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Trip #11 (3-day trip) Aug 17-20, 2018, day 3

Hello anglers,

We had a little action this morning on a kelp paddie and caught some mixed-size yellowfin tuna, dorado and yellowtail. The water is warm and we hope to find another kelp paddie like it. There was a good school of tuna with that kelp, but it didn’t bite very well. We’re having lots of fun on deck during the slow times, as usual with Terry and the guys.

John A and a nice YFT!

John A. is posing with his nice-size yellowfin tuna.

Mid-day update:

We had a little action at lunchtime–sorry to our cooking team for the interruption–but it made our anglers happy!

Happy potatoheads!

We had a good stop and we are looking for more. Here is a group photo of some happy customers.

Capt Art and Team Searcher

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Trip #11 (3-day trip), day 2

Hello anglers,

It’s a little slow fishing this morning, we are seeing plenty of fish but they are not biting for us. There has been some good fishing in the area so we are hopeful for this afternoon. Here is a photo of Capt. Kenny (“Hollywood”) and Matt A. (“Big Daddy Yum Yum”) with a tuna Matt landed on his new outfit.

There has been some shenanigans this morning and the usual costume wearing requirements! Dick is smilling with us now.

Afternoon update:

It was slow catching for us today, though there’s plenty of fish around. We are going to keep trying!

Plenty of fun was had by all–raffle prizes were a hit! Thanks to Terry Onishi (“Tito Santana”) for all the effort in gathering prizes and organizing the fund-raising.

Here is crewman Ryan (“Lady Godiva”) and Dean B (“Hulk Hogan”) with a tuna. Dean has been coming on this trip for several years.

Capt Art and Team Searcher

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Trip #11 (3-day trip) Aug 17-20, 2018

Hello anglers,

We departed this afternoon on our 7th annual Captain Potatohead trip, memorializing Dick Uranga, who taught us how to have fun out here. We decided to fish this afternoon for yellowfin tuna.We arrived in the area and Captain Mike found a school of fish on the surface. We stopped after a fish was hooked up on the troll. We had plenty of action on both yellowfin tuna and skipjack. Everyone had a great start to their trip! I think everyone tagged a tuna and we also landed a few dorado.

Here is a photo of Terry Onishi and the winner of the rod and reel combo sponsored by Seeker Rods and Penn reels. Bob Bower, a long-time Dickie fan, contributed to the raffle and won.
Planning to try this again tomorrow for some more fun!

Capt Art and Team Searcher

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Trip #11 Captain Potatohead rides again!

Our annual fun- and fund-raiser, to benefit PANCAN (Pancreatic Cancer Action Network) in honor of our fallen friend Dick Uranga, left the dock and headed out for a weekend of friends, family, fishing and most of all, FUN! We love you Dickie and will always remember…

Terry Onishi wrapped this Super Seeker 670 donated rod in Dick’s favorite colors. It will be raffled off with proceeds going to charity.

Captain Potatohead 2018 memorial Open aboard Searcher!

People that make it all happen include Terry Onishi (rod wrapper), Mike Wicen and Derek Taguchi (raffle prize donators), Seeker Rods (rod donator), Fishermans Processing and Fishermans Landing Tackle Shop (prize donators) and all our regular anglers that book this trip to continue this awesome tradition!

Terry O transformed into TITO SANTANA at the dock, in front of our eyes!

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Trip #10 (6-day trip) Aug 11-17, Day 6

Howdy Anglers, Today we has some action on yellowtail and other misc. fish.  We are hoping to fish for yellowtail the rest of the day.  We headed up the line.  Here is a nice yellowtail caught on 40lb test and a fly lined sardine caught by Damon D.

~Capt. Aaron and the Searcher Crew

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Trip #10 (6-day trip) Aug 11-17, Day 5

Update:

Howdy anglers: Good evening to ya!  We got a school this afternoon and it wanted to bite for us! We ended the day with some fun fishing on school size yellowfin tuna. Tomorrow we will try the coast for some yellowtail and be back out on the tuna grounds by the afternoon. We have first time lady angler Karolyn C. with her first yellowfin. Healthy looking fish. 

~Capt. Aaron and the Searcher Crew

Howdy anglers,

It has been an excellent morning for us today! We have had steady action on yellowfin tuna all morning. We are hoping for some more this afternoon. Mike R. and Capt. Kenny with a school sized yellowfin.

~Capt Aaron and  the Searcher crew

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