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Keeping up with Searcher

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Aug 12

Hey anglers The albies bit today and there were some great stops, putting together a great day. The grade of fish was great–20lbs up to 35lbs. The ticket today was to have heavier line, like 30lb with some flourocarbon. That really helped boat the fish a lot faster. The hot color all day trolling seemed to be purple and black. Even after the sun came out. Our weather is ok, so we’re gonna sit it out for another day and hope to put another day together like today. Good angling and hope to see ya on the water soon. Capt Aaron

Aug 11

A big thank you to Shimano, Pete Gray/Let’s Talk Hook-up, Steven Pinard/Dana Landing, and the instructors, Patrick Gee and Barry Brightenburg, for all their work to put On-the-Water Seminars aboard Searcher! The camaraderie, great prizes and chance to try out all the Shimano gear is much appreciated. We look forward to the 2008 trips. Art and Celia

Aug 11

Hey anglers: We’re off again on a 3-day trip and off to go chase around some albacore. It seems like there’s a possibility to make a catch of ’em. Look for our report tomorrow. Our weather is enjoyable too. Good angling and hope to see ya on the water soon. Capt Aaron

Need More Paddies by Bill Roecker

Shimano and Let’s Talk Hookup sponsored an on the water seminar aboard the Searcher with skipper Aaron Remy that returned August 11.

“We could sure use some more kelp paddies,” said Remy. “But the ones we found were holding pretty good.”

The three-day trip had two chartermasters: Shimano’s Patrick Gee and Barry Brightenburg of Fish Trap. There were many loaner outfits on the boat.

Such a rig was used to good advantage by Chris Luciani of Greenville, PA, who won first place on the adventure for a 30.2-pound yellowtail. He said it bit a sardine on a 3/0 Gorilla hook on 30-pound Big Game line with a Shimano rod and reel.

Martin Ferriera of Jamul was second for a 20.8-pound yellowtail. Ron Young of Athens, OH got a dorado that tied his nephew’s (Rob Young of Poway) yellowtail for third place. Both fish weighed 19.6 pounds.

Trip Report

Aug 8-11 Let’s Talk Hook-Up Shimano Seminar

This 3-day trip had 29 anglers and they caught 92 yellowtail and 39 dorado. The jackpot winners are: (left to right)

  • Chris Luciani, Greenbill, PA — 30.2# yellowtail
  • Martin Ferreira, Jamul, CA — 20.8# yellowtail
  • Ron Young, Athens, OH and Rob Young, Poway, CA — 19.6# dorado and yellowtail (tie)
more trip reports

Aug 10

Hey anglers: We finished the trip with a bang and we feel very lucky for what we caught. Today we found totally different conditions from yesterday. The water moved down and the kelps were even harder to come by. We didn’t catch our first fish until after lunch …but it was a good one! Then we found another kelp shortly after that, just before we had to call it a trip. We caught 36 yellows up to 30lbs and 19 dorados up to 20lbs. Here’s a little tip for fishing kelps for these fish. Those using a bigger hook than normal landed more fish, because when these fish bite they really bite! Our traveling weather is wonderful. Good angling and hope to see ya on the water soon, Capt Aaron

Aug 9

Hey anglers, We had an “OK day” today. The weather was a little rolly but we caught some fish. The kelps were kinda scarce, but we managed to make a day of it. We’ve got 56 yellowtail and 20 dorado. The yellows were up to 25lbs and the bull dorado went 20lbs. so the ones we caught were good’uns. We are going to stick it out tonight and give it our all tomorrow before we have to call it a trip. Good angling and hope to see ya on the water. Capt Aaron

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