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Jul 172021

Jul 17 (4 day trip) Poseidon Fishing Adventures

July 17th, 2021|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Hello anglers,

We stayed busy most of the day today, making seceral stops on spots of bluefin. The results were much better today.

We had good action on 40-80 pound fish with a few 25 pounders mixed in. We learned from the past two days that lighter line gets results as far as bites are concerned, but the catching ratio isn’t as good as heavier line. Most everyone used heavier line with a smaller size hook and our production went up. Not as many losses today.

We are going to try this evening for a few hours and then call it a trip. Thanks to Matt from Poseidon Fishing Adventures for all the raffle prizes and giveaways this trip.

Captain Art and Team Searcher

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Damon and his 75# bluefin

Jul 162021

Jul 16 (4 day trip) Poseidon Fishing Adventures

July 16th, 2021|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Hello anglers,

Here’s our midday report: We had some action this morning on 50-120 pound tuna. We drifted for a long time, and had fish hooked the whole time. We had some losses with the bigger fish but everyone had an opportunity to hook and land a fish over 100 pounds!

Captain Art and Team Searcher

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Don and Andrew caught a fish weighing in at 110 pounds!

Hello anglers,

We had an opportunity last night for fishing on 100 pound fish. We had just one stop, but it paid off.  We also had some action on 50-80 pound fish yesterday afternoon. Hoping for some more action tomorrow. Gotta run, we are busy!

Captain Art and Team Searcher

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This happy angler landed TWO 100+ pounder fish.(Tackle tip: Nomad Streaker 320 gram lure with 80 pound line and a 200 pound leader worked for him)

Jul 152021

Jul 15 (4 day trip) Poseidon Fishing Adventures

July 15th, 2021|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Hello anglers,

Here’s our mid-day report from the tuna grounds: We have seen several spots of fish that are not cooperating. They just aren’t interested in what we have to offer right now. We’ve landed a few, but it has been slow catching. Hoping for better action this afternoon.

Nightime report: We saw lots of fish last night without any biters. Will try some more tonight.

Captain Art and Team Searcher

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Candy’s 50# bluefin came on board  after she offered a live sardine on 40 pound line and fluorocarbon

Hello anglers,

What a tremendous sign of fish we saw this afternoon! Unfortunately lots of it wouldn’t bite but we did have some opportunities, and the fish we did land are 50-80 pounds. All the fish are being caught with a flyline sardine.

The weather is great and we hope to catch a few tonight. Stay tuned!

Captain Art and Team Searcher

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Happy angler Friday!

Jul 152021

Jul 14 (4 day trip) Poseidon Fishing Adventures

July 15th, 2021|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Hello anglers,

We had a nice start this afternoon on our annual 4-day trip with Poseidon Fishing Adventures on board. We had some opportunities to fish mixed-size bluefin tuna. We had fish in the 40 -50 pound class, a few 70-80 pound fish, and four fish over 100 pounds.

TACKLE TIP: A flyline sardine on 40-80 pound line with matching florocarbon leader and a 2/0-4/0 circle hook.

We’re having dinner and then trying for more tuna tonight.

Captain Art and Team Searcher

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Lucky angler caught this 125# bluefin on 50# with a live sardine

Jul 142021

IS YOUR PASSPORT VALID?

July 14th, 2021|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, News|

Please check it now to make sure it’s valid through the dates of your fishing trip!

It can take several weeks, or longer due to high demand (like during summer travel), even with expediting to renew a passport and they are currently required for all our fishing trips. Our policy states that deposits are non-refundable if you haven’t renewed your passport in time.

Passport books or the passport card are valid for use on fishing trips.

(The actual passport is required, not a copy or an expired one. And birth certificates and Enhanced Driver’s Licenses are not substitutes.)

Pro Tip: Renew early so that future renewal dates do NOT coincide with fishing season. Waiting for a renewal while your trip approaches is no fun! And you must send in your current passport with the renewal application so you won’t have it to use.

Jul 132021

Jul 13 (3 day trip) Limited load

July 13th, 2021|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning anglers,

We had some good flat fall fishing last night on 70-130# bluefin from 3 -5 am.  We fired up and went about a mile and stopped on a massive school of mixed grade fish(20-150lbs).  We’ve been plunking since the sun came up with 2-5 fish going.  It’s pretty good fishing this morning, lots of heartbreaks, lots of success, and lots of fun.

Captain Mike and the boys

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Laura caught this 110# by flylining 40lb

Good evening anglers,

We had steady action action all afternoon.  We got into another plunker on some more manageable grade today.  The stop this afternoon was on 25-60lbers.

As for the tackle tip today: 40lb flylined sardine was the ticket.  Some were getting bites fly lining 50lb and that was even better.

We’re headed home now everyone is tired from fishing all day and all night the last 3 days, so no flat falling tonight.

Captain Mike and the boys

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Lisa with a 50# bluefin hooked by soaking a bait on 50lb

Jul 132021

Jul 12 (3 day trip) Limited load

July 13th, 2021|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning anglers,

We got into the zone late in the evening on Sunday.  We saw a very good sign of school-grade fish and very good sign of jumbo-size bluefin. They didn’t react or bite before the sun went down, but we got some very good opportunities on 100-200lb fish on the flat falls

We’re still seeing it here this morning just not getting any bites yet. 

Captain Mike and the boys

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Ryan and Mark and their flat fall trophies!

Good evening anglers,

We had a long morning of non-biting fish, but we finally got on some biters here in the afternoon.  We worked through 30 miles of water. Most of it had good sign of bluefin from 20-200lbs in it.

We finally got on some biting fish this afternoon and got pretty busy right before dark on 30-70lb bluefin.  We’re starting to get some bites on the flat falls as well now.  

Captain Mike and the boys

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Ashley with a 70lber she caught on fly lined 40lb

Jul 92021

Jul 9 (3 day trip) sponsored by Seeker Fishing Rods

July 9th, 2021|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Hello anglers:

(Due to an issue with satellite connection this trip, fishing photos will be shared after the trip!)
We got started on our annual Seeker Rods sponsored trip with Sophia H as pro-staffer on board. We are off to a good start this trip with some action yesterday afternoon. And then we had some action last night on 20-30 pound bluefin tuna with a few yellowfin mixed in.  Oh, and the weather is awesome!

Captain Michael and the boys

Searcher regulars, Maria and Daniel, sporting their new Seeker hats!

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Sophia H of Seeker Fishing Rods does her raffle–winner winner!

Hello anglers:

(Due to an issue with satellite connection this trip, fishing photos will be shared after the trip!)
Today we saw lots and lots of bluefin tuna schools, but we couldn’t get them to bite. Later in the day, we found some yellowtail to work on. Flylining a sardine was the best method.

We are hoping for some night action from these bluefin tonight. Wish us luck!

Captain Michael and the boys

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Group photo at the dock. Thanks to  Seeker Fishing Rods for the cool hats!

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