8/29 – 30 – We reserved the days for fishing the MRMTC Offshore Open – a wonderful organization and tournament – for the Mushin crew to fish. We delayed our departure due to the heavy seas remaining from Hurricane Cristobal – and got out to the grounds around 8:30 am. The crew worked like clockwork and put out the big fish trolling spread, but there was little action this morning for the fleet. Around noon, there was a nice daytime yellowfin bite on the chunk – and we joined in to boat a couple of beautiful yellowfin. As evening approached, we put out the big fish trolling spread again – and looked right up to dark when three bigeyes piled on as we crossed over a pod of pilot whales! Bill, Steve, and Darryl each got on their fish. Steve’s fish pulled off, and Darryl’s fish got boatside before it pulled off. Bill fought his fish for about an hour, and turned out at 155# on the scale. The night bite was still a bit off. At pre-dawn, we set out the big fish trolling pattern again – and after working away from the huge fleet of boats we went 3 for 4 on longfins. The rest of the day was quiet – but lots of great signs for the upcoming canyon season. Several other nice bigeyes were pulled this evening as well – but more out there to be caught.
8/18 – We had the O’Donnells with us for their first of two canyon trips – it is always a pleasure to have them on board. With high hopes of a hot bite after reports of bigeyes/yellowfin/longfin all weekend at a nearby canyon, we were a bit disappointed with the slow bite today on the day troll – but they were real sportsmen and had a great attitude about the fishing . The fishing looked very promising with lots of bait/whales/porpoise, and some spurts of tuna with yellowfin and longfin tunas. The most unusual catch of the day involved a “double header” of sorts…a 25# pound mahi and a 5# jack- caught on the troll!
TUNA FISHING BUSTING WIDE OPEN – Open Boat (Reservation Only) Canyon Overnighter Trips for 9/12-13 and 9/26-27. Departs 5 pm, returns 7 pm next day. $675 per person plus tip.
8/13 – As many of you noticed, our website was partly down for a few weeks as GoDaddy no longer supported the product for the Blog – that’s why we’ve been out of touch with current fishing reports, updates, etc…. But thanks to the technological wizardry of Kris Stensland, we have our NEW WEBSITE! We trust you find it even better than the old one…So on to fishing! We have been BUSY fishing inshore and offshore! Many inshore trips have hit the near-shore lumps crushing BONITA on the troll and with jigs/bait, and adding BLUES. These trips have usually “had enough!” by mid-morning, so we would switch over to SEA BASS and LING fish on the rough bottom for the rest of the day. We have also been running OFFSHORE to the canyons for YELLOWFIN, LONGFIN, and releasing WHITE MARLIN. We had a couple of trips with HOT DAYTIME YELLOWFIN CHUNKING – “just like old times” where many boats in the fleet were all hooked up with multiples. Day trolling for tuna and marlin has been consistent as well, and the night “chunking” bite should explode soon with all the bait that is around. We are still actively booking for CANYON TRIPS for September and October, as well as INSHORE trips for sea bass/ling/fluke, as well as bonita/blues for August through November. Striped Bass will active in October/November when we often jig them until our arms are tired! Give us a call and set up your trip!