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Current Report
CAPTAIN: TOM FERRARI ...
DATE OF TRIP: 03/7/2017-03/22/2017
LENGTH OF TRIP: 15 DAYS
TOTAL ANGLERS: 19
AREAS FISHED: HURRICAME BANK
TRIP/CHARTER MASTERS: TRIP 4w17- LOFTUS&MARTIN

 

1st PLACE JACKPOT-245LBS YELLOWFIN TUNA CAUGHT BY
JIM BALLARD

2nd PLACE JACKPOT-220LBS YELLOWFIN TUNA CAUGHT BY
RON HIRO

3rd PLACE JACKPOT-215LBS YELLOWFIN TUNA CAUGHT BY
RAY BORDERS

NOTES: TROLLING JACKPOT-55LBS WAHOO CAUGHT BY
WAYNE HONDA

COWS CAUGHT BY:
210-JOHN AVILES
207-DAN POPE JR
201-BILL BROWN

Mar. 18, 2017
 

We are headed north to San Diego. We wrapped up a great fishing trip yesterday, now it time to do a little work. The guys are breaking down their fishing gear and getting everything stowed. So far its great weather. Chef Mike made a batch of his breakfast fried ride with eggs on top. Another Red Rooster favorite.
 

Mar. 17, 2017

Today turned out to be our best day of fishing this trip. We caught 29 tuna, most of that over 100 pounds, with 2 over the 200 pound mark. The bite didn't materialize until the early afternoon but when the fish rolled through they sure were in a biting mood. The kites and balloons were getting bit as fast as we could put them out. Flylining the sardines generated bites but the fish seemed to really want the big baits.
The preferred bait was the live flying fish the the ...crew scooped the night before. The flying fish on the kites always seem to generate the most intense crashes. The tunas chase the bait, jumping out of the water after the panicked flying fish often missing and coming back for multiple tries. This has everybody yelling and shouting and really gets people excited.
It was a great day to end the trip on.

Tom Ferrari
 
Jim Ballard edged Ron out of the JP today with a 245 pound tuna.


 

Wes started us off today with a 191.5 fish on the kite. Accurate ATD80 and the Phenix prototype.
 

Mar. 16, 2017
 

Chef Mike made one of my favorites tonight.... flank steak with chimichurri sauce and some asparagus.

Mar. 15, 2017
 

It's been the typical slow morning here but things are starting to pick up. We just had a flury for 5 fish. Here is a couple of pictures of Ralph Hughes bending at the rail and a victory shot with a great fish.
 

Mar. 14, 2017
 

We had a nice day of fishing today. There was a lot of sign; jumping fish and bird life. We caught 22 tuna most of which were over 100 pound mark with 3 fish over 200 pounds. It turned out to be fun day. We will be here again tomorrow, hopefully the fish want to cooperate.
Tom Ferrari
 
Wayne Carlson's fish weighed 160. Also on the ATD 80 and Phenix Axis 7'6 prototype.
We had a couple of bites on the kite this morning. Dan Pope Jr got the big one of the morning, so far. 207#

Mar. 13, 2017
 
Slow morning today. John Aviles managed to catch a nice tuna.
Jim Mitchell got the last fish of the evening this one sure was scrappy

Mar. 12, 2017
 
Al Babashoff has the big fish of the day so far. It weighted 165 pounds on the RRIII certified scale.
We had a little kite flury. Dan Pope Jr with one of the three tuna we caught

Mar. 11, 2017
 
Ron Hirao with a 220 yellowfin. Wayne Honda with a 55 pound wahoo
Wes Cerny with a nice tuna. We see fish around the boat. Hopefully it gets in a biting mood as the day progresses.
Big Ray getting it done with his Twin spin Accurate reel. He says it's fun...I'm still undecided.

Mar. 9, 2017
 

Bill Moore won the Seeker 6463 rod with the proceeds of the raffle going a marine corps charity Bill Brown won a nice Okuma rail rod.
 

Still traveling with this great weather. We had our big tuna seminar today along with the L&M raffle. Ralph Hughes won the SKB tackle box and Woody Woodruff walked away with the Okuma rod and reel combo.
 

Mar. 8, 2017
 

We departed San Diego yesterday on our annual Loftus & Martin 15 day trip. The bait was nice and our traveling weather is beautiful. The next couple of days we will have daily seminars and generous raffles.

Mar. 6, 2017
 

It was nice seeing all of our regular passengers and meeting new friends at the annual Fred Hall show. Big thanks to long time RRIII passengers Ralph Cox and Sonny Jones for helping to man the booth. Great job guys.