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Trip #27 Accurate 7-day trip (Oct 19-26)

Good morning anglers,

We left yesterday on our Accurate sponsored 7 day trip. We opted to fish local today due to weather and the quality of fishing in our backyard at the moment. We found a school of mixed grade yellowfin right at day light and managed to pick a few mixed grade yellowfin. Here’s Bob B with an 18lb yellowfin he caught on a flylined sardine. Were off in the hunt for more right now. We’ll check back later.Captain Captain Mike and the boys

Good evening anglers,

We slid out to the west this afternoon and were greeted by giant schools of bluefin tuna and yellowfin tuna. Just after lunch we stopped on a flat spot about a half mile across of mixed bluefin and yellowfin. These were mixed grade fish. The majority of what we caught were 25-35lb yellowfin and they wanted to bite a little bit. Here is Beth with a 30lb yellowfin tune she caught on 30lb test.

Captain Mike and the boys

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Trip #26 Ultra-limited load 7-day trip (Oct 12-19)

Hello anglers,

We had a great day fishing offshore today. We started the day with a school of mixed grade yellowfin tuna and skipjack. We had good action on 10-30 pound tuna and the skipjack were a lot of fun. we released a lot of skipjack and kept a few for poke.

Everyone had their fill of yellowfin and so we decided to head west on a report of bluefin tuna schools. The last part of the day was spent on a big school of 40-55 pound bluefin tuna. They were biting! Capt Mike hooked and handed 10 fish! Not all were landed as usual due to the usual losses that occur with that size fish. We landed 16 of these good size bluefin tuna. Here is a group shot of the lucky anglers who landed at least one.

This was a great ending to a great trip!

Capt Art and Team Searcher

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Trip #26 Ultra-limited load 7-day trip (Oct 12-19)

Hello anglers,

We had some slow action today at the island, but we had our chances in the afternoon with plenty of fish around. They just weren’t biting as well as we would like. We elected to leave a day early and travel up to the local fishing zone as there has been some excellent fishing for yellowfin tuna there. We will be there early Friday morning and will spend our last day fishing there. Wish us luck.

Here is Dave N and Capt Art with a nice tuna.

Capt Art and Team Searcher

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Tackle Tip Thursday Vol. 70 (star drag vs lever drag)

Tackle Tip Thursday is here! Captain Art gives us a great tackle tip before leaving on our Accurate fishing trip. Captain Art shows us two great Accurate reels and the difference between star drag and lever drag. The Accurate fishing crew will bring tons of reels and set ups to try on the trip. Did you know that we have quality demo gear for you to try? Why spend the extra money when we have quality demo gear for you to try.
 
Huge thank you to Accurate fishing crew for coming along on the trip and bringing gear.

🎣Reel in more Tackle Tips here!

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Trip #26 Ultra-limited load 7-day trip (Oct 12-19)

Hello anglers,
We’ve had a little slower day today until about 5 pm, when the tuna wanted to bite a little. Everyone had opportunities to land a nice tuna. Here is Gene B and Capt Mike with a nice fish. We have high hopes for tomorrow.

Capt Art and Team Searcher

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Trip #26 Ultra-limited load 7-day trip (Oct 12-19)

Hello anglers,

We had a nice day overall with plenty of opportunities to catch a quality tuna. And we saw lots of fish all day, but they didn’t bite as well as we hoped. The weather again was awesome, warm and sunny with light winds. We have high hopes for tomorrow.

Here is long-time Searcher customer Dale B with a 51 pound yellowfin, which is  a jackpot contender.

Capt Art and Team Searcher

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Trip #26 Ultra-limited load 7-day trip (Oct 12-19)

Hello anglers,

We have had great action again this morning! Incredible weather with light winds and sunny skies.Here is Tony M and Chef Dan with a nice tuna.

 Dan hooked the fish and handed the fish to Tony on one of our Demo outfits from Accurate Products and Seeker rods! (We have awesome demo gear on the boat.)

~Capt. Art and Team Searcher

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