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RP Family & Friends,

Our fishing so far has truly been off the hook. It may be difficult to believe but today was the best day so far. We had a constant pick of really nice grade tuna mixed in with really nice wahoo and ended the day getting slammed by a school of nice tuna. Today had a different twist, all veterans agreed they have never seen chunk fishing as wide open as today. We probably had 20 fish over 100lbs on the chunk. To say the least, it was an extremely productive technique with some of the guys hooking fish every other drop. As for big fish, we had 5 fish over 200 today. Jack "Baby-face" Gruschus started us off and needed a back up to land a very nasty 228lber. Big fish honors went to John "I may be small but carry a big 770XH stick" Natsume with his personal best of 234lbs that at times looked to be catching John more than vice versa. Clyde "the Glide" Smith had his 2nd 200lber of the trip with a squeeker at 201lbs. John "I really could use a Latte" Yamate also had his 2nd over 2 at 202lbs. The first timer but no rookie of big tuna fishing, Rick "the Stick" Tyrer from the East Cape is outdoing everyone with his 3rd tuna over 2 at 203lbs...

Since we are on our last RSW tank, we have been extremely selective in which tuna are allowed to ride home with us. If I had to guess, we released 35+ tuna between 100- 125lbs. The plan is to only take the larger models from this point on...

We are currently catching bait to replenish the supply while being entertained by the Roy and the crew. It definitely helps to make bait while laughing and having fun to fight the effects of the triptofan sleepiness from a great turkey dinner (with all the fixings) making everyone tired...

Just a quick note about Roy... For those of you that know him, he is at the top of his game this trip, you do know what I mean. For those that don't, he has an incredible talent to deliver a tremendous fishing experience and punch lines from the crack of dawn until the late evening. He is doing a great job on the boat and we are all having an incredible time...

So with that note, wish us luck and we will keep you posted on our daily events. The R/p crew.

"BeNt RoDs 4 LiFe"

















 
Really?
Hi RP Followers,

Today was another great day, really great day. The morning started off with Susan Beck scoring the first fish over 200 for the day at 202lbs in the dark. We scratched fish until early afternoon when the big fish rolled in. We had several fish over 200lbs when the 2nd tank reached it's max. Gary Cotter had big fish honors with a 235lb tuna (it required several of the crew to wedge it into the RSW tank). RickTyrerlanded his 2nd fish over 200 with a 222, Mike Hieshima had a 218lbers and was hosed off for being such bad reporter. Peter Lorman had a PB(personnel best) of 193lbs. Several others were landed in the 150-185lb range. Of additional note, Bill Golder is leading the Rollo Wahoo jackpot with a 70lbers caught today. We cut off a ton of nice fish and kept only the big ones...

The group is having a great time and we have come together like a group of old friends. Cheering for fish and fisherman happens regularly and the slow times are filled with joke telling, laughter and fun including performances on the bait tank comedy club by Roy Rose Jr. It has already been a phenomenal trip and we still have 3 more days of fishing...

It seems that being nicer to Little Frank paid off today in positive Karma. In order to continue our good fortune, I wanted to let the followers know of how supportive Big Frank has been thru my recovery from medical issues in October. He called regularly, sent texts and emailed throughout my rehab from a stroke. He and the Royal Polaris were of my greatest motivations to get back to health...

Late breaking entertainment news is that we are currently chasing down a large bronze whaler shark (at least 600lbs) hooked by Frank Fink that he has been battling for an hour. However, it is somewhat unfair as Roy is narrating as only he can do and making everyone laugh so hard that it is making it difficult for Frank to wind...

We are about to sit down to the world famous all you can eat sushi, sashimi, poki buffet prepared by Master Japanese chefs Mutsuhito Sardina and Jim Nobu. Eat your hearts out...

Following dinner, we have some serious re-rigging to do and more than a few anglers may stay up for a little night fishing...

So until tomorrow, wish us luck and we will keep you posted on our daily events. The R/p crew.

"BeNt RoDs 4 LiFe"













 
Really?
Hi RP Followers,

Today was another great day, really great day. The morning started off with Susan Beck scoring the first fish over 200 for the day at 202lbs in the dark. We scratched fish until early afternoon when the big fish rolled in. We had several fish over 200lbs when the 2nd tank reached it's max. Gary Cotter had big fish honors with a 235lb tuna (it required several of the crew to wedge it into the RSW tank). RickTyrer landed his 2nd fish over 200 with a 222, Mike Hieshima had a 218lbers and was hosed off for being such bad reporter. Peter Lorman had a PB(personnel best) of 193lbs. Several others were landed in the 150-185lb range. Of additional note, Bill Golder is leading the Rollo Wahoo jackpot with a 70lbers caught today. We cut off a ton of nice fish and kept only the big ones...

The group is having a great time and we have come together like a group of old friends. Cheering for fish and fisherman happens regularly and the slow times are filled with joke telling, laughter and fun including performances on the bait tank comedy club by Roy Rose Jr. It has already been a phenomenal trip and we still have 3 more days of fishing...

It seems that being nicer to Little Frank paid off today in positive Karma. In order to continue our good fortune, I wanted to let the followers know of how supportive Big Frank has been thru my recovery from medical issues in October. He called regularly, sent texts and emailed throughout my rehab from a stroke. He and the Royal Polaris were of my greatest motivations to get back to health...

Late breaking entertainment news is that we are currently chasing down a large bronze whaler shark (at least 600lbs) hooked by Frank Fink that he has been battling for an hour. However, it is somewhat unfair as Roy is narrating as only he can do and making everyone laugh so hard that it is making it difficult for Frank to wind...

We are about to sit down to the world famous all you can eat sushi, sushi, poki buffet prepared by Master Japanese chefs Mutsuhito Sardina and Jim Nobu. Eat your hearts out...

Following dinner, we have some serious re-rigging to do and more than a few anglers may stay up for a little night fishing...

So until tomorrow, wish us luck and we will keep you posted on our daily events. The R/p crew.

"BeNt RoDs 4 LiFe"













 
Really?
Hi RP Followers,

Today was another great day, really great day. The morning started off with Susan Beck scoring the first fish over 200 for the day at 202lbs in the dark. We scratched fish until early afternoon when the big fish rolled in. We had several fish over 200lbs when the 2nd tank reached it's max. Gary Cotter had big fish honors with a 235lb tuna (it required several of the crew to wedge it into the RSW tank). RickTyrerlanded his 2nd fish over 200 with a 222, Mike Hieshima had a 218lbers and was hosed off for being such bad reporter. Peter Lorman had a PB of 193lbs. Several others were landed in the 150-185lb range. Of additional note, Bill Golder is leading the Rollo Wahoo jackpot with a 70lbers caught today. We cut off a ton of nice fish and kept only the big ones...

The group is having a great time and we have come together like a group of old friends. Cheering for fish and fisherman happens regularly and the slow times are filled with joke telling, laughter and fun including performances on the bait tank comedy club by Roy Rose Jr. It has already been a phenomenal trip and we still have 3 more days of fishing...

It seems that being nicer to Little Frank paid off today in positive Karma. In order to continue our good fortune, I wanted to let the followers know of how supportive Big Frank has been thru my recovery from medical issues in October. He called regularly, sent texts and emailed throughout my rehab from a stroke. He and the Royal Polaris were of my greatest motivations to get back to health...

Late breaking entertainment news is that we are currently chasing down a large bronze whaler shark (at least 600lbs) hooked by Frank Fink that he has been battling for an hour. However, it is somewhat unfair as Roy is narrating as only he can do and making everyone laugh so hard that it is making it difficult for Frank to wind...

We are about to sit down to the world famous all you can eat sushi, sashimi, poki buffet prepared by Master Japanese chefs Mutsuhito Sardina and Jim Nobu. Eat your hearts out...

Following dinner, we have some serious re-rigging to do and more than a few anglers may stay up for a little night fishing...
 
Having an amazing time
RP Family,

We did not have the morning bite we had in the past few days but I can tell you that we are all having a great time. In fact, this short respite was well needed from the pre-dawn to post-dusk fishing we have experienced during the first half of the trip. With the help of the crew, we used the start of the day to repair tackle and prepare for the onslaught we all know is inevitable. We ended the day with wahoo and tuna. We only had one fish over 200lbs mark today, the lucky angler was Clyde Smith, with a 225.7 pound Yellowfin tuna. We also had a jumbo Pargo, caught by chartermaster Bill, just check out the picture.

The crew has been amazing throughout the trip and has gone out of their way to make sure everyone is having a great time. They have saved so many fish from tangles (many a save seem like a magic trick) and even in one case a dive under the boat to save a fish. It never ceases to amaze me how much energy and effort they provide to make sure we are having fun and catching fish.

Adding to the experience, the food has been fantastic with each day starting with a hearty breakfast, 10 am snack, great lunch, 3pm snack and gourmet dinners. Suffice it to say that all passengers will return "well nourished" many of which will need a few extra hours on the treadmill...

While I give Frank a hard time out of jest, it is amazing how much passion he has instilled in his crew to deliver an amazing experience to it's passengers. Hopefully, Frank has not taken my Little Frank comments in any other way but an endearing thank you for his friendship.

Another thank you goes out to Bill Nakaki who has done a great job as charter master along with Steve Tsujiuchi (who has only made 1 of the last 5 trips). Also, I forgot to mention the raffle we had on the trip out from Cabo and to thank all of the sponsors for the wonderful gifts. The fabulous contributors are as follows:

-Owner Hooks: Super Mutu 9/0 hooks, T-shirts & Hats
-AFTCO: Hats & T-shirts
-Calstar: 700H Rod
-John Yamate & Bill Golder: Wahoo Bombs
-Susan Beck: Embroidered bags
-Blackwater: 150lb Fluoro
-Fishermans Processing: Gift Certificates
-Chris Peterson-Special Wahoo Bomb
-Mike Hieshima: Absolutely Nothing

Personal Notes:
-Loosey & Jeff, the wahoo send their regards and will be ready for your next trip...

So with that note, I will close for now, but we will keep you posted on our daily events. The R/p crew.

"BeNt RoDs 4 LiFe"







 
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