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Trip #29 Ultra-limited load 7-day trip (Nov 2-9)

Good Evening anglers,

We wrapped up our trip here with some wide open action on smaller grade yellowtail.  We released quite a few but there were some worthy of a tag.  Here's one of the large schools we stopped on this afternoon.  That's a wrap for this trip and our fishing season.  Thanks for fishing with us this year, we hope to see everyone back again next year.

~Captain Mike and the Boys

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Trip #29 Ultra-limited load 7-day trip (Nov 2-9)

Good morning anglers,

This morning we were able to scratch up a few hand fulls of 15-18lb yellowtail on the yoyo lures.  It was not red hot but non the less we had some action,  We have a few hours this afternoon as well to fish this area before we have to call it a trip.  Here's Steve L. with one of his 3 he caught this morning. Here is your tackle tip of the day to catch yellowtail  is a Salas 6x scrambled egg color.

~Captain Mike and the boys

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Trip #29 Ultra-limited load 7-day trip (Nov 2-9)

Good evening anglers, We left the main bank this morning after our tuna bite tapered off to search of kelps. We found a couple kelps loaded with dorado and a few wahoo. We were able to scratch up a nice afternoon on the wahoo. It's all smiles and high fives today. We'll be on the beach somewhere tomorrow looking for yellowtail. Here's Garrick and Tater (Ron) with a pair of kelp 'hoos. Captain Mike and the Boys

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Trip #29 Ultra-limited load 7-day trip (Nov 2-9)

Good Morning anglers,

We're getting a shot at some better grade tuna this morning up to 35lbs.  They're boiling around the boat.  Here's one Shoeless Tom caught on the popper this morning.  We're going to go looking for wahoo this afternoon.

~Captain Mike and the Boys

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Trip #29 Ultra-limited load 7-day trip (Nov 2-9)

Good morning anglers,

This morning we scratched on yellowfin tuna 10-25lbs and a handful of wahoo.  We're seeing both but not getting a whole lot of bites down here.  Hoping for more biting fish this afternoon. Here is John L. and one of his wahoo he caught on the wahoo bomb. Looking for a good wahoo recipe hook it here.

~Captain Mike and the Boys

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Trip #29 Ultra-limited load 7-day trip (Nov 2-9)

Good Evening anglers,

This afternoon we've managed to catch a few more school sized tuna as well as a couple more wahoo and a couple yellowtail to go with it. Here is some of our catch from this afternoon.  Wish us luck for more fish tomorrow.

~Captain Mike and the Boys

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Trip #29 Ultra-limited load 7-day trip (Nov 2-9)

Good Afternoon anglers,
This morning we’ve had some phenomenal wahoo and dorado fishing on kelps.  We stopped 60 miles short of The Ridge at the crack of dawn on a trash can size kelp loaded with dorado and wahoo.  We started heading south and found another kelp loaded up. So we decided to work back up and have had fish around us ever since. Here's Todd A. with a size large wahoo he caught on a wahoo bomb.
~Captain Mike and the Boys Good evening anglers: The action remained steady all day today. We opted to stay in this area and fish kelps all day. We stopped on multiple kelps this afternoon and each of them had wahoo and dorado on them. We'll be on The Ridge tomorrow. Here's big Tom W. with another big wahoo. Captain Mike and the Boys

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Trip #28 Ultra-limited load 7-day trip (Oct 26-Nov 2)

Good Morning anglers,

We started our morning off in the spot we caught our big tuna yesterday. Just hoping to have them bite in the morning.  We saw them jump around the boat all morning.  We hooked a few of the jumbos and lost them all.  We did catch some of the good size fish at about 50lbs a piece.  Wish us luck this afternoon brings.  Here's Pat and David with some nice tunas. 

~Captain Mike and the Boys

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Trip #28 Ultra-limited load 7-day trip (Oct 26-Nov 2)

Good evening anglers,
We were able to get a few more of these big yellowfin this afternoon. We also got some mixed grade yellowtail and had a bit of fun on 8-15lbers.  We then went trophy hunting and managed to hook some big ones.  However we only landed one 38lber.  This greedy 100lb yellowfin ate Tyson and Chef Mikes bait at the same time. They wound it together in about 5 minutes.
~Captain Mike and the Boys

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Trip #28 Ultra-limited load 7-day trip (Oct 26-Nov 2)

Good Morning anglers, This morning we had some good action. From about 9-12 we had a shot on big yellowfin where we saw them yesterday. The fish we landed are seeing 50-150lbs. David T. is the winner of the morning with this122lb tuna he landed on 40lb line and a fly-lined sardine. We're still some fish around us we'll see what the afternoon brings. Captain Mike and the Boys

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Trip #28 Ultra-limited load 7-day trip (Oct 26-Nov 2)

 
Good morning anglers,
We started our morning fishing large yellowtail.  We managed to capture some beauties.   Paul S. caught this one on the Salas 6x yoyo lure. We currently have 40-100lb yellowfin jumping around the boat hoping they bite a little. We'll check back later, wish us luck. ~Captain Mike and the boys

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Trip #28 Ultra-limited load 7-day trip (Oct 26-Nov2)

Good evening anglers, We land some beautiful yellowfin tuna here this afternoon.  We ended our day fishing yellowtail.  We landed some nice looking yellowtail.  We sure hooked a lot of them but landing we are woking on landing them.  Here's Sharon with a 72.4lb yellowfin tuna she landed on 40lb test. That's your tackle tip of the day.  ~Captain Mike and the boys

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Trip #27 Accurate 7-day trip (Oct 19-26)

Good evening anglers, As the day progressed action slowed down, but we were able to pick away on these big yellowtail right up until dark. The majority of the fish were about 35-40 lbs. Our biggest landed today weighed in just shy of 50lbs. Here's Ryan and Bryan S. with the last fish of our trip weighing in at 47.2 lbs. Bryan caught it with a mackerel on the dropper loop, and fishing 100lb. Captain Mike and the Boys

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Trip #27 Accurate 7-day trip (Oct 19-26)

Good morning anglers, We have been picking at these big yellows all morning. We have landed a handful in the 45lb range, with most of the fish coming over the rail right about 35lbs. We have had these big yellowfin boiling all around the boat all morning. We've only landed a couple though. Captain Mike and the Boys

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Trip #27 Accurate 7-day trip (Oct 19-26)

Good evening anglers, We had steady action on these big brute yellowtail this afternoon. We were hooking them on the dropper loop mackerel, fly line mackerel and yoyo jigs. The only way to land them seemed to be if you fished 80 or 100lb. We had heavy casualties due to the sharp rocks on the bottom here. Here's Alan with a yellowtail he caught on the dropper loop. We're going to try make some bait again tonight and try fish these big yellows again in the morning. Captain Mike and the Boys

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Trip #27 Accurate 7-day trip (Oct 19-26)

Hello anglers,

We moved up the island a ways this morning and we found fish.  We got on a mix of yellowfin tuna and yellowtail.  The yellowfin are 50-60lbs and the yellowtail are 25-40lbs.  We see bigger fish around and working on landing some.Here is Bryan and Pax with a 35lb yellowtail and a 50 lb yellowfin. 

 They're boiling all around the boat right now hopefully they keep biting. Wish us luck. 

~Captain Mike and the Boys

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Trip #27 Accurate 7-day trip (Oct 19-26)

Good evening anglers, We had a slow day of fishing this afternoon. There is good sign of this mixed grade 30-60lb fish here. It boiled around the boat for hours, but we struggled to get them to bite the hook. Most of the fish we did hook didn't come up whole, or got away Hopefully we paid our dues here today. Here's a 50+lb that fell victim to the tax man. We'll check back in the morning. Captain Mike and the Boys

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Trip #27 Accurate 7-day trip (Oct 19-26)

Good morning anglers, 
We got to the Guadalupe Island this morning at sunrise and started seeing scattered fish right away.  It did not take long for us to find a nice school of mixed grade yellowfin tuna 30-60lbs.  We have landed a few and lost a few as of now.  They are boiling all around the boat.  We're going to hang in tough here and wait for bite time.  Here is Tim and Captain Armando with the first yellowfin tuna to hit the deck today.
~Captain Mike and the Boys

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Trip #27 Accurate 7-day trip (Oct 19-26)

Good Morning anglers,
With the amount of fish we saw yesterday we opted to stay local this morning and take a shot at these Bluefin tuna again.  Before the sun came up we had just enough light to see and spotted a mega school of size extra large bluefin.  We had a little shot for a few hours this morning. We hooked around 15-20 80-200lb bluefin before 8:30am. Talk about starting your day off right.  The school we stopped on was really a sight to see. They blew up all around the boat.  Early in the stop we managed to land a couple of the "smaller" models on your tackle tip of the day flat falls.  As the stop progressed we started getting bites on the fly-lined sardine.  We then proceeded to get spooled and bit off over and over again.  We were definitely out matched and under gunned.  Time for us to pack in and move on. We are traveling south to our next destination. Beautiful traveling weather were going to be looking all day on our way south today.   Here's Me (Captain Mike) and Ted with what was a 90lb class bluefin tuna he landed. Well most of it, this one had its tail bitten off by a mako shark.
~Captain Mike and The Boys
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