We've gone out on 4 seperate trips, paying for a total of 11 individuals (in just the last few months with Captain's Reel Charters). We've fished on 3 of the 4 boats with 3 different captains. Our first time out on the Enterprise with captain Dave we had a great day!!! Limited on rockfish, crew was great, everything was wonderful!!!
Second trip out, we took 3 of our 7 children with us. Fishing wasn't good, crew did work hard trying, gear wasn't great!!! The captain was really the only one hooking fish. He worked to get the kids fish to fight. He was using (much) better lures and pole though. Came home with 8 rockfish out of 5 people. We know it's called fishing not catching for a reason, but gear and presentation (lures) makes the difference.
Our third trip out was very upsetting. We made a last minute decision, I called the office to inquire how the fishing was to see if we wanted to pay again to fish. The young gal said "crabbing was great and fishing is good". We decided to book a rockfish trip for the next day. We boarded and the first words said by the captain were "fishing has been slow". I was disappointed and took a deep breath while smiling. Captain was telling the truth, fishing was so slow that between my better half and myself we hooked ONE fish. I don't know what fishing report I was given but it was not accurate!!
Now we've never done a Tuna trip and having had 3 different experience with this outfit and three different captains we really wanted to give them another try. We worked hard to book our trip with the captain we requested. To pay yet again for a tuna trip we had "great faith" in captain Dave!!!! The Enterprise is the boat to be on!! Dave is the captain to have working for you~!!~ He took us on a 12 hour run, long day, rough waters, winds blowing, and up to 50 miles out. We had a triple hook up and a few hours later a double. Hats off to him, he called the double minutes before they hit. We had 11 angelers and landed 14 tuna. The bite was slow, we new that going into the day. Dave and his crew worked hard for their customers!! Allison you're awesome for only doing this for a short time, your bedside manners were great!! Aaron (Eric ??) was a bit quiet but precise in what he did. No fish lost to gear or deck hands. Thanks Dave and Allison for getting my tuna in the boat. He was a scapper, he ALMOST won the fight but with your help we landed him.
I really apprecate Dave and his skills!!! People put trust in captains who know nothing of them. Our lives are intrusted in the knowledge and skills they hold.
Daves experience speaks volumes!!! I have faith in his ability to get us back safe and look forward to fishing with him for years to come!!!! The choice of deck hands he chooses is the finest out of our experiences!!! The captain gets us home safe, deck hands MAKE or BREAK the day.
P.S. Dave,I hope you fly high and fall fast!! (skydiving)
~I THANK YOU~