Trip Reports

Nov 5 (Oct 30-Nov 7) Ultra-limited load

Hello anglers:

We tried for yellowtail on the coast yesterday and only had a sample. We looked at multiple spots through the day and saw some fish but they didn’t bite.
We are traveling north in good weather today. Breaking tackle down and cleaning the boat.

Captain Art and Team Searcher

Good fishing on The Ridge now, with a chance at landing a tuna this size. Congrats Janette!

November 6th, 2022|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Nov 4 (Oct 30-Nov 7) Ultra-limited load

Hello anglers:

We had some tough conditions today with lots of wind. We had a little action on smaller yellowtail and we released some and tagged a few. The wind backed off at noon so we were able to troll around a little. We had a couple people without a wahoo for this trip, so we let them troll and watch all the trolling rods.
 
One of our long time Searcher family members,  Pat Graham, was lucky enough to land a wahoo. We started travelling north this afternoon to try for yellowtail tomorrow on the coast.

Captain Art and Team Searcher

Happy about his wahoo!

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

Nov 3 (Oct 30-Nov 7) Ultra-limited load

Hello anglers:

The tuna fishing continues to be good and everyone now has plenty. The weather has changed significantly with more wind, so we’ll be watching where we go from here.

We were able to troll around this morning and had some wahoo action. We are hoping to try again after lunch.

Captain Art and Team Searcher

70# wahoo caught on the troll! 

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

Nov 2 (Oct 30-Nov 7) Ultra-limited load

Hello anglers:

Great action on 12-35# tuna this morning. The tuna started to bite before daylight and continued until 10 am. Everyone had a great chance  at landing a yellowfin. Live sardine was the best method.

We trolled for wahoo and found a few in the afternoon. There was some opportunities and half the group landed a wahoo.

Captain Art and Team Searcher

Matt caught this nice one on a wahoo bomb

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

Nov 1 (Oct 30-Nov 7) Ultra-limited load

Hello anglers:

We arrived at the 13 fathom spot ths afternoon. We trolled around for an hour with no wahoo strikes, so we dropped the anchor.

We had some action on 12- 40 pound yellowfin tuna. We stayed busy until sunset and everyone had a chance at a tuna.

We are spending the night and trying again tomorrow.

Captain Art and Team Searcher

John and his 40# yellowfin tuna caught on live sardine

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

Oct 31 (Oct 30-Nov 7) Ultra-limited load

Hello anglers:

It’s rigging day.

We had a seminar this morning to cover all the methods possible for the next few days on The Ridge. The great thing about The Ridge is the variety. When you cast out, you never know what you’re going to catch. We hope to have some action on yellowfin tuna, yellowtail, dorado and wahoo.

Everyone is in the process, with crew help, of getting set up for tomorrow afternoon.

Captain Art and Team Searcher

Shane adds new line to loaner gear in preparation for fishing at The Ridge

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

Oct 31 (Oct 30- Nov 7) Ultra limited load

Hello all,

We had a seminar this morning covering all the methods possible for the next few days on the Ridge! The great thing about the ridge is the variety. When you cast out you never know what you’re going to catch. We hope to have some action on yellowfin tuna, yellowtail , dorado and wahoo. Everyone is in the process with the crew help getting set up for tomorrow afternoon. Here is Shane setting up some of our loaner gear with new linne for one of our passengers.

Captain Art & Team Searcher

EVENING REPORT

CAPTION FOR PHOTO

October 31st, 2022|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Oct 28 (Oct 22-30) Ultra limited load

Good evening,

On the slower side for yellowtail fishing today. We had a good shot in the morning but I think we weren’t quite ready. We saw fish later in the afternoon that didn’t cooperate.  Lots of big bass and other miscellaneous throughout the day though.

Captain Mike and the boys

EVENING REPORT

CAPTION FOR PHOTO

October 29th, 2022|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Oct 27 (Oct 22-30) Ultra limited load

Good morning,

We are kelping our way up to be in position to fish yellowtail tomorrow. We’ve had a couple good kelps this morning for “all-you-want” dorado. No wahoo on any of them yet. We didn’t tag a whole lot of fish today since anglers are saving tags for tomorrow.

Starting to get a little breezy here now hopefully theres a wahoo kelp on the bow.

Captain Mike and the boys

Dorado coming over the rail!

October 27th, 2022|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|
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