7-10 Day Trips
7-10 day trips can expose anglers to the largest fish varieties of any trip and requires the widest array of tackle. We recommend that you call our office a few days before your trip for updates on possible fishing areas and gear suggestions.
Below is a list of the type of gear and tackle most commonly brought on 7-10 day trips. Not 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 is preferred
- Bring 1 change per day. Long sleeves for sun protection. Light fabric for quick drying and coolness in hot weather.
- Definitely bring a pair or two for every day.
- For those hot sultry days to sunbathe and keep cool.
- Jacket and Sweatshirt
- For those cold nights fishing bait.
- A good arch support helps keep your feet from getting sore.
- Rubber Boots
- Make sure they are soft rubber and have a good arch support.
- For travel and lounge around days. Not recommended for fishing days.
- Wide brimmed cloth or "lifeguard' style.
- Light Rain Gear
- Very seldom used but appreciated when needed.
- Sun Glasses
- Polarized to cut the glare and help see into the water. Safety straps help prevent loss or breakage.
- Sweat-proof, water-proof, broad spectrum. SPF15 or higher.
- 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. But for 7 day trips and longer you should have the heavy aluminum type with a gimbal bar
- Should be the type that fits around your waist that you can sit in. A kidney belt that rides low on your back provides support and will be used with your heavy rod belt for the big bluefin and yellowfin tuna.
- Knee Pads
- Come in handy when fighting large tuna.
- Rubber gloves
- For handling your fish at the end of the trip.
- Don't forget chargers and/or batteries.
- Bring books, magazines, movies, music and headphones.
- Writing Material
- Notebook, stationery, pens and pencils.
- Seasick remedies
- Check with your doctor for preferred type.
Rods & Reels
- 20 lb. live bait outfit (1)
- 30 lb. live bait outfit (1)
- 40 lb. live bait/jig outfit (1)
- 50 lb. live bait outfit (1)
- 60 lb. live bait outfit (1)
- 80 lb. 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. 36 ea. - 1, 2, 1/0, 2/0, 4/0, 6/0 and 9/0; Mustad 7691 Big Game 10 ea. 7/0
- The most common line size where extra is needed is 40 lb. and 50 lb. If you need to re-fill you can purchase line on board.
- Mono Leader Material
- 30 ft. of 200 lb. mono for leaders. One pair of crimping pliers for mono. Mono and wire crimping pliers are different. Get one of each.
- Mono Sleeves
- 40 ea. for 200 lb. mono
- 30 foot spool of 40 lb. Sevenstrand (1).
- 30 foot spool of 60 lb. Sevenstrand (2).
- 30 foot spool of 90 lb. Sevenstrand (1).
- 30 foot spool of 400 lb. Duratest 49 strand (1).
- All stainless steel wire is UNCOATED (no plastic coating).
- Wire Sleeves
- 300 ea. A-2, 100 ea. A-3, 24 ea. A-8 All Sevenstrand Sleeves
- One wire crimping pliers
- Heavy duty welded wire type 24 ea. #5 or small, 50 ea. #7 or medium, 24 ea. # 9 or large
- 6 ea. # 7 ball bearing type
- Split-shot 24 ea. - 1/4 oz. & 3/8 oz.
- 24 ea. 1/2 oz. & 1 oz.
- 12 ea. 1 oz., 2 oz., 4 oz., 6 oz., 8 oz., & 12 oz.
- 12 ea. 6 oz., 8 oz., & 12 oz.
- Bass Lures
- Lead Heads 5 ea. 3/4 oz., 1 oz., & 1 1/2 oz.
- Plastic Swim Baits
- 5 ea. 5", 6", 8" and 10" in assorted colors. Check with your local tackle store for any hot new colors
- Casting Lures
- 6 total, small heavies, assort colors, chrome, blue/white, green/yellow, etc. with treble hooks. single hooks are okay.
- 12 total small heavies assorted chrome, bronze purple anodized, etc., with forged single hooks.
- 2 total large heavies white or chrome with treble hooks.
- "Bombs" 6 total.
- 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.
- 2 Bonita Plugs or Flashdancers Black/Orange favored color.
- 1 Marlin jig and a 10/0 forged single hook. Green/Black is a popular color.
- 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)
- Mackerel Catchers
- 2 ea. 4 fly Handy Dandys with #4 hook and 30 lb. test.
- 2 ea/ 4 fly Yo-Zuri with small hooks
- 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 rigging seminars on all our trips.