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Jul 152021

Jul 15 (4 day trip) Poseidon Fishing Adventures

July 15th, 2021|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Hello anglers,

Here’s our mid-day report from the tuna grounds: We have seen several spots of fish that are not cooperating. They just aren’t interested in what we have to offer right now. We’ve landed a few, but it has been slow catching. Hoping for better action this afternoon.

Nightime report: We saw lots of fish last night without any biters. Will try some more tonight.

Captain Art and Team Searcher

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Candy’s 50# bluefin came on board  after she offered a live sardine on 40 pound line and fluorocarbon

Hello anglers,

What a tremendous sign of fish we saw this afternoon! Unfortunately lots of it wouldn’t bite but we did have some opportunities, and the fish we did land are 50-80 pounds. All the fish are being caught with a flyline sardine.

The weather is great and we hope to catch a few tonight. Stay tuned!

Captain Art and Team Searcher

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Happy angler Friday!

Jul 152021

Jul 14 (4 day trip) Poseidon Fishing Adventures

July 15th, 2021|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Hello anglers,

We had a nice start this afternoon on our annual 4-day trip with Poseidon Fishing Adventures on board. We had some opportunities to fish mixed-size bluefin tuna. We had fish in the 40 -50 pound class, a few 70-80 pound fish, and four fish over 100 pounds.

TACKLE TIP: A flyline sardine on 40-80 pound line with matching florocarbon leader and a 2/0-4/0 circle hook.

We’re having dinner and then trying for more tuna tonight.

Captain Art and Team Searcher

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Lucky angler caught this 125# bluefin on 50# with a live sardine

Jul 132021

Jul 13 (3 day trip) Limited load

July 13th, 2021|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning anglers,

We had some good flat fall fishing last night on 70-130# bluefin from 3 -5 am.  We fired up and went about a mile and stopped on a massive school of mixed grade fish(20-150lbs).  We’ve been plunking since the sun came up with 2-5 fish going.  It’s pretty good fishing this morning, lots of heartbreaks, lots of success, and lots of fun.

Captain Mike and the boys

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Laura caught this 110# by flylining 40lb

Good evening anglers,

We had steady action action all afternoon.  We got into another plunker on some more manageable grade today.  The stop this afternoon was on 25-60lbers.

As for the tackle tip today: 40lb flylined sardine was the ticket.  Some were getting bites fly lining 50lb and that was even better.

We’re headed home now everyone is tired from fishing all day and all night the last 3 days, so no flat falling tonight.

Captain Mike and the boys

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Lisa with a 50# bluefin hooked by soaking a bait on 50lb

Jul 132021

Jul 12 (3 day trip) Limited load

July 13th, 2021|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning anglers,

We got into the zone late in the evening on Sunday.  We saw a very good sign of school-grade fish and very good sign of jumbo-size bluefin. They didn’t react or bite before the sun went down, but we got some very good opportunities on 100-200lb fish on the flat falls

We’re still seeing it here this morning just not getting any bites yet. 

Captain Mike and the boys

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Ryan and Mark and their flat fall trophies!

Good evening anglers,

We had a long morning of non-biting fish, but we finally got on some biters here in the afternoon.  We worked through 30 miles of water. Most of it had good sign of bluefin from 20-200lbs in it.

We finally got on some biting fish this afternoon and got pretty busy right before dark on 30-70lb bluefin.  We’re starting to get some bites on the flat falls as well now.  

Captain Mike and the boys

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Ashley with a 70lber she caught on fly lined 40lb

Jul 92021

Jul 9 (3 day trip) sponsored by Seeker Fishing Rods

July 9th, 2021|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Hello anglers:

(Due to an issue with satellite connection this trip, fishing photos will be shared after the trip!)
We got started on our annual Seeker Rods sponsored trip with Sophia H as pro-staffer on board. We are off to a good start this trip with some action yesterday afternoon. And then we had some action last night on 20-30 pound bluefin tuna with a few yellowfin mixed in.  Oh, and the weather is awesome!

Captain Michael and the boys

Searcher regulars, Maria and Daniel, sporting their new Seeker hats!

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Sophia H of Seeker Fishing Rods does her raffle–winner winner!

Hello anglers:

(Due to an issue with satellite connection this trip, fishing photos will be shared after the trip!)
Today we saw lots and lots of bluefin tuna schools, but we couldn’t get them to bite. Later in the day, we found some yellowtail to work on. Flylining a sardine was the best method.

We are hoping for some night action from these bluefin tonight. Wish us luck!

Captain Michael and the boys

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Group photo at the dock. Thanks to  Seeker Fishing Rods for the cool hats!

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Jul 4-6 (1.5 day trip)

July 6th, 2021|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good evening anglers,

We had a little opportunity last night on the flat falls and managed some 100+lbers on the way down to the area we wanted to fish  The rest of the day was very slow for us. There was a very good sign this morning, but the fish were not reacting and the sign seemed to dissipate throughout the day. We’re seeing them now again tonight. We’re hoping for another flat fall hit this evening.

Captain Mike and the boys

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Valerie and her 130lber

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Jul 3 (3 day trip)

July 3rd, 2021|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning anglers,

We are seeing some sign this morning and we had a nice little plunker.  We’re hoping to get back on them this afternoon.  It’s the same sort of fishing–slow plunker style. We’re moving to a new spot now.

Captain Mike and the boys

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Rick and his 20# from this morning’s plunker.

Good evening anglers,

We got back on the fish this afternoon and got a shot at some nice 20-60lb bluefin.  They were biting so we settled into a nice plunker right before the sun went down on primarily 50lbers.  We’ll call it a pretty fun afternoon.  It’s a very good sign, and we hope it keeps up!

Captain Mike and the boys

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James caught this one on a fly line

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Jul 2 (3 day trip)

July 2nd, 2021|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good evening anglers,

We opted to go west this afternoon (7/1)and on the way out we saw a fair amount of 20-60lb bluefin. On the way out we tried a few spots and landed one 50-lber.  The rest were not cooperative.  We kept sliding west and got an opportunity in the evening right before the sun went down on 20-lbers with light line and small hooks.

We finally managed to get on a spot of 25lbers and plunked up a few on light line.

We made a move to a new area today (7/2) and are seeing incredible sign.  It took awhile, but we settled into a plunker at about 10am and drifted for a bit picking up one-two at a time.  The grade we’re seeing is 20-100+lbs.  We have one 50-lber for our day and the rest are 20-30lb. It’s very tough to get a bite but the light line finesse guys and gals are having some success.  

Captain Mike and the boys

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Here is Shannon and Captain Ryan with a catch from this morning!

Good evening anglers,

We had a steady plunker fishing all day on 20-50lb bluefin. We drifted almost all day.  And it’s the same situation as this morning where it’s tough to get a bite, so we are using light line and small hooks. There’s still a very good sign around however.

We’re all having a good with here great weather and enjoyable fishing.  We’re starting to see some yellowfin mixed in. We caught a couple yesterday.  Hopefully sign of more to come.

Captain Mike and the boys

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A few yellowfin showed up!

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Jun 30 (2.5 day trip)

July 1st, 2021|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good evening anglers,

We had a very long day on the bluefin grounds.  Incredible sign, however it was very difficult to get a bite.  We stopped on schools of 25-150lb fish and schools that were 150-200lbs all day. They would boil around but wouldn’t bite the hooks.

We finally managed to get on a spot of 25lbers and plunked up a few on light line.

Captain Mike and the boys

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Irene’s first Searcher catch! Welcome aboard!