Message from Frank Lo Preste re: new policies & procedures
Re-Opening Plan re: Covid-19
To our valued customers,
Captains Paul and Rene, along with their crew and some outside contractors, have the Shogun in beautiful condition. During boat work, two of our fish holds were completely gutted, re-foamed and re-glassed. This was a major undertaking and insures your fish will be in excellent condition when you return from your trip. The running gear, props and shafts were removed, fined tuned and replaced. All stateroom flooring and wall coverings were replaced. The Engine room is in top shape and many other projects completed.
Depending on Covid-19 restrictions, we hope to begin running trips by May 15th, or soon thereafter.
Covid-19 continues to be a concern to all of us. We will be working with the health department and following their guidelines. Our Crew will be sanitizing the boat to the best of their ability and following CDC guidelines before each trip. Air conditioner filters will be changed before all three day trips or longer, along with changing the comforters. Regular linens will be changed after every trip. Lysol wipes will be available throughout each trip for passenger use. Along with this, the crew will be going through the boat during each day wiping common area surfaces.
The office is now open from 8:30 to 4:30 Monday through Saturday. Monica or Jen will be looking forward to hearing from you.
Frank Lo Preste
Dear Friends and Fellow Anglers,
Obviously there is great concern amongst our passengers, regarding Covid-19 and how it will affect our future trips. We want to address and help alleviate your concerns as we navigate the continuing changes on what needs to be done to best control and stem the spread of the virus as it pertains to our operation.
On March 17th the U.S. Coast Guard met with our fleet and stated they are putting no restrictions on fishing trips at this time.
Rest assured that the crew of the Royal Polaris and Shogun will be taking all steps necessary to maintain a safe environment aboard our vessels. Prior to boarding, both the RP and Shogun will be taking all precautions and measures possible to clean and disinfect all surfaces of the boat according to the most up to date CDC recommendations. During each trip the crew will continue to disinfect all countertops, handrails, door knobs, sinks, bathrooms and community areas multiple times each day. Clorox wipes or similar product will be available in the galley at all times.
Prior to boarding our vessels, all passengers will be given a questionnaire to complete that includes questions related to recent travel specifically in Covid-19 Hot Spots, Covid-19 health related questions, recent travel on specific cruise ships, etc., that we will be asking everyone to sign prior to boarding.
As always we are recommending that all anglers purchase trip insurance. If you need assistance with trip insurance there is a link on our websites that can provide you with more information.
We will be posting further updates in the near future. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us in the office at 619-226-8030.
Shogun ran their first ever surf/fish trip last week in Baja. Here are a couple photos from that trip. We will have this trip on the schedule in 2021, but still looking at dates. If you’re interested give the office a call, ask for Jen and we can add you to the list and let you know when we have the dates!! #shogunsportfishing #surf #fish #sevensisters
Quick little update from the Gun!! Yesterday they caught limits of Dorado for the trip and today they are catching some nice Wahoo. Wish them luck and biting fish.
While our boys are fishing the ridge and the rocks and having a good trip down south, the Royal Star is having excellent fishing at Guadalupe Island. Fish from 60-130#, and absolutely no sharks (yes those magical words) NO SHARKS!!
If you want to fish the Island here is a list of our upcoming trips that will all wish Guadalupe:
-11/23-11/29 (1) spot open - $2,640 ++
-12/7-12/14 (5) spots open - $2,610 ++
-12/14-12/21 (17) spots open (yes this trip is a for sure go) - $2,610 ++
Call our office to book or book on the schedule page of the website.
1 spot open!! 11/23-11/29 6-day
Good Morning Guys-
We just got an opening on this Saturday's 6-day trip heading to Guadalupe, 11/23-11/29 (returns the day after Thanksgiving). $2,640 plus and a valid passport is required. The conditions at the Island right now are great and they are catching fish from 80-130#. We have both Captain Rene and Captain Paul on this trip., as well as a bunch of other SD fleet captains going as passengers, so it's a trip you don't want to miss. Call Jen to book 619-226-8030.
The boat is on it's way to Ensenada today to check into customs before heading back to SD tomorrow morning. Captain Paul had a phenomenal trip. The BFT & YFT fishing at the beginning of the trip was excellent. Fishing at Guadalupe was excellent on the YFT and great quality yellowtail.
Good job Shogun crew. You killed it this trip.
We have some openings in December if you are looking to get in on this action. A few spots just opened on our 7 day Penn Reels sponsored trip and we have a trip on the 14th of December with a super light load right now and it's a DEF go, so jump on one of those trips if you can.
Call our office to book (619) 226-8030
or you can book online at www.shogunsportfishing.com
Crew and passengers will post and provide images but back at the office Jen is the one who makes it all happen!