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Trip 13: 1.5-day (Aug 19-21) Let’s Talk Hook-up

Hello anglers,

Timing is everything and ours wasn’t great today. We had tough weather conditions with wind and a swell which made it hard to work. We started in an area that was productive for several boats yesterday, and with the conditions changing, we didn’t have the same success.

So then we travelled north and arrived in an area where there were a few tuna seen, hoping for some action this afternoon. We saw a nice school of bluefin and yellowfin tuna and had some action! Everyone had a chance at landing a nice tuna. They didn’t bite very well, but we had a sample. Here is Bobby R with a hook and hand bluefin from Capt Mike.

Thanks to Pete Gray and Let’s Talk Hook-up for all the support in sponsoring this trip, and a terrific pro-staffer Patrick Gee.

Capt Art and Team Searcher

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Trip 12: 3-day (Aug 16-19) Capt Potatohead Memorial and Fundraiser

Hello anglers,

It’s a bit of a different day today with plenty of fish seen, but not too cooperative on the catching side. We have had a few chances in the morning but not much this afternoon. Hoping for some action in the last few hours of the trip.

Here is Capt Mike and Bob B with a nice tuna from today.

Captain Art and Team Searcher

Captain Potatohead Rides Again! A very special annual memorial and fundraiser trip is underway. We wish them fishing luck, but the friendships and fun are aboard in abundance. We miss you, Dickie!
Many thanks to sponsors: Fisherman’s Processing, Melton International Tackle, Seeker Fishing Rods, FishBonz Grill, Island Fishing Tackle and many Dick Uranga friends!
They are all helping us raise funds for Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (Purple for the Cure!)

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Trip 12: 3-day (Aug 16-19) Capt Potatohead Memorial and Fundraiser

Hello anglers,

It was a great day of fishing for us today. We drifted for the majority of the day,with a chance to hook and land a nice yellowfin tuna. There were slow periods where it was tough to get a bite, but then also fast periods where it was easy to get a bite. Most importantly, lots of fun was had by all.

We are spending the night a trying again tomorrow. Here is Jack B and Justin with a nice tuna.

Captain Art and Team Searcher

Captain Potatohead Rides Again! A very special annual memorial and fundraiser trip is underway. We wish them fishing luck, but the friendships and fun are aboard in abundance. We miss you, Dickie!
Many thanks to sponsors: Fisherman’s Processing, Melton International Tackle, Seeker Fishing Rods, FishBonz Grill, Island Fishing Tackle and many Dick Uranga friends!
They are all helping us raise funds for Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (Purple for the Cure!)

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Trip 12: 3 day (Aug 16-19) Capt Potatohead Memorial and Fundraiser

Hello anglers,

We’re enjoying steady action this morning on 15-25 pound yellowfin tuna. Everyone has had a chance to land a few. The weather is calm, and there’s lots of fun and teasing banter on deck this morning. Dickie is smiling today. Here is John A with Capt Mike and a nice yellowfin hooked by Capt Art on a Seeker Rods. Thanks for the great equipment from Seeker!

More later, Capt Art and Team Searcher

Captain Potatohead Rides Again! A very special annual memorial and fundraiser trip is underway. We wish them fishing luck, but the friendships and fun are aboard in abundance. We miss you, Dickie!
Many thanks to sponsors: Fisherman’s Processing, Melton International Tackle, Seeker Fishing Rods, FishBonz Grill, Island Fishing Tackle and many Dick Uranga friends!
They are all helping us raise funds for Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (Purple for the Cure!)

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Trip 12: 3 day (Aug 16-19) Capt Potatohead Memorial and Fundraiser

Hello all,

We left on our annual Capt Potatohead trip today. We’ve got lots of regular customers that attend this trip each year. The tuna fishing has been great right in our backyard–25 miles from home–so we came out here for our first afternoon of fishing. We saw several schools of tuna that didn’t want to bit, buy we did get a few samples on a couple stops. We got everyone set up correctly and we will be ready for tomorrow.

Here is Mike Wicen, a long time friend of Dick Uranga, with a nice yellowfin tuna landed on a flat fall lure in the bow. Crewman Armando is there with the assist.

This trip raises funds for pancreatic cancer research in Dick Uranga’s name. His chosen charity was Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PANCAN). It’s a great cause…Purple for the Cure!

Capt Art and Team Searcher

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Tackle Tip Thursday Vol. 60 (Favorite Rod)

Today we have Sophia from Seeker Fishing Rods! Sophia gives us the rundown of her favorite rod for any fishing trip from 1-6 days. An Athena 80h, a light weight, soft tip, 8″ rod (rated for 30-60#.) It’s a versatile rod for all types of fishing.
 
Want more fishing tips from Sophia? We have a 3 day lady angler trip! Sophia and our other pro-staffers will greet you with mimosas and you’ll enjoy offshore fishing for tuna and yellowtail. Plus tons of advice and time on the water with other lady anglers.
 
Want more Tackle tips? Hook them here!
 

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Trip 11: 6 day (Aug 10-16) Guadalupe Island

Good morning anglers:      

We had a tough morning on the trophy-sized tuna but still managed to wrangle some past the sharks. There were many casualties. Here is John R with his prize after a tough battle.

Good afternoon anglers:

After battling with the sharks all morning we decided to try our luck at some of the school sized fish off the island.  We had a good showing and caught a few of them. After we got our fix of the smaller grade tuna, we looked at a new area and were greeted with some more nice 25-45lb yellowfin as well as a small sample of 25lb yellowtail.  That wraps up our time here at the Guadalupe Island. Tomorrow we will be looking for kelps on our way to Ensenada. Here is a sample of our catch this afternoon.

Captain Mike and the Boys

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