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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

Oct 102020

Trip #27: Oct 4-10 (6 day) Ultra-limited Load

October 10th, 2020|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning anglers,

We made a pit stop on the way home today on the beach. We got some action on yoyo jigs on some bigger yellowtail. The anglers working at it were rewarded nicely with a few 20-25lb yellowtail to go along with a few bottom grabbers. We’re going to give it another hour and then pack up and head home.

Captain Mike and the boys

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Oct 82020

Trip #27: Oct 4-10 (6 day) Ultra-limited Load

October 8th, 2020|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning anglers,

We slid down the beach for some action and we got it. We had some tough fishing conditions and the yellowtail aren’t too eager yet this morning but we’re scratching some 12-18lb yellowtail. It’s sonar fishing up and down the beach. The best methods have been with the lures, like a surface iron or yoyo lure.

Captain Mike and the boys.

Frank used a Salas 6x to snag this 15# yellowtail

Good evening anglers,

We were able to get a few more yellowtail through the sea lions this afternoon before the wind came up. There is good sign in this section of coast, it’s just tough to fish when it’s windy. We will be looking up the beach tomorrow for some more action before we have to call it a trip.

Captain Mike and the boys

Ben and Ann with a pair of yellows caught on fly line and yoyo lure