits. We've had a great time down here , won many battles and lost a few as well. Currently we are cruising up with good weather. We've had what I call a perfect trip, fishing , weather , great group and all that was missing were a few of our good buddies Robert and Pat, we look forward to seeing everyone next year. We will post an ETA in a few days, sea ya then , Jeff


ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE

11-17-2016
- Today we had different conditions for most of the day but the guys stuck with it and put together another great day on quality Yellowfin. Lots of fish this trip over the century mark, and chances at bigguns keeps us on our toes. Not pictured are all those 130 to 170 's the guys are racking up. One more morning to try our luck and then it's off to San Diego. Wish us luck, Jeff and the Indy crew


KEEPS GETTING BETTER

11-16-2016
- Here's the abridged report, great sign and excellent fishing for us here on the Independence. Again things got going early and ended with a nice sundown hit. Things are changing rite now, and definitely in our favor as the grade now is trophy fish. We had quite a few chances and some worked out and some couldn't close the deal at the very end. We have a full day and a morning till we head up. The weather is good as well. Sea ya later, Jeff


Another action packed day

11-15-2016
- Another sensational day here on the Indy , as it was an all day affair sun up till sun down. The grade was a bit better as we landed a cow along with a fair amount of fish in the 100 to 150 lb. range. This is good living, everyone is yanking and pulling. We are going to give it another go tomorrow, sea ya then, Jeff


Great Start

11-13-2016
- We had good fishing for 70 to 150 lb. tuna today. Majority of the fish were 70 to 80 lb. with a hand full of those 100 lb. or better type in the mix. 41 tuna and a few wahoo was the score. With the decent sign of fish we are going to camp out and try it again tomorrow, good weather out here as well. Wish us luck, Jeff


Wahoo on a stop

11-12-2016
- We made a stop yesterday to grab a few Hoo for dinner and found some good action on them. After a while it was time to get going. Everyone had a few chances to get some. We will be down in the zone tomorrow early to begin the process. Wish us luck, Jeff


Stan Vanderburg Rod & Reel

11-11-2016
- Stan Vanderburg 13 Day Hello everyone we've been traveling down the past few days with another great group of fishermen and high hopes. We stopped by Everingham Bros. for a brimming supply of sardines and off we went. Stan has again brought the ultimate in fishing swag and everyone is a winner. We have a few new faces on board and there are a few of our friends are missing, sea you all soon. Great weather down here and we will begin the process on Sunday morning. Wish us luck, Jeff and the Indy crew Sent from my iPad


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Melton Tackle JP

11-10-2016
- Jackpot winners Danny Mun 337 1st place. 2nd place Bob Lucas 70.0 pound wahoo. 3rd place Jay Tevelde 58.6 pond wahoo. Thanks again to everyone. This was a great trip with a great group of guys.... and girls. See you next year.


ETA

11-08-2016
- The Independence will arrive Wed. 5:30AM. For those of you going on Wednesdays' trip Judy will start sign in shortly after 6:00 AM. Be sure to bring your passports with you when you come up to sign in.


WORKING UP

11-06-2016
- i just talked to Matt and he would like to pass on the past couple days of fishing. They have been busy catching Wahoo and Tuna. Very good fishing for both species. The plan is to scout around offshore in the morning and try to pick up some Dorado. If time permits they will try somewhere along the beach for Yellowtail before calling it a trip.


HIGH HOPES

11-04-2016
- Well today the Tuna pretty much gave us the fin... We woke up this morning rearing to go and no one showed up. We spent the day doing a few Grouper drifts to pass some time for the evening hit. We found some more school size Tuna to 50# but they weren't all that cooperative. All show and very little go. We anchored up in the afternoon and the conditions were a bit different. We never saw the sign from the previous day. I guess that's the way it goes hunting for trophy Yellowfin. We are headed up the line looking for more Tuna and Wahoo tomorrow. Wish us luck.


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WORTH THE WAIT

11-03-2016
- Today started as one of those days we burned our eyes out for little satisfaction. We covered a lot of good country looking for Tuna. We made a little move in the afternoon and got our anchor down with great signal of big boys. We fished until dark and managed a nice taste of the bigguns. Their was a few casualties in the heat of battle but we managed to get 2 cows and one super cow. We also had sign of the smaller Tuna to try for in the 25-100# range. Chartermaster Danny Mun of Melton Tackle got his fish of a lifetime today tackling a Yellowfin at 328 pounds. Tomorrow we try again in hopes of a few more trophies.


WAHOO ACTION

11-02-2016
- Great start for us today. We had steady action picking away at Wahoo all day down here. Everybody had a few chances and we managed to put together a good catch of Wahoo. We tagged a few school grade Tuna as well and all the persistence payed off. We are headed south tonight and we are going to sniff around for some larger Tuna. Let's hope we can keep the ball rolling. Matt and Indy crew.


SLOW DAY

11-01-2016
- Today was a long anticipated day of fishing. We ended up looking for kelp on our way down and found little for our efforts. We arrived to our destination with a few hours to scour the area for Tuna and Wahoo. The result was minimal with only smaller grade fish to shake off. We are continuing south to fish at first light tomorrow. We hope to have an action packed report for you! Wish us luck.


MELTON TACKLE UNDERWAY

10-31-2016
- Well here we go again on our annual Melton Tackle 10 day adventure. We left yesterday with a great load of bait and spent the day traveling and getting everyone rigged up for the upcoming battles. Melton's very own Danny Mun is once again the charter master and boy did he bring some giveaways! Everyone walked away with a ton of tackle and swag. We are gonna start fishing tomorrow and hope to start by targeting some Wahoo. We have a great group of friends aboard and we are ready! Wish us luck. Matt and Indy crew.


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TUNAHOLICS 10 DAY RETURNS

10-30-2016
- Dennis Evans Tunaholics returns this morning with a stellar catch of Wahoo,Tuna and Yellowtail. Here are some standouts. Scott McReynolds 245 Tuna Terry Williams 205 Tuna Derek Harper 207 Tuna. 1 st place Keith McReynolds 210 Tuna Tommy Tamanaha 190 Tuna. 2nd place Joey Nakagawa 215 Tuna Joe Franke 207 Tuna Jay Grahm 206Tuna Norm Chibana 202 Tuna Jesse Lugo 135 Tuna. 3 rd place Great job everyone, and many thanks to Dennis Evans and everyone who made the trip this year such a huge success. Way to go on the first score lower banks Tuna , 5th year in a row. Sea ya all next year, Jeff and the Indy crew


ETA

10-29-2016
- Very nice ride up the line, another stellar Tunaholics trip in the books. We will be back at 0530 tomorrow. sea ya then Jeff For those of you leaving on Sundays trip Judy will start sign in about 6:00AM. Be sure to bring your passports with you when you come up to sign in.


ICING ON THE CAKE

10-28-2016
- We made a few stops for Yellowtail today and were greeted by biting fish in the 15 to 25 lb. range biting the jigs pretty well. Blue & white 6 X was the hot jig. Everyone got to catch 4 or 5 fish before throwing in the towel and starting for home. It was a great way to end a perfect trip. We are traveling up with very good weather. Everyone says hello to Angie , we all missed you this year, and sea ya soon. We will have an ETA tomorrow , sea ya then Jeff


MAJOR LOG JAM

10-27-2016
- Wow, what a day today, flat calm weather and jumbo Wahoo chewing the paint off the boat. From sun up till sundown they was a hittin, the Jimmy bombs and salas 6x tar baby were the way to go. Long drifts for 10 to 20 fish , just about as good as it gets. We threw on a hundred Tuna or so for the guys who needed sum and there ya have it, excellent, excellent day. We are on our way up at present, gonna try for sum Yellowtail tomorrow, sea ya then , Jeff


EAGER TUNA

10-26-2016
- We fished an area with sum better grade ridge Tuna today. Everyone got to yank and use sum tags so I would call it a success. Good fishing , just what we needed. We are going to concentrate on Wahoo tomorrow now that things have thinned out so to speak. Still good weather down here, just a bit more breeze to keep us cool. Sea ya , Jeff


HEAVY LOSES

10-25-2016
- Good evening everyone, we did battle with these brutes again today and pretty much got our butts kicked. We landed 5 good ones and a couple of cows out of it, but only landing a fifth of what we hooked. That's the way it goes when you trophy hunt. Many chances today. We are moving up the line and will try for Wahoo and schoolie Tuna the next few days. Nice conditions down here and excellent weather. Sea ya later, Jeff


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INCREDIBLE SHOW TODAY

10-24-2016
- After hunting around for half of the day we found what we were looking for, in the way of trophies, the Tunaholics again for the 4TH year in a row got the first hit on cows down here. We were prepared for battle and had some losses as well as victories, and when the dust settled they accounted for 5 cows , 202 to 240 lbs. and a hand full of 140 to 160 lb. fish . Excellent conditions down here. We are going to try this again tomorrow, wish us luck please, Jeff


ANOTHER GOOD DAY

10-23-2016
- We had good action on Wahoo and Tuna today with the morning and afternoon being the best conditions. Hot weather down here with a little breeze in the afternoon made it a all around great day on the ridge. We are going to try for bait and sea if it helps things out. Wish us luck, Jeff and the Indy crew


UNDERWAY

10-22-2016
- We fished our way down today and got a sample of Wahoo and Tuna to get things going. We are going to try this again tomorrow, the weather is heavenly, wish us luck , Jeff


Tunaholics 10 day underway

10-21-2016
- We've been underway since yesterday with the usual Tunaholics crew and a few new faces along with Dennis Evans our gracious host. We picked up a great load of sardines and we have great weather on the horizon, other than that we are rigging and getting ready for whatever we may encounter down here. We will report when we have something to share with you all. Wish us luck, Jeff and the Indy crew


ELLISON FAMILY RETURNS

10-10-2016
- The Independence returned with a fantastic catch of Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna and some Yellowtail, and we want to thank both Mark and Matt Ellison and their entire crew for another fun filled trip, we look forward to the next adventure, Jeff and the Indy crew


ELLISON FAMILY ETA

10-09-2016
- We've had an extraordinary pleasant 7 day trip with excellent fishing and beautiful weather along with a fabulous group of people that made it all happen, we will be arriving back to San Diego 0715 tomorrow, sea ya all then. Judy will start sign in approx 8:00 AM. Be sure to bring your passports with you when you come up to sign in. Jeff and the Indy crew


BANNER DAY

10-07-2016
- The Ellison group clobbered the Wahoo today, simply put, they killed em. From sun up till sun down they were busy. Excellent grade fish were on tap and now we are gaining altitude to look for some more Yellowtail tomorrow. Decent weather out here, 12 kts. of breeze and looks to stay good for a while, sea ya Jeff


FULL SPEED

10-06-2016
- Today was an awesome days fishing for 25 to 35 lb. YellowfinTuna, and we got a bonus hit on Yellowtail that rounded out the day. Limit style for the Tuna , and steady pick for the Yellas. Throw in a hand full of Wahoo and there ya have it, just really good down here rite now. We are going to try for Wahoo tomorrow, wish us luck , Jeff


BUSY DAY TODAY

10-05-2016
- We got down to business about mid day and had great action on Wahoo and good grade Yellowfin tuna till dark. Everyone was busy yanking and cranking enjoying the great weather down here. We are try this program again tomorrow, wish us luck, Jeff


KIMURA 8 DAY JACKPOTS

10-03-2016
- 1st Brian Le 51 lb. Wahoo 2nd Ron Nishimura 50.6 Wahoo 3rd Tim Moorhouse 50 lb. Wahoo Thanks to everyone who made the trip a huge success, sea you all next year. We departed on our Ellison Family 7 day trip with a good load of bait and lots of familiar faces headed down to the promise land. Wish us luck, and we will report later on when we have something, Jeff and the Indy crew


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ETA

10-02-2016
- We have a decent ride up the line and will be back to San Diego at 0630 tomorrow. For those passengers leaving on Mondays trip Judy will start sign in at 7:00 AM. Please be sure to bring your passports with you when you come up to sign in.


Gaining Altitude

10-01-2016
- Today we traveled and fished our way up the beach with just a dozen nice grade yellowtail for the effort. It seems like all of our hot spots are now vacant of those beauties we were on the past few months. We have a good ride for the moment, but looks like some wind tomorrow. We've had some great fishing the past few days and now time to head for the barn. Check back tomorrow for an ETA, Jeff


TOPPED OFF

09-30-2016
- Hey there gang , we had another stellar day here on the Indy. Excellent Wahoo fishing again and then we topped off our Tuna quota on those 18 to 30 lb. beauties. Spectacular weather is still the norm and we are currently gaining altitude. Fat and happy pretty much sums up the vibe on board. Sea ya later, Jeff


LOG JAM

09-29-2016
- Today was one of those days you dream about, as Wahoo fishing was literally off the hook. From sun up till sun down we were busy pulling on these 40 to 60 lb. beauties with a few bigger ones mixed in. Again the hot lures were Jimmy Bombs and Salas 6x. Absolutely the best weather one could imagine out here. We did have another shot at sum big Bull Dorado and that nice grade Tuna to round things out, and we are going to try this program again tomorrow. Sea ya then, Jeff


EXCELLENT ACTION

09-28-2016
- Hello everyone, we had outstanding fishing for that 18 to 30 lb. Tuna and a good mix of Wahoo as well today. Throw in a couple of big Dorado and there you have it. Limit style Tuna , just great fishing and great weather for us down here. We are going to keep at it, sea ya tomorrow, Jeff


SEEKER JP WINNERS

09-28-2016
- Sorry for the delay our jackpot winners for the seeker 8 day was 1st place Thomas Mannix 60.4# Wahoo Greg Tchejeyan 60.2 Wahoo Brian Wilson 40.5. Wahoo Thanks again to everyone we had a great time with great fishing and great people. Look forward to seeing you all again next year. Thanks to Brian Porter and Seeker for the great giveaways. Always a great trip. Matt


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STARTER KIT

09-28-2016
- Hello again from the Indy , today we got down to business and put together a decent day on nice grade Wahoo. Now that we have got our feet wet , we are off and running. Exceptional weather greets us every morning, and looks to stay that way. Thanks for checking in, and look for more updates, Jeff


GARY KIMURA 8 DAY

09-27-2016
- We're off and running on the 11 th annual Kimura 8 day extravaganza with lots of familiar faces and some soon to be familiar faces. Great weather and another stellar load of bait from E. B. Bait co. We will begin the process very soon, so check back later on, Jeff and the Indy crew


ETA

09-24-2016
- The Independence will dock at 06:15 Sunday morning. Judy will start sign in for Sundays trip approx 06:30. Be sure to bring your passports with you when coming up to sign in.


ANOTHER GREAT DAY

09-22-2016
- We had another great night bite on the jumbo grade yellowtail last night. We traveled up today for the few wahoo we needed. We are going to keep traveling up tonight and try for a few bass tomorrow. Everyone is having a great time out here and I think they're pretty much worn out. We have had a busy last couple of days and nights. Thanks for checking in! Matt and Indy crew.


Terrific Day

09-21-2016
- Another awesome day for us today. We started off last night with a great nighttime bite on good grade yellowtail as well as good Tuna. This morning started off with a good hit on yellowfin and we decided to look for more wahoo and we connected. Lots and lots of fun for us today. The guys are stoked and everyone got their fill of fish today. Lots of sore bodies on this boat right now! Our plan is to try for a few more yellowtail tonight and some exotics. The weather is still good and we have time to try for a few more wahoo tomorrow. Wish us luck! Captain Matt


MIXED BAG

09-20-2016
- What a great day of fishing! We started off with good weather and great Wahoo fishing. Everyone had more than their chance at a few toothy critters. We ended our day with a sun downer bite on good grade Yellowfin Tuna. The weather is beautiful and a bit humid to say the least. Our plan for tomorrow is to try for more of this beautiful grade Tuna and a few more Wahoo. Wish us luck. Matt and Indy crew.


Great Day 4 Yellowtail

09-20-2016
- We got started in the right way down here. We found good sign of Yellowtail in the morning. Flurry style fishing at times. The yo yo jig seemed to work as well as the sardine. We ended up tagging our share till they stopped biting and continued our quest southbound. We have been monitoring this storm to the west of us and have a good window to make the pass. Weather is still beautiful and everyone is having a great time. We are going to be targeting Tuna and Wahoo the next few days. Wish us luck. Matt and Indy crew.


SEEKER 8 DAY

09-18-2016
- We departed yesterday morning on our Seeker sponsored trip with charter master Brian "Bubba" Porter. Lots of familiar faces and a few new ones as well. The giveaways have already started and everyone was gifted something great. We are still traveling down with great weather so far. We will begin fishing in the morning and will give you the play by play. Matthew


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TUNAHOLICS RETURNS

09-17-2016
- 1st place jack pot Al Smetona 59 lb. Wahoo 2nd place Norman Rodewald 46 lb. White Sea Bass 3rd place Roy Habelitz 45 lb. Wahoo A huge thanks to Dennis Evans and everyone who made the trip a big success this year, sea you all next year. Jeff and the Indy crew


E T A 0645

09-16-2016
- Excellent fishing, excellent group, excellent weather. 10 + Here's what worked, the Jimmy bombs, salas 6x jr, catchy 33's and sum horsepower for the wahoo. Everything else is just a matter of execution, the tuna and yellowtail were pretty basic fishing, bait or jig. Sea ya later, Jeff and the Indy crew, Passengers going on next trip, remember your passports, bring them to my office Thanks Judy


MUCHO YELLOW TODAY

09-15-2016
- Good evening folks, we had a one stop shopping type day here on the Indy , as the Yellowtail fishing was as good as it gets. 18 to 25 lb. fish biting everything, long rod 7x guys killed em, 6x yo yo and bait were all instant bites. We got fixed up and then made a few more stops for Bass and such. We've had an awesome trip and now time to start the ride home. Sea ya all later ,


QUALITY AGAIN

09-14-2016
- Another banner day here on the Indy. A very early bite on jumbo Yellowtail got things going in the rite direction and after daylite the Wahoo and Tuna took over. Plenty of action going on out here, really gooood fishing rite now. We are gaining altitude now getting in position for more Yellas tomorrow. Sea ya then , Jeff


FANTASTIC DAY

09-13-2016
- Hey there gang, today was a super action packed day fishing for Wahoo , and Tuna. It was reel deal Wahoo bingo's and some good grade Tuna biting big time for everyone on board. We had a little bit of Yellow last nite, and hope they bite to tonight. Excellent weather down here to work with. Some of the skin today were 50 to 70 lbs. just beautiful fish. We are camping out and trying it again tomorrow. Sea ya then Jeff


OFF TO A GOOD START

09-12-2016
- We got busy as soon as we got down here today , and put together a great action packed day with full speed Tuna , and a few Wahoo and Dorado to round things out. Excellent weather and there you have it. We are going to stick around and see what happens here tomorrow, wish us luck, Jeff


Tunaholics Departs

09-11-2016
- Yesterday we departed on our 7 day Tunaholics extravaganza with high hopes and a beautiful supply of sardines. Everyone is now rigged up and awaiting our arrival to the grounds tomorrow, so until then we will enjoy all the great giveaways from Dennis Evans our host. We'll check in when we have something to report, sea ya then ,Jeff


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YOUNGS TACKLE J.P.

09-10-2016
- 1st place Gary Wheeler 99 lb. Bluefin Tuna 2nd place Mac McLeod 93 lb.Bluefin Tuna 3rd place Robert Franklin 91 lb. Bluefin Tuna A huge thanks to everyone who made the trip this year, and to Mac and Kevin See you all next year


DECENT SCRATCHING

09-09-2016
- Today the morning was a decent scratch on 18 to 30 lb.Yellowfin Tuna, and the afternoon was slooow , hard to get on any fish. We will be tied up at 0500 tomorrow, sea ya then


ETA

09-09-2016
- The Independence will dock at 05:00 Saturday morning. For those of you leaving on Saturdays trip Judy will start sign in approx. 06:30. Be sure to bring your passports with you when coming up to sign in.


MORE CHANCES BFT

09-08-2016
- Good evening everyone, we gave the Bluefin area another try today but found different conditions and less sign. We did have some chances and picked away 1 at a time throughout the day. Great weather was on tap for all to enjoy. We are going to try something different for tomorrow, sea ya then, Jeff


GOOD TIMING

09-07-2016
- We arrived to our secondary desired destination in time to get in a half day's fishing and were pleasantly surprised to put together an awesome day on 70 to 100 lb.Bluefin Tuna. We had many chances at these beauties and ended up with 43 fish for the effort. Everyone is stoked on the action , so we will try it again tomorrow , sea ya then , Jeff


KEEPING AN EYE OUT

09-05-2016
- Hello again from the Indy, we are currently out on Youngs tackle, MAc's 7 day trip. There are some excellent sponsors for the fishing swag, and as far as the fishing is concerned we are having great Yellowtail fishing while we keep an eye on the weather down below. We have some breeze up here, but it's fishable for sure. That's all we know right now, we'll keep you up to date as things progress , wish us luck, Jeff


THANK YOU SPONORS

09-04-2016
- We just departed on our Young's Tackle trip on Saturday and we'd like to give a great big thank you to all of the sponsors...2016 YOUNG’S TACKLE TRIP SPONSORS SHIMANO DIAWA PHENIX ROD & ACCESSORIES TACKLE SPECIALTIES (CALSTAR ROD) AVET REELS ACCURATE REELS CHAEIL FISHING TACKLE ALL FISHIN (MEGA BAIT, CANDY BAR, STOP SALT OWNER HOOKS G-LOOMIS PROMAR CUSTOM ROD COMPONENTS SALAS LURE TADY LURE IZORLINE LED MASTER SPORTSMEN’S SEAFOOD & PROCESSING


ETA Saturday 9/3/2016

09-02-2016
- The Independence will arrive at Point Loma Sportfishing at 5:30am on Saturday 9.3.2016...anyone departing on the next trip don't forget your original passport..bring it to my office please


Combined reports

09-01-2016
- Hello everyone, we have been busy the last couple of days catching very nice grade yellowfin and bluefin tuna. The yellowfin have been mostly 25-40 pound fish and the bluefin have been mostly 70-100 pounds. Weather has been nice for the most part with 15-18 knots in the afternoon. We have one last day out here and will check in tomorrow. Take care and we will send a wrap up report later in the trip.


STEVENS CHARTER

08-30-2016
- Hello everyone, we are currently on our Steven's brothers six day adventure. We took on a nice load of dine from the bait receivers and headed,out west to the Bluefin/Yellowfin tuna area. We have had decent fishing for nice grade tuna with most fish in the 40-70 pound class. We are going to do this for a couple three days and then see what options we have to target some of the other species. The weather has been bumpy and windy but looks to be improving all the time. We will report in as we progress in the trip. Thanks for checking in. The Indy crew.


A BIG THANK YOU

08-28-2016
- Just wanted to say what an awesome trip with a great group of anglers. From beginning to end it was something we will never forget. I have been doing this for over 25 years mostly as a crew member. It was a real pleasure to be part of this adventure as a passenger. Can't say enough about the entire crew. They did a fantastic job both outside on deck and in the galley. Thanks also to the company's who provided the many products for give-a ways. Avet Reels, Seeker Rods, Phoenix Rods, Mothers cleaning and polishing products, Fisherman's Landing Tackle, Point Loma Sportfishing Tackle, AFTCO, Lori Byron, Jerry Brown Line One Spectra, Blackwater, Smitty's Belts, Richard Hightower Seguar, Sportfishing Vessel " San Diego", Crystal Pier Cottages, Izorline, Salas Lures, Tady Lures Terrifin, and Judy Collins for buying each passenger an Independence T-Shirt. Thank you all...John Collins


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JOHN COLLINS JP WINNERS

08-28-2016
- 1st place Dave Peck 43 lb. Wahoo 2nd place Bob Watanabe 42.6 Wahoo 3rd place Jason Mavar 42.2Wahoo. We want to thank Master Chief John Collins for putting it all together and to everyone who made the trip such a huge success, sea you all next year. Jeff and the Indy crew


ETA SUNDAY 8/28/2016

08-27-2016
- 0630 ETA We've really had an extraordinary great trip this past week, and all good things must come to an end. Sensational wahoo fishing, and great tuna and yellowtail, with enough sea bass and grouper , pargo to make it an awesome event. We will be back to San Diego at approx. 0630 tomorrow, sea ya then, Jeff


Great Day 4 Yellowtail

08-26-2016
- Today we ran up the beach fishing the yellowtail spots and put together a decent day on 15 to 28 lb. fish. The long rod 7x guys did well as did the yo yo and sardine guys. We didn't quite have daily limits but pretty close. Really nice weather continues here for us and looks to stay for a while. We are now gaining altitude all the time and will post a ETA on Saturday for our arrival on Sunday. Sea ya then , Jeff


More Bingo's On Skin

08-25-2016
- Another fabulous day here on the Independence as we pieced it together again tallying 53 more beautiful wahoo for the effort. I think that brings out total to 238 wahoo for the trip. The jimmy bombs and salas 6x Jr. were the hot jigs for sure and the guys who know how to work em really did well. All we really need now is some yellowtail and we are going to look for sum of them tomorrow, so wish us luck, Jeff


Another Stellar Day

08-24-2016
- Things are going well for us here on the Independence as we had another excellent day on the 30 to 50 lb. wahoo and yellowfin 15 to 25 lb.fish. We added 50 more wahoo and 100 tuna to the RSW along with sum grouper and dorado , pargo. Everyone has been busy putting in the effort to try for these beauties and it really shows, great catch so far. We are going to change locations and try for more wahoo again tomorrow, so wish us luck, Jeff and the Indy crew


Wow. Busy Today

08-23-2016
- Well gang we got off to a great start today after the slow fishing yesterday, as the guys that fished all nite were rewarded with big yellows and tanker c - Bass. When the sun came up so did the ocean, as the fishing today was beyond our wildest dreams. Off the hook wahoo and tuna fishing, as we caught 135 skin, and 135 tuna , as well as pargo , dorado , yellas, and c - bass were all biting today. Excellent weather , just enough breeze to keep you cool. We are going to try this tomorrow, wish us luck, Jeff


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John Collins 8 day

08-21-2016
- We departed yesterday on our John Collins 8 day extravaganza with great bait and good weather. There were lots of great giveaways, Avet Reels, Seeker Rods, Phenix Rods, and salas lures just to name a few. Everyone is eager to put their new rods n reels to the test. Tomorrow we start, we'll report then, Jeff and the Indy crew


Avet Jackpot winners

08-20-2016
- 1st randy fry 55 lb sea bass 2nd Philip Kudenov 54 lb. sea bass 3rd Edrei Rios 49 lb. wahoo Honorable mention David Hill 60 lb. sea bass Thanks to Avet Reels and to everyone who made the trip a huge success, sea you all next year. Jeff and the Indy crew


ETA

08-19-2016
- Good travel weather for us here, excellent fishing, and we will be tied up in San Diego at 0515 tomorrow, Saturday August 20th 2016 . Judy will start sign-in about 6:30 AM. Be sure to bring your passports with you when you come up to sign-in. Sea ya then Jeff


WOW, CRAZY, GOOD

08-17-2016
- Today started off very early as the Tankers were on the chew. By daylight we had 15 of them in the hatch. Mixed in with them were lots of big Yellas, and after the sun came up the Wahoo put on a great show and the guys rallied up 55 of them for the day. Throw in a couple 3 dozen big Pargo and that's what went on down here today, just fabulous fishing here on the Independence. Really good weather made it all the more surreal. Gaining altitude all the time now. Sea ya, Jeff


GREAT VARIETY

08-16-2016
- Another stellar day here , as it all began after dinner last night, Sea Bass and Grouper, and after daylight some Wahoo , Dorado, Pargo, and some good action on that schoolie Yellowfin Tuna, 150 or so to end the day. Everyone had a great day again and we're looking forward to tomorrow, great weather, sea ya later, Jeff


WORLD CLASS YELLOWS

08-15-2016
- Today was as good as it gets for Yellowtail fishing. Beautiful grade fish biting full speed for hours. The Salas 7 X guys killed em every cast and all I can say is it doesn't get any better. We got on a dab of Yellowfin late and threw on 40 fish before calling it quits. Stay tuned , we're just getting started. Jeff and the Indy crew


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Rusty Hook Jack Pots

08-13-2016
- We returned this morning and weighed up a 75 lb. yellowfin for Gene McKenna and a pair of 72 lb. ers for second and third Alex Masumoto and James Thomas. Great job everyone. We cleared the point with a good load of bait and a happy group of fisherman , this trip sponsored by Avet reels. We will report later on when we got something, wish us luck, Jeff and the Indy crew


Strong Finish

08-12-2016
- Hello again from the Indy, we had a great ending for our trip , as we connected with a school of yellowfin tuna late in the afternoon and landed 25 fish , 22 of those were 70 lbs. and the rest were 30 lb. fish. Great what to end the trip. We will be back to San Diego at 0500. Sea ya then, Jeff


ETA FOR SATURDAY 8/13/2016

08-12-2016
- The Independence is due in at 5am, Anglers departing tomorrow, don't forget to bring your passports to my office for verification. Thanks


No barn burner

08-11-2016
- The past few days have been quite the challenge to muster up a catch. We've covered lots of water for sum yellowtail and tuna and dorado, neither in huge numbers. We have one more day and we're going for glory. Wish us luck, Jeff


Full Speed Today

08-09-2016
- Hello again from the Independence, today we experienced excellent fishing for 18 to 30 lb. yellowtail. Everyone really enjoyed the event, as the long rod pluggers absolutely killed em and anyone who put a bait in the water was instantly rewarded with a fish. Salas 7x was my first choice. After the yellas we jigged up a couple of yellowfin on our way to our next spot and pretty much called it a day. Good weather in the A.M. and lots of wind the rest of the day. We are trying for bait tonite and a few yellows in the morning, wish us luck, Jeff


Great Start

08-08-2016
- We enjoyed good wahoo fishing today, and had many opportunities to capture the toothy , wily wahoo. Some did really well and sum couldn't get the hook to stick, but that's fishing. We had a great time and the weather was good as well. We are going to go try for sum yellowtail and tuna for the next few days , so wish us luck, Jeff


Tahoe Tuna Club Returns

08-06-2016
- Tahoe tuna club returned this morning with an excellent catch , jack pot winners were 1st place Dan Whitmore 50 lb. White Sea bass, 2nd Alan Preston 38 lb. White Sea bass, and 3rd Gene Preston 56 lb. grouper. Mike Moore got the honorable mention 54 lb. wahoo. Great job everyone ! And many thanks, sea ya next year. We turned the boat around and departed on the Rusy Hook annual 7 day with a good supply of sardine and lots of eager anglers, we will report later on when we got something, Jeff and the Indy crew


ETA FOR SATURDAY 8/6/2016

08-05-2016
- GOOD MORNING ANGLERS, JUST A UPDATE on the Boat, it will arrive back in port at Point Loma Sportfishing Landing at 5am...Anyone departing, bring your passport to my office for verification, and remember the parking lot will be jugged..your responsibility to get here on time...


They Be Hittin

08-04-2016
- We had another fantastic day here on the Indy as we found another area of yellowfin tuna that put on quite the show for us. Great fishing for 12 to 22 lb. fish , or I should say excellent fishing today for the schoolies. It didn't take long to get fixed up and now we are gaining altitude all the time. We've had an awesome trip so far and we have one stop to make tomorrow before calling it a trip. The weather isn't too bad either, thanks for checking in on us, Jeff


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Outstanding Day

08-03-2016
- Today was one of those days you read about as fishing was as good as it gets for 18 to 25 lb. yellowtail. Aquarium style fishing sums it up, the surface pluggers had a field day along with every other method out here. There were a few skin to be had as well , and I would say we are all fixed up on yellas. Excellent weather again today as well. We are going to start working up and get into the tuna zone for tomorrow, wish us luck, Jeff and the Indy crew


Another action packed day

08-02-2016
- Hello again everyone from the Indy, we had another excellent day down here with quality and variety being the focus today. Everyone got to yank on a c bass or grouper, tuna, pargo, wahoo , yella and the weather is as good as it gets. Thanks for checking in, and wish us luck tomorrow, Jeff


Lots of variety today

08-01-2016
- Today was a great start to the trip as we caught yellowtail , yellowfin tuna, grouper, wahoo , dorado , and a White Sea bass. It was a great day for everyone on board the Indy as we have some guys that have never been down here before. Everyone had a great day and the weather was just rite, just enough breeze to keep you cool. Wish us luck tomorrow, as we hope to keep the ball rolling, Jeff and the Indy crew


Tahoe Tuna Club

07-31-2016
- We departed yesterday with a great group of fishermen and good bait from Everingham Bros. on our annual Tahoe Tuna club 7 day trip. Today we stopped on a few kelps for a few dorado and yellowtail. Tomorrow we get down to business and get busy. We have high hopes for the trip and will report when we have something.


ETA

07-29-2016
- The Independence will arrive at 06:45 Saturday morning. Judy will start sign in at approx 7:00AM. Please make sure you have your passports with you when you go up to sign in.


Great Day

07-28-2016
- We were blessed with another great day of fishing today. We got into some more action on 12-22 pound grade yellowfin. We got all fixed up and finished our day off catching a few bass and halibut. As for tomorrow we will be starting our way home and have a few hours in the morning to try for more fish. Everyone is stoked and we are still enjoying the weather. Matt and Indy crew.


YELLOWFIN

07-27-2016
- We managed to make a catch today on school sized Yellowfin. We are going to be looking for more in the morning. We will let you know how we do. Wish us luck! Matt and the Indy crew


Terrific Day

07-26-2016
- Hot and heavy is a good way to describe our day down here. We started off early with great action on the yellowtail. We picked throughout the day and managed to get all we needed. We all had fun in the sun and had a few shots a big grouper. Our weather has been excellent the past few days and we are working up tomorrow looking for tuna and or kelps offshore. Wish us luck. Matt and Indy crew.


Whaoo & Yellowtail

07-25-2016
- We had fun today grinding on wahoo. The weather was hot and we all had a shot at a skinny. Our plan for tomorrow is to head in towards the beach and locate some yellowtail. Wish us luck.


AND WE'RE OFF

07-24-2016
- We got an early start yesterday and we are off on our annual Avet Reels, Graftech Rods, and Raider Jigs trip. Rick Ozaki and his crew have a ton of great giveaways for everyone and we are in high hopes to put those lures to work. We have another day of travel before we arrive at our destination but stick around for the reports. Matt Paul Oscar Billy Ben David Ed and Rollo.


Great Fishing

07-16-2016
- We fished offshore for yellowfin tuna and a few yellows. We accumulated 60 fish mostly tuna, and had some decent action. We will be tied up tomorrow at 0515 , and turning around on another. Sea ya then , Jeff and the Indy crew Sent from my iPad


ETA 7/17/16

07-16-2016
- Good Morning Anglers, the INDY will arrive at Point Loma Sportfishing Landing on 7/17 at approx 5:15am, the next trip departing on 7/17, I must remind you to bring your passports to sign in. not copies of passports will be accepted, so dont forget them. You cannot board the boat with out it.. Thanks Judy


MORE SKIN TODAY

07-14-2016
- We enjoyed another action packed day on board the Indy today as the Wahoo put on a great show right after daylight and steady action till about 1300 hours. Again today, the Capt Jimmy Bombs ruled the deck along with Salas 6x Jr. Tar Baby and a few on Sardines. There were ample opportunity's for all and when it was all said and done 37 more Skinnies now rest in the RSW with the rest of them. We also tagged some Alijos grade Yellowtail as well. We are now gaining altitude getting in position for the grand finale. The weather is outstanding, sea ya later, Jeff & the Indy crew


HOT ACTION TODAY

07-13-2016
- We experienced another great day here on the Independence as we added another 40 or so premium Yellowtail and a few Grouper along with 36 nice fat Wahoo. Everyone had a chance at these speedsters and it was great to see all the first time Wahoo guys get some. We are going to keep trying for Wahoo tomorrow and see if we can keep the ball rolling, so wish us luck, Jeff , oh yeah the weather is outstanding


BITING FISH

07-12-2016
- Great start today as we got an early start on our Yellowtail and they were biting full speed till we moved the boat around noon. Everyone got in on the action, Salas yo yo jigs, Sardines, dropper loop were all the hot ticket. Throw in a couple of exotic's and there you have it. We made a move and see what happens tonight and tomorrow on the big bite down here. Great weather as well. Check back tomorrow, Jeff


Half Moon Bay Departs

07-10-2016
- We along with the Half Moon Bay gang departed on our 7 day extravaganza yesterday with high hopes and a decent load of bait. We will report later on when we have something to share. Wish us luck, Jeff and the Indy crew


ETA 7/10/16

07-09-2016
- The Independence will dock at Point Loma Sportfishing Landing at 6:45am. Anglers departing on 7/10, be sure to bring your passports.


Premium Yellows

07-08-2016
- We started off our day today with a few premium yellowtail and big seabass. We saw good sign of fish and managed to scratch a day out of it. We are moving up the line for tomorrow's activities and plan on tagging a few more yellows. We will keep you posted. Wish us luck.


HAPPY 4TH OF JULY EVERYONE...

07-04-2016
- The INDEPENDENCE will arrive at 5:30am on Tuesday 7/5...OUTGOING Anglers, please be sure to bring your passports and the boat will be departing early,9:30 if everyone is here... so dont be late.


Seeker 8 Day Returns

07-04-2016
- We arrived early Sunday morning and weighed up jack pot fish 1st place 72 lb. Bluefin Mark Mcclean a tie for 2nd and 3rd Alana Hull and Garrick Sakado with 68 lb. Bluefin. Thanks to Brian Porter and Seeker for putting it all together and everyone who made the trip. Happy 4 th of July to Everyone!!


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PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN

07-04-2016
- On behalf of Mark, Paul and the staff of Independence Sportfishing we would like to wish everyone a happy 4th of July. Enjoy the fireworks, have a good barbecue and most of all be safe.


BLUEFIN SAMPLE

07-02-2016
- We fished for the elusive Bluefin Tuna today and scored 6 fish in the 70 to 90 lb. range for the effort. We saw good sign of the jumbo's but getting a bite is tough. We are going to be tied up tomorrow at 0515. Judy will start sign for tomorrows 11/2 day trip at 3:30PM sea ya then , Jeff


ETA

07-02-2016
- The Independence will dock at Pt. Loma Sportfishing Sunday morning at 5:15. For all of you going out on Sundays trip,. Judy will start sign in approx. 3:30PM.


WORKING NORTH

07-01-2016
- Not much of a report for today as we travelled and made a few drifts for Reds gaining altitude all the time. We are going to be in position for Bluefin Tuna in the morning. Wish us luck Jeff


FUN IN THE SUN

06-30-2016
- Today was a coastal Calico Bass and premium Yellowtail affair. Everyone had a great time and lots of action till dark for all. Fabulous weather made it even better. We are headed up all the time and will look offshore tomorrow for the next few days. Wish us luck, Jeff


VARIETY

06-29-2016
- Today we caught a few Tuna early on and then topped off our Yellowtail quota and then had some nice drifts on Grouper the rest of the day. Good grade fish for all today, and great weather makes for another excellent day on the Indy. We are going to start the long trek up and try some spots on the way up. Thanks for checking in, Jeff and the Indy crew


GREAT START

06-28-2016
- We arrived mid morning and got really busy as soon as we came tight on the anchor. 18 to 30 lb. Yellowtail biting full speed followed by a good sample of 15 to 25 lb. Tuna in the afternoon. Everyone is worn out and resting for tomorrow's fishing , great weather also. Sea ya later, Jeff


TIM KYELBERG 8 DAY WRAP

06-27-2016
- The jack pot winners are:1st Hieu Phan with a 50 lb. Yellowfin, 2nd Edward Glinecki 48 lb.tuna, 3rd Scott Smith with a 47 lb. Yellowfin. Thanks to you Tim and everyone who joined in all the fun this trip. We turned right around and departed on our Seeker 7 day with a good load of bait from EB bait co. and a great bunch of our regular fisherman and some new faces as well. With some decent prospects off our bow and some good weather we hope to put it together. Sea ya when we have something, Jeff


ETA 6/26/2016

06-25-2016
- Heading home We has a few school size tuna for the effort today and will be tied up at 0530. Sea ya then


Fun Day

06-24-2016
- We fished for bass today and had a great time with lots of action and a few premium yellows in the mix as well. We're gonna have dinner and start up the line for tomorrow's destination. Sea ya then , Jeff


Changes

06-23-2016
- We spent the morning in the tuna zone with windy choppy conditions and just a little sign of biting fish. A sample 6 fish is all we caught for half a days effort. Later on we caught the remaining yellows for the few guys lacking, and a few grouper to end the day on. Upward we now go and make a few stops along the way to wet a line. The weather has backed off a little and it's decent going. Sea ya later, Jeff


Another Stellar Day

06-22-2016
- Another Stellar Day Good evening everyone, things are really good out here on the high seas. We experienced excellent fishing for jumbo yellowtail and made a drift for 43 of those 35 to 60 lb. yellowfin tuna. Just great action all day long under sunny warm conditions. We are missing you Tim, you would be getting em good. We are going to camp out and give it another try on this tuna things tomorrow, sea ya then, Jeff. Check the pics on F B


Another great day on the Indy

06-21-2016
- All around great fishing today , as the morning yellowtail fishing was good for that 18 to 30 lb. fish. All methods were working, and after we had a good score we set out for some tuna fishing for the afternoon. We got a good sample of that 25 to 45 lb. fish and some great visuals at times. We are going to try the same program tomorrow, wish us luck, Jeff oh and the weather is outstanding


Port Equipment Trip Great star

06-20-2016
- We got located around noon today and had a good afternoon's fishing till dark on yellowtail , a few c- bass and tuna. Good conditions down here makes one optimistic that we can get er done down here. Great weather is on the forecast as well. Quite a few fish today on the salas 6x, thanks Matt. Wish us luck tomorrow, Jeff


Tim Kyelberg 8 day

06-19-2016
- We departed for 8 days yesterday with a great group of guys and decent weather off our bow. A big thanks to some of our sponsors, Avet Reels, Salas Jigs, Seeker Rods to name a few. We will report as we see it down here, wish us luck, Jeff and the Indy crew Sent from my iPad


ETA

06-17-2016
- The Independence will dock at Pt. Loma Sportfishing 6:00 AM Saturday June 18. For those of you going out on Saturdays trip, Judy will start sign in at 7:00 AM. Be sure to have your passports with you.


WORKING NORTH

06-17-2016
- Hello everyone, we have spent the last two days working north looking for tuna with not much to show in the way of tuna. We have enjoyed more good Yellowtail fishing to keep our sprits up. It's our last day and we plan to do a little more scouting for tuna as we close the distance to the point. Weather is ok and better than forecasted so we have that going for us. We should be in right at 6:00 hours. We will report any thing we do in the fishing world. Take care, the Indy crew


DECENT START

06-14-2016
- Hello again from the Independence. We are back out on our annual Avet Reels-Seguar-Graftech Rods trip. We have had good Yellowtail fishing so far with just a sprinkle of Yellowfin Tuna; we also caught a nice 30 pound class White Sea Bass. The weather has been relatively nice with 15-18 knots of wind and a moderate sea state. We are going to scout for some tuna tomorrow so wish us luck, the Indy crew.


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DICK SHAFFER 8 DAY RETURNS

06-12-2016
- The Indy returned today with a beautiful catch aboard and some nice jack pot Bluefin Tuna. 1st place Don Klahs 78 lb. Bluefin, 2nd Randy Benner 77 lb. Bluefin. 3rd Jim Mitchell 72 lb. Bluefin Tuna. A big time thanks to everyone for making the trip a huge success this year. Sea you all soon, Jeff and the Indy crew


PUT A FORK IN IT WE'RE DONE

06-11-2016
- Well the past few days have been really fun , as we had excellent Calico Bass fishing and some premium size Yellowtail we released and tagged a few for the galley. Today we put a little bit of icing on the cake with some beautiful grade BuefinTuna. As of press time we have captured 7 of these 70 to 90 lb slugs. We have had just an awesome trip this year with all our regular passengers putting the wood to em so to speak. Yellowtail, Yellowfin tuna, White Sea Bass, Grouper, Bass, Bluefin Tuna. Nice catch. Really good weather made things even more enjoyable. We will be dock side at 0530. Sea ya then , Jeff


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ETA Sunday 6/12/2016

06-11-2016
- Indy will arrive at 5:30am on Sunday 6.12..Thank you anyone going on next trip on 6/12. dont forget your passport...


ANOTHER GREAT DAY

06-08-2016
- We had another really great day down here as the early sea bass bite resulted in a hand full of fish and the rest of the day went like this. We topped off on that beautiful grade Yellowtail, and then caught 43 of that nice grade Yellowfin Tuna, and had great fishing for Grouper up to 40 lbs. Everyone is having a super great time. The weather is good and looks to be for a while, so we are heading back up the line and will be stopping along the way to try for more fish. Check out the photos on facebook. Sea ya then Jeff


SUPER SPECTACULAR DAY

06-07-2016
- Wow, I'm still in disbelief over how good fishing was today. Things got going very early in the a.m. And continued for most of the day. Our catch included 16 White Sea bass, 100 Yellowfin Tuna 18 to 30 lb. , 18 Grouper to 40 lbs. and all the 18 to 35 lb. Yellowtail you could put a tag on. Needless to say things looked really good down here today . Everyone is tired and in need of some rest, but I think they are going to keep trying for the Sea Bass tonigte. The weather is good , and getting better all the time. There are a few pics on F B , but frankly it was too busy to get all the pictures I wanted, maybe tomorrow. Sea ya then , Jeff


First stop

06-06-2016
- We made a stop this morning for this big croaker and a few yellowtail before heading down to the promise land. Lots of cold water around so far, but things should be better tomorrow. The weather report looks better as well so we have that to look forward to. Wish us luck, Jeff


TUNAHOLICS RETURNS

06-04-2016
- We returned this morning with a great catch including Wahoo, Yellowtail,Grouper, Bluefin Tuna and a great time to go along with it. A huge thanks to everyone and Dennis and Angie for making the trip a success this time. Jack pot winners were Jim Williams 65 lb. Bluefin John Haugland with a 64 lb Bluefin and Ken Aiso 64 lb. Bluefin . Ty Rogers 71# Honorable Mention and James Garner 75# Honorable Mention.nice Catch guys....We turned the boat around and departed on our annual Dick Shaffer 8 day with high hopes and a good load of bait. Check back in a few days for a report, Jeff


GREAT ENDING

06-03-2016
- Wow, what a fun day fishing on the Indy today. There was really some volume on that good grade BluefinTuna today. A guy really wants to be around when they decide to get with it, but we scratched out a great day anyhow. 18 tuna in the 60 to 75 lb. range for the effort. Flat calm seas all day long made it even more enjoyable. We've had a great trip fishing wise and weather wise and it's time to head back to San Diego. Check out the great photos on facebook. We'll be in tomorrow at 0545, sea ya then Jeff


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ETA

06-03-2016
- The Independence will dock at Point Loma Sportfishing 0545 Saturday morning.


GOT THE BLUES

06-02-2016
- Today we did the offshore thing and saw quite a bit of the bluefin tuna down below. We had some luck on the smaller grade 30 lb. fish and had some chances that didn't work out, and some great visuals throughout the day. We are going to step it up for tomorrow and try for some bigguns, wish us luck , Jeff


GAINING ALTITUDE

05-31-2016
- Today we topped off on the Yellowtail and started on the way up , made a few drifts and had good fishing for Grouper to 40 lbs. . Currently our plan is to make our way up to the tuna grounds and spend a few days up there. It's a bit breezy now and slow going so we'll get there when we get there. Sea ya then, Jeff


GREAT DAY

05-30-2016
- We had very good Yellowtail fishing today, as the grade was a solid 17 to 28 lbs. with some bigger and some smaller. Everyone was yanking and cranking all day long, and we ended up with an impressive score. Good weather for the most part with some breeze in the afternoon. We are going to stick around and see what happens tomorrow. Wish us luck, Jeff


STARTER KIT

05-29-2016
- Well, we got to stop the boat today and wet a line. The conditions were not premium by any means, but good enough to tag sum Wahoo and Yellowtail for the effort. 20 Wahoo and 35 Yellowtail was all we could muster before heading out of here on to the next hot spot. With lots of time and good weather on the horizon we have high hopes. Sea ya later, Jeff


TUNAHOLICS DEPART

05-28-2016
- We got an early departure yesterday on our 8 day Tunaholics trip, sponsored by Dennis and Angie Evans. The gang is mostly known for their 10 day big tuna scores, but the early summer / spring sounded appealing so here we go. We grabbed a nice supply of bait from Everingham Bait Co. and headed down the beach. There were many schools of Bluefin Tuna in the afternoon but no bites , so we are headed down to the promise land. Rite before dinner there was a dandy tackle raffle that everyone enjoyed and there will be another one or two in the near future. Rods , reels , jigs ect......were readily available for all. Great weather so far and it looks to be in the forecast. We will report back when we have something. Wish us luck , Jeff and the Indy crew


Sav On Tackle Returns

05-08-2016
- The Independence returned with a beautiful haul of giant yellowfin tuna and some spring time yellowtail. 1st place jack pot John Garrard 277 lb. 2nd and 3rd Ernie Antonini and Tom Phillips with 233 lb. identical fish. A big thanks to everyone who made the trip an outstanding event again this year, and to Sav On Tackle, great job everyone. Jeff and the Indy crew T


ETA 5/7/2016

05-06-2016
- Hello Friends and Family...The ETA for tomorrows arrival of the Indy will be approximately 5:30am


TRAVELING Home now

05-04-2016
- Hello again everyone, we made a few stops today to wet a line and try our luck at yellowtail. We had an awesome day catching 18 to 30 lb. Yellas with a few bigger and a few smaller. Excellent action pretty much sums it up, with daily limits easily obtained by all. It was a great way to break up the ride, and the weather was a bonus as well. We are experiencing a great ride home , and we will post an E T A on Friday. Sea ya then , Jeff


Changing again

05-02-2016
- Well, all good things never last forever and while we experienced a stretch of decent , good fishing , things are looking like they are on the downward trend again. Not to say they won't bounce back but we don't have the time to hang around and we elected to make the move upward and try a few spots on the way home. We have a great catch of quality yellowfin tuna aboard and a change of scenery was unanimous ..the last shot I sent was of Tom Phillips with his 235 beast he landed this morning. We will send another report when we have something to share, wish us luck, Jeff S


Things are good

04-30-2016
- Good evening everyone we are still experiencing good fishing down here, as we had 23 fish for the day. Most all of them are that excellent grade we have been catching 130 to 195 lbs. with a few bigger and a few smaller. Big fish today 214 for Dane Barriault and great weather to go along with all this great fishing. We have a few days left till we have to start for home, so wish us luck, Jeff


piecing it together

04-29-2016
- Hello again everyone, we had another excellent day out on the grounds fishing for these beauties. Pretty much an all day affair with some busy times here n there. Most everyone got to pull on one and the highlight of the day was John Garrard' 277 lb. monster that kept everyone at the rail trying for one. 29 of these beauties are now joining the rest of em in our RSW tanks. Also our friend Jerry Watkins landed a nice 203 lb.er to round out the day. We've got a little bit of room in our second well, and are going for a third , as we have lots of time left, sea ya later , Jeff


Good Living

04-29-2016
- We are really enjoying the past few days out here , as the grade is really good and evenly spread out amongst everyone. There are chances at big ones every day and today we got 3 cows and 25 of the stock 125 to 235 lb. fish . We hope to keep things rolling rite along and we have plenty of time left to fill another well. Sea ya all later, Jeff


Rolling rite along

04-27-2016
- We had another great day on board here as we had steady fishing for 125 to 190 lb yellowfin tuna. Everyone got to pull on a fish or two, and when we were done we tallied 33 fish for the efforts. Great weather as well down here and we have a bunch of time down here to enjoy it. No cows today but maybe tomorrow, wish us luck, Jeff


IMPROVEMENT

04-26-2016
- Things looked good here today as we managed to piece together a decent day on these beautiful , excellent grade yellowfin. We had a handful of 190 to 195 fish , and most were 150 to 225 lbs. great average. 20 fish for the day, with plenty of chances had by all. We are going to sit tight and hope for more of this action. Wish us luck, Jeff


Sav On Tackle

04-21-2016
- Hello again everyone, yesterday we departed on Sav On Tackle 17 day extravaganza with a stellar group of fishermen and a very nice load of sardine from E B bait co. We saw some sign of B F T but not the volume necessary to warrant a stop. Tons of awesome tackle rods reels hooks line hats shirts were well received by all before Ed's famous prime rib dinner was devoured by everyone. Really nice water conditions rolling down outside here, gonna be another ripper season. Steve and Charlie are our hosts from the store and have been quite generous with all the swag. We will report anything worth mentioning , wish us luck, Jeff and the Indy crew


DAY AT THE DOCKS

04-15-2016
- Good morning anglers, I just want all of our passengers, family and friends to know the boat will be open on Sunday for Day @ The Docks..Free to all..Fun activities for Children. Family time is important..Please come to the boat and visit with the Skippers-Jeff & Matt and crew, they will be there to answer your tackle questions and Yes, I will also be there..The upcoming season on the Indy...See you Sunday...Judy


ETA 4/14/2016

04-13-2016
- The Independence will arrive back at Point Loma Sportfishing Thursday 6:00 AM.


HEADING HOME

04-11-2016
- We are on our way home and ended the trip with a full speed Wahoo bite. Everyone had a chance for one. What a great group of anglers to share this experience with. Thanks to Seaguar and Avet reels as well as Rick Ozaki with Raider jigs and Graftech rods. We have good weather for the ride up and plenty of stories to talk about.


STILL GETTING THEM

04-09-2016
- We had good fishing today with a pretty steady pick. I'd say it's still going our way. The grade of fish is definitely getting better with a lot more 170- 200+ fish showing up and making themselves seen. The weather has been great and we are happy. Matt and Indy crew


NEW OPENINGS ON SCHEDULE

04-08-2016
- Hello INDEPENDENCE FANS..JUST to let you all know that due to illness and job changing schedules there have been a few openings to our 2016 schedule, you may call in to reserve your spots or book on line..If you see a trip that would interest you and its currently sold out, call in or email us and we will put you on standby...I usually call standbys first, without your info you cannot be contacted..Again check our schedule we have a few openings now..


KEEP PLUGING AWAY

04-06-2016
- Today started out well for us with a little morning hit. Unfortunately it didn't stick for long. We ended up trolling up a few Wahoo throughout the day. The wind was up a bit for us in the afternoon and we waited it out for a evening bite. We managed to scratch a few but never got the numbers we hoped for. Tomorrow is another day and we are very eager to get busy pulling on some big ones. We will let you know how it goes for us tomorrow. Wish us luck.


GOOD MORNING

04-03-2016
- Our day started out early getting set up hoping for the fish to arrive. We had a good show of better grade tuna today the largest going 196. As the morning progressed we ended up looking around for more fish and had a good show on the 80-100 pounders as well as few handfuls of Wahoo. We are all very happy with our catch so far and hope there is more to come. Matt and Indy crew.


Great start

04-02-2016
- We are off to a great start here on the Independence. We started fishing early this morning and have a great catch already. Photos are soon to follow. Check in with us a little later.


WE'RE OFF AND RUNNING

03-30-2016
- Hey everyone! We left yesterday with a great load of bait on our annual Avet Reels/Seguar/Raider Lures 16 day adventure. We have another great group of passengers on board itching to get some good fishing in. The next few days we will be gearing up for battle on our travels down. Rick Ozaki handed out some stellar giveaways this morning and the people are hyped! We will keep you posted on our doings and hope to have some great photos to follow. Over and out... Matt Paul Oscar Roman Justin Brian Ed and Frenchy


Reservations 2016

03-11-2016
- Good Morning Anglers, If you interested in booking a trip with us and you notice it is sold out or few spots remain, don't hesitate to call in to get on our standby listing. We always get cancellations, and I always call standbys before I open the trip to the public- Judy


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SEEKER LIMITED RETURNS

02-21-2016
- The Independence returned this morning with another great catch from down below. Lots of beautiful grade YellowfinTuna and Wahoo from the RSW tanks. Here are the jack pot winners, 1st place Ivan Fujinaka with a 244 lb. tuna, 2nd Bob Cross with a 230 lb. tuna, and 3rd Lynn True with a 218 lb. yellowfin. Other cow catchers , John Timmerman 203 lb, Jim Breckennridge 203 lb.Steve Mastagni 216 lb. Eric Maulhardt 208 & 206 lb. tuna.A huge thanks to Eric and everyone who made the trip such a fun adventure this year, well done everyone and sea you all next year . We are going into annual maintenance period and the Fred Hall show sea you up there, Jeff and the Indy crew


GOOD GOING

02-20-2016
- We have not only enjoyed 7 beautiful days of fishing, but all the travel days required to get there and back. We will be docking at 0600 tomorrow, sea ya then, Jeff


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TRAVELING

02-18-2016
- I would call it 5 kts of wind tonite. Epic for sure .


FAREWELL BITE

02-17-2016
- We are on our way up the line now, but not after a early morning hit that produced a couple of hand fulls of these beauties down here. Big fish honors went to Eric Maulhardt with his 207 and the rest were the stock 130 to 185 lb. fish. With a couple of brimming wells of gorgeous RSW tuna and Wahoo we start the trek north fat and happy. A great time was had by all. As for the weather it too is as good as it gets. Sea ya later , Jeff and the Indy crew


RITE ON TARGET

02-16-2016
- Things are going well for us as we had another good day catching these beauties down here. Today was an all day affair, with the early and late times being the best. We've been doing the 30 fish a day average thing for the past 4 days and today was rite on target. Again , most everything is over 100 lbs. with most being 130 to 170 today. We had 2 bigguns get away , so all we have left is a morning shot tomorrow, wish us luck, Jeff


Great Quality

02-15-2016
- We had another great day today, fishing for that beautiful grade tuna. Most fish were again 130 to 190 lbs. with an additional 3 cows today. Lynn True got a 225 , Bob Cross 245 , and Ivan Fujinaka got a 257 lb. beast. Things look to be on the up swing and we hope to keep the ball rolling for the next 2 days before calling it quits. Wish us luck , Jeff


VALENTINES DAY MASSACRE

02-14-2016
- We hope everyone had as good a day as we did out here. Gooood fishing again for 130 to 215 lb tuna , a good average, 150 lbs. I would guess. A good morning hit and a good afternoon hit for us. A few nice Wahoo were around as well. The topper was a 150 lb. kamikaze fish caught by Lynn True in the dark tonight . Everyone is doing great, and the weather is as good as one could imagine. We are going to keep at it, sea yal later, Jeff


THIS IS MORE LIKE IT

02-13-2016
- The fishing today was regulation biting fish , good fishing conditions. Most fish today were of the 140 to 180 lb. grade with a few bigger and a few smaller. One 215 lb. fish made its way on the boat and 2 other bigguns escaped. Everyone got to yank on a fish or two today, so we are going to sit tight and try again tomorrow. lots of photos today but they wouldn't send. Great weather, sea ya tomorrow, Jeff


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IMPROVEMENT

02-12-2016
- Today was like we were really fishing. Good scratching at 120 to 185 lb. tuna with a good showing on 140 to 170 lb. grade. Excellent weather and some more Wahoo in the mix as well. I feel we had a lot of chances today, but the ball didn't roll our way, maybe tomorrow. Sea ya then , Jeff


IMPROVEMENT

02-11-2016
- Today was a little bit better catching for us as conditions were better for the most part. There were Wahoo around biting, and some tuna up to 160 lbs. we are going to keep trying, so wish us luck, the weather is outstanding as well , sea ya later, Jeff


MEDIOCRE START

02-10-2016
- Today we started off scratching Wahoo, and then a slow pick on tuna. Good weather is abound and we are just getting going so wish us luck for tomorrow please. Sea ya then Jeff


A SAD DAY REMEMBERED

02-09-2016
- One of our stellar crewmen , Romolino Ghio very recently lost the love of his life Jenny Jimenez. It was a sudden tragic loss, and there is no simple reason or justification for it . Sadness for Romolino and Jenny's family is forever going to be felt. The entire Independence organization and all the people that know Romo, and Jenny wish their condolences to them. Please say a prayer or two for them, and God bless them, Jeff, Mark, Paul and the Indy crew....When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. Judy


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THIS IS ONE HAPPY CROWD

02-08-2016
- Several of the guys showing off what they won in the raffle.


SEEKER 15 DAY ULTRA LIMITED LO

02-07-2016
- Seeker Limited 15 day.... We have enjoyed a couple of really outstanding travel days out here, grease calm conditions, a well meshed super friendly group on board, and some great football yesterday. Everingham bros. provided a good load of bait , and we've been rigging up full speed under warm sunny skies. With a couple more travel days to go we have yet more rigging and final touches before the process begins. We welcome our charter master Eric Maulhardt, mr. Seeker himself aboard, and there were many lucky recipients that now have another new seeker rod to add to their arsenal. We will report any and all when we have something to share, so until then , tight lines, Jeff and the Indy crew


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SEEKER 15 DAY RETURNS

02-01-2016
- The Independence returned yesterday with a fine catch of Yellowfin and Wahoo. 6 tuna over the 200 lb. mark made their way onboard and the bulk of the rest were all beauties. A big congrats to everyone for putting together a fine trip and many thanks to all as well. Bryan Porter was as always the great host he is. Jack pot winners are as follows: 1st place Able Saldana 235# Yellowfin; 2nd place Bryan Porter 225 lb Yellowfin; 3rd place Sergio Perez 215 lb Yellowfin. as well as the other lucky cow catchers ...Robert Claproth 214, Gregory Williams 207, and Niphon Wongrassamee... Thanks again to everyone and we'll sea you all next year, Jeff and the Indy crew


ETA 1/31/16

01-30-2016
- ETA 5:45 am on Sunday 1/31/16..


ARRIVAL DATE...1/31/2016

01-28-2016
- Hi Anglers, the arrival date for the Indy is 1/31/2016..Watch for ETA. Jeff will inform me Saturday sometime..Thanks


Going Home

01-28-2016
- Good traveling lately , lots of fish stories, movies and R & R. Here is a few more pics from the trip. Looking forward to heading back down next trip.


Good scratching today

01-26-2016
- We had another great day catching 100 to 185 lb. tuna. The chances were available for those who put in the time. Over all grade is a solid 125 to 170 lbs. with a few bigger and a few smaller. Perfect conditions for he most part, so we are pleased with the results . Check out the pics on FB . We are done fishing and on our way up. We'll post more pics tomorrow or the next day, sea ya then, Jeff


All is well... GREAT

01-25-2016
- Hello again everyone, the past few days have been good as far as production goes. Really good fishing for 125 to 210 lb. yellowfin tuna, with the majority being that 130 to 180 lb fish. Just a beautiful grade. We have managed around 65 of those and a couple dozen wahoo the past two days. Clean fishing, not many sharks or junk , so most bites are the real deal. We picked up 3 cows today and hope to keep the ball rolling for tomorrow. Great weather is on tap , so wish us luck for our last day tomorrow, sea ya then, Jeff


STILL SCRATCHING AWAY

01-22-2016
- While we deal with less than ideal conditions down here we are opening the hatch on a fairly regular basis, scratch fishing on 70 to 150 lb. fish and sum wahoo in the mix. With lots of time left we are biding our time in hopes of connecting with some of the trophy's that are around here. As is always the case , the full moon has altered things down here, and rite now not in our favor, or so it seems. We are going to keep at it, as everyone is still in the game, having a great time. Let's hope for a few banner days in the near future, sea ya then, Jeff


Great start

01-20-2016
- Good evening everyone, we had a great start to the trip today as we had good fishing for yellowfin tuna in the 140 to 220 lb. range with a good showing on the 160 to 190's. 2 fish made the 200 lb. mark and a hand full of wahoo for the day. Really good weather down here rite now. We are just getting going so things look favorable for us. Check back tomorrow, sea ya then, Jeff


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Final prep

01-19-2016
- We've been busy rigging and prepping everyone the past few days along with lots of R & R and movies , ect....we are all ready to go, and look forward to starting the process tomorrow. We made a brief stop for our wahoo dinner and chef Ed knocked it out of the park. Wish us luck, and we will try to keep up the reports. Good weather looks to be the trend as well. Sea ya, Jeff and the Indy crew


Internet & phone

01-18-2016
- Hello anglers and friends my ATT service is down. Tech will be here in the morning to repair. I can get emails but cannot send from my iPad . Hold all calls . If you want to book a trip do so online. I will get with you tomorrow. No additional payments online accepted .


Seeker 15 day out...

01-17-2016
- Hello everyone , Brian Porter / Seeker 15 day departed yesterday with a nice load of bait and lots of eager Indy regulars and sum new soon to be regulars. Lots of great giveaways along with a few super giveaways were received by all. With a few good looking prospects off our bow we start the long journey down to the grounds. We were busy the past few weeks installing some new refrigeration equipment for our fish holds, and things look really good down there, we can't wait to put them to test. Good weather looks to be on tap for a while at least and we will keep ya all informed as we sea how the trip goes. Wish us luck, Jeff and the Indy crew


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HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL

01-02-2016
- The Indy docked early Dec. 31st with a happy group of anglers and a nice catch of Yellowtail and lots of assorted bottom grabbers. Here is young Josh with a sample of the beautiful Yellows we caught.Jackpot winners from the Xmas 5 day are as follows: 1st Jeffery Mcintosh 26.4lb Yellowtail; 2nd Shawn McBride 25.8lb. Yellowtail; 3rd Jeremy Campbell 25.4lb Yellowtail. Honorable mention Kevin Joshua Atkinson 29.7lb Yellowtail. Congratulations to all. Thanks to everyone who made the trip and a very HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone and all our passengers, we look forward to another great year out on the Independence.