Mon Jul 10- Fri Jul 14- Private Charter 3-Day Deep Water Adventure
Captain JR Gibson and Captain Carl report an EXCELLENT 3 Day Deep Water Adventure led by Mark Kaminski who put together the 15th Annual Charter to the Deep on the Viking Starship. We were also joined by special guest Captain Paul Forsberg Jr who spent most of his early years tile fishing commercially in the offshore canyons.
We checked all the boxes in terms of variety of species, with the majority of the catch being XXL Golden Tilefish! Guys using bait AND guys who jigged the whole trip did very well on quality and quantity, resulting in an easy boat limit of quality Golden Tilefish. Quite a number of guys onboard landed their Personal Best for Golden Tile! Other desirable species that were landed included Blueline Tilefish, multiple Barrelfish in the 20-30 lb range, Wreckfish, Snowy Grouper, Glass Eye Snapper, Hake, Pollack, Cusk, Rosie’s, and Yellowfin Tuna. Needless to say, the coolers were stuffed! We couldn’t have asked for nicer weather or a better group of guys onboard! Pool Winners:
Day One Largest Tile: Paul Ryan 44lbs.
Day One Largest Edible: Joe Blushtein 20 lb Silver Hake
Day Two Largest Tile: Tony Pret 49 lbs
Day Two Largest Edible: Joe Blushtein 30lbs Barrelfish
Day Three Largest Tile: Rob Valletti 15 lbs
Day Three Largest Edible Joe Blushtein Hake 10 lbs
Overall Tilefish Winner Tony Pret 48 lbs
Special mention to Galley chef Mike who landed 2 Tiles over 40 also!
Enjoy the Pictures!