3 Day Trips
The Polaris Supreme's 1 to 3 day trips primarily target tunas, including albacore, yellowfin, bluefin and bigeye, plus yellowtail and dorado. These species are fished in open water and on kelp paddies from 50-300 miles from our home port of San Diego. All of these trips are run during the Spring, Summer and Fall months when the waters off San Diego are at their warmest.
These trips are an excellent introduction to long range ocean sport fishing.
Below is a list of the type of gear and tackle most commonly brought on 1-3 day trips. By no means a complete list but helpful recommendations to be as prepared as possible for you trip aboard the Polaris Supreme.
- Duffel Bags
- More convenient for storage
- Bring 1 change per day. Light, quick drying material preferred.
- 1 change per day. Light fabric for quick drying and coolness.
- Definitely bring a spare pair or two per day.
- Jacket and Sweatshirt
- It is sometimes very cool during the day and particularly when night fishing
- A good arch support helps keep your feet from getting sore.
- Deck Boots
- Make sure they are soft rubber and have a good arch support.
- Baseball caps and/or wide brimmed style.
- Sun Glasses
- Polarized lenses cut the glare and help see into the water. Safety straps help prevent loss over the side.
- Sweat-proof, water-proof, broad spectrum.
- Bath towels, shampoo, cream rinse, soap, razor, toothbrush, toothpaste, foot powder etc.
- Dikes, duck bill pliers, holder, and belt. Hook sharpener.
- Rod Belts
- Light leather type is fine for smaller fish. A heavy pad and butt type harness may be necessary when the bigger fish are around.
- Don't forget chargers and/or batteries. /dd>
- Sea sickness remedies
- Check with your doctor for preferred type.
Rods & Reels
- 30 lb. live bait outfit (1)
- 40 lb. live bait/jig outfit (1)
- 50 lb. live bait outfit (1)
- 60 lb. live bait/trolling outfit (1)
There are several excellent rod and reel manufacturers producing long range style tackle. The Polaris Supreme office and tackle shops like Seaforth Sportfishing and Fisherman's Landing can help you with suggestions for the length of trip and your targeted fish species.
Seeker, Phenix and Calstar are some of the better rod makers for stand-up style, long range fishing. Rod manufacturers will give you a range of line classes that a particular rod is rated for, always use the lower half of the ratings. For example if a rod is rated for 30-60 lb., you will probably be looking at a 30 or 40 lb. class rod. The guides on your rods should be ring type, hardened stainless steel, for rods up to 40 lb. Rods for 50 lb. and up should be stainless steel roller guides or heavy duty ring guides. Aftco, Alps and Fuji make durable, high quality rod components to look for when purchasing fishing rods.
Reel manufacturers such as Accurate, Penn and Shimano make a wide variety of reels to fit every situation. For fishing big tuna we recommend using two-speed reels filled with braided line and a top-shot of monofilament or fluorocarbon.
There are many quality fluorocarbon, monofilament and braided lines available. P-Line, Izorline, Jerry Brown and Yozuri are considered some of the best.
- Eagle Claw, laser sharp. L118Mag - bronze finish. 24 ea. - 1, 2, 1/0, 2/0, 4/0 and 6/0
- We don't recommend bringing spare line on these trips. If you need to re-fill you can purchase line on board.
- Split-shot 24 ea. - 1/4 oz. & 3/8 oz.
- 12 ea. 1/2 oz. & 3/4 oz.
- Casting Lures
- 3 total, small heavies, assort colors, chrome, blue/white, green/yellow, etc. with treble hooks. single hooks are okay. When deciding on lures it is sometimes best to wait and consult your tackle store prior to leaving on your trip. There may be some hot new jig out.
- Trolling Lures
- 1 Mexican Flag, 1 Zucchini, 2 stainless steel double hooks. We have trolling rods set-up for all passengers to use when it is their turn to troll.
- Squid catchers
- 2 total (green or white)
- Tackle Box
- Wood or Plastic to store your tackle
Loaner rods, reels, harnesses and rod belts are available on board. Please reserve loaner gear with the office upon booking. Tackle can be purchased on board as needed at reasonable tackle store prices.
The Captain and crew will have tackle seminars covering rigging and tackle tips on all our trips.