It was so nice to get back out on the water with customers! Three guys from up north booked a full day at the Coronado Islands. We had a productive day of bottom fishing and the guys were stoked to stock up their freezers! Definitely experienced June gloom but the water was decent and the Islands are always fun with a nice view!
On Wednesday, the 19th, I had to unfortunately return my passengers to the dock, due to boat issues...every captain's nightmare! I was so bummed but thankful for customers who were extremely understanding. We were able to get them out a couple days later thanks to a partner that helped out. Got to work right away and determined it was a bad valve on the intake side. It was good to find the problem but I was so bummed knowing that I had 4 charters coming up in the next 5 days and parts and repairs would take time. Thankful for partners who stepped up and helped get customers out on the water when the boat was down! After a full cleaning and lapping in the new valve, the engine was ready to be put back together for a water test. Test went great and boat ran smoother than it ever has. Feeling very grateful for everything my dad taught me about working on my own cars and boats. Thanks Dad!
Went out for a PM Half Day Trip with a group of 3 anglers. The later start allowed the June gloom to wear off and the weather and water was perfect. Sam pulled a nice halibut over the rail and was pleasantly surprised as he didn't even know halibut was a possibility for the day. The anglers ended up with a nice mixed bag for the day and were excited to take delicious fish home with them, especially since of the guys aboard is a chef and knows exactly what to do with it. It was a great day on the water with a fun and excited group. Thank you all, looking forward to our next trip!
Jerry joined me aboard on Monday June 10th. He had the boat all to himself and was visiting San Diego from Taiwan. He had experience fishing and wanted to try a bit of everything - offshore, inshore and bottom fishing. We started our trip heading straight out west in search for Bluefin. We hooked up and Jerry fought a 60-100 pound bluefin for over 30 minutes, taking him around the boat 4 times. I provided assistance when needed. This bluefin wouldn't budge and the hooked pulled out. Jerry had a blast fighting the big bluefin but knew his arms needed a break so we headed inshore. Jerry was rewarded with a yellowtail, some rockfish and a lingcod, all released per Jerry's request. Great day on the water with a great guy. Looking forward to our next trip in September. Thank you Jerry for choosing Pelican Sportfishing!
I had a great group of guys on board who wanted to target only yellowtail. Coronado Islands was the perfect place to be. We landed the first fish within 15 minutes of being at the Islands and had a steady bite all day long. The seals put on a good fight and we ended up landing 8 out of 17, with the jackpot being a solid 18 pounder. These three anglers were stoked! It was a fun and exciting day, the sun made an appearance which was a nice change with the recent June gloom. These anglers took home a bunch of delicious yellowtail to fill their freezers. They'll be back again in July for more!
Another fun day with a great group of four from up North. Headed offshore to hunt for Bluefin and after a short time out there, the group decided to head in for some bottom fishing. With one passenger experiencing sea sickness, they preferred to find a spot to drift rather than continuing the hunt. I totally understood and was happy to adjust plans. Ended the day with a lingcod and a few rockfish. The group had fun and plans to return later in the summer for another fishing adventure!
Three rad guys from Arizona joined me on a 3/4 day inshore trip today. We played around in the bay for a little but then went outside and fished some rock spots. Steve got this solid lingcod and the guys had a blast catching rockfish and bass. Super great group of guys...thanks Steve for choosing Pelican Sportfishing!