Fish Report for 9-15-2017

Epic Ending

Tim Ekstrom

We’ve had a tough time with the on board Internet over the past couple of days hence the lack of reports. Fortunately for Royal Star anglers the thing that really matters on such an adventure - fantastic fishing, was spot on. What a perfect set up and execution. Captain Toussaint did a masterful job of the aforementioned with a first afternoon and next morning of clobbering local yellowfin tuna followed by morning of leisure at the island that set us up perfectly for the main event. And what a main event it was.

A few jumbo bluefin were the taster from mid to late afternoon then the final stop of the trip ended up being the one that we all wait for. As fast as we could turn it kite bites resulted in 125 - 160 pound bluefin on the deck. For about 45 minutes it was all hands. Much to everyone’s delight this fortunate group of anglers got to see us kick into high gear. It was a chance for anglers whom have never experienced big league long range fishing to see what it’s all about. A good time was had by all. With a bunch of those beauties all dressed and chilling in the 30 degree RSW at the conclusion everyone ended the day, and the voyage, in a state of pure satisfaction. Spirits were high and flowing as we slid down and in toward home preparing for the next seven day adventure departing tomorrow. Final voyage photo features Charter Master Ed Hansen who drew first blood on the big bluefin landing this 128 mid afternoon.