Trip Reports

Jul 27 (3.5 day trip) Private Charter with Dave Thompson

July 27th, 2021|Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning anglers,

We had some more action this morning on yellowtail and are seeing some more dorado in the same zone as yesterday.  The traffic is starting to get congested here though making it difficult to work.  We’ve pieced together a morning however.

We are going to make a move and change scenery this afternoon to get set up for tomorrow.  Hopefully we run into something on the way.

Captain Mike and the boys

Jul 26 (3.5 day trip) Private Charter with Dave Thompson

July 26th, 2021|Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning anglers,

We’ve had steady action on the yellowtail today. Lots of biting fish around this morning and so we’re putting together a nice day so far.  We’ve had a few dorado in the mix as well. Most of the yellowtail are 10-12 lbs, some smaller and a handful or two are 20lbs.

Hoping for some more this afternoon,

Captain Mike and the boys

Lots of action and lots of fun!

Good evening anglers,

We had some more action this afternoon on the yellowtail.  Lots of bites, lots of fun.  We ran out of fish the direction we were going and had to flip around so we had a little bit of an afternoon lull. But we got back on the right before dark. They didn’t bite but we threw our kelp buoy on a kelp that was loaded right before the sun went down. We’re hoping they’re still there in the morning.

We saw a little bit of bluefin this afternoon as well. There were schools of 20lbers and some schools of 100lbers.  We’re going to try and flat fall for a little after dinner. We’ll check back in the morning.

Captain Mike and the boys

Lots of bites and lots of fun!

Jul 24 (1.5 day trip) Private Charter

July 24th, 2021|Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning anglers,

We’ve had some good action on the yellowtail. Most of the fish are 10-15lbs.  There is a sign of dorado and yellowfin on these kelps too. We’ve managed to catch a few, but the yellowtail seemed too aggressive to catch many.

Captain Mike and the boys

Here’s a sample from our first stop

Good evening anglers,

The yellowtail action continued for most of the afternoon.  We had a little lull, but we got back on them.  We are starting to see some small schools of mixed bluefin and yellowfin now as well. We just boated a couple.

We have a little bit of time to flat fall tonight. We’ve got one flat fall fish on the boat and good fish swimming through us here now.

Captain Mike and the boys

Manny caught this 30lber on a flylined sardine right before sundown

Jul 21 (4 day trip) Accurate Fishing Products

July 21st, 2021|Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning anglers,

We had a very long afternoon yesterday with lots of non-biting fish, but we scraped up a few 25-40lbers throughout the day.  It was a very frustrating day.  However, we had another very good opportunity on the flat falls last night with 100-200lbers.  We had a window of opportunity from 12-3am where they were biting pretty good.

Captain Mike and the boys.

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Here’s Teresa with a 184# bluefin she landed amidst all the chaos!

Good evening anglers,

We made a move this morning after our flat fall bite to look for some biting bluefin. We found plenty of bluefin, just not biting ones. They seem to be only biting at night right now. We scratched up some nice 15-20lb yellowtail in our travels.

This evening we’re on some 50-150lb bluefin. We have a few on deck and a few hanging. We’re going to drift this out until we have to go home.

Captain Mike and the boys

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Jul 20 (4 day trip) Accurate Fishing Products

July 20th, 2021|Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning anglers,

We got on scene this morning at about 4am and had some great opportunity on 100-200lb fish on the flat fall type lures.  Now that the sun has come up it is very difficult to get a bite or do anything really with these fish.

We’re seeing massive ammounts of fish, just not getting many bites.

TACKLE TIP: I highly recommend getting a small knife jig. They seem to be getting bit pretty well lately at night.

Captain Mike and the boys

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Jack with two bluefin he caught on a knife jig

Jul 19 (4 day trip) Accurate Fishing Products

July 20th, 2021|Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good evening anglers,

It’s kind of funny (or not) how things can change so fast. All the biting bluefin we had last week turned into to not seeing much, and the fish we saw yesterday wanted nothing to do with the boat.  We tried a different area today but saw n0 sign of bluefin.  We did see some sign of yellowfin, but never caught one.

Instead we enjoyed some wide open action on yellowtail on kelps! We’re back on the hunt for bluefin tonight and tomorrow.

Captain Mike and the boys

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Happy with a yellowtail catch

Jul 17 (4 day trip) Poseidon Fishing Adventures

July 17th, 2021|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 16 (4 day trip) Poseidon Fishing Adventures

July 16th, 2021|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 15 (4 day trip) Poseidon Fishing Adventures

July 15th, 2021|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!

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