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Trip #27 Accurate 7-day trip (Oct 19-26)

Hello anglers,

We moved up the island a ways this morning and we found fish.  We got on a mix of yellowfin tuna and yellowtail.  The yellowfin are 50-60lbs and the yellowtail are 25-40lbs.  We see bigger fish around and working on landing some.Here is Bryan and Pax with a 35lb yellowtail and a 50 lb yellowfin. 

 They're boiling all around the boat right now hopefully they keep biting. Wish us luck. 

~Captain Mike and the Boys

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Trip #27 Accurate 7-day trip (Oct 19-26)

Good evening anglers, We had a slow day of fishing this afternoon. There is good sign of this mixed grade 30-60lb fish here. It boiled around the boat for hours, but we struggled to get them to bite the hook. Most of the fish we did hook didn't come up whole, or got away Hopefully we paid our dues here today. Here's a 50+lb that fell victim to the tax man. We'll check back in the morning. Captain Mike and the Boys

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Trip #27 Accurate 7-day trip (Oct 19-26)

Good morning anglers, 
We got to the Guadalupe Island this morning at sunrise and started seeing scattered fish right away.  It did not take long for us to find a nice school of mixed grade yellowfin tuna 30-60lbs.  We have landed a few and lost a few as of now.  They are boiling all around the boat.  We're going to hang in tough here and wait for bite time.  Here is Tim and Captain Armando with the first yellowfin tuna to hit the deck today.
~Captain Mike and the Boys

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Trip #27 Accurate 7-day trip (Oct 19-26)

Good Morning anglers,
With the amount of fish we saw yesterday we opted to stay local this morning and take a shot at these Bluefin tuna again.  Before the sun came up we had just enough light to see and spotted a mega school of size extra large bluefin.  We had a little shot for a few hours this morning. We hooked around 15-20 80-200lb bluefin before 8:30am. Talk about starting your day off right.  The school we stopped on was really a sight to see. They blew up all around the boat.  Early in the stop we managed to land a couple of the "smaller" models on your tackle tip of the day flat falls.  As the stop progressed we started getting bites on the fly-lined sardine.  We then proceeded to get spooled and bit off over and over again.  We were definitely out matched and under gunned.  Time for us to pack in and move on. We are traveling south to our next destination. Beautiful traveling weather were going to be looking all day on our way south today.   Here's Me (Captain Mike) and Ted with what was a 90lb class bluefin tuna he landed. Well most of it, this one had its tail bitten off by a mako shark.
~Captain Mike and The Boys

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Trip #27 Accurate 7-day trip (Oct 19-26)

Good morning anglers, We left yesterday on our Accurate sponsored 7 day trip. We opted to fish local today due to weather and the quality of fishing in our backyard at the moment. We found a school of mixed grade yellowfin right at day light and managed to pick a few mixed grade yellowfin. Here's Bob B with an 18lb yellowfin he caught on a flylined sardine. Were off in the hunt for more right now. We'll check back later.Captain Captain Mike and the boys Good evening anglers, We slid out to the west this afternoon and were greeted by giant schools of bluefin tuna and yellowfin tuna. Just after lunch we stopped on a flat spot about a half mile across of mixed bluefin and yellowfin. These were mixed grade fish. The majority of what we caught were 25-35lb yellowfin and they wanted to bite a little bit. Here is Beth with a 30lb yellowfin tune she caught on 30lb test. Captain Mike and the boys

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Trip #26 Ultra-limited load 7-day trip (Oct 12-19)

Hello anglers, We had a great day fishing offshore today. We started the day with a school of mixed grade yellowfin tuna and skipjack. We had good action on 10-30 pound tuna and the skipjack were a lot of fun. we released a lot of skipjack and kept a few for poke. Everyone had their fill of yellowfin and so we decided to head west on a report of bluefin tuna schools. The last part of the day was spent on a big school of 40-55 pound bluefin tuna. They were biting! Capt Mike hooked and handed 10 fish! Not all were landed as usual due to the usual losses that occur with that size fish. We landed 16 of these good size bluefin tuna. Here is a group shot of the lucky anglers who landed at least one. This was a great ending to a great trip! Capt Art and Team Searcher

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Trip #26 Ultra-limited load 7-day trip (Oct 12-19)

Hello anglers, We had some slow action today at the island, but we had our chances in the afternoon with plenty of fish around. They just weren't biting as well as we would like. We elected to leave a day early and travel up to the local fishing zone as there has been some excellent fishing for yellowfin tuna there. We will be there early Friday morning and will spend our last day fishing there. Wish us luck. Here is Dave N and Capt Art with a nice tuna. Capt Art and Team Searcher

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Trip #26 Ultra-limited load 7-day trip (Oct 12-19)

Hello anglers, We've had a little slower day today until about 5 pm, when the tuna wanted to bite a little. Everyone had opportunities to land a nice tuna. Here is Gene B and Capt Mike with a nice fish. We have high hopes for tomorrow. Capt Art and Team Searcher

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Trip #26 Ultra-limited load 7-day trip (Oct 12-19)

Hello anglers, We had a nice day overall with plenty of opportunities to catch a quality tuna. And we saw lots of fish all day, but they didn't bite as well as we hoped. The weather again was awesome, warm and sunny with light winds. We have high hopes for tomorrow. Here is long-time Searcher customer Dale B with a 51 pound yellowfin, which is  a jackpot contender. Capt Art and Team Searcher

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Trip #26 Ultra-limited load 7-day trip (Oct 12-19)

Hello anglers,

We have had great action again this morning! Incredible weather with light winds and sunny skies.Here is Tony M and Chef Dan with a nice tuna.

 Dan hooked the fish and handed the fish to Tony on one of our Demo outfits from Accurate Products and Seeker rods! (We have awesome demo gear on the boat.)

~Capt. Art and Team Searcher

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Trip #26 Ultra-limited load 7-day trip (Oct 12-19)

Hello anglers, We arrived at Guadalupe Island Sunday afternoon. It didn't take long for us to locate some fish and get the anchor down. Then we enjoyed steady action until dark. What a great start on 25-50 pound yellowfin! Live sardines with 30-40 pound line and fluorocarbon were the best method today. Here is Paul C with a nice 40 pound fish. Oh, and the weather is awesome! Capt Art and Team Searcher

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Trip #25 Ultra-limited load 7-day trip (Oct 5-12)

Hello anglers, We focused on yellowtail today. Everyone has enough yellowfin tuna! We tried various spots with not much success. We did find a few fish at the end of the day and they were nice size fish. A fly-line mackerel with 40-pound test, and yo-yo lure (blue/white and scrambled egg) with 40-60 pound line were the methods that worked. Everyone had a chance at landing a nice yellowtail. Here is Paul S with a 42 pound yellowtail which is a personal best for this long-time angler! We are headed north tonight to check in in Ensenada and then home for our next trip. Nice weather. Team Searcher

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Trip #25 Ultra-limited load 7-day trip (Oct 5-12)

Hello anglers,
We had some good opportunities in the last 2 hours of the day. Everyone ended up landing enough yellowfin tuna for the trip. Yellowfin catching has been great this trip.  Here is Anne L. with a nice tuna with Capt Armando. We are spending the night and trying for yellowtail tomorrow to finish the trip.
~Capt. Art and Team Searcher

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Trip #25 Ultra-limited load 7-day trip (Oct 5-12)

Hello anglers: We had good fishing today. Everyone had multiple chances at landing a nice yellowfin tuna. It took light line and small hooks to get a bite--30 pound line and a #2 hook with a fresh sardine was the method of choice. We had some losses that are associated with this size fish and lighter tackle but we had a good day anyway. Conditions were great, the weather was awesome. Here is Capt Art and Rick D with a nice tuna. And Matt R with a yellowtail. Capt Art and Team Searcher

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Trip #25 Ultra-limited load 7-day trip (Oct 5-12)

Hello anglers, We had steady action this afternoon after the current picked up. There was a very good sign of fish around us almost all day. A live sardine and 30-40 pound test with a # 2 J-hook was the preferred method. Here is Tanner S with a nice yellowfin tuna. We are staying in the same spot and trying again tomorrow. The weather is awesome with calm seas, light winds and it's sunny! Capt Art and Team Searcher

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Trip #25 Ultra-limited load 7-day trip (Oct 5-12)

Hello anglers, We have had slow fishing so far, though we have seen fish all morning. If we will get some current this afternoon. we are hoping the fish will bite. Here is Warren B with a 45 pound yellowfin tuna landed on 30 pound line and a live sardine. Capt Art and Team Searcher

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Trip #24: Ultra-limited load 6-day (Sept 29-Oct 5)

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Trip #25 Ultra-limited load 7-day trip (Oct 5-12)

Hello anglers, We arrived at Guadalupe island this afternoon. We saw a good sign of fish at our first spot and had action on 30-50 pound yellowfin tuna. We landed a few, fed a few to the sharks and had the usual losses. Just about everyone got to fight a fish or two. Here is Thom C and Justin with a nice one. It was a nice afternoon with awesome weather and we are looking forward to having a full day tomorrow.  Capt Art and Team Searcher

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Trip #24: Ultra-limited load 6-day (Sept 29-Oct 5)

Good evening anglers, We found an area of fish away from the sharks this afternoon, and were able to scratch up a few handfuls of these excellent 40-50lb yellowfin. Today was our last day in this zone.  Tomorrow we will be traveling up looking for kelps on our way home, hoping for a dorado or two.  Here is Bob with a 40lber he caught this afternoon on 40lb test and a flylined sardine. Captain Mike and the Boys
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