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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

Oct 202020

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

October 20th, 2020|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good evening anglers,

We’ve been scratching on these big bluefin all day here most of them are 120-150lbs everyone got one today.  Very good sign in this zone today.  The 30-50lb bluefin we’ve been seeing did not want to bite until after the sun went down. We had a bit of a ripper on the flat falls this evening during dinner for the guys who wanted to try on the 30-50lbers with some 90lbers mixed in. That’s your hot Tackle Tip from the tuna grounds. It was a great way to end the day here.  We’re going to start traveling south tonight and see what the next few days brings.

Captain Mike and the boys

 Here’s Bob with a 150lber. 

Oct 172020

Trip #28: Oct 10-17 (7 day) Ultra-limited Load

October 17th, 2020|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good afternoon anglers,

We made a pit stop on our way home and scraped up a couple handfuls of yellowtail this morning. We didn’t catch many but they were all big ones (18-25lbs). They all came on the yo-yo lure. We were fishing deeper today so the full size salas 6x and the tady 4/0 were the way to go. Here’s Justin and Dale again with a nice one to finish off the trip with.

Captain Mike and the boys

A beautiful yellowtail to finish off the trip!

Oct 162020

Trip #28: Oct 10-17 (7 day) Ultra-limited Load

October 16th, 2020|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning anglers,

We’ve had a great morning here steadily picking on mixed grade yellowtail. They’re all coming on the yoyos and the fly lined sardine. The fish are 10-30lbs, with most of them are in the 15 lb range. A handful are 28-30lbs. Good steady action here. We’ll check back later.

Captain Mike and the boys

p.s. Check out the new Tackle Tip Thursday on yo-yo irons!

Paul and our first fish of the day

Good evening anglers,
Our bite in the morning tapered off just before lunch so we took off in search of more. We were not disappointed. We had a sonar school this afternoon of 12-15lb biting yellowtail. Fly-lined baits and yo yo jigs were the best method again. We’re going to be traveling up the line and fishing the beach somewhere again tomorrow.

Captain Mike and the boys

Chuck’s nice one!

Oct 152020

Trip #28: Oct 10-17 (7 day) Ultra-limited Load

October 15th, 2020|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good afternoon anglers,

We’re traveling down the line today to be in position for yellowtail tomorrow morning. We’ve been looking for a dorado kelp all morning. We found the golden ticket just before lunch. It’s “aquarium style fishing” on 8-14lb dorado. Good action on some biting fish!

We’re going to be traveling the rest of the day.

Captain Mike and the boys

Here’s Dale with one of our larger models

Oct 142020

Trip #28: Oct 10-17 (7 day) Ultra-limited Load

October 14th, 2020|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good evening anglers,

We had a very long morning driving around looking for these big bluefin. They pulled a “no show” until late afternoon. We got on them about 4pm and they wanted to bite pretty good, especially right before the sun went down. Here’s a few from today’s catch. We’re going to be looking for a kelp in the morning and fishing for yellowtail in the afternoon somewhere on the beach.

Captain Mike and the boys

Late afternoon bluefin bite

Oct 122020

Trip #28: Oct 10-17 (7 day) Ultra-limited Load

October 12th, 2020|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning anglers,

We’ve had a steady pick on 30-50lb bluefin this morning. We’re seeing some incredible sign here today. It’s not very easy to get a bite but the fly lined bait on 25lb seems to be the best method. Some guys are getting bites on 40lb. But we have lots of casualties. We’ll see what this afternoon brings.

Captain Mike and the boys

Mike with his morning bluefin caught on the sinker rig

Good evening anglers,

We started sliding down south and ran into some bigger bluefin this afternoon. We got lots of bites but only managed to land a few. But it was a very good sign. We’re going to give this another whirl tomorrow and see if we can’t get everyone one of these big bluefiin.

Captain Mike and the boys

Gary and a trophy 120# bluefin!

Oct 112020

Trip #28: Oct 10-17 (7 day) Ultra-limited Load

October 11th, 2020|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good evening anglers,

We had a very frustrating slow morning, however our afternoon stop made up for it all. We had a nice steady plunker on 30-50lb bluefin with 50-70lb yellowfin mixed in. It was tough to get a bite on anything heavier than 25lb making it very difficult to land these fish this morning. Our stop this afternoon we were able to get bites on 40 and 50lb test. We’re going to give it another shot tomorrow.

Captain Mike and the boys

Brothers Tom and Tim with a pair of bluefin tuna