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

Good evening anglers:

These excellent grade yellowfin we have been fishing decided to bite into the afternoon for us today.  The ticket today was a fly-lined sardine on 40lb test and a 2/0 hook. We scratched all day today but had some excellent fishing around lunchtime.

Here is Jim J with a 45lb yellowfin tuna caught late this afternoon.

Captain Mike and the Boys

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

Dear anglers:

We have had a great morning on the 40-60lb class yellowfin tuna. They put on quite a show here early. We have definitely suffered a great number of casualties this morning but have boated our fair share of these beautiful fish. Here are Ashley and Ryan with a 60lber they tag teamed. (Editor’s note: Couples that fish together….have some good eating later!)

More from our afternoon’s efforts,

Captain Mike and the Boys

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

Good evening anglers,

We had very good action on school grade yellowfin tuna with some bigger ones in the mix this afternoon.  They put on quite the show! We have high hopes for what tomorrow will bring. We have great weather and hope for another shot at one of these trophy-sized yellowfin.  Here is Lew H. with a 70lb class yellowfin which he caught on a fly-lined sardine with 40lb test.
Captain Mike and the Boys

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

Good Afternoon anglers,

This morning we had some tough fishing at the island. but still managed to catch a few nice yellowfin tuna. The sharks were not kind to us, so we headed off the island a few miles and managed to put together a very nice catch.

Here is Dale B. with a 50lb class yellowfin he caught on the kite. We have beautiful weather and all day left to fish still.

Captain Mike and the Boys

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

Good evening anglers,

After two days of anticipation we arrived at Guadalupe Island.  We were greeted early with multiple jig strikes several miles short of the island.  When we finally arrived on scene around 3:30pm, we located some yellowfin tuna on the machines and promptly kicked the anchor over.  We managed to hook a few with the limited amount of time we had this afternoon. 

Here is Ashley M with a nice 56lb yellowfin tuna. 

We are going to stay here tonight and see what tomorrow has to offer.

Captain Mike and the Boys

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Tackle Tip Thursday Vol. 59 (Fly line outfit)

Today we have Steve Carson from Penn. He gives us the full rundown of an outfit you will need for any length trip.  Don’t leave the dock without it outfit it is your 40-50# test fly lining outfit. Penn Torque 30 2-speed, fill reel with 60lb test braid, an 8″ rod (rated for 30-60# test) and a circle hook either 1/0 or 2/0 depending on the size of the bait. For sinker baits click here to see video. What more tips from Steve? Come out with us on the Penn 3day trip. Spots still available, hook one today!

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Trip 10: 1.5 day (Aug 4-6)

Good evening anglers,

We continued to fish offshore this afternoon on kelp paddies. We caught some more yellowtail and dorado to finish out our day using the same method as this morning. Here is a picture of Kimball W with a dorado.

Tight lines until next trip!

Captain Shawn and Team Searcher

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Trip 10: 1.5 day (Aug 4-6)

Good afternoon anglers, Today we are on a day and half trip fishing offshore kelp paddies. We are having some good opportunities at yellowtail and dorado. Today’s Tackle Tip is with 30lb line fluorocarbon and a 3/0 hook. Here is a picture of Maria R. and Justin with a gorgeous dorado.
 
 
We are going to keep trying this afternoon. Wish us luck.
~Captain Shawn and Team Searcher
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