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Wednesday morning update–ALBACORE!

Yep–we have eight albacore aboard! We are about 150 miles away from San Diego. One fish was caught on the troll (this one was about 22#) and ther others are bait fish. We’re hoping for more! More later, Capt Art

Tuesday report

We finished up our yellowtail fishing at Cedros Island this morning. Everyone has as much yellowtail as they want! We also caught a few nice halibut–Scott Carr, Tony Marasco, and John Stanley were the lucky anglers there. We are heading north to place ourselves in the bluefin tuna and albacore zone. Wish us luck as we try to land the first albacore on our deck for 2007. More later, Capt Art

Monday noon report

Just a quick note to tell everyone that the Cedros Island yellowtail fishing is a blast! We are catching 20-35# yellowtail on all methods. More later today, Capt Art

Hey anglers: The great fishing at Cedros Island continues. Several passengers have caught their limit of good-grade yellowtail here. Chef Randy “Lurch” Fickes wants all his adoring fans to know that yes, he has again caught a big halibut and will be serving it again to passengers for dinner. Capt Art

Father’s Day report

Hey anglers: We started off our trip today at San Benito Island. We got here around 4 p.m. and started fishing for yellowtail. The water conditions look great–blue water in the 60’s. The fish didn’t bite well but we picked up 18 fish in the 15-22# range. Scott and Kevin Carr (father and son) from Chandler, Arizona each caught a nice yellowtail today–around 20#. There are good reports from Cedros Island, so we are headed there next. More tomorrow. Capt Art

Fuel surcharges– UPDATED

For the present time, we will charge $5 per day of the trip on all trips longer than 3 days in June and July. These charges can be paid on the day of departure by check or cash. Thank you for your undertanding as we all deal with this rising cost.

Trip Report

Jun 9-16

This 7-day trip had 21 anglers and they caught 260 yellowtail, 27 yellowfin tuna, 2 halibut, and 1 white sea bass. The jackpot winners are: (left to right)

  • Bill Zemba, Castaic, CA — 58.4# yellowfin tuna
  • Jim Sanders, Aromas, CA — 53# yellowfin tuna
  • Lloyd Doyle, Long Beach, CA — 46.4# yellowfin tuna
more trip reports

Hey anglers: We finished up a great trip today. Check “Trip Reports” on this site ( for the tally and jackpot winners. Capt Art

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