Trip Reports

Aug 11 (Aug 10-12) 2-day

Good morning,

We had a few shots on these big bluefin last night.  Not as easy to get a bite as it has been the past few days but we were able to get some bites and boat some trophies.  The sun just came up and they’re back to their old selves again. So we’re going to spend some time fishing yellowtail.

Captain Mike and the boys

August 11th, 2022|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Aug 9 (Aug 6-10) Izorline sponsored

Good morning,

We looked at at these big bluefin all day yesterday and never got a bite, even though there was good sign throughout the day.  Then the sun went down and we made them pay. We had good opportunities throughout the night.

Our best time was from 9-11 pm where we had 2-5 going for a few hours.  After that we got a few more shots on the lures.  Then sun came up now and everyone went to bed so we’re going to make a move and see if we can’t find a kelp or some other tuna to fish this afternoon.

Captain Mike and the boys

Good evening,

We traveled most of the day and saw lots of kelps with non-biting dorado.  We did scrape up a few.  We got into the local zone and found a good sign of 25-40# mixed yellowfin and bluefin.  They reacted very well but didn’t stick to the boat . Every time we stopped, we hooked a few. Beautiful fish.  We ended the trip right where we started, at the islands fishing yellowtail.

Captain Mike and the boys

August 9th, 2022|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Aug 8 (Aug 6-10) Izorline

Good morning guys,

We got on scene around midnight and felt like we might have been late to the party, but we got some good opportunities on 100-200# fish. We managed to land a handful and we had some heartbreaks too.

We saw fish all night and there was a little opportunity throughout the night.  Around 4 am we got on a biting school of 25-40# fish and went to work.  We’re seeing good sign this morning also.

Captain Mike and the boys

Izorline pro-staffer Howard F (left) and Searcher angler won their battles!

August 8th, 2022|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Aug 7 (Aug 6-10) Izorline sponsored

Good evening,

We scratched all day today and caught fish on almost all the kelps we stopped on. We worked up to the northwest this afternoon and started seeing sign of 30-50# bluefin jumping around.  We got one school to stick to the boat and boated one.  We also had one on a kelp late in the day. We’re still rolling northwest and are going to try get on some fish to bite a flat fall tonight.

Captain Mike and the boys

August 8th, 2022|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Aug 6 (Aug 6-10) Izorline sponsored

Good evening,

We spent our first afternoon at the Coronados fishing yellowtail.  We had some action late in the day on 10-18#fish.  We’re going to head offshore tomorrow and see how the weather is.  We want to thank Izorline, Calstar Rods and Tady Lures for great sponsorship of this trip.  All off these came in handy this afternoon with yellowtail fishing.  We caught some on the Tady Lures which were given away at the start of the trip.  We caught one on the Calstar rod which was raffled off to a lucky angler,  and of course all were caught on line provided by Izorline!

Captain Mike and the boys

August 7th, 2022|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Aug 5 (8 day) Turners and Izorline Sponsored

Good morning,

We had a bit of a bumpy ride last night crossing over to the beach.  It did, however,  put us in a good position to do some rock codding this morning before we called it a trip.  Good fishing on big reds.  Rolling up the line now and pointed at the dock!

Captain Mike and the boys

Jeff helps wrap up an incredible trip with rock cod!

August 5th, 2022|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Aug 3 (8 day) Turners and Izorline Sponsored

Good morning,

We had excellent yellowtail fishing this morning. It was “all you wanted” on 15-25# fish.  Most of the time we had 2-8 fish hooked, and then we had a hour when it was full-speed and everyone had one on.

Very good surface iron yoyo and fly line fishing.  Now we’re going to target grouper, then take off and try find a kelp on our way back up.

Captain Mike and the boys

Dale captures a keeper YT.

Good evening,

We  ended up catching a few grouper this afternoon on the dropper loop and the yoyo jigs, as well as some more yellowtail which we released.

We left The Ridge about 3 p.m. to look for a kelp but the conditions weren’t quite right and we found kelps with no fish associated.

We’re still rolling up. Going to try find a good kelp tomorrow, weather permitting.

Captain Mike and the boys

Long-time angler, Bob B, is pretty pleased with his first-ever grouper!

August 3rd, 2022|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Aug 2 (8 day) Izorline and Turner’s Outdoorsman sponsored

Good afternoon,

We got into the Ridge around lunch time and saw this incredible sign of yellowtail that we’ve been hearing about the past week, and so far it is on par.  They’re biting pretty good, about 2-10 going since we got here. Fly line fishing, yo yo fishing, and surface iron fishing.  The grade is beautiful, as well.  About 75% of it is 18-25lbs the rest is 12-15lbs we’re letting a lot of them go.  Very fun fishing so far. Hopefully it keeps up!

Captain Mike and the boys

Good evening,

We had good yellowtail fishing this afternoon until about 5pm when we lost our current and sign of fish.  We’re going to spend another day at this tomorrow.  We also caught a few nice grouper while yellowtail fishing.

Fun day, nice weather. Hoping for some more tomorrow.

Captain Mike and the boys

August 2nd, 2022|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Aug 1 (8 day) Izorline and Turner’s Outdoorsman sponsored

Good morning:

We started scratching this morning all morning on these premium grade tuna.  It started to die out around 10am  but we have had a few good go-arounds.  We moved south down the edge and started seeing it good again and we’re starting to scratch on them here. The majority of them are 18-30lbs.

Captain Mike and the boys

The Flaxington boys caught some of the action from this morning!

Good evening,

We had some good tuna fishing again this afternoon at the Rocks. There were some small ones mixed in towards the end of the day, but lots of 18-30# fish.  Very fun fishing.

We also managed to scrape up a dozen more wahoo as well, and so we got everyone at least one wahoo which we are very happy about.

We took off at dark and are headed for The Ridge for tomorrow. We’ll be there after lunch.

Captain Mike and the boys

Wendy of Izorline Fishing Products shows off a nice tuna from Alijos Rocks

August 1st, 2022|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|
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