Trip Reports
Oct 302021

Oct 29 (8-Day Trip) Ultra-limited load to Guadalupe Island

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

Good morning anglers,

We made a 120 mile move last night and found some good water in the dark. We started seeing school-grade yellowfin as soon as the sun came up and we’ve been striking them up all morning now.

We’re catching them on dolphin, sonar schools and blind jig strikes.  We are fly lining sardines and getting them on the mega baits and colt snipers. Lots of action this morning, lots of bites, lots of fun and nice weather.

CAptain Mike and the boys

Good evening anglers,

We stayed steady on the school-grade yellowfin today. We were still getting strikes as the sun was setting.  It was all-day action with a lot of stopping and going, and getting lots of bites.

We’re going to move up another 60 miles and fish the morning before wrapping up the trip and heading back to Ensenada.

Captain Mike and the boys

Oct 292021

Oct 28 (8-Day Trip) Ultra-limited load to Guadalupe Island

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

Good evening anglers,
We got into the beach yesterday and the conditions were pretty off, but we saw fish.  They just weren’t biting.  We hung in there for the night hoping for some different conditions.  We woke up this morning and it looked a little better. We scratched up a few, started working up and the water started getting worse.

So we doubled back and when we got back down to where we wer,e it all looked right and we got on a school of yellowtail that wanted to play.  Patience paid off. We got a pretty good hit this afternoon. Very good fishing on the yo yo surface iron and fly lined baits.  We got our fix of these yellowtail so we’re running up for tuna tomorrow.

Captain Mike and the boys

Oct 272021

Oct 26 (8-Day Trip) Ultra-limited load to Guadalupe Island

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

Good evening anglers,

It was tough going at the island today. We had wind and swell which meant the weatherside of the island was not an option for us to fish.  We saw a decent sign of 100+lb yellowfin first thing this morning however.  We caught a few quickly this morning and it looked like were going to get rolling, but it went stone cold.  We left the island around 2pm with a handful of these trophies. We’ll be in on the beach fishing yellowtail tomorrow.

Captain Mike and the boys

Joe boated this beauty at Guadalupe

Oct 262021

Oct 25 (8-Day Trip) Ultra-limited load to Guadalupe Island

October 26th, 2021|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning anglers,

This morning we saw excellent sign of 50-75lb yellowfin here at Guadalupe Island. And although we had good enough conditions, the fish just weren’t cooperating.  This could have been a result of our timing, but we did get a little sample so we’re fired up and on the hunt for more.


Captain Mike and the boys

Tony’s looking pretty happy with his catch!

Good evening anglers,

It was a long afternoon but the evening action made up for it!  We prowled around the island and ended up on the backside.  From about 4pm to sundown we had 100-120lb yellowfin and 30-45lb yellowtail crashing around the boat.  Very promising sign for tomorrow!   Going to try make some bait tonight and excited for what tomorrow will bring.
Capt Mike and the boys

Here’s David with the jackpot leader right now, a 120lb yellowfin!

Oct 252021

Oct 24 (8-Day Trip) Ultra-limited load to Guadalupe Island

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

Good evening anglers,

We arrived at Guadalupe Island today about 3pm and started working our way down. After a few different anchor jobs and attempts, we glassed a spot of 75-100lb yellowfin jumping around so we ran back up and put the anchor down. About 5:30 they immediately started boiling around. We never hooked one however a nice spot of 20-30lb yellowtail got on us and we started hooking them right away. We ended up with a nice little sample. so we have a good starting point for tomorrow.

Captain Mike and the boys

Oct 212021

Oct 21 (7-Day Trip) Ultra-limited load to Guadalupe Island

October 21st, 2021|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Hello all,
We are trying again for good-grade yellowfin tuna and yellowtail this morning, and we have had some success so far!  We see signs of tuna around the boat but it is tough to get a bite. We are hopeful this afternoon will be easier like the other day.
Captain Art &
Team Searcher
Here is Scott with a nice yellowfin tuna landed on 50 pound line and floro carbon.

Hello anglers,

We had high hopes for the afternoon but we never had any current to make the fish bite. The fish we landed are nice ones though. We are headed to Ensenada to clear customs and will be home on Saturday.

Captain Art and Team Searcher

Rick and Capt Armando with a nice yellowfin tuna and the island in the background

Oct 202021

Oct 20 (7-Day Trip) Ultra-limited load to Guadalupe Island

October 20th, 2021|Categories: Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Hello anglers,

We focused on yellowtail today with some success. All the fish were in the 30-50 pound class and the majority were caught on a live bait and a dropper loop set up. Set up with 80-100 pound line, a 7/0 J-hook, a 16 ounce sinker and send it to the bottom.

Capt Art and Team Searcher

Allen with a nice one!

Oct 192021

Oct 19 (7-Day Trip) Ultra-limited load to Guadalupe Island

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

Hello anglers,

We’re having a different day today with different conditions and it’s more difficult to get a bite. So we have to modify our plan. We see plenty of fish today, but they are not in the biting mode . We have high hopes for this afternoon.

More later.

Capt Art and Team Searcher

Jerry from Kentucky and his 107 pound tuna, currently is a contender for jackpot

Hello anglers,

We had a successful afternoon today with good action on 80-110 pound yellowfin and a few 45-50 pound yellowtail. The same method was successful today: 60 pound line and fluorocarbon, and a 1/0 circle hook with a live sardine. We are headed to the other side of the island tomorrow to try for some of those big yellows.

Captain Art and Team Searcher

Mark’s 49# yellow was landed on 80 pound line, a dropper loop rig and a nose hooked mackerel.

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