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Nov 62020

Trip #31: Oct 31-Nov 8 (8-day) Ultra-limited Load

November 6th, 2020|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good evening anglers,

We scratched most of the day on 10-18lb yellowtail with a large variety of other species mixed in. Late in the day we got a good shot at these yellowtail right before the sun went down. We had some excellent action here!

Yoyo, surface iron and fly-lined sardine was the way to go to get a bite. We have all smiles and high fives here. We’re going to start rolling up after dinner.

Captain Mike and the boys

John with two yellows he caught this morning in the dark

Nov 62020

Trip #31: Oct 31-Nov 8 (8-day) Ultra-limited Load

November 6th, 2020|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning anglers,

We picked off a few yellows here in the dark on the dropper loop. We have been scratching ever since. No big hits but we’re accumulating fish as we go. Most of the fish are coming on the yoyo and surface iron. There’s lots of action here with big bass, a couple seabass and a big halibut . Brochure weather down here. We’ll check in later.

Captain Mike and the boys

Bill caught this big halibut at dawn

Nov 42020

Trip #31: Oct 31-Nov 8 (8-day) Ultra-limited Load

November 4th, 2020|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning anglers,

We’ve had a very good morning here on the Ridge. Great action on the wahoo and mixed grade yellowfin tuna from 10-40lbs. Good action all morning drifting them up. Not many troll fish, mostly caught on the bait and bombs and surface irons. Excellent sign down here in the morning. The signal has kind of diminished this afternoon so we’re taking off and heading for the beach for tomorrow.

Captain Mike and the boys

Jack with a quality yellowfin tuna he caugh on the fly-lined bait

Good evening anglers,

We had a pretty great day here on the ridge. Great action on the wahoo, Good tuna fishing. Some big dorado mixed in. Beautiful weather. Today’s action made the 500 miles of travel to get down here worth it. We’re traveling up this afternoon to be in position to fish yellowtail on the beach tomorrow. Epic wahoo bite this afternoon!

Capt Mike and the boys

John with another nice ‘hoo caught on the bomb in our epic wahoo bite

Nov 32020

Trip #31: Oct 31-Nov 8 (8-day) Ultra-limited Load

November 3rd, 2020|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning anglers,

We’ve been scratching at the wahoo all morning here.  Very tough fishing here this morning but were managing to catch a few.  They are all nice ones 30-50lbs.  Very few troll fish–most of the wahoo have come from wahoo bombs and live bait.  We also had a little lunch time action on 12-25lb yellowfin.  There is some sign of that here.  We’re hoping for an afternoon hit here.

Captain Mike and the boys

Here is Garrick with a quality one that ate the green bomb.

Good evening anglers
We were able to keep scratching away at the wahoo and sacked up a couple more yellowfin here this afternoon. It’s still tough to get a bite. Long drifts and picking away at them was the method here. There was quite a bit of yacht traffic this afternoon which I think that may have hampered our efforts. We’re going to try again in the morning before we start heading up.

Captain Mike and the boys

Doug, Dave and Todd with a handful of skinnys caught on the drift

Nov 22020

Trip #31: Oct 31-Nov 8 (8-day) Ultra-limited Load

November 2nd, 2020|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good evening anglers,

We didn’t get a big hit like we were hoping for when we got here this afternoon. However we did get a small sample of wahoo and some yellowfin tuna. We’re hoping for a night bite later. We’ll check in in the morning.

Captain Mike and the boys

Here’s John with a wahoo he trolled up

Nov 22020

Trip #31: Oct 31-Nov 8 (8-day) Ultra-limited Load

November 2nd, 2020|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning anglers,

We’ve been traveling for two days down to The Ridge. Lots of rigging and tackle talks going on yesterday. Looks like were going to be there around noon today. Everyone’s very excited as we are about 20 miles out right now looking for a a kelp. We’ll check back later.

Captain Mike and the boys

Oct 222020

Trip #29: Oct 18-25 (7 day) Ultra-limited Load

October 22nd, 2020|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning anglers,

We’ve had some pretty epic fishing here today on mixed grade yellowtail, big bass, big dorado, a big halibut and all sorts of other stuff to go along with it. Fly-ined baits, yoyo jigs and surface irons have been the “go to” for the game fish today.

Captain Mike and the boys

Joe (right) and his 25lb dorado caught while fly lining for yellowtail!

Good evening anglers,

We had an interruption in email for a day, but we’ve been busy! It was pretty epic fishing this all day. Good fishing on mixed grade yellowtail in the 10-20lb range. Lots of big bass came on board, and a handful of halibut.

The best way to catch the yellowtail today seemed to be using the lures. The surface iron and the yoyo jigs were the best way to get a bite. Brochure weather again here today and good fishing.

Captain Mike and the boys

Bob and Rich show off a couple of yoyo yellows!

Oct 212020

Trip #29: Oct 18-25 (7 day) Ultra-limited Load

October 21st, 2020|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good evening anglers,

We looked at a lot of unproductive kelps this morning in beautiful 74.5 degree water. We decided to slide into the beach this afternoon to try for some yellowtail. We found some, but they just did not want to bite. We managed a handful of 18-22lb yellowtail and this 40lb sea bass! We will be on the beach again tomorrow looking for yellowtail.

Captain Mike and the boys

Pat caught this 40# sea bass on a dropper loop