Trip Reports

Jackpot winners and fish counts

Trip Reports
Sep 302021

Sep 30 (7-Day Trip) Seeker Trip to Guadalupe Island

September 30th, 2021|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning anglers,

We had a pretty good opportunity this morning on the yellowfin in the 50-90lb range.  We are having a run of bad luck at the moment, losing them for one reason or another. We’re managing to boat a few though.  It’s a very good sign, it’s shaping up to be another nice afternoon here.

Captain Mike and the boys

Good evening anglers,

We had some very good opportunity today.  We suffered heavy losses however for various reasons, pulled hooks, broken line, bite offs, rocks, sharks, you name it.  We are seeing more and more of this 50-70lb class yellowfin each day now. Things look very promising coming up here.  We pieced together a nice day and are on our way to make some bait for tomorrow.  We’re going to change gears and fish the backside of the island for yellowtail tomorrow.  The weather looks great and we’re all excited.

Captain Mike and the boys

Sep 292021

Sep 29 (7-Day Trip) Seeker Trip to Guadalupe Island

September 29th, 2021|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning anglers,

We tried for the “threepeat” on our spot from the last two days. It did not work out since we saw less fish and less life today. We scratched a few but it didn’t feel right.

We went for a tour and found a nice area down the island a little bit. We are just trying to get established but already see them boiling around the boat . Looks like it might be a good afternoon.

Captain Mike and the boys

A classic Guadalupe day with Seeker Rods

Good evening anglers,

Our new location turned out to be a productive one!  We had a good afternoon that started with 50-60lbers and soon turned into 90-110lbers boiling around the boat biting the fly-lined 80lb. Pretty fun afternoon here.

We’re going to try make some bait tonight and try here again in the morning.

Captain Mike and the boys

Sep 282021

Sep 28 (7-Day Trip) Seeker Trip to Guadalupe Island

September 28th, 2021|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning anglers,

We’ve had some action on the yellowfin again this morning and it’s the same grade as yesterday. Same spot, beautiful weather. The sharks are getting a few more this morning than they did yesterday afternoon, but we’re still getting some despite them.

The anglers fishing 60# aren’t landing a whole lot, but those using 80lb are coming in for the most part.

Captain Mike and the boys

Fred, pro-staffer with Seeker Rods

Good evening anglers,

We had another good flurry here this afternoon. We’re still on our first anchor job from yesterday and are still seeing a pretty good sign here throughout the day.  Around the flurries we were able to scratch up some beauties. The majority of the evening fish were 90-100lbs. 

The sharks definitely got their share today but seemed to back off late in the day. We’re made some mackeral when the sun went down and are going to hang tight for another night and see what the morning brings.  

Captain Mike and the boys

Captain Mike and Anne with a Guadalupe-grade yellowfin tuna

Sep 272021

Sep 27 (7-Day Trip) Seeker Trip to Guadalupe Island

September 27th, 2021|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good evening anglers,

We arrived on scene at 1pm and started seeing scattered sign of yellowfin right away. We put our anchor down around 2pm and started picking pretty quickly on 75lb yellowfin. A few are bigger, a few smaller.

The sharks were a bit of a menace and they got their share, but we got ours too. We see some sign of yellowtail here as well and picked off a few beauties. We’re going to try it again tomorrow.

Thank you to Fred and the Seeker team for sponsoring this trip and bringing great giveaways!

Captain Mike and the boys

Kevin gets his trip started off right. (Nice hat!)
Sep 252021

Sep 25 (2-Day Trip) Private Charter

September 25th, 2021|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Hello all.

We started our trip last night flat falling for bigger bluefin tuna. We saw plenty of fish but they didn’t bite that great! We got a sample of fish in the 100 pound range. We have been anchored since daylight with plenty of opportunity to catch a bluefin. The weather is great with no wind and very little sea condition.

Same method as before with a live sardine and 30 pound line and a small hook.

Captain Art & Team Searcher
Capt Art and a happy angler with a fish that he landed after Capt Art hooked it and handed it off.

Hello anglers:

We has steady action today on bluefin  tuna. We had opportunities all day to land a nice one. There were mostly 25-40 pound fish with an occasional 60-70 pound fish.

Captain Art and Team Searcher

 

Sep 242021

Sep 23 (3-Day Trip) Private Charter

September 24th, 2021|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Hello all,

We had the same fishing program today except with a midday stop for some bottom fishing for fish taco meat. We had plenty of opportunity to land a bluefin tuna. We are still having success with a flylined live sardine on 30-pound line and a small hook.

Captain Art and Team Searcher

Sep 222021

Sep 22 (3-Day Trip) Private Charter

September 22nd, 2021|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Hello anglers,

We had a little action last night flat falling lures on a school of larger bluefin tuna. We had multiple bites and capitalized on 7 fish over 100 pounds and one or two could be 200 pounds.Currently we are anchored and hooking 30-40 pound bluefin. This morning it is all flyline sardine with 30 pound line and floro carbon and a #1 hook.

Captain Art & Team Searcher

Here is a photo of one of the biggest fish we landed last night.

Hello anglers,

We had some good action at times today with plenty of opportunities to catch a quality bluefin tuna. The weather is up a little tonight, so we hope it diminishes so we can try flat falling again. Flyline sardine was the prefered method. Trying this spot again tomorrow.

Captain Art and Team Searcher

Congrats, Ben!

Sep 192021

Sep 19 (3-Day Trip) sponsored by Penn Fishing

September 19th, 2021|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning anglers,

Pretty rough weather out here today making fishing difficult. We started on the anchor this morning, and were seeing good sign of yellowtail and some sign of bluefin.  We caught a few yellowtail but no tunas.  We see some sign of big bluefin but not the quantity we were seeing yesterday. We started looking around and we’re just getting back on it. The weather’s calming down so we are hoping for a big afternoon.

Captain Mike and the boys

Good evening anglers,

The weather calmed down quite a bit in the afternoon and there was a very good sign of big bluefin this afternoon. They were not very cooperative however . We did have a few bites on the sinker rig, including this one Logan landed weighing in at 160lbs. We had a few kite bites as well, most of which did not stick.

Captain Mike and the boys

Sep 182021

Sep 18 (3-Day Trip) sponsored by Penn Fishing

September 18th, 2021|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning anglers,

We had some opportunity to catch some trophies last night when we arrived on scene at about 11pm. We managed a handful, including this 200+-pounder.

We’re seeing some incredible sign of 70lb class fish at the moment. We had a very good opportunity first thing in the morning but didn’t fare too well.  We’ve got the cobwebs out and we’re scratching away at this beautiful grade of bluefin.

Captain Mike and the boys

A trophy!

Good evening anglers,

We scratched up a nice day on 25-90lb bluefin today. There was an absolutely incredible sign here all day. It’s really a sight to see. They were not in the biting mood however. 40lb test fly lined bait was the go-to rig. Long drifts and picky fishing. We’re going for trophies tonight.

Captain Mike and the boys